Sephora Favorites: Valentine’s Day Perfume Travel Sampler Review – February 2020
Sephora recently launched a new favorites kit full of perfumes perfect for this season of love—the Sephora Favorites Valentine’s Day Perfume Travel Sampler!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About this Fragrance Collection
The Cost: $25.00 (a $47.00 value)
The Products: 6 samples of Sephora’s most sought-after perfumes and a scent certificate to receive a mini size in your favorite scent
Shipping: $5.95 if your purchase is under $50, free if you are VIB Rouge. This is also available in stores.
Good to Know: The scent certificate can only be redeemed in-store at Sephora (not a Sephora inside JCPenney)
Sephora Favorites Valentine’s Day Perfume Travel Sampler Review
Here is the info sheet for the perfumes included. On the other side is the information you need to redeem for your rollerball or travel spray, so make sure to keep this safe!
And as my Valentine’s Day gift to you, here is Duchess trying to get involved in the reviewing process.
Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum, 0.04 oz – Estimated Value $3.60 (Certificate redeems for the 0.33 oz travel spray worth $30)
Libre is a new-to-me YSL scent, and it has notes of lavender essence, orange blossom, and musk. I couldn’t really pick up the lavender, but the orange blossom and musk combined for a warm floral scent with more depth than your typical flowery perfume.
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Midnight Eau de Parfum, 0.04 oz – Estimated Value $3.60 (Certificate redeems for the 0.33 oz travel spray worth $30)
I’m familiar with the original Flowerbomb, which has notes of jasmine, orange blossom, and patchouli. Flowerbomb Midnight is less sweet, and the pairing of jasmine and musk with notes of black currant is a pleasant experience. I will say that while I really liked this, I didn’t find it to be a particularly unique fragrance.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet Eau de Parfum, 0.04 oz – Estimated Value $3.48 (Certificate redeems for the 0.33 oz travel spray worth $29)
This, to me, was the least exciting perfume in the set. Daisy Love Eau So Sweet has notes of white raspberry, daisy tree petals, and sugar rusk. I couldn’t pick up any of those individual notes, but as a whole, this is a delicate and sweetly floral scent that softened as it wore throughout the day. This, to me, would be the quintessential sweetly floral perfume that you would give to someone first venturing out into the perfume world.
Nest Wild Poppy Eau de Parfum, 0.05 oz – Estimated Value $5.06 (Certificate redeems for the 0.27 oz rollerball worth $27)
I love Nest fragrances, and at first sniff, this actually reminded me of the OG Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume (probably due to the combination of jasmine and fruit notes!). It has notes of rose, Himalayan jasmine, and pear, and this is a scent that is fruity-floral in the best way. In particular, I could really pick up the pear notes which made this scent a lot more interesting to me. Normally, this would be my pick for what I redeem with my voucher, but I hate rollerballs and almost exclusively use perfumes with sprays, and the travel-size of this one is, unfortunately, a rollerball.
Burberry Her Eau de Parfum, 0.05 oz – Estimated Value $6 (Certificate redeems for the 0.25 oz rollerball worth $30)
You know how I said that Flowerbomb Midnight didn’t feel like a unique fragrance? The opposite is true here. This was an interesting perfume to me- it is described as being in fruity-floral family with notes of dark berries, amber musk, and jasmine, but in all honesty, this perfume smells like a Lush store. I didn’t hate it, but that’s not a perfume I would normally reach for.
Clean Reserve Solar Bloom Eau de Parfum, 0.05 oz – Estimated Value $4.20 (Certificate redeems for the 0.34 oz travel spray worth $28)
I have liked the other Clean Reserve perfumes I have tried, and this was a new one for me. Solar Bloom is described as being in the warm floral family with notes of bergamot, orange blossom, and coconut water. I’ve never seen coconut water as a perfume note before and that was the dominating scent to me. I liked it, but it was definitely a unique fragrance experience. When I first sprayed this I could also pick up the citrus notes, but those faded away into the coconut water and flowery solar bloom base.
The Verdict: I really enjoyed this perfume sampler! I thought there was a wide variety of fragrances that would appeal to many people, and even though there were multiple floral perfumes they all still smelled different. There were multiple perfumes I could have happily redeemed my voucher for, but ultimately I went with Libre from YSL. If you love perfume (or are just looking for a gift for a girl friend or girlfriend in your life), I definitely recommend this set.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you order today? Yes, as of publication, this set is still available!
Value Breakdown: This kit costs $25 + $5.95 shipping, bringing the total to $30.95. I received $25.86 worth of perfume samples plus a voucher to redeem for my choice of rollerball that ranges in price from $27-$30.
What do you think of the Valentine’s Day Perfume Travel Sampler by Sephora? Do you mix up your perfume with the seasons?