this is an excellent post for people looking for samples
Here's how it works: To place an order for 7* samples (@ $12.50 US, $15 Canada or $18 International inclusive of shipping) - enter your sample selections into the large empty box provided below, and then select your shipping destination from the drop-down box. Click on "Add to Basket". Click on "Checkout" - and follow the instructions. That's it. Voila!!
Whenever available, our samples will be the original "carded" samples that a few (not all) of our distributors provide. Please note: a (very) few of our sample vials will arrive 1/2 - 2/3 full, due either to lack of availability or to excessive sample charges passed on to us from distributor. * Also please understand that in most cases we are unable to provide you with more than one sample of a particular fragrance. We want to ensure that we have enough for everyone.
Limit one set of 7 samples per order. If you would like to order two sets, please complete your first order, complete checkout and then place your next order. *Cost of sample packets is non-refundable.*
*Exception: if one of your selections is "Diamant et Noir" (Ambregris), the total number of samples offered is 5 (and not 7).
Try before you buy.
All fragrances listed on our web-site can be sampled!!
If you are unsure about a fragrance, sometimes it's best to try a sample first. You can order any seven FRAGRANCE samples (that excludes candles, incense, shampoos, body lotions, shower gels, potpourris, etc.) for a Shipping and Handling charge of $12.50 (non-refundable). Each fragrance is filled in common 0.1 oz glass vials.
You receive seven complimentary fragrance samples with a regular online order. Please list the fragrances you would like to try in the comment box when checking out. If you do not list any fragrance samples we assume you leave it up to our decision to pick the samples for you.
Sometimes it happens that a fragrance sample is not in stock. Please make sure to specify one or two substitutes just in case a sample is not available.
If you only want to order seven fragrance samples the charge is $12.50. The samples are shipped via UPS Ground including our current catalog! (please keep in mind UPS does not ship to PO. Boxes). Sample Orders to Canada, AK and Hawai are $15.
The sample service program is for mail order only and can not be purchased at our store location at 9 Christopher Street. The sample service can only be ordered via the internet!
Try before you buy, with the Beauty Cafe Sample Package....For $5.00 you can add a sample package to any order that you place with us. Or include a sample package for Free on any order over 100.00. Select any five fragrances and two alternates just in case we are out of testers. If you order a sample package and choose not to include your list of requests, we will select them for you. Fragrances come in hand poured vials, not pouchettes. There is enough to try two or three times. You will be given a code to redeem your 5.00 on a future fragrance purchase with us.
We apologize that we will no longer be offering Creed Sample Packages.
LIMIT: ONE SAMPLE PACKAGE PER ORDER.
Choose a selection of 6 different products that you are interested in sampling (skin, perfume, body, hair, etc..)and Beautyhabit will send them directly to you for $11. Please note - you must choose 6 different samples - we are unable to send you multiples of 1 item - this insures that the program is available for everyone.
Place the sample pack in your basket by clicking on "order", please let us know which samples you are interested along with the alternates in the "Comments" area on the ordering page
Shipping and handling costs are included in the price. Please pick at least 3 alternates so we can accommodate your requests. Please note that we will do our best to fulfill your request - and from time to time certain samples are not available. Perfume sample vials may or may not arrive completely full as this is based upon availability and the cost of the perfume.
Feel free to phone us with any questions at 1-800-377-8771! USA only. International Customers please phone 1-818-707-2555 for a price quote for shipping. *Please note, the Free Shipping and discount promotions do not apply to the Beautyhabit Sample Pack - as free shipping is already included* Remember, each regular Beautyhabit order ships with free samples we think you will enjoy - this sample service is for those who have specific sample requests.
Looking to try a scent before you buy? This is the place to be! Just check the samples you would like and then click the "Add to Cart" button.
If you are looking for a sample and it is not on this page, we are temporarily out of stock. Keep checking back...we are always replenishing our supply!
All perfume and fragrance oil samples are packaged in 1/32 oz. glass vials.
Note: Due to costs, Loree Rodkin samples are filled 1/2 full.
See this page for details http://www.luckyscent.com/samples.asp
see this page http://www.first-in-fragrance.com/00lieferbed02(engl).html
7 samples for 15 Euros, if you decide to purchase a fragrance, and you have already purchased samples, you will receive a 5 Euro credit towards your purchase.
this is an excellent post for people looking for samples
www.fourseasonsproducts.com: 5 samples for $5.00 but you have to call in to order the samples. Good selection of L'Artisan-only site I've found that carries Navegar.
They wrote me by email that one can choose 6 free samples with an order.
