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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 BUFF kathmb / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I can recommend two I used to get my dad through his 50's (been awhile since I've smelled them, but I usually go for light and clean and descriptions seem to confirm): A... 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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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
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
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
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
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 Libellules / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@jemly have you had the chance to try these? Dancing on the Moon is definitely heavy on the white florals, namely jasmine. Soul of the Forest was really interesting as 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
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 txcatx / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Maison Margiela Replica Dancing On the Moon. First of all, I feel like I should buy a lottery ticket because my last Sephora order came with every sample I requested, in... 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 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
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 NarNarNars / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 @KatieBT or any other mods out there-- it doesn't seem like Sephora has the entire JM fragrances as of now. It's missing White Jasmine and Mint (which happens to be one... 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 MASTER ghrelin / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / 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