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31 Days of Perfume Challenge
Do you have a box full of perfume vials and/or a vanity covered in perfume bottles? Are you the Goldilocks of perfume, just looking for the perfect signature scent? Do you want an opportunity to post daily about how your perfume of the day smells oaky and smoky with hints of blackberry and currant, like a cigar in a whisky barrel rolling through a Mediterranean orchard on a breezy summer morning?   If you answered yes to any of the above, or you just want to hop on board for the ride, join us for a 31 days of perfume challenge starting January 1st ! Some of us from the 25 days of lipstick challenge wanted to continue the fun and exploration, and since many of us have so many perfume samples, we thought this challenge would be perfect. If you don't have 31 perfumes or hate everything that doesn't smell like Meyer lemons and fresh goat cream, that's fine--we're just aiming to use the neglected perfumes we have laying around and incorporate them into our perfume rotations.   And if you want more perfume vials, there's no better time than now to take a peek at Sephora's samples section.   Edit: Anyone can join in at anytime! We're here to support, live vicariously through, and encourage everyone in their olfactory adventures!
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HALL OF FAMER RoseCharlie / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Madeline7Whhaaaaat?! That's seriously messed up - they need to revise those laws it's so unnecessary : ( I understand it's a huge market though so now that I know that ... see post
Fragrance Junkie Central
I know there are a few of us on BT that are fragrance addicts, so I thought it would be nice to have a dedicated place where we can share our thoughts.   This is not to take away from the lovely What Are You Wearing Today, Fragrance Edition thread, but more a place to post longer reviews, chat about new brands or releases, and just shoot the breeze on anything good and smelly   For me, I recently acquired 2 new decants that I've been anxiously awaiting.  Ever since Lachaton mentioned that MMM was releasing a new scent called  By The Fireplace  I've been itching to get my hands on it.  My decant arrived yesterday, so I'm looking forward to marinating in it this weekend.  Secondly, I recently picked up a tiny sample of Shiseido Nombre Noir.  Apparently it is one of the most expensive failures in perfume history - made by Serge Lutens for Shiseido back in the 80s.  Of course, with a backstory like that, I was dying to get a sniff   What's new on your scent radar?  Do tell!    
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks @Mochapj... Oud Ocean.... I think I might wanna smell that :D see post
The Fragrance Advice Thread
Does fragrance vernacular intimidate and confuse you? Can you list 5 “woodsy” perfumes off the top of your head? I know I am personally not that gifted but I also know there are many users on BeautyTalk who live for fragrance. So I’m starting this thread in the hope that it serves as a hub for the fragrance novices and scent savvy alike to come together to teach and learn about fragrance oils, perfumes, colognes, diffusers... You name it!   If you’re more of a novice to fragrance, don’t be shy! Comment below to share which fragrances or scents you tend to gravitate toward or any you aren’t sure about. You can also use this thread as a resource to find fragrances for others. I highly suggest trying out the new Fragrance Quiz to learn a bit more about your preferences: http://www.sephora.com/fragrance-quiz ?   If you’re passionate about fragrance and perhaps even consider yourself an expert, I hope you will use this space to give suggestions and advice to users looking for it. Let’s help each other out!
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KatieBT HOST / HOST HOST / replied
@jozkid I love that idea!! I'll pass it along :)  see post
Jo Malone Thread: Share the News and Love!
I've searched high and low and haven't found a dedicated Jo Malone thread, but knowing how many of us enjoy JM products I though it'd be nice to have a place where we can share upcoming news and our favorites.   My all time favorite is Blue Agava and Cacao, followed by Peony Blush Suede. I just picked up Basil and Neroli, which to my nose is a dead ringer for Bobbi Brown Beach! As I love Beach, I think this fragrance is going to be a new fave come the spring. It is different enough from Lime, Basil, Neroli to justify owning both in my collection. Basil and Neroli emphasizes the Neroli while LBM is heavy on the basil and lime, which give it a more herbal edge.
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HALL OF FAMER sierrafallon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A heads up to check for your Amex for a $20 off $100 purchase at Jo Malone direct! They have a duo of 9ml perfumes with a $65 purchase right now, too.   the $100 can b... see post
Rollerballs vs bottled fragrance
Hi, I bought 3 rollerballs in Romance, Juicy Rose, and Carven, and a bottled fragrance in Dahlia Divin Nectar.   The rollerballs are terrible, they evaporate within 5 minutes! I can't smell them at all after a few minutes.   The bottled is great and long lasting and I can still smell it on my clothing the next day.   Can I return the rollerballs and upgrade to a bottle of Carven? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN shanaks / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
@nche I bought them all within the past couple of weeks.   Good to know about perfume concentrates.    It seems like the rollerballs evaporate quickly.    I will t... see post
Anyone ever try Victoria Secret Perfume ?
