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    Default Where do you keep your samples?

    Hello,
    Out of interest where does everyone keep their samples?
    I've probably got 50+ now and currently keep them in a shoe box.

    I like to have my main normal bottles on a shelf but the samples are too small to stand up etc and would forever be falling over.

    Seems a shame to have them in a box as the box always gets put away instead of being out so you can test when you want.

    So looking for ideas to pinch as to where everyone else keeps their samples?

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    In the same drawers, on the same shelves where I keep my perfume.

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    I don't have many samples, those I have, I put in a large zip-lock bag, then throw it in the cooler along with my opened bottles. For some ideas check out the pics on first page of this thread. Also jrd4t probably has the best display on Basenotes...

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    Someone made me a beautiful little cedar box that my samples have really outgrown.

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    Blimey that's a collection a a half in one of them links!

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    I think i've got close to 100 samples. I keep them in the boxes i get from frag gift sets. I got this fear that one might leak and contaminate the rest. So far has not happened though.
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    Very interesting thread.
    I have been thinking about this topic for some time now and decided the best display would be a dark mahogany box. I could put it on top of the dresser and have quick access to all samples. Would help to include the evergrowing sample collection into daily wearing..

    Havent run across a suitable box yet, though.

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    In a Black & Decker multi-tiered toolbox.
    The resizable compartments allow me to cram as much in as I like (or give my samples lots of breathing room - whichever I like at the time).
    Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 5th September 2009 at 03:24 PM.

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    I just put them next to my collection.
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    Stop by a thrift store in your area. They always have some terrific wooden boxes very cheap that are very suitable for storing samples and the like.

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    Ok, I have been trying to recall a storage technique that took my breath away a while back. Found it, check out Quarry's awesome idea. I've tried finding something similar to buy, but in vain...
    Last edited by MFJ; 5th September 2009 at 03:30 PM.

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    Most of my samples have come from the perfume court, so I just keep the little gold boxes they have the samples in and keep mine in thier, on display with the rest of my fragrances.

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    I use an old plastic makeup box/container. It has three drawers, the top is used for things that I either really like or am currently testing, the middle is used for things I would like to come back to, and the bottom is used for things that I don't like.
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    i've got many samples (>150). i keep them i the drawer (with oryginal cartoons so it's easy for me to find sample if i need any). i usually buy them on e-bay.

    it's realy good to have samples of scents because ours style/liking can change. it's good to back and check again scents. that's how my love to terre d'hermes began. 1st i didn't like it. after 3 months i back to sample and gave it another try. it was a different fragrance for me - i have discovered new notes and relised that i like it.
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    Default Re: Where do you keep your samples?

    Any samples I receive free from large bottle purchases I give away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Any samples I receive free from large bottle purchases I give away.
    Why? Their samples for a reason, for YOU to sample.
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    I store my samples in a van down by the river.

    To spread the love of fragrance when I purchase a full bottle based on my enjoyment of the sample, I give the sample away to someone who I hope appreciates them enough to do the same.
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    I keep mine in this gorgeous carved sandalwood box. I should take a picture of it, looks so nice!

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    Default Re: Where do you keep your samples?

    Quote Originally Posted by PorkFat View Post
    I store my samples in a van down by the river.
    I forgot about ol' Matt Foley. My samples are with all my other fragrance bottles, taking up half the space in my refrigerator.

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