Here's a perfect gift idea for someone just starting off with perfume (such as myself). For 24 dollars, you get 5 samples and a coupon to redeem one sample for a full sized rollerball. I think this is great because whoever you're buying this for gets a little bit of freedom as to what they really want and at the same time they're not committing to a full sized, bottle perfume. I got this as a really belated secret santa present a little while back, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you!
The set also came with some gorgeous perfume sample postcards that you can send to a friend for fun-- I think I'm just going to keep them and put them up on my wall because they're just so pretty :)
When redeemed, the rollerballs range from $22 - $29 dollars. While you do NOT have to pay anything for the difference in price, if you were thinking about buying it for yourself, I would do a little bit of research into what perfume you think you'll want, as its not THAT great of a deal if you end up picking a $22 dollar rollerball. Just wanted to get that out there ;)
Mark Jacobs - Dot $22
Out of the set, I think Dot would be the most appropriate for just about everyone whether for youngsters just starting out with perfume or experts. It's not at all overwhelming, and has light hearted innocent notes. Out of all the perfumes in this set, I'd say that its the only one that has a sugary sweet note to it rather than a floral sweet like a few of the others.
"A mouthwatering, juicy scent spiked with spontaneity and sparkle"
Chloe - See by $22
I'm really not a fan of this scent. To me, it smells like cheap air freshener when you walk into a bathroom. I'm not even kidding. Its not floral, its not sweet, its almost soapy. Not for me! Sorry if I offended any fans out there but I was really disappointed by this scent!
"An optimistic scent, with beautiful apple blossom, designed to capture your playful charm"
Flowerbomb - Viktor & Rolf $29
I probably had the biggest expectation for this perfume as I've seriously been seeing it everywhere! It's definitely what I would call a more mature scent, and has a subtle sexiness to it. It's sophisticated and floral but with a little bit of a muskier undertone that's almost.. dare I say bitter? Its the most unique scent in the set and is really memorable.
"This floral explosion releases a profusion of towers that has the power to make everything seem more positive"
Juicy Couture - Viva La Juicy $22
I'd definitely say this is a fresh, everyday scent. It's really approachable and is an itty bit sweet without being over the top. For this perfume, I would definitely suggest wearing it on your skin for a little while before purchasing because it really changes on the skin vs on a little note card at Sephora.
"creamy caramel meets glimmering fruits in this delightful scent"
Guccci - Flora $27
The first thing I thought after a whiff of this scent was, "ooohis that lemon?" not citrus/ lime/ orange, but tart lemon. Then after a little while, the fresh floral notes captured my attention. Theres no other way to describe this scent than pretty. This is the kind of perfume that where you wouldn't be able to recall what it smelled like, just that it smelled lovely. Its the perfect blend of fruit and flowers and I love it to death. What I also love is how its not musky and doesn't smell like I've just walked into Macys or Nordstroms. I think this would be perfect for the upcoming spring and summer.
"Floral fruits followed by sensual, creamy woods will make you feel dreamy"
Out of all 5, I would definitely say that Flora by Gucci was my favorite which was unexpected because I hadn't heard of it at all!