Every beauty junkie has some kind of obsession; some gawk over limited-edition M.A.C. collections, others can’t take their eyes off the latest nude nail polishes. Our resulting collections can get so ridiculous that we need to buy separate furniture to store them in! Don’t believe me? Watch any major “beauty guru” on YouTube and look for the ALEX Drawer system from IKEA – I guarantee it’s there.
My personal addiction in recent months has become miniature fragrances – minuscule bottles of perfume that companies typically release as gifts-with-purchases. Like an addict to his drug, I can’t stay away from them and have been hunting them down strategically. New Lancôme mini? Count me in. Atelier Cologne has a promotion going on? I’m there!
Luckily, FragranceNet.com has made my little game of hunting these gems so much easier and more affordable. They’ve got a whole section of their site dedicated to mini perfumes – swoon! Better still, because they are the Internet’s leading provider of 100% genuine fragrances, hair care, skin care and makeup, their prices are also up to 75% off department store prices. I’m sold!
I wanted to share with you today a glimpse of my mini collection of minis, and let you know exactly where to find them for less. Because of their affordability and size they also make the perfect stocking stuffers, and we all could use a break on the wallet when it comes to gift giving season. Take a lazy Sunday morning stroll through my Mini Zoo, stop for balloons and ice cream while you’re there, and let me know which itsy-bitsy bottle is your favourite!
One of the most collectible fragrance releases each year is Escada’s annual summer edition. The brand is so influential on consumers that it is credited with helping make “fruity-floral” into a legitimate category – and boy, am I grateful! This one from 2008 is called Ocean Lounge, and has notes of strawberries, litchi, plum, pear, and vanilla – doesn’t that sound just edible? It’s a fresh fruity fragrance, and the heart-shaped bottle is just a bonus. This mini goes for $12.99 or less on FragranceNet.com, and the full-sized bottle is $46.99 or less*.
Love designer shoes? Want to take after Imelda Marcos and own a thousand pairs? Jimmy Choo has you covered, and then some. This influential Malaysian-British designer released his signature fragrance, Jimmy Choo EDP, in 2011 in partnership with star perfumer Olivier Polge. It is the most fascinating thing, a toffee and patchouli blend that smells absolutely spectacular and lasts all day. I’m also obsessed with Zoozoo’s “Velvet Underground” from the ad. Find this mini for $10.99 or less on FragranceNet.com, and the full-sized bottle for $57.99 or less*.
Bummed out that Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita won’t be back in stock until March 2016? Have no fear, you can get your fix for a different Lolita with this adorable little guy, titled Lolita Lempicka. Annick Menardo (Dior Hypnotic Poison, Diesel Fuel for Life, etc.) made this licorice and cherry bomb in 1997, and the bottle is just the cutest little rendition of an apple. This mini goes for just $8.99 or less on FragranceNet.com, and the full-sized bottle for $41.99 or less*.
It’s no secret I’m a Thierry Mugler fan/hoarder, and I’m always just too happy to add another to my stockpile. This yellow crystal is Alien Sunessence EDT Legere, a 2009 summertime Alien flanker. Not only does the flacon look like it belongs in a safe, the fragrance of jasmine and lemon is absolutely, startlingly pure. Smells like looking at a really happy couple become absorbed in each other’s warmth and getting all tingly, too. Find this and all Thierry Mugler fragrances at FragranceNet.com for up to 75% off.
Want a sneak peek at what’s coming down the pipe on Nosegasm.com? I’ll be reviewing this TM Angel Variety set soon, but until then know that it’s the Angel we all know and love (patchouli, dark chocolate, blackberry) in four precious stones that will be the pride and joy of your vanity.
What mini fragrances are you eyeing right now? Let me know in the comments below!
*Prices true at time of writing.
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