If you ever buy magazines, you will notice how sometimes they come with inserts of free perfume samples. Just look into a Vogue, Elle, or In Style magazine and you may find some free perfume samples there. Do you ever wonder how they get the perfume to stay and be sealed in the page of the magazine? Somehow it has to be preserved well enough so that the scent doesn’t disappear after you flip through the pages or fade away over time. Once you open the little flap where the perfume is in the magazine, the smell surprisingly stays there and doesn’t fade away too quickly. It is hard to apply this sample of perfume but it is there to basically give you an idea from the scent if you want to go ahead and purchase that scent in a store where beauty products are sold.
I think a lot of these samples in the magazines smell pretty similar. I wonder if you were to compare the actual bottle scent of perfume to the sample in the magazine, if they would smell the same or different. Would a Calvin Klein perfume sample in a magazine smell the same as a Hermes perfume sample in a magazine? While the Calvin Klein perfume smells different from the Hermes perfume in the bottle, the samples may seem pretty similar in the magazine. This may be because there are a lot of scents in the magazine and the smells can possibly get mixed up. Unless you have an extremely good sense of smell, it may be hard to differentiate between Calvin Klein and Hermes perfume samples in a magazine.
It is fun to just browse around in magazines in a book store or supermarket. This could save you from having to actually buy the magazine. But, if you are seriously looking at the magazine, you should probably go ahead and purchase it and read it in the comfort of your own house. Magazines are great to look at when you just want to relax after a long day’s work, or on the airplane, or even in the bathroom.
The samples that you can get of perfume are probably more effective if you try them on in a store versus trying to smell them in a magazine. The one advantage to smelling the sample in the magazine is that you don’t have to actually go into the store to smell the sample, but you could do so from the comfort of your own home.
When a new perfume comes out on the market, as a marketing technique, the manufacturer will include a sample of the new perfume in a magazine with a flashy advertisement that will encourage you to go buy the new perfume. This is a great advertising strategy because you get to sniff the new sample and it gets you excited to see the new perfume out on the market. So, whenever you pick up a new magazine, you can try to see if you smell the difference between samples.