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instantcrushxo
Help finding a perfume
Hey, I am looking for a floral that is appealing. My perfume favourites are: J'adore, DKNY be delicious, Dior Hypnotic Poison (I know it's vanilla) and Shalimar. Any suggestions?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The perfumes listed actually vary quite a bit from one another, so to find suggestions that would embody the aspects they each have all in one may be difficult.   If y... see post
LoveGrasse
Perfume solutions for travelers needed
  Hi !   I am a frequent traveler and I love fragrances too much to resist from taking some with me.   My foreword is... I am an addicted I love fragrances and only shoes I need more.   Sometimes especially when on a rush, it becomes painful with the security, I am often on short biz trips and tend to take only hand luggage with me.   I had been using and still using Travalo the refillable solution and quite happy with it.   I often though forget it and it is one per each fragrance, I came up with 8 of them because you can't refill a different fragrance otherwise it gets a chemical weapon or at least you made your own fragrance cocktail I have found a product that sounds interesting but not yet available: Perphone What is your experience with traveling with fragrances? Did you find any better solutions?   Hope this is the right group, I want sure whether "Products" or "Fragrance" was the right place, though the latter appears to be a good starting place.    Thx !!!!
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DTalksAll
HALL OF FAMER DTalksAll / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Originally there was a link in the post to "Perphone". Anyone else think this is just an advertisement for it?  I love rollerballs & atomizers for traveling. I also sto... see post
StephaniLynn
How do you clean your atomizer?
How do you clean out your atomizer so that you can put a new fragrance in it?
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DTalksAll
HALL OF FAMER DTalksAll / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yup. that's how I do it, not sure id there's an easier/quicker way, but it only takes me a couple minutes to do.  see post
Vaashtii
Getting fragrance to last longer
I am confused. I've been reading suggestions online for ways to help your fragrance last longer so that you get the most out of it.    One site I read said to apply a little bit of petroleum jelly to the inside of your wrist and then apply the fragrance to that. ANd that will help the fragrance stretch further.   BUT another site I read said that if you accidentally over do it and put on too much perfume that if you apply some lotion to your wrists it will soak up some of the scent so that it won't be so strong.   SO which is it? Does it help fragrance last longer or absorb the fragrance?    I'm currently in love with Elizabeth and James' Nirvana White. But I just sampled Lady Gaga's fame and I like it too.
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auraamm
SCENE QUEEN auraamm / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
That is very interesting. I was not aware of all this. Great info! 😄 see post
Cyndy89
perfume recommendation
Hey there i would like if anyone will help me. My sister and i want to purchase a new perfume for mom as a gift for her birthday which is in thanksgiving day. What would one be good for her she's turning 45 which would you recommend for her age for a mommi thanks for your help 
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calamityjane85
HALL OF FAMER calamityjane85 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
http://www.sephora.com/perfume-sampler-P389011?skuId=1633031 http://www.sephora.com/perfume-sampler-for-her-P390641?skuId=1633049 http://www.sephora.com/fragrance-samp... see post
Aimes11
Burberry perfume
I'm trying to find a nice Christmas gift for my boss. She loves Burberry frangrances, but she already has them all! Are there any other similar perfumes out there that she would like?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If she's already a devoted Burberry fan, rather than merely give her something similar to something she already loves, why not give her a variety of scents so she can be... see post
JamieCHR
New Sephora Sampler for Her
Hi!   I just got the new sampler for her, it's the one in the pink shiny box and I love it!  I opened it and the initial smell is great, does anyone know what perfume that one is?  It's over powering so I'm hoping someone knows what scent i'm talking about.   Thanks!
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skintester
HALL OF FAMER skintester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sephora has several fragrance sample sets in pink boxes (see link below). If you could post the link or photo of the box, maybe we can help you identify the fragrance. ... see post
Ramieee
What are some good scents for the BF or Hubs??
Currently I love Eau Fraiche by VErsace and I swear it could work as unisex.   I also like CHanel BLue (i think its called)   And Kenneth Cole black smells really nice too! Dunno if its discontinued now tho~
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy smelling! ^_^   And thank YOU for bringing up Chanel Bleu for Mr. Ulliel.....;) see post
Wowalla
Hunt for Signature fragrance!
What is a good fragrance for a 15 year old who wants feminine, but strong and an air of independence in her presence? I'm not a huge dress-wearer (although I do love them) but I do wear a lot of dress shirts and jeans. I like flowery scent more than fruity but am open to all suggestions!
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LadyInWhite
HALL OF FAMER LadyInWhite / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm going to second the recommendation that you buy a Sephora Favorites perfume kit.  For $45 - $65 bucks you get samples of a number of different perfumes and then can ... see post
Mochapj
Comme Des Garcons Play Green/Black/Red - Have You Tried?
