Collecting perfume samples was once my favorite hobby. Almost everyday at the mall, it was our mission to collect as many of those tiny bottles as possible. We'd go to one counter, then sneak over to another for more.
Nowadays, things have changed. We order most of our perfume samples online. I've received samples by Celine Dion, Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwen Stefani, each arriving on a flat piece of paper, as a sticker bearing only a smudge of fragrance.
I don't know if I'll ever request a fragrance sample by mail again. How can I sample perfume, if I can only smell it once? What if I want to smell it before I decide to wear it? I miss the days of those tiny perfume bottles.
Anyway, what was my point?
Seventeen is offering deluxe samples of Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Fragrance in all five scents: Baby, Music, Lil' Angel, Love, and G
To receive this free gift, you must bring in the August issue of Seventeen Magazine, or, a printout of Seventeen.com to a Nordstrom near you. I've had trouble in the past bringing a Seventeen.com printout to Charlotte Russe, but I assume Nordstrom will be more understanding. Just be sure to bring a printout of the rules with you, HERE >> And you must look like you are 29 years old or younger. (That's the rules, so don't get mad at me!)
Ten thousand sample fragrance sets will be given away at Nordstrom stores throughout the U.S. The giveaway starts on July 7 and ends on August 10, 2009, or when stores run out of samples, whichever comes first.