Oh dear. I post one of these little laments from time to time - sample storage hell. Like a lot of you, I have accumulated a seriously large collection of samples, and try as I might, I can't seem to stay on top of them. Yesterday I cleared out all the samples from my desk drawers at work and was shocked to discover a great many more than I first thought I had. I ended up hauling home two shopping bags' worth! Now, that is just the tip of the iceberg, as I have far more than this at home. Looking at the corner of my bedroom, I have boxes, bags and storage drawers full of samples.
A couple of months ago I started cataloguing my samples, but lost the will at the 300 mark, knowing I had plenty more to go. What also complicated matters is that since then, I have given samples away, lent some to others to try and received plenty more. Now, I am not saying that I don't like collecting samples, don't get me wrong, but I do struggle to keep on top.
So, onto crunch time. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has similar problems, or has solved such problem, and would also be interested to find out what storage and cataloguing solutions you have! And to top it all, I will randomly select a comment to win samples of the following Serge Lutens:
- Sa Majeste La Rose
- Gris Clair
- Feminite du bois
- Fleurs d'oranger
- Vitriol d'oeillet
I will also throw in two Annick Goutal samples, Passion and Le Mimosa, as well as a sample of the recently released Dueto Parfums, Lady Cool. Just ensure you provide me with a valid email address and I will contact the winner - comments open until midnight, UK time, on Wednesday 4 July.