Originally Posted by 30 Roses
I agree with L'aventurier. Best of all are samples in atomizers.
Yes. Atomizers are my absolute favorite. Many will stand up to multiple refills if I end up bottling on the fragrance. Dipsticks are nice, and particularly for rich, powerful scents, where a fraction of a drop is all I want. I also find that they help to contain the fragrance by drip-back from the cap to the inside of the neck after opening. An old chem-lab trick (used with ground glass stoppers) that I truly appreciate.
This thread's title caught me off-guard. My first thought was that sample vials don't make very good dipsticks, except perhaps the really long Hermès samples in the case of motorcycles.