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“Here she comes!” barked the bottle of Burberry Summer. “Hurry! Everyone, to your places.”


“What places, you fool?” replied the bottle of Chanel No. 5. “We never move unless she moves us. We have no legs.”

“You know what I mean!” responded Burberry Summer angrily, the frustration clear in her voice. “Always the diva!”

The girl turned the corner into the alcove with a big smile on her face. She was humming a happy tune, and it filled the bottles of perfume with joy. She was their queen, and she was here to pick one of them for the day, which was a very special honor for a perfume.

The bottles all stood at attention on the counter, backs straight, intent on making a good impression. Sunlight filtered in through the window, and the bottles all hoped it would reflect nicely on them.

“La, la-la-la-la la,” hummed the girl as she perused. “Hmm…” Her hand hovered over the bottle of Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue for a moment. She often picked the bottle of Light Blue.

“No,” she said, moving on, “not today. I think I’m in the mood for something else.”

Light Blue’s disappointment was almost palpable.

Then the girl noticed the bottle of Coco Mademoiselle and stopped. “Yes!” she exclaimed, plucking the bottle from the counter. “There you are, my dear!”

And like that, the girl was gone, humming, twirling and spritzing out of the alcove and down the hallway, until the rejected bottles could no longer hear her voice.

A quiet sadness fell upon the group. They were crushed. Not today, they all thought. Oh, well.

Eventually, one of them spoke. “It’s, OK,” said the bottle of Daisy Eau So Fresh. “There’s always tomorrow.”


Good morning, my friend! Did you do anything fun last night? For me, it was dinner and a movie. We finally went to see that science fiction movie with Tom Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow.

Not bad at all. Interesting premise, with the whole Groundhog Day time travel (his character repeats the same day in an alien invasion over and over). I like self-contained science fiction stories that aren’t based on big franchises (I’m looking at you, Transformers!).

I just plan to take it easy this weekend. I might drive out to my parents’ house for a few hours tomorrow, and then I have some chores and errands to run (bluh), but that’s about it.

I hope you have something fun lined up. I bet it’s good barbecue/picnic weather. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck in this weekend’s giveaway. Talk to you soon.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

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  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • What are your three favorite scents (not just perfumes, but anything)?
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?
    • What do you really want?
    • What’s the most overrated beauty product out there now?
    • Have you ever been in the Arctic or Antarctic?
    • Where would you most like to vacation in your country?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time), which is, incidentally, someone’s birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  1. Alix says:

    Happy first day of summer!

  2. Lizeth says:

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a nice weekend ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Vanessa says:

    Happy Saturday!

  4. Sarah Beattie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!! I really want the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. Is it worth the hype and $$???

  5. Berry says:

    I would love to take a cross country road trip. And I’d stop at every single tacky touristy place there is. I love that kind of stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Agata says:

    What a cute perfume story! I love Coco Mademoiselle! It’s one of my mom’s favorite fragrances so it always reminds me of her.
    Agata recently posted … The Makeup Timer Test Tag

  7. Vicki says:

    I’ve driven nearly coast to coast in Canada and my favourite place is Vancouver!

  8. Erin says:

    Such a cute story!

  9. Kelsey says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever smelt a Chanel fragrance. Tokyomilk Tainted Love is my favorite scent!

  10. Angelica says:

    What are your three favorite scents (not just perfumes, but anything)?

    I love floral scents! Lavender and rose all the things!!

  11. My perfumes are favoritoa: burberry brit red limited edition not think more to buy here in Brazil, insolence guerlain edt, guerlain le petit robe noire and la vie est belle lancome edp

    Here five years, I see myself a famous blogger and successfully realizanto all my dreams, and still graduated in physical education

    I want to evolve to learn more, be a better person every day, of course taking care of my cat with all the love in the world, and wear lots of makeup ..

    I really wanted to try the famous foundation with the givenchy, laura mercier, nars, lancome, dolce and gabbana ..

    Never goes out of Brazil intend to further wanted to know the Usa

    I would find Christmas here in Brazil there seems to be beautiful

    a huge kiss and Karen Tabbys

  12. Jessica says:

    First day of summer woohooooo! Have a great weekend everyone!

  13. Kalli Melia says:

    I’m waiting for the boyfriend to arrive so we can go food shopping. I’m wanting to make pizza tomorrow, even though it’s going to be another hot day.

  14. Katrina says:

    In five years I see myself semi-retired and working for myself, building my dream home and being able to just enjoy life.

  15. Icequeen81 says:


    have body splash of each, have a vanilla body lotion with brown sugar wasn’t able to find lotion of ginger or lemon
    and have a hand sanitizes of ginger cookies.

  16. Terri says:

    Happy Saturday, Karen & Tabs!

  17. Puri says:

    I think my 3 fav scents are hydrangeas, TokyoMilk Dark ‘everything and nothing’, and fall leaves :3
    Puri recently posted … Empties #2!

  18. monique bonfiglio says:

    I wish we could take the family to Florida to Disneyworld and Epcot Center.

  19. antsiekat says:

    There is nothing like the smell of a beautiful summer day at the beach, sunscreen, sand, and salty sea water!

  20. Belle says:

    In five years, I would honestly love to be traveling the world. We’re blessed with such a huge planet to call home, I think it’s a shame if all we see our entire lives is just our tiny little corner of the world. There’s way too many beautiful places out there to explore ๐Ÿ™‚


  21. susan says:

    I would love to vacation to New York City!

