Fact: fragrances are expensive — oftentimes too expensive.Instead of paying nearly $100 (or more!) for a single perfume your friend might not even like, we have a new idea: fragrance sample sets. If you’ve had negative experiences with the itty-bitty bottles in the past (say, losing all of them to the bottom of your purse to never see again), we understand your hesitations. Nevertheless, there are some really, really good fragrance sampling gift sets out there that deserve love, attention and all the spritzes. Click through for seven fragrance sample sets that don’t suck — and why we love them.
This box full of 10 pretty colored vials is the perfect gift for any beauty lover. If you know someone who’s new to Maison Margiela, this box will leave them enamored with the brand and its evocative fragrances. It’s also perfect for those who already love the brand, but want to try them all.
The 7 Virtues Peace Blend Box has the seal of Sephora Clean approval. Each gender-neutral fragrance is made with natural, organic and fair trade essential oils with the mission of giving back to nations rebuilding after war or strife. For a super-affordable gift, introduce a friend (or yourself) to this ethical brand.
Have a friend who reads up on every single product review and watches a million YouTube tutorials before purchasing one? This perfume sampler is perfect for them, as it contains eight samples of best selling fragrances launched in 2018. With the set, you’ll receive a certificate to redeem for a full-size fragrance.
Nothing says “holiday season” quite like an Advent calendar full of beauty products. This one from Atelier Cologne contains 17 fragrance samples in addition to one bigger, travel-size scent. You’ll also find bath and body products like shower gel, body lotion and bar soap.
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For the Gal Who Doesn’t Want a Whole Lot of Options
Know a beauty lover who doesn’t want to choose from a bunch of different options? This gift set was meant for them, as it contains a single Black Opium Travel Spray and Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Le Rouge. The two are holiday season must-haves, so you’ll be sure they won’t go to waste.
Luxe fragrances lovers have surely heard of Diptyque, a French brand known for their aesthetically pleasing candles and perfumes. Inside of this sleek box, you’ll find five travel-size fragrances perfect for wearing year-round.