I am a huge online shopper. I am a minimum one hour from decent shopping and 1.5 hours to any good shopping. Online shopping is my saviour. I recently made my first online purchase from Murale.ca and I wanted to tell you all about it. Murale.ca is a site I have visited many times because of the amazing lineup of brands they offer including Darphin, Tata Harper, Guerlain, Smashbox, Estee Lauder, NARS, Foreo Luna, Eve Lom, Caudalie, Rodial, 3LAB, Juice Beauty, Skyn Iceland, Burberry, Clarins, Shiseido, T3, Benefit Cosmetics, L’Occitane, Deborah Lippmann, Rococo Nail Apparel and many more.
If you are not familiar with Murale they are an upscale division of Shoppers Drug Mart. And you know what that means… Optimum Points! Yes you earn Optimum Points on your Murale purchases. You can also redeem your Optimum Points at the 6 physical Murale locations. You can find the one closest to you with their Murale store locator. They have an even more vast array of brands available including Chanel, YSL, Bobbi Brown and more. And yes, you can redeem Optimum Points for Chanel!
My shopping experience at Murale.ca exceeded my expectations. I placed my order late Thursday night so for all practical purposes on Friday. I received my shipping notification Friday morning! So considering how late I ordered Thursday night my order basically shipped same day. I had my order in my hands on Monday. Yes 1 business day later! I opted for free regular shipping (on orders over $75) so no special option. I was VERY impressed.
Upon opening my order I was even further impressed. Inside the cardboard shipping box was a lovely decorative box.
I opened the lid to reveal my receipt enclosed in an envelope and my prepaid return address label at the top of the package. Beneath the tissue was my well wrapped order including the 5 free samples I received with my order. Normally you reveive 3 free samples but currently they are offering 5 for the holiday season. I selected a couple fragrance samples and skincare samples.
So what did I order?
Well my main, and most anticipated, purchase was Balenciaga L’Essence Eau de Parfum ($120/50ml). Murale.ca is the ONLY place I have been able to find this fragrance to order online in Canada. It is a floral green mix of vetiver and violet. Yes. My two favourite notes in harmony in one incredible scent. My own personal heaven. I had been surviving off of a small decant and several samples of what had become one of my favourite scents and I’ve long desired a full bottle. I’ve asked for it for two years running for Christmas but my husband refuses to buy me more “smelly water” when I have mountains of perfume already. Now this beauty is finally mine!
It is packaged beautifully and protected in it’s own little bag inside the box.
I also purchased the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstickin Desirable ($34 CAD) and Estée Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquerin Vinyl Rose ($26 CAD). When I was at the Estée Lauder Fall Preview event their Makeup Artist applied this combo on me and I LOVED it. I just had to have the products on hand for one of the prettiest nude pink lip looks I’ve tried.
Now I mentioned that one of the benefits of shopping at Murale.ca is earning Optimum Points. Well when I placed my order they happened to be having one of their 20X the points events. On my purchase of of $180 before taxes I earned 36,000 points! To give you an idea of what a great value that is 38,000 points have a redemption value of $60. Even more during a special bonus redemption events. How can you beat earning almost enough points in one purchase to get almost 30% of the purchase value back in free product! I can’t tell you how much I love the Optimum Point program. Just this past weekend I redeemed my points for $210 worth of free products. <3
I am going to make a point of ordering from Murale.ca more often. Especially during special Optimum Points events. The service is second to none and I can’t turn down Optimum Points for free goodies! They also have many on going Gift With Purchase offers going on so make sure to check out the GWP page prior too shopping. Have you ordered from Murale before?
A Gift Card was provided by Murale to fund part of my purchase. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.