  22. Mary says:

    I would love to go to Hawaii.

  23. Miki says:

    I would love to go to NY or Hawaii!
    Miki recently posted … Products that Banish Body Acne

  24. Tiffanie says:

    Good choice! You can’t go wrong with Coco Mademoiselle.

  25. Ashley says:

    My favorite scent right now is Tocca’s Stella but I also like fragrances with citrus and floral scents as well.

  26. michelle says:

    I would like to vacation in new york

  27. Patricia says:

    I really want a new camera! Specifically a Nikon D3200 to take pictures of my handsome grandson and my wonderful family.

  28. cassandra platero says:

    my 3 favorite scents are: my husband after his morning shower, coffee, and pretty much any scented candle from bath and body works! (so more than 3, haha)

  29. becca m says:

    I love the smell of coffee beans, fresh laundry, and (oddly) latex paint.

  30. Sarah W says:

    I’ve never been to Hawaii, and I would love to go! I just got back to the states from a research trip though.

  31. sienna says:

    3 fave scents= lilac. ylang ylang (or however it is really spelled), and mint!

  32. Cassey says:

    I just really want sushi. I want to try a place called Happy roll in concord since it has great reviews! I’d like to go with the SO and get dolled up with my new smashbox palette!

  33. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I NEED a vacation!

  34. Ellen says:

    I’d like to go to CA wine country!

  35. My favorite non-perfume scent is probably the smell of freshly baked bread!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Beauty tips | Using coconut oil as a waterproof make-up remover

  36. Julie P. says:

    I’d love to take a vacation to San Francisco!
    Julie P. recently posted … Sephora Promo Codes: Updated June 2014

  37. Madelin says:

    Happy Summer! I would LOVE to go to Costa Rica.

  38. Michelle says:

    I think the most overrated product out right now are the BB and CC creams, especially the ones in the U.S. I read that if you’re going to purchase those, that you should consider buying the ones from Korea or Japan.

  39. Marloes says:

    Since the Netherlands is so small, it’s not really ‘special’ to me to go on vacation within the country. Everything is just a few hours (3h max) away by car. If I wanna see something, I’ll just grab the car or go by train to see it. ๐Ÿ™‚ And there aren’t any huge differences in landscape, it’s not like the US, France or even Germany.

  40. Rhoda K says:

    Right now I’d really like some chocolate cake ๐Ÿ™‚
    Rhoda K recently posted … Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

  41. Christy Thomas says:

    Awesome giveaway! Happy 1st day of summer!!

  42. Nicole says:

    Happy Summer Solstice! ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Megan says:

    I’m so glad it’s cooler today than it’s been this week.

  44. Ms. Elise says:

    I’d most like to vacation in Hawaii again, I think, and get to introduce my fiance to the islands. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that soon!

  45. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I love Coco by Chanel, it’s definitely my favorite perfume.

  46. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    What I really want is to win one of your Sephora giveaways!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And, also a Kate Spade bag someday!

  47. Alina says:

    I love the smell of gardenias!

  48. Jessica says:

    Road trip around the UK please, especially in the sun! Ooh, May have a word with a friend, to sort this out ((:

  49. Lisa says:

    Omg I would LOVE to win this!! I really need a new perfume or some new summer makeup!! Fingers crossed!!! XOXOXO


  50. tammie m says:

    I would love to travel to Florida and California and possibly New York and across the seas to Hawaii.

  51. Crystal Englot says:

    My 3 favorite scents are Vanilla, Vanilla and more vanilla! lol

  52. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I’m dying to smell Bobbi Brown’s Beach perfume – heard it smells like the ocean & suntan lotion. My go-to scent for years is Pink Sugar by Aqualina (I always get compliments), but lately I’m loving Folle de Joie by Joie…

  53. Jen. says:

    Right now I really want an iced coffee!

  54. Samantha says:

    In five years, I hope to be out of college and start working.

  55. mellisa semon says:

    I really love the smell of fresh laundry, honey suckles, and jasmine!!

  56. Mahdi Martin says:

    Well, I’ve been a bit of an over achiever this year, losing 60 pounds and joining a band. Other than things being financially tight for us at the moment,(that’s about to change hopefully, with my husband’s graduation) the thing that’s always on my mind is my mom. She had a stroke a couple years ago, and to say it’s been hard would be an understatement. So, what I really want is to be in a position to have her, my dad, and My husband’s aging mother in some kind of housing situation on our property. It really can’t happen soon enough.

  57. Amber says:

    I absolutely love the smell of fresh cut grass, hot coffee and the air in summer right before a rainstorm. If I could capture all three at once that would be incredible.

  58. Ashley Celikay says:

    Mango, Pineapple, and Passion Fruit ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Tara Woods says:

    My three favorite scents are peaches, watermelon and vanilla candles.

  60. Cindy says:

    What do I really want? A new full-time job!

  61. Valentina says:

    Scents of coffee, chocolate cake and flowers!

  62. tina says:

    Lemon, Petrol and Flowers

  63. Mandy says:

    My 3 fav scents are: jasmine, rose and tuberose

  64. Lynn says:

    I hope to be married in 5 years, but I’ll settle for co habitation in my own home!

