Sunday, June 26, 2022

Perfumico is Perfecto for Samples. PLUS a full-size Fragrance Giveaway



I was pretty sure fragrances were going to be a fly-by-night thing for me, something I found that I loved during the pandemic. We couldn't get out of the house much, except to buy toilet paper and food, and I got sucked into the YouTube Rabbit Hole (if you've experienced this, you know exactly what I mean).

Ordering samples online however, became 'a thing' and if I really loved the fragrance, I would get a full-sized bottle. Then I began to seek out others who share my passion for trying new fragrances (your family and friends who don't get it, can only take so much😅). Turns out there are a whole lot of people who love it, just like me!

We share our thoughts on new fragrances we try, places we buy samples from, etc. PERFUMICO is one of those places everyone agrees is a most excellent place to get samples. They have such a large selection of brands, and you can buy in the size you like. 

In this shipment from Perfumico, I received the following:

1. For me, the Louis Vuitton "Afternoon Swim" was the smallest vial because the only other LV I've tried is Attrape Reves. EVERYONE I've ever heard talk about that one, loves it so, so much. I tried it and didn't really see what all of the fuss was about (sorry, AR lovers). This one however, has me sitting up to take notice. It is the juiciest, true-to-life citrus I have ever smelled (think of a medly of fresh cut citrus fruits) and I love it so much. The only thing is, it reminds me a teeny bit of a man. It's 100% unisex, so I'm not sure why, but there's something in there that makes me think it was designed for a fella. So, as you do with samples, I wore it again yesterday and every single time I caught a whiff of it, I was just swooning. It smells so good. 

I'm a little on the fence with it but leaning towards buying a full-sized bottle. We shall see. And that's the beauty of samples. You spend just a few bucks and wear the fragrance a few times to see how you really fell about it before you commit to a bigger size. This definitely has the best citrus note I have ever smelled in a fragrance, and it lasts and lasts, which is important at this price point. If it sounds good, go ahead and order a sample from Perfumico, and see what cha' think!


2. BDK Bouquet de Hongrie was pretty much a safe try for me. I've tried quite a few of the perfumes from this fragrance house. I have liked all but one. This is a soft, pleasant floral for summer. You can wear it pretty much everywhere, and it definitely has a well-blended luxe quality to it. I'm not sure that I'll buy a full-size bottle, but only because I have perfume right now that is similar (not in scent, but in that they are light, pleasant florals). I'm happy to have this sample to wear though, when the mood strikes, and I intend to enjoy every delicious drop of it.
3. Marc Jacob's Divine Decadence

Okay, here's where the conversation gets complicated. Marc Jacob's had this line of Decadence come out and the original was all the rage (laughing because my teen told me to never say 'all the rage' again 🙄🤣). Anyway, people loved this and the company made flankers (perfumes that were similar but had a new twist). ALL of the boxes looked alike. So much alike that when I went to buy the original, I ended up with a flanker.

LOL. So I finally got the original, and someone in my family loved it, so I gave it to her. No biggie. I had more time to get another one in my collection. These were reasonably priced, and easy to find. Everyone loved them, so I had no doubt that it would be easy to replace it in my collection.

I liked it because it has a sultry plum note that you don't find in many fragrances.

Fast forward to recent times, I did a sample trade with an online friend (we are in perfume groups together and traded the samples we are no longer using). She had the Decadence in there and I thought, well, I love that, time to buy it again. BUT it was nowhere to be found. It's discontinued now. You can only find one of the flankers, and it's called EAU SO DECADENT.

It's nice but too light (?) for me (or maybe it's just not enough like the original for me, if I'm being honest with myself). The fragrance is pretty and playful, almost youthful, and it is pleasant. IF THAT SOUNDS GOOD TO YOU, today may be your lucky day. I am giving away a brand-new one-ounce bottle of Eau So Decadent (see end of post).  That's a good prize because since these are discontinued, they are highly likely to become collector's items. And the designer purse bottles are cute. Who doesn't love a Marc Jacobs bag?!

Okay... so back to Perfumico...in my samples order I got Divine Decadence (yet another flanker from this line). When I tried it, I wasn't expecting much, not because of the brand, Marc Jacobs is a highly respected designer who makes perfumes that people love, but because I didn't think any of the flankers could hold a candle to the original. THIS one though...oh, my goodness, this one!! Divine Decadence smells SO SO SO SO SO much like the original, but it's a tad bit lighter. I like it just as much, and maybe even more (I could own both and be completely happy).

What a wonderful surprise! Of course, there is the discontinued dilemma... this too, is now hard to find. My solution? I will buy more samples from Perfumico, while they are still in stock and call it a day. I will miss not having that purse (the bottle) in my collection though. It's different than any of my other bottles, and now that they're bound to be a collector's delight. Ready to shop?

