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YOUR SCENT / YOUR COLLECTION
YOUR SCENT STORIES.   ok i'd like to preface this by saying that i don't intend this thread to be a bunch of navel gazing on my part. i just wanted to start a thread where people can just tell their scent stories. share your collection--or not. share what a certain perfume means to you. a story. why you love what you love. some scents that you ended up loving over time. whatever you feel to share !   andy warhol collected personal fragrances (cologne, perfume, etc). he would buy one, wear it continuously for 3 months, then put it in a box never to wear it again. then, throughout his life, he'd return to the box and smell the perfume, to be instantly transported to that very specific 3 month period of his life. this is one of my favorite bits of trivia.   f ragrance is so personal . subjective. much moreso than makeup, in my opinion (i don't even think that is a matter of opinion !!). i started my perfume hoarding a few years ago, way before any sort of serious makeup collection was developed. a lot of my collection is personal taste and selection, while a good portion of it were gifts (it's well known among family and friends that i'm obsessed with smells). some scents are obviously "me" (i'm definitely drawn to earthy and "darker" scents, for lack of a better term), others are things i'd have never reached for but have come to represent certain eras and are therefore attached to some heartstrings (such as MJ 'lola').   i can't be as disciplined as warhol, but there's still a slight method to my madness. i used to wear one perfume until it was gone, then move on to something else. now i wear a scent  almost  primarily for a few months, occasionally going back to "past" scents when i'm feeling nostalgic or missing something / someone. sometimes it's a happy thing, sometimes it's bittersweet, sometimes it's straight up masochistic. and i love it.   i live in a tiny place so i keep my perfumes on my book/vinyl shelf. some of these i haven't worn in years, but i keep them.   my current "now" scent:  diptyque philosykos (fig) my forever scent(s):  serge lutens ambre sultan and bvlgari jasmine noir favorite floral:  issey miyake l'eau d'issey most nostalgia inducing  1. v&r flowerbomb. it amuses me this took off the way it has, i remember when it was an exclusive at bergdorfs in nyc* and i got my hands on it and felt so special, now it's on everyone (*it was either an exclusive or it was gifted to me ahead-of-release. i can't quite remember, it was 2007ish !). 2. jo malone blue agava & cacao what is missing from my collection:  tom ford black orchid. it'll be mine someday. jo malone blue agava & cacao. any comme des garçons scent (which sephora has started carrying !!). and finally, le labo rose 31 and/or santal 33 personal trivia:  the little box pictured contains samples and deluxe samples. my favorites in there are probably tom ford santal blush (can't afford !), tom ford tuscan leather (can't afford !!!), and givenchy dance--which is very dear to me, it's a sample i got in japan, and i've never seen dance sold in the states ?? it's a perfect daytime spring smell.  best budget scents:  tokyo milk dark, hands down. i have two (can you even see them in the pics ?!), arsenic and tainted love. arsenic is my fave, i've run out but intend to grab it up again soon. not pictured:  jo malone amber & lavender, which i keep in my bathroom as an air freshener ! and rollerballs (only have a few and rollerballs i have i have a full size of)     and i thought some of you would be amused that my perfumes are tucked in below my bowie shelf  
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skintester
HALL OF FAMER skintester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's the Godfather himself, Marlon Brando. see post
MikuNerd65
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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hypnoticpoise
BEAUTY MASTER hypnoticpoise / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Lately I've been wearing Forever Red by Bath & Body Works, which is a "nice" fragrance, but not my favorite, but other people love it on me, and I am a sucker for compli... see post
Vaashtii
Getting fragrance to last longer
I am confused. I've been reading suggestions online for ways to help your fragrance last longer so that you get the most out of it.    One site I read said to apply a little bit of petroleum jelly to the inside of your wrist and then apply the fragrance to that. ANd that will help the fragrance stretch further.   BUT another site I read said that if you accidentally over do it and put on too much perfume that if you apply some lotion to your wrists it will soak up some of the scent so that it won't be so strong.   SO which is it? Does it help fragrance last longer or absorb the fragrance?    I'm currently in love with Elizabeth and James' Nirvana White. But I just sampled Lady Gaga's fame and I like it too.