Hi all,      I've been interested in these since they were released online, but since they aren't available in store to test, I've been hesitant to buy.   I got samples of Green and Red from Lucky Scent, and I don't think they are right for me (Green comes off very masculine on me and Red, I can't put my finger on it, but I don't love it)   Has anyone purchased Play Black?  What do you think of it?  The notes described are right up my alley, but I'm wondering how it wears.   I noticed when I sampled Green and Red, they both smelled lovely on application, but faded quite quickly (3 hours later, almost completely gone)   Thanks!
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luisrivera
what is the best perfume for guys who likes a strong, long lasting scent?
what is the best perfume for guys who likes a strong, long lasting scent?
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BrideSona
HALL OF FAMER BrideSona / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Perfume is such a tricky thing. Body chemistry plays a big roll in how a perfume will smell on someone. Personal tastes is another factor and certain smells that may be ... see post
beachyt
Tom Ford rec's for my Mom?
I am trying to assemble a "spray and sniff" list for tomorrow I'm looking to pick up a perfume for my mom, and cost isn't a consideration since it's my mom, so feel free to recommend outside of Tom Ford as well. Here are the fragrances she currently likes/uses:   Halston (keep in' it old school!) Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Vera Wang (the original one) Tory Burch Lancome Miracle   I think I want to get her Stella McCartney's Lilly in a rollerball for her to try, but if you guys can think of any others that are in the same category as those above I would love to add them to my list to check out.
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beachyt
HALL OF FAMER beachyt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have tried a few Jo Malone perfumes and liked several of them at first but found I didn't like the dry down notes :( I will have to see if my Nordstrom carries Diptyqu... see post
Vaashtii
Excited to try new scents
I have been wanting to find a "signature scent" for awhile now, and I found one on Etsy that I really like. But my husband does not like it. And the first time I wore it to work a student that I work with was really bothered it (I work with special needs students, and that particular one is very sensitive to scents) so I can't wear it to work anymore.   I was in Sephora a couple of weeks ago to look at NARS Audacious lipsticks (Which I LOVE btw) and my friend that I was with tried on the two Elizabeth and James Nirvana scents. I loved them both!!    I went back today and got the smallest version of Nirvana White to try for a little while and see how it goes. The girl working the counter also made me a sample of the Black, and gave me a couple of other samples too. One of them, MY NY from DKNY smells pretty awesome, so I'll definitely try it!!!! 
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Vaashtii
BEAUTY BUFF Vaashtii / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I have a sample of the Black scent and I'm looking forward to trying to mix them. I've never mixed scents before.  see post
Deltabean
Why is there no voucher for Canadians (Bottled Dreams sampler)?
I see that there are fragrance samplers available in the US with vouchers for a full-size fragrance. Why is the SAME sampler set available in Canada with no voucher??
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calcutta
HALL OF FAMER calcutta / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sephora is actually Paris based....I get the whole regulations thing etc etc etc, but why do we have to pay MORE for less amount of products? see post
shweta13
long lasting and strongest women perfume in chanel
ZannaBT
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi shweta13,   My favorite Chanel perfume is CHANEL CHANCE Eau de Parfum. I put just a few sprays on in the morning and the scent lingers all day long! Even at the e... see post
mossi
Looking for a signature perfume.
I have tried a lot of perfumes but I haven't found the one for me. I like perfume that has sandalwood in it, I'm looking for a perfume similar to bath and body works fragrance mist called country chic. So far I liked see by Chloe, chloe by Chloe, viva la juicy by juicy couture. But I don't think they are the one for me. So I'm looking for that perfume that represents me.
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EvangelineDamon
HALL OF FAMER EvangelineDamon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nest White Sandalwood White Indian Sandalwood, Creamy Almond, White Musk (very long lasting, unique scent) http://www.sephora.com/fragrance-collection-set-P38824... see post
bea0t
Q. What are the diferences between fragrance concentrations?
There's Parfume, Toilette, Vaporisateur, Cologne and oil. And then there's 'eau de' what does that mean?   I always look for the 'parfume' but some only come in EDT (at least Sephora online). And then some have a huge price difference between them.   I am looking to purchase a scent that when I apply it in the morning it'll still be there eve/night. I don't want it to be overpowering at first when applied and then ther's no scent by the arternoon.       Edited: I can't firgure how to reply to comments.   I googled this as well and found not much info like you BTers gave here. Thank you. Now I have always purchased the 'parfume' version but was wondering if I'll be disapointed with the 'toilet' version? Will it be too 'watered down' and not have a long lasting smelled? 
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Blueberrybat
SCENE QUEEN Blueberrybat / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / answered
A. Another little note to add is the type of solvent/diluent used in the process. Solvents are a necessary component in fragrance oil production, but some companies may sel... see post
blackunicorn
Is it just me or Flowerbomb smells exactly the same on everybody?
