Topic: how to make perfume samples

Is there any way to make perfume samples without vials?  I want to send a few samples for a trade but I don't have any regular perfume "equipment".

However, I did have the idea of spraying a cotton ball a few times then sealing it in a tiny tiny ziploc-style bag, then sealing THAT with clear tape all around.  Would that work or would the smell still lose?  It only needs to last about a week, through shipping.

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I've got once a "sample" like this -  I did smell some aroma, but it was quite frustrating, to be honest.  I think, the scent has changed (probably because of chemical reaction with plastic) and perfume still evaporates, as plastic has the micropores. Also, you can't test the perfume on your skin and feel all nuances of the fragrance.

Also, I received 2 samples in the medical syringe, with a needle... It looked quite funny, but was very uncomfortable to use.

In my opinion, sampling works with vials only.

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Hi,
Sometimes when i am out of vials,i use empty face ampules.I wash them carefully and when dry i spray straight inside the ampule.It is an easy and cheap way to make samples.The ampules are made of glass and i sealed them carefuly with tape.http://fimgs.net/b/img/smilies/smile.png

Last edited by sofiapap (2010-02-01 12:50:30)

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SedNonSatiata wrote:

Now that's what I call hard core in the perfume world!img/smilies/65.gif

Ha-ha! http://fimgs.net/b/img/smilies/36.gif

I guess, such packing could look shocking for some people...
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haha OK I just ordered some vials.  I do have face creme ampules however, hmm so I'll try that too.

thank you !!  I did'nt think the cotton ball was going to work, but I was just inspired by some of the avon samples I had http://fimgs.net/b/img/smilies/visslar.gif

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If the samples are only for making a friend have some kind of idea about the scents it could be OK, but I would be very dissapointed if I had agreed to swap samples with someone and got cotton balls in plastic bags.

I think most people expect to get sample vials filled with perfume when they´re swapping.

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What's a face ampule?http://fimgs.net/b/img/smilies/roll.png

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darlingbuds wrote:

What's a face ampule?http://www.fragrantica.com/board/img/smilies/roll.png

Let me explain:liquid face ampule with a clip cup!http://fimgs.net/b/img/smilies/smile.png

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sofiapap wrote:

Let me explain:liquid face ampule with a clip cup!http://www.fragrantica.com/board/img/smilies/smile.png

let me add... glad

usually it contains cosmetic serum.

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Vickalena wrote:
sofiapap wrote:

Let me explain:liquid face ampule with a clip cup!http://www.fragrantica.com/board/img/smilies/smile.png

let me add... glad

usually it contains cosmetic serum.

http://fimgs.net/b/img/smilies/tummenupp.gifYou got it right!!!Thanks

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Ok, got it now! Thanks guys. http://fimgs.net/b/img/smilies/wink.png