Embroidered Blouse: H&M / Jeans: JCrew
Anyone else feel that buying a fragrance is such a task? It’s like when you walk into a department store the salespeople are ready to pounce from all sides. It’s honestly way too overwhelming. Luckily I was contacted by this new company called PHLUR to test out their fragrances and after reading up on their brand I agreed to do it.
PHLUR fragrances are “cruelty-free, and free of skin allergens, parabens, phthalates, unnecessary stabilizers and animal products.” Each bottle is opaque and made with 20% recycled-glass which helps to protect the fragrance from damage. All the fragrances are gender neutral so you can pick any of them! Oh, the icing on the cake? Every $5 from each full bottle purchase is donated environmental organizations worldwide.
So here’s how it works. For $18 you choose 3 bottles that are 2mL (this supply will last about a month). If you love the product you have 30 days to apply the $18 towards the $88 price of a full 50mL bottle. Basically you are getting the sample for FREE! Score.
The three scents I chose were:
Olmstead & Vaux
“BRIGHT, CRISP AND ULTIMATELY CLEAN”
"REFRESHING AND RESTORATIVE; AN EXPRESSION OF NATURE AND NEW”
“COARSE AND FEARLESS MEETS SMOKY AND RAW”
When the box arrived I was so excited. I opened the minimalistic white and grey box, unfolded the inner envelope which was lined with a bright blue color, and found my samples had arrived in perfect condition. Each fragrance comes in its own compartment making getting each scent in and out easy.
I decided the best way to test out the fragrances was to try one per day over the length of a weekend – Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
On Friday I tried Olmstead & Vaux which I would say is my favorite out of the three as this fragrance has citrus tones. Every now and then I would get a whiff of a fresh clean smell and realized it was me! This scent I could easily wear every day. On Saturday I tried Greylocke. This fragrance has earth tones and reminded me of New England which is where I grew up and was raised. I love when a scent brings you back to a time in your life. On Sunday I tried Hepcat which had more of a woody and leathery scent . Not going to lie, I would love for my husband to try this one! All of these scents lasted a good part of the day on my skin – anywhere from 6 to 10 hours depending on which fragrance!
The verdict: I would definetly purchase a full size bottle after trying these three samples! Click here to try out PHLUR fragrances.