Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Guide to Sephora's 2013 Fragrance Value Sets

IT'S TIME FOR OUR SECOND INSTALLMENT OF "ROBYN DOES BORING, REPETITIVE MATH FOR HOURS FOR THE BENEFIT OF PEOPLE WHO MAY SKIM THIS BLOG POST FOR TWENTY-FIVE SECONDS"!

In July, I calculated out the actual retail value of the various makeup value sets available at Sephora. (Of course, more have been added since then.) Now, after a huge amount of self-bribery involving at least a pound of chocolate and a lot of Malcolm in the Middle playing in the background, I've successfully completed the fragrance leg of this endeavor. I'm hoping to eventually get all of them, and then to go back and add in the new ones, offering a complete, up-to-date list of all of these buggers for your value-shopping-at-Sephora needs.

This has the same general goal of the first piece: keeping you from overspending on value sets that have very low values or that have a bunch of shit in them that you don't actually want, fact-checking Sephora's stated values, general makeup-related browsing, and searching for value sets that get you a better deal on products you want anyways.

As it turns out, the first goal is especially salient for fragrance. Out of 88 makeup value sets, 3 (3.41%) were worth less than what you pay for them. For these perfume sets, 10 out of 58 (17.24%) were worth less than the price of the "value" kit.

Here is the list of fragrance gift and value sets, arranged from "worst" to "best" deal:

1. Escada Collector's Edition Four-Piece Miniature Eau de Toilette Coffret
Contains:
4 x 0.13 oz Eau de Toilettes in Sexy Graffiti, Rockin Rio, Island Kiss, Cherry In The Air, approximate retail value $18.20
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $18.20
Total Cost: $44
Percent: 41.36%

2. Anna Sui Mini Coffret
Contains:
0.14 oz Eau de Toilette in Flight of Fancy, approximate retail value $5.25
0.14 oz Eau de Toilette in Fairy Dance, approximate retail value $5.25
0.14 oz Eau de Toilette in La Vie de Bohème, approximate retail value $5.25
0.14 oz Eau de Toilette in Secret Wish, approximate retail value $5.25
0.14 oz Eau de Toilette in Forbidden Affair, approximate retail value $5.25
Sephora's Stated Value: $50
Actual Value: $26.25
Total Cost: $50
Percent: 52.50%

3. Anna Sui Coffret
Contains:
0.14 oz Eau de Toilette in Dolly Girl, approximate retail value $5.25
0.14 oz Eau de Toilette in Flight of Fancy, approximate retail value $5.25
0.14 oz Eau de Toilette in Fairy Dance, approximate retail value $5.25
0.14 oz Eau de Toilette in Secret Wish, approximate retail value $5.25
0.14 oz Eau de Toilette in Forbidden Affair, approximate retail value $5.25
Sephora's Stated Value: $50
Actual Value: $26.25
Total Cost: $50
Percent: 52.50%

4. Gucci Flora Gardens 5-Piece Miniature Eau de Toilette Coffret
Contains:
5 x 0.16 oz Eau de Toilettes in Glorious Mandarin, Glamorous Magnolia, Gorgeouse Gardenia, Gracious Tuberose, Generous Violet, approximate retail value $33.41
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $33.41
Total Cost: $60
Percent: 55.69%

5. Atelier Cologne Collection Voyage
Contains:
0.25 oz Orange Sanguine, approximate retail value $7.20
0.25 oz Grand Néroli, approximate retail value $7.20
0.25 oz Bois Blonds, approximate retail value $9.47
0.25 oz Trèfle Pur, approximate retail value $8.71
0.25 oz Oolang Infini, approximate retail value $6.34
0.25 oz Vanille Insensée, approximate retail value $8.71
0.25 oz Ambre Nue, approximate retail value $9.47
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $57.10
Total Cost: $95
Percent: 60.10%

6. Viva La Juicy The Night Is For Noir Set
Contains:
0.33 oz Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum Spray, approximate retail value $8.74
0.33 oz Viva La Juicy Noir Eau de Parfum Spray, approximate retail value $8.74
0.26 oz Viva La Juicy Nail Lacquer Duo, estimated retail value $9.75
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $27.23
Total Cost: $40
Percent: 68.08%

