Try Before You Buy – The Joys of a Discovery Set

Try Before You Buy – The Joys of a Discovery Set

When it comes to discovering a new niche fragrance brand, Instagram and YouTube can only do so much. Trying a perfume for the first time is an entirely personal experience that can’t be dictated. So, how can you really get to know which of a brand’s scents will resonate most with you?

Enter the good ol’ discovery set. What could be better than a box of miniature scents from a niche fragrance brand you’ve been meaning try out for ages? It’s the ideal way to discover a brand’s perfumes without making the commitment to just one, and we’ve got 5 really good ones we think you should take a look at. Scroll on down to discover them…



As the niche fragrance connoisseur we know you are, if you purchased every fragrance you liked you’d probably end up rather poor! We all know niche fragrance doesn’t sit at the lower end of the pricing spectrum after all. A discovery set is the absolute best way to work your way through a new brand to help you decide which ones are worthy of being purchased in full bottle, and which ones you’d prefer stayed sample size. So, we’re starting you off with the 27 87 Perfumes Discovery Set, a brand truly worth uncovering

Containing 2ml vials of #hashtag, elixir de bombe, wandervogel, hamaca, genetic bliss and sonar, you’ll get to know all the core lines within the 27 87 offering for just £35! Spritz the molecular genetic bliss to discover your own personal enhanced scent, or get a whiff of the popular #hashtag to dive into the digital age we’re surrounded by on a daily basis



Some brands have multiple discovery sets for you to explore, but we love D.S. & Durga’s More Smash Hits Vol.2. It comes in an inventive cigarette style box and boasts some of their real trailblazing scents: Crystal Pistil, Jazmin Yucatan, Coriander, Burning Barbershop, Italian Citrus and Amber Kiso. For £55 you can sniff and whiff your way through some of the brands most transportive and thought-provoking fumes

The set from LINARI is one to get excited about, because for only £25 you get 9 1.2ml vials set, of course, within a sleek and stylish metal and black velvet box. That’s their entire line of fragrances in one set! Undeniably LINARI, they usually specialise in home fragrance but their fine fragrances are most certainly worth an exploration. Each one is of the finest quality and provenance



A niche fragrance brand often overlooked; Suzanne Lang’s Layering Wardrobe Kit is the absolute ideal for those of you who like to get their money’s worth. Containing all 6 of the brand’s scents for £50, you’ve got the opportunity to really experiment with layering and the possibilities are endless! Susanne Lang recommends spraying two or more fragrances on the nape of the neck and the wrists as well as on the back of the knees, as scent rises and can therefore create a warm and alluring aura around you. Each kit comes with a generous 7ml vial of Midnight Orchid, Lotus Blossom, Tamboti Wood, Red Ginger, Vanilla Coconut and Cashmere

Last but not least is the dark and stormy Come Hell or High Water set from Beaufort London. Despite being one of our more expensive discovery sets at £115, what you get is a way more extra compared to the others and worth it. Including five (one of each in the collection) 7.5ml sprays, they come wrapped in an oil tanned leather roll so you can experience their entire line in a unique and memorable way. Each vial is also refillable from their 50ml bottles, so if you find one you adore you can take it on the go too!

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