Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
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Saturday Question: What Size Bottles Do You Prefer?
Recently the new owner of Sonoma Scent Studio, Brenda, asked the world of parfumerie what their favourite sizes for bottles is. I thought it an interesting question and it got me thinking. There were so many excellent answers in the thread too which made me think you all might like a go at it.
OK, in samples my ideal size is 2ml spray. That’s about 3 or 4 full wears, which is exactly enough to really live the fragrance, get some cross weather nuance and let my brain parse the scent enough to know if a Full Bottle is in my future. Less than that and I’m left questioning, more and I’ll never buy the Full Bottle because there’s still some left in a sample/decant around here somewhere.
Bottles is different. Having so much perfume I will rarely, if ever, be emptying the 100ml bottle I buy of anything. So lately I’ve taken to buying the smallest bottle of anything I can find, even though the juice is then relatively more expensive. The perfect example of this is the Hermessence line and their clever 15ml Travel Size sprays. I love these beauties so much. They are perfect travel accessories in your cabin baggage for pre landing spritzing, take up almost zero room in cupboard, case or handbag and they smell freaking awesome. 15ml is a LOT of fragrance, the only two I’ve had to rebuy so far are Vanille Galant and Cuir d’Ange.