Fragrance Sample Beauty Hack

Fragrance Sample Beauty Hack

With the potential for spillage and breakage, it’s tempting to leave your favorite scent at home but 1/2 way through the day it’s nice to give yourself a couple spritz’s to refresh.

Toting around glass perfume bottles in my designer handbag has always seemed like a recipe for disaster. I am way too afraid of the bottle breaking or leaking plus they are bulky (even the travel sized ones) and take up too much space.

I have found a nifty little beauty hack that solves this fragrance dilemma while reducing, reusing and upcycling something that was more than likely destined for a landfill.

Fragrance samples + a Prescription Pill Bottle.

Fragrance samples, we all have drawers of them.  Pretty much anytime you buy anything at a cosmetics counter they will stash a few in your bag. You can even request to have a few made of your favorite scents.  It’s pretty easy to build up a sample fragrance arsenal and you rarely (if ever) use them at home.

My trick is to take an old prescription pill bottle, wash it out, remove the label, pack it full of fragrance samples and drop it in my handbag.

Prescription pill bottles are designed to prevent moisture from destroying the medicines inside which makes these bottles perfect for keeping water out of or in anything you want to store in them.

This trick will keep your handbag safe plus it’s a great way to carry multiple scents to match your mood!

BONUS TIP: This works great for travel as well because fragrance samples are all under 3FLOZ and pill containers are clear!

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  1. Okay, this idea is just the best! Clever! 🙂 Thank you for sharing. I will definitely remember this hack from now on!

  2. Love your recycle tricks for the fragrance. I travel a lot and the one thing which trouble me alot is bring the whole big bottle of fragrance. With this tricks, I can travel light.

    1. Really? Pretty much every makeup counter has them and usually they will include them with your purchase. Just ask,.

  3. This is a really clever hack! I would’ve never thought to put perfume samples in a medicine bottle. What a cool way to upcycle too!

  4. Ooooo that’s an awesome idea Christie. There’s nothing worse than walking around smelling like a perfume factory because the bottle broke and those small fragrance samples come in so handy, if I can find them in my over stuffed handbag

  5. I really love this idea, so clever! How I wish I was able to read this before throwing all bottles.

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