Ask at a Department Store
Visit the cologne counter at a department store like Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, or Nordstroms to request a fragrance sample. Again, these will mostly likely be newly launched scents, although depending on your rapport with a sales clerk, you might be able to score an oldie but goodie. Sure, asking for a sample of Calvin Klein’s Obsession might make you feel like asking for a sample of vanilla, but remind the sales clerk that body chemistry can affect how a scent sits on your skin. And you’re that extra.