Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What If I Mixed Them All Together

I finished using up all the packets of scents I had collected over the years. Out of that group, I liked the Avon Soft Musk and the Givenchy best. Now it's time to move on to these little sampler vials.

I collected all the ones I could find in the basket on the dressing table. It took a bit of moving to find the ones on the left, the loose vials, unattached to any kind of identifying card. As you can see, a couple have their names printed on them, but I have three for which I have no clue what they are. My goal now is to use all these up.

I started with the vial to the left. I suspect, judging by the sameness of the blue-topped vial to the right, it's the same scent. What that scent is, I haven't a clue, but, after a couple days of use, I will say it's not unpleasant. I have a bit of difficulty in getting the top off without some very minor splashing. With these vials, I'm not sure anyone can get them off all the time without having to wipe their hands on their body parts at least once.

It's probably going to take at least 2 weeks of near daily use to get through a vial. So, these 5 represent almost 2 months of scents. Once they are done, I can start in on the ones with cards.

I wondered what kind of scent I would make if I just dumped them all into an empty bottle. I have several of one scent. Would that one overpower the others? I'm just crazy enough to try that but I don't have a proper bottle to house the resulting liquid. So, I'll just start with one, finish it off and move on to another.

I found, with the samplers prior, scents can be remarkably similar. "The scents of exotic fruits, amber, patchouli, flowers, and spices." Or, "the intoxicating scents of sandalwood, vanilla, bitter orange, rose, gardenia, jasmine, amber, and mandarin". Shrug. We'll see. This is more about getting rid of than comparing or assessing worth. If I can find a bottle, I still may dump them all together just because I can.

Beverage:  Lipton tea


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