I’ve noticed quite a few people searching for “perfume” or “fragrance” in my logs, so I figure it’s time to deliver some reviews on the topic!
I’ll be up-front and say that I am really, really, really picky about perfume. I’ve tried probably hundreds of fragrances (yeah, I’m that type who does sample orders from Lucky Scent
and other similar outlets), but I think I can name maybe 10 perfumes that I’ve liked enough to actually buy a bottle.
Coach Poppy Flower is one of my recent favorites, and it’s also unusual in that I actually purchased a full-sized bottle, unsniffed and totally on impulse. Sephora had it discounted – it doesn’t seem to be officially discontinued as it’s still on the Coach website, so I assume that Sephora just didn’t think it moved well enough to keep it in stock – and the price plus Sephora’s rad return policy allowed me to justify taking the plunge. I’d already received a GWP mini of the original Coach Poppy and liked it, and Poppy Flower’s notes sounded even more appealing:
It opens with citrusy notes, wet ivy, black currant and litchi. Fruits serve as an introduction to the heart of jasmine, rose, water lily, peony and sugared raspberries, fading into the background of amber wood, sandalwood, apricot skin and musk.
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Earlier in the month I made my first post in what will be an ongoing series wherein I continually scour the Sephora clearance section and bring you my picks for the best deals, as well as any current coupon codes and my tips & tricks for the getting the best bang for your buck at Sephora. You can read more about the idea in the previously linked post if you’re curious as to how this feature came to be, but for now let’s just jump right into the sales!
First up is the Summer Crushes set, currently discounted to $40 from an original price of $45. Now, I personally adore sample sets like these – it gives product lovers like me a way to dabble with a ton of shiny new items without having to buy full sizes and risking disappointment or wasted cash. This set in particular is summer-themed, and it includes miniature versions of beachy items like LAVANILA Vanilla Coconut perfume, Bumble & bumble Surf Spray, and a myriad of items meant for both sun protection (lip balm, SPF serum, etc) as well as recovery items if you pushed the sun-worshipping a bit too far and got burned (restorative treatments for your hair, soothing masks for your skin, and so on). You can see the product details and sizes in the actual listing, but if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors this summer, this might be a set that you’ll want to grab before it’s gone.
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