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BOSS TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
If your skin is dehydrated or the perfume's silage is weak, fragrance fades faster and will need to be supplemented over a similarly noted lotion.   Best application c... see post
Cyndy89
perfume recommendation
Hey there i would like if anyone will help me. My sister and i want to purchase a new perfume for mom as a gift for her birthday which is in thanksgiving day. What would one be good for her she's turning 45 which would you recommend for her age for a mommi thanks for your help 
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calamityjane85
HALL OF FAMER calamityjane85 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
http://www.sephora.com/perfume-sampler-P389011?skuId=1633031 http://www.sephora.com/perfume-sampler-for-her-P390641?skuId=1633049 http://www.sephora.com/fragrance-samp... see post
Aimes11
Burberry perfume
I'm trying to find a nice Christmas gift for my boss. She loves Burberry frangrances, but she already has them all! Are there any other similar perfumes out there that she would like?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If she's already a devoted Burberry fan, rather than merely give her something similar to something she already loves, why not give her a variety of scents so she can be... see post
JamieCHR
New Sephora Sampler for Her
Hi!   I just got the new sampler for her, it's the one in the pink shiny box and I love it!  I opened it and the initial smell is great, does anyone know what perfume that one is?  It's over powering so I'm hoping someone knows what scent i'm talking about.   Thanks!
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm assuming you are talking about one of Sephora Favorite fragrance samplers, in which case can't you open them and sniff to confirm? I didn't buy any of them this year... see post
ivyxox
Jo Malone wood sage & sea salt
I'm so excited about this latest fragrance from Jo Malone. However, I won't be receiving my samples till next week  Anyone has tried this perfume yet?  Please share!  
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shoppiturt
BEAUTY MASTER shoppiturt / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I've been getting the emails out the wazoo and I'd really like to try it (and maybe ten other scents!), but I don't live anywhere near a place that sells this to try it ... see post
sharma
Perfume with better lasting power- D+G light blue
I currently wear dolce and gabbana light blue, I have been wearing it for almost 10 yrs. Can you recommend something similar with all day lasting power?
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kam71
BEAUTY MASTER kam71 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Ty for this lylysa....I have 2 samples and love, love, love it....but alas am finding the same issue....But I love it so, I don't want to give it up!  I'm super specific... see post
lorettallen
What are some great men's fragrances for women to wear?
greenporchlights
BEAUTY GURU greenporchlights / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
YSL's La Nuit De L'Homme. I think it's the cardamom that does it. I can never stop smelling it.   see post
Missie772
Show Me Your Mini Perfume Collection!
Hello my beautiful people!   This post is inspired by LCResz's recent thread of Perfumes and Oils Collection: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Fragrance/The-perf umes-and-oils-collection/td-p/1451444. While I love perfumes, I don't have much of a perfume and oils collection. I am more of a mini perfume collector.   I am obsessed with minis and I started last July. And I think that I have collected quite a few! I don't really care much about brands of perfumes or how it smells, but more about what the bottle looks like.   Here is my mini perfume collection! I have it stored on top of a Pier 1 Hayworth Collection Lingerie Chest (but I use it for jewelry and makeup storage!) I am going to run out of room soon!   I would love to see your mini perfume collection!
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Nokku
BEAUTY RESIDENT Nokku / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
Thank you so much. Nice to here that ^u^ see post
Vaashtii
Excited to try new scents
I have been wanting to find a "signature scent" for awhile now, and I found one on Etsy that I really like. But my husband does not like it. And the first time I wore it to work a student that I work with was really bothered it (I work with special needs students, and that particular one is very sensitive to scents) so I can't wear it to work anymore.   I was in Sephora a couple of weeks ago to look at NARS Audacious lipsticks (Which I LOVE btw) and my friend that I was with tried on the two Elizabeth and James Nirvana scents. I loved them both!!    I went back today and got the smallest version of Nirvana White to try for a little while and see how it goes. The girl working the counter also made me a sample of the Black, and gave me a couple of other samples too. One of them, MY NY from DKNY smells pretty awesome, so I'll definitely try it!!!! 
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Vaashtii
BEAUTY BUFF Vaashtii / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I have a sample of the Black scent and I'm looking forward to trying to mix them. I've never mixed scents before.  see post
Wowalla
Hunt for Signature fragrance!
What is a good fragrance for a 15 year old who wants feminine, but strong and an air of independence in her presence? I'm not a huge dress-wearer (although I do love them) but I do wear a lot of dress shirts and jeans. I like flowery scent more than fruity but am open to all suggestions!
