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Deja vu, scents that bring back memories.....
I finally opened my 100 point Marc Jacobs Mod Noir (rip off for 100 points...but...whatever).  To me it smells exactly like DVF Tatiana...which brings back memories.  Kerosene Dirty Flower Factory smells like the lilac bushes my grandparents had...but lilac isn't in the scent notes at all.  What scents bring back memories and what are they. A few scents I've dumped, even though I loved them, because the related memories weren't ones I wanted to hold on to.
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Jimmy Choo Illicit Release Date at Sephora
You can buy the new Jimmy Choo fragrance, Illicit, at Macy's, Bloomies, and Lord & Taylor. Will it be released at Sephora before the official August 31st launch date? I need instant gratification but also want my Sephora points for such an expensive purchase. Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ eaugirlspirit / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yes Sephora, I too, am looking to possibly purchase Jimmy Choo Illicit and review it on my blogs!!! see post
Commodity Fragrances
I smelled Commodity Gold, and really liked it. Am I the last person to discover this brand? What are your other favorite Commodity fragrances?
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HALL OF FAMER PopularMakeup / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Let me know what you liked layered with gold. see post
WHICH IS THE STRONGEST AND LONG LASTING WOMENS PERFUME?
I have tried lots of them and they last only a couple of hours and I can barely smell them. I love floral and sexy sensual scents, but nothing lasts  
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BEAUTY BOSS hannahjojo / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I love angel by thierry mugler.  I find that I get tons of compliments on it even hours later.  Such holy grail status for me  see post
looking for the Tokyo Milk fragrance most similar to Kate Walsh boyfriend
Loved Kate Walsh boyfriend fragrance and miss it so much.  I remember a Tokyo Milk fragrance smelling similar but can not remember the name of it.  Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY WHIZ sharkington / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
The only one that I can think of, that comes close to Kate Walsh is Excess. Is that the one? c:  see post
Fragrance samples
I've been looking for a new fragrance and narrowed down a few I'd like to try on the Sephora website but really want to try in person before buying. Most of the fragrances I am looking at aren't available in a Sephora store within 100 miles of where I live. Is there a way to obtain a small sample without having to pay $24 and up for roller ball versions?
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BEAUTY WHIZ sharkington / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Do you have a Nordstrom nearby? If so, they have a bunch of similar perfumes Sephora sells and you can create your own samples.   If you want to purchase samples onlin... see post
Can the lights in the store change a fragrance?
I know the lights the products sit under changes the color, but what can it do for the smell of fragrance?   I bought a perfume yesterday in store. Sprayed it on a tester stick, on myself, smelled some coffee to clear out my nose, smelled it again, walked outside to step in the fresh air and smelled it on my arm, liked it, and went ahead and bought it. Got home, opened it, and as soon as I opened the box I could tell I no longer liked the scent. Sprayed it on myself and again, didn't smell the same at all! This isn't the first time I've had this happen either. D:
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BEAUTY MAVEN MAshlee / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
It depends of what kind of light is in the store but I don't thing they are warm enough to change your perfum. I think you bought an old bottle which is over 2 years old... see post
I'm probably going crazy but....
Does the fragrance from DKNY Be Delicious less potent than it used to be? My Dad got it for me when I was 12, and I've bought it ever since, but now I feel like I'm having to apply it more often than I used to. I almost feel like switching to Elizabeth and James because I've tried both Black and White, and to me they're similar to the smell of DKNY, but they last way longer. 
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BEAUTY MAVEN Metalbaby / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I'm definitely more of a spicy/musky fragrance person, I mean musky isn't the right word but you know what I mean. I can definitely tell it's more sweet now. It sucks wh... see post
Scented Candle Obsessed! Share your favs :)
Does anyone else buy scented candles from Sephora? I purchased this set of Tocca candles and I am OBSESSED with Cleopatra. What are your burning this moment?
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BEAUTY GURU Geminichilde / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love candles! I'm not really particular on brand I like to catch them on sale at Rue la la, Hautelook, etc. I do have a few that I'll rebuy:   Yankee Candle Patchoul... see post
Narciso Rodriguez For Her L'Absolu is here!
I can't contain my excitement for the newest addition to Narciso For Her Line: L'Absolu, in a beautiful dark berry bottle! I love For Her EDP in the pink bottle, but used it so much this year- I am probably halfway or 3/4 through...so this is a great replacement!   I thought I was going to have to wait until September to see this launch but thankfully Sephora opened it up to VIB's early!  
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BEAUTY GURU doriangray / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have the pink one too and I ADORE it!  So much so that I wonder if this flanker could win me over.   Please let us know how it compares.   see post
hollister so cal perfume
I thought i would ask you guys --- i love the hollister so cal for women, but they discontinued it. ou smelled it? and if so do you know of any perfume that smells similar?   thanks
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HALL OF FAMER Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You can probably still find it on Amazon and Ebay. I kinda liked the smell. see post
Decanting a large bottle of perfume into an atomizer?
