...Hello Gsav..and Welcome! Yes, samples are a wonderful way to discover new fragrances, and new loves, or even dislikes. I firmly believe in samples, as things today are very expensive..and as you pointed out, you have a family, and other things you must make priorities. The two sites you listed are very good for samples. I see you reside in the U.S...so you are also lucky to have many wonderful stores to try fragrances. Lucky scent is a very good online sample store, and this is also a good site for samples.. http://theperfumedcourt.com/ You can also order decants as well as samples). Compare prices etc., and if something attracts your attention, by all means, get a sample!