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I hear SA's at retail stores are far more generous, will try purchasing from them next time.
Last edited by CaliDude; 13th May 2014 at 04:09 PM.
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.
improving olfactory environments one molecule at a time....
Look what the postman brought today...
improving olfactory environments one molecule at a time....
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.
Last edited by Viffer; 13th May 2014 at 07:11 PM.
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
The good folks at Xerjoff sent me a little pressie!!
I sometimes get samples when I buy in store, never tried emailing companies but might give it a go.
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 )
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]
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.
12 The Royal Arcade
28 Old Bond Street
T. +44 (0) 207 499 1100
F. +44 (0) 207 499 9911
E. [email protected]
ORMONDE JAYNE LIMITED is a private limited company registered in England and Wales.
Registered No. 4112155. Registered Office 2 Park Village East, London, NW1 7PX, United Kingdom. VAT registration No. 749 794
Last edited by Emoe; 30th August 2014 at 02:27 PM. Reason: Spaced out
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.
Arabian Scent - Arabic perfume oils & attars
Less fragrance is more.
Trumpers is always awesome for getting samples, similar experience to you.
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.
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
Diptyque (Can request samples at Holt Renfrew I was told)
Truefitt & Hill
Frederic Malle (they will send 3 samples for a "shipping" cost of roughly $40)
A Lab On Fire (They state right on the website that they do not)
Bond No. 9
Thierry Mugler (some got samples, some got denied) [email protected]
Miller Harris (Only UK brahs)
Van Cleef & Arpels
Mona di Orio
Acqua Di Parma
that list its not mine, i copied it from a fellow poster on another forum