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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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BEAUTY BOSS Libellules / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / 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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HALL OF FAMER ry22 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black heavily features sandalwood, which is featured in a lot of men's cologne. I personally love wearing men's fragrance, even more than wom... see post
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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BEAUTY MAVEN spiderlashes / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Many times I am too indecisive to pick just one perfume for the whole day so I end up with unexpected combos that sometimes work and sometimes really don't. Today I star... 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
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 BUFF bem564 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!! :)   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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BEAUTY BUFF mamakitkat / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Totally agree about the vouchers! see post
Kat Von D's Sinner.
Does anybody know of a fragrance that is similar to this? My husband really likes it but I want to change it up a little.
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BEAUTY MAVEN LorCaProfe / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I would try YSL's Black Opium.  see post
Kat Von D Sinner Perfume
So sad to hear Kat Von D Sinner perfume is discontinued! I loved this fragrance so much and am almost out. Specifically came on the site to order more. Can anyone recommend a similar fragrance? Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN LorCaProfe / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have faced this dilemma too! I found that YSL's new fragrance, Black Opium is similar to Sinner...Good luck!  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 SAVANT shirleylin88 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / 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
New Bottled Dream Perfume Sampler
I just found this New fragrance set. The price is $58/CAD$70. I love mini perfume, but this set is too similar to the last one.  Anyone is thinking getting this one??   http://www.sephora.com/bottled-dream-perfume-sampl er-P393744?skuId=1691583   It has: 0 .17 oz Bulgari Omnia Crystalline Eau de Toilette (Scent certificate redeems for 1.3 oz bottle) - 0.24 oz Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Eau de Parfum (Scent certificate redeems for 1 oz bottle) - 0.24 oz Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Eau de Parfum (Scent certificate redeems for 1 oz bottle) - 0.16 oz Escada Joyful Eau de Parfum (Scent certificate redeems for 1 oz bottle) - 0.25 oz Fresh Fresh Life Eau de Parfum (Scent certificate redeems for 1 oz bottle) - 0.16 oz Gucci Guilty Eau de Toilette (Scent certificate redeems for 1 oz bottle) - 0.14 oz Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum (Scent certificate redeems for 1 oz bottle)
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BEAUTY BUFF mamakitkat / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I was really hoping they would offer a new one, and totally disappointed in this.  I LOVE these sets.  This one has scents that have been given away as free samples! I ... 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
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
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
Favorite Perfumes lately
Hey beauty lovers now that Sephora has started their 3x the points on perfumes till may 10 wanted to find what perfumes you guys picked up or are looking to get. currently I've been loving YSL's black opium and really want the full size but what else would you guys recommend?
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HALL OF FAMER laynebr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just regular moisturizer. I have super dry skin so no perfume ever lasts on me unless I moisturize it well. see post
My Little Roses de Chloe ?
Is "My little roses de chloe" the same scent as "Roses de chloe" ?
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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
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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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
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 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 PRO paiute / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Check out sephora.com/beauty-deals see post
Disappointed in Sephora misrepresentation
I purchased 2 scent kits with scent certificates ONLINE. They have samples to use and a certificate to redeem at a store for one of the fragrances in the kit. I used the samples and went to a store (inside a JCPenny) to redeem the certificate and was told it could only be redeemed at a freestanding Sephora store (not in a JCPenny, not in Canada and not online). I looked online and it does say so in fine print, but I feel like this is a scam. There is not a qualifying Sephora store within 100 miles of the zip code to which they shipped my order. I looked up several other cities and the majority are inside JCPenny stores. I contacted customer service and spent over 30 minutes on hold and speaking with two people with the same refrain - "there is nothing we can do, it needs to be redeemed at a freestanding Sephora store". One of the persons told me to use while on vacation. I feel like they highly misrepresented this product and the company. It should not be sold online if it cannot be redeemed online and there should be a better warning that the company does not back up or support its products company-wide. I have looked at many sites about the company and I will no longer support them with my purchasing money.
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BEAUTY GURU desertdancer / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love these Perfume Samplers and see this complain a lot.   The reason this is done is because JCPENNY has limited availability on brands.   That is why Sampler kit... 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
Anyone try the Atelier Cologne Azul Collection yet?
I'm a huge Atelier Cologne fan. Wish these were available last week during the fragrance event.... But still really excited to try these! VIB and Rouge exclusive for now. Anyone try them yet?      The descriptions all sound wonderful!    All are available in three sizes, 3.3 oz for $125, 1 oz with a leather case for $85, 0.25 oz for $25.    
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HALL OF FAMER mw23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just so happens that I received a sample order from Atelier in the mail today.:) see post
Display Ideas for Fragrance Samples
Hi, All!    I'm looking for some creative advice for displaying those little fragrance sample vials.     Right now, I've got them stored upright in a shoebox, but I don't see everything that I have unless I pull them out one by one to read what they are before deciding which to try out for the day.     I'd like to be able to store them on the counter, but with their names easily visible.  (I was thinking of those vinyl bags with pockets, but they go over the door, which is where my long mirror hangs, so I don't want to cover it up. Therefore, the counter it is.)     Any suggestions?  
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HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow this is so cute! It makes me want to start collecting mini fragrances  see post
Q. Hanae Mori perfume sample help please!
Hello! I got a sample of a Hanae Mori perfume a while ago (either 2 or 3 months ago, I would say) and it doesn't say which one it is on the little white spray bottle it came in. It's not on My Purchases either as it appears to have been sent to me in lieu of another sample I asked for. Does anyone have any idea of which one it could be? I found a thread here with a possible answer but it's from a few years back HALP! Thank you! ^_^
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BEAUTY BOSS makeitup305 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. Does anybody know how the EDT compares to the EDP? I love the smell of the EDT but it goes away in an hour! Is the lasting power of the EDP any better? see post
Return Juicy Couture Viva la Juciy
A friend recently bought the Juicy Couture's Viva la Juicy perfume and received the Juicy tote bag with it. She's not liking the perfume much though and would like to return it. Does she have to return the tote with it as well?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ahria,   No, your friend does not need to return the gift with purchase with the perfume. Thanks! see post
3x sephora points for cologne
Helllooooo~ i recently ordered a cologne and its been over 24 hours and was wondering why i got 2x the points rather than 3x?   is there anyone who is in the same position or know why?   thanks! Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
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BEAUTY RESIDENT jennhey / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
oh i get it now. thanks for the help! thanks ddstevens22 & nika~ see post
Tocca
In some of my very recent sephora orders there were the fragance sampler cards set and one of them was a tocca. I liked it but at the time i didnt realize that there were so many different names. Does anyone know which one it was? 
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HALL OF FAMER anaa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oops that was Simone that was the mini.  see post
Fresh & Floral Sample Bag
Did anyone receive this yet? Mine will arrive tomorrow.  Looking forward to testing a few new scents.   
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BEAUTY SAVANT Timelesskdd / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Got this today and have to say it was pretty good.  The plastic bag is cute and I will reuse it for something.  The variety of samples is nice.   If you have a small ord... see post
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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BEAUTY BOSS RMOR86 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
yes and i am SO excited see post