Just Because, I’m Telling You the $74 Designer Perfume Ulta Shoppers Love

At one time or another, a fragrance lover will come across a perfume that defines a moment in their life. One spritz of said fragrance can be enough to restore their happiest and most confident selves (or at least transport them to a place where they can be at their best). According to hundreds of glowing reviews across major beauty retailers, including Ulta, that fragrance for many people is Wonderlust by Michael Kors. 

Created by perfumers Aurelien Guichard and Honorine Blanc and launched in 2016, Wonderlust has remained the brand’s best-selling fragrance and, judging by several retailers, can hardly stay on the shelf thanks to its continued popularity. If you, like me, are a fan of Michael Kors’s most popular fragrance, keep reading to discover 12 other perfumes by the brand you’ll be just as obsessed with.

MICHAEL KORS Wonderlust Eau de Parfum $74

Keynotes: Almond milk, dianthus, sandalwood

Without a doubt, Michael Kors’s Wonderlust is the brand’s best-seller when it comes to fragrances. Capturing the desire for discovery, this enigmatic perfume mixes almond milk, dianthus, and smooth sandalwood for an amber gourmand scent we’re obsessed with.


Michael Kors Wonderlust with @paris.artiste 🎬🍑 Available to shop at Fragrance Direct.

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More Michael Kors Fragrances

MICHAEL KORS Sexy Amber Eau de Parfum $116

Keynotes: Amber, sandalwood, jasmine

Sensual and chic, this Michael Kors perfume offers warm notes of amber delightfully blended with creamy sandalwood and white flowers for an irresistible and seductive fragrance worth obsessing over.

MICHAEL KORS Gorgeous Eau de Parfum $122

Keynotes: Floral bouquet, tobacco accord, comforting woods

Another one of the brand’s best-selling fragrances, Gorgeous boasts a lively floral bouquet as a celebration of women. It features classic white florals enhanced by layers of smoky tobacco accord and sheer woods that ooze confidence and ease.

MICHAEL KORS Glam Jasmine Eau de Parfum $59

Key notes: Jasmine, sandalwood, cassis

This floral fragrance boasts glamour and classic femininity with a fresh and fruity aroma that smells as gorgeous as it looks. At its heart is an irresistible combination of jasmine and white flower against warm sandalwood and cassis.


MICHAEL KORS Coral Eau de Parfum $54

Key notes: Pink grapefruit, orange blossom, pepper

Launched by Michael Kors in 2015, Coral is composed of lively and bright notes including pink grapefruit, lemon, and mandarin. In other words, it smells exactly like summer feels.

MICHAEL KORS Sexy Ruby Eau de Parfum $64

Keynotes: Mandarin orange, jasmine, white musk

Spritz Sexy Ruby when you require added glitz and glamour. Perfect for day-to-night activities, this perfume brilliantly combines notes of tangy apricot, smooth jasmine sambac, and cashmere for an effortlessly cool finish.


MICHAEL KORS by Michael Kors Eau de Parfum $175

Keynotes: Tuberose, freesia, cashmere wood

Tuberose and freesia are the keynotes that capture my heart in this sensual fragrance. In addition to its creamy florals, this perfume also includes brilliant notes of exotic spices and Moroccan incense.

MICHAEL KORS Gold Luxe Eau de Parfum $74

Keynotes: Mirabelle plum, Casablanca lily, musk

Michael Kors’s Gold Luxe is inspired by refined luxury and the eye-catching brilliance of gold. Mixing notes of hyacinth, gardenia, and sandalwood, this luxurious and fresh fragrance is one of my top choices for life’s biggest occasions.

MICHAEL KORS White Eau de Parfum $71

Keynotes: Tuberose, sweet freesia, musk

Timeless elegance in a bottle, this perfume has all the right notes for its wearer to have an olfactory experience like no other. With a bright burst of tuberose, sweet freesia, and cozy musk, this perfume is easily one of the brand’s most wearable.


MICHAEL KORS Sparkling Blush Eau de Parfum $68

Key notes: Bergamot, pink frangipani, vanilla notes

Described on the brand’s website as “a scent with as many facts as a women’s spirit,” Michael Kors Sparkling Blush Eau de Parfum is a sultry woody floral amber fragrance crafted from bursts of bright pink pepper, rose petals, and rich vanilla.

MICHAEL KORS Sexy Blossom Eau de Parfum $55

Key notes: Rose petals, pink orchid, sandalwood

Launched in 2016, Sexy Blossom is composed of a mix of vibrant florals and dewy leaves, as well as the warm, earthy notes of ambrox, sandalwood, and musk housed in a super-chic glass bottle.


