If You Love MAC Turquatic, You May Want to Sit Down for This…

Published in: Fragrance, MAC Makeup


First the dodo bird, now this?! Has the world gone mad? Last weekend I was searching for MAC Turquatic ($25) online but couldn’t find it, so I asked one of the gals at my nearby MAC counter for the scoop.


Apparently, the fragrance is being discontinued (ACK!). Um, what’s up with that? And right before summer? I loved Turquatic, and I can’t be the only one. I thought its watery notes made it a wonderfully light, sparkling scent for summer.

I picked up two bottles at the counter knowing they could be the last two bottles I ever get.

Oh, well. Maybe MAC will change their mind… I won’t be surprised if bottles appear on eBay for a gajillion bucks apiece.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Rae says:

    Awww, sorry to hear one of your favourites is disappearing, Karen! I definitely feel your pain *hugS*
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  2. Maria says:

    That’s not cool! I love this fragrance and think it’s the best one they have!

  3. Thalian says:

    Yep, I heard that a while back. Actually around Sept. or so. This is my everyday scent and I was actually sad. I was hoping to get a back up for my bday and my sister surprised me with one, but she bought it at a Mac near Times Sq.

  4. Jessi says:

    I think I barely knew that MAC had perfume. I vaguely remember seeing them sitting on the counter but I’m always so excited about the new collections that I forget to look at what else they have. I’m just glad that I didn’t fall in love with this one right before it was discontinued; that ALWAYS happens to me. Maybe it will show up the CCOs?
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  5. Katie says:

    I really like that fragrance too. ๐Ÿ™ Maybe people aren’t buying a lot of it so as a business tactic MAC is discontinuing it. Then, it’ll probably become available in a limited edition collection and people will jump on it knowing it’s LE. My personal favorite is MAC Africanimal. I have a bottle of it, and sold my back-up unused bottle on Ebay for $80. It wasn’t even on the website for more than 24 hours and sold!

  6. Trisha says:

    At last you got to still by some. Totally stock up, is what I say. Too bad, though. I hate when brands discontinue stuff I really like.
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  7. Nina says:

    i did hear it was being discontinued. :/

  8. Nooo…this is the perfect summer fragrance. Thanks for the heads-up though, I’ll have to get a backup very soon.
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  9. Oh no!!!! Running to the MAC counter…….
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  10. Phyrra says:

    Aww, what does it smell like? What are the notes?
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  11. DanaJae says:

    Have no fear Karen, I freelance for MAC and I heard that they are repackagin *** making turquatic BIGGER*** I just hope my source is correct or i’m in trouble – I’m almost out too!

  12. Tracy says:

    Oh no! Must get one fast!! Thanks for the heads up!
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  13. Viv in the UK says:

    I got my first one of these fairly recently – I love it – I do hope that they do repackage it, as I’d definitely want a replacement – it’s a perfect summer scent (I keep mine in the fridge for hot days :))

  14. kana says:

    i think i’m going to see if they still have this at my mac counter. i knew they have perfumes but i never actually sniffed them before. a trip to the mall thiis weekend! ((yay!)) have a great weeekend, karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Christy says:

    aww love this scent!! Wonder if I can get my hands on another…. hope so!
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  16. Tekoa says:

    When I saw my beloved MV2 (the one that smells like dusty vanilla cookies. Its a good thing) had the black triange of death, I gasped and ordered two backup bottles. It’s my signature scent. MAC Turquatic will be missed as well. A bottle of it traveled with me to Ethiopia. Whenever I smell Turquatic I think of that trip.

  17. gio says:

    That’s too bad! ๐Ÿ™ But at least you managed to stock up.
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  18. Emily says:

    nooooooooooooooooo! not Turquatic! It’s my favorite MAC product….. including the makeup……..ever!!

  19. Zara says:

    I heard about this a few weeks ago and my heart dropped. Mainly because I JUST discovered this, fell in love and now it’s almost gone. ):

  20. marisol says:

    And my heart skipped a beat. I need to stock up.
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  21. tricia c says:

    Turquatic smells good but turquatic heat smells even better. So if mac is dicontinuing this and replacing it with turquatic heat I would be glad, because im on my last backup bottle.

