If you subscribe to The Perfume Society they will send you a box of delights among which are samples of eight scents with smelling notes.
The girls and I - with the odd comment from Mr. C. in the background - had great fun testing each fragrance on the blotter strips and noting our impressions, and then awarding them a star rating out of five. On our initial nosing, one perfume (not shown here) got nul points for its 'bubblegum/gel pens/too sweet vanilla/juvenile, and not in a good way' accord; three earned four stars apiece - Versace Crystal Noir, an oriental with white florals, Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps, 'like walking through a flower garden', and Atkinsons 24 Old Bond Street, 'woody/minty/masculine'; one got five stars, and that was Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel, 'very herbal/hillside/smells like Mum', that comment no doubt because I wear another Miller Harris fragrance, La Pluie, often.
Coming back to them later as the scents have developed on the blotters, I'd demote the Versace as it's on the bland side, but would keep as my favourites the Nina Ricci, Atkinsons, and Miller Harris. Later we might try answering some of the questions on the smelling notes such as (for Fleurs de Sel), "which character from a book you love might wear this fragrance?" - maybe a Mary Stewart heroine in the South of France?
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