I do love trying out new perfumes, but it isn’t really a good idea to try out loads at once in a shop. You know what happens: you go in (usually wearing a perfume already) and then try one on one wrist, another scent on the other wrist, and then there’s one that you can’t resist trying so you spray that further up your arm. The fragrances all blend into one and you have no real idea which one is which. You smell them later and you’ve forgotten which was which anyway. When you’re trying a new fragrance out, I find it best to live with it for a few days or a week or so. Then you can see how you like the scent when it’s first applied and later in the day too. You can see if you just liked something one day because of the mood you were in, or whether it’s something you will like all the time.
Usually though it’s difficult to get a sample bottle big enough and easy enough to be able to and want to use it over a week or two. Scentaddict is a subscription service that provides an answer to this. It’s a great way to either ring the changes or just to find the right scent for you. For your £12 a month subscription, you’ll receive a beautiful, travel-sized scentaddict atomiser filled with a 30-day supply of your chosen fragrance. If you try a scent and love it, you can redeem your £12 subscription against the largest size bottle of fragrance at The Fragrance Shop. The atomiser is small and light, so it’s perfect for travel and your handbag, but because it holds a 30 day supply, it won’t run out in a hurry.
I love the idea of seeking out a fragrance for the daytime and then trying some others to find something a little more heady for a night out say. It’s a lovely treat to pop through your letterbox once a month and I think it’s a good value way of trying out a lot of different scents because you can get your £12 back as a discount against a full bottle. There’s a great range too as there are over 250 fragrances from 50 designer brands to choose from.