How many spritzes in a fragrance vial sample?
One of the most exciting parts of ordering beauty or fragrances online is the ability to select two or three samples when checking out. Usually you will find vial-on-card samples of bestsellers and new launches. It’s a great say to try a new eau de parfum or parfum before investing in a full bottle. But just how many applications to you get with a vial sample? We did some investigating.
Perfumers say the general rule of thumb for fragrance vial sample atomizers is you get 10 sprays per ml. So your standard sample size of 1.5 ml will provide you with 15 sprays. Using that calculation, you can get a week’s worth of product assuming you spray twice. If you like to spray more at one time, you’ll get fewer days’ worth. It is amazing to learn that a 100 ml bottle of fragrance will provide about 1,000 sprays.
The typical sample for a vial sample ranges from 1.5 ml to 2 ml depending on the brand and the fragrance. These are the ones that are used in check out sampling online and in department and drug stores. It’s considered the industry standard sample size.
When testing a new fragrance, it is best to try it in the morning. That is when you sense of smell is at its sharpest. You’ll get the most accurate impression of how a fragrance smells on you.
Give a scent 20 to 30 minutes to sit on your skin before you decide whether you like it or now. We know this is hard to do but fragrances can change dramatically depending on your unique skin chemistry.
Close your eyes when inhaling a fragrance. This puts all your attention on your sense of smell.
Follow these simple tips and you’ll enjoy every last drop of your fragrance samples.
Angela CitrignoNovember 1, 2021 at 10:25 am
These sample fragrance vials are the best. I’ve purchased a few fragrances because of this. I would have never thought you’d get so many spritzes in each sample.
Linda LOctober 19, 2021 at 2:21 pm
Always love a fragrance vial sample to help me make a decision on a new fragrance purchase.
Liz HowardOctober 16, 2021 at 1:42 pm
Thanks, I never thought one would get 20 spritzed!
September DeeOctober 15, 2021 at 6:47 pm
Thank for all of this great info!
Leona ColemanOctober 15, 2021 at 1:31 pm
I get samples whenever I can.
The stores are not so giving as they used to be. Before at a cosmetic counter, the sales person would always put a few samples in your bag. Now if you don’t ask, you don’t get.
That’s so 😥⚘
DanielaOctober 15, 2021 at 9:30 am
Soooo cool, I have lots of samples. I spray and smell right away and decide which is a big no no. I will revisit them and wait the 30min to decide if it may be my new favorite . Great tips @daniela27
Elizabeth VlugOctober 15, 2021 at 7:38 am
I never would have thought there would be so many spritzes in one little sample. I love trivia like this.