  65. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I want to be healthy and happy and help others as much as i can ! Thanks for the chance !

  66. Efrain says:

    In five years I see myself in two different outlooks:

    1) Studying a master

    2) Being a makeup artist

    The latter is the one I really want but it’s the hardest to achieve.

  67. Sheryl Thomas says:

    Helloooooooo from Vancouver, BC!!
    First time commenter here ๐Ÿ™‚
    My three favorite scents are…homemade baked bread, the ocean air down at the beach & classic Burberry perfume.

  68. Camille says:

    Ooooh, Chanel Mademoiselle, mmmm. It’s similar to Chance, but I love them both the same.

    My Lola (half lola? my mom’s half aunt? I don’t know) has been to the Antarctic. I would love LOVE to go, but I have read that it is around $10,000. :/ one day….I want to see the cuter penguins, in real life.

    Enjoi your weekend, Karen! Thanks for this giveaway chance!

  69. Sumeet says:

    I love the smell of fresh coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Andrea says:

    I’m using Turquatic as my summer scent- it makes me think of the beach!

  71. Brooke says:

    Karen – I need this so I can try the becca beach tint shimmer soufflรฉs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Marina Grigรณrio says:

    The place I would most like to go in my country is the Amazon, known worldwide and as unknown to us Brazilians! Moved to Tocantins three years ago, my state is in the North, where the Amazon, and I want to take a few months to meet there!

  73. Joanna says:

    Five years from now hopefully halfway through earn a degree in psychology!

  74. Amy says:

    In five years, I might be getting a Master’s in sociology, if I haven’t already decided to get a job by then

  75. Danielle says:

    I really want to visit Seattle.

  76. Michele says:

    I like Chanel no. 5!

  77. Deretta Austin says:

    Karen! I’ve actually been in Cali most of this week – Petaluma for an Outstanding on the Field Dinner, then a couple of days in wine country. I waved my tube of Nars Afghan Red lipstick in your direction when I passed the Novato exit on my way to the airport!

  78. Amber G says:

    I’ve seen so much about the Elizabeth and James fragrances and I really want to try them out!

  79. anissa says:

    if i could vacation anywhere in the US, i’d go to florida. it’s where i grew up and i’m so very homesick – plus, i’m a disney freak AND i’m dying to go see the new harry potter/hogwarts addition at universal. so yeah, a nice long vacation in florida – theme parks & beaches, perfection!

  80. Marta says:

    Happy Saturday !

  81. Emily Webb says:

    THANK YOU for the giveaway! I am always looking for another perfume, right now i am love the new one from victor and rolf called bonbon

  82. Myra says:

    My three favorite scents are roses, mango, and orchid! ^.^

  83. Deborah says:

    Love the smells of peach, lychee, and starfruit.

  84. roz says:

    If I could vacay anywhere I’d like to go back to D.C. and take it all in a lot slower this time around.

  85. Susan Steiner says:

    I want to travel to the most beautiful beaches all over the world.

  86. Sonaley says:

    To all you season girls Happy First Day of Summer. For us here in Venezuela is Summer almost year round. Regarding the giveaway I must say my absolute favorite scent has got to be Dolce & Gabanna The One in all of its presentations, I have used the original, the eau and the rose and they suit me fantastically. Another scent must be Dior’s Adore eau de parfum and last but not at all least is The Body Shop’s Moringa line. However I feel like trying something new, do any of you guys recommend a perfume with alike notes/style?

  87. Jessie says:

    3 favorite scents- cotton candy, vanilla/caramel type scents, Victoria’s Secret Angel Gold perfume

  88. donna marie says:

    I am so excited that True Blood season 7 starts up tomorrow. it’s all I can think about!

  89. Ellie P. says:

    That perfume story is pretty cute ๐Ÿ™‚

    My three favorite scents are generally subtle floral scents, fresh citrus scents, and sweet vanilla-like scents. Though I’m not much of a perfume wearer, I was thinking about buying a body spray in one of these scents from the Body Shop after my friend recommended them to me.

    Happy Saturday!

  90. Charlotte says:

    Whose birthday is on Monday? ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m looking forward to seeing Edge of Tomorrow next week — I’m a big fan of the Cruise Man. Glad that you liked it!

  91. Kristen says:

    I thinks nars Laguna is overrated

  92. kay says:

    i rarely wear makeup in the summer time. i keep it light with a light pink or champagne cream eyeshadow, a thin line black liquid liner and some waterproof mascara. i love the look of summer makeup on others but (being a ginger) im always pale so the bronzed look doesnt look natural on me. i like the fresh-faced look for summer.

  93. Bhevarri says:

    In five years?
    Living in Portland, hopefully owning a house and a parrot, also hopefully mostly self-employed and able to do a little traveling ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. Lisa V says:

    I would really to buy a car ๐Ÿ™ I’ve been trying to save up, but only have a part time job right now.

  95. Carolyn N. says:

    That Dolce bottle is so pretty! I also love Marc Jacob’s Daisy in its various color versions!

  96. Christine says:

    I love the smell of fruits and sweets. My top three are cherry, vanilla, and cocoa scents.

  97. Emily C says:

    I really want to win the lottery!

  98. Amy says:

    I’ve been following the World Cup religiously.

  99. Rosy says:

    In five years I hope to have completed my schooling and have moved out of Arizona. Would love to live in a forresty area with access to the beach as well.

