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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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Agreed, I've been educating myself on Basenotes to learn about how PH and the phases a scent goes through from the first sniff to hours later. It is amazingly complex, and now I know why that paper slip won't give me a clue about what I would actually smell like in two hours.

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Absolutely correct, but again, it's to give me an idea of what to get an actual sample of to try on. I'm not about to buy anything that I can't even stand the smell of on paper... 😉

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Oh I love that idea!! Thanks for the link TheSocialQuota and thanks for the ingenious tip m3rmald!!

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I've never once been into a Sephora that didn't have tiny plastic vials to decant a perfume sample into.

And I've been to, ummm lemme count...... 9 Sephoras I think? In 3 different states.

 

If you have a store that isn't giving samples, give Sephora a phone call and let them know about that.

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@M3rma1d

I have to travel a lot & enjoy going to the malls. Every mall I've ever been in with a Sephora store, I go in to see what they carry since stores vary, especially south vs, north.

 

I did discover something I didn't know about samples everyone needs to know about!

All four stores had samples in the drawers under the brand display. Not foils, they were deluxe mini's. I was on a mission Monday so went to all four Sephora's.

 

I knew they had testers & clear Ziplock looking bags in the drawers, I never knew they were actual samples in those bags until I asked one SA standing over a brand display, saw the Glamglo Pods in the baggies. I asked for samples of stuff I was interested in & if they had them in drawers, the SA's gave me one.

 

I was really surprised at one store that had GLAMGLOW BRIGHTMUD™ Eye Treatment. I was given two packs. I got other skincare deluxe samples as well. Some samples were sealed in individual plastic bags like the SHISEIDO
Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream.

 

 I got a bunch of other deluxe samples from the drawers beneath the displays from all four stores. I was specific about brands & skincare. Also, I asked for samples that were behind the register, they varied store to store. 

 

I wanted to get a sample of Amazon Lily. That's why the fragrance vials thread. None had vials. One store SA told me about the Nordstrom fragrance vials. 

 

BTW, I didn't make a single purchase at any store. I went in with intent to get samples of products i was interested in trying before buying. I made that very clear to every SA that I wasn't in the store to purchase a thing without a sealed sample.

 

 

 

 

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Knowing this is going to make my quest for a not-vanilla perfume easier. Thanks for dropping that update!

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That's pretty ridiculous that they don't have those at your sephora. I've been to three different ones (two stand alones and one SiJCP) and they have all had those... 

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