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post #601 of 2328
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Originally Posted by emily9763 View Post

 I understand that, but it is still under 1 account under my name & email. That should be something they look at if they decide to send out Men's samples.

Honestly, I think they look at them as two different subscriptions since one is BB and one is BBM and in doing so, they can send the same thing to both boxes without it being considered duplicate. It really shouldn't be a concern anyway though because there shouldn't be a chance of duplicates between a women's box and a men's box - I know I don't want to receive a cologne in my box that he already received in his and have to give it to him. Not fair! I like the idea in one of the posts above that if they're going to make me give my boyfriend one of my samples they should put something in his box for me! :) 

post #602 of 2328
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

I'm a bit annoyed about the mens sample. The fact that their excuse for sending it is to "give it to your boyfriend" well...what about the single ladies? I know, I know you can obviously give it to any man, but it just rubs me the wrong way. This is a sub that is supposed to feature samples for us, not for us to have to give away, It's like them including a lipstick in the BB man and saying to give it to a lucky girl! 

I love how the card says to send the ~lucky guy on over to their site to learn about BB Man.. So as a way to sucker in more customers, you give your existing customers stuff that they wouldn't use as part of their paid box...? oookay. Although, to be fair, the scent that's on that card is something I actually wouldn't mind trying out for myself because I'm a sucker for citrus, and I'm usually really picky with perfume samples to the point they usually go straight to my mum or cousin.

post #603 of 2328
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

I'm a bit annoyed about the mens sample. The fact that their excuse for sending it is to "give it to your boyfriend" well...what about the single ladies? I know, I know you can obviously give it to any man, but it just rubs me the wrong way. This is a sub that is supposed to feature samples for us, not for us to have to give away, It's like them including a lipstick in the BB man and saying to give it to a lucky girl! 

 

Yeah. As someone who was dumped earlier this year after about a year of dating, I'm not really down with a "gift for the boyfriend." That's just the resentment talking, though. I mean, wait, I'm not bitter. >_>

 

I guess I could give the cologne to my cousin if I get it, provided he thinks it smells good. I feel weird about just tossing a random sample of something at a guy I know just to make sure it gets used. And how are we supposed to review it if it's to give away? I'm sure everyone will just lie (I don't like doing that), but I wonder if they are expecting us to give it to a guy and have him give us his review of it. "Here, *insert random guy here.* I got this vial of cologne that I'm not sure if either of us will like, but I need the virtual dollar that comes with the review of this product, so here's your homework: describe the texture of this product on a scale of 1-5." 

 

I read way too much into this. laughno.gif

post #604 of 2328
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

Haha I would LOVE if they put a lipstick in my boyfriend's BBM box. But I totally get your point.

Meeeeee too!
post #605 of 2328

lame. i just bought my bf the $50 fragrance sampler set from sephora, i do not need another men's sample.

post #606 of 2328
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

Haha I would LOVE if they put a lipstick in my boyfriend's BBM box. But I totally get your point.

I know right?  smilehappyyes.gif If they thought they got backlash about tea and lunabars, I can only imagine now...

post #607 of 2328
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Originally Posted by WanderlustinWA View Post

I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but sometimes I really like the smell of men's cologne for myself!  Either alone or layered with something super floral to balance it a bit.

 

 

My husband got that Varvatos sample in his BB Man this month and I would TOTALLY wear that for myself.  It just smells bright and clean.  :)  

post #608 of 2328

I actually don't mind the men's sample at all. I hope my boyfriend likes it

post #609 of 2328
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Originally Posted by norther View Post

I love how the card says to send the ~lucky guy on over to their site to learn about BB Man.. So as a way to sucker in more customers, you give your existing customers stuff that they wouldn't use as part of their paid box...? oookay. Although, to be fair, the scent that's on that card is something I actually wouldn't mind trying out for myself because I'm a sucker for citrus, and I'm usually really picky with perfume samples to the point they usually go straight to my mum or cousin.

