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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 BUFF beauty1bliss / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I got the value set of these at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I fell in love with this last year when I purchase the Macaron scented candle. 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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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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BEAUTY GURU Libellules / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / 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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BEAUTY WHIZ mamakitkat / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Totally agree about the vouchers! 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 PRO bem564 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / 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 BOSS paiute / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / 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 PRO shirleylin88 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / 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
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
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 CELEB jennhey / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / 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 PRO Timelesskdd / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / 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
Girls' equivalent of Jean Paul Gaultier "Le Male"?
My boyfriend wears Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier and I love the smell. What might a complimentary women's fragrance be? I'm looking for a perfume that has similar fragrance notes.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you ever considered wearing Le Male? The concept that only men that use cologne while women are left with perfume is something that can be put aside. I have a few f... see post
3x points on fragrances
I just ordered a bottle of lancome  tresor, but I didn't get triplet points. Is tresor not a qualifying  fragrance? 
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BEAUTY CELEB jennhey / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
thanks! just to be extra sure! see post
Spring alternative to Nirvana Black?
I have been loving Nirvana Black all winter long (literally obsessed), but it's time to switch to a new spring scent. What's a scent that has similar notes to Nirvana Black but would be a bit lighter for the season? I do not like Nirvana White. Way too floral for me.
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HALL OF FAMER vegchililover78 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My first thought is, have you tried layering Nirvana Black & White? If you find the White too floral, the Black will definitely balance it out and create something light... see post