And one could order 6 samples for 12 euros (info from the site).
I have never bought anything from them, tho. The shipping cost to Poland is at astronomical 16 euros.
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I am from the USA and do not know if this info applies to other countries.
For Elizabeth W samples you can see all they have at www.elizabethw.com and the number is 800-781-6126. The owner usually answers his own phone and is very gracious about sending free samples.
If you send an email to: consumer-affairs.Uci@unilever.com, you can ask for Vera Wang samples
For samples of Molinards: contact Christian by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For samples of Gendarme & Carriere - Call Topper at: (800) 289-4363 Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 6:00pm PST The website is gendarme.com. Sometimes Topper forgets to send them and needs a gentle reminder.
For Fresh samples either send an email to: email@example.com., or call 1 800 FRESH20 (9am - 5pm EST) and specify which scents you'd like to try.
If you call Caron in New York...ask for Donna..she will mail you a free sample. 212 319-4888
Thierry Mugler: Call 1 866 TMUGLER and ask for samples .. They send a great package.
You can contact Melanie by email: firstname.lastname@example.org for Marc Jacobs samples
Fresh Scents by Terri has a place on her site to order samples: http://www.freshscentsbyterri.com/scentsamples.html It is $6.95 for samples of all seven scents. The cost can be applied to a future order.
Per Kate von der Porten of Comptoir Sud Pacifique:
"We do offer the samples... for $45 for three boxes of 20 - plus, shipping and handling. The company only makes about 5 samples a year...this year we have to offer Vanille Abricot (our best-seller), Aqua Motu refreshing marine-based), Bois de Filao (spicy green scent), Coeur de Vahine (orange, peach passionfruit, Tahitian flowers, and Vanilla) as well as our best-selling Amour de Cacao (dark chocolate, orange zest and
Splitting one of these orders with someone can be fun.
Call 1-212-228-1732, for Creed/Bond samples. They are 6 samples for $6. That includes shipping. The Bond samples are 1.7 ml each and come wrapped in foil.
Not samples but worth mentioning:
If you call the Serge Lutens USA distributor's number at 1-800-848-6835, you can order 5ml minis from the export range only.
Total cost for each mini including shipping cost is $12.
Originally Posted by socalwoman
Thank you so much for those wonderful free sample sites!!!
I'd like to recommend this site, which is based in Germany, and they ship worldwide. They don't offer samples, but they only sell minis, and they have a nice variety.
I just got an order from them...I couldn't wait 'till early next year to try Armani Black Code...no one here has a tester, and this site sells Black Code minis. Their prices may be a bit higher than elsewhere on some fragrances, but they had Black Code. Not only that...I ordered from this company and one in New York City at the same time last weekend...I got my order from the German company today (air mail, $5.95) and the order from New York (ground mail) won't be here for several more days.
thanks guys, I need some more totally free samples ;D
LAFCO carries LV and SMN lines and they have sent me free samples in the past. I got such notable products as Piper Nigrum, Spieze, LV Musk and others.
For designer scents try:
Do a search against the keyword vial
Prices seemed to vary between $0.99 and $3 US a pop, most around $1.99.
In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava
Dawn Spencer Hurwitz sells sample vials of most of her stuff:
All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Scented Monkey also offers sample vials for a lot of their designer-type fragrances for around $3.
I just noticed Fragrance X has samples *http://www.fragrancex.com/. *From the main page, just search for "vial."
Acca Kappa frag samples available
I happened upon the A+++ reviews for Acca Kappa fragrances at makeupalley.com and was stunned by comments about them being equal to or greater than L'Artisan and Serge Lutens fragrances, yet costing somewhat less. Their frags are: White Moss, Calycanthus, Mimosa, Wisteria, Hibiscus, Cedar for Men, and 1869. I emailed this little-known company and received the following response: *
Yes we do sell our fragrance vials, they are $1 each plus there is a $7.50 ship fee. If you would like to order please call us on 1-800-929-5756.
Award-winning Highland Lilac
Order a free sample for just $2 s&h fee. Absolutely fantastic fragrance.
Is there any companies in the UK?
Hampton Court is now offering samples for $1.
Divine fragrances at http://www.divine.fr will send out a sample package of all their scents for free, and believe me, they are well worth it!
Editions de Parfums (Malle) at http://editionsdeparfums.com will possibly send you 5ml minis of scents they deem perfect for your personality if you take the on-line questionnaire. I've never received anything from them and I've taken the friggin thing twice now...but everyone else I know has...
