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Sephora Fragrance Review

I may be one of the only people who do not mind getting perfume samples. I love to try different fragrances, especially the expensive ones without breaking my pockets lol! I get to see what fragrances work well with my body chemistry and what ones are worth purchasing. Today I'm going to review a couple fragrances that I got as a promotion from Sephora.

You know how you get those emails from Sephora if you are a beauty insider, free product or set with a purchase of a certain amount? One day an email came with a set of 9 fragrances and that cute bag when you made a purchase of $35. You had a choice of two different sets and I couldn't resist as usual lol! I choose the Femme Fatal set because of a few fragrances I've been wanting to try. Let's get into each one. P.S. I'm not the best at describing scents but I just know what smells good to me lol!

YSL Black Opium

Key Notes: Coffee Accord, Orange Blossom, Cedarwood Essence and Patchouli Essense.

I raved about this perfume in one of my favorites. I have the rollerball in this fragrance and I am obsessed with the scent. I wear this during the day but can be worn for a girl's night out or date night.

Prada Candy

Key Notes: Vanilla, Musk, Caramel and Benzoin

I've tried the Prada Candy Florale scent but not this one. I knew I was going to love this one as much as the other one. This scent is not overpowering and you can wear this day or night. It does have a sweet scent but it is not too sweet.

Marc Jacobs Decadence 

Key Notes: Italian Plum, Iris Flower, Saffron, Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine Sambac, Orris, Vetiver, Papyrus Woods and Liquid Amber. 

I instantly fell in love with the fragrance the first time I smelled it. I have never smelled anything like this before and most definitely want the full size of this. I love the staying power of this fragrance and just love it so much.

Derek Lamb 10 Crosby Looking Glass

Key Notes: Chinese Magnolia, Tonka Bean Madagascar. 

This is such a nice day time fragrance. It is like a warm, fresh scent which is nice to wear everyday. I saw on the Sephora site that their are other fragrances by this brand that I am interested in trying.

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua

Key Notes: Tunisian Neroli, Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon, Winter Yellow Mandarin, Orange Flower, Lavender, Rosemary, Amber. 

I've always wanted to try a fragrance by Tom Ford, well just about any product by him. I hear so many good things about the company but it is just out of my price range. I was super excited to try this and I understand why everyone loves this luxury brand. The scent of this perfume is just amazing. I would love to try the other fragrances if I can.

Philosophy Grateful and Compassionate

Key Notes: Creamy Vanilla and Watery Floral

I have never thought to layer fragrances together. I always thought I would make a bad combination lol. The Compassionate fragrance is a sweet vanilla and the Grateful one is a light floral scent. You can wear these alone but together make the most amazing scent! It is so unique and just an amazing scent to wear, I love it for everyday.

Clean Reserve Velvet Flora

Key Notes: Green Bergamot, Jasmine Lily, Saffron Flower, Cedarwood, Moss, Musk, Amber, Patchouli. 

I realized that I reviewed this in Shopping My Beauty Samples series lol. I had another fragrance by Clean as well and love them both. They are both great fragrances for day or night.

Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil Cologne Absolue

Key Notes: Bergamot, Bigarade, Ambrette, Jasmine, Lavender, Cardamom, Vetiver, Oak Moss, White Amber.

I won a fragrance by Atelier and really loved it. I thought I wasn't going to like this one because of the bergamot. It can be a strong scent but it was pretty subtle in this perfume, I really liked it.

So that is it for this fragrance review. Have you tried any of these perfumes? What were your thoughts? Comment below and let me know. See you guys Thursday.

Have you checked out my previous post on My Favorite Hair Products??

~**Drea Notes**~

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  1. I would love to try the Black Opium, Prada Candy, and Philosphy Grateful and Compassionate. I love Philosphy Fresh Cream.

    1. I need to try the Fresh Cream scent. Thanks for the suggestion Tanya!


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