Nordstrom Hair Care and Fragrance Haul (February)

On February 7th 2020, I placed an order with Nordstrom for some Hair Care and Perfumes.

It might look like a lot, but I actually purchased only x8 items (x3 full-size hair care items – x3 travel-size hair care items – x2 travel-size perfumes) and the rest were all gifts with purchase (deluxe samples).

The total was $336 (tack on an additional $30 for tax) which was around KD 111, not including Aramex shipping fees.

I didn’t know it at the time, but this was going to be my last online order for a good long while.

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US Bath and Body Works Spring Body Lotion Haul

These Body Lotions were from my U.S. B&BW Spring Haul (here).

After purchasing x4 Body Lotions locally (here) and then another x6 Body Lotions from the U.S. B&BW Store (here) I was fully stocked up and definitely didn’t need more.

However, the deals and promos and prices up on the U.S. B&BW Online Store were just too good to pass up. So, I picked up these two. I could’ve gone for more, but I was pretty content with the ones I already had.

Aside from Iced Pear Margarita (here) which I’d given to my 10yo niece and Vanilla Bean Noel (2018 Version) which I’d given to a friend whom – you guessed it – had asked for it (after she’d sniffed it on me), I was very happy with the ones I had left!

Even Wild Strawberry (here) I’ve found a use for, by placing alongside the Champagne Toast Fragrance Mist (here) at the sink in my guest bathroom. All that peach hurt my nose, but my friends ooh and aah over the scents, whenever they come over and use them, which in turns makes me happy because I’d managed to find a use for them.

In fact, I’m so happy with the ones I have left, that I’ve already given Portofino Pink Prosecco to my 13yo niece and Whitewater Rush to my younger brother.

Whitewater Rush (Men’s Collection) was reduced from $13.50 to $3.95
Portofino Pink Prosecco (Mediterranean Market Collection) was reduced from $12.50 to $3.12

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US Bath and Body Works Hand Soaps and Wallflowers

As I said, the U.S. Bath & Body Works Online Store had some pretty good deals all throughout December! They were releasing new products and new deals pretty much on the daily!

The deals at the time of this order:
Hand Soaps were reduced from $6.50 to $3
Wallflower Fragrances Duos (2pc) were 3 for $27 (normally $12.50 each)
Wallflower Fragrances (singles) were 5 for $23 (normally $7.50 each)
– Use code SANTA for 20% Off Entire Order

I decided to pick up a few Wallflower Fragrances and Hand Soaps.

Wallflower Fragrances make my home smell ah-mazing and they were on sale! Win, win.

Hand Soaps tend to smell great too and they were on sale as well ergo good time to stock up!

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Bath and Body Works Body Lotion Haul

They switched out the previous online promo on full size Showers Gels (dis) for a newer promo on full size Body Lotions. Plus, the 5 for KD 3 on PocketBacs was still ongoing.

I really didn’t want to risk any of them going out of stock and having to wait until next Winter to get my hands on Vanilla Bean Noel and Hot Cocoa & Cream and possibly never seeing Bali Black Coconut Sands or Bahamas Pink Passionfruit & Banana Flower again (who knew if they were going to re-release them again, next Summer).

So, 3 days after my previous online order (here), I placed another online order with Bath&Body Works. It was too good of a deal to pass up!

Online Promo:
Body Lotions were reduced from KD 5/500 to KD 2/500 each
PocketBacs were 5 for KD 3

The total for this online order was KD 13

I placed my order on November 19 and it arrived safely the next day (free shipping over KD 9)

As you can see, everything arrived well packaged (including the pages and pages of receipt/invoice).

Currently, for “Black Friday” they’ve got 40% Off Sitewide and free shipping, meaning Body Lotions were reduced from KD 5/500 to KD 3/300.

Once again, I was glad I didn’t wait until “Black Friday” and got the Body Lotions for 50% Off instead of 40% Off.

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Kilian Apple Brandy Eau de Parfum Haul

The Autumn Perfumes Exhibition took place at Mishref Fair Grounds (Halls 5,6,7,8) during October 24 and was meant to end on November 6, but was extended to November 9 (because… weekend).