  22. Theresa says:

    No way! This is definitely my FAVORITE MAC scent and just like you, I buy one at the start of every summer because it is perfect for warm summer nights! I think I’m going to buy one tmrw at the mall if I can find one. I am so going to miss it!
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  23. Barbara says:

    My favorite MAC scent was Naked Honey and wish they would bring it back (even tho I still have 2 backup bottles and it was LE!!) Now you make me want to try Aquatic!!

  24. Heather says:

    Just heard this news…sad. An to top it off, the MAC store I visited sent back all the unsold inventory. Does anyone know of a site that could suggest a similar fragrance to the one they love?

  25. Ingrid says:

    TRAGEDY– i cant believe it! this is my fave fragrance,, Ive called everywhere including “gone but not forgotten” they said they re repackaging and it will be back sometime in aug. This sux!! till then… ๐Ÿ™

  26. CherryWaves says:

    It’s like you read my mind! I picked up the last two bottles at my local Nordstrom and used it oh so sparingly till the last spray when I was wishing it wasn’t so! I’ve luved Turquatic from the moment my co-worker came in wearing it and I had to find out what perfume she had on. I have cool water, tommy girl, givenchy so and very irresitable, juicy, lovely, sunset heat and romance but NOBODY compliments me as mush as when I wear Turquatic. MAC made a big mistake. Turquatic will be missed … ๐Ÿ™

  27. KarenP says:

    I had no idea Turquatic was discontinued until today when I went to buy a new bottle. I am so disappointed. Does anyone know of a fragrance that is similar?

  28. Lesa S says:

    I say we blitz mac with our disappointment…nicely of course… it’s so aggrivating when companies take out something that everyone loves!!!

  29. Bonnie Bell says:

    Hey, I don’t know if this will help any because you”ll be paying an arm in a leg but its available on eBay. I paid $119 for ONE bottle! I know it sounds foolish but that’s jus how much I love MAC Turquatic!

  30. Maribeth Park says:

    Gee Whiz!! Is the world ending or have the people at MAC gone totally mad??I live in a small town, 1450 people in Northern Wisconsin. I must travel 2-4 hours to find a store that carries MAC products so whenever I get near a store that has it I always buy two to three bottles of Turquatics which has been my absolute favorite for many years. I was in Fresno, California in March, and went to a Macy’s there. I was told they had sold out, nothing was mentioned about it being discontinued. Today, my first trip back to Macy’s in Wisconsin and I was shocked (to say the very least) to learn that MAC has discontinued ALL their colognes. What in the world could they be thinking?? I mean, really, almost every single time I would go to purchase it they were usually out of Turquatics, saying how very popular it was. I don’t know what I am going to do now because I don’t like heavy scents, or very flowery scents. Most perfumes give me an instant Migraine and this one did not. I don’t trust the smell a-likes from the perfume bars so I am hoping MAC gets enough complaints that they feel forced to bring them back!!

  31. adelia says:

    Mac is back.! There relaunching the new sizes and packaging in August but i grabbed a few bottles of it the other day when i just randomly asked if they had it back in stock. i have to admit though, the scent is a little off from the original :o/ but just a little

  32. jenny marino says:

    WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO was just at the mac counter they are back, sales associate told me they are repackaging the product and will be available as early as next week. Im camping out to get it as soon as it comes in. Soooo excited.

  33. Val says:

    Girls you’re not the only one. I LOVE it too!!! I was so upset when they discontinued. Nothing else like it out there. However I stalked the Mac store and I have been informed the product is back on the market August 11th. They repackaged as a bigger bottle.

  34. Amber says:

    This is absolutely my fav scent! I also heard they are releasing a bigger bottle this summer and I can’t wait!

  35. xtina says:

    I just called the mac hotline for discontinued products and a representative said it is getting repackaged and will be out in stores august 11th 2011!! woo hoo =)

  36. Melody says:

    Nope! It was just given a new outfit. I would have been devastated, too. There is NOTHING like this. I have tried so hard to find an equal, but there really just isn’t anything.

  37. Cai says:

    It’s baaaaackkk!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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