7. Thierry Mugler Angel Sweet Temptations Gift Set
Contains:
0.8 oz Refillable Eau de Parfum Spray, estimated retail value $35.60
3.5 oz Perfuming Body Lotion, approximate retail value $27.50
1 oz Perfuming Shower Gel, approximate retail value $7.06
Sephora's Stated Value: $119
Actual Value: $70.16
Total Cost: $89
Percent: 78.83%

8. Burberry Brit Sheer Refillable Purse Spray Set
Contains:
3 x 0.5 oz Eau de Toilette Spray Bottle, approximate retail value $56.47
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $56.47
Total Cost: $65
Percent: 86.88%

9. Ralph Lauren The Big Pony Fragrance Collection
Contains:
0.34 oz Eau de Toilette in Big Pony Women's Collection #2, approximate retail value $11.00
0.34 oz Eau de Toilette in Big Pony Women's Collection #1, approximate retail value $11.00 
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $22
Total Cost: $25
Percent: 88%

10. L'Artisan Parfumear Discovery Set for Her
Contains:
0.5 oz Eau de Toilette in Mûre et Musc, approximate retail value $29.41
0.5 oz La Chasse Aux Papillons, approximate retail value $29.41
0.5 oz Premier Figuier, approximate retail value $29.41
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $88.23
Total Cost: $98
Percent: 90.03%

11. Sephora Favorites Fragrance Sample For Her
Contains:
0.04 oz Florabotanica by Balenciaga, approximate retail value $2.35
0.04 oz Chloé by Chloé, approximate retail value $2.24
0.05 oz Happy by Clinique, approximate retail value $1.41
0.05 oz Love by Coach, approximate retail value $2.12
0.05 oz Light Blue by Dolce&Gabbana, approximate retail value $2.16
0.03 oz Very Irrésistible by Givenchy, approximate retail value $1.22
0.06 oz Guilty by Gucci, approximate retail value $2.81
0.04 oz Butterfly by Hanae Mori, approximate retail value $1.60
0.05 oz Couture La La by Juicy Couture, approximate retail value $2.06
0.05 oz La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme, approximate retail value $2.29
0.04 oz Daisy by Marc Jacobs, approximate retail value $1.65
0.03 oz For Her by Narciso Rodriguez, approximate retail value $1.44
0.05 oz Florence by Tocca, approximate retail value $2.00
0.06 oz Bright Crystal by Versace, approximate retail value $2.44
Certificate for full sized Eau de Parfum ranging from $48-$100
Sephora's Stated Value: $140
Actual Value: $75.79-$127.29
Total Cost: $70
Percent: 108.27%-182.56%

12. Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style Mini Rollerball Coffret
Contains:
5 X 0.06 oz Roll-On collectible eau de toilette sprays in Love/Fruity Floral, Lil' Angel/Sparkling Floral, Music/Woody Floral, Baby/Vanilla Floral, G/Fruity Floral, approximate retail value $16.50
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $16.50
Total Cost: $15
Percent: 110%

13. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Gift Set
Contains:
1.6 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $81
0.16 Eau de Parfum Mini, approximate retail value $8.10
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $89.10
Total Cost: $80
Percent: 111.38%

14. Juicy Couture Viva La Fleur Gift Set
Contains:
2.5 oz La Fleur Eau de Toilette, retail value $70
2 x 0.17 oz double-ended rollerball in Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum and Viva La Juicy Eau de Toilette, approximate retail value $14
Sephora's Stated Value: $95
Actual Value: $84
Total Cost: $75
Percent: 112%

15. Ralph Lauren Big Pony Blue To Go Duo
Contains:
1.75 oz Refreshing Body Mist, approximate retail value $9.58
0.5 oz Eau de Toilette, approximate retail value $16.18
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $25.76
Total Cost: $22.50
Percent: 114.49%

16. Ralph Lauren Big Pony Purple To Go
Contains:
1.75 oz Refreshing Body Mist, approximate retail value $9.58
0.5 oz Eau de Toilette, approximate retail value $16.18
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $25.76
Total Cost: $22.50
Percent: 114.49%

17. Ralph Lauren Big Pony Yellow To Go
Contains:
1.75 oz Refreshing Body Mist, approximate retail value $9.58
0.5 oz Eau de Toilette, approximate retail value $16.18
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $25.76
Total Cost: $22.50
Percent: 114.49%

