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
I have been curious for a while about the company Smell Bent, and its proclaimed mission to “delight your nose and your funny bone.” One of their lines is called “Frankensmellies“, because they have been assembled from accords that their creator just thought would work well together as a “sketch.” When they had a sale this fall, I ordered a Frankensmellie that had been on my radar: Florist’s Fridge.
Florist’s Fridge appeals to me on a few levels. One, I love florists’ shops and their smell! Two, it smells strongly green, which I love. Three, it really does smell like that blast of mixed scents when one visits a florist and they open the fridge to show you or take out flowers that are chilling in buckets. Four, that evokes happy memories for me of going to the florist with my teenaged son to buy corsages for his dates (yes, that still happens on formal occasions, and those still happen for teenagers in the American South).
Wrist corsages for high school formal dance
The listed accords are orchid, hyacinth, and chilled flora. Other commenters on Fragrantica have noted the strong impression of green stems and leaves, and I agree. Actually, to me the floral notes smell more like carnation than hyacinth, but luckily I enjoy both. Florist’s Fridge doesn’t last very long on my skin, but it really is fun, and you can get it for such a good price that you may not care very much about its longevity. I haven’t come across anything else that smells quite like it, and it has that almost addictive quality of making me want to spritz and smell my wrists over and over. Like a corsage.
Remember to thunk something this week and tell us all about it on “Thunking Thursday“!
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)