  100. Vikki says:

    What are your three favorite scents (not just perfumes, but anything)?
    Wet Dirt. Fresh Clean Laundry. Original Ajax Soap (that they don’t make anymore)

    Where would you most like to vacation in your country?
    In the US … immmm NYC. La. Seattle.

  101. Deborah says:

    I accidently hit the button that I commented in the giveaway entry and it won’t let me fix it. ๐Ÿ™
    Favorite scents:
    honeydew melon

  102. Tonya says:

    I found the BEST new mask. Algenist Algae Brightening Mask. I tried it a Sephora event last weekend and went back this week for the full size! And double Beauty Insider points through June 26!

  103. leela says:

    I love the scents blueberry, cranberry and peach most!

  104. Michaela says:

    I love the smells of coffee and lavender. Five years from now I’d like to see myself with more abundance and enjoying life more.

  105. Tracy says:

    Cute story. ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. Lorena Keech says:

    I love the scent of lemons, roses and peonies.

  107. Valerie says:

    My favorite scents are coconut, fruity pebbles (what?), and Aqua di Goia perfume.

  108. Courtney says:

    What do I really want – To win this ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha, I’m dying for the original Naked palette. Somehow I never picked it up.

  109. Melissa says:

    Ah, if I win this I’m picking up 2 more ysl rebel nudes lip stains!

  110. Vanessa F says:

    I would love to visit Maui again.

  111. athena says:

    I’m seriously lusting after the Nars Sheer Glow foundation, and this card would make it easier to purchase. fingers crossed!

  112. Julie B. says:

    What I really want is to be able to turn out the light, hit the pillow and just go to sleep for 8 hours (every night.)

  113. Jessie C. says:

    I have never been in the Arctic or Antarctic

  114. Jennifer says:

    My three favorite scents are D&G #3 L’Imperatrice (screams summer love), juicy peaches, and freshly brewed black tea (with cream & sugar mmm)!

  115. nat ogu says:

    i would like to really win this gift card , ive been trying for a while lol

  116. nlm8 says:

    I would like to vacation in Hawaii or the Portland/Seattle area.

  117. Kathleen B says:

    My favorite scent is anything tropical and fruity, like coconut or peaches. Nothing too perfume-y for me!

  118. I’ve been to a lot of states in America, but never to Oregon and Portland looks like a really fun city with lots of vegetarian restaurants.

  119. Shela says:

    Happy First Day of Summer. Enjoy the longest day of the year…

  120. Marisa says:

    Arctic: yes, if the Arctic Circle counts, in Iceland and Alaska.

  121. em says:

    life is too short! enjoy spending time with your loved ones and tell them that you love them

  122. Cristen says:

    My three favorite scents are Philosphy’s Falling in Love, Hanae Mori Butterly eau de Parfum, and this limited edition scent from Victoria secret called Vanilla Sky.

  123. Telma says:

    I want to win so I can get the clinique poppy blushes.

  124. Jennifer Ryder says:

    My favorite scents are cinnamon, coconut, and tiare.

  125. Darlene says:

    I really want to have less clothes to pack! I am going to Boston and have too many clothes/shoes to fit into 5 suitcases. It’s crazy!

  126. Angela says:

    Overrated products… I may get shot for this but naked 2. I have it and too faced chocolate bar palette and I love chocolate bar sooooo much more.

    Favorite scents… For stink goods it would have to be Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, Dior Hypnotic Poison, and Tokyo Milk Everything & Nothing. I want to win a Sephora gift card so bad!!!! I can’t justify Dior without it and its must must have. Of course a big lottery would be awesome too. Set for life AND a makeup junkie’s dream collection. Foods and the like it would have to be my husband haha, a freshly washed baby, and freshly baking bread.

  127. Melissa M says:

    This would be great to win for my cruise in 2 weeks!

  128. Michelle ComesLast says:

    I’m loving Miss Dior, Beyond Paradise, and Island.

  129. Maria Malaveci says:

    Favorite scents are the smell of coffee, coconut & lilac.

  130. Emily says:

    I got married in Hawaii a little more than 10 years ago. I would love to go back and take my children with this time ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. Rene Groyer says:

    I love scents with liquorice in them like Pink Sugar.Also milky amber which was in Le Feu De Issey ,now discontinued

  132. Ivana Jankovic says:

    My favorite scents is vanilla! I love love love vanilla <3

  133. mrsshukra says:

    Watching TV all day!

  134. Amber says:

    The smells of Spring, fresh baked cookies, amber, white tea, the ocean, and my family cause they smell like comfort and love ๐Ÿ™‚

  135. Lindsey L says:

    Happy first day of summer!

  136. Milana says:

    In 5 years I see myself hopefully finishing my first degree!

  137. Susan T. says:

    My favorite scents are amber, vanilla and coconut!

  138. Lori P says:

    My three favorite scents are chocolate, fresh laundered clothes and anything that smells like citrus (especially oranges).

  139. Fran S. says:

    My favorite scents are (non fragrance) apple crisp right out of the oven and outside after rain. I rarely wear scents, but I recently purchased the Fresh rollerball set from sephora and I love a few of them!

  140. Justine says:

    I’ve never been to the poles!