18. Juicy Couture Travel Spray Pen Set
Contains:
0.33 oz Eau de Parfum Spray in Juicy Couture, approximate retail value $13.59
0.33 oz Eau de Parfum Spray in Viva la Juicy, approximate retail value $13.59
0.33 oz Eau de Toilette Spray in Viva La Juicy La Fleur, approximate retail value $13.59
Sephora's Stated Value: $39
Actual Value: $40.77
Total Cost: $35
Percent: 116.49%

19. Tocca Beauty Florence Spa Set
Contains:
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum, retail value $68
2 oz Mini Candelina, approximate retail value $7.17
6.8 oz Bubble Bath, estimated retail value $16.15
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $91.32
Total Cost: $78
Percent: 117.08%

20. Betsey Johnson Too Too Pretty Gift Set
Contains:
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $62
0.3 oz Eau de Parfum Rollerball, approximate retail value $10.94
Sephora's Stated Value: $80
Actual Value: $72.94
Total Cost: $62
Percent: 117.65%

21. Sephora Favorites Fragrance Sampler For Him
Contains:
0.06 oz Hugo Boss Bottled Night by Hugo Boss, approximate retail value $2.10
0.05 oz Bvlgari Man Extreme by Bvlgari, approximate retail value $1.48
0.05 oz Zegna Uomo by Ermenegildo, approximate retail value $1.88
0.05 oz Acqua Di Giò by Giorgio Armani, approximate retail value $1.91
0.03 oz Gentlemen Only by Givenchy, approximate retail value $1.04
0.06 oz Guilty Pour Homme by Gucci, approximate retail value $2.33
0.03 oz L’eau D’issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake, approximate retail value $0.77
0.03 oz “Le Male” by Jean Paul Gaultier, approximate retail value $0.77
0.05 oz Vintage by John Varvatos, approximate retail value $1.28
0.06 oz Eau De Lacoste, L.12.12 Blanc by Lacoste, approximate retail value $1.18
0.05 oz 1 Million by Paco Rabanne, approximate retail value $1.74
0.05 oz Luna Rossa by Prada, approximate retail value $1.82
0.05 oz Polo Red by Ralph Lauren, approximate retail value $1.22
0.05 oz L’homme by Yves Saint Laurent, approximate retail value $1.55
Certificate for full sized Eau de Parfum ranging from $56-$65
Sephora's Stated Value: $125
Actual Value: $77.07-$86.07
Total Cost: $65
Percent: 118.57%-132.42%

22. Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee Discovery Kit
Contains:
1 oz Vanille Insensee Cologne Absolue, retail value $70
7.05 oz Vegetable Soap, retail value $18
4 x postcard samples at 0.05oz, approximate retail value $6.97
Sephora's Stated Value: $130
Actual Value: $94.97
Total Cost: $80
Percent: 118.71%

23. Coach Poppy Flower Gift Set
Contains:
3.4 oz Coach Poppy Flower Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $85
2 x 0.17 oz Double-ended rollerball with Poppy Flower Eau de Parfum and Poppy Eau de Parfum, retail value $22
Sephora's Stated Value: $102
Actual Value: $107
Total Cost: $90
Percent: 118.89%

24. Bvlgari Jasmin Noir Gift Set
Contains:
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum, retail value $98
2.5 oz Body Lotion, approximate retail value $20.52
Sephora's Stated Value: $138
Actual Value: $118.52
Total Cost: $98
Percent: 120.93%

25. Donna Karan Woman Gift Set
Contains:
3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $115
0.24 oz Eau de Parfum Deluxe Mini, approximate retail value $12
6.7 oz Body Lotion, retail value $50
Sephora's Stated Value: $175
Actual Value: $177
Total Cost: $145
Percent: 122.07%

