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    Cool Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Who among us has been lured into or been talked into buying by way of a free gift with purchase? I'm not talking about gift sets that include a shower gel or lotion. I mean like a free bag, or an extra sample kit, beach towel, bowling ball, t-shirt, etc.
    I must raise my hand! I wouldn't say I've fallen victim as I have taken advantage of them. Just last month, I bought my son a fragrance which came with a free duffel bag, which he also needed. So I killed two birds, in a scents. haha
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    So far, have had fairly decent experiences with the following free gifts (most, if not all of these in the affordable price category):

    - a free envelope/ ase for IPad (possibly also non Apple) tablets with Mugler Cologne

    - free deo spray with Caractere by Daniel Hechter

    - a free scent miniature and a full sized shower gel with Roberto Capucci pour Homme

    - free wristwatches (shockingly plural, however admittedly also in the inexpensive price categories ) with several Yves Rocher perfumes

    - free bar soaps with Je Reviens by Worth

    - finally but definitely not least, free perfume and/or cosmetic product samples with most and also steadily frequent/increasing both online and offline retailers did buy full sized fragrances from, if and while increasingly becoming a fairly increasing turnover and steady customer

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    Have been tempted on occassion when I wanted something that ALSO had a free holdall.
    BTW are they any good - holdalls are often gifted with certain products from certain retailers?
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    Default Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    As a matter of fact, I have. I’m such a sucker for smart, preppy looking leather/canvas holdalls and have in the past got them with fragrance purchases from Ralph Lauren, Bvlgari and Zegna. Only 1 condition however: I must like the fragrance.
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    I've done it with a couple of Estee Lauders-I would have got them anyway but waited for the gift with purchase.

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    If I ever buy a fragrance at full price at a dept store, I will ask them to load up on the samples of my choice. I mean , really load up.
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    Oy vey, this reminds me of being in high school and having my charmingly "simple" father take me to Macy's and hearing him tell the sales associate "I only buy fragrances that come with a free bag"


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    Default Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Macy's is good for this.
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    Default Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Who among us has been lured into or been talked into buying by way of a free gift with purchase?
    Can't say that I have.

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    Default Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    If they don't cost any more than just purchasing the bottle itself then sure. Haven't made any of these purchases in a long time.
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    Default Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Who among us has been lured into or been talked into buying by way of a free gift with purchase?
    Not me. I always choose to decline them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Not me. I always choose to decline them.
    I havent been able to. Nordstrom or Neiman's usually just stuffs the bag with whatever before I say anything. Got a wool throw for the couch that way.
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    Default Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    I have never bought fragrances at retail just to get a free gift, but I do have several free bags from purchases I would have made anyway. I think it's a nice touch.

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    Never been tempted. Now I have bought and did not realize I would get something free. I just give away as no interest in them.
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    Default Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Only if I was going to make a purchase anyway. Last week I got an e-mail ad - "a free case for a purchase", and I planed to do a purchase at the end of the month any way, so I went for it
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    I bought a bottle of A*Men once, the Mugler toiletry bag that came with it certainly seemed like a good idea. It looked alright and was quite large alas the quality was terrible and the zipper broke very quickly. Which reminds me, I also bought a Bulgari (pour Homme or something similar) that came with a toiletry bag. Wasn't very nice or too small, can't remember. Think I gave it away. Oh, and I've got (yeah, there seems to be a pattern here) this slightly weird, white, leathery toiletry bag that I believe came with a bottle of Oscar de la Renta.

    All just e-bay purchases though and items that I was interested in anyway.

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    I would imagine most of the free gifts are pretty low quality, especially nowadays. However, back in 94 or 95, my Polo Sport came with a very large gym bag. I used it regularly all the way till two years ago. The material finally started to tear so I had to throw it out.
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    Default Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    I would imagine most of the free gifts are pretty low quality, especially nowadays.
    Yes, not very appealing at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Yes, not very appealing at all.
    And another things I've noticed is these 'free items' are going on sale on ebay as designer bags and whatnot. I'm guessing the bags that are made as free giveaways are not of the same quality as the bags that are actually on the shelf, though I could be wrong.
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    Default Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    I'm guessing the bags that are made as free giveaways are not of the same quality as the bags that are actually on the shelf
    Absolutely not.

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    Default Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    I'm guessing the bags that are made as free giveaways are not of the same quality as the bags that are actually on the shelf
    Absolutely not.




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