Welcome to the weekly Perfume Chat Room, perfumistas! I envision this chat room as a weekly drop-in spot online, where readers may ask questions, suggest fragrances, tell others their SOTD, comment on new releases or old favorites, and respond to each other. The perennial theme is fragrance, but we can interpret that broadly. This is meant to be a kind space, so please try not to give or take offense, and let’s all agree to disagree when opinions differ. In fragrance as in life, your mileage may vary! YMMV.
Today is March 20, and it’s been a week, as they say. Continue reading
My Valentine’s Day gift to myself was a subscription to Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’ Heirloom Elixir subscription for this year, all six releases. Dawn describes the origins of the idea:
Over the past few years we’ve had multiple requests for a “Subscription Service”… one that would automatically introduce you to a new DSH Perfume on a regular basis, filled with surprise and excitement. With our creative new collection of Limited Editions, Heirloom Elixir, we felt that this was the perfect pairing of ideas to make that request a reality.
At the end of 2019, I took advantage of her end-of-year sale and bought the 2019 Complete Collection of six fragrances she released that year. They are, in order: Continue reading
UPDATED WITH MANY MORE CODES, including non-USA: It’s that time of year again, when there are many alluring sales on all kinds of goods for “Black Friday”, and today I’m going to share some of the possibilities related to perfumes. I especially want to highlight independent perfumers and retailers, as they are the ones bringing the most interesting fragrances to market, and if we perfumistas want them to continue, we’ve got to support them with our purchases.
Here, in roughly alphabetical order, are some of the discount codes I’ve been sent or have found: some are valid now through Sunday or Monday, and others will only work on Black Friday itself. Please add any others you have found in the comments below! Continue reading
Happy weekend, fragrance friends! Today is “Small Business Saturday”, an opportunity to shop locally, and support small independent businesses — like many of the perfumers and fragrance retailers we all love. Some have special discounts this weekend; others simply offer the same reasonable prices many have year-round. The list below is somewhat arbitrary, but most are websites I have used myself.
Discounts (some started yesterday):
DSH Perfumes: sparkle2018 (20% off sitewide); gifts with purchase also available.
Indigo Perfumery: blackfriday2018 (20% off full bottles)
Le Jardin Retrouve: free shipping worldwide this weekend
PK Perfumes: PKCYBER30 (30% sitewide and free shipping)
Shelley Kyle: THANKFUL (30% off sitewide)
Smell Bent: WONDERFUL (40% off sitewide)
Twisted Lily: THANKYOU2018 (20% off entire order)
Independent perfumers (mostly in the US) who sell directly:
En Voyage Perfumes
Providence Perfume Company
Sixteen92: various codes for discounts depending on purchase
St. Clair Scents
Independent perfumeries (retailers):
LuckyScent: special Black Friday sample set
Smallflower Apothecary (Merz)
The Perfumed Court (samples and decants)