Friday, December 12, 2014

Fragrances are the Perfect Holiday Gift + Fun Quiz & Giveaway #HolidayFragrance


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.



Honesty time. I've never been one for perfume or fragrances. Due to my fluctuating multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) and allergy to bee stings, I've tried to stray away from fragrances that could give me a reaction or at the very least attract bees my way.

I cannot tell you how unattractive I look running hobbling away from incoming bees, clutching my epi-pen-carrying purse, all the while having a mini panic attack...

Anywho, lately I've been experimenting with certain smells and fragrances and have thankfully noticed no adverse reactions to some of them. Plus there are no bees in the Winter months, at least where I am located, so I'd say that's a win win!

And with the holidays coming up fast (Christmas is less than two weeks away!) fragrances and fragrance sets make such a fantastic gift. Good thing Wal-Mart has you covered with their exclusive fragrances you won't find anywhere else!

Before you set out on your fragrance gifting journey, you might want to check out Wal-Mart's Holiday Fragrance Gift Center complete with fragrance descriptions, recommendations for that lucky man or woman on your shopping list, and a fun and quick holiday quiz.



What Holiday Shopper Are You?



Complete the simple 5 question quiz and not only will you figure out what type of shopper you are, but you'll also receive a $4.00 off coupon at the end of the quiz which is good for any of the featured Coty fragrance items $14.88 and up.

Don't worry though, if budget is something you have to stick to there are some great gift possibilities that start at only $8.98 and work for any budget!




Here are just some of the high quality featured celebrity and other fragrances Wal-Mart carries:


Beyoncé - Heat Rush: Beyoncé Heat Rush shines, sparkles and excites the moment it touches the skin. Surrounded by a luminous fragrant aura, the woman who wears it feels instantly effervescent and alive. Sensual and bright, the scent lights up a room just as Beyoncé captivates with her presence.

Halle Berry - Exotic Jasmine: A sensual yet modern combination of jasmine blossoms that will tempt the senses with an exhilarating blend of seductive woody notes and irresistible skin.

McGraw - Southern Blend: Inspired by the man surrounded by his natural elements, his home and portrays the true masculinity of the modern man. The fragrance opens with a burst of fruits and spices that blend into a whiskey accord. A lasting impression is made with the sexy smoothness of the dry down. 

Nautica - Blue: A masculine blend of scents infused with Jasmine, Cedar, Bergamot, Musk, Sandalwood and Water Lily. A distinguished fragrance crafted for the adventurous gentleman who radiates a crisp, clean style.


Despite the pain and fatigue, shopping for the perfect fragrance gift set was quite fun! Our Wal-Mart had a ton of high quality fragrance sets to choose from so I had some trouble narrowing it down and coming up with a scent I thought would be a good fit for an extra "just in case" present to wrap and put under the tree.

Shopping for fragrances really is quite a personal affair but after a little while of putting my sniffer to the test (unfortunately there was no way to sample the perfumes before purchasing them so I had to ninja the boxes open and covertly lay on the sniff test) I came up with two candidates...




When you think about it, fragrances make such a wonderful gift, especially if the recipient enjoys different smells or you know for sure what someone would enjoy. With Wal-mart's selection, you can find something that suits anybody on your list; light and crisp, musky, floral, spicy...

Yes, you can indeed use the word "spicy" to describe a scent.

After a little back and forth with the two candidates, I wasn't sure what I liked better-the light and crisp floral scent or the spicy floral scent. Both were pleasant and came with a large spray bottle along with a pretty glass perfume bottle.

And the winner is...

love2love - Freesia: A scent of elegance and sensuality. It opens with a blend of peach blossom, lavender and lily, which lead to the heart of freesia, rose and violet. The base consists of sheer musk, heliotrope and cedar.




Plus with my $4 off coupon I printed off from completing the quiz (I'm a Wild Card Shopper by the way), my purchase price was around $10 instead of the $15 I would have spent.

Every little bit counts!

Moral of the story, if you're looking for a great last minute gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list or want a just-in-case present to wrap and put under your tree, Wal-Mart's Holiday Fragrance Gift Center is the perfect place to look!



{The Giveaway} 

1 of 5 $50 Wal-Mart Gift Cards!!!




Holiday Fragrance Gift Center Giveaway
 
 
 







20 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

Freesia is one of my favorite floral scents. So light and pretty. I haven't shopped for perfume in a long time.

Elizabeth Parker said...

Those sound pretty nice! I've never actually bought fragrances but I have a few samples I use from time to time.

Holly S. said...

I'm a huge perfume nut! I wear a different scent each day depending on my mood, the season, or what I'm wearing! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome discount!

Lena B said...

I think these are some amazing choices. I will definitely consider it for the gifts

Katherine Bartlett said...

I actually used to collect perfumes for their interesting bottles!

Marie Moody said...

Hmmmm I'm really sort of a one cologne person, and so is my SIL I just bought her her cologne for Christmas that she wanted. She wears Tabu. So I don't see how do you enter this give-away. Let me know I'd be happy to enter. HUGS and thanks for stopping by. You're a Peach! CM

Marie Moody said...

OOOOPS I'm a wild card shopper, but I still don't know how to enter your give-away :( I have many give-aways by me. You should enter some, and I'm putting up more today :) HUGSSSSSSSSSSS CM

Masshole Mommy said...

My mom is a huge perfume wearer. She ALWAYS has some sort of fragrance on. I usually buy her a set every Christmas

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I am the Go With The Flow shopper which wounds about right! I am not one to wear or give fragrances as gifts.

Shauna Torres said...

I stocked up on fragrance gifts for a couple people just the other day. I found a great scent for both nieces and my MIL. They had a huge selection

Laura O in AK said...

I've had the same issue for the past few years with my allergies going crazy over the least little thing. Love the sound of some of these scents, though.

Dawn said...

I'm a go with the flow kind of shopper, and that's been my downfall on many a Christmas.

Jennifer said...

I love Walmart. It's a great place to find presents. My budget loves it, too.

Liz Mays said...

I love being introduced to new fragrances. It's easy to get stuck on one!

Melissa Pezza said...

Walmart really does carry everything. Furniture, phones, clothes, and now perfume. Awesome.

Aimee Smith said...

I love to try out new scents. I am pretty picky about them though!

lisa said...

I love wearing perfume. I will have to go check this out!

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

I would love to have one of those all in one fragrance sets. I actually put that on my list for Christmas, hopefully Hubby fulfills my wish.

Kelsey Apley said...

I was at Walmart just the other day and bought some of these! Our store was sold out of the love2love ones, I really wanted to smell those! They sound really nice!

Sandra McCollum said...

Fast and Furious - I want to get done as soon as possible without delay.