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Mini Fragrance Sample Containers

Sephora needs to carry the mini fragrance sample containers like the ones at Nordstrom.


I buy my fragrances only if I have a sample to test at home.

What smells lovely in the tester may change on me & doesn't work for me. 


Example: I love Paloma Picasso perfume. The way it smells in the tester & on others. However, when i wear it, after about an hour, the fragrance changes on me & it isn't for me. I've sniffed my wrists, sniffed the bottle, two different scents.

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 Beauty4ashes, I completely agree with your statements! Nordstrom is tops with their customer service.

This is very poor customer service in your geographical area that needs to be dealt with from headquarters.


 In my area and in all of the Sephora stores I have been to, they have always given me fragrance samples in plastic spray vials.


I'm sorry to hear about your experiences. You should definitely call corporate headquarters..better yet, hopefully a Sephora employee will see this forum complaint and personally respond to you!

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well, in my Raleigh area Sephora, they certainly don't give out perfume fact the few times I shopped in store by myself, I got not-very-nice looks for trying on more than a few perfumes (using the tester and spritzing onto the provided paper slips). Only when I go in the store with my husband do they seem to ever take me more seriously... *sigh*

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Sounds like Crabtree.

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'Tis the Crabtree Mall Sephora indeed. It's not a big store...I've been the huge Paris Champ Elysee Sephora before and gotten 5 star treatment there, but every time I go to the *prestigious* Crabtree mall, somehow it just feels that I'm not 'good enough' to be there. Having low self confidence to start out with, I just try to avoid shopping in store and do most of my Sephora shopping online. Smiley Happy 


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Boo! I know what you mean, I usually don't dress the part when I do my shopping. That usually means I don't get the same service as more nicely dressed people despite having the funds. :/

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Oh dear, that's not nice. The only downside to multiple tries at once is that the top notes would all mix in your nose at once instead of being individually distinguishable. Still, the associates should have tried to help you instead of giving that impression. Sad!

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Yeah, the scents do mix together if I try them consecutively. But I try to wait at least a minute between each scent and also I take a sniff of the coffee beans provided to clear my sense of smell. I live far away from the mall/beauty stores so whenever I do get to go to a Sephora for example, I have to concentrate my swatching or perfume testing during those times b/c it's not possible for me to return on separate days to try out products given the drive. 

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I just saw someone with a brilliant sample strategy, I'm in awe!


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Hey thanks! Smiley Happy Keep in mind tho, those aren't proper samples, just "sniffs" to give me an idea of which ones I want samples of.

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Fragrances oftentimes change once applied to skin. That's a picture of me.

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