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Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

Which fragrances have you bought or want to buy and/or or not bought because of a sample you received?

 

Would buy:

  • Dolce & Gabbana - The One. Got this recently as a sample and love it. Really good staying power but not an overpowering scent. 
  • Dolce & Gabbana - Intense.
  • Guerlain - La Petite Robe Noire.
  • Dior - like pretty much all of them.

 

Won't buy:

  • Escada - Especailly Escada. Didn't like it on me.
  • Marc Jacobs - all of them. I like most of them but they do not last on me. I really liked Dot and Daisy but they just don't last at all. 
  • Atelier Colgne - Orange Sanguine. I liked the orange scent of it in the bottle but on me it smells like potpourri
  • Prada - Prada Candy. Loved it but it doesn't last on me.
  • Clean - all of them. Smell too much like household products to me.
  • Marchesa - Marchesa Parfum D'Extase. Didn't like it on me. 

 

 

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

Prada Candy is a such a tragedy- I love the scent but it has NO staying power. I think you & I are on the same page with all of these perfumes!

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

I have a serious collection of little perfume vials! One of those little Sephora drawstring bags is absolutely exploding with them.

 

I've purchased:
Coach Signature

Hanae Mori Butterfly

Kate Spade Twirl

 

And will purchase a sometime in the future:

Gucci Glamorous Magnolia

Tocca Lilliana

 

And the majority of that bag I mentioned is FULL of those that I don't like. I keep them so that if I'm ordering online and can't remember if I've gotten a vial of something before, I can always check through my stash!

 

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Me too! Today I just grabbed one and sprayed it on. I have no idea what I'm wearing. I'm too tired in the morning to pay attention.

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Jimmy Choo Flash - I just got a card with it (maybe in the bag we got with the FIXIT code) and I loved it. 

 

There was a stretch where I got a slew of Chloe samples in orders and none of them really appealed to me. 

 

The Clean scents are always so appealing, but I can't imagine wearing them to work. They're nice, but don't seem sophisticated.

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I like wearing my Clean scents to the gym- I smell fresh and laundered Smiley Very Happy

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I didn't want to sound crazy, but I've put them on before going to bed!

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Doesn't sound crazy at all! I find most of the Clean scents incredibly soothing and homey.

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I wear them to my gym class and the gym as well !! I smell so...un-smelly and feel fresh with them on.

 

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

I rarely buy perfume without having a sample and wearing it for a while.  Lots of mine have come through fragrance sampler sets.

 

The one that I used and immediately loved was Lancome La vie est belle.  I keep picking up samples when they have them because I can take them with me.  Coach Love got me that way, too.

 

No matter how many times I try it I really dislike D&G Light Blue on me.  And I don't like La Petite Robe Noire either, even though I tend to love Guerlain.

 

I have bought a number of Bvlgari fragrances just from trying them in store.  I really like how their scents wear on me.  I bought Florabotanica that way, too.

 

I won't buy anything just from smelling it on a card (although that's how I first smelled La vie est belle).  Just because I like the way it smells on a card/bottle doesn't mean I'll like it on me.

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Fragrance cards are a waste in my opinion. You really need a decent sample to know how something will react with your own body chemistry. 

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Agreed. It drives me crazy how something will smell amazing on a card (or another person) but on me doesn't smell the same!

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

Soooo true! What da hell? A tree died for nothing.

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I bought- Lancome La Vie Est Belle because of a sample

 

Did NOT buy- MJ Honey

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

I think there are others, but these are the ones I can recall:

Hanae Mori Butterfly

Thierry Mugler Angel

Coach Poppy

Dolce and Gabbana Pour Femme

Tocca Cleopatra

 

I didn't like the sample of Marchesa on me either.  I also didn't like Versace Crystal.

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

Hanae Mori Butterfly Perfume. My favorite scent ever!

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

I recently fell in love with this one too!

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

I just got the Intense sample.  I really love it and I think the presentation of the sample was great.  Prada candy and Candy were a no go for me too.

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

Make that Candy and Clean were no go's for me too.

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

Most recent –

Coach Love sample made me get the rollerball and small bottle for home.

Love it too much.

Marc Jacobs Honey sample – want to buy.

Juicy Couture Noir sample – Bought.

Samples sure help, before spending so much on something that is not liked.

Like Marc Jacobs Daisy, I don’t know why but in the roller ball it smells good, same

with the sample, but when I got the big bottle, it was way too strong.

My car uses it now. lol

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

The WORST thing I have ever smelt was the sample I rec'd yesterday: Bond #9 in the black bottle. I love NY something. Smelled like sour milk/foot.

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

Nooo, it smells like coffee and leather and wonderful things! I love that scent, haha.

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

coffee and leather!? Now I have to try this.

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

For me it's Gucci Guilty Premiere. Love at first spray!

<3 Melissa

Re: Fragrance you've bought (or not) because of a sample?

I bought Lancome La Vie Est Belle & Flowerbomb; still love them to this day!

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