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Ho Ho Holidays, The Festive Fragrance Gratis Thread!

A little birdie told me that Santa's sleigh is touching down early this year and some of our active community members have a holiday gratis parcel en route.

 

Please feel free to use this thread to share your holiday gratis unboxings and let us all know what you think of this sweet surprise gift 🙂

 

Thank you, as always to @TeamBIC for putting together these wonderful opportunities that celebrate our members of the BIC community.

 

Can't wait to see what everyone got!

 

 

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Thank you so much again @TeamBIC for this extremely generous gift! ❤️ I am also delighted that a lot of Canadian ladies received it around the same time as US so there weren’t too many spoilers! Mine came earlier this week and now I’ve had some time to put together some first impressions 😊


Side note, I posted these pics on my IG stories and Kilian responded! I was so excited; I had to screenshot and fan girl with my bestie! 👯‍♀️ 

 

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So far, I’ve only worn Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum for a full day wear test and at first it’s very intoxicating with its warm floral notes, but it definitely became more subtle throughout the day. I almost forgot I was wearing it. The effect could be hampered by mask-wearing though so I’ll give it another go! I couldn’t detect any fruity notes in this one.

 

Floral Street Sunflower Pop Eau De Parfum Travel Spray 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Eau de Parfum Spray I’m a huge fan of Van Gogh so I loved seeing the packaging inspired by his painting. This fragrance feels just how it looks - it evokes a bright sunny ☀️ feeling and I detected the citrus in it immediately (it was fun trying to test myself to determine the notes before looking at the pamphlet).

 

Chloé Chloé Naturelle Eau de Parfum 1 oz/ 30 mL Eau de Parfum Spray is light as air. It reminds me a bit of Burberry Weekend, but with more rose🌹 


KILIAN Paris Apple Brandy Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Eau de Parfum Spray I’m pretty sure I’ve read other BIC’ers mention on the Kilian thread a while back that this smells like pineapples. Well, that’s exactly what I noticed too! I wonder if I will experience the rum and moss when I actually wear it for a day though.

 

Lastly, Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum Extreme is my favourite of the bunch! I like warm scents in general so I figured when I read that its fragrance family is warm & spicy 😅 In the warm center, I was hit with darker notes of something I couldn’t quite place. It turns out it’s the dark coffee and vanilla bourbon 🥃 

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Congrats, @Guessgal! Love your first impression notes. 

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Congratulations @Guessgal! 🎉 Loved reading your first impressions on these fragrances! And I love your ring in the photo with the Chloe bottle.

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@Guessgal How exciting to get a response from Kilian!! The Apple Brandy bottle is so beautiful~

 

Good to know the YSL ended up being your favorite! I'm with you on warm & spicy scents. ❤️

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Congrats, @Guessgal ! 

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Congratulations, @Guessgal!! 🎊 

 

Love that Kilian responded to your story!!

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Thank you @haleyvvvv @sister13 @Mcakes Yes, it definitely gives me the warm fuzzies when a brand takes the time to respond 😊 especially bc they're probably inundated with notifications throughout the day

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Wow, congratulations on the gratis and the Kilian comment! Lovely pictures! 💕💗💕 @Guessgal 

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Gorgeous photos!! Congratulations 🎉🎉 @Guessgal 

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Congratulations, @Guessgal !  💖💖💖

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I love your pictures and your descriptions, @Guessgal

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@Guessgal   That's exciting!  Congratulations!

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Thank you and congrats to you as well @Ispend2much6 I loved reading about the gardenia bushes near your house. I haven't seen these white flowers where I live so I'm not sure I would identify them if I stumbled upon them.

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@Guessgal   Thank you!  Oh, you would know if you ran across a gardenia; the scent is soo prolific when they're actually on the bush. 

 

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Yes, they are SO INCREDIBLE in real life - so gorgeous and so heady! Which, though, is why I was so surprised upon smelling this fragrance the first time, because I don't really pick up ANY real gardenia in this one. But I do love it, and bought it, prior to getting this gratis box. I guess they are pretty finicky and hard to grow unless the climate is just right. One day, maybe I will live somewhere tropical and have some of these, along with jasmine! @Ispend2much6 @Guessgal 

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@sister13   We have Carolina jasmine also; it smells so pretty in the summer. But, to keep things balanced, we also have a terrible mosquito problem... and plenty of other various insects.  🙂

 

I agree; I can't smell gardenia either.  I sprayed the box just to see what it would smell like, and it's a sweet, light, fresh scent.  I can't pick out any particular scent, but I'm not good at deciphering fragrances.

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Congratulations @Guessgal.

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@Guessgal Congrats on this gratis 

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Congratulations, @Guessgal !  I appreciate your first impressions about the fragrances! ( I don't have descriptive skills when it comes to fragrances, but I love them.)  💕

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Congratulations @Guessgal!

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Congratulations, @Guessgal! Thank you for your descriptions and thoughts so far. I am trying out the Gucci today so I gave extra attention to those notes. I was expecting more gardenia and am grateful it is subtle. Enjoy, your photos are beautiful, too!

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