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How To Buy Expensive Perfume For Cheap Using These 3 Tricks

My 3 Tricks for Buying Expensive Perfume For Less.

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Who doesn't love wearing nice perfume?  Wearing a good perfume can help you feel happier and sexier in your own skin.  Men love when women smell nice too.  Unfortunately, good perfumes are really expensive, and if your are a stay at home mom like I am, it's going to be tough to squeeze a high priced perfume into your budget.

Luckily, there are a few tricks that will allow you to buy expensive perfume for cheap.  If you are interested in learning what those tricks are, please keep reading.
Good perfume is not cheap. It can be tough to afford good perfume if you are on a tight budget. As a stay-at-home mom of three, I cannot spend a whole lot on things like perfume. Fortunately, I have found three tricks to help me buy the expensive perfume I want, at a fraction of the price.

 Here are my top 3 tricks to buy expensive perfume at discounted prices:

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4.  Buy your designer perfumes from Scent Box.

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1. Buy your perfume from Sephora.


Sephora is one of the most customer friendly stores that exist in my opinion.  They have so many great store policies that make people become seriously loyal customers.  One really great thing about Sephora is that any purchase over $25 will earn you 4 free samples.  Three samples you select from the options given to you, and the fourth you use a promo code to get a high quality and usually really expensive sample product.  You can view some of their current offers  for this fourth sample with a $25 purchase here:  Sephora Coupons & Promotions.  The great thing about these samples is that many times they will have different perfumes as some of the sample choices.  You could easily get 4 samples of expensive perfume with any $25 purchase.

Sephora has another really great store policy that allows you to ask for three product samples per store visit, without any purchase required.  So technically you could get three samples of different perfumes to try out.  Obviously the point here is to find one that you love and eventually buy it.  This sample policy will help you avoid wasting a lot of money on a perfume you may not like the smell of.   

Another trick to get expensive perfume for cheap at Sephora is to buy their perfume sample.  Their perfume sampler box is around $55 and will give you a bunch of great perfume samples.  The price of this perfume sampler is not cheap, however here's the secret:  These perfume samples contain a high coupon for a free, full-size, very expensive perfume.  So for $55 not only will you get a bunch of small perfumes, you will also get a big one for free using the coupon that comes in their box.  Pretty cool if you ask me!

You can view a list of all the current promotions and coupons for Sephora here:  Sephora Promo Codes

2.  Buy your perfume during semi-annual sales.

buy perfume during semi-annual sales at victoria secret and bath and body works


victoria secret perfume on sale during semi-annual sale

Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works are owned by the same company, and both stores have semi-annual sales in January and July.  Both stores heavily discount their perfumes and fragrance mists during these sales.  Be aware that not all of their perfumes will go on sale.  My all time favorite perfume from Victoria's Secret is one of their signature scents, Night, and sadly they don't include their signature scents in the semi-annual sale.  But many other popular scents are put on sale, such as this one which is a really great price right now: Victoria's Secret Eau So Party.  January is a great time to stock up on expensive perfumes for this reason.  If you are interested in when these sales are held, get on the email list for both stores.  You will be notified as soon as the semi-annual sales start, and will also be notified of the different promotions and discounts they run during this time and at other times of the year.

Above is one of the perfumes I bought from Victoria's Secret.  It's their "Fabulous Fragrance Mist" and it smells amazing. It retails for $25, but I paid $8.75 after their 65% off semi-annual discount.  I love to use this Fabulous Fragrance Mist on my coats so that I always smell nice when I walk out the door, even on days when I forget to add perfume to my skin.

You can view a complete list of current of Bath & Body Works  promotions here: Bath& Body Works Promo Codes.  They are offering a few great ones right now on top of  their semi-annual prices.

You can view a complete list of Victoria's Secret promotions and the exact dates of their semi-annual sales here: Victoria's Secret Promo Codes. They are currently running a fantastic coupon code that applies to all clearance items, which means you can combine it to all their heavily discounted semi-annual prices.
3.  Buy your perfume from department stores.


I know that most people don't typically associate stores like JCPenney and Sears with perfume, but department stores sells lots of perfumes.  The reason why department stores are good to buy perfume from is because these stores often run deep discount promos on accessories, sometimes as much as 40-50% off.  I always see big discounts listed online after Christmas and around the many other yearly holidays.  A 40-50% off discount code will help you save quite a bit of money on the perfume of your choice.  The JCPenney website contains Sephora products online, so you could buy Sephora perfumes from JCPenney online.  Talk about serious savings!

JCPennny has some great promotions going on right now which you can view a complete list of here: JCPenney Promo Codes.   You can view a list of coupons for Sears here: Sears Promo Codes.

I leave you with three great tips to help your expensive perfume last longer:

1. Moisturize your skin before you spray on your perfume.  Lotion and oil on the skin will absorb and hang on to fragrance better than dry skin will.  Moisturized skin keep holds perfume longer for this reason.

2. Spray perfume on your clothes.  Clothes hang on to scent even better than skin does.  For extra insurance, spray both your body and your clothes with perfume to make it last the longest.

3. Layer your scents.   Spray a few different complimenting perfumes on yourself to get a really strong and powerful scent throw. 

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