I live in California so I don't know if Texas has Marshall's, TJMax, Ross's or stores like that, but the prices are as good as on line, but you need to go to the department stores to see what they smell like. Sometimes the department stores have sales, but if money is an issue, (which it is for a lot of us) at the very least you should be able to see what many of them smell like. Then there's always decant's which can be found for sale at the bottom. Many times you can email the companies and give them your address and they will gladly send you a free sample.
I haven't been on this site long, but if there is one thing I have learned personally. Smell the fragrance before you spend a fortune on it.