    There's a Discount

If you like the idea of trying samples before you buy, Perfumico is a great place to get them. They have a large selection of designer and niche fragrances to choose from, some that are hard to find, and even some that are discontinued (like the Divine Decadence). 

My order had three different sizes in it. You can mix and match sizes depending on your preference (you can even order just one sample, if you'd like). If I know I like a scent, I'll get a bigger size. If I'm just not sure, I'll get a smaller one. 

Traveling? So many of us are this summer. Order sample sizes of your favorite scents and bring those along instead of your precious full-sized bottles. Anyone ever have a bottle of fragrance break during travel? It isn't pretty. Pick up one of these and tuck into an atomizer travel case to ensure it's protected and you won't even have to worry. You can just tuck it in your purse and go.

Customer service is great here and the prices are too. 
Now the prices are even greater with a 10% discount code. 

Discount Code: Mail4Rosey
Good through 12/31/22
Shop PERFUMICO to get your 10% off!
If you know a perfume lover too, be sure to share.



There's a Giveaway!

One lucky winner gets a bottle of Marc Jacob's Eau So Decadent.

"Indulge your senses with Decadence Eau So Decadent, a sheer floral fragrance for women. Launched in 2017, this scent from Marc Jacobs features top notes from Ivy, Black currant and Pear. The heart is fresh with notes from Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley and Magnolia. The fragrance comes to a syrupy close with notes from Cashmere wood, Rose and Amber."

Like I said above, this is a great giveaway because it is highly probable that this bottle is going to become an item that perfume collectors love. Continental US Entrants only.


106 comments:

  1. I would like to try the Velvet Tonka sample. I have the Bouquet de Hongrie you tried.

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  2. Delina is my favorite. -Candy R.

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  3. Marc Jacobs perfume looks awesome. I would try Bouquet de Hongrie too. Thank you for idea!

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  4. Marc Jacobs' Divine Decadence looks stunning even from here. I'd love a sample of it on my skin. Thanks for sharing about it.

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  5. I will need to use the code! That is a good sale!

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    1. Yes, I'm happy to share it. I love to come across discount codes too!

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  6. I remember just how much I love getting perfume samples. The giveaway is such a treat!

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  7. I don't know the website perfumico, it seems amazing. I love it. I would love to get a few samples to try.

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  8. I love Forever & Ever, it's my one splurge that I don't share on girls night out!

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  9. I like the LOUIS VUITTON California Dream fragrance. Thanks. partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Sounds amazing! I would also love to have samples. I want to join the giveaway!

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  11. Would love to try the Creed lve in black.

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  12. I would love to check out the Perfume Samples and check out the scents

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  13. This is interesting, samples are good, but don't do a lot because it will be confusing haha.

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  14. I love all the Tom Ford fragrances they carry too!

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  15. I love all the Tom Ford fragrances they carry too!

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  16. I like this Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy

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  17. I think I need the LV's Afternoon Swim. If the scent is unisec, that's perfecto.

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  18. I really love the bottle for Marc Jacob's Divine Decadence! It is such a cute piece.

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  19. I haven't tried the Marc Jacobs perfume and now I am intrigued with this bottle. The aesthetic is very enticing, and I guess I am sold. I would like to try it!

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  20. This sounds great to get perfume samples. I need to try some of the fragrances you mentioned as I do like wearing perfume often.

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  21. Sounds like a nice fragrance. I love the bottles.

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  22. Oh, I've been wanting to try the Arriana Grande Cloud!

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  23. Rose Gipsy by Dior sounds pretty

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  24. wonderful service! I get tired of perfume easily and it resulted in me almost never wearing one. having a sample actually solves my problem. The giveaway is very generous too

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  25. This sounds like something I would LOVE!

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  26. This sounds great. I'd love to have one of these perfumes. Goodluck to all who joined the giveaway.

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  27. Oh wow. I love the design of the bottle. Definitely my style.

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  28. Wow! That Marc Jacob Perfume looks absolutely amazing! I haven’t tried it yet. Can’t wait to try it!

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  29. The bottles alone are so pretty, but I've never considered the complexities of perfumes before and it's refreshing to have someone talk so passionately about it and break things down. I'm sure a lot of similar scents would smell a little different on other people as well, as I HAVE read that our own body chemistry will effect the scent of a perfume!

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    1. Oh my gosh, I have fallen in love with fragrances so much in the last couple of years. And yes, I do know what smells great on one person, might not be a good fit for someone else's chemistry. That's why I love samples so much. I am definitely a 'try before you buy' gal these days.

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  30. I am sensitive to certain smells, I love samples because it gives me a chance to try it out before committing to the reg size perfumes. I love amber scents!

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    1. That's one of two reasons I love samples so much 1). my son is sensitive to certain smells and 2). to make sure I love a fragrance before committing to a full-sized bottle.

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  31. I like the design of the bottle of Parfums de Marly Delina Exclusif.

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  32. Those seem like nice fragrances. I mostly love the bottles or packaging.

