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Fragrance
tamadam
Does anyone know of a frangrance that is similar to Bliss Spa?
Bliss Spa is my favorite scent, and it has been discontinued!!  I have been looking for something that smells similar, but no luck so far!  Does anyone  have any suggestions?  Thank you!!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Pulling from Fragrantica:   Top notes: bergamot, dewy green notes, cucumber Heart: lily, ylang-ylang Base: violet   Check out Clean's Summer Sailing, which is deta... see post
whigrose
Nest Amazon Lily
I just got an order in the mail yesterday and I was supposed to get this sample, but it wasn't in there. The card was in there, but no actual sample. The card was really flat, like no sample had actually been in there ever, but I did search the box just in case and nope, nothing! I was really looking forward to trying this fragrance because it sounded so different. Lime, tangerine, AND musk--really intriguing! Any opinions on this one from those who have actually had a chance to try it?
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My order that I received 5 days ago was missing my sample as well see post
Kirsten27
Can you help suggest a new scent based on some old favorites?
anyone have any suggestions on what new perfume i might like? i used to love "Mac Turquatic" but i dont think they make it anymore... light blue by dkny,,,, Armani code -- any sugggestions?
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m3rma1d
BEAUTY MASTER m3rma1d / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Boom, yes! Love that site. see post
mw23
Looking for a refreshing body wash
Now that summer is in full force I'm in need of a body wash that's going to leave me feeling refreshed at the end of the day.    I'm *this* close to purchasing a bottle of Lush's Dirty shower gel , but before I do I wanted to find out if there's something else out there that I would enjoy.   My idea of refreshing includes clean, herbal, minty and citrus notes.  Definitely nothing sweet.  I like a strong scent, nothing too subtle. My taste may even verge on masculine.   A few "fresh" shower gels I've tried already:   Lush Dirty Shower Gel - Minty and herbal without smelling like tooth paste - my favorite Clean Shower Fresh - Love the scent but wish it was stronger and the formula wasn't so runny H20 Sea Lotus - Okay, but something about it was too artificial for my nose Bliss Lemon Sage - Pleasant scent, but it wasn't strong enough for me    
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dejena
BEAUTY MAVEN dejena / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Ooooo, I'll have to add this to my list of things to get for my guy, so I can use it. Thanks! see post
nightknight
How to combat heavy perfume?
I am prone to nausea quite frequently and it can be triggered easily by scents. Mostly by fragrances that are way too strong. There are certain types of scents that trigger my nausea even if it isn't too strong (like melon, vanilla, "bakery" type scents)   Do you know of any way to counteract fragrances (usually when someone wears too much or uses one my nausea hates). I don't want to be rude and tell someone not to wear their favorite perfume (especially if it isn't that strong to begin with). But I frequently get so sick that I can't do anything.
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nightknight
BEAUTY GURU nightknight / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thank you everyone for your advice. Unfortunately, I've tried a lot of methods and none are very effective for me. I have sea bands, coffee essential oil, lemon essentia... see post
MNDanielle
Perfume for Mom
I want to purchase a roller ball collection or a few specific items for my mother for her birthday. She asked me to replace her last perfume - Flowers by Kenzo, which I think give a good idea of her scent preference, so I don't necessarily want to get a sampler that will have other styles she doesn't like. She also likes Thierry Mugler. What are a few specific fragrances (perhaps Roller ball items) that you would recommend for a 60 year old woman of these scent preferences?
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Hanae mori butterfly comes to mind.   I can't think of anything else.   see post
Joannimation
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA REPLICA Beach Walk?
Has anyone tried this perfume? I saw it in Sephora's list of best sellers and saw that it's out of stock right now, but I've never heard of it. From the description, it sounds lovely.   I usually rotate between these perfumes: Burberry Summer, Marc Jacobs Daisy eau so Fresh, Armani's Acqua di Gioia, Prince Harvey's Hello, and Folle de Joie eau de parfum. (I have a bit of a perfume obsession.)   If you're familiar with (any of) these scents, could you advise whether I should consider getting Beach Walk?   Thanks!
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Joannimation
BEAUTY GURU Joannimation / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
OOO a mini set would be perfect for the holidays! Let's hope they lurk around BT and see this hint ;) see post
RMOR86
letting you in on a treasure i discovered
I went to Austin, TX last week and in this one particular boutique, I came across THE BEST SMELLS EVER. I looked at the price tag $125 and said "ha" and put it down without even looking at the name. Then as the smell began to develop on me I was like "omg I NEED this." I could even smell it on my arm the next morning. I couldn't find the store again, so I went on google and put in every scenario possible: perfume on congress ave, perfume sold in Austin,etc. Finally...after 2 hours...I found it! The line is called "Juliette Has A Gun." EVERY one of them smells amazing. This brand is only sold in 17 stores in the US. South Carolina, FL, Austin, Houston, San Diego, Rhode Island, and NY were the only states that carry it. I ordered the "Try It Kit" on their website for $14. If you decide to purchase a full bottle, they give you the $14 credit toward it. It's got to be done within 2m. I also found them on ebay for around $80. Hope everyone gets to try them out!!! :-)  
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eaugirlspirit
BEAUTY WHIZ eaugirlspirit / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I have Juliet Has a Gun in Lady Vengeance. Rose, Patchouli, Vanilla. Awesome! see post
WhereYouStand
Fragrance empties....list for for a whole year Challenge!
