So, the news on the fragrance forums is that first of all, as of tomorrow, Ebay will no longer permit the sale of decanted perfumes of any size or type. As I understand it, you will still be able to sell perfumes in their original containers (presumably, that means full or partially full bottles and carded samples). This is not good news for perfumistas, obviously, although I am actually very surprised that it was allowed for as long as it was. There are currently long threads at MakeupAlley, Perfume of Life and Basenotes if you want to read more on the subject.
Basenotes has gone a step further: they will no longer allow selling or swapping of decanted fragrances, as of this coming Sunday. I am off to light a candle and pray to whatever goddess smiles on the swapping board at MakeupAlley.
Swapping will no doubt continue no matter what happens, but swapping "underground" is going to be much harder. Interestingly enough, Basenotes allows members to create a database of all the fragrances they own (in the Wardrobe section of the site) so swapping underground at Basenotes might turn out to be relatively simple. If MakeupAlley decides to limit swapping, I suppose people can use their Notepads in a similar fashion.
And apologies, but no review today. I started a review of Jean Paul Gaultier's Classique over the weekend, and still haven't managed to finish it. Tomorrow!
Note: image (entirely unrelated to the post, but at least it is cheerful) via Couleur Parfum.