I’m trying so hard to limit my purchases this year. I’ve accumulated so much. I’ve downsized. Blah, blah, blah. But, do you have any idea how difficult it is to be a blogger in the realm of beauty/fragrance that doesn’t want to buy anything?! It’s difficult. There’s always new releases. There’s always a gift with purchase. There’s always a sale. There’s always a temptation! However, I’m making some improvements. I check my stash before I buy and I’ve unsubscribed from a lot of emails to resist temptations. But, I’m still a blogger. I spend time on retailer sites looking at new products, etc. This doesn’t really help with temptations, but at least now I know I don’t have to buy all the things. I’ve decided to share my research with you, so I don’t feel like I’m wasting my time 😉 Here’s some deals that I’ve noticed this month (sorry, but I’m an enabler).
In the September edition, I wanted to focus on “transitional” perfumes. These are the sort of perfumes that work on those random warm days but also will get a lot of use in the upcoming cooler months.
1. INeKE Scent Library – So, this is like a little sampler of fun stuff for fall. It contains five 2.5ml spray samples. I adore Sweet William and Scarlet Larkspur for fall and the other ones like Angel’s Trumpet are great transitional scents. This cute “book” set is currently on sale for $12.50 at B-Glowing. You can read my reviews of each of these here.
2. Burberry for Women – My recent Kat Von D review reminded me of how much I love this perfume. It opens with a harvest of stone fruits (peaches and apricots). The rest is a warm woodsy floral with a vanilla-amber dry-down. It’s the sort of perfume that reminds me of when the shadows get longer – it doesn’t feel like autumn but you know it’s almost here. I mean, it’s Burberry. That in itself has me thinking of checkered scarfs and chic trench coats. The 1 oz goes for about $20 (with coupon, whatever that means) at Perfume.com. Full review here.
3. Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline – I just reviewed this one. I went on about how it’s not the original. However, it’s a likable perfume that’s grown on me. It’s a modern, abstract woods fragrance that opens with pear. It’s one of those that works when it’s mild out (or you aren’t ready for fall/winter fragrances just yet). Or when you feel like wearing a t-shirt and jeans. It’s a good choice for a lazy fall autumn brunch. The 1.3 oz bottle goes for about $26 (with coupon, whatever that means) at Perfume.com. They also offer free shipping. Full review here.
4. The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose Perfume Oil – This isn’t as dark and smoky as you’d expect with a name like “Smoky Rose”, but it’s a great sweet, jammy rose with a fall harvest of fruits. It’s not the longest wearing perfume, but the price is good. I like the oil because it’s a little more “concentrated” and it layers nicely with other rose or oriental perfumes. I also like the oil packaging with the little dabber thing. It puts on a good show when applying to pulse points. Currently on sale for $12 at The Body Shop. They EDT is on sale for under $9 too if you’d like that better or would like to layer these.
5. Ramon Monegal Cuirelle – This isn’t the cheapest perfume out of this post, but I was surprised to see that a few of these are on sale. Cuirelle is one of my favorite Ramon Monegal perfumes. It has a cosmetic thing going on – like rose-scented lipstick and violet-scented dusting powder. But, it has some added sultriness with amber incense and honeycomb. It’s warm with a va-va-voom quality. It’s currently on sale at Beautyhabit for $148 for the 1.7 oz (that’s the heavy, luxurious feeling bottle with the Bakelite lid). Full review here. PRO TIP: check out Beautyhabit’s “Special Offers” page. They usually have very generous gift with purchases.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to smell great. This is a good thing to remember when all new perfume launches seem like they cost more than a plane ticket.
The disclaimers: I don’t offer a guaranteed low price. Price listed is what was listed on the site when I created the post. You may be able to find these cheaper somewhere else. I tend to mention sites that I personally shop from (these were deals I noticed while “window shopping”).