Inspired by the empties threads I wanted to create a challenge for people to use up all their extra fragrances lying around, this challenge will go for a year and then can continue if people like it enough. you don't actually have to hang onto the bottles for a whole year...that would be kind of eccentric. however you can post as you go or post at the end of the year and write down reviews it will also be a good go to thread to look back on to see what you like and don't like over time. best part samples count as empties too.  have fun hopefully this makes sense. we are five months into the year so this will go from May 2014 - May 2015. pics are welcome!
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chocopudding
HALL OF FAMER chocopudding / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
O_O are these all full sized? see post
MikuNerd65
What are you wearing, Fragrance edition!
I'm one of those gals that are obsessed with fragrances and have about around 50 60 70 80 and still collecting...(if you want to call it that.) So I would like to know what are you wearing today?   I'm wearing Obsession...(hahaha kinda fits this thread, doesn't it? )
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jemly
BEAUTY BUFF jemly / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
today i have on one of my very favorites.  serge lutens ambre sultan see post
MommyJames
I understand that you can suggest a fragrance that is closest to my discontinued favorite, Xia Xiang
My very favorite fragrance of all time is now discontinued and I read somewhere that you can suggest something close or can 'mix' a batch for me, is this correct?
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kalex
HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sephora doesn't custom blend fragrances but if you go in to a store you can get samples to take home and test.  Just let them know you're looking for an Oriental Floral ... see post
LCResz
The perfumes and oils collection :)
Seeing everyone else's passion for blushes, palettes, lippies, et al has inspired me to reorganize my obsession... Er, I mean collection of beauty items I love: perfumes and body oils! So here goes: Oils, left to right: Diptyque satin oil, bobbi brown beach, tom ford neroli Portofino, kai body glow, michael kors liquid shimmer, l'occitane fabulous oil, l'occitane fleur d'or & acacia, I coloniali deep massage in myrrh, nars monoi body glow II, origins ginger gloss, and origins calm your senses Perfumes: Back row: Harvey Prince Journey, Katy Perry purr, thierry mugler innocence, Armani code pour femme, Kenzo flower tag, Orgins ginger essence, harvey Prince Yogini, Elizabeth arden green tea cherry blossom, juicy couture Couture lala Second row: Michael kors rose gold, Philosophy amazing grace, bobbi brown beach, c. O. Bigelow lemon no 1999, versace vanitas, English laundry no 7 for women Third row: Victoria's Secret sexy little things noir, Calvin Klein euphoria, dkny be delicious fresh blossom, Estée Lauder private collection tuberose gardenia Front : banana republic rosewood I have another bobbi brown coming in, almost bare. My Jo Malone collection, left to right: oud & bergamot dry body oil, black cedarwood & juniper, blue agava & cacao, vetyver, peony & blush suede, silk blossom, and dark amber & ginger lily dry body oil. The oils and black cedarwood & juniper are going to be put away for the summer, but they will come back in the fall   Now show me whatcha got!
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WhereYouStand
HALL OF FAMER WhereYouStand / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
here a list of my perfumes in all their current glory !!!   - Altier Cologne - Orange Sanguine (Sample Spray) - Balenciaga - Florabotanica (mini) - Balenciaga - Rosa... see post
Sonny4President
HEY GIRLFRIEND!
What's your favorite scent on a man?
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JayReed
BEAUTY GURU JayReed / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb! Ahhh! Yum! ;) lol see post
a5n8g8e2l4
Fragrance and memories
Has anyone had a fragrance remind them of something? I'll give an example. I got the niche perfume sample set a week ago.   When I tried on Orange Sanguine by Atelier Cologne, I was taken back to my childhood. It smelled like my mom's kitchen in Phoenix, AZ when we would make fresh orange juice! Man, I remember getting excited when the oranges were ready to be picked, because I knew our kitchen would smell good for days and I'd have fresh orange juice, lol! (Seriously, fresh oranges and orange juice smell and taste waaayyy better than store bought OJ)   And now I have yet another perfume on my "must get" list! Le sigh....
