Well the price increase hasn't affected the price of Amouage samples from Parfumraffy. Before I got my full bottle of Refection, I would simply buy a few 2 ml Reflection samples for $6 each. That's $3/1ml, which isn't that bad. Slightly less cost effective than buying a 100 ml bottle for about $260 ($2.60/1ml), but cash flow wise- it works for me. I can buy 5 samples (10ml total) for about $30 + s&h, and those samples are gonna last me a few months, as I have several other fragrances that I rotate, as do most of us. So I did that for quite some time before I pulled the trigger on Reflection. My next Amouage purchase is Interlude, but until I have the money for a full bottle, I'm either getting in on a split, or simply going the parfumraffy sample route.