These sets are pretty popular every year. Even at full price, the concept is intriguing - you get ten sample vials of fragrance. Try them all, choose the one you like the most and return the voucher for a full-sized (usually 1 oz.) bottle. Almost all of the selections retail for $60 or more. The sample set also includes a refillable atomizer.
This set is heavily weighted toward florals, and includes Ralph Lauren Romance, Gucci Flora by Gucci, Michael Kors Gold, Vera Wang Lovestruck, Oh, Lola Marc Jacobs, Pucci Miss Pucci Intense, Kenzo FlowerbyKenzo, FENDI Fan di Fendi, Taylor Swift Wonderstruck, Hanae Mori Butterfly.
There are a few caveats and one trick:
- Vouchers have to be redeemed in-store and you can't use the voucher in Sephoras located inside JCPenney stores.
- Stores are not guaranteed to have the fragrance you like in-stock. (Michael Kors Gold is reportedly in very short supply.) If you plan to do this and the closest store is a good distance away, it's best to call and make sure your pick is available before making the trip.
- Some users have reported this workaround (as always, YMMV.) If you try the set and can't find anything you like, you can sometimes exchange the voucher for one of the included fragrances, immediately return it and get full-price credit toward something you actually like. I haven't heard of anyone who was told "no" but the possibility certainly exists.
Check the Sephora coupon thread for current codes 2013 looks like the best deal available right now - it lets you choose two deluxe (travel size) samples. And don't forget CashBack!
Shipping adds $6.95, but Sephora always ships orders over $50 for free.