I managed to get a lot of gift shopping out of the way:
(Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme EDP for my cousin)
(Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium EDP for my cousin’s wife)
(Guerlain Mon Guerlain EDP for my uncle’s wife)
(Paco Rabanne Invictus Gift Set for my other cousin)

I also managed to snag several goodies for myself:
(Carolina Herrera Good Girl Gift Set)
(Marc Jacobs Decadence EDP)
(Hugo Boss Boss The Scent Private Accord – For Her EDP)
(Maison Lancome Les Parfums Grands Crus Travel Set x4 travel sprays)

Thankfully, there were a lot of good deals on some of this stuff (hefty discounts) and I even got some fragrance samples to boot! Unlike last year’s visit where I ended up with some duds (Perfume Fails), I was extremely happy with everything I purchased during this year’s Autumn Perfumes Exhibition! All the haulage took place in one hall (dis) because I rarely ventured out to the other halls.

Satisfied with the haulage, I leisurely surveyed the hall (the only one I ever visit) one last time before leaving the place and was delighted to find several niche brands including Amouage and Memo and Kilian and more, all offering substantially discounted fragrances! Naturally, I had to hit up the Kilian booth!

I sniffed several scents at the Kilian booth, but none of them really appealed to me… until I smelled Apple Brandy! I’d never even seen, let alone heard of Apple Brandy at our local Sephora before (pics here), because apparently Apple Brandy was exclusive to the brand’s boutique in New York City. It was love at first sniff!!!!

The final fragrance I purchased during this year’s Autumn Perfumes Exhibition was Apple Brandy by Kilian!

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Hugo Boss Boss The Scent Private Accord For Her Eau de Parfum

The Autumn Perfumes Exhibition took place at Mishref Fair Grounds (Halls 5,6,7,8) during October 24 and was meant to end on November 6, but was extended to November 9 (because… weekend).

After being smitten with a sample of Huge Boss Ma Vie pour Femme during the previous Perfumes Exhibition at the start of the year (here), I made it a point to hit up the Hugo Boss counter to purchase the full size, but instead, ended up falling in love and walking away with Boss The Scent Private Accord For Her Eau de Parfum (name needs to be longer). It was a delightful gourmand that put me in the mindset of sipping on hot cocoa!

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Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Haul

Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum (for my uncle’s wife)

The Autumn Perfumes Exhibition took place at Mishref Fair Grounds (Halls 5,6,7,8) during October 24 and was meant to end on November 6, but was extended to November 9 (because… weekend).

At the Guerlain booth, I repurchased Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum as a gift for my uncle’s wife (my mom is 1 of 6 siblings, so I’ve got a whole bunch of aunts and uncles, not to mention their spouses and offspring, just from that side alone).

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Yves Saint Laurent Perfume Haul

YSL La Nuit de L’Homme Eau de Parfum (for my cousin)
YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum (for his wife)

The Autumn Perfumes Exhibition took place at Mishref Fair Grounds (Halls 5,6,7,8) during October 24 and was meant to end on November 6, but was extended to November 9 (because… weekend).

At the Yves Saint Laurent booth, I picked up the new 2019 La Nuit de L’Homme Eau de Parfum for my cousin and the original Black Opium Eau de Parfum for his wife, as birthday gifts for them. Both full sizes were reduced to 50% off which I thought was a pretty good deal.

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Bath and Body Works The Big Sale Candle Haul

Lastly but certainly not least were the Candles and Wallflower Bulbs I picked up during The Big Sale. Some were purchased in-store and the ones I couldn’t find in-store were purchased online.

I picked up x14 large 3-wick Candles and x2 Jar Candles and x3 Wallflower Bulbs. I haven’t started burning any of them just yet because ironically, for the past two weeks I’ve been sick with the flu (hence lack of new posts lol)

3-Wick Candles were reduced from KD 8 each to KD 4 each
Single Wick Jar Candles were reduced from KD 6 – KD 5 each to KD 2/500 each
Wallflower Refill Bulbs were reduced from KD 2/250 each to KD 1 each

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Bath and Body Works The Big Sale Hand Soap Haul

Island Papaya Deep Cleansing Hand Soap
Summer Tiramisu Creamy Luxe Hand Soap
Capri Ocean Breeze Creamy Luxe Hand Soap
Limoncello Creamy Luxe Hand Soap
Sunshine and Lemons Creamy Luxe Hand Soap
Summer Tiramisu Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
Bergamot Waters Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
Mahogany Teakwood Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
Aromatherapy Sleep (Black Chamomile + Bergamot) Gentle Foaming Hand Soap

Hand Soaps were reduced from KD 3/250 to KD 1/250 except for Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps which were reduced to KD 1

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