  141. AJMTL says:

    I’d love to vacation anywhere that’s near the ocean…

  142. Ana says:

    I love the smell of rain, coffee in the morning, and Daisy by Marc Jacobs ๐Ÿ™‚

  143. Stephanie G says:

    My favorite scents are apples, fresh bread, and chocolate!

  144. Krista says:

    I like the smell of the beach and sunblock.

  145. Cathy says:

    I would like to take the family to see Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley at Universal Florida!

  146. Kimberly says:

    My three favorite scents are:


  147. Evangeline says:


  148. Wendy says:

    Love your blog

  149. Mallory B says:

    My three favorite scents are earl grey tea, basil, and my puppy (not when he’s dirty or wet, obviously) The smell is just comforting to me.

  150. Tania says:

    I live in Canada and I would love to vacation in Vancouver!! I heard good things about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  151. MsAnne says:

    I am tired.

  152. Dani says:

    My top three favorite scents right now are Bombshells in Bloom, Night, and Incredible. All are from Victoria’s Secret and all smell absolutely divine.

  153. Maren says:

    Favorite scent: cat litter. KIDDING! I’d like to vacation in Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Chicago.

  154. Sylvia says:

    I would love to go to New Orleans, and Washington state.

  155. Fransheska says:

    OMG, I love the smell of leather, of wet dirt and a book, whether new or old

  156. Melissa says:

    I loved your story up above. I was able to visualize it all and even felt for the perfumes. You are quite the author Karen!

  157. Lyndsey B. says:

    I love going on vacay to Colorado!

  158. Angie R. says:

    Right now I have been switching between Dolce and Amazing Grace.

  159. MelodyJ says:

    I have too many favorite scents to pick just three. I tend to go with the season as far as scent is concern.
    In five years I hope to have gone back to school and finished my BS degree and maybe try for a Masters in Public Administration.
    What I really want is a career.
    The place I want to vacation in my own country is Hawaii.

  160. Caroline says:

    coach poppy blossom ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. suki says:

    vacation in Greece!

  162. Mae says:

    I’ve never been to the arctic!

  163. Ashleigh says:

    What are your three favorite scents (not just perfumes, but anything)?
    evergreens, summer rain, apple blossoms

  164. sarah thompson says:

    The most over rated product from the drug store in y opinion is the Physicians Formula eye liner serum pen. Everyone raves about it and I just don’t see why? I’ve purchased it two times trying to like it thinking maybe I got a dud but no, its not even black its like a dark grey or charcoal and lind of streaky. No thanks, Ill stick with my Milani felt tip eye liner pen its cheaper and way black.

  165. Shana says:

    As far as visiting somewhere in my own country, California would be amazing to experience! As for anywhere else in the world, I’ve always wanted to visit Amsterdam.

  166. Mardi says:

    My three favourite smells: gardenia, coconut and the smell of my cats’ heads when I bury my nose in them and give them big kisses.

  167. Jennifer Pham says:

    My brother just graduated from FIDM (Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising) today!

  168. Amber says:

    Victoria’s Secret scents are my favorite!!!

  169. Niki T. says:

    My 3 favorite scents are Dove soap (original), Gain laundry detergent (original) and Chanel No. 5. lol

  170. Bonnie says:

    In five years, I’d like to be out of my condo and in a single family home.

  171. chiara says:

    Hi Karen! I live in Italy and II know that it may sound like a clichรจ but I’d like to go on holiday in beautiful Rome!

  172. Lululbelle says:

    My three favorite scents are the top of my Border Collie’s head, chocolate, and gardenia’s.

  173. Neapolitanmimi says:

    The hubby and I visited SF for a few days last year on business. Neither of us had ever been and that’s all we can think about – when can we go back!?! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blue bottle…yummmmm…

  174. Zelin says:

    I’m not really a big scent fan, but I like fresh citrus or fruit smells. I do really like Harajuko Lovers Music perfume too…

  175. Chelsea H says:

    My three favorite scents are vanilla, citrus (lime or orange especially), and cinnamon! And my three favorite perfume scents are Burberry Brit, Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy, and Givenchy Play for her.

  176. amy pugmire says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I am so excited summer is finally here! My kids can’t wait to go swimming!

  177. Laurinha says:

    Right now? I really want a cup of coffee, black coffee, brazilian way to serve coffee!! Hmmmmm, delicious!!!!

  178. Krizzie says:

    My three favorite scents: That one Issey Miyake perfume where the bottle’s blue and has some city drawing on it, coffee shop, BABIES! I just love the smell of babies. (Not poopy ones)

  179. Rosa says:

    3 fave scents- baking bread, vanilla, coconut!

  180. Meg says:

    I would most like to visit California, because I have a lot of friends there!
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  181. Lynda says:

    i really really want good, poreless skin

  182. Melody says:

    I start my new job this week! Now I can afford to resume feeding my beauty shopping addiction! ;D

  183. Len Christenberry says:

    In 5 years, I see my husband and I finally owning a house with 2 Shih Tzus :).

  184. Kate says:

    Three of my favorite scents:
    -Stock (not the best name for a flower, but it has the sweetest, almost spicy smell!)
    -Wood burning when it’s cold outside
    -Onions and garlic sauteing in butter (mmm, the harbingers of a delicious meal)

  185. Bunny says:

    not sure about 3 favourite scents, but I love when the whole neighbourhood smells of lilacs

  186. Monica Balboa says:

    In five years I hope to be having kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really excited about being a mom! Hahaha but first I need to finish my PhD… let’s see what happens!

