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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 michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's so unfortunate Beadshopgirl!  I know a few people that love the original Fresh Sugar! 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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Q. Anybody know if these are spray bottles?
Anybody know if the Daisy & Daisy Eau So Fresh mini gift set contains spray bottles? I have received minis before that are not sprays but splashes, and I haven't used them for that reason.   http://www.sephora.com/daisy-daisy-eau-so-fresh-mi ni-gift-set-P416005?skuId=1904333&icid2=products%2 ...   I want Daisy, but I don't use perfume enough to warrant a 1 oz bottle, and it gets funky after two years or so. And I prefer sprays to rollerballs!    Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER angel7594 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @chicfemme18, They are not spray bottles, just dabbers. see post
3X Points for Fragrance
Hi there   I bought $30 worth of fragrance on Feb 1st and the 3x points havent been added yet. Anyone know how long it normally takes?   Thanks!    
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Mands8,   I'm going to send you a private message!   Best, Mali see post
Do scented candles qualify for triple points?e they'
They're classified under Fragrance on Sephora's website but I wasn't sure if they would be included.
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HALL OF FAMER Beadshopgirl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had the same issue, but I sent an email, and they fixed it for me.  see post
Perfume help!
My favorite perfume used to be Possibilities by Ann Taylor.  Unfortunately, it was discontinued. Can anyone suggest perfumes that are similar?
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Nina424 / RISING STAR / replied
Thank you!  I will check it out.  ;) see post
FRAGRENCE PROMO code not registering properly.
I recently noticed under the Canadian Deals, there was a Chloe fragrance promo code for a free Chloe clutch with purchase of select Chloe fragrances. But no matter what Chloe perfume, and or size I added to the basket, an error came up showing 3 other "item numbers" that only qualify for that code. When I put one of these item numbers in the site's Search, no items matching these item numbers came up. Please help.
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Buttercup89,   Sorry for the trouble! The promotion states at checkout that you must purchase the Chloé item numbers 1809219, 1580448 or 1659390 to qualify. Ite... 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
Michael Kors
Has anyone tried Glam Jasmine from MK before? If you did, do you like it or didn't? and what perfume smells similar to Glam Jasmine in your opinion
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have Glam Jasmine and I like it. It is a heavier scent, though. Good for winter and the holidays.   I tend to like things with jasmine in them, and recently tried Ae... see post
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 Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Commes des Garcons Amazingreen. Notes: Palm Tree Leaves, Green Pepper, Dew Mist, Jungle Leaves, Ivy Leaves, Orris Roots, Coriander Seeds, Silex, Gunpowder Accord, Vet... see post
Non - Floral Perfumes
Hi All! I'm having trouble finding perfumes that I'm not allergic too. Any type of floral perfumes set off my allergies. Can you guys please recommend anything that doesn't have any floral notes in it?   Thanks in advance!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @JenYaco,   I'd look into Juliette Has a Gun Not A Perfume and DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY 2am Kiss! Both smell wonderful and Not A Perfume is hypoallergenic. (:  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 MAVEN inicita / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Bleu  by chanel is great but I like cartier for Men better see post
Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Divine Substitute
I'm sponsoring a family this holiday season through a local nonprofit and am having trouble with a fragrance request. I know Victoria's Secret discontinued the Dream Angels Divine scent several years ago. Can somebody point me to a fragrance that would smell similar? If Sephora sells a rollerball of said fragrance that would be awesome. For reference, the notes are cyclamen, sandalwood, amber, musk, and jasmine. I'm having a particularly hard time imagining the fragrance right now as someone in my office is eating fried chicken. 
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BEAUTY MAVEN inicita / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
You can still get DIVINE in VS outlet   see post
perfume for the pretty innocent blond 18 yo girl who looks like an angel
HALL OF FAMER pocketvenus / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire also comes to mind. It's a gourmand based on cherries.   I feel some Nest fragrances could work. They are very pretty and inoffensive -... see post
Sweet
I need some suggestions of sweet  and or warm floral or fruity floral scents. List me some of your favorites
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
oh I forgot Tocca.. nice choice!! see post
Fragrance reviews
I thought it would be nice to have a thread where we can post our impressions of fragrances we're testing   I finally had a chance to test three of the new Maison Margiela Replicas on my skin! They’re definitely more “niche” and more abstract/challenging than the rest of the Replica line.   Across Sands – Sweet, rich and warm but not overly so. I smelled some oud when I tested this on paper but it was very weak on my skin such that I question if I'm just imagining it. I'd hardly describe it as "daring" or "heady"; actually, I found it comforting more than anything else. The scent of sweet dried dates really comes through. About 15 minutes, there's an almost burnt darkness to it and then it just... deflates. Died down to a skin scent within the hour whereas most perfumes last hours for me.   Soul of the Forest – a wet, resinous, coniferous green that is easily wearable. The opening was fresh, but also a little sour which I found interesting. The incense is very faint. The dry down, by the way, is very rapid . Like Across Sands, it became a skin scent within the hour. Very weak projection.   Dancing on the Moon – the most challenging of the four. To be honest, I was surprized the house went with something that is clearly not going to be a crowd pleaser. This has an intensely indolic white floral character - there’s definitely a faint mothball note for me. It’s also a little powdery; I'm guessing that's the minerality. Much better performance than the other two.   Overall, these were better than I'd anticipated, but they still seemed a little thin/flat to me. Especially AS and SOTF, it's like they just... collapse. If you're looking for niche that's boundary pushing, I'd say try Etat Libre d'Orange which is around the same price point, is more creative and more "filled out."