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Yes!    Sadly Abercrombie & Fitch reminds me of a guy I used to date when I was younger (I am now repulsed by the scent), and Clinique Happy reminds me of high schoo... see post
LindaBS
Buying a new fragnance
How do you guys go about it? Usually when I go to my Sephora, it is super busy and there are people spraying themselves all over with testers (wtf) making it impossible to smell anything at all.   Last time I asked for a sample of a perfume I'm thinking of getting for my wedding day, however, I got a sad little sample that wasn't even filled 1/3. Would it be weird to go back and ask for another sample? I just want to be sure I'm picking out the right perfume for my wedding.   Do you guys ask for samples, use testers in the store or just go by notes?
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gatsby3
BEAUTY WHIZ gatsby3 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I get most of my fragrance samples from online orders. I probably have at least 25 fragrance samples so I get a chance to try something out for a few hours before purcha... see post
Stephw3687
Vera Wang Lovestruck
I currently use Vera Wang's Lovestruck but it seems to be discontinued? I need to find something with similar notes for a future replacement. I like that it's warm, slightly sweet and still fresh. Thanks! ~Stephanie
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crayzeeRN
HALL OF FAMER crayzeeRN / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm pretty sure I've seen Lovestruck in TJ Maxx and Marshalls! I also see it on Amazon, have had good luck so far with ordering fragrances through Amazon. see post
lucyshnoosy
Your Most Loved and Loathed Fragrance Notes
What fragrance notes make you want to try a perfume?  What notes make you avoid a perfume like the plague?   My most loved:   1. VANILLA!!!  Can't get enough 2. Orange blossom 3. Orange or tangerine 4. Almond   Edited to add: Violet!  I love the smell of violet.  How could I have forgotten?   My most loathed:   1. Gardenia 2. Tuberose 3. Patchouli   How about yours?
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HawaiianEyes7
HALL OF FAMER HawaiianEyes7 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Love: Florals, especially gardenia, pikake (it's the Hawaiian name for jasmine I think?), and tuberose. Vanilla. Coconut. Tropical fruits like lilikoi (passionfruit... see post
Grandie
I LOVE a perfume called Zibeline for Women by Weil. Can you please help me?
lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
After looking up our staple scent, I was able to pull from Fragrantica the notes:   Top notes are aldehydes, coriander, tarragon, bergamot and lemon Middle notes are ... see post
Natalian
Tom Ford for men
I AM LOOKING TOM FORD PERFUME FOR MEN, SINCE IT DOES NOT GET A LOT REVIEW YET. I WAS WONDERED IF ANYONE HAS A CHANCE TO USE THIS BRAND. I LOVE HIS DESIGN THHOUGH SO, I HAVE IN MIND 3 COLLECTIONS WHICH ONE ??? TOM FORD FOR MEN Grey Vetiver Extreme Noir ESPECIALLY THE GIFT SET ONE
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chelsd
BEAUTY MASTER chelsd / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Don't forget Neroli Portofino, which is a favorite of men and women alike.  see post
ivyxox
New Jo Malone limited edition purfume
Jo Malone is going to launch another limited edition perfume silk blossom at the end of April. It is available in both 30ml and 100ml and the packaging is so pretty ( it does look like silk blossom).The notes are white pepper, silk blossom and moss. I wasn't too impressed with London rain collection, but I might be getting this one. What do you all think?
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
katelyn123
Sensual perfumes for day and night?
I really love perfumes that are sensual and sexy... Alot like Prada Candy. I'm less of a fresh/fruity/light floral type of girl, but I'm looking for something that is light enough to wear everyday, not just at night. Does anyone have any suggestions for a lighter, sexy smelling fragrance?
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mpas
BEAUTY BOSS mpas / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Blanche Immortelle by Atelier Cologne.  Its a neiman marcus exclusive fragrance and totally has an air of mystery about it.  I was introduced to it by the salesman this ... see post
Missie772
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-perf umes-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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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What a big strawberry! see post
weeeeweeeeeee
Does your perfume attract bees?!
I am not even kidding with this question. I like to wear my florals out, but I attract like every single bee I see. I don't want to give up my perfume because of a bee!
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chanellover101
BEAUTY MAVEN chanellover101 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I wear florals too and my perfume attracts bee's. I sometimes put some bug balm or spray under it most bug spray companies make a good unscented bug spray. It works most... see post
newandaddicted
I slipped and fell in love...whyyyyy
So I went to Nordie's and the lady at Jo Malone was sooo helpful.  Too helpful! (I kid she was really nice) I got sample of Grapefruit (didn't like), some muskier scents and Wild Bluebell...well ladies and gents I have fallen in love with wild bluebell!  OH NOEZ.  I'm fickle when it comes to fragrance (think Charlie Sheen trying to make good decisions) I fall in love and then BAM I'm off to the next lovely smell-good!   I'm trying hard to fight this new love, it's so expensive but it smells so f-ing good.  Even Hubster McSexy liked it.  Why don't fragrance makers sell small bottles?  I don't want to buy a bottle and it goes to waste.    UGH I feel so stuck right now!   I looked up sites that sale smaller samples but I don't want to buy something that's not the real thing.   Any ideas?