Sonoma Scent Studio offers a sample package (for purchase) of their famous scents at http://sonomascentstudio.com
I've noticed that perfumebay is now offering sample vials as is perfume-worldwide.com.
Antonia's Flowers sells a sampler package for $5
Pierre Guillaume's high-end fragrance samples can be purchased here:
Last edited by Quarry; 19th July 2006 at 07:17 PM.
I went to the Malle site and did the questionnaire, then I emailed them and asked if there was somewhere near me that I could get samples. They then sent me a sample of Musc Ravageur and Iris Poudre (to Australia).
I also emailed Caron and asked the same, naming three specific scents I wanted to try (Tabac Blonde and a couple of others) they emailed back and are also sending me samples.
A good haul.
Come play with us (click on the Basenotes link) http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=195893
I tried emailing fresh for samples but never heard anything.
there is a store on sunset blvd. I went in and decided I don't like the line anyway though. . .
Bless Quarry for all this info! As of this date Antonia's cost is three bucks for three samples. And Peter William's site is in FRENCH and I need help deciphering where the sample offer is - although I feel VERY international just looking at that chic site.Originally Posted by Quarry
Luckyscents.com has a bag of 8 seasonal samples for $25 - well worth the try.
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
elizabethW denied my request for samples. Saying that there were stores here in Portland that offer her fragrances. Unfortunately these stores are 20+mins away and I am not willing to drive that far to test them out when other companies have graciously sent me samples. I will be buying from the companies that have shown superb customer service.
I don't blame you, Jack, I don't drive out of my way for samples either and they just lost you as a potentially good customer. I wonder if it was worth it to them. Hermes blew me off, but no one sells their scents around here. Now I can find their samples on some websites, but at the time, I couldn't.
Thanks for the info on the Caron samples, too. I've been wanting to try a few of them and can only find one of the samples on scentedmonkey. I did order some from Antonia's Flowers two years ago and they went bad, already. I imagine it's the natural ingredients, so I wouldn't buy those samples on Ebay. Better fresh from the source.
I placed an order for two scents with Lucious Cargo and it arrived speedily with about 8 free samples included. I'll do business with them again.
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I did the Malle questionnaire. I got a personal recommendation back (I know, I know). I emailed that I was probably going to be down in London soon, so I could try out some of their scents at Les Senteurs. A couple of samples arrived in the post soon after.
I'm as cynical as the next person, but I just don't get this type of service in many other parts of my consumer heaven, and it does make a difference.
"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for", Allan Chalmers.
Frederic Malle's samples are now freely available from the Malle website. You choose 3 samples and you have to pay shipping costs, which shouldn't be excessive - I think it's 10 Euro tops but don't quote me on that.
In the UK the best sample service I know is from Les Scenteurs in Belgravia - this is the mailorder arm of the famous shop. Check out http://shop.lessenteurs.com
Their website says:
"To assist you in making the right choice of fragrance from a distance, we provide a sample service. We will send a phial of fragrance for you to try before you order; a small service charge of £2.50 per sample *(for postage & packaging) will be made. ... Up to six samples (please do not exceed this limit) of any of the fragrances listed on the website may be obtained at one time."
There's a German site
that does a sample service - I haven't used it yet but I hear good things about it. Here's what their website says:
in our new shop you have the option to order below the product description the favoured samples. The minimum amount is 15,-Euro. That means: If you order at least 5 samples (each sample is ca. 1,5 ml - 2,5 ml), you reach this amount. The costs for the spray flacons, in which we fill your samples, the handling and the delivery costs for the delivery within Germany are included. This also applies for samples of cosmetics.
If you order only samples outside of Germany, 5, - Euro mailing expenses will be charged.
If you decide to order a bigger amount of scent samples, the price will increase according to the wanted amount and the chosen product. In the order transaction you can choose the version: uninsured delivery. This delivery option is only for an absolute sample delivery possible, because we send the fillings in a lined envelope. There aren't any additional delivery costs for you. They are included in the sample price (only with the delivery within Germany, otherwise plus 5,-Euro)"
OK, the translation is idiosyncratic, but you've got to see the range they stock! Most impressive and well worth a look.
For £35 you can have a complete set of Ormonde Jayne samples
You can get samples of Tauer perfumes direct from Andy's website, for 4 Swiss Francs each
Vero Profumo also has a sample set of her 3 perfumes for 20 Swiss francs
The often-underestimated Fragonard brand does a superb trial box of 10x2ml tiny bottles of assorted parfum for 19 Euro - I'm still working my way through mine. They also have a variety of other combinations of trial sizes and minis that enable you to try most things in their range.
Hope all this is helpful.
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