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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   25.03.2014 | Miscellaneous

Your Perfume - How about a refill?

...Sorceress:Hayven:There is a source "fountain" at a local Ulta, and I have never seen it touched. How well kept and how often is the source refilled?Really? How big is your Ulta? I've never seen such a thing at my Ulta...now I'm going to tease the ladies there and ask them where is the fountain...As far as refills, not for any perfumes that I can think of that I might purchase today. I haven't emptied any bottles. I have too many that I rotate that I don't come close to emptying any. Altho if I knew I could get refills of Dior Addict and D&G Intense at a discount...hmmmm, I might use them more oftem...To be honest, I wasn't expecting to find one at an Ulta. I found it at the end of one of the perfume shelves. The store is a large space; it takes up half of a square building while the other side has a Baskin Robbins and a Hawaiian BBQ shop.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   25.03.2014 | Miscellaneous

Tragedy. When perfumes turn

...I follow that trick too with one of my Miss Dior Cherie bottles. The first two sprays are sour, but then the ones after that are fine.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   25.03.2014 | Miscellaneous

Regulations for perfume on airplane?

...Hi Sorceress! You can either bring rollerballs or little sprayers, so long as they fit in the quart size baggie in your carry-on luggage.As far as check-in baggage goes, I don't think there is a limit as long as you are flying domestic. If you are going international, I am not sure what the limits are but I imagine it might vary from area to area...? I am assuming this trip is international. I wouldn't risk bringing full bottles over with you. You'll see why in a little bit.I don't know what kind of perfumes are sold on the plane, but there are duty-free shops in the airport that sell perfume. You have to show your passport and ticket to prove that you are flying out of the country. I don't find the markups to be huge internationally--of course, you have to take into account exchange rate of your currency or if you use a credit card, the exchange rate through your credit card company. The stock varies, but I have seen designer fragrances mostly--Burberry, Elizabeth Arden, Hugo Boss, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, etc. If you do make a purchase, they put the perfume in a special clear bag that is to remain sealed during your flight. So really, I would recommend buying perfumes on your way back home so that you can carry them with you on the plane instead of having them sitting in your checked-in luggage, wondering what is going on with them. One time I had checked-in baggage for a domestic flight with two new perfumes, and somebody stole them. :( Thankfully I reported it and I was reimbursed by the airline because I had receipts. When you arrive, you are supposed to declare the cost of the items you brought over with you. I think you get taxed if you purchased a certain amount (like $600 or something...it's been 3 years since I flew overseas so maybe the rules have changed). I hope this helps some! Where are you going, if I may ask?
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   25.03.2014 | Miscellaneous

Your Perfume - How about a refill?

...To be honest, if I was a die hard fan of Mugler perfumes, I could see why people would want the refills for the menagerie of bottles in their collection. But for me, I rarely finish a bottle and if I do, chances are I would move onto another perfume to try. There is a source "fountain" at a local Ulta, and I have never seen it touched. How well kept and how often is the source refilled?
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   17.03.2014 | Miscellaneous

Mechanical perfume bottles

...Would Dior Addict and its flankers count? You turn the top on or off for the spray.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   14.03.2014 | Miscellaneous

The Significant Other - Perfumes?

...My boyfriend doesn't have much interest in fragrances. I have bought him a few as well as given him samples. Most of the time, he uses the Oak deodorant spray from bath and body works I bought for $3 on clearance. He doesn't like much of anything I wear and often says, "it stinks". Whatever. :PLike Scarletting, he see that the hobby keeps me happy so he doesn't complain about it.If anything, he shows more interest in the lotions, soaps, and candles I buy. He loves candles, especially ones that smell like pine, oak, vetiver, etc.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   14.03.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Jo Loves

...Hmm. I wrote what I thought was a nice email and the company told me I couldn't get any for free. I offered to pay shipping, but I was told it would be 20 pounds, no matter how little or large of an order it was. You were lucky!
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   04.03.2014 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...That's awesome, Cincy. I love getting packages and stalk the mailman too.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   02.03.2014 | Miscellaneous

Blind Buys - Are you a risk taker? Best + Worst Experiences

...I have made some great leaps of faith on some perfumes in the past. I blind bought Un Rose Vermeille. I liked it, but it wasn't amazing to me. Nowadays, if I consider a blind buy, it ought to be a purse spray, rollerball, mini, or a bottle under $40. I've found that works pretty well for me.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   22.02.2014 | Miscellaneous

Hunting the illusive one - hard-to-find perfumes

...Belgwen:My beloved "Rose Absolue" by Yves Rocher is one of them. Very very difficult to find. If I could, I'd buy a fb in a heartbeat.Why oh WHY do they always discontinue great perfumes that sell well? RA sold like hotcakes on their site while it was in production. I remember them being out of stock several times when I tried to purchase it! :shock:I remember when it was fairly easy to get on the Yves Rocher website. And now it is gone with barely a trace. I really liked that one too.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   08.02.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Exploring Fragonard

...I like Miranda a lot. It's a nice sweet perfume. :)
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   05.02.2014 | Miscellaneous

Hunting the illusive one - hard-to-find perfumes

...:lol: Dulce!valandria, I looked it up and it sounds like a very nice perfume. I wish it was easier to find for you; the internet doesn't bring up much in my neck of the woods.As for me, I wish I could find Novae Plus perfumes in the U.S. I'm guessing they're not great, but I would like to collect some of the bottles.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   05.02.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...smells just like Escada Moon Sparkle
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   26.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

Worth A Trip - Brick and Mortar Stores

...If I were in Scottsdale, AZ, I would definitely seek out The Perfume Shoppe. http://www.theperfumeshoppe.com/Default.aspIt's not TERRIBLY far from where I live, but it would take 2-3 gallons of gas for a trip.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   25.01.2014 | Perfume Discussions

Reusing empty sample vials?

...I have tried rubbing alcohol and vodka to clean them out. I still can smell the old perfume. I would really like to reuse the old sprayers, but I end up tossing them out or using them for the same fragrance.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   25.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

What do you look for in a perfume?

...I usually look for something I can enjoy on all levels; I'm not very patient in waiting for a good dry down if the top notes don't smell great to me.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   25.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

Wal-Mart for Higher-End Perfumes? Who Knew?

...I think Walmart has turned their online store into a third party seller joint like Amazon and Sears. Like they sell online "retail space" on their site, if that makes any sense. I dunno, if I'm shopping at Walmart, chances are I'm trying to find a bargain or pay less for something and I won't be getting a Bond no. 9 through their site!
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   25.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

Marketing Mistakes - arbitrary target group?

...Dulcemio:Hayven:Van Cleef and Arpel's Midnight in Paris; the bottle appeals to both genders too.Nice example. Though Van Cleef & Arpel tend to be pretty affordable all around.That is true. I feel bad (well, maybe not really) for the people who pay full retail for it!
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   25.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

Do you keep your samples?

...I try them all at least once. Then I pass them along to someone else.I do keep a few that I like, but there are only five of them.
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<mark>Hayven</mark>Hayven   23.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

Marketing Mistakes - arbitrary target group?

...Van Cleef and Arpel's Midnight in Paris; the bottle appeals to both genders too.
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