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    Default Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Quote Originally Posted by rbaker View Post
    Some of the examples mentioned in this thread. I personally was impressed by O'Driu - I paid not much more than the shipping cost, and they sent several samples later completely free.
    Is the website O'driu.com????

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    Default Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Here are some.
    Can you pick whatever samples you want?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCENTMASTER "OG" View Post
    Is the website O'driu.com????
    That's the one.
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    Default Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Quote Originally Posted by SCENTMASTER "OG" View Post
    Can you pick whatever samples you want?????
    I've never tried - but there's a way to find out - by contacting them yourself

    Please report back so the info. is here for other members.
    Last edited by lpp; 13th May 2014 at 09:00 AM.

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    Default Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Quote Originally Posted by rbaker View Post
    Some of the examples mentioned in this thread. I personally was impressed by O'Driu - I paid not much more than the shipping cost, and they sent several samples later completely free.
    How did you get your free samples,I just emailed them.and asked them how can I get free samples of cologne...

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    Quote Originally Posted by peppermoon View Post
    Floris sent me about 10 samples when I inquired about their feminine line. Robert Piguet sent me three samples of scents I inquired about. Lovely customer service from both.

    Overall, I have gotten:

    Samples from:

    Jo Loves
    Hermes
    Serge Lutens
    Penhaligon's
    Floris
    Piguet

    No from:

    Malle
    Jo Malone
    Byredo
    I've purchased many full bottles from the Frederic Malle boutique - both online and in person (when I was in NYC); and from my experience, they are not generous when it comes to samples. They will give you two samples with a purchase, and if you ask for more, they will give you just one more (for a total of three). They aren't allowed to give you more than three samples with your purchase. Whether your purchase is $115, $180, or more, the max you'll get is three samples.

    I hear SA's at retail stores are far more generous, will try purchasing from them next time.
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    I am hesitant to post in this thread, lol. But from my experience, the tone of your request, your well written email, and a good familiarity with their product line goes a long way in getting samples.

    Please remember these companies get inundated on a daily basis from ebay hounds that turn around and sell the carded samples on ebay, which pisses me off to no end.

    I have had responses from some companies that were almost a challenge, to see if I actually knew their product line. And when i responded favorably, they asked me which samples I wanted, then also requested that I review those samples and email them back. Which I did do, and I know if there is another fragrance in their line I would like to sample, all I have to do is ask.

    If you email these companies and just ask for "free samples", I doubt you will have much luck. And I hope you end up with fragrances in your eyeballs if you are requesting them to sell them on ebay.
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    Look what the postman brought today...



    Well chuffed!

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    Dude!
    improving olfactory environments one molecule at a time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stargarden View Post
    Dude!
    Best of all, it was a free gift.. well, I did drop ££££ on perfume in the Harrods store.
    To top it up, Mr Marchal has just emailed me. He will be sending a pack with 10 samples (I worked out the deal with my purchases).


    Be polite, happy, friendly, spend some money and, good things will come to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    Hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viffer View Post
    Be polite, happy, friendly, spend some money and, good things will come to you.

    That's a pretty good approach to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by CASUAL View Post
    I've spent over a $100 on samples bought from eBay over the last couple of years. I dont really buy anymore

    I've read the previous posts on Serge Lutens, I havent had a chance to check those out personally but I'm interested In Five O'Clock Au Gingembre, Un Boise Vanille, someone mentioned they dont ship to the United States, so am I out of luck? I can write a polite and respectful message but how would I ask THEM specifically? Where can I find Lutens in person to check out?

    Would Chanel & Versace be accommodating? I would like to sample Egoiste/ Platinum Egoiste (dont really know what the difference is) and Versace's Eros & Dreamer. I've been lucky with blind buys but I don't have the luxury to spend on something I don't like. Any help is much appreciated
    Platinum egoiste is more fresh. Has a citrus note that plays around with something mineral to my nose. Great fragrance. Smells classy.
    egoiste is on of my favorites. It smells sweeter and the major note smells like those dried flowers women decorate their house with. Egoiste is a classic

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    Default Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    The good folks at Xerjoff sent me a little pressie!!


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    I sometimes get samples when I buy in store, never tried emailing companies but might give it a go.

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    The lovely lady at Geo F Trumper sent me loads of samples free to try.
    I told her i liked the sandalwood one, and asked about shaving foam.
    Two days later, I've got a pack of ten shaving foams.
    Cheekily, asked about feminine frags for the wife. And lo and behold, more samples turn up for the missus!

    To be honest, is feel that I'd rather shop with a company that's willing to show you their wares and be helpful, so I bought two lots of their frags and some shaving soap.

    Shame I can't get hold of some of thos Roja samples like a offer did! (I REALLY wanna try Vetiver )

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    Just to say I've had great response from Ormonde Jayne!


    From: Ormonde Jayne Sales
    Sent: 29 August 2014 20:00
    To: HCR [email protected]
    Subject: Request

    Dear emoe
    It's great to hear that people have been singing our praises to you!
    If you would like me to send a few samples to you I would be happy to do so, if you wouldn't mind we would charge a small P&P of £5?

    I have a few fragrances in mind which I would recommend based on the others you mentioned:

    Ormonde Man: This boasts an unusual heart note of Black Hemlock with the addition of Cardamom, Coriander seeds and Oud

    Zizan: A Fresh burst of Lime, Sage and Jasmine with a base of Vertiver and Musk

    Nawab of Oudh: This fragrance is from our exclusive Four Corners of the Earth range and is an addictive blend of young green Oud, Rose, Cinnamon and Ambergris

    If you would like to supply me with a telephone number, I can give you a call at your convenience to complete the P&P transaction and we can get those samples sent over to you to test at your leisure.

