My Perfume Samples Haulage

So my obsession with Perfumes was at its peak. However, I didn’t want to purchase them locally because they’d be more expensive and I wouldn’t receive anything else with them (as a gift with purchase or loyalty points or whatever else) no matter how extortionate the price was, and and I wouldn’t know if I was getting an older batch (potentially expired) and worst of all, I wouldn’t know if they were fake or not, but mostly I was anxious about purchasing locally because of this (Perfume Fail). If I bought them online, they’d be new, less expensive and more often than not, I’d receive a gift with purchase or samples or something. However, I wouldn’t be able to give them a sniff beforehand, and based on previous experience, I’m not really the luckiest when it comes to blind-buys.

Even though I’d love to, I couldn’t sign up for those monthly subscription boxes (such as Scentbird and the like) because the cost of shipping to Kuwait via Aramex, would add up to something ridiculous. In comes MyPerfumeSamples.com which was exactly what it sounded like! You pick out the scents that you wanted and the sizes that you preferred (with the pricing varying from scent to scent) and they’d ship them over. Up on the website, each scent had the fragrance notes and the year it was released and so on, listed next to it. I purchased a handful, in varied sizes.

Sample Vials: smallest size and cheapest, comes with a dip-stick applicator (I only got 1)
Pocket Sprays: bit bigger, comes with a spray mechanism and a cap (I got 5)
Travel Sprays: substantially larger, comes with a spray mechanism and a cap, wider spread (I purchased 6 but only 5 arrived)

Each sample came in a plastic sachet of it’s own, with the name of the scent printed on the actual sample (so handy!) and they were all packed together in a bubble-wrapped package within a package. Since looking at plain samples can get boring, I decided to add photos of the actual perfume bottles as well. Now on to the Perfumes (samples) that I’d ordered…

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Givenchy Ange ou Démon Eau de Parfum

At the Perfume & Makeup Exhibition (here), I wasted time doing a quick lap around the other halls (only one of the halls offered Makeup, whereas the rest all sold traditional Arabic Incense and Oils and Fragrances and such). On my way back, I spotted the iconic bottle of Givenchy’s Ange ou Demon or Ange ou Etrange. It’s the exact same everything, except it has different names in different parts of the world.

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Anfasic Dokhoon January 23rd Eau de Parfum

January 23rd is an Oriental Fougere fragrance for men and is part of the scented diary collection by Anfasic Dokhoon. With a vibrant, ticklish top note of Saffron that hides the exotic heart notes of Frankincense, January 23rd evolves into a powerful Amber and Agarwood base note. By far one of the most successful and luxurious creations by Anfasic Dokhoon, January 23 is the extraordinary fragrance of pure luxury. Dedicated to spread awareness of Heart Diseases, January 23rd is a perfume close to the heart!

Top notes- Lime, Lavender, Saffron
Middle notes- Exotic fruits, Frankincense
Base notes- Amber, Wood Notes, Agarwood (oud)

“Making sense… making incense” Anfasic Dokhoon means “breathing incense” in Arabic. The new Arab world is sophisticated and modern, yet rooted in its strong traditions. To mirror this great history while retaining modern elements, Anfasic Dokhoon presents a unique collection of perfumes, oils, lotions, incenses, dokhoons and ouds to be cherished as an inseparable part of every occasion.A trendy, vibrant fragrance brand that represents our continuous search for everyday luxury and elegance, Anfasic Dokhoon was born as a concept in 2006 and opened its first store in April 2007.

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