The parties are over. Bummer. So is football season. Bigger bummer. And you are broke. Biggest bummer.

What are you going to do during the first half of the year (besides watch Californication)? Host a fragrance swap*!

Have a girls night in and have every guest bring a scent they are bored with or never use. Grab some old business cards (to serve as blotters) and set out some cups of coffee beans or grounds (to neutralize the sniffers between sniffs) and let everyone go home with a new free scent.

My fragrance obsession: Creed Spring Mountain Water.

*This is an idea I found in InStyle magazine and I think it is brilliant.