    Kind Regards,

    Holly Adderley


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    T. +44 (0) 207 499 1100
    F. +44 (0) 207 499 9911
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    W. www.ormondejayne.com

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    Last edited by Emoe; 30th August 2014 at 02:27 PM. Reason: Spaced out

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    It's always nice to recieve free samples. As a seller and lover myself i have experienced the worth of sampling from both sides.
    You can order 3 free samples on the site in my signature. Usually shipping is only to Holland, Belgium, Germany and UK. But samples are easy to send all over the world. Perfumes are a bit harder to ship internationally though. If you guys want help or suggestions on what samples to order just give me a shout, i'll gladly help you out.
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    https://www.arabianscent.nl

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    Default Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Quote Originally Posted by Emoe View Post
    The lovely lady at Geo F Trumper sent me loads of samples free to try.
    I told her i liked the sandalwood one, and asked about shaving foam.
    Two days later, I've got a pack of ten shaving foams.
    Cheekily, asked about feminine frags for the wife. And lo and behold, more samples turn up for the missus!

    To be honest, is feel that I'd rather shop with a company that's willing to show you their wares and be helpful, so I bought two lots of their frags and some shaving soap.

    Shame I can't get hold of some of thos Roja samples like a offer did! (I REALLY wanna try Vetiver )
    I tried these guys this morning to see if they had Eucris and Sandalwood samples but alas none in stock. They were very courtious in their response, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Kenzo, if you contact through the site.. and my new deep dark secret... Tom Ford! As pictured below (and they are rather generous, as you can see) I too still have not received anything from Mugler. You can basically go to any perfumer's site and look for the contact info and contact them and ask. It doesn't hurt to try.
    Are the samples of "Tuscan Leather," "Tobacco Vanille," and "Noir de Noir" in the picture above sample vials or sprays?
    Less fragrance is more.

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    Trumpers is always awesome for getting samples, similar experience to you.

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    Default Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    I tried contacting Frederic Malle customer service regarding samples, but never received the courtesy of a reply. So I will cross them off the list and move on.
    Currently wearing: Infusion d'Homme by Prada

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    i think tom ford stopped giving samples


    Will provide free samples:
    Hermes - USA http://usa.hermes.com/customer-service/contact-us/usa
    Hermes - Canada http://canada-en.hermes.com/customer...ntact-us/ca-en
    Frapin - [email protected] (Now chargeing $10 shipping for full set)
    Cereus - [email protected] (fragrance wipes)
    Odin - [email protected] (US Brahs only)
    Penhaligon - [email protected]
    Floris - http://www.florislondon.com/gbp/contact (Some were told a $8 shipping charge)
    Byredo - [email protected]
    Lacoste - http://www.fragrances.lacoste.com/US...perfume-sample (might be US only)
    Hugo Boss - http://fragrances.hugoboss.com/uk/hu...en-free-sample
    Geo F Trumper - [email protected]
    Calvin Klein - http://www.calvinkleinfragrances.com/us/contact/
    Atelier Cologne - [email protected]
    L'Artisan Parfumeur - [email protected]
    Jo Loves - [email protected]
    Nejma - http://nejma-parfums.net/contact.html (I personally never received a response, might work for some)
    Lalique - http://www.lalique.com/en_US/all-collections/perfumes
    Comme des Garçons - Will send sprayed cards
    Serge Lutens - Some report getting wax scented samples


    No Free samples, you can purchase samples from:
    Le Labo - (Sells 1.5ml spray samples for $6 each) http://store.lelabofragrances.com/en/C97/samples.html
    Histoires de Parfums - (Set of 6, 2ml non spray samples : 10€ (About $13) Refundable after towards a full bottle purchase) http://www.histoiresdeparfums.com/us...ue-samples.php
    MDCI (can buy sample pack though for 90 Euro, 5x12ml sample. Refunded toward future purchase of full bottle http://parfumsmdci.free.fr/)
    Divine - (can buy all 12x1.7ml samples for 12 Euro) http://www.divine.fr/
    Ormonde Jayne - (Discovery set 12x2ml sprays, roughly $75) http://www.ormondejayne.com/shop/other/discovery_set/
    Heeley - (2ml spray samples, 3 Euro each) http://www.jamesheeley.com
    Amouage - (Sampler Box for Men, all 12 for 72 Euros) http://www.amouage.com/boutique/products/?ID=578
    By Kilian - http://www.bykilian.com/fr/
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - http://www.franciskurkdjian.com/frag...ns.html?lang=2
    Carner Barcelona - (2.5ml samples approx $6.50. Free shipping) http://www.carnerbarcelona.com/eshop
    Yosh (looks like they sell a sample pack though at luckyscent http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti...eet_Suite.html)
    Krigler - http://www.krigler.com/
    Tauer - https://www.tauerperfumes.com/samples.html



    No success:
    Diptyque (Can request samples at Holt Renfrew I was told)
    Chanel
    Parfumerie Generale
    Tom Ford
    Narciso Rodriguez
    Truefitt & Hill
    M. Micallef
    Frederic Malle (they will send 3 samples for a "shipping" cost of roughly $40)
    Guerlain
    A Lab On Fire (They state right on the website that they do not)
    Bond No. 9
    Montale
    Jo Malone
    Thierry Mugler (some got samples, some got denied) [email protected]
    Miller Harris (Only UK brahs)
    Kenzo
    Van Cleef & Arpels


    No Response:
    Creed
    Ramon Monegal
    Mona di Orio
    Acqua Di Parma
    Xerjoff
    Lubin
    Divine
    Santa Maria
    Robert Piguet
    Annick Goutal
    Mark Birley

    that list its not mine, i copied it from a fellow poster on another forum

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