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LadyInWhite
HALL OF FAMER LadyInWhite / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm going to second the recommendation that you buy a Sephora Favorites perfume kit.  For $45 - $65 bucks you get samples of a number of different perfumes and then can ... see post
bea0t
Q. What are the diferences between fragrance concentrations?
There's Parfume, Toilette, Vaporisateur, Cologne and oil. And then there's 'eau de' what does that mean?   I always look for the 'parfume' but some only come in EDT (at least Sephora online). And then some have a huge price difference between them.   I am looking to purchase a scent that when I apply it in the morning it'll still be there eve/night. I don't want it to be overpowering at first when applied and then ther's no scent by the arternoon.       Edited: I can't firgure how to reply to comments.   I googled this as well and found not much info like you BTers gave here. Thank you. Now I have always purchased the 'parfume' version but was wondering if I'll be disapointed with the 'toilet' version? Will it be too 'watered down' and not have a long lasting smelled? 
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Blueberrybat
SCENE QUEEN Blueberrybat / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / answered
A. Another little note to add is the type of solvent/diluent used in the process. Solvents are a necessary component in fragrance oil production, but some companies may sel... see post
Ramieee
What are some good scents for the BF or Hubs??
Currently I love Eau Fraiche by VErsace and I swear it could work as unisex.   I also like CHanel BLue (i think its called)   And Kenneth Cole black smells really nice too! Dunno if its discontinued now tho~
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy smelling! ^_^   And thank YOU for bringing up Chanel Bleu for Mr. Ulliel.....;) see post
beachyt
Tom Ford rec's for my Mom?
I am trying to assemble a "spray and sniff" list for tomorrow I'm looking to pick up a perfume for my mom, and cost isn't a consideration since it's my mom, so feel free to recommend outside of Tom Ford as well. Here are the fragrances she currently likes/uses:   Halston (keep in' it old school!) Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Vera Wang (the original one) Tory Burch Lancome Miracle   I think I want to get her Stella McCartney's Lilly in a rollerball for her to try, but if you guys can think of any others that are in the same category as those above I would love to add them to my list to check out.
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beachyt
BEAUTY MASTER beachyt / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I have tried a few Jo Malone perfumes and liked several of them at first but found I didn't like the dry down notes :( I will have to see if my Nordstrom carries Diptyqu... see post
shweta13
long lasting and strongest women perfume in chanel
ZannaBT
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi shweta13,   My favorite Chanel perfume is CHANEL CHANCE Eau de Parfum. I put just a few sprays on in the morning and the scent lingers all day long! Even at the e... see post
Deltabean
Why is there no voucher for Canadians (Bottled Dreams sampler)?
I see that there are fragrance samplers available in the US with vouchers for a full-size fragrance. Why is the SAME sampler set available in Canada with no voucher??
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calcutta
HALL OF FAMER calcutta / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sephora is actually Paris based....I get the whole regulations thing etc etc etc, but why do we have to pay MORE for less amount of products? see post
RMOR86
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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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
They don't lean clean or fruity though I haven't smelled Miss Charming and that seems to be most like the scents you describe. I'll be curious to hear what those who hav... see post
Mochapj
Comme Des Garcons Play Green/Black/Red - Have You Tried?
Hi all,      I've been interested in these since they were released online, but since they aren't available in store to test, I've been hesitant to buy.   I got samples of Green and Red from Lucky Scent, and I don't think they are right for me (Green comes off very masculine on me and Red, I can't put my finger on it, but I don't love it)   Has anyone purchased Play Black?  What do you think of it?  The notes described are right up my alley, but I'm wondering how it wears.   I noticed when I sampled Green and Red, they both smelled lovely on application, but faded quite quickly (3 hours later, almost completely gone)   Thanks!
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luisrivera
what is the best perfume for guys who likes a strong, long lasting scent?
what is the best perfume for guys who likes a strong, long lasting scent?
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BrideSona
HALL OF FAMER BrideSona / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Perfume is such a tricky thing. Body chemistry plays a big roll in how a perfume will smell on someone. Personal tastes is another factor and certain smells that may be ... see post
luvmyboxer
Q. fragrance for young preteen?
Can anyone suggest a nice light fragrance for my 12yr old daughter? thanks,
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bvwood
SIGHTSEER bvwood / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / answered
A. Im thinking Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift. My little sister is 11 (almost to be 12) and she loves the smell of it, great scent for a young girl. :) see post
glitter98
Q. Perfume help!
I'm 15 and looking for a classy fragrance, but something that is also youthful, okay for my age and okay for daytime wear. I have heard of Chanel No. 5, but I am afraid it will be too mature for me. Any ideas?