Hello BTers! Last week, I purchased a large TF fragrance (8.4oz / 250ml) using a 20% off code from Saks online. Unfortunately, they did not and will not provide any kind of atomizer (and pictures online seem to indicate it comes with a funnel). I was just wondering if anyone could recommend some kind of decanting kit / tools, and even any favorite atomizers out there? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TheSocialQuota / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes. My favorite cheapie atomizer you can get on Amazon. Under $4 and they're really good. I love that they have a wide mouth and I can see the entire bottle. That was a... see post
laila eau de parfum!
Anyone ever heard of this?! It's awesome. "Essence of Norway."
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BEAUTY WHIZ eaugirlspirit / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yes! It is a fabulous scent! Bright, fresh, crisp uplifting floral- similar in my opinion to Issey Miyake L'eaudissey. Sephora should start carrying this!!! see post
Need help finding similar scents: Chanel Eau Fraiche
Hey gals! I am SO picky with perfumes. I've smelled hundreds of perfume and only like 3 scents :-(     1) Chanel Eau Fraiche  2) Juliette Has a Gun Anyway 3) Viva La Juicy   My favorite is the Chanel, BUT, it does not linger on me and sits very close to the skin so no one can smell it on me. Are there any similar scents that are strong enough for other to smell and last longer than 20 minutes?! Maybe I missed one in the sniffings....   Thanks for your help!    
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HALL OF FAMER nhunka / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you like sickly sweet scents like Viva La Juicy you may like Bonbon by Viktor & Rolf. The bottle is gorgeous too.    see post
Timing a Tom Ford Fragrance Purchase?
Hi, I didn't see a thread to piggy back on - so here goes. I'm trying to time a purchase of a Tom Ford fragrance that unfortunately Sephora doesn't offer. What's the best strategy / channel to make this purchase so as to maximize on some kind of reward or discount (I'm in the U.S. for what it's worth)? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Libellules / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love Jasmine - I keep meaning to pick up a sample of that one (but I always opt for Tuscan Leather :x). Interesting! I'll have to look into this then :) see post
Similar Fragrances
Does anyone know of any fragrances similar to Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black, Tokyo Milk Dark Bulletproof, or Givenchy Pi?
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BEAUTY WHIZ eaugirlspirit / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Honestly I feel like the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black smells eerily similar to Estee Lauder Sensuous. Both are heavy sandalwood scents. Estee Lauder's is brighter w... see post
If you could create the next Bottled Dreams collection...
What would you include? I was disappointed in the last offering. What would be your dream fragrance collection?
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HALL OF FAMER Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Any of the Juliette has a gun, Tom Ford Velvet or Black Orchid, Dolce by D&G, Tokyo Milk Tainted Love, Replica Beach Walk. At least those 5. There are others, but I eith... see post
Clean scent samples
I had a few of the clean sample vials sitting in my perfume sample jar that I found a way to sort of repurpose.   I liked how they smelled, but I knew I'd never use them as a perfume. After I ran out of febreeze, I poured in one sample vial and filled the empty febreeze bottle with water.  It made the best fabric spray!  I used it on my drapes and rugs. My whole house smelled soooooo clean and fresh! 
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BEAUTY GURU bem564 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!! :)   see post
how do you decant sample size perfumes into a larger bottle?
I would like use my flowerbomb samples to refill the small travel size bottle that came with a little funnel but I don't know how. Can you remove the spray tops or do you just keep spraying into the funnel until the vial is empty? Thank You for your help!
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HALL OF FAMER TheSocialQuota / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Whoops! hopefully that won't happen. well that and sometimes the tops slip out of the pliers in the pop part... so hopefully a person or a pet don't get an eyeful. see post
Tom Ford Private Blend
Hi Sephora, Can you please consider selling the Tom Ford Private Blends line here at Sephora stores in the U.S. or at Sephora.com? I have just bought one and plan to buy another- but can only buy them at my local Nordstrom. Nordstrom is getting my business instead of Sephora...;(   Fans: if you agree, please post that you want these private blends too! Given that they are so expensive, I plan to buy only 1-2 per year, but still, they would sell!
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HALL OF FAMER KateLovesYSL / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Most of the private blends are available for purchase on the Canadian Sephora website. You can wait till the sale in Nov to pick it up to get between 15-20% off dependin... see post
A lotion or long lasting perfume that smells similar to Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic?
  So I adore this perfume, love it. Issue is it's a toilette and doesn't last longer then maybe three hours or so. I have an all day event that I'm going to and want the scent to last a loooot, or at least maybe an hour or two, longer.    So any recommendations on things that smell similar lotion or fragrance wise? Its base notes are: M andarin orange, basil, green tea, amber.
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BEAUTY BOSS coffeenow / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Citrus scents are notorious for not lasting very long.  The longest lasting citrus I've used is Aetelier Cologne's Orange Sanguine- you might want to give that a test dr... see post
My Little Roses de Chloe ?
Is "My little roses de chloe" the same scent as "Roses de chloe" ?
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Change in Black Orchid?
I have been mulling over adding Black Orchid to my fragrance collection for a while.   I had a sample years ago, and it was a sillage and longevity beast (which is something I love). One spray was enough. The scent worked well on me and was delightfully noir. I was going through a Coco phase at the time however, and I never picked it up.   I am finally ready to pull the trigger on it, but in reading some reviews it looks like it may have been reformulated to have much less sillage and longevity.   Can anyone comment on whether or not this is true?
