Travelling Box of Perfume – an Idea

This weekend the temperature fell down by a whole 10 degrees, meaning it is much more pleasant to be outside. We also got some rain today, which caught me as I was cycling in the early afternoon. We really need rain, much more than what appeared this Saturday. But enough about the weather.


Today I’m writing this post to share with you an idea I had in my mind since few months ago. I’d like to find out if there would be any interest for doing a travelling box of perfume with me. The idea isn’t brand new, it has been done in the past, for example at Bois de Jasmin but I really do like this kind of activity and I think this could also bring our blog community even closer together. Concept behind travelling box of perfume is quite simple. I would assemble a box of samples and small decants and send it to the next participant who’d be the closest one to me by distance. Then that person would forward the box to the next person. A couple of rules would apply to make it neat:

  • From the box you receive you can take up to 5 samples just for you,
  • You should replace each sample you take with a new sample of your choice. If you wish you can add more to the box than you took.
  • Once you receive the box you should be able to post it to the next participant within 2 weeks.
  • I would also ask for your short comments about each fragrance you tested as well as which samples left the box and what you added. I will post updates from each participant.

Sounds fun? If you’re interested and would like to join please leave a comment under this post telling me where you reside. If there are some participants I’ll try to plan a route for our box.

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28 thoughts on “Travelling Box of Perfume – an Idea

  1. shelly says:

    That sounds quite interesting. Would it be just Europe or would the US be included? (I am interested but in California)

  2. MMKinPA says:

    I think that would be fun and I can already think of things to share! In Pittsburgh.

  3. Shiva-woman says:

    Well, I’m in California!
    And I love the samples from Anatole Lebreton, btw–allof them gorgeous! Thank you for the opportunity of the perfume puzzles! Grimoire is at the top, along with L’eau Scandaleuse which smells initially like a sexy Coco Chanel, not the flankers, the original Coco, but then takes some twists and turns and becomes more animalic. Bois Lumiere is buttery and woodsy. All three are amazing and I don’t know that I would have tried these, possibly ever– and now I’m saving for FB. Lebreton is an accomplished perfumer!
    Silage and longevity are above average and they are different and wearable. Thank you.

    So…. yes, about the box, I’ve got a few goodies to share! Here in California we need something to smell beside smoke. I’m up for it.

    • lucasai says:

      Wonderful, I am so happy you received your gift safe and sound. Like you, I like Grimoire the most. New Cornaline is nice for The summer. He is true artisan and a one man show, like Andy Tauer

  4. Coin-op says:

    This sounds like a wonderful idea! I’d love to participate πŸ™‚ I live in Pennsylvania, USA

  5. realbliss says:

    This sounds like fun and I would be happy to participate. I live in Michigan.

  6. hajusuuri says:

    I’m game, Lucas! I have a lot of niche, mostly dabber samples I would like to add to the box. I also have multiples of more mainstream that I will add. I’m in NJ.

  7. Nancyleandros says:

    I’d love to participate, Lucas! Traveling fragrance boxes are a lot of fun. I’m in Houston.

  8. Count me in! I have a lot of perfumes, both mainstream and niche. Shipping from Belgium.

  9. Undina says:

    I’m not sure how much I’d be interested in actually testing anything but I would love to get somewhere on the route of the box to contribute more samples. I’m in California.

    • lucasai says:

      Oh, you think there wouldn’t be much things you already didn’t knew πŸ˜‰ You don’t have to test everything πŸ˜‰

      Sure, I’ll make a note.

      • Undina says:

        I’m not saying I wouldn’t have a peak sniff, but these days I rarely test on skin anything I didn’t think first I wanted to test. So even if I get 10+ samples I’ve never tried, I might not want to put them on. But since I have many samples that I do not plan to test any longer, I’d love to share them with those who might have not tried them yet.

  10. Gabriela says:

    Ohh, great idea. Finally something that I can participate inside Europe. I’m in spain and love the idea!

  11. clarissa1812 says:

    I think it is a great idea!! I am in the US

  12. Lisa D says:

    This sounds like a grand idea! Count me in, if you would. I am in California.

  13. finanna says:

    Great idea! I’d love to join in and purge my stash:) I am from Europe (Finland).

  14. Sue K says:

    That sounds great! I live in Cleveland, Ohio in the US.

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