I was thinking about maybe buying one  when they have their big semi annual sale  in the summer what are your favorite ones ??? I know someone told me they have a really good one there but I dont know what the name of it is I dont remember what it was called.
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BEAUTY WHIZ BarbieGirl1 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I got a coupon for a free rollerball a mini fragrance with a purchase.I really like their new sports line they have some cute hoodies and tees .I really hate waiting for... see post
Light fragrance for men
I am trying to get a fragrance for my father for his birthday. He is in his 50`s and does not like strong fragrances and i have no clue about light fragrances. Can someone please suggest a light but elegant fragrance that`s not too strong. Thanks in advance
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BEAUTY WHIZ greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Aqua di Gio or Ralph Lauren Polo are nice classics. see post
What are your favorite SPRING Fragrances ?
i remembered that last autumn we had a 'what are you favorite fall fragrances' thread so i thought, with march right around the corner, a favorite spring fragrances could be fun.   to be clear, i don't exclusively wear fragrances that are considered seasonally appropriate. but some days i crave it ! and the older i get the more in tune i am with this, as well.   florals come to mind for spring, but for me it's when the earthy dirt/green scents reign supreme (though vetivers/citrus concoctions or gardenia don't really pop up until summer for me). my list will have both !   TOCCA - colette . this is more of a late winter / early spring fragrance for me. the way this smells, to me, is the way a grey February / march day looks. it's cozy but on the edge of blooming. so i'd feel remiss to not add it here. DIPTYQUE - philosykos . the ultimate fig green scent. not jammy, fruity or tangy, but more suggestive of leaves after a fresh rain in the warmer air. in my top 3 favorite fragrances of ever. DEMETER - tomato . smells of a wet green garden. it reads tomato leaf more than tomato to me, though both are there. green and earthy, the tomato itself gives it a bit of 'bounce'. (special shout out to DEMETER 'new leaf' which i like to mix it with). an under appreciated fragrance note, it melts into the skin, and smells fresh while not at all soapy. ISSEY MIYAKE l'eau d'issey . the classic anti-angel (mugler) from the 90s, designed to smell of water. fresh white florals that are in no way cloying. if anyone is ever interested in training to nose to like florals (rather than simply smell their mom / grandma when they smell them), this is one i recommend to start the ball rolling.  KEROSENE - pretty machine . kerosene fragrances are not for everyone; what i've found is that while most are rather unique, they're not particularly complex, really, which makes them very polarizing (some many people love them because they're very accessible and pleasurable, while a seasoned perfumehead may be craving much more). but i love pretty machine. it's a jasmine bomb which manages to be fun and punky rather than demure and sweet. it basically screams "YEAH I'M A GIRL, DON'T F WITH ME". i'll add more below as and if i think of them. special shoutout to COMMODITY moss (i don't own it--the longevity on me keeps me from purchasing; but i do tend to hoard samples of it)
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HALL OF FAMER lachaton / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@k617 I keep meaning to pick up a bottle of Red Roses for my collection; it's one of my favourites as well :) I just realized that there are quite a few JM scents I've b... see post
The Rumors Are True...
Okay guys, I can't keep this secret anymore... Jo Malone is coming to Sephora very  soon!
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HALL OF FAMER whitepolkydots / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Madeline7 I rly think you picked the perfect one w/ Orange Blossom :) If you end up liking it, I think Blackberry Bay (sweeter) and Peony (warmer-floral) are good scent... see post
YOUR FAVORITE HOME FRAGRANCE(S) ?
so....what are your go-to home fragrances ?    i have 3, currently, that reign as favorites. two candles and one incense.   candles NEST home -- moroccan amber . i really really rate nest candles. their output is incredible, you get your money's worth. and i love this scent. it's warm and cozy, and while it smells like 'home' to you may add a slight air of intrigue and mystery to guests. DIPTYQUE vanille . a vanilla that is not too sweet. deep, warm, creamy. as i said in the hauls thread when i got it last month...i didn't expect to like this just as much as i did. it's true love.     incense BLACKBIRD BALLARD incense pyres in AI . they describe it as follows: "Ai  contrasts the green leafy plants of our gardens with a sophisticated richness of the marble covered palaces of our dreams." so, a cooling grassy marble. this is another one i didn't expect to love as much as i did, but when i burnt it i was intoxicated. the notes are geranium, rose stem, moss and mint. though i  swear  i detected a bit of zesty lemon. it's sharp and cooling, not too floral but earthy. adore.      how about you guys ? what do you like in your home ?
