I love perfume. However, I suck at picking out scents. Over the years, I have smarted up to this fact, so I always take home samples of perfumes I am convinced I LOVE before I buy them. But once those yummy smelly fragrances actually get on my skin.. they don’t smell the same. (and most of the time they don’t smell as good) Maybe my skin hates perfume?
|Perfume Sample Graveyard|
When it comes to the perfumes I like, there are VERY few out there. I am not a REAL perfume person, I don’t like strong scents or anything flowery. I basically want to smell like a mini-marshmallow floating on a cotton candy cloud in a citrus-y sun shower. Sweet, but not too sweet. Fresh… but not like a dryer sheet. Is that too much to ask?
So when Pinrose contacted me, I was intrigued. Take a quiz.. and they will match you with a scent. Now I am so extremely picky when it comes to perfume that I never thought this would work. While taking the quiz, you are supposed to answer quickly. According to Pinrose, “…fragrance recommendations are generated from your instant right brain reactions.”
I got Merry Maker & Sugar Bandit. Merry Maker sounded right up my alley. Nectarine, rose and plum… that’s all me! But Sugar Bandit concerned me. The scent is explained as a mix of vanilla, cedarwood, and white chocolate. I didn’t sound like something I would like.
So I was lucky enough to get all the petal packs sent to me, which was SO much fun. Trying out a new fragrance everyday really made me a happy girl.
Sugar Bandit was next. I was prepared to smell like a chocolate bar all day long. Boy, was I WRONG! This smells AMAZING. Exactly what I have been looking for in a perfume. It was sweet, but subtle. I cannot put into words how much I love this scent. It was by far my favorite of the bunch. The quiz nailed it.
All the scents were pretty good actually. A few of my other favorites were Ballroom Philosopher, Renegade Starlet and Rooftop Socialite. The only one I really wasn’t crazy about was Campfire Rebel. It is explained like this, “Perfect for sipping whiskey in the woods after the rest of the tent has gone to bed.” It kind of reminded me of a drunk guy at a camp fire. But then again… not everyone wants to smell like a sweet, citrus blast, like me!
If you are looking for a really cool and different gift for your friends this holiday, I would go with a Pinrose Petal Pack. That way your friends can try every scent. (you should tell them to take the quiz, too) Each petal pack card explains the perfumes top, mid, and base scent. I thought it was fun that the cards also had a song and drink that explains the fragrance. The ladies at your holiday party will be fighting over this one. Or maybe I am just thinking of my friends.
Also, Pinrose just released 3 NEW scents for 2015! Click here to check them out!
Disclosure: I was compensated by Pinrose for my review, however all opinions are 100% my own!
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