MICHAEL KORS Glam Ruby Eau de Parfum $67

Keynotes: Calabrian bergamot, geranium, amber

This woody perfume is the result of a bold and sexy combination of Italian lemon, Calabrian bergamot, amber, and sweet florals. It also happens to be at the top of my list of fragrances that work perfectly for a night out on the town.

MICHAEL KORS Very Hollywood Eau de Parfum $130

Keynotes: Raspberry, ylang-ylang, oakmoss

Have you ever wondered what the stars of Hollywood’s golden era smelled like? This perfume may have come out long after Hollywood’s heyday, but if the biggest names in the business could time travel, we’re sure this fruity floral fragrance would be their top pick.


Even before COVID-19 shuttered shops, online retail was replacing storefronts. Many people still wanted to feel the fabrics of their garments or take a few steps in their shoes before committing. Fragrances were another in-person must. Stopping to sample a new perfume and take it for a spin around the mall is a memory of a bye-gone era. Picking up a bottle of your favorite perfume duty-free is almost an act of self-care on a long layover. Dossier brings the best memories of discovering new perfumes to the ease of online retail.


There’s a new way to shop for your signature scent.

To minimize returns, a key ingredient of any sustainability strategy, Dossier sells samples so customers can try the perfume before opening the full-size version. They also include samples of new fragrances with purchases. Dossier’s products boast sustainability, shipping in 100% recycled and recyclable packaging as well as 100% recycled glass bottles. They have managed to reduce their plastic use to all but the pump in samples. Most importantly, the products themselves are clean, vegan, and cruelty-free, with “no nasty, useless, or harmful ingredient.”


Because many Dossier scents are inspired by familiar and famous scents. Making the switch from your favorite floral designer fragrance like YSL Libre, for example, is an easy way to make your daily routine more sustainable. What’s more, starting at $29 (less than one-third the price of their designer inspiration) Dossier perfumes are by far the more cost-effective choice.  


Fragrances are a key component of self-care. 


Dossier currently offers over 90 perfumes, focusing on transparency in each. It is easy to find information on the sourcing of materials and how they created their price structure, so you feel good about your purchase and the new addition to your self-care routine. Although the price point is lower, each bottle of Dossier is crafted in Grasse, France (the perfume capital of the world) with the highest level of quality. Additionally, Dossier is preparing to relaunch a line of candles with their outstanding scents and quality. To find your perfect fragrance, start with their online quiz here. Then use code LEE10 for money off with your order. 


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Perfume, the essential of the morning routine!

Happy Friday! Can’t believe we’re almost done with 2022 already. We are hoping things slow down a bit so we can enjoy more of the year 2022!

Putting on fragrance is part of our morning routine. Even when we never left the house during quarantine. haha, we were super excited to try out Dossier fragrances. They are inspired by luxury designer scents but have a much more affordable price point.


We decided to try one inspired by Marc Jacobs’ Daisy, called FLORAL VIOLET. We still had some in a sample-size bottle of Daisy so we could compare the two. We put a spritz on each wrist. In the bottle, they smell different but once they dry on your skin, they smell identical.

It’s somehow both creamy and powdery at the same time, sweet without being too sweet, and simply gorgeous. This is perfect for any teenager; the scent isn’t too strong and isn’t too mature for the young ones. It’s a beautiful vanilla/violet that doesn’t overload the senses. It’s somehow both creamy and powdery at the same time, sweet without being too sweet, and simply gorgeous.


The other perfume we tried is the CITRUS GREEN APPLE, inspired by D&G’s Light Blue. We haven’t had it in a few years, but it smells exactly how we remember the D&G’s Light Blue in the bottle and on. This scent reminds you of summer in Italy or Spain all year long. The scent is fresh, airy, and sweet and you automatically smell the citrus. It is many people’s faves.


WHAT WE LOVE about Dossier

🍏 First off, their whole line is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben, and UV-filter-free!

🍏 The bottle is 100% recyclable and sustainable aside from the pump

🍏 The magnetized cover is genius, it’s so easy to remove!

🍏 They also have a unique risk-free system where you can try and then decide if you want to keep the perfume. Returns are refunded and donated to charity, which is awesome, so they don’t go to waste! 

🍏 They have a wide variety of fragrances for men and women inspired by luxury/iconic scents

🍏 The bottle is sleek, aesthetically pleasing, and just very Instagram-worthy.

🍏 We LOVE how they name their perfumes and how they smell like inspired scents.



Use Code Lee10 for an additional 10% off Dosser. co. Dossier has a welcome offer up to 20% on the website plus, free shipping on 3 or more items! So, in total, you will be getting up to 30% off by using the discount code Lee10 at checkout. We don’t know about you but that sounds like a win to us! Each fragrance comes with a sample size perfect for on the go too!


