Sunday, 16 December 2012

7 comments:

Leanne OCD said...

Think the idea is that the recipient uses the samples and then decides which full size bottle they'd like to exchange the 'scent certificate' for - sadly I guess this could only be done at Sephora. Essentially a safe way to buy fragrance as a gift, if you don't know what they wear. It's a great idea. Wish Boots/Debenhams/John Lewis would do something like this in the UK. Sure they will love them!

britishbeautyblogger said...

Hi Leanne.. yes I think you could be right but Mr BBB is in NY quite often so it can be done x

suzy said...

Leanne OCD - You can get the in the UK at The Perfume Shop, they are called Vivaboxes. There is a link here if you want to see. You don't get as many samples though xx

Eileen said...

Leanne is correct. You try the scents and then redeem the certificate for a bottle of your favorite. I received one of these last year.

Fi said...

Oh Sephora, why oh why are have you still not come back to the UK. We miss you so much.

Anonymous said...

I'm from Canada and at our local drugstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, they have been doing this fragrance sampler for years. You simply purchase the box and then pick one fragrance, bring in the 'scent certificate' for a full sized perfume/cologne (sizes vary depending on what they specify on the box). It is definitely a great gift, easier than picking out a single scent since fragrances are a hard gift to give.

We also have mascara samplers, which includes Lancome, Elizabeth Arden, etc. and you get a half sized mascara in the box (7 of them and the box is $30). I think more companies should do these sampler sets, they're a great idea.

Becky said...

The Perfume Shop has already had a stab at this with 'Vivabox' but for whatever reasons (tax, import shipping, profitability) our Vivabox only has 7 x 1ml sample vials, worth only 1 30ml trade in and is £40.

Like everything Stateside, the money conversion just wouldn't make it work here. For that Sephora set to be sold in the UK it would cost £50 probably.