Nordstrom March Fragrance Haul

Kilian Black Phantom (Memento Mori) Body Lotion
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense (arrived already opened)
Maison Lancome Oud Bouquet Eau de Parfum (x2 travel-size)

While I busy at work not working, I noticed that Nordstrom were now selling my beloved Black Phantom (Memento Mori) (haulage here) as both a Body Lotion and a Shower Gel! Also new to Nordstrom was the latest take on the infamous Black Opium, which was Black Opium Intense. I was still debating whether I should purchase yet another Body Lotion and Perfume, when I happened to notice that the travel-size version of the ever elusive Oud Bouquet was back in stock! That settled that!

As soon as I got home, I hurriedly placed my order. As per usual, there were a ton of Gifts with Purchase and Samples that came along with the order, and everything arrived safely (not a thing was damaged)!

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Spotted Maison Francis Kurkdjian at 360 Mall

OUD Satin Mood conveys the desire to bring a shimmering Orient to life. You’ll want to wrap it around you, lose yourself in the depth of the moment and suspend time.

Olfactory Description:
– Violet Accord
– Geranium
– Cinnamon from Ceylon
– Damascena Rose Essence from Turkey
– Centifolia Rose Absolute from Tunisia
– Natural Oud from Laos
– Amber and Vanilla Accord

I was out with my bestie (her husband was traveling on a business trip, which meant carte blanche on his Porsche) and after we took her hubby’s Porsche out for a spin, ended up at 360 Mall, because I really wanted to watch the movie “Escape Room“. It was an enjoyable movie (and had that one vampire girl from True Blood in it), but on our way out, I spotted dis!

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Sephora Brand Gift (Tarte)

Despite my previous Sephora Haulage (here), I only qualified for the Brand Gift after I had purchased the Too Faced Chocolate Bar (KD 21/000) as a Birthday Gift for someone. The Brand Gift I received this time was the Tarte Pamper Me Pretty Color Collection which I’d spotted much earlier at Sephora (here).

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Bath and Body Works (March)

In The Stars: Make every moment glow with an addictive fragrance from start to finish like the stars above! Bergamot, Champagne, Night Blooming Water Lily, Pink Salted Amber

French Baguette: a blend of slow rising dough, crispy crust and a fresh out of the oven aroma

Dark Kiss: a seductive blend of black raspberry, burgundy rose & dark vanilla bean

As I’ve mentioned numerous times on my blog, these larger 3-wick Candles were priced at an exorbitant KD 8 each. However, they had a “x3 Candles for KD 17” deal on them. It didn’t seem like that great of a deal, but I was in the market for some more Candles and like I’d mentioned earlier (here), everything else seemed a bit… meh.

I would’ve loved to purchase a travel-size Shower Gel and travel-size Body Lotion from the In The Stars Collection, but they weren’t available at the time (possibly because the collection was new-new, or less possibly because the collection didn’t actually include those). So, rather than spring for the full sizes (I was already stocked up on, well… everything, since January, so I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with even more full sized products), I decided to wait for the travel-sizes to pop up in-store.

In the meantime, I figured I’d pick up a few Candles (as shown).

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Spotted at Bath and Body Works (March)

In March, Bath & Body Works released a new collection called In The Stars. It was a surprisingly delightful scent! They also came out with a bunch of newer Candles! Lastly, I noticed some more Sheet Masks (hard pass, fool me once and all) and Bath Bombs. For those confused by the signs around the store focusing on Moms, Arabs celebrate Mother’s Day slightly earlier than the rest of the world.

In The Stars

Radiant, Warm, Captivating

Notes: Radiant Amber, Sandalwood Musk, Sweet & Spicy Agarwood

Just by looking at the notes, you can sorta’ tell that In The Stars is going to be all sweet and musky and woodsy! Personally, I really, really like it!

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KitKat Coconut

My cousin’s cat (he’d named her Trouble lol) had just given birth to 3 beautiful kittens (1 female in a patchwork of black and brown and 2 all-white males). All 3 were just so darn cuuute! While watching them walk (or bounce, rather), I couldn’t help but think of cotton-balls (because they were just so fluffy lol).

The female kitten was such a scaredy-cat (literally, lol)! Any time anyone would visit my cousin, she’d run and hide and refuse to come out until they’d left, which was a bummer, because she looked the cutest and I would’ve loved to play with her, but I didn’t want her to have a heart attack either. Meanwhile, the other two male kittens (who were absolutely gorgeous, mind you) walked side-by-side with such purpose and intent, you’d think they were exploring the Serengeti, not my cousin’s living room, or more specifically, his couch lol They practically looked like tiny lions! Just watching those two balls of fluff “prowling” around the place, melted my heart repeatedly over the course of my visit! They were just so stinkin’ cute! ♥

As such, I was pretty much living at my cousin’s place.

During one of those visits, I was stuffing my face in his kitchenette, when I stumbled upon a box of KitKat in the flavor Coconut. Honestly, I wasn’t all that intrigued (I’m not big on chocolate). However, he kept insisting I try one. So, I did. It was surprisingly really, really good!

Being the glutton that I am, I asked him (I’m shameless lol) if I could take one more (to inhale at my leisure, back home). He insisted I take two (isn’t he a sweetie? … despite dis lol). Ever since then, I’ve been on the lookout for KitKat Coconut (which surprise, surprise isn’t stocked at my local co-op). I have spotted them and purchased them at Sultan Center since, though. They had a whole bunch of new(er) KitKat flavors, but I was only interested in KitKat Coconut.

If you happen to spot KitKat Coconut, do give it a try!