Okay so, this may be the most commonly known thing in the world, but I'd never know it. What is the difference amongst the different kinds of perfume? (i.e. parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, etc)
so....what are your go-to home fragrances ? i have 3, currently, that reign as favorites. two candles and one incense. candles NEST home -- moroccan amber . i really really rate nest candles. their output is incredible, you get your money's worth. and i love this scent. it's warm and cozy, and while it smells like 'home' to you may add a slight air of intrigue and mystery to guests. DIPTYQUE vanille . a vanilla that is not too sweet. deep, warm, creamy. as i said in the hauls thread when i got it last month...i didn't expect to like this just as much as i did. it's true love. incense BLACKBIRD BALLARD incense pyres in AI . they describe it as follows: "Ai contrasts the green leafy plants of our gardens with a sophisticated richness of the marble covered palaces of our dreams." so, a cooling grassy marble. this is another one i didn't expect to love as much as i did, but when i burnt it i was intoxicated. the notes are geranium, rose stem, moss and mint. though i swear i detected a bit of zesty lemon. it's sharp and cooling, not too floral but earthy. adore. how about you guys ? what do you like in your home ?
I am kind of nervous when I wear perfume because I feel like the scent of the perfume clashes and gives off a skunky mess stink. I mean, how can you avoid the perfume scent you wear to not mix with any other smells and such lie deoderant, hair conditioner, and other smell..I really want to wear perfume but I am iffy about the reactions
I got a sample of NEST - Midnight Fleur a few months ago and I was obsessed with it, I used it all in two weeks. I didn't need a million sprays to get a lasting scent and people could always smell it a few hours after I'd put it on. So, I decided to order a full size and I can't smell it at all just twenty minutes after applying. I've even tripled the amount of sprays I use at once just to see if I can get the same experience as the sample, but to no avail, I can't smell it and neither can anyone else! Is it possible that I somehow received a defective bottle of the perfume?? Should I send it back and exchange it for a new one?? Any insight would be appreciated!
Topazbeth asked about lipstick rules in another thread, and that got me thinking about fragrance rules. You know, like heavier perfumes in the winter or gender specific fragrances... Do you follow them? I've flaunted the season ones whenever the mood hits, but the gender ones are kind of bugging me these days. ScentTrunk accidentally sent me the man's sample box instead of the women's one one month, and I really liked a couple of the selections enough to wear. The whole gender rule just seems more difficult for me to break for some non-logical reason though.
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.
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!
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?
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:
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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?
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?