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starletta8
HALL OF FAMER starletta8 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It may go quicker than you think, as well.  I do love Jo Malone scents, but they just don't last on me.  They're all light and fade over time.  So the 30 ml is the small... see post
H216
When it rains it pours- PROMOS!!! :)
Sephora has so many great promos going on right now! I just saw the fan Friday deal for a free Cartier la panthere rollerball with $25 purchase.    I know now we can't add the promo on BT today since it's a fan Friday but wanted to share with all my fellow BTers!
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H216
BEAUTY GURU H216 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Yeah I can add it now since it's technically Saturday now, right? ;)   see post
Askenjuri
Stop me before I shop again!!!
I've just realized that between January 1 and May 2 I have bought 12 new perfumes, and gotten 9 different samples (5 from points or shipping extras, 4 from asking)  from Sephora.  Help!  First, I justified it because it was 15% off, and now it's Triple Points.  Hmm, I think I need a Perfumes Anonymous meeting ASAP!   Now I'm considering adding Tocca Simone, Bulgari Indian Garnet, and Mugler's Alien to the plunder!  Wish they came in rollerballs, that makes it so much easier.  Although the Replica Beach Walk I don't regret for one second, it's fabulous even at $125.   I refuse to even THINK about the men's scents that I'm liking!  (Yes, I do wear men's sometimes, when I'm in the mood for something clean and earthy). Although I have to admit, I did break down and get a sample of Bulgari's Aqua Amara today.    OK, just had to get over my shock at counting out the booty and plunder.  Thanks for the room to rant!  If anyone else needs to join Perfumes Anonymous, you know where to find me!
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Heatoyos1
HALL OF FAMER Heatoyos1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good point, everyone has something that they collect or buy. At least you are collecting things that you can use/wear. As long as you can afford both perfume and your bi... see post
cookymom
love chole but cant afford to wear daily,any long lasting alternatives???
aleishamaxime
BEAUTY GURU aleishamaxime / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
oh! for some reason my eyes just saw 1.0 oz. hm I may have to buy this set then haha see post
LadyInWhite
How contaminated does your perfume rollerball have to get before you toss it?
I'd like to start by pointing out that I spent about five years working in cell biology labs, so I don't know if that makes me more likely to be paranoid or less.   About 18 months ago, I got a deluxe sample rollerball of Marc Jacob's Dot. I tried it for a week, decided it was nice but not wowing me, and stuck the rollerball in a box. About six months ago I pulled it back out, wore it for another week and noticed there were a lot of white specks floating around in it. At the time, I wondered if it was contaminated but didn't really think about it. Back in the box it went. Now, about a month ago, I pulled it out and it had a dozen sesame-seed white fluffy looking colonies at the bottom of the rollerball. I figured it was made cheap because it was a freebie, had been contaminated at the factory, and tossed it.   I started using the Flowerbomb rollerball I got from the Sephora Superstars kit about three weeks ago, and I'm beginning to see visible white specks in this one too. I don't know what to do about it. These will be the only two rollerballs I've ever used, but I'm just putting it on my wrists and neck, which I don't think is too unusual.     I've noticed other ladies on here seeing that their rollerballs get contaminated (cloudy) over time, but is this a normal timeline?  I've been using the Flowerbomb solid for these last few weeks and have only gotten through about 10%.   Whatever the answer, I'm guessing there aren't any new rollerballs in my future    
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sace021
BEAUTY PRO sace021 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I once ordered a decanted sample of an expensive perfume that I wanted to try from a reputable source.  It arrived with a TON of fluffy white stuff in it.  To me it look... see post
HookedOnBeauty2
Prada Candy....O M G....yum
So I got a sample of this in a fragrance set and liked it but then I got the mini and now I absolutely love it. I figured I should get the full size now while the 3x points promo is still going on.   The 2.7 oz is $112. For the same price I can get the gift set so it's like getting the lotion free. I know the gift sets are usually a better value but I never really saw one with a free product.    
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KellyJ1028
BEAUTY WHIZ KellyJ1028 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yummy & delicious ! I received the Prada Candy set for Christmas & have been a fan since. Absolutely love the scent & get more compliments than any other perfume I've ev... see post
xtinerez
What is longest lasting fragance available on sephora? Recommendations.
I want a nice smelling fragrance that will last a long time scent wise and not too expensive either. Suggestions are much appreciated.
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knharde
BEAUTY BUFF knharde / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Someone suggested it below, but a favorites sampler would be your best option to test out several fragrances and the prices are reasonable. see post