Free Perfume Samples, Programs That Deliver To Your Door

Free Perfume Samples, Programs That Deliver To Your Door

We've all had that moment where we have walked by a perfume store or a kiosk and have been roped into trying out scents from overeager salespeople. We've also all encountered that one person who wears their perfume like a heavy, overbearing cloud. In either case, it's easy to be overwhelmed by strong scents, which makes finding the right perfume something of a challenge. Programs that deliver free perfume samples to your door are a major help in winnowing the field.

But how do they work, and how can you make one of these programs work for you? We'll walk you through the ins and outs of these programs so you can find the scent that best represents you.

What Are Free Perfume Sample Programs?

Perfumes on white fur

Image by Valeria Boltneva via Pexels

Free perfume sample programs are subscriptions that deliver perfume samples directly to your door. The goal of these programs is to help you find perfumes that you like without the hassle and expense of buying full-sized bottles of perfume that you might not like.

These programs are a friendlier version of the salespeople at the mall since they give you the opportunity to try these samples on your own time.

Popular Sample Programs

While the perfume samples themselves might be free, many of these sample programs do require a small monthly subscription fee, or at the very least ask you to may for shipping and handling. Here are a few of the better free perfume sample programs.


Image via Scentbird website

For one monthly subscription fee, you can have access to over 450 perfume samples from every designer and brand on the market. Scentbird sends boxes of three miniature spray bottle samples and even lets you pick your delivery schedule.


Image via Scentbox website

WIth this program, you can have access to 800 designer perfumes for a small monthly subscription fee. Scentbox sends one sample at a time in a miniature spray bottle and allows you to choose which perfume you want to sample.

Perfume Surprise

Perfume Surprise

Image via Perfume Surprise website

This is a monthly subscription that gives you five perfume samples in 2.5 ounce spray bottles and jewelry in each box. Each month the samples are a complete surprise, which gives subscribers the opportunity to test perfumes without a bias for brand names.

Luxury Scent Box

Image via Luxury Scent Box website

With one affordable monthly subscription, you get three travel-sized perfume samples from the best designer brands. Unlike other sample programs, Luxury Scent Box matches you with customized samples based on a short survey and allows subscribers to go month-to-month.

Scent Trunk

Scent Trunk

Image via Scent Trunk website

This is another unique sample program. Before you officially subscribe, Scent Trunk sends you a little kit of fragrance samples that will help you customize your perfume preferences during enrollment to the monthly service. And unlike other programs, the perfumes at Scent Trunk are designed for you - they are personalized fragrances rather than designer perfumes.

Check Designer Websites

Instead of a perfume sample program, you do have another option. A lot of top designer brands, like Hermes, Calvin Klein, Burberry, and other perfume brands offer free samples of their perfumes directly from their websites. You can go straight to the source of your favorite perfume designer and get small samples of perfume for just the cost of shipping. Sometimes, if you sign up for mailing lists with these designers, they even send samples of perfume or other products.

Is There a Need for Free Perfume Samples?

Perfume on pink roses

Image by Valeria Boltneva via Pexels

The short answer is yes, there is definitely a need for free perfume samples. There are three reasons why free samples are useful in your quest to find the perfume that you like the best - options, scent preference, and expense.


Scent Preference


How to Use Free Perfume Sample Programs

Sign up and save! Getting access to free perfume samples is usually as easy as filling out short registrations with your name, email, and address. For a small monthly fee, it seems like a no-brainer, right? Here are two ways to use these programs.

Perfume Testing

You want to invest in a full-sized bottle of perfume that you will use religiously, but you aren't sure how to choose the right perfume. By subscribing to a free perfume sample program, you can try out many different perfumes until you find one that you love, and then you can go on to order a full sized-bottle of that perfume. Usually, perfume testing will lead to purchasing. And if there is one that that is certain, it is that people are loyal to their favorite perfume once they find the right one. Take your time searching for the perfect fragrance by using these free sample programs.

Thrifty Perfume

​Maybe you won't ever buy a full-sized bottle of any of the perfumes that are sent in a perfume sample box - and that's okay. Many of these sample programs know that their subscribers want to try perfumes without any commitment. Free sample programs can become a thrifty way to get access to perfume that would otherwise be too expensive for your budget.


Fragrance bottles on wooden surface

Image by Uva Rova via Pexels

How many of us have heard that every woman should have a signature scent? According to some Victorian-era rule of society, sophisticated and mature women should always have a personalized scent. Even Hollywood stars of old had perfumes that they made theirs, like Marilyn Monroe and Chanel No. 5. Should modern women be the same? Maybe. Scent is a powerful sense, one that research shows is more reliably linked to memory than taste or sound. If we want to be unforgettable, maybe we do need signature scents.

But where to start? That's where free perfume samples become a huge help. Signing up for programs that deliver free samples to your door is a great way to test the waters before committing yourself to one fragrance. You can have access to hundreds of perfumes for a low monthly cost until you find the one that will become your signature scent. Sample programs are smart and thrifty. Marilyn would be proud!

Speak Your Mind