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    Default When buying aerosols...

    Do you spray a little into the lid to see if the scent is something you can tolerate?
    I'm talking about personal hygiene/grooming items in particular.

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    Yep! A little squirt into the lid is fine. Spraying it into the air and all over yourself is not

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    I just sniff the end you can usually smell it without having to spray any.

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    Yes. I think there should be samples!

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    haha yes I do this

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    Guilty as charged...

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    Yep!

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    I do occasionally. I usually smell the lid first to see if someone else has done it already. Then if I like it, I buy one from the back.

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    Good to hear I'm not alone then.
    I have always done this and I have never been asked or told its store policy not to.
    For most of those products the only difference is the smell so it seems ridiculous not to be able to test before you buy.

    Being in the early stages if pregnancy now, I'm very sensitive in that department, so much so that my current hairspray smells like vomit to me.

    So a couple of days ago I went to buy another brand of hairspray and a dry shampoo recommended by my sister.
    She said this particular brand smelled lovely and give it a go.
    So off I popped to my local chemist (well known chain)
    I found the product I was looking for on the bottom shelf and was kneeling down on the floor to look at them closely.
    I picked the one I was recommended and proceeded to test.
    Now, like some of you have said, I'm always mindful not to spray the product all over the shop.
    I sprayed the teensiest, tiniest amount into the lid but I was absolutely POUNCED upon by a store worker.
    "DO NOT SPRAY THE PRODUCTS!!!!!" She snarled at me!
    No please, no thank you, no smile!
    I was absolutely floored!
    She must have been lurking , waiting for me to do it.
    I had my two children with me and my son who would normally not notice anything anyone says even if it's directly to him, asked me all day why the girl spoke to me like that.

    I should have said a lot of things at the time, I should have asked her what the store policy was.
    I should have asked for the manager.
    I should have reminded her that a little politeness goes a long way,
    but I didn't.
    Instead I came home and got madder!
    So I emailed the company asking them what their store polices are.
    I briefly explained what happened and if they could give me answer that would be great.
    They took a day and a half to get back and then they told me nothing but asked which store it was and for me to give them my phone number so the store manager caring me about said policies.
    Useless!
    Firstly, there was an option to give them a number when I emailed them.
    I chose not to because it doesn't suit me to be called by them whenever it suits.
    Secondly, it's a simple yes or no.
    If it's yes, we do not allow aerosols to be sprayed, then fine.
    I have many, many other shops that sell the same products without being humiliated in front of my kids.
    If its a case of no, that was a little out of line from the store worker, then I would like that mentioned to her and an understanding that when I'd prefer to be served by any one else but her.

    Anyway, I just thought I'd check in and see if it's the norm and where I might stand when I do contact them again.

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    I do.. However I have been told off by staff in the past so I try and do it inconspicuously lol

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