EXACTLY! This too, it's a blatant in your face way to get more customers, kinda like how they zoom in ass numbingly close to a cell phone on a tv show. You're not fooling anyone BB. And if this guy in question had a BBM subscription of his own, then he wouldn't need the token sample from you now would he? 

 

I like some mens cologne as well, i'm a sucker for Polo! 

post #610 of 2328

i subscribe to three boxes and not one has the tracking info updated.... figures. but I feel like if people are already getting their birchboxes then birchbox should tell us what is in ours. i'm really itching to see what is going to be in the different boxes and i really wish they would update the website. As for the men's cologne samples I don't particularly like it because I don't have boyfriend... but then again it issss an extra. & personally i like the men's extra better than those dumb nut bars that i'm allergic to. I guess this extra I could actually use if I want to... 

post #611 of 2328

My tracking #s still haven't updated. Boo! :-( So jealous of you girls getting your boxes!

 

FYI The Pick 2 sample pack is back!!

post #612 of 2328

My husband does not wear any cologne. I have gifted him cologne for 6 years and watched it sit there and collect dust. If I get cologne I will scream. I have never complained about birchbox, always been happy and polite but it is a women's beauty box and I don't want any man items in there. And I am not gifting some tiny vial to any other man I know either. What a joke.

post #613 of 2328
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

EXACTLY! This too, it's a blatant in your face way to get more customers, kinda like how they zoom in ass numbingly close to a cell phone on a tv show. You're not fooling anyone BB. And if this guy in question had a BBM subscription of his own, then he wouldn't need the token sample from you now would he? 

 

I like some mens cologne as well, i'm a sucker for Polo! 

 

ahaha or when CBS shows us Bing as their search engines... Makes me laugh every single time. Yeah, I think it sucks most for the gals that have SOs that sub to BB Man and even already received this particular sample in one of their past boxes.

 

I quite liked the Lacoste one I got as a sample over the summer, but I don't even remember the name of it oops. I like musky scents in general - not a big fan of super sweet ones.

post #614 of 2328
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Originally Posted by WanderlustinWA View Post

I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but sometimes I really like the smell of men's cologne for myself!  Either alone or layered with something super floral to balance it a bit.

Nope, I'm wearing Viktor and Rolf Spicebomb right now!  I got the sample from Sephora and didn't even process the 'pour homme' on the package.  

post #615 of 2328
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Originally Posted by BagLady View Post

My tracking #s still haven't updated. Boo! :-( So jealous of you girls getting your boxes!

 

FYI The Pick 2 sample pack is back!!


I just bought the set of 4 jouer poppers and got a pick 2 pack for free. Any order over $25 comes with a free pick 2 but you need to add it to cart.

post #616 of 2328
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Originally Posted by classybroad View Post


I just bought the set of 4 jouer poppers and got a pick 2 pack for free. Any order over $25 comes with a free pick 2 but you need to add it to cart.

Post pictures when you get it... I wonder  how big the sample will be

post #617 of 2328
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Originally Posted by classybroad View Post


I just bought the set of 4 jouer poppers and got a pick 2 pack for free. Any order over $25 comes with a free pick 2 but you need to add it to cart.

I'm do confused on what the jouer poppers are! Lol I even looked on the website what are they?
post #618 of 2328
I hope I get the cologne sample. I spray them on my boyfriends clothes in the closet. He forgets to use anything I give him except if its in the shower, then I can't get him to stop using my expensive "FOR COLOR TREATED HAIR" products. He likes to smell like a pretty lady when he gets in the shower apparently. He likes the wen, which is good because I can't use it and it keeps coming in my nbtt from QVC.

I got mox on one of my accounts so perhaps I can get the mascara box on the other account

Shipping updated on one account
post #619 of 2328
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Originally Posted by xoxoelyse View Post


I'm do confused on what the jouer poppers are! Lol I even looked on the website what are they?


