One way to use the perfumes I have (and quiet Inner Critic) is to share them with others. I'm planning a perfume party later this month and thinking about how I want to categorize/group/display them so that my guests can make sense of my collection.
By fragrance family (oriental, floral, chypre, etc.)
By perfume house (Guerlain, Hermes, L'Artisan, etc.)
By year (vintage to current)
By gender (I avoid this categorization in my own life, but it may make sense to others)
The crowd will be a mix of women and men; some that have a keen interest in perfume, some that are just beginning to experiment and others looking for a new signature scent.
Still hoping to uncover at least one perfumista among them, I want to offer abundant sampling in the most appropriate and logical way.
What do you suggest?
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