Hope you all have a great weekend and a good school year!
*Thank you to Dossier for gifting these fragrances. As always, thoughts & opinions are BeautyLeeBar own.


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While we love to experiment with all thing’s beauty, we are secretly brand (and product) loyalists. We prefer to have one thing we love that does the work of the latest fifteen “innovative” products and is willing to invest in a quality purchase if it means I’ll reach for it every morning. This has been the case with the perfume we have used for the last 2 years — we won’t call it out by brand, but we will hint that it rhymes with one of our editor names. We love the scent, so much so that many of our friends can identify when we’ve been in a room or will soon approach by the trace of my perfume alone.

So, when we set out to test Dossier, the latest (and potentially greatest) DTC disruptor in the fragrance game, our standards were high. Our perfume is part of our identity, after all! Dossier’s model and prices are pretty groundbreaking. The brand crafts perfumes inspired by designer fragrances but sells them for a fraction of the cost, despite being entirely vegan, cruelty-free, and composed of the same high-quality ingredients. They’re even produced in Grasse, France, also known as the perfume capital of the world. By eliminating prestige pricing, advertising, and packaging, Dossier sells designer perfume blends (some of which ordinarily sell for over $100) in the range of $19 to $59.

The New Scentsation

Much like its business model, Dossier’s shopping experience is transparent. Each perfume is listed in tandem with its corresponding designer perfume, engineered to make your purchasing decision simple. Still, the add-to-cart journey is endless when all of the fragrances are inspired by cult favorites and luxury classics, like Le Labo’s Santal 33 or Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. We wanted them all! 

Fortunately, Dossier offers a 100% risk-free ordering process. Each bottle comes with a small separate sample, so you can try the fragrance on your skin before deciding whether you want to keep the bottle or return it for a full refund. We decided to experiment with a few of the scents we were most intrigued by: Woody Sandalwood (inspired by Le Labo’s Santal 33); Aquatic Peony (inspired by Armani’s Acqua di Gioia); Oriental Oakmoss (inspired by Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle); and Floral Lavender (inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s Libre). 

The Real Deal

Dossier first impressed us with its unboxing experience. Each pale pink box opened up to reveal a bottle and sample, along with a card describing the fragrance’s notes, original brand inspiration, percent concentration, and return process. I soon discovered that one of our favorite things about Dossier’s minimalist packaging is its sleek and uniform bottle design. The caps on the heavy glass bottles are magnetized, and each perfume has an identical bottle style — two features that make them look elegant (and organized) on any bathroom or bedside surface. 

To measure the actual quality and efficacy of perfume, there are only two major questions that matter (to us at least). Does it smell fantastic? Does it last? Dossier immediately checked both of these boxes. We first tried Woody Sandalwood, the blend designed to imitate Le Labo’s iconic Santal 33. Not only did it smell exactly like its luxury counterpart, but our Dossier bottle lasted with a more natural tone than when we tried the Le Labo equivalent. While we sometimes feel that designer perfumes can sit a little heavy on the skin (and impart a harsh initial hour or two of scent), Dossier’s Woody Sandalwood delivered a gentle but powerful fragrance that lasted for hours. 


Get The Scent (And Spare Your Cents)

Each Dossier perfume consistently exceeded our expectations. The scents are shockingly identical to their designer inspirations (and most even seem to last longer). But the definitive review comes from our partners, who are the only people around to notice our perfume in lockdown. When we first wore the Woody Sandalwood fragrance, they immediately asked if I had bought Le Labo’s Santal 33. As we tried each scent, they commented on the delightful fragrance floating through our homes. 

The only thing better than a fragrance that inspires compliments costs less than half of its designer equivalent. We won’t be taking Dossier up on its risk-free purchase policy — instead, we will be buying a few more bottles as luxurious holiday gifts that won’t sabotage our budget.

5 More Reasons to Love Dossier

  • Dossier’s perfumes are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben and phthalate-free, and colorant and UV-filter-free — so you can smell amazing without compromising on your wellness.
  • Unsure what your “signature scent” is? Dossier offers a short quiz to help you navigate your first purchase!
  • With Dossier’s completely risk-free process, order (and sample) your fragrances of choice and return whatever you don’t love for a full refund.
  • Dossier’s blog has helpful tips on how and where to apply your perfume for the longest-lasting scent, a guide to perfume, and more educational content intended to strip the fragrance world of its historical sense of exclusivity.
  • Dossier’s affordable perfumes aren’t cheap — they’re made in Grasse, France (the perfume capital of the world) with the highest quality clean ingredients.

Try Dossier yourself here and get money off your order by us with code LEE10.