Sampling Supplies & Suppliers

If you have a great fragrance, there is no better way to make sales than sampling — distributing samples through magazines using a process called micro-encapsulation. Unfortunately, this is not a technique that can easily be used by a small company. First your fragrance must be "encapsulated" in a liquid mixture; then that liquid is run through a printing press to lay it on the paper. This complex operation and not worth the cost to set up unless you are planning to print from 50,000 to 100,000 or more pieces.

For small companies, practical ways to distribute samples include glass vials which can be mailed in a padded k-pak bag, 5/8 and 1 dram bottles, which can be handed our manually and (handmade) scented test blotters which can be bagged in glassine envelopes to preserve their scent.

Some vendors listed below offer additional sampling solutions.

Micro Encapsulation
Scent Strips, Scratch 'n Sniff, etc.

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