I’m the world’s biggest chicken for buying unsniffed; I rarely do it myself and encourage others to sample first when they place orders. Sometimes the notes can sound perfect but something just doesn’t work for you.
Three of the most popular scents on my list have been Tabac Aurea, Winter Woods, and Champagne de Bois, but the first two of those three have some musks in them that make a big difference to the scents and make them vary a lot to different people. Sample making isn’t my favorite thing, lol, but I would much rather people get samples first and then be happy with their full bottle choices. I do limit to ten samples or less per order because otherwise I spend all my time doing them, but that’s usually enough to find a few hits and get you started.
Most people need to sniff Fireside and Fireside Intense to choose between them (intense has some leather/animalic notes that regular does not have), and Winter Woods often ends up being the favorite of the three smoky woods scents for people who like a gentler, sweeter option.
Cameo was only on the list for a week before I had to take this break, so I hope some folks will sample that one. Jour Ensoleille is a bit different than before so it’s a good idea to sample first; the reformulated version has more prominent jasmine and sandalwood, and it has less prominent orange blossom and less of that little dirty hay note.
Just a few thoughts there before I open… 🙂