In England there are these things called crackers or poppers that are placed on the christmas place setting and they pop or crack open. Inside are little treats- jokes, games, fortunes, chocolate, presents, ect. This is jouers version I never would have bought if I did not have an amazing sister, sister in law, and cousin to gift these to.

post #620 of 2328
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Originally Posted by xoxoelyse View Post


I'm do confused on what the jouer poppers are! Lol I even looked on the website what are they?

I think they are like these things you get on New Year's Eve that you pop open by pulling at each end and they are full of confetti, except these have suprise samples of Jouer products inside them along with those other things they listed.

post #621 of 2328
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Originally Posted by xoxoelyse View Post


I'm do confused on what the jouer poppers are! Lol I even looked on the website what are they?

If you look at them on the actual Jouer website and scroll over the picture it shows you what's inside.

post #622 of 2328

Ugggg..I wish they would just let us pick the 2 samples we wanted!! I sooo want the Vasanti but not the stupid teas they are paired with..same thing with the Malin grapefruit cleanser...want it but not the hair mask.
 

post #623 of 2328

Been lurking for awhile and finally decided to take the plunge and start posting. hand.gif

 

I would love if we had a popper instead of the little stuff wrapped up in the tissue paper (or however they are doing things now) in our December boxes. 

 

I have had my "tracking number" for the past 3 days - no update yet.  For now, I'm just going to try my best to be patient.  I do have stuff coming in from Ulta tomorrow and from Cherry Culture at some point.  I also have my other 2 subs coming to me at some point this month (Love with Food and Ipsy).

post #624 of 2328
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

tomorrow and from Cherry Culture at some point.  I also have my other 2 subs coming to me at some point this month (Love with Food and Ipsy).

Cherry culture? What is that?

post #625 of 2328

Holy cow. My package processed at the nearest usps facility from me (20 minute drive away) early this morning.jawsdown.gif

 

I may end up having my box today, tomorrow at the latest. I'm impressed by this month's shipping alone, let's hope the box's contents dazzle me.smiletongue.gif

post #626 of 2328
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

I hope I get the cologne sample. I spray them on my boyfriends clothes in the closet. He forgets to use anything I give him except if its in the shower, then I can't get him to stop using my expensive "FOR COLOR TREATED HAIR" products. He likes to smell like a pretty lady when he gets in the shower apparently. He likes the wen, which is good because I can't use it and it keeps coming in my nbtt from QVC.
I got mox on one of my accounts so perhaps I can get the mascara box on the other account
Shipping updated on one account

The John Varvatos sample that comes in the boxes isn't a spray bottle, its a vial, so you would have to dump it on his clothes

post #627 of 2328

Cherryculture.com  They sell like "drug store" brands. (I found a ton of NYX stuff cheap! - it is my fav brand).  

I will say the processing part take a while (it took about a week) and it will take a bit to get here since I am on the East Coast and they are based on the West Coast.  It's my first time ordering from them - so we will see how my stuff arrives.  But I got like 12 make up things for about 43 bucks.  

And I just ordered another 12 since they were having a 20% off of all NYX items.  

post #628 of 2328

BB said on their facebook page that the whole cologne in November's box ties in with the theme of giving.  I think it's more like " Get someone to give something out of their box to a dude so you can get more members at BB Man" smh. 

post #629 of 2328
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

BB said on their facebook page that the whole cologne in November's box ties in with the theme of giving.  I think it's more like " Get someone to give something out of their box to a dude so you can get more members at BB Man" smh. 

 

My fiance wouldn't go for a BB Man sub. If I gave him the cologne he would basically go, "Thanks."  Then he would actually use it or it would get lost in the black hole that is his back seat. But it would not go any further.  I will say, however, BB Man has some cool stuff that I would like to see in our boxes (i.e., the Whiskey Stones and the jigger.)
post #630 of 2328
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

 

 

Yeah that's true.  I saw cool stuff for myself that I want with bb man such as the whiskey stones, that thing that you use to wrap your headphones around, an alarm clock and the boxers.  Maybe I should sign up for bb man instead.  I am a tomboy :-p

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