Good afternoon Vancouver thread! I will be back in town for a week in August. Are there any new hotspots or suggestions for fragrance that I should know about? Other than the usual suspects like Sephora of course.
Looking forward to a small summer vacation back in my BC.
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I just got back from Vancouver, it was the first time I had seen the expanded corner location of Sephora. Very impressive! The selection was admittedly not the greatest but compared to before it did have a heavier selection of new names.
Sadly, even though Sears is closing and everything is on clearence, fragrances are NOT. I bought YSL L'Homme Libre anyways just because I wanted it so badly, but I'm still a little annoyed at that. There's going to be nothing but perfume left unless they can get out of that internal policy!
All in all the trip was good and I had the chance to sample a lot more fragrances than I'm usually able to in my narrow local exposure to shopping. (Thank god for Robson) Surprisingly i ended up with Prada Amber, YSL L'Homme Libre, and Bang Bang by Marc Jacobs. The first Bang was a bit too much for me but I instantly fell in love with Bang Bang for some reason. I have yet to wrap my head around!
Including my own purhcases I'm taking home a bottle of Aldo Red, one of the primary colours line by retail chain Aldo, which was a gift from my BFF in east van. I tried it at a pride week event and it was a hit. Not the best, but incredibly decent for a store brand.
Anyways, definitely hit up Sephora. It isn't a superstore of fragrance but it's definitely got new names in rotation more frequently.
Hope to be back very soon!