That's right kids. My goal is to not just sample, but full on wear for a minimum of 4 hours, a different scent every single week day of 2011. Yes, even if 5 minutes after I put it on I'd rather remove my skin than keep smelling it. Yes, more or less without rhyme or reason as to season, note, etc. To give myself a break, I'm excluding weekend days and also will occasionally rotate in a scent I know and own and love, but each one can only be worn once for the entire year.
Once a week I will post a week long wrap up, and announce the favorite scent of the week. The very best scents will be set aside for the honor of full-length bloggy love. Others will be given away to the first person willing to take a lovelorn sample off my hands.
Also, in honor of those of you who were so excited to get a mixed CD in one of my previous drawings, once a month there will be a scent and song drawing. The winner will receive a copy of the mix CD from my music diary that month or a mix inspired by a particular scent/note/perfumey theme, whichever strikes my fancy. FN1. FN2.
We will see how close I get.
FN1. For those of you who don't know, a few years ago I ran across an article wherein Cameron Crowe talked about how he did the music for Almost Famous. He started by going back to the monthly mix tapes he made during the period the film is set. I thought, how awesome. A musical history of your life! So I started keeping, at minimum, a playlist for every month as part of my New Years resolution that year. That was back in 2002 or 2003, and I've been doing it more or less ever since.
FN2. Yes, we're back to footnotes. It's a sign I love you. Take it that way.