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HALL OF FAMER pocketvenus / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I know what you mean! La Fille de Berlin is definitely nothing like a hand soap :)   see post
A perfume like Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
I have been using this perfume for years; just wanted to try something different but is in the same category (similar notes) Any suggestions? Most perfumes are too pungent or their fragrance leaves my skin in half an hour.
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HALL OF FAMER aydasu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For some reason, Flowerbomb makes me think of Coco Mademoiselle. Maybe that would be a good option to spice things up. see post
A fragrance similar to the original Dolce
I really love the scent of the Dolce by Dolce&Gabanna but I find that the scent wears off rather quickly. Is there a scent that is similar to it with long staying power?    Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
HI @Debbiy I bet someone in the 31 days of Fragrance challenge could help you with that if you post your question there instead..   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Fra... 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 veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Cross posted from the Beauty News thread... Rumor has it that Jo Malone will be coming to Sephora!!!!!! Again rumor but that be awesome! see post
Which Dior perfume is light and feminine, that can be used as a signature fragrace?
BEAUTY MAVEN Roxxiegx / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hello Kukui! I absolutely love the Dior Blooming Bouquet. It's both soft and feminine. You may also like Gucci Bamboo. see post
Fragrance as a form of makeup or fashion accessory
Do you ever try to match your fragrances to your outfits or makeup? Some combos I love to wear:   Etat Libre d'Orange's Like This: A cropped, ultra fuzzy orange mohair sweater and high waisted grey pants with flats. A short, matte manicure. Subtle orange lip and neutral/bronzey eyes. Sock bun.   Nasomatto's Absinthe: a slinky cowl neck deconstructionist top (Maison Martin Margiela) with crisp white shorts and fun heels. Graphic eyeliner and a slash of bright lipstick. Hair straight as a pin. (What's funny is that I would never wear any Replica frags with anything MMM as I don't think they match at all!)   Frederic Malle's Une Fleur de Cassie: a beautifully draping black dress or something ultra-femme. Pretty garters and silk stockings with a back seam. Gold jewelry. Maybe a vintage fur stole. Smoky gold eyes. Hair down, soft waves.   Honestly, I could do this all day...
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@pocketvenus It'd be lovely if they had like a pintrest for it!  see post
Tell me
Is there any cheap perfume($17/$19) but still as good as the expensive ones for rollerball ($28/29) ?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @Janeyy2 everytime you place an order online you get to choose 3 samples.. which are almost always fragrance. After a couple purchases you will find that you are swim... see post
Lasts Longer?
So which of these perfumes on you, smells sweet the longest?    Roses - chloe   decadence - marc jacob   daisy so fresh- marc jacob   Mon Paris- YSL   Blooming Bouquet- Dior
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HALL OF FAMER Milou07 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Both the YSL and Chloe last all day on me.  I like the smell of the YSL better.  Dior is wonderful, but is gone by the end of the day on me.  see post
Expired Pinrose perfume
Did anyone else's pillowtalk poet come expired in the Pinrose 10 rollerball collection? It smelles like pure alcohol. 
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BEAUTY GURU imababymuffin / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Just received the pillowtalk poet roller ball! It smells great! It doesn't have the alcohol smell the one I orginally got did so I'm very happy I got to try it the way i... see post
Which one for perfume ?
If you try both of these, which one would you consider more   1. Marc Jacob's Decadence   2. YSL Mon Paris   3. Roses - Chloe   4. Love Story- Chloe   5. Flowerbomb   They are all sweet and lovely scent but which do you pick?    
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BEAUTY GURU ghrelin / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
If I had to pick just one it would be Decadence, but part of that is because it's a newer scent for me and I plan on using a perfume certificate for it.  I don't like th... see post
Marc Jacob
Do you prefer the perfume's Daisy Dream , Daisy So Fresh, or the original daisy perfume?   I can't decide which one is better for VIB Sale 
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BEAUTY GURU Madeline7 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Daisy Eau so Fresh is my absolute favorite.  It has an added fruity scent over the original daisy that makes it smell amazing and seems to last longer see post
Fragrance
I'm looking for a fragrance for my mother. She likes warm & floral scents. Her absolute  favourite is the Chanel no. 5 as a reference. She also likes Prada Candy Florale. I'm looking for a scent that she'll like but is also new to her. 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, ishitaxjha!   I would suggest popping into Sephora's Fragrance IQ quiz that allows you quickly narrow down selections whether you're shopping for yourself, or in t... see post
Chanel No 5 - which product to get?
My mom's favorite perfume is Chanel No 5, but she hasn't had any for a while, so I'm planning on getting her a bottle for Christmas. She wants the "biggest, most economical" bottle available. So should I get the parfum, the eau de parfum, or the eau de toilette, and in what size? Does a bottle of parfum really last long enough to be worth the extra price?
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BEAUTY WHIZ penelopeblooms / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi @Titian06 !   Thank you so much for your helpful response.  I had the exact same question and called the Rouge line, but they weren't able to go into detail about t... see post
Which Perfume
From Marc Jacob's collection on perfume, which one's do you think smell very sweet?     From Dior's perfume, which one's do you think smell sweet?
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Dot from Marc Jacobs has always smelled very sweet to me. :) see post
Perfume
I liked the smell of Flowerbomb since I can smell it easily. But I want to know other perfume that is also similar to that smell and heavy since Flowerbomb was a heavy smell to me. Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER pocketvenus / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There are 83 votes on Fragrantica that claim Lancome's La Vie Est Belle is similar. The notes are different but they both list Polge and Ropion as their creators. see post