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Perfume samples - is this a thing?

(11 Posts)
Babypythagorus Sat 13-Jan-18 19:39:58

I used to wear perfume, before I got old, and exhausted, and jaded, etc etc etc. My partner has just told me how much he liked it. There’s much I won’t do for this reason (eg shave!) but I reckon I can get on board with perfume again. But I have no idea what I’d like any more, and I live on an island in the middle of nowhere, so popping to the nearest John Lewis to sniff things in a shop would take many days and even more pounds.

I used to wear Calvin Klein and Jo Malone. What I’d really like is a tiny amount of each of their smells so I can test them. But I can’t for the life of me find a place on the internet that does this. It must exist!! Mustn’t it?!!!?

Help please, S&B wizards.

QuestionableMouse Sat 13-Jan-18 19:41:54

Nanasueathome Sat 13-Jan-18 19:44:43

Jo Loves is Jo Malone’s very own brand and I believe they do a kit where you get several different fragrances to try and the price also includes a full size bottle of the perfume you then select from the testers sent
Have a look at her website

Cloudyapples Sat 13-Jan-18 19:49:46

Feel unique does pick n mix which sometimes includes perfume - you pay a few quid but then get a voucher code for the same value for the site

mrsreynolds Sat 13-Jan-18 19:52:17

Check out perfume parlour op
Fragrance oils at a fraction of the price means you can order loads and decide what notes you like

Babypythagorus Sat 13-Jan-18 20:03:22

Ahhh thanks both!

That website has a couple of jo malone, amazing.

Could anyone suggest some new things to try? That aren’t too over powering or sickly?


mrsreynolds Sat 13-Jan-18 20:19:30

What did perfumes exactly did you wear?

Babypythagorus Sat 13-Jan-18 20:33:12

Ooh that perfume parlour website is amazing, thanks! That’s exactly what I wanted!

I wore in2u, contradiction and lime and basil. Have ordered a couple from there (contradiction is out of stock, but have tried some others).

Any other recommendations much appreciated!

mrsreynolds Sat 13-Jan-18 20:36:02

You should try Dior addict and narciso rodriguez for her

AppyForts Sat 13-Jan-18 21:13:46 - they don't have samples of all the perfumes they sell, but a good proportion, and they do 1ml, 2ml and 5ml samples.

Also, ebay is your friend!

Gilbert82 Sat 13-Jan-18 21:27:08

Jo Malone blackberry and bay is one of my favourites layered with English pear and freesia smile
I also love Dyptique eau duelle
Oh and Aerin amber musk!

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