Oregon summers can be hot, but with the efficient and effective central air conditioning of my last home, I never gave a second thought to the safety of my perfumes in their cabinet. Not so here. The humidity is high, the heat even higher, and our apartment is so inefficient, it might as well be clap-board.
So I packed up all, yes all!, of my bottles and refrigerated them. At first I planned to pull out a few at a time, or just go fridge diving each morning after choosing a SOTD (the boxes are still nicely displayed in the cabinet, for window shopping purposes), but then I realized that it’s the perfect opportunity to work my way through all of my 1mL samples, and newer decants. Those things don’t last forever, you know!
Many of the samples have been tested, others not. I may write about a fragrance that’s already been reviewed here at some point in the past, but these posts are meant to be the 1mL (snippet) version of The Perfume Review.
I’ve convinced Dionne and Anne-Marie to join me (though it’s still pretty darned cold in Canada, and summer is ending in Australia) and I hope that these little snippets will be fun for all, no matter what the weather where you’re at.
I’ll see you tomorrow as we kick off Sample Summer!
Above image is my mare, Dagny, on a bright summer day in 2007.