  187. Sandy says:

    Happy Sunday!

  188. Liz says:

    We are currently planning a trip to Seattle and Vancouver. Can’t wait!

  189. Jennifer says:

    I don’t know if I can pick three, but I love the smell of cumin when cooking, and vanilla will always put me in a good mood.

  190. Melitina says:

    Right now I’d like to be able to join my boyfriend and his daughter in Palomino, Caribean Colombia, on their vacation trip!!!

  191. Amanda says:

    I would love to visit Hawaii!

  192. Amy Walton says:

    Hi! I just subscribed to your newsletter. I love your blog! If I could do anything, it would be to go to Hawaii alone with my hubby! Together we have seven children and we could really use some alone time ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for this giveaway! Hugs, Amy

  193. Lucy Nguyen says:

    I want to travel around the world

  194. Your relaxing weekend sounds like just what the doctor ordered. I’ve been wanting to go to the pool and relax yet every time the weekend rolls around, it’s thunderstorms galore! Mother Nature is literally raining on my pool parade! I’ve been in a 90’s/early 00’s mood lately and I want to re-watch Scream and Urban Legend on Netflix. Maybe I’ll do that today while the rain is pouring down! Much love!
    kristen @ glambunctious recently posted … A little Southern Hospitality for your feet! | Mint Julep Sweet Tea Foot Soak, Sunday’s Best Foot Creme, Honey Lemon Cuticle Salve, & Magnolia Foaming Sugar Scrub

  195. Doreena says:

    Has anyone ever seen Michael Buble in concert? I’m going to see him for the first time 7/7/ in NYC & I’m so excited!!!

  196. Monica says:

    I want the naked 2 palette

  197. Arlene says:

    I love your blog! I find myself barely reaching for perfume but instead going with body sprays. Not sure why

  198. Loris Ayoub says:

    In 5 years I hope my life improves, I hope I have my own house instead of living with the MIL I hope I manage to work

  199. melissa says:

    I think I’m due for another Disneyland trip!

  200. deb cohen says:

    i love the rain like today, @debbutterflys

  201. Paige says:

    I have watched Edge of Tomorrow too! While I do not read too much into the sci-fi aspect of it, it is nevertheless a fun show. =)

  202. lexi says:

    Would love to win this. I really want to try a new perfume for the summer.

  203. Katy says:

    My favorite scents are sage (OMG I love me some sage), vanilla, and Chloe perfume.
    And in 5 years, I’ll probably still be in grad school…

  204. Mellecannelle says:

    My favourite scents are …
    1. This comes to my mind immediately: Iris (the blue ore yellow flowers)
    2. i loove the smell of onions stewing in butter or olive oil!
    3. Hmmmm *thinkthinkthink* My hubby’s neck. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Oh, and my current favourite perfumes are “Rajasthan” by Etro and the Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum (from Sun Celebration 2014), which I just can’t find anywhere because it’s sold out everywhere.

  205. Jessi says:

    My favorite perfume scents are citrus scents like lemon, lemongrass, ocean scents, and light florals.

  206. Mandy Sark says:

    I can’t pick just one favorite scent. Currently I’m wearing Bvlgari Coral a lot and Pacifica French Lilac.

  207. Michelle Chyn says:

    Happy summer!

  208. Maria Renteria says:

    I’d like to visit Savannah, Georgia for the food and Southern manners.

  209. grace says:

    i love the smell of baking bread, freshly washed laundry and coffee beans! yum!

  210. Katie says:

    I have never been to the Arctic or Antarctica, but would love to on on one of those cruises that take you by the glaciers.

  211. Tania G says:

    I would really love to take my kids to Disney World while they are still little. Not sure if that will happen any time soon though.

  212. AmyBS says:

    I am planning trips next year to visit Key Largo, and Seattle, so those are the two places I’d most like to visit, and I can’t wait!

  213. connie says:

    I would love to visit Lake Tahoe soon!

  214. Dina says:

    Hi Karen!
    What are my favourite scents?
    hummm… i guess they are rather fruity ones –
    Maybe peach, strawberries (i love the scent of fresh strawberries!) and let’s say lime ๐Ÿ™‚

  215. Evgeniya Retskaya says:

    My 3 fav scents are: jasmine, rose and vanilla

  216. Erica says:

    What I really want is a new kidney…then I can travel longer distances! Somewhere tropical!

  217. I’d never visit the Arctic! I live in MN, and that’s cold enough for me!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  218. bin du says:

    just picked up some essence lip liners, i’ve heard great things about them and can’t wait to try them out ๐Ÿ™‚

  219. Natalie Brown says:

    Hi! While I was reading the thoughts of the perfume bottles, I was picturing a Toy Story like scenario. Like, do they all play when we’re not around? Do they talk to each or have relationships? Do they go on adventures? lol At the moment, my favorite perfume is Victoria’s Secret – Victoria. So lovely! Thanks for the chance in this fun giveaway!!

  220. irini says:

    I wear Viva La Juicy!

  221. Kendra says:

    I really want to go to Florida this summer and visit the new Harry Potter diagon alley (: I haven’t been down there since 2000!

  222. Julie says:

    I like fruity and citrus scents. Thanks for the chance to win

  223. Julie says:

    I want smaller pores.

