Don't buy perfume just to try it out. There are plenty of ways to find free samples without the hassle of having unused bottles laying around the house. Get great ideas of how to get free samples in easy, creative and even fun ways.
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Buy women’s fashion magazines. No one said you had to rub them all over your body but the most common way to sample a perfume for free is to buy women’s fashion magazines. They always have the most recent scents that are on the market. Just search for the stiff pages toward the front and middle of the magazines with the little flap attached. Hey, you might even want to rub it on if it smells good enough.
Purchase perfume at department stores. Oftentimes when you purchase perfume, especially in gift packages, there is a free bonus sample of a new perfume in that same line. It also typically comes with a free and cute little tote or carry bag. These samples come with enough for a few uses not just a dab.
Use the tester perfume samples at the perfume counters in department stores. You all should be familiar with the little perfume cards at the counters but if you’re not, most perfume counters offer test sprays. The tester perfume usually sits next to the spray cards. All you have to do is get one of the little spray cards and spray the tester onto the card. Voila! Another free sample for you, but don’t put different scents all in one bag. They will smell disgusting when you get home to smell your free scents.
Walk past the associates with the spray bottles. If you want to test one or two new perfume scents for free, try walking past the retail associates that hold the tester cards and sometimes actual free samples of the perfume. They may even offer coupons or discounts for the perfume.
Attend fragrance press releases at department stores. A great way to get larger free samples of a fragrance is to attend the actual release of the perfume. hey offer promotional bottles, raffles and fragrance giveaways to promote their new scent and obtain more customers who want to purchase larger items.
Try a friend’s perfume out. See how you like a scent by wearing a spray or two of a friend’s perfume for a night. It’s definitely free and it’s not so much freeloading as it is giving it a test run! Your friend won’t mind especially if you choose to buy the perfume, you can repay her.
Have a perfume exchange party. A creative way to obtain free perfume samples is to have an exchange party with a bunch of close friends. Most people get sick of a particular fragrance and end up only having half of the bottle just sit around. Bring all of your unused and unwanted perfume bottles to one person’s home and try the different perfumes out. Be sure to have good ventilation because this could get smelly. Each person should leave with a different fragrance than what they came with and a new scent to sport.