|My Serge Lutens samples|
Before I started this blog I was on a 9 months perfume break as I wanted to create an environment as natural as possible for my infant daughter. And before that I was pregnant, and everything smelled horrible. But now, I wanted to restart my perfume life and decided to get some samples from The Perfumed Court. I had an older Serge Lutens sample that I really liked so I wanted to try more from them. I figured I'd get something like 5 samples. But when I started looking which ones to get, both my kids were sick and literally climbing on me, screaming whenever I sat down by the computer. It was impossible o read up and make a decent choice. So when I saw that you could get all 24 non-exports Serge Lutens in a sampler pack, I just ran for it, thinking I might never have another opportunity to score samples (having kids is certainly helping me to live in the moment :) )
In retrospect, getting all 24 was a smart thing to do. I'm finding that I love some scents that I didn't think I'd do (i.e. Tubereuse Criminelle), and there are some I thought I'd like but didn't (i.e. Un Bois Sepia, Mandarin mandarine).
But, now I'm more than half way through the samples and, like the true perfume junkie I am, I need to get some more. The "getting several samples from one producer"-strategy seems to be working for me, so I've been thinking about who should be next. One idea is getting the Jayne Ormonde Discovery Set. Tauer has a sampler set and there is Aftelier, pricy but I'm very curious about their scents. Or is there anyone else? I'd love to get some ideas and recommendations!