26. Sephora Favorites Fragrance Deluxe Sampler for Her
Contains:
0.05 oz BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline, approximate retail value $2.46
0.04 oz Chloé Chloé, approximate retail value $2.24
0.03 oz CLEAN Skin, approximate retail value $1.14
0.06 oz ESCADA Especially Escada, approximate retail value $2.40
0.05 oz Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia, approximate retail value $1.91
0.05 oz Gucci Flora by Gucci, approximate retail value $2.65
0.04 oz Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh, approximate retail value $1.36
0.05 oz Paco Rabanne Lady Million, approximate retail value $1.97
0.05 oz Philosophy Love Sweet Love, approximate retail value $1.10
0.05 oz Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y, approximate retail value $2.35
0.05 oz Tocca Cleopatra, approximate retail value $2.00
Certificate for full sized Eau de Parfum ranging from $39.50 to $62
Sephora's Stated Value: $105
Actual Value: $61.08-$83.58
Total Cost: $50
Percent: 122.16%-167.16%

27. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gift Set
Contains:
4.2 oz Viva La Juicy Body Lotion, approximate retail value $21.98
1.7 oz Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum, retail value $70
Sephora's Stated Value: $91
Actual Value: $91.98
Total Cost: $75
Percent: 122.64%

28. Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Luxuries Gift Set
Contains:
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $70
2.5 oz Body Lotion, approximate retail value $18.66
2.5 oz Body Cleansing Lotion, approximate retail value $15.67
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $104.33
Total Cost: $85
Percent: 122.74%

29. Atelier Cologne Collection Cologne Absolue
Contains:
1 oz Orange Sanguine, retail value $60
1 oz Vanille Insensée, retail value $70
1 oz Rose Anonyme, retail value $75
1 oz Vetiver Fatal, retail value $70
1 oz Mistral Patchouli, retail value $70
Sephora's Stated Value: $335
Actual Value: $345
Total Cost: $275
Percent: 125.45%

30. Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Gift Set
Contains:
3.3 oz Eau de Toilette, retail value $99
2.5 oz Moisturizing Body Lotion, approximate retail value $18.66
1 oz Moisturizing Shower Cream, approximate retail value $6.72
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $124.38
Total Cost: $99
Percent:125.64%

31. Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau De Parfum Gift Set
Contains:
3.3 oz Eau de Parfum, retail value $120
0.34 oz Purse Spray, approximate retail value $12.36
2.5 oz Hand Cream, estimated retail value $20.15
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $152.51
Total Cost: $120
Percent: 127.09%

32. Balenciaga Paris Florabotanica Gift Set
Contains:
3.4 oz Eau de Parfum, retail value $130
3.4 oz Perfumed Body Lotion, approximate retail value $26.39
0.25 oz Eau de Parfum, approximate retail value $9.56
Sephora's Stated Value: $160
Actual Value: $165.95
Total Cost: $130
Percent: 127.65%

33. Chloe See by Chloe
Contains:
2.5 oz Body Lotion, approximate retail value $22.50
2.5 oz Shower Gel, approximate retail value $14.93
2.5 oz Eau de Parfum, retail value $98
Sephora's Stated Value: $140
Actual Value: $135.43
Total Cost: $105
Percent: 128.98%

34. Chloé Gift Set
Contains:
0.17 oz Deluxe Mini, approximate retail value $9.50
2.5 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $120
3.4 oz Perfumed Body Lotio, approximate retail value $25.37
Sephora's Stated Value: $173
Actual Value: $154.87
Total Cost: $120
Percent: 129.06%

35. Philosophy Amazing Grace Gift Set
Contains:
8 oz Shampoo, Bath, and Shower Gel, approximate retail value $12
2 oz Eau de Toilette, retail value $44
4 oz Whipped Body Creme, approximate retail value $15
Sephora's Stated Value: $81
Actual Value: $71
Total Cost: $55
Percent: 129.09%

36. Philosophy Pure Grace Gift Set
Contains:
8 oz Shampoo, Bath and Shower Gel, approximate retail value $12
2 oz Eau de Toilette, retail value $44
4 oz Whipped Body Créme, approximate retail value $15
Sephora's Stated Value: $81
Actual Value: $71
Total Cost: $55
Percent: 129.09%

37. Marchesa Parfum D'Extase Travel Duo
Contains:
0.25 oz Eau de Parfum, approximate retail value $12.50
0.5 oz Eau de Parfum Refill, approximate retail value $25
Sephora's Stated Value: $45
Actual Value: $37.50
Total Cost: $29
Percent: 129.31%

38. Marchesa Parfum D'Extase Deluxe Gift Set
Contains:
3.4 oz Shimmer Body Lotion, estimated retail value $30
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $85
0.25 oz Eau de Parfum, estimated retail value $12.50
Sephora's Stated Value: $135
Actual Value: $127.50
Total Cost: $95
Percent: 134.21%