I was at Sephora a few weeks ago, sampling Flowerbomb. I was waiting for the VIB sale to buy a big bottle of it! A SA asked me if I was wearing Flowerbomb. She mentioned how she thought it smells the same on everybody. And she made me realize something. It's true, I can recognize the scent from a mile away. I love it, but do I want to smell like everybody else? So anyway, she suggested Miss Dior, which I tried the next time, and OMG! I'm in love! I removed Flowerbomb from my wish list and replaced it with Miss Dior (so much cheaper anyway!).   Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Flowerbomb. I even bought the small refillable bottle. I just realized I want something more unique. Something that will blend with my skin and hair and become my own *signature (I hate that word!) scent.   True story. What do you think?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BOSS TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
For a signature scent you're going to have to look for a niche perfumer, and the good news is that there is plenty of those out there. The reason Flowerbomb is noticeabl... see post
Nem12
Transferring fragrance to sample bottles?
Hello, I just bought a full size fragrance and I was wondering if it was possible to use the small sample bottles you get for sephora for easy transportation? I'm sure it's possible since the employees transfer it from the full size bottle but I never looked hard enough to see how they actual do it without wasting a ton. Thanks in advance. 
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knanook
BEAUTY PRO knanook / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
True, but it is really simple. They come with instructions that are easy to follow. see post
meganlisa
Anyone tried the LTD Comme Des Garcons scents?
I just noticed these…and many of the scents are limited with only a few left and no reviews (but someone is buying them). Anyone tried any of them? They sound amazing…unisex…but very pricey. I'd love some input from anyone who has tried them!!! Thanks. http://www.sephora.com/wonderwood-P390206?icid2=co mme_des_garcons_wonderwood_carousel_P390206_link
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jemly
YOUR SCENT / YOUR COLLECTION
YOUR SCENT STORIES.   ok i'd like to preface this by saying that i don't intend this thread to be a bunch of navel gazing on my part. i just wanted to start a thread where people can just tell their scent stories. share your collection--or not. share what a certain perfume means to you. a story. why you love what you love. some scents that you ended up loving over time. whatever you feel to share !   andy warhol collected personal fragrances (cologne, perfume, etc). he would buy one, wear it continuously for 3 months, then put it in a box never to wear it again. then, throughout his life, he'd return to the box and smell the perfume, to be instantly transported to that very specific 3 month period of his life. this is one of my favorite bits of trivia.   f ragrance is so personal . subjective. much moreso than makeup, in my opinion (i don't even think that is a matter of opinion !!). i started my perfume hoarding a few years ago, way before any sort of serious makeup collection was developed. a lot of my collection is personal taste and selection, while a good portion of it were gifts (it's well known among family and friends that i'm obsessed with smells). some scents are obviously "me" (i'm definitely drawn to earthy and "darker" scents, for lack of a better term), others are things i'd have never reached for but have come to represent certain eras and are therefore attached to some heartstrings (such as MJ 'lola').   i can't be as disciplined as warhol, but there's still a slight method to my madness. i used to wear one perfume until it was gone, then move on to something else. now i wear a scent  almost  primarily for a few months, occasionally going back to "past" scents when i'm feeling nostalgic or missing something / someone. sometimes it's a happy thing, sometimes it's bittersweet, sometimes it's straight up masochistic. and i love it.   i live in a tiny place so i keep my perfumes on my book/vinyl shelf. some of these i haven't worn in years, but i keep them.   my current "now" scent:  diptyque philosykos (fig) my forever scent(s):  serge lutens ambre sultan and bvlgari jasmine noir favorite floral:  issey miyake l'eau d'issey most nostalgia inducing  1. v&r flowerbomb. it amuses me this took off the way it has, i remember when it was an exclusive at bergdorfs in nyc* and i got my hands on it and felt so special, now it's on everyone (*it was either an exclusive or it was gifted to me ahead-of-release. i can't quite remember, it was 2007ish !). 2. jo malone blue agava & cacao what is missing from my collection:  tom ford black orchid. it'll be mine someday. jo malone blue agava & cacao. any comme des garçons scent (which sephora has started carrying !!). and finally, le labo rose 31 and/or santal 33 personal trivia:  the little box pictured contains samples and deluxe samples. my favorites in there are probably tom ford santal blush (can't afford !), tom ford tuscan leather (can't afford !!!), and givenchy dance--which is very dear to me, it's a sample i got in japan, and i've never seen dance sold in the states ?? it's a perfect daytime spring smell.  best budget scents:  tokyo milk dark, hands down. i have two (can you even see them in the pics ?!), arsenic and tainted love. arsenic is my fave, i've run out but intend to grab it up again soon. not pictured:  jo malone amber & lavender, which i keep in my bathroom as an air freshener ! and rollerballs (only have a few and rollerballs i have i have a full size of)     and i thought some of you would be amused that my perfumes are tucked in below my bowie shelf  
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jemly
BEAUTY GURU jemly / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
for anyone interested, i just found this video of the lovely sali hughes discussing her scent collection. :)   see post
bessopal
Perfume similar to Soap & Glory's Fruitigo scent (Butter Yourself, Pulp Friction, Foam Call)?