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officegal
HALL OF FAMER officegal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Here are my suggestions and impressions of each perfume based on what you said:   Kate Spade "Twirl" (fun and vivacious) http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?i... see post
shweta13
Q. which is the strongest and long lasting womens perfume in chanel?
melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Shweta13,   You have you already received great advice! I also recommend stopping by your local Sephora Store where they can make you samples of the fragrances th... see post
mossi
Looking for a signature perfume.
I have tried a lot of perfumes but I haven't found the one for me. I like perfume that has sandalwood in it, I'm looking for a perfume similar to bath and body works fragrance mist called country chic. So far I liked see by Chloe, chloe by Chloe, viva la juicy by juicy couture. But I don't think they are the one for me. So I'm looking for that perfume that represents me.
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EvangelineDamon
HALL OF FAMER EvangelineDamon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nest White Sandalwood White Indian Sandalwood, Creamy Almond, White Musk (very long lasting, unique scent) http://www.sephora.com/fragrance-collection-set-P38824... see post
blackunicorn
Is it just me or Flowerbomb smells exactly the same on everybody?
I was at Sephora a few weeks ago, sampling Flowerbomb. I was waiting for the VIB sale to buy a big bottle of it! A SA asked me if I was wearing Flowerbomb. She mentioned how she thought it smells the same on everybody. And she made me realize something. It's true, I can recognize the scent from a mile away. I love it, but do I want to smell like everybody else? So anyway, she suggested Miss Dior, which I tried the next time, and OMG! I'm in love! I removed Flowerbomb from my wish list and replaced it with Miss Dior (so much cheaper anyway!).   Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Flowerbomb. I even bought the small refillable bottle. I just realized I want something more unique. Something that will blend with my skin and hair and become my own *signature (I hate that word!) scent.   True story. What do you think?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BOSS TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
For a signature scent you're going to have to look for a niche perfumer, and the good news is that there is plenty of those out there. The reason Flowerbomb is noticeabl... see post
Nem12
Transferring fragrance to sample bottles?
Hello, I just bought a full size fragrance and I was wondering if it was possible to use the small sample bottles you get for sephora for easy transportation? I'm sure it's possible since the employees transfer it from the full size bottle but I never looked hard enough to see how they actual do it without wasting a ton. Thanks in advance. 
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knanook
BEAUTY PRO knanook / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
True, but it is really simple. They come with instructions that are easy to follow. see post
meganlisa
Anyone tried the LTD Comme Des Garcons scents?
I just noticed these…and many of the scents are limited with only a few left and no reviews (but someone is buying them). Anyone tried any of them? They sound amazing…unisex…but very pricey. I'd love some input from anyone who has tried them!!! Thanks. http://www.sephora.com/wonderwood-P390206?icid2=co mme_des_garcons_wonderwood_carousel_P390206_link
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bessopal
Perfume similar to Soap & Glory's Fruitigo scent (Butter Yourself, Pulp Friction, Foam Call)?
I am obsessed with the scrub, body wash, and lotion by Soap & Glory with their "Fruitigo" scent! I only wish they had a perfume or body mist with the scent as well so the scent would last all day. Has anyone tried this line and have any recommendations for a perfume that smells similar or would complement them well?!
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laurakinsey
Is it safe to use a perfume while carrying a baby?
I am using hug a bub baby carrier to carry my baby but is it safe if I use perfume while carrying a baby. Please suggest.
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dll770
BEAUTY MAVEN dll770 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
oops!  I forgot to mention that I "wore" all my babies - some of them even when I was largely pregnant with the next one. see post
newandaddicted
Duplicated a discontinued scent
I have a scented oil I love.  The company stopped making the scent years ago but I have bottle that is full, but I've had it so long I really don't want to apply it to me skin.    It does smell the same and I want to find a company that can duplicate it for me.   Anyone have any recs on companies that provide this service for a reasonable cost?   Thanx  
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dll770
BEAUTY MAVEN dll770 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Will they reproduce a perfume which has had its formula seriously changed?  I'm referring to the original Opium perfume.   I'm using substitutes - other perfumes - but... see post