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CarlitaMarie / RISING STAR / replied
I currently have a reed diffuser addiction and I'm actively seeking my 'signature' home scent :)    It can be challenging to find quality diffusers with a good 'throw'... see post
CLEAN perfume
This might be a shot in the dark but my sister's birthday is coming up and she is obsessed with this sample of CLEAN perfume she got at a recent event in a toronto location.  The bottle only says clean reserve, would anyone happen to know which clean reserve perfume it was?? thank you!
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Lanny0414 / RISING STAR / replied
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Show Me Your Mini Perfume Collection!
Hello my beautiful people!   This post is inspired by LCResz's recent thread of Perfumes and Oils Collection: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Fragrance/The-perfumes-and-oils-collection/td-p/1451444. While I love perfumes, I don't have much of a perfume and oils collection. I am more of a mini perfume collector.   I am obsessed with minis and I started last July. And I think that I have collected quite a few! I don't really care much about brands of perfumes or how it smells, but more about what the bottle looks like.   Here is my mini perfume collection! I have it stored on top of a Pier 1 Hayworth Collection Lingerie Chest (but I use it for jewelry and makeup storage!) I am going to run out of room soon!   I would love to see your mini perfume collection!
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HALL OF FAMER wheeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So, pretty!   I need a mini Balenciaga Florabotanica in my life!   (if anyone is interested in a Trade!) ;') see post
CHANEL BLEU DE CHANEL: Eau de Toilette vs Eau de Parfum. Which one is better?
Greetings, ladies!   I'm looking for a cologne for my husband and BLEU DE CHANEL seems to be one that everyone loves. The issue now is which one should I get? Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum? Which one will last all day?   Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ eaugirlspirit / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I would go with the eau de toilette as I have this and wear it myself! I think the original formula is the best way to go when buying a fragrance. Whichever formula it w... see post
Need help! Something similar to L'Impératrice, from D&G
Haven't seen that question posted yet. I've been wearing L'impératrice from D&G for about 5 to 8 years (can't remember where/how/when I 1st purchased it, its a mystery) and I really love it, however, I'd like to change for something else. I've been getting samples of Jo Malone, Commodity (hated Mimosa), État libre d'Orange (didn't like any of them, still need to try Remarkable People), and none of my Sephora stores carry the Pimrose brand for me to try. What would you suggest? I want something different because I'm entering a new phase in my life, good one, and want to mentally link it to another perfume, but so far, I don't like anything with strong floral or tonka smells... I'm sure you guys understand. I'm looking for high-end, non-celebrity brands, budget of max $200 for 100ml. Thanks!!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Chuchai,   If you love  L'impératrice, I think you should try the Dior Addict Eau Fraîche! It has very similar notes such as watermelon, white musk and sandalwoo... see post
Let's talk candles
Recently I started enjoying lightning up candles at home. Why didn't I realize how great they smell before? I purchased a couple of them from BBW, a couple from Pier 1, and a few from Ross. I really liked the peach smell from BBW So I started looking up candles more, and I was really surprised when I saw a $80 ones. I think I'd never justify a such price for a candle. Who likes candles here? What are your favorite smells, brands, places to buy them?  Please enable me  
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BEAUTY MAVEN larissa39 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
My boyfriend is really finicky with smells and only likes when I burn vanilla scented candles, so I'm wondering if anyone has some suggestions for some nice vanilla-ish ... see post
Viva la Juicy Sucré vs Viktor & Roth Bon Bon
To all my sweet scent lovers, do any of you know how these two fragrances actually compare in person: Viva la Juicy Sucre and Viktor & Roth Bon Bon?   And what are your favorite perfumes that lean more on the sweet side?   Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER spadersgirl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Tamara76@lachaton@angel7594 Thank you for the responses! I have Bon Bon and was wondering how Sucre compares but it sounds like Bon Bon is already better (longer lasti... see post
Elizabeth and James Perfume
Hello,  does anybody know if Paris Sephora's stock Elizabeth and James Nirvana perfumes? I am going soon and would love to purchase them.  
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @MHeron,    According to their website it doesn't look like they do. I'd recommend contacting them directly to confirm with them availability.    www.sephora.... see post
Fragrance that smells like Moroccan oil treatment?
Does anyone know of a perfume/fragrance that smells like the Moroccan oil brand treatment?  
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC blondie2020 / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
When you said that you bought a 2 ounce bottle and mixed it with unscented lotion...where did you buy the bottle?  Or did you buy a Moroccan oil fragrance from savon s... see post
Which perfume was this: Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet or Miss Dior Eau de Parfum?
