The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club: 5th Edition

Friday, February 07, 2014

The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club is one I've seen doing the rounds on the beauty circuit lately. Slightly different to your regular beauty boxes, it's a quarterly box costing just a fiver, packed with perfume samples with a nifty little discount booklet included. Instantly, I know that a lot of people's reaction to this box would be to scoff that these are samples readily available in stores. Now, I don't know where I'm going wrong but I just don't seem to have these samples thrown at me every time I enter a department store. On the rare occasion, usually while making a rather pricy purchase, I'll have one popped into my bag, but on several instances even with lots of sweet smiling, chatting and a genuine desire to properly sample a scent, I've been told they don't have or give out samples. Any advice or tips on obtaining these elusive samples would be greatly appreciated! Ha.

So, while I'd obviously love it if this box contained miniature bottled samples, I don't think 9 vials of perfume is anything to turn your nose up at. Plus, if you decide you love one of the fragrances, The Fragrance Shop have included £5 off vouchers for every scent in the box, meaning if you make a purchase you make your fiver back and the box works out free! I think this would make a really lovely gift for a perfume fan, especially someone who lives in a quieter area - I know I'd have really loved this box when I lived in my hometown and had to travel at least twenty miles to reach the nearest Debenhams! 

The 5th Edition box focuses on classic scents rather than new releases, and includes samples of Gucci Guilty, Nina by Nina Ricci, Very Irresistible Givenchy, Jean Paul Gualtier Classique, both Angel and Alien by Thierry Mugler, and for the gentlemen - L'eau D'issey Pour Homme Sport by Issey Miyake, and Boss Bottled and Hugo Man by Hugo Boss. It's a really nice and nostalgic selection of scents. I like to save vials of perfume for special occasions, so these have gone straight into my little dressing table drawer ready for the perfect occasion to be tested out. I'm going to Paris next month (so excited!) and I'm planning on packing a few of these rather than a hefty bottle of perfume like I normally would -  it means I get a brand new perfume to wear each day, and saving suitcase space means more shopping in French pharmacies when I'm there. Win win, right?! 

What do you guys think of this box? Does this sound like something you'd be interested in? 

*Box sent by The Fragrance Shop for consideration. Views remain completely my own.


  1. I hadn't heard of this box before and I like the idea of it - but the fact that it's more classic samples disappoints me! I'd definitely go with it if it was more up and coming perfumes.

    Nicola //

  2. This is such a good idea, these samples would be great for popping in your bag! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  3. Ive heard about this before :)! Might have to try it :)

    BerrieBlogs - Beauty Blog x

  4. This would be such a neat box to try! I always like switching up my fragrances and trying new things so this would be perfect!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  5. great box and lovely post

    happy weekend,

  6. This is a good idea! Whats your favorite one you've gotten from it?
    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

    1. I really love the Nina Ricci! x

  7. Love this idea, amazing box! Would love for you to check out my blog. some amazing beauty posts such as yours. x

  8. I had no idea they did this; it's such a good idea! I'm forever changing my perfumes, so I think this would be perfect for me. And, for a fiver, you can't really go wrong there!

    Lovely blog by the way, will definitely be following : )
    . emma || shake&fix .

  9. What a fab idea to try new perfumes as you can see how it works on you for a while than just a test in the shop :) xx

  10. I got this box just before Christmas and absolutely loved it! There is some amazing perfumes in there to try, I find them really handy to take on a night out for that little touch up.
    Becka | This Is My World


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