39. Tocca Beauty Eau de Parfum
Contains:
3 x 0.51 oz Eau de Parfums in Stella, Florence, Cleopatra, approximate retail value $61.20
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $61.20
Total Cost: $45
Percent: 136%

40. Chloé Rollerball Trio
Contains:
0.2 oz Chloé Eau de Parfum Rollerball, retail value $25
0.2 oz Love Rollerball, estimated retail value $25
0.2 oz L'Eau de Chloé Eau de Toilette Rollerball, retail value $25
Sephora's Stated Value: $70
Actual Value: $75
Total Cost: $55
Percent: 136.36%

41. Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau De Toilette Gift Set
Contains:
3.3 oz Eau de Toilette, retail value $104
0.34 oz Eau de Toilette, approximate retail value $17.68
2.5 oz Body Lotion, approximate retail value $20.15
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $141.83
Total Cost: $104
Percent: 136.38%

42. The Best of CLEAN Fragrance Set
Contains:
0.5 oz Eau de Parfum in Rain, approximate retail value $16.12
0.5 oz Eau de Parfum in Warm Cotton, approximate retail value $16.12
0.5 oz Eau de Parfum in Skin, approximate retail value $16.12
Sephora's Stated Value: $75
Actual Value: $48.36
Total Cost: $35
Percent: 138.17%

43. DKNY Ripe For the Picking Gift Set
Contains:
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $68
3.4 oz Body Lotion, approximate retail value $27.20
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $95.20
Total Cost: $68
Percent: 140%

44. Chloe L'Eau de Chloe Gift Set
Contains:
3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray, retail value $90
2.5 oz Body Lotion, approximate retail value $18.66
2.5 oz Shower Gel, approximate retail value $18.66
Sephora's Stated Value: $111
Actual Value: $127.32
Total Cost: $90
Percent: 141.47%

45. DKNY Be Delicious Gift Set
Contains:
0.24 oz Eau de Parfum Mini, approximate retail value $9.60
3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $84
3.4 oz Body Lotion, approximate retail value $27.20
Sephora's Stated Value: $119
Actual Value: $120.80
Total Cost: $85
Percent: 142.12%

46. Giorgio Armani Armani Code Pour Femme Gift Set
Contains:
3.4 oz Shower Gel, approximate retail value $18.27
2.5 oz Eau de Parfum, retail value $80
3.4 oz Body Lotion, approximate retail value $20.30
Sephora's Stated Value: $118
Actual Value: $118.57
Total Cost: $83
Percent: 142.86%

47. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Travel Duo
Contains:
0.25 oz Eau de Parfum, approximate retail value $16.91
0.5 oz Eau de Parfum Refill, approximate retail value $33.82
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $50.73
Total Cost: $35
Percent: 144.95%

48. Lancome Tresor Gift Set
Contains:
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $75
2.5 oz Perfumed Body Lotion, approximate retail value $16.79
0.34 oz Eau de Parfum Purse Spray, approximate retail value $15
Sephora's Stated Value: $100.50
Actual Value: $106.79
Total Cost: $73
Percent: 146.29%

49. Marc Jacobs Fragrance Dot Gift Set
Contains:
2.5 oz Fresh Shower Gel, approximate retail value $19.61
2.5 oz Radiant Body Lotion, approximate retail value $22.06
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum, retail value $72
Sephora's Stated Value: $110
Actual Value: $113.67
Total Cost: $76
Percent: 149.57%

50. Jimmy Choo Gift Set
Contains:
3.3 oz Eau de Parfum, retail value $98
3.3 oz Perfumed Body Lotion, approximate retail value $30.36
3.3 oz Perfumed Shower Ge, estimated retail value $30.36
Sephora's Stated Value: $154
Actual Value: $158.72
Total Cost: $102
Percent: 155.61%

51. Lancome Tresor Midnight Rose Gift Set
Contains:
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $58
1.7 oz Perfumed Body Lotion, estimated retail value $11.50
0.22 oz Hypnôse Drama Mascara, retail value $27
Sephora's Stated Value: $92.50
Actual Value: $96.50
Total Cost: $61
Percent: 158.20%

52. Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy Gift Set #1
Contains:
2.5 oz Bubbly Shower Gel, approximate retail value $22.06
2.5 oz Luminous Body Lotion, estimate retail value $22.06
1.7 oz Eau de Toilette, retail value $70
Sephora's Stated Value: $97
Actual Value: $114.12
Total Cost: $72
Percent: 158.50%

53. Versace Yellow Diamond Gift Set
Contains:
3.4 oz Perfumed Bath & Shower Gel, approximate retail value $39.22
3.4 oz Perfumed Body Lotion, approximate retail value $21.82
3 oz Eau de Toilette, retail value $89
Sephora's Stated Value: $147
Actual Value: $150.04
Total Cost: $93
Percent: 161.33%

54. Burberry Body Gift Set
Contains:
2.8 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, retail value $98
3.3 oz Body Milk, approximate retail value $58.93
0.15 oz Eau de Parfum, approximate retail value $5.85
Sephora's Stated Value: $159
Actual Value: $162.78
Total Cost: $100
Percent: 162.78%

55. Clean Deluxe Warm Cotton Gift Set
Contains:
2.14 oz Eau de Parfum, retail value $69
6 oz Soft Body Lotion, retail value $26
6 oz Bath & Shower Gel, retail value $22
Sephora's Stated Value: $117
Actual Value: $117
Total Cost: $69
Percent: 169.57%

56. Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy Gift Set #2Contains:
3.4 oz Eau de Toilette in Daisy, retail value $89
5.1 oz Luminous Body Lotion in Daisy, retail value $45
0.34 oz Eau de Toilette Rollerball in Daisy, approximate retail value $14
0.34 Eau de Toilette Rollerball in Daisy Eau So Fresh, approximate retail value $14
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $164
Total Cost: $94
Percent: 172.34%

57. Versace Bright Crystal Gift Set
Contains:
3.4 oz Perfumed Bath and Shower Gel, retail value $38
3.4 oz Perfumed Body Lotion, approximate retail value $21.82
0.3 oz Eau de Toilette Rollerball, retail value $20
3 oz Eau de Toilette, retail value $89
Sephora's Stated Value: $149
Actual Value: $168.82
Total Cost: $92
Percent: 183.50%

58. Calvin Klein Women's Coffret
Contains:
0.5 oz Eau de Parfum Spray in Euphoria, approximate retail value $19.41
0.5 oz Eternity Eau de Toilette, approximate retail value $17.65
0.5 oz Obsession Eau de Parfum, approximate retail value $17.65
0.5 oz CK One, approximate retail value $12.94
Sephora's Stated Value: $64
Actual Value: $67.65
Total Cost: $35
Percent: 193.28%

16 comments:

  1. Great post!

    One comment, #8 on your list is $50, not $72: http://www.sephora.com/fragrance-deluxe-sampler-for-her-P377033?skuId=1457241

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    1. Oops! Thanks for the correction. Fixed.

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  2. This is great! Thanks for taking the time to do it.

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  3. I totally read these posts; then again, I only buy the fragrance sets when it's the discovery samplers and there is at least one I already love that retails higher than the sampler (since that way, it's like getting a discount on the one I'd buy, plus I get to try other stuff)

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  4. Just a question on the projected value of the fragrances. Since the price varies per ml depending how big the bottle is (for example, a 30 ml bottle costs $45, but a 100 ml bottle of the same fragrance costs $100), which projected cost did you use as a reference, if there were price variations on the same bottle?

    I'm from Canada, so I guess our measurements are different? :) thanks for the list though! That's fantastic that you're doing this!

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    1. I use the bottle that is closest to the standard 1.7 fluid ounce bottle!

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  5. Thanks for doing this...my math averse brains is super appreciative:)

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  6. Actual value on 55 has a typo, I think.

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  7. Awesome! I would have considered getting the Calvin Klein Coffret anyway, but now I definitely want it! Such a great value. Thanks:D

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  8. I just wanted to let you know that I keep all of your posts on value sets saved, and they strongly influence what I buy. Thank you for doing this!

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  10. I'm so close to buying one (or multiple) of Sephora's makeup values set (the lipstick ones and the superstars or allstars or whatever). I was wondering if you're working on an analysis. I'd LOVE to read it before I buy. I am so tempted! :D

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