From Narciso Rodriguez, Essence in a limited edition (200 were produced) set with a 1 liter mirrored bottle plus a 10 ml refillable purse spray. 1400€ at Sephora in France. Or Cartier Roadster in a limited edition black bottle, £61 for 100 ml at Harrods.
From Ineke, the Deluxe Eau de Parfum Sample Collection, with six 1.5 ml samples (After My Own Heart, Balmy Days and Sundays, Chemical Bonding, Derring-Do, Evening Edged in Gold and Field Notes From Paris). $25 at Beautyhabit.
From Juliette Has A Gun, the purse bullet travel spray system (one "bullet", four 4 ml refills). Available at b-glowing in Lady Vengeance, Citizen Queen or Miss Charming, $75.
Also at Beautyhabit, Diptyque's solid perfume in L'Ombre dans L'Eau or Philosykos. $48 each.
From Molton Brown, Sleep Cedrus Room Aroma Rocks: "Unique. Open this potent box of tricks to invite sleep into the bedroom. Natural 'rocks' of acacia tree sap are drenched in our nighttime room fragrance of cedrus and lavender oils, ready to slowly diffuse into the air and create a relaxing ambiance. Complete with an oil replenisher." $45 at Blue Mercury.
What an interestingly colorless collection of holiday offerings!
I have several people I could probably send those sleep rocks to but they would think I was nuts.
What if they thought you ROCKED?
Ahaha, sorry, I couldn’t resist XD
Would they? It sounds cool to me, but I guess I’m too warped to know, LOL…
I was going to say…you could send them to ME!
lol -I totally want some, myself. Just don’t have that many pals into the whole scent-/aromatherapy concept.
Sleep Cedrus Room Aroma Rocks = WANT.
Also, slightly off-topic, if that is possible on a perfume blog, but I just tried Amouage Epic woman, and it smells so good that I just might chew my arm off with desire.
I hear that. Amouages often have the same effect on me!
Epic is lovely…I need to try it again.
lol – I have a few Amouage samples but I haven’t really tried them for fear of chewing my arm off.
If not chew your arm off – at least swoon in delight. Both Epic Woman and Jubilation 25 make me giddy and light-headed when I put them on.
That’s how I’ve been all day. Giddy. I sniff, I swoon, I sniff again, I giggle… honestly, if I can figure out how to sell off a non-vital organ to get a bottle of this stuff, I will.
I also had to order all of the other Amouage samples. I don’t know if Luckyscent is like, “Wow, we make SO much money off of this gal and her samples” or if they’re like, “I wish this bitch would order something other than samples.”
LOL…I spread my sample-buying around for just that reason. Really, at some point I’ll start buying more FBs than samples, but there is so much territory to explore first that I’m just not quite there yet.
I used to think that, too – until I found the fine art of begging for free samples, swapping samples, splitting bottles, and buying decants. Because let’s fact it – how many of us are going to finish an FB, let alone several FBS?
That isn’t to say that I haven’t bought any FBs – I was talking about feeling that way about buying tons of samples. I wonder what the profit margin is on samples?
I’d love those aroma rocks. Another serious consideration for the holidays.
I’ve still been successful in resisting the *huge* temptation of sampling Amouage, but it gets a bit harder every day…
Resistance is futile ….. at least they’re expensive *and* worth it, unlike other expensive stuff that is expensive because of the bottle or the name or whatever.
I purchased the limited edition Roadster because I didn’t already own the regular bottle. I tried the Roadster Sport but the fragrance didn’t stand out to me so I bought the Lanvin L’Homme Sport.
Lucky you, that’s a good looking bottle!
I was thinking of getting the Ineke sample from their website, but this may end up being cheaper since beautyhabit often has discount codes!
True, although I forgot that Ineke will give you back the expense if you buy a full bottle…might be worth checking to see if Beautyhabit has the same policy.
Good point! And they don’t charge shipping either!
okay, total newbie question. what the heck is solid perfume? how do you apply/wear it?
It’s usually kind of a soft, waxy substances – there is probably a better way to apply, but I just rub some on my fingers and then apply it at my pulse points.
That’s what I do too…don’t know what else you could do, LOL…but one of the nice things about solids, other than the fact that you can keep them in your purse, is that you can control sillage so much better. With a strong fragrance like Fracas, for instance, you can apply a very small amount and wear it anywhere without overwhelming everyone around you.