I bought a couple of things in the past week.
Last week I ordered some decants from Surrender to Chance: Mono di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Oud, 3 ml. I didn't get a whole lot of oud from it and from a quick sniff it smells very perfumey. Armani Privé Bois d'Encens, 5 ml -- I'm a bit disappointed. The three Guerlain Les Déserts d'Orient, Encens Mythique d’Orient, Rose Nacrée du Désert, and Songe d’un Bois d’Éte, each 1.5 ml. I've only smelled the last so far. It reminded me of L'Artisan's Al Oudh. Annick Goutal Eau du Fier, 8 ml, since a full bottle seems unlikely. Finally, Serge Lutens Miel de Bois, 2 ml, just to see what the brouhaha was all about.
I also ordered a couple of things from Luckyscent. First, Phaedon Grisens was over half off, so I got that.
If you ordered more than $100 of stuff, you could add a code enabling you to receive a 20-piece surprise sample pack (see Luckyscent Gifts with Purchase in the drop down menu). I'm kind of impressed with what they sent: Amouage Ciel Man; Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud and Lumière Noire pour Femme; Lubin Gin Fizz and Black Jade; Parfums Nicolai Eau d'Été and Patchouli Intense; Juliette Has a Gun Mad Madame and Romantina; Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Ambre Précieux; Parfums Delrae Coup de Foudre and Bois du Paradise; Diptyque Tam Dao edt and Philosykos edp; Serge Lutens Serge Noire; By Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses, Flower of Immortality, and Love and Tears; Histoires de Parfums Vert Pivoine, 1889: Moulin Rouge, and Tubéreuse 2: Virginale; Profumum Antico Caruso; Costes; and finally, 10 Corso Como. Some of these I already had samples of, but a lot I really didn't, and several I would never have even asked to try.... so it is exposing me to some I wouldn't otherwise look at. Most of these were manufacturer's samples.
Anyway, as you can see, I have a lot of sniffing to do.
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