Do the perfume strips in magazines smell the same as the bottled perfume?

Yes they do smell the same as the bottle perfume because they spray the perfume on the magazine stripes. The strip is usually a higher concentration of the fragrance. So if you like the way it smells on the strip you should buy the eau de parfum if you want a lighter version then buy the eau de toilette. Of course the eau de parfum is more costly but it will last longer.