  224. Jessica says:

    In five years I want to be working in the holistic health field, with a degree in nutrition

  225. Maureen says:

    I would like to visit San Francisco.

  226. Kristin says:

    My favourites scents are the pink Chance by Chanel, 2nd Daisy by Marc Jacobs and Blooming Bouquet by Dior

  227. Janet Shepherd says:

    I’m actually just draining the dregs of my favourite perfume – Forever & Ever by Dior. I’m comparison shopping online for the best price for a new bottle, as perfume is so expensive here in Australia!

  228. monica says:

    I liked Edge of Tomorrow
    I’m just relaxing after seeing the Backstreet Boys yesterday.

  229. Jasmine P says:

    I have never been to the arctic or antarctic, but I did meet a guy who grew up in Siberia when I was studying abroad in France! He was really nice!

  230. Jacie says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Seattle.

  231. Jordi says:

    Favorite scents… there is that summer morning, somewhere near the beach smell that is faint salt and coconut (fake or real)… and the warm holiday kitchen smell… and Flowerbomb. All wonderul for their own reasons!

  232. Karen says:

    My scents: Givenchy Hot Couture, Belara and Betsy Johnson. Scents I enjoy are puppy breath, my boyfriends cologne, grilled meats, fresh baked bread and rain soaked earth. I am moving and have not decided on a new place to stay yet. So I do not know where I will be in five years. The closest I have been to the Arctic is Southwest Alaska on the tundra and the Kuskokwim Delta. The Cup’ik prepare wonderful dried smoked salmon. I would love to vacation in Hawaii.

  233. Erika C. says:

    You have the prettiest pictures on your blog. I love how you display things and make them come so much very alive!

  234. Annalee says:

    I love the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume, I have the Hot Pink Edition and it’s the only perfume my boyfriend likes on me. He has a sensitive nose and he can’t stand the scent and potency of many perfumes/colognes.

  235. Emily says:

    Pick me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  236. Yurianna says:

    I really want this week to be over! And for USA to advance in the world cup.

  237. Christina Li says:

    I would love to vacation in California!

  238. Nadia says:

    3 fav fragrances:

    1. Givenchy Hot Couture
    2. Prada Candy
    3. Aqualino Pink Sugar

  239. Tricia says:

    I love the smell of vanilla ice cream, Oreos, and honeysuckle!

  240. Serina says:

    My favorite scent (and my first scent ever) is escada sunset heat! I love the juicy smell of the lychee and whatever fruity goodness its mixed with!!

  241. Nina says:

    It’s funny because I was just exploring perfumes recently, but I must say my go-to scent is Chloรฉ, it’s very soapy and fresh for the spring and summer. I love the smell of lavender, it keeps me calm when I’m going through tough times. I also love the smell of pine trees and evergreens. It reminds me of when I used to go hiking in the summertime, and the piney christmas-y scent was a relief in the hot weather.

  242. christine says:

    The Chloe rose perfume is amazing.

  243. Mel Layesen says:

    For the first time in what seems like MONTHS, I stepped foot in a Sephora today. It was like visiting the mother ship.

  244. Liz says:

    Today was my husband’s birthday, so *someone* is in good company!

  245. Valerie C. says:

    In 5 years I want to be living in Boston and working at a better job:)

  246. christine says:

    I’d love a vacation in Maui!

  247. Laura Case says:

    I’d love to have a staycation!

  248. Tracy says:

    i’d love to vacation in greece!

  249. Sydney says:

    In five years I can see myself living somewhere in Europe, probably London, finishing up school and starting to work in film.

  250. Lola says:

    I love the scent of lemon – it makes me feel fresh and clean. I love citrusy perfumes , candles and I’m body lotions.

  251. Ann says:

    I am very much looking forward to summer.

  252. Its hard to pinpoint just 3 scents that I love! But off the top of my head – rose, cinnamon and watermelon. Also love aquatic lily scent!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … Currently Loving : NARS Dolce Vita Lip Gloss!

  253. Diane says:

    Where I’d most like to vacation is a little north of you, Karenโ€ฆmy husband and I love the redwoods!

  254. Laure says:

    I’m from Belgium, which is quite a small country so the vacation options aren’t that numerous, but I’ve vacationed in Bruges before which I liked. I also really love where I live, so I can also definitely recommend Ghent. ๐Ÿ™‚

  255. Tracy says:

    Where would you most like to vacation in your country?
    Anywhere in the mountains.

  256. Katia Audrey says:

    Ahhh the magic of scents..! I absolutely love the scents of lemon, lavender and roses!

  257. michaela says:

    I’m going on vacation for a few days in Paris in July!

  258. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    ive never been to the arctic

  259. Julie says:

    I love the smell of suntan lotion, Chanel Chance Eau Fraรฎche, & Carven Le Parfum.
    Julie recently posted … YSL Friends & Family Sale: What to Get & What to Skip

  260. Navya says:

    My three favorite scents: the smell of wet earth after the first rain, roses and jasmine..

  261. Krystle Thomas says:

    Hawaii. Hands down!

  262. Rachel P. says:

    My 3 favorite scents: sugary lemon, monoi, and warm flannel/blankets!

  263. BB says:

    Hmm I wonder if the Hourglass powders are over-rated. I’ve only swatched in store and they did nothing for me.