Hi everyone!   Early last Spring I used BI points to order the complimentary Dior bag. It came with a gloss, mascara, and dreamskin inside of a fuchsia "DIOR" engraved pink bag. It also came with a perfume I could not get enough of. I swore it was Blooming Bouquet, as I could have sworn it was a honeyed floral scent. I'd like to re-order it in its full size, however see now that the little sample bottle simply says "Miss Dior Eau De Parfum". I looked up this particular fragrance, and the notes do not seem to match as they do match the Blooming Bouquet? Could this just be me?   I may have to take the drive to my nearest Sephora to sample. But if anyone knows which perfume this was and could clarify my confusion I'd be grateful. Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER virgo87 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @onthathill   It was the Miss Dior that was included not the Blooming Bouquet. The set was the best of Dior and since Miss Dior parfum is quite popular it was inclu... see post
Best Herbal/Woodsy Scent.
I'm on the hunt for an herbal, earthy perfume. Think pine woods and fresh cut herbs. Any ideas?
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HALL OF FAMER EvangelineDamon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're still looking, @anonimews a couple of interesting ones to test out are from Replica By The Fireplace Notes: Pink Pepper, Orange Flower Petals, Clove Oil, C... see post
Halp! Dupe for KVD Saint perfume!
So, my signature scent has been discontinued. Oh boo.   If any fragrance buffs know of anything that smells similar, let me know.   OR~ If you have any unwanted bottles of KVD Saint floating around, let me know and I may want to buy it off of you.
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@katekatastropheKVD Saint and Sinner will be back this fall. I try to keep The KVD Thread up to date. So check back for more news. :) http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ma... see post
International shipping on perfume and other restricted products
Can you order perfume and get it shipped international or is this on the list of products that can only be shipped domestic
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @lmiche01 unfortunately there is a restriction on shipping items that contain alcohol.. so no :(     see post
MMM Discovery kit, can't use the 20% off
SO I bought the MMM Discovery kit this morning. You basically get a rollerball for $10 when you buy a MMM perfume. No promo code. It's an ok deal. But Sephora won't let me use my 20% on top of it, making it a very crappy deal. It's a gift set, why can't I use it along with my 20% off? It would be a much better deal to just buy the bottle + the rollerball. I will be returning it, of course.
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
awe shuck @blackunicorn sorry that didn't work out for you. were you able to get the store to honor the 20% in the end? did they ever say why it wasn't working? see post
Marc Jacobs Mod Noir...
Anyone else notice that Marc Jacobs Mod Noir smells almost identical to the drugstore scent by Coty called Sand and Sable? I got a sample of the Mod Noir and used it this morning and it instantly took me back to my high school days when all I could afford was drugstore cologne. It just surprised me, I guess I expected a more sophisticated scent from the Marc Jacobs line. 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @Lisa4040 I haven't noticed that.. but then again I start sneezing when I smell perfume!   It would be great if you posted your observation in the perfume thread, m... see post
I love Spring Fever by Origins but is has been discontinued. Can you recommend a similar fragrance?
HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @kir216 did you ever find a similar fragrance? If so, please post here so others can find it too :D   If not, you may want to repost youre question in the perfume t... see post
Sephora brand men shaving gel fragrance
I recently use the Sephora brand men shaving gel, and it smells really good, i really like the fragrance. And im really desperate wanting to find cologne of that smell, is there any?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @viewserick did you ever find a dupe for this? see post
Any less expensive "dupes" for Hermes Kelly Caleche? Or a scent with a hint of leather
I love Hermes' Kelly Caleche, but its a bit much for my budget. Are there any similar scents out there? Thank you! Hermes' description: A reminder of a visit to the Hermès leather vaults, Kelly Calèche is a light, feminine, joyous expression of leather. It gives a nod to two in-house emblems, and translates the perfumer’s tactile and olfactory emotions into an evocation of leather worn next to the skin, gently tanned by the touch and edged with fresh petals.
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @bernh22a this is an excellent question for the olfactory experts over in the 31 days of perfume thread!!   Consider reposting your questions here:   http://commu... see post
Between Us Fragrance
I was wondering if Sephora carries the One Direction Between Us fragrance... ?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
HI @onlypikababyy I've never seen that fragrance here, but if you are trying to find it then consider posting the question in the 31 days of perfume thread because they ... see post
Cologne
Can anyone please recommend a cologne similar to Burberry's Brit Rhythm? Thank you.
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @BeautyHeaven the people over in the 31 days of Perfume Challenge thread are so smart! Consider reposting your question there for an answer..   http://community.sep... see post
Indigo by Nest dupe?
Is there a similar fragrance to Indigo by Nest that is cheaper? Thanks! 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @wawa999 a good place to get that answer is the 31 days of Perfume challenge thread.. those folks know fragrance like nobody's business!! Consider reposting your ques... see post