Free perfume samples are readily available at department store fragrance counters. You may not be aware, however, that you can also request take home perfume samples from the counter as well. These samples are not displayed for all to see. You almost always have to ask for them. You can also find free samples from the offers listed below.
Whether you choose to try a fragrance at the counter, to take a fragrance sample home to try, or to sign up for some of the offers on this page, here are some essential tips for choosing a fragrance.
1. Take time to smell the roses… I mean, coffee beans.
You’ve all seen them. Jars of coffee beans are almost always placed on each counter at any fragrance store or department store fragrance section. Some shoppers might think it’s a little weird, but those coffee beans are actually there to help clear out your system. After smelling too many perfumes or colognes, everything starts to blend together and smell the same. It becomes difficult to really tell what the next scent smells like. If you hold the jar up near your nose and breath in some of the aroma, you’ll be able to start fresh and really take in the scent of the next fragrance you try.
2. Give it a little time.
Once you have narrowed down your choice to your top one or two fragrances, try giving each one an entire day of wear. You can apply one to each wrist while at the fragrance counter, but we recommend simply requesting a free perfume sample of each fragrance and wearing just one at a time. If you wear one at a time, you can really determine how long each one lasts. Most fragrances will linger all day, but some fade more quickly. This way, you can find exactly what you are looking for. You can also really pin point how it smells throughout the day since fragrances change slightly over time after being applied to skin.
3. Don’t take someone else’s word for it.
Each fragrance will mesh differently with each person’s skin. This is due to everyone’s own unique skin chemistry. A fragrance that smells great on someone else, might not work well for you. You definitely also want to take your personality into consideration. You want to find a fragrance that “matches” you. If you are fun and flirty, choose a lighter, floral or fruit fragrance. If you are sexy and mysterious, a deeper, more intense scent will do.
Vote for one of four different fragrances in the Gucci Flora Collection. You will receive a postcard with a sample of one of the fragrances! Click here to claim your sample.
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If you love Boss Orange perfume or Cologne, you can get a free sample! Click on the Hugo Boss Facebook page to claim men’s or women’s Orange fragrance.
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Here is a great deal! Sign up for the NickMom newsletter and sync it to your social media account. You will be entered to win several prize packs, some including headphones, tote bags, perfume, make-up, and gift cards. There are plenty of chances to win and it only takes a few minutes to join!
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Sign up for some free James Bond 007 Fragrance for your man. Check out this page and click on the link for a free sample on the left-hand side of the page. Fill out the form to have the sample sent directly to you.
Through Monday evening at store close (April 8, 2013), you can snag a free sample of Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Kiss fragrance just for trying on one of their bras. You can find additional details here, but the offer is redeemable in store at VS locations nationwide.
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Yay, Escada just added their new Cherry in the Air fragrance to their options for available free samples! Cherry in the Air is their newest concoction, so request this one if you haven’t tried it yet. Sign up here.
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Hugo Boss has another free fragrance sample available. This time it’s their Red fragrance. To get yours, go here and fill out the form.
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Wow Nordstrom always has the best samples. It’s Sample Saturday today, so head on in to the fragrance department at your closest Nordstrom store and you can get a complimentary sample of Jour d’Hermes Eau de Parfum Spray, no purchase required. I love trying these freebies because they’re almost always high end brand products and it’s a great way to try them out to see if it’s something I’d want to purchase in the regular size. It’s always hard to know without trying something first – especially when the products are so expensive. I’m excited for this one!
Get a complimentary sample of Aqua Chic perfume in either the Angel scent or Alien scent. For this offer, it says you need to be a Mugler Circle member, but many people are reporting that they’re getting a confirmation that they’re receiving the sample without saying they’re a member. You can either take your chances and not sign up, or sign up to be a member and then request your sample. The sample request sign up form is here.
Yay! I’ve been wanting to try this new fragrance. Go here to sign up for a complimentary sample of Kate Spade’s newest fragrance, Live Colorfully.
Kate Spade is known for their sophistication and classic style, and this fresh new scent will be no exception. Hope you guys all love this one!
Gucci fragrances are some of my favorite. This dangerous scent, Gucci Guilty Black, would be a great one to try for evening occasions. You can get one here. Let us know if you get one!
Today and tomorrow only, you can claim a free Bath & Body Works Eau de Toilette sample (scent is Beautiful Day)! To get yours, click on the ‘get offer’ link on this page. These freebies are great, and unlike most Bath & Body Works promos, no purchase is required on this one! This offer is good until March 8th!
Today’s Nordstrom Sample Saturday freebie is Spicebomb cologne. To get a sample, just head into the fragrance department at your closest Nordstrom store today, March 2, 2013 only! Freebies will available while still in stock, so go in early to make sure you don’t miss out.
I haven’t tried this one yet, but I plan on it. It’s a free fragrance sample of Tropical Breeze, a men’s cologne by Vázquez & Rincón. You can get yours here.
If your guy would smell delish in a fresh, cool, spring scent, be sure to snag this one so he can try it out this upcoming season.
Hugo Boss has just added Boss Nuit to their available free fragrance samples. You can request yours here. Click on the little ‘free sample’ button in the upper right corner of the banner. Enjoy!