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    So Saturday my wife and baby and I all went to Rice Village here in Houston to shop and enjoy the weather and grab some lunch. It is basically streets of stores and restaurants...outdoor arcade style. One of the stops was Sephora. So my wife picks up one thing and the fun, over the top SA gets her to sign up for some thing because my wife had used a b-day gift card. The SA then said, over at the door there are little door prize bags with little samples of perfume and all. I asked, "how about cologne?" She said yes, they were in there and she would help too. So we start to leave and on the way out she opens EVERY drawer of samples on the way out and just starts filling the bag. She was like, "Merry Christmas." They aren't top ones that everyone loves but are all designer. My jaw dropped. So basically I got these samples

    (2) Kenzo Power
    D&G PH
    D&G Light Blue
    (3) D&G The One
    (2) Armani Attitude
    Hugo
    (2) Chrome
    AdG
    (3) Gucci by Gucci--new one
    Gucci PH II
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    (2) Dirty English
    Diesel Fuel for Men
    (2) Hanae Mori
    Lacoste Essentials
    Bvlgari PH
    Angel Ice
    (2) Givenchy Pi Neo
    Givenchy Pi
    Hugo Boss Essentials
    (2) Clinique Happy
    Tommy Hilfiger
    Lacoste Style in Play
    (2) Chanel No. 5
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    Default Re: Sephora SA goes NUTS

    Oh yes, there is nothing sweeter than when you unexpectedly receive a huge booty of samples!

    I've had friendly Basenoters just send me a big fat envelope full of top quality niche stuff, totally unannounced. Your jaw drops and you just want to yell "YESSSS!!!"

    Just last week, I requested 2 samples and got 20! They're still all out on my coffee table, begging me to sniff them yet again!
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    Damn... That's enough samples to fill up a 747!

    Anyway, I've always found Sephora SAs to be some of the best. Too bad the nearest one is 80 miles away, near South Bend, even though Fort Wayne is the second-biggest city in Indiana. (Fortunately, I hear that we're finally going to get a Sephora here sometime next year.)
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    Merry Christmas, indeed!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    Damn... That's enough samples to fill up a 747!

    Anyway, I've always found Sephora SAs to be some of the best. Too bad the nearest one is 80 miles away, near South Bend, even though Fort Wayne is the second-biggest city in Indiana. (Fortunately, I hear that we're finally going to get a Sephora here sometime next year.)
    Yeah, I have a Sephora bag at home that already had samples they made and other ones in it. It is literally filled to the brim and bulging now. It is crazy.

    the only warning I got was from my wife..."don't wear the girlie ones that smell sweet."

    I also forget to add

    (2) Chanel No. 5 and some stuff for my wife including this lotion bottle that was huge. They were giving Saturday.
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    So cool that is...Wow.
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    Wow.....a positive post about a SA.....maybe they do read Basenotes......if they are not.....they should that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.303 View Post
    Wow.....a positive post about a SA.....maybe they do read Basenotes......if they are not.....they should that's for sure.
    Gary
    She was the happiest SA I've ever met. She just wanted to give people things and get them to sign up for things and be happy.

    I almost askd her as she got to the end of the scent drawers.."why don't you just throw in a bottle?"..lol
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    I've always had great experiences with Sephora SAs.. they're not on commission so their tactics are totally different. They're generally just young people who enjoy their job - glad you had a great experience too! (and I'm a bit jealous, too. )
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    TC is going to be out go-to-guy for opinions on the mainline market high-end designer scents. Someone will ask "I'm aware of the fine line of scents by the house of D&G, and I wonder which one I should buy blind?" TC will then give depth analysis comparing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    TC is going to be out go-to-guy for opinions on the mainline market high-end designer scents. Someone will ask "I'm aware of the fine line of scents by the house of D&G, and I wonder which one I should buy blind?" TC will then give depth analysis comparing them.
    . Heck with my stock now I can supply it like Scent-TC-aments.

