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Mary J. Blige My Life Fragrance Sets New Sales Records 2010-08-02 12:01:52

Would You Buy a Fragrance You Haven't Smelled?

Mary J. Blige had a big weekend on HSN, selling 50,000 units of her fragrance, My Life — the fastest-selling scent in HSN's history, making an estimated $2.7 million. (One dollar from each sale benefits her charity, FFAWN.) Because the scent is available only through HSN, it's safe to say that very few people smelled My Life before buying it. We're big fans of Mary J., but would we buy a fragrance without smelling it first? Probably not. What about you — would you shop before sniffing?

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HollyJRockNRoll HollyJRockNRoll 5 years
My philosophy is this: either get a sample or go to the store first thing when shopping, spritz and leave store. Shop around and if you still like the scent an hour or so after you have spritz, then buy.
hazelberry hazelberry 5 years
well, they made a huge promotion -Carol's daughter has been advertising it a LOT (MJB is co-owner I think) so no wonder it's selling good.
lindac lindac 5 years
Nope. Even knowing all the ingredients, you have no way of knowing how it's going to react to your body chemistry and what it'll eventually smell like.
butterflywings5 butterflywings5 5 years
I have purchased perfume without smelling, but usually its from a line I know I love, for example Pleasures from Estee Lauder or CK One Summers from Calvin Klein.
Triste3030 Triste3030 5 years
As much as I love Mary J. Blige I wouldn't buy a perfume without smelling it first. It is a pretty bottle though.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 5 years
I have done it 3 times and so far I have loved all of them. I have no problem doing it as long as I can return it if I don't like it.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 5 years
no! that's a bit too risky.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
Definitely not. I need to smell it before I buy it. You never know how fragrances work by just reading what notes it has. Best judge is the ol' sniffer.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 5 years
never ever.
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