I get most of mine from Nordstrom and Sephora, but it took me quite some time to build a good relationship with them. They were extremely reticent about handing out samples to me at first, but i saw a thread on the forum, and got some tips from that. Ie, i now have agenuine conversation with them about fragrance, what I have, what I like (notewise), and showed them that I was serious about fragrance. When i tested the samples, i went back and bought full bottle(s), so now, they know me, treat me like a valued customer, and give me handfuls of samples when i go in. I am now on hugging terms with the manageresss of the fragrance department in my local Nordstrom, but i had to work hard to cultivate that relationship, and spend some money. It was worthwhile though. I got new bottles, plenty of samples, and a new friend, who doesn't mind me rambling on about vetiver, or opoponax.