    BTW, props to D&G for making the sample card books a fine, felty material..at least for D&GPH and Light Blue. Just a nice touch.
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    All you need is an atomizer or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerby View Post
    All you need is an atomizer or two.
    Too bad I've used all the ones I had from Sally at Essentials for Fragrances. I need to order more.
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    She was on excatsy, it looks pretty obvious when reading your description
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roc_Xel View Post
    She was on excatsy, it looks pretty obvious when reading your description
    She was a little wide eyed and a little too excited to be there!
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    Default Re: Sephora SA goes NUTS

    She probably mistook you as me right after I was ROR'd. It was in Jacksonville, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    She probably mistook you as me right after I was ROR'd. It was in Jacksonville, right?
    LOL. Sorry, Houston...hmmm..777 posts. Good luck. Maybe I should stop there today.
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    My wife would say "please wear the sweet and powdery ones first..."

    People are so different! My wife hates citrusy aquatics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    My wife would say "please wear the sweet and powdery ones first..."

    People are so different! My wife hates citrusy aquatics!
    I'm not sure she likes those either..besides Bvlgari Aqua. Overall, since she loves Burberry London and it has special meaning and she hasn't complained about Polo Modern Reserve, I think she just likes spicier/peppery/manly type fragrances and doesn't want anything that falls into the D&G Light Blue/Versace Man Eau Fraiche/Straight to Heaven/Taste of Heaven.....just put in any fragrance that might have a feminine side to it and she will cringe. So I'm learning. In fact I really had been liking my wearings of Versace Pour Homme but now I'm thinking she will find it too light and AdG like. She is pregnant too so I'm having to walk a fine line..lol. I'm starting to think she would love something like TdH, since I'm starting to come around a little on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughCool View Post
    Too bad I've used all the ones I had from Sally at Essentials for Fragrances. I need to order more.
    Sephora sells them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerby View Post
    Sephora sells them.
    Yeah but they are more expensive and they have less to chose from...they don't sell the testers they make for people. The online order you can get alot of them for a good price and she throws in extras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roc_Xel View Post
    She was on excatsy, it looks pretty obvious when reading your description
    Coke, not MDMA.

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    Jeez, that is tremendously exciting... How come stuff like this never happens to ME?? Great story.

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    I went to a Saks a few weeks ago, and the nice sales associate gave me 19 bond 9 samples, and I didn't even purchase anything. I was just talking about my love of fragrances, and he pulled out a huge container with all of the bond 9 samples, and he gave me 19 of the .20 oz bon bons. It was crazy, and my wifes jaw dropped, because they sell 18 samples, in a spiffy box for $250. He hooked it UP! I must say, if I ever need to purchase a fragrance from Saks it will be from him.

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    OMFG SERIOUSLY-(JAW ON THE FLOOR) YOU LUCKY PERSON.
    I can't wait for the day that it happens to me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    I went to a Saks a few weeks ago, and the nice sales associate gave me 19 bond 9 samples, and I didn't even purchase anything. I was just talking about my love of fragrances, and he pulled out a huge container with all of the bond 9 samples, and he gave me 19 of the .20 oz bon bons. It was crazy, and my wifes jaw dropped, because they sell 18 samples, in a spiffy box for $250. He hooked it UP! I must say, if I ever need to purchase a fragrance from Saks it will be from him.

    Actually I just remembered, that happened to me too this past weekend but not 19 samples. more like 9. But like your story, I also talked to the SA about my new passion for fragrances as well as my major in college which just happened to also be the major that her daughter was trying to get into. Nursing! All I know is that if I ever want samples of Bond 9, I know exactly where to go!!! Yippee!

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    I had a similar experience with Diptyque where I was given a 2.5ML sprayer of each fragrance in their line. Pretty amazing, I still have a bunch left. Like L'Eau the best so far.
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    Sephora has always had excellent customer service. No one is on commission, which is the way it should be. Enjoy the Eau fraiche, that musky dry down is to die for.
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    My favorite Nordstrom SA also hooked me up with this.......free of charge. She called me up the night before and said she had a gift for me. I went in the next night and she hooked me up.




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    What an awesome, uplifting story all around. - (sorry I'm a little late to the party, but I'm glad I made it.)

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