I don't know why it took Sephora so long to come out with a subscription service; when I think about mid/high-end makeup and where to purchase it from, one of the first retailers I think of is Sephora (possibly Ulta, too, but Ulta is more of a drugstore/hair care store in my mind, though they do carry a lot of the same brands).
Quick Run-Down: $10 a month makeup/beauty subscription service curated by Sephora; five deluxe to full size products, plus a perfume sample, all of which are sold at Sephora; no true rewards program, but you do get a little card that you can bring to a physical Sephora to get an additional 50 Beauty Insider points with a purchase; Sephora is still slowly rolling out this service, so you do have to sign up for a waitlist and then wait for them to offer it to you; there have been some concerns over this waitlist system and it appears that it has more to do with your geographic location than what order you signed up for it (and there was recently a lot of confusion when Sephora appeared to offer everyone a chance to sign up for it, but still e-mailed people and wouldn't let others sign up based on zip codes...I don't know. All I know is that I signed up the day they opened the waitlist and got an e-mail invite to subscribe a couple months ago).
This perfume is from Derek Lam's line of New York inspired fragrances and it has notes of salted caramel and crystallized amber. I do like amber, but caramel can be hit or miss for me; I think it depends on how much vanilla it has and how 'burnt' it is. This perfume smells almost like incense to me; it's very rich and best suited for nighttime wear and/or for autumn and winter. I don't calculate the values of these perfume samples since they don't really count towards your five deluxe sized samples.
Overall, I got five deluxe-sized samples (though some were pretty close to being full-sized) and a perfume sample with a total value of about $70.30, which is super impressive considering I only paid $10 for this box! Some people have expressed concerns that the samples in these boxes are just the 100-point rewards that Sephora offers, but I don't mind paying $10 to get five of them since you have to spend around $500 (less if you purchase items or have coupons that give you bonus points) to earn enough points for them. Even with all the confusion surrounding the waitlist and how it's decided who gets to sign up for this service, I do recommend trying to get this subscription if you're into these type of beauty/makeup sample boxes.
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