I am obsessed with the scrub, body wash, and lotion by Soap & Glory with their "Fruitigo" scent! I only wish they had a perfume or body mist with the scent as well so the scent would last all day. Has anyone tried this line and have any recommendations for a perfume that smells similar or would complement them well?!
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newandaddicted
Duplicated a discontinued scent
I have a scented oil I love.  The company stopped making the scent years ago but I have bottle that is full, but I've had it so long I really don't want to apply it to me skin.    It does smell the same and I want to find a company that can duplicate it for me.   Anyone have any recs on companies that provide this service for a reasonable cost?   Thanx  
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dll770
BEAUTY MAVEN dll770 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Will they reproduce a perfume which has had its formula seriously changed?  I'm referring to the original Opium perfume.   I'm using substitutes - other perfumes - but... see post
laurakinsey
Is it safe to use a perfume while carrying a baby?
I am using hug a bub baby carrier to carry my baby but is it safe if I use perfume while carrying a baby. Please suggest.
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dll770
BEAUTY MAVEN dll770 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
oops!  I forgot to mention that I "wore" all my babies - some of them even when I was largely pregnant with the next one. see post
blackkitty2014
Jo Malone GWP on Bloomingdales online
Receive a duo of Pomegranate Noir and Blackberry & Bay mini spray colognes with any $200 Jo Malone™ fragrance purchase. Please note: Excludes gift sets.   Shop the Jo Malone™ Boutique Receive Peony & Blush Suede and Blackberry & Bay Cologne miniatures in a faux-leather travel case with any $175 Jo Malone™ purchase. Tailor Your Scent. A gift from Jo Malone London to you. This duo of Cologne miniatures is perfect for Fragrance Combining.™ Layer Peony & Blush Suede with Blackberry & Bay to create an enticing fragrance, delicious with juicy depth. Shop the Jo Malone™ Boutique   This is a great deal if you spent about 200 on fragrance. Basically you get double gifts (or 4 mini sprays + a tiny tester). They don't tell about the size but I assume 9mL per spray. RUN!!!
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H216
Perfumes- every last drop counts
For some reason, I can't bring myself to toss out a bottle of perfume when there are some 'literally' drops left! I pivot and turn the bottle at every conceivable angle to spray out what's possible. The rests it's in there until either has dusted up so I don't want to bother saving it or it actually vaporizes away.   Am I the only one that does this? Or does anyone have any tricks to get that last bit out? 
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H216
HALL OF FAMER H216 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm open to suggestions too! see post
colele
Similar perfume to
I love the smell of the Inis energy of the sea cologne and I was wondering anyone knows a one similar to it? 
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colele
BEAUTY CELEB colele / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
Great! Thank you both, this helps a bunch! see post
shomie
My Burberry
could I get a sample of My Burberry.  Anxious to try it but do not know if I like it well enough to order
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spoiledbrat
HALL OF FAMER spoiledbrat / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Mrs. Baine is correct, you can get a sample in store if they carry it. You can check by entering your zipcode on the product page. Received a sample from Nordstrom.  To... see post
LNDN23
YSL La Nuit De L'Homme VS. YSL La Nuit De L'Homme- Art Edition?
Is the Men's YSL La Nuit De L'Homme the same fragrance as the Men's YSL La Nuit De L'Homme - Edition Art?
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LNDN23! The fragrances themselves are the same, but the packaging for the Art Edition is limited edition. :)    Cheers!  Kevin  see post
darlingNYC
Fall/Winter Fragrance??
I am searching for a new fragrance for the autumn and upcoming winter months. Some fragrances I like in general include Falling in Love by Philosophy, Glamorous by Ralph Lauren (now discontinued), Nicole by Nicole Richie, Honey by Marc Jacobs, Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture, Ralph Lauren Blue, Angel by Thierry Mugler, Stella by Tocca, Pretty by Elizabeth Arden, Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber Parfum, Carolina Hererra 212 Sexy… to name a few.   I want something warm and sexy, but also unique and somewhat bold. I sampled Donna Karan Cashmere Mist and found it to be too powdery. I also tried Giorgio Armani Sí and liked it initially but it wore off fast. I also want something a little more bold and a bit different than those I've named above but while staying true to my fragrance "profile". Something sexy, seductive, and sophisticated. What do you recommend? Thanks :-)
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I also wanted to add that the fragrance is currently in the Fragrance Sampler Kit http://www.sephora.com/perfume-sampler-P389011?icid2=gifts_landingpage_skugrid_P389011_... see post