Women today are seeking ways to cut back, but still are not willing to give up some of the finer things.  One such item,  perfume, can be purchased  for a fraction of the normal cost by some innovative measures. Try any of the following five cost-saving tips to never be without a favorite perfume.

Use samples

Request a fragrance sample at the cosmetic counter. Even a small sample can hold a woman over until it is feasible to purchase a full size favorite.

Purchase tester bottle

Inquire if it is possible to purchase the open sample tester bottle. The cost of the tester perfume will be sufficiently lower.


Leave name, number and/or email address at the cosmetic counter. When a new promotion or gift package is launched, any woman on the list will be in the loop first.

Buy at discount

Off-price stores, not only sell discounted designer apparel, but perfumes and fragrances too at deeply discount prices.

Bargain hunt

Venture to estate sales. Unwanted unopened bottles of fine fragrances can be had at pennies on the dollar.

With the money saved, a woman can splurge on the sought after next must have, an authentic Chanel Chain Tote Handbag.

This fabulous anytime Chanel tote is crafted in scrumptious black lambskin quilted leather on its front and back, with smoother leather situated on the sides. This type of hide is exclusive to Chanel and will always make the bag not only appears stunning, but fresh looking for its entire lifespan.

Besides the quality leather, it is embellished with gold tone hardware. This pre-owned tote doesn´t need any trademarks listed, for its elegant styling spells out that it is a genuine Chanel. There are two flat open pockets on both front and back of the exterior for added storage space for a pen and pad.

This large used Chanel tote has two lengthy handles in the signature Chanel chain intertwined with black leather. There is leather padding at the top so the bag can lie on the shoulder of the user in comfort.

The used Chanel opens and closes via magnetic snaps offering easy access, yet ample security. For even additional safekeeping, the interior of the Chanel tote contains two zippered pockets ideal for storing wallet, cell and keys.

The inside is lined with the same black calfskin leather in a smooth texture.  The authentic Chanel Chain Tote Handbag proves to be spacious and is a larger than the average tote.  It offers plenty of room for daily essentials, including a bottle of perfume.