Saturday, October 6, 2012
Do You Like Smells? ScentBase!
I spent about a year culling my perfume stash - using up the dregs of full bottles I'd had lying around forever and tired of, selling off some BPALs that I knew I'd never wear in a million years, giving away samples to people here and there. I finally got it down to a manageable number, and then I was reading my friends list on Livejournal one day and a girl was selling a job lot of 95 imps (samples) and a bunch of full bottles I really liked the sound of, so on a whim I decided to buy the imps and four of the bottles. Then I found some Etsy shops that sounded kind of interesting and picked up some samples here and there and soon I was pretty much back where I had started. So this morning I spent a few hours sorting out and recataloguing all my perfumes on ScentBase. I have a whopping headache, but I'm all organised now!
ScentBase is a great way of keeping track of perfumes. It originally was only for indie perfume oils, but it has grown to accommodate commercial fragrances as well. You can also keep track of body lotions, soaps, lip balms - basically anything that is scented. Anyone can input new perfumes, so if you search for a brand or a scent that isn't there, you can add it yourself. If you're right into the indie perfume world, you can also set up a swap page, handy for when you're wheeling and dealing for new stuff!
The weird thing I've noticed about people who are into beauty products is that they are also into organising, so this site is a dream come true for a lot of us. Now if only someone would make one for makeup.
If you've got a big perfume stash and you're having trouble keeping track of it, get yourself a ScentBase account (it's free), and sort yourself out. And then be my friend.