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Which Fragrance Prompts Snuggles . . . From Your Children.
I have a pretty large fragrance collection (amassed over nearly thirty years). There is one fragrance in my collection that my little guy (6-years-old) can't get enough of (after the horribly powdery drydown).   Shalimar EDP: http://www.sephora.com/shalimar-eau-de-parfum-P272 652?skuId=1297076   When I'm wearing it he comes up to me, sniffs my neck, let's out that heart melting "little kid sigh," wraps his arms around me, and settles in for a long snuggle.   That has me wondering; what scents do your children love on you?
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BEAUTY WHIZ neacail / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you for sharing the love. :) see post
I like to layer my fragrance; what would you suggest to go with Gucci's Rush?
HilaryBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi loveofmylife,   Layering fragrances is so fun! I think Korres Vanilla Freesia Lychee would compliment Rush nicely. If you wanted to add a spicy, earthy dimension ... see post
Fragrance Sample Giveaway!
** Closed ** I've seen so much generosity on BT lately and I want to keep the good vibes going! This weekend I went through my sample stash and discovered I had way too many fragrance samples. I'm planning to giveaway 4 fragrance sample boxes; 1. Tom Ford Velvet Orchid, 2. Chloe, 3. Burberry (My Burberry & Brit Rhythm), 4. Mixed box (Versace Yellow Diamond, Versace Bright Crystal, Dior Jadore, Thierry Mugler Alien...to name a few).     The rules are easy. US only. Respond to this post and indicate the box you'd like. Since we're getting into the hot summer season, include your favorite summertime drink! Mine is Peach Lemonade!     I'll tally on Thursday 05/28 after 8pm EST and announce the winners on Friday 05/29! Have fun!
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BEAUTY BUFF kovalevka / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Do you still have any samples? see post
Fragrance Samples/Rewards
For the first time today I noticed there was a tab under "weekly specials" that links to free gifts with fragrance purchases.  Some cute totes and other products with select fragrance purchases.  Wanted to point it out in case you missed it, like I did. 
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BEAUTY GURU paiute / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Check out sephora.com/beauty-deals see post
Marc Jacobs Mod Noir Fragrance
I was recently chosen to receive and review the newest Marc Jacobs fragrance, Mod Noir. I came into work today to the lovely surprise package.    Here is a little bit more info on the perfume itself before I get into my thoughts on it.   **Copied from the product page: " A modern return to the classic note of intoxicating gardenia, Marc Jacobs Mod Noir elevates a signature scent into a contemporary sphere. The airy floral fragrance opens with a field of lush, dewy greens, which give way to freshly cut gardenias floating atop sparkling water. Creamy musks leave a sensual dry down on the skin. The striking bottle was inspired by Marc Jacobs’s quirky, striped fashion prints and the interplay of black and white in his iconic runway collections. Bold elements cleverly juxtapose classic and modern styles. The bottle’s linear black and white stripes contrast with its circular shape, and the shiny lacquer opposes the matte frosted finish. Notes: Greens, Gardenia, Creamy Musks. Style: Bold. Modern. Unique."   Link to product:  http://www.sephora.com/mod-noir-P395917?skuId=1709 856#pdp-reviews   My first thoughts:  1. The bottle itself is cutely chic. To me it's very different than the usual MJ bottles, I still really like it 2. The fragrance is light and floral, but still manages to stay fresh. I absolutely love all of MJ's scents and this has not disapointed me at all. It is actually something I would buy for myself. It's perfect for spring & summer   I'll come back with a more in depth review on it once I've worn it a couple of times.    If there is anything else you would like to know please feel free to ask below Has anyone else gotten the chance to try this perfume out? What are your thoughts on it?     *Sorry if this review is a little scattered. It's my first time reviewing something like this. I know there is usually a lot of up roar and anger when not everyone get these gifts but please try to be polite on this thread, I'm very lucky to have been chosen as an active member of BT.   **Also disclosing the fact that this was a gift from Sephora and Marc Jacobs.
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BEAUTY BOSS shirleylin88 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
so I tested a sample of this and I really like it. I think I may purchase the rollerball first and see how it wears :D  see post
fragrance recommendations?
I'm looking for a new fragrance for a friend. She likes Jean Paul Gaultier and Prada, so are there other similar perfumes that fall along those profiles?
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HilaryBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi allcarbon,   I agree with lylysa that the fragrance samplers make really fun gifts. I have given several as birthday gifts and the recipient usually gives me upda... see post
Fragrance matching?
I wonder if anyone here has had a great experience having a scent recreated for them?   My favourite fragrance ever was retired a few years ago.  I managed to score an unopened sample that they found in a drawer and sent me (for free!  so nice of them).  I'd like to have it matched but don't really know where to start.  There are a few online sites that offer matching but I'd have to send them my whole sample so I don't know who to trust.   Any experience or advice to offer?
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BEAUTY BOSS jsharr08 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Out of curiosity, what fragrance is it? see post