  264. Christina says:

    I love your blog Karen. I like light fragrances. My favorite is currently D&G L’Imperatrice

  265. AmyD says:

    Just got YSL’s cream liner in Sea Black; love it!

  266. Laura says:

    I’m loving Marc Jacobs’ Daisy…

  267. Casey says:

    I love foodie smells like coffee and vanilla!

  268. Stephanie says:

    My favorite perfume? Burberry Summer, but Marc Jacobs Dot comes a close second. It’s the closest to Summer that I’ve found.

    BTW, the husband is down in San Fran right now for a business seminar!

  269. Katherine says:

    I love the smell of tomatoes from the garden!

  270. Nisha says:

    I would want to vacation in Florida or California just to get away from this bipolar weather in Jersey lol

  271. Emmy says:

    I would love to go on a road trip through the old South.

  272. Monica L. says:

    I love the scent of earl grey tea!

  273. gina says:

    i would like to buy marc jacobs perfume if i win!

  274. Chelsee says:

    In 5 years I truly hope to have my professional goals reached! I have a long road ahead of me but feel that in 5 years I can be doing what I want to!

  275. Destiny says:

    I’d really love a vacation more than anything.

  276. Alyssa Lee says:

    My next vacation within the country is going to be Utah to do some snowboarding. I can’t wait to check it out!!

  277. linda says:

    Me me me! Please let me win! I’ve never ever won anything before =))
    I like tea scented perfumes!

  278. Melinda L. says:

    My 3 favourite scents are… vanilla, jasmine and freshly baked cookies

  279. T says:

    I’m DYING to go back to Ocean City, Maryland!!

  280. Candice C says:

    All I want to do is visit Washington D.C. and nerd rage for at least an entire week.

  281. Lindsey M says:

    In 5 years I hope to be working on my Master’s degree in Germany!

  282. Rachel says:

    My favorite scents are honeysuckle, lilac, & jasmine!

  283. lara says:

    i really want to travel more frequently.

  284. Andrea Darst says:

    I love the smell of vanilla, lilacs and my hubby (you know what I mean) ๐Ÿ™‚

  285. Monica says:

    I love the scent of coffee, baking vanila cake and freshly bloomed coral jasmine…!

  286. Kate G says:

    I just want to live as quietly, peacefully, and happily as possible. And the most over hyped beauty product is BB Cream. It’s just various types of remarketed tinted moisturizers.

  287. brittany says:

    i <3 sephora

  288. Lorraine says:

    Three fave smells, line dried fresh laundry, my kids in the summertime, a house where chicken adobo has just been made in the kitchen .

  289. Rozae says:

    I really, really, really, really want to win the gift card, been commentating for a few years now ๐Ÿ™‚

  290. Andy says:

    I really want the Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronze!

  291. Andy says:

    I really want the Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronze, the Geurlain Terracotta bronzer, and Chanel Mat Lumiere

  292. Julie Simpson says:

    I think the barrage of eye creams to erase crows feet is a big scam. I’m 50 I know you can’t see my picture but I limit sun exposure and I always wear a good primer with SPF 35 and up and never leave the house without my sunglasses.

  293. Mary says:

    In 5 years I see myself working at a job I love, engaged and/or married, and well-traveled!

  294. Karina says:

    The most overrated beauty product out there is the new Benefit Eyeliner :C

  295. Daraya says:

    My three favorite scents are tangerine, lemon, and cucumber-melon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  296. natalie sosa says:

    When I was younger (teens) I liked sweet and fruity scents. Now that I am in my early 30’s I like fresh/clean and floral scents… which means the only thing left for me to like when I’m a “vieja” is the typical old lady powdery scent! LOL =)

  297. Christine says:

    My 3 favorite scents are the forest, rain, and the ocean!

  298. Jessica Harrison says:

    In 5 years, I’ll be graduating from dental school and opening up my own practice!

  299. Thomas Murphy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  300. Jewels says:

    What are your three favorite scents (not just perfumes, but anything)?

    I love the ocean, roasting marshmallows and wood smoke.

    Perfume wise, I like Britney Spears’ “Fantasy” (yeah, yeah, I know, lol).

  301. Hana says:

    My favorite perfumes are Reminiscence by Reminiscence, Les Nuits d’Hadrian by Annick Goutal, and Pamplelune by Guerlain! I generally like scents that involve citrus, patchouli, or musk.

  302. Natasha says:

    What do you really want? – More than anything in life, I want to be able to travel to Europe to discover and see everything my little heart desires ๐Ÿ™‚
    Natasha recently posted … Summertime โ€“ the Essentials

  303. Paol Trenny says:

    What are your three favorite scents (not just perfumes, but anything)?

    I like Chanel No. 5, Mpg by Maitre Parfum (anything in this line), and Clive Christian Imperial Majesty

  304. Susan C. says:

    I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want…I want to really really really want to zig-a-zig-ah. (Spice Girls, get out of my head!)

    Favorite scents? Verbena is fresh and delightful. I adore the smell of rosemary, but it always makes me crave rosemary focaccia. Most of all, I love the smell of an ocean breeze (fresh and exhilarating). Hmm…time for a beach getaway!

  305. Wayne says:

    We’re on the downslope towards winter! YAY!

  306. Monica Chauhan says:

    I love the scent of freshly bloomed coral jasmine , coffee and baking cake

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