Beauty ‘n Fashion: Trying out some samples – Fragrances (part I)


I love getting samples at the drugstore, in magazines or in the cosmetic store. I usually save them for daytrips, weekendbreaks or holidays, but then I thought it would be fun to just use them and share my thoughts with you, here on ‘the good, the fab and the lovely’.

Read on to find out which samples I have tried out… and would I buy the fullsize version?!

In this first part of ‘trying out some samples’ I give you my thoughts on a couple of fragrance samples I received at my cosmetic store.

Sample: Fragrance: Armani – Acqua di Gioia

Occasion? I used this sample to go to work.

First impression? Lovely, soft and citrusy smell. Summery, but the scent was gone very quickly. Nice smell to wear to work: easy-going and not too heavy.

To buy or not to buy? I wouldn’t buy a fullsize bottle: the scent didn’t last for long and it’s a fragrance that doesn’t stand out in my opinion. Nothing that will make heads turn!

Sample: Fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent – Mon Paris

Occasion? Daytrip to Paris 🙂

First impression? This fragrance is quite sweet, fruity and floral. I used up the entire sample during the day: I sprayed a bit upon arrival and again in the late afternoon. The fragrance stayed quite long and it kept on smelling the same as in the beginning of the day.

To buy or not to buy? I wouldn’t buy a fullsize bottle as I think it smells too sweet.

Sample: Fragrance: Estée Lauder – Modern Muse Nuit

Occasion? Christmas Eve

First impression? Vanilla and spices were the first words that sprang to mind. It’s a warm smell, actually perfect for Christmas Eve! My skin held on to this fragrance quite well and I liked it.

To buy or not to buy? This definitely is a smell which stands out a bit more and I could be persuaded to buy a small bottle. I would definitely not buy a large one as I think I would be bored with the smell quite fast as the vanilla is quite explicit.

Sample: Fragrance: Narciso Rodriguez – Narciso Poudrée

Occasion? Christmas Day

First impression? Woody, musky smell. Now that sounds like something I would like, but I wasn’t wowed by this fragrance as quickly after spraying it on, it smelled a bit mouldy. That changed for the better fortunately, but as I said… not wowed by it!

To buy or not to buy? I wouldn’t buy this fragrance.

Have you tried any of these samples before? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments below! Soon you can read part II…

Love, Kathleen

Here’s a post about two of my all-time favourite fragrances!


6 thoughts on “Beauty ‘n Fashion: Trying out some samples – Fragrances (part I)

    1. De eerste was bij mij jammer genoeg snel weg ja, maar dat is bij iedereen anders natuurlijk! Wie weet blijft hij bij jou welk ok op?! In elk geval was het een fris, aangenaam geurtje 🙂

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