Well, its finally time to let you know if I was successful in using the gift certificate from the SDM Fragrance Sampler that I had picked up during a Black Friday Weekend Bonus Redemption shopping trip from 2016. If you would like to take a trip down memory lane and read about the contents of this box you can find it here.
Quick notes are that you get a selection of deluxe sample size fragrances to try out, the bottles are nearly identical to the full size counterparts. You also receive a pamphlet that somewhat describes the fragrances as well as some hints on how to test out the fragrances.
The gift certificate gives you a place to record your rating of each fragrance, which can be helpful in remembering what you actually thought about each one. You than just bring in the Gift Certificate to Shopper’s Drug Mart and redeem for your favourite fragrance in a full size.
Here is how the Fragrances rated for me along with link to the reviews I posted about them.
Mugler - Angel Muse Retail $102.00 CAD
Signorina - Salvatore Ferragamo Retail $100.00 CAD
Chloé - Chloé Retail $122.00 CAD
Giorgio Armani - Sí Retail $122.00 CAD
Lancôme - Trésor Retail $119.00 CAD
Versace - Eros Pour Femme Retail $106.00 CAD
Issey Miyake - L’Eau D’Issey Pure Retail $92.00 CAD
If you read through my thoughts on all 7 fragrances, you may be able to guess which one I went to get.
The Gift Certificate didn’t have an expiry date on it, but I was somewhat skeptical that it would still be good almost 3 years later. I was lucky once again with the Gift Certificate from this SDM Fragrance Sampler from 2016! As you can see from the receipt above I paid absolutely nothing for this $119.00 CAD fragrance.
I love the bottle almost as much as I the scent! The full size has a spritzer instead of an open top like the sample size. I will continue to use the sample until it’s gone and than switch over to the full size.
Having now tried out 2 different sampler sets, I can say that I think they are well worth the money. Not only do you get to try out a few different products from various brands, at the cost of 1 full size, you than get to pick a full size of your favourite one. And in my case with both sampler sets, I was still able to redeem for my full size more than 2 years after having purchased the set.
Have you ever tried a sampler set before? Did it take you forever to try out all the products before finally deciding on the full size you wanted? Let me know!