Perfume is probably the weakest point of my beauty game, because I think it’s way too expensive, and I forget to put it on a lot. However, when I do put it on, I tend to feel really put-together and sexy, so I’ve been trying to do it more often lately. I still refuse to buy perfume though, and I’m not super picky with mine, so I’ve found a lot of success using samples I get from different places. Below are some ways you can get different samples, so you won’t have to buy a full-sized bottle, unless you happen to find your new favorite.
- Ulta has an option on their online checkout to add free samples to your order. You can choose from skincare samples, fragrance samples, or random beauty samples. I’m not really one for surprises, so I always choose the fragrance samples to my order, and they haven’t let me down yet. I’ve really liked all the fragrances I’ve gotten. I even got a Marc Jacobs one once that I absolutely loved. I definitely recommend this method, because it’s free on top of makeup you were already going to buy.
- Subscription boxes sometimes put perfume samples in their monthly packages. I know I got several from Birchbox, so I would imagine Ipsy and other ones would add them, too. It’s not a guarantee, though, that you will get perfume samples at any given time, so this may not be the best method if you’re specifically looking for a new perfume.
- I’m not 100% confident on this, because I haven’t tried it myself, but I have heard that Sephora has a makeup sampler you can do where they give you mini bottles of different perfumes that you can take home and try out before you buy a full-sized bottle. I don’t have many details on this one (cost, number of samples, etc.), but if you’re looking for a new perfume or have a specific one you want to try, this may be the way to go.
Hopefully, this gave you some ideas on how to save money on perfume. I’m really cheap when it comes to things like that, so I’m always looking for ways to avoid spending much on them. What are some of your favorite fragrances? How did you discover them?