Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Perfume Minis & Sample vials


I love trying out new perfumes so I love sample vials and perfume minis.  Above are my current ones.  I think they are a great way to find a perfume you love as there is normally enough in a vial find out if you love/hate a scent.

I currently carry around the following in my make-up bag:

A mini roll-on of Trish McEvoy Blackberry & Vanilla Musk - I love this sweet warm vanilla blackberry scent - a full size bottle is on my ever-expanding wish list.

I picked up a Chanel Beige EDT sample at Surrender to Chance - as this perfume retails at £100 for 75ml I wanted to try before considering buying.  Glad I did. A lovely scent but not a patch on my favourite Le Exclusifs Chanel Sycomore.

Miller Harris Citron Citron EDP which I received from What's in my handbag on Friday - citrus with woods and moss - I'm enjoying using it (and the body lotion is gorgeous).

Several sample vials from Jo Malone - White Jasmine & Mint, Grapefruit and Wild Bluebell - I adore Jo Malone but rarely buy it for myself - a real treat to receive as a gift.

I love Tuberose scents such as Robert Piguet Fracas - which I know is a marmite scent! and Le Labo Tubereuse 40.  I've not had a bottle for ages of  Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia but love this too.

I discovered I loved Prada Candy via a sample vial received in my November Feel Unique Box.

I also currently have minis and samples of - Visa, Calypso, Kim Kardashian, Flowerbomb, Lolita Lempicka, Tom Ford Black Orchid, Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.1, Paestum Rose, Armani Code, Jo Wood, Serge Lutens, Memo Lalibela, Tata Harper, Annick Goutal Rose, Orla Kiely and a few decants.

What perfumes have you discovered and come to love from first trying it as a sample?

12 comments:

  1. Oh where did you get the Jo Malone samples from? I fancy getting a new perfume from them but like to test them first.

    I have a few samples from boxes but not as many as you, that's some collection

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    1. I got them when hubby ordered online - he said you got to chose 2 per order - you should ask instore. I have accumulated them mainly from boxes,Harvey Nics nights and freebies x

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  2. I love Prada Candy my hubby bought it for me at xmas. I also love L by Lolita Lempika and managed to get it for £15 on cheapsmells. Yesterday I tried Guerlain Shalimar Initial and really liked it, I know the original is a cult fragrance but I'm not too keen. So might get that one instead! That's a great stash :-)

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    1. I'm nearly finished my Xmas bottle - I'd definitely get it again. I'll need to try the new Shalimar - like you I'm not keen on the original. Thanks :) x

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  3. I too tried Prada Candy as a sample and loved it so much I bought the full size. I prefer to find perfumes in this way, wearing them for a few days to really see how I feel about them rather than a quick spritz in the store. I love pretty much all the Jo Malone ones I've tried though!
    x

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    1. I've bought perfumes on the spur of the moment and lived to regret it. I know I think all Jo Malone perfumes are gorgeous x

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  4. Wow you have so many! Black orchid and lolita lempicka are two of my alllll time favourites! Hope you like them. I'll have to try the fracas, I love marmite!

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    1. :) you will probably love then! x

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  5. I discovered Prada Candy through a sample box and bought the full size the very next month!

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  6. That's quite a collection. I'm so much a Chanel girl, I seldom try anything new. Chanel quite spoils you for anything else.

    Ali x

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    1. :) I love Chanel Sycomore, Chance eau tendre and Cristalle x

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