Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sephora Deluxe Fragrance Sampler for Her Review ❤

Dear Girls ❤

*Climbs out from under a rock*
HELLO WINTER BREAK!! No school for 3 weeks (: SORRY EVERYONE! I know I said I would review the L'Oreal Project Runway blushes but since the stores stopped selling them... I thought why do a review since it wouldn't help much... SORRY!! ><

I decided to do a review on the Sephora Deluxe Fragrance Sampler for Her because I thought it would make a GREAT Christmas present for girls. I know fragrances are something that you can't just randomly pick and like... fragrances are personal!! So it is very hard to buy someone a fragrance because it is not certain that they will like it. Something like this would definitely help someone pick a fragrance they like for themselves!

I purchased this on for originally $50 but I had the $15 off coupon for Beauty Insiders so it was $38 including tax & shipping was free because it is a purchase over $50 before coupons and such.

The box looks really pretty so it is definitely good to give as a gift. My boyfriend saw this and said "it looks expensive"! 

This is the sleeve it comes in, so if you purchase this at the Sephora store, it looks like this. The first picture is after I took this sleeve off.

The Sampler includes:
- A refillable atomizer + funnel (On the left)
- 12 different samples of perfume
Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir Eau de Parfum 
Clinique Happy Eau de Parfum 
Coach Poppy Flower Eau de Parfum 
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette 
DKNY pureDKNY Verbena Scent Spray 
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioa Eau de Parfum 
Givenchy Very Irresistible L'Intense Eau de Parfum 
Gucci Guilty Eau de Toilette 
Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum 
Marc Jacbos Daisy Eau de Toilette 
Prada Infusion D'Iris Eau de Parfum 
Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette 
& A coupon to redeem a full size version of a fragrance that you choose from the sampler (On the right)

The Scent Certificate that you bring into any Sephora store (not the ones in JCPenney) to redeem the full size perfume of your choice

These are the "full size" perfume choices that you have (Click the picture to enlarge)
One bad thing about this is that many of the "full size" perfumes are 1 oz. perfumes.. not the regular 1.7oz or 3.4oz perfume that many of us consider "full size"

Here is the list of "full" size perfumes (& prices of each) that you can redeem:
- .84 oz Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir Eau de Parfum - $45
- 3.4 oz Clinique Happy - $55
- 1.0 oz Coach Poppy Flower Eau de Parfum - $45
- .8 oz Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette - $48
- 1.0 oz DKNY pureDKNY Verbana - $45 
- 1.0 oz Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioa Eau de Parfum - $39.50
- 1.0 oz Givenchy Very Irresistible L'Intense Eau de Parfum - $48
- 1.0 oz Gucci Guilty Eau de Toilette - $55
- 1.0 oz Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum - $52
- 1.8 oz Marc Jacbos Daisy Eau de Toilette - $62
- 1.0 oz Prada Infusion D'Iris Eau de Parfum - $59
- 1.0 oz Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette - $50

So if you look at the list, the ones that are worth more than the deluxe sampler are:
Clinique Happy
Gucci Guilty
Juicy Couture
Marc Jacobs Daisy
Prada Infusion 

The other ones are worth less than the deluxe sampler, but this sampler is still definitely a fun thing to give to someone who is not sure which perfume they would like to purchase.
If you or you know someone who already wishes to purchase Marc Jacobs Daisy (like me), you can buy this for yourself for $50, redeem Marc Jacob Daisy worth $62 and save $12 (: Which is what I did.. hehe!

I already wanted Marc Jacob Daisy before I discovered this sampler but it was hard for me to shell out $62 for a bottle of perfume, so when I had the $15 off and saw this sampler, I had to purchase it because it is like paying $38 for a $62 item (:
Or paying $50 for a $62 item (:

Photo from
I haven't redeemed my perfume yet because I purchased the Deluxe Sampler for Him, for my boyfriend because he thought my sampler was so cool.... So I am waiting for him to pick his cologne and we can redeem them together~
YES there is a male version too! (:
Photos from
Left is For Her
Right is For Him
In the end, this is a great present to give to someone else if they are not sure which fragrance to pick, or a gift to yourself if you are not sure! & After you pick your favorite perfume, you can give the other samples you don't like to your friends who like that scent! I like to keep these samples in my makeup bag because even though the atomizer is small... it's not THAT small so the samples are very handy.
PS. Did you know you can ask for fragrance samples are Sephora?? I just discovered this last week. Just give the perfume you would like a sample of to a Sephora Beauty Associate and they will help make you a small atomizer of the scent you would like to try out. It's incredibly convenient because perfume is expensive! You definitely want to make sure you like the perfume you purchase or else you will either waste the perfume & leave it sitting on your counter, or if you return the perfume to the store, the store will just throw away the full perfume bottle after refunding you. 

Happy Holidays!! I hope all of you guys are spending quality time with your families (:  

Sincerely, mimi  
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