Hey there Perfume Posse, I am a serial sampler. Yes, I grab a bunch of samples on a regular basis. Samples are an excellent way for me to try, and often try again, stuff that I like. Not sure if any of you are suffering with an enormous amount of bottles like I am. It’s coming to the point where I’m going to have to institute a one in TWO OUT rule.
Samples, Samples, Samples >> Full Bottle
There are quite a few samples around here that might be the second or third of their selves. Sometimes I order the 2ml to start with and go through it in a weekend, other times I get 5ml and it sits around here for ages having a squirt here, a few squirts there. Then there are the ones that I move on because I only like them after a few sprays but then crave them the very next week. Also, I like having the 5mls to take on holidays.
Then, sometimes I cave and buy the whole bottle. Annoyingly, that bottle may sit around here unopened. Yes, it happens a LOT. I go madly through 2ml, then 5ml and instead of buying another one I think it’s my real and true forever love and MUST have the FB. Then I am onto another grand amour and the bottle sits lonely and neglected.
Samples >> Full Bottle
Here are a couple of my multi sample buys that flipped into well loved and used full bottles.
IUNX Splash Forte: Yes this smooth, cool incense fragrance is one of my go-tos. I meant to buy the 150ml bottle in Paris this year because my 20ml bottle is nearly empty but we ran out of time. Next year definitely
Guerlain Paris – Moscow: I had a couple of decants of Paris – Moscow and was always going to buy a bottle but by the time I got around to it, GONE!!! So I trawled the FaceBook ale pages and finally found a bottle. It’s nearly empty so if anyone has a bottle they don’t love please get in touch.
Hermès Eau d’Orange Vert: Yes, this one has been a constant decant in my collection. No, I’m not sure why I hadn’t just bought a FB but when I saw the 15ml Cologne Set on the blogs at Xmas last year I knew this was the way I would get a bottle into my collection.
DIOR Mitzah: OMG! This beautiful baby was another that I’d gone through a couple of smaller decants. I wanted a bottle desperately but had been holding off on the purchase. Then the D/C news came in. I was frantic but did finally snaffle a bottle at Galleries Lafayette, the DIOR girl then was fabulous and loaded us with samples and really took great care of us.
I buy most of my samples & decants at Surrender To Chance
So what have you sampled and then bought a bottle of?
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