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  33. I'd love to try the Marc Jacobs one. That bottle is super pretty!

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  34. I like the Montale Fruits of the Musk, anything with musk is great.

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  35. My Dad loves perfume! I will tell him about this. I think all of these are good!
    Ruth I

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  36. I am so picky when it comes to perfumes, but this list seems to be a great selection! I can’t wait to them

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  37. It's a great idea to use small sizes perfumes. I love to use more fragrances so this can be awesome!

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  38. Louis Vuitton Afternoon Swim smells so good! It's nice that you can buy a sample instead of getting a full-bottle immediately. Will check this Perfumico for other scents. Thank you for the discount code.

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  39. I love the Givenchy III. Always great fragrance from them.

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  40. LOUIS VUITTON California Dream.

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  41. Tom Ford Purple Patchouli is wonderful. Very pricey but worth it!

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    1. Ohh this is a Tom Ford I haven't tried yet. Super curious about it too!

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  42. MANCERA Roses Greedy sounds wonderful and I love the bottle!

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  43. I really like the amount of samples they have for sale on their site. I also like Vuitton On The Beach.

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  44. I love the smell of Forever & Ever

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  45. I havent tried any of those perfumes but those bottles look so cool! Especially the Decadence one.

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  46. I love the forever & ever perfume. So many nice choices on their site

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  47. I really like the collection of different fragrances that are new to me.

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  48. I love the wide selection of fragrances that they have to choose from.

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  49. LOUIS VUITTON Cactus Garden is what I most like!

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  50. Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy

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  51. I like the Banana Republic Rosewood Amor. The Banana Republic fragrances are so hard to find!

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  52. I'd like to smell that Louis Vuitton

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  53. I’m hoping to win this for my beautiful wife.

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  54. I like that they offer samples.

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  55. I like the Creed Green Irish Tweed .

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    1. This is such a good one!! My oldest son owns it.

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  56. I like Louis Vuitton California dream fragrance!

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  57. I want to try Gris Charnel BDK Parfums .

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  58. LOUIS VUITTON Cactus Garden

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  59. I love Tom Ford White Suede!

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  60. I like that they offer samples. I never know what I like and it’s so disappointing to end up with something you don’t like.

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  61. I love the Marc Jacob's Divine Decadence. I would buy it for the cute bottle purse. I have a shoe and handbag fetish.

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  62. https://www.perfumico.com/product-page/Fragrance-Du-Bois-Secret-Tryst

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  63. Louis Vuitton's "Afternoon Swim" is really nice. Not what you'd think - no sun lotion, or aquatic notes - just a really nice citrus. Very energizing, I love it!

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  64. I love Ariana Grande Cloud perfume

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  65. I like the Tiziana Terenzi Telea. The bottle is also very interesting.

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  66. Tiziana Terenzi Tabit

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    1. Creed Aventus is my absolute favorite men's scent. My oldest son has that one and the Green Irish Tweed you mentioned. Creed knows how to make a fragrance!

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  68. the sweet like candy pefume!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  69. Ooh I bet this smells lovely and what an awesome giveaway

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  70. Marc Jacobs' Divine Decadence (nicole bowers)

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  71. I would love to try the DOLCE & GABBANA The Only One

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  72. Love the Tory Burch! The pink pepper on top is great, but the dry down really gets me, sandalwood and musk!

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  73. I like the Ariana Grande Cloud fragrance!

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  74. Love the cherries in La Petite Robe Noire! (And how can you go wrong with anything from Guerlain?)

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    1. I love that one too. Tied with Mandarine Basilic for my favorite Guerlain.

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  75. I like a good deal

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  76. One thing I like is Stranger Things.

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  77. I like the LOUIS VUITTON Dancing Blossom.

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  78. I have yet to try this one. But I love anything from Marc Jacobs. So I'm sure it won't dissapoint.

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  79. I like the Parfums de Marly Delina Exclusif.

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  80. I love the NISHANE Discovery Set - 12 x 1.5ml Sample Vials - think seriously of getting it. Discovery sets are awesome!

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  81. I like Hundred Silent Ways by Nishane - it smells like peach!?

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  82. I like the ability to purchase samples.

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  83. BANANA REPUBLIC Dark Cherry & Amber "TESTER".

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  84. I love Montale's Jasmine Full. A gorgeous white flower, jasmine is SO addictive!

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  85. Love the Van Cleef & Arpels FIRST. I remember someone got this for me when it first launched.

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  86. On The Beach by Louis Vuitton

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  87. Love the variety of perfumes I can surprise my wife with

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  88. I like Marc Jacobs Perfect. It opens with rhubarb!

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  89. I like the LOUIS VUITTON California Dream.

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  90. I would like to try the CREED Tubereuse Indiana. I see so many love the Creed fragrances and I am preculiar about scents so a sample of this would be perfect to start with.

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