New project, Italian cities...

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  1. Profumo
    Profumo
    Hello Nasemann, do you have something to suggest?

    Lisa is helping me by adding the free samples to her shipments, she is paying 1.65 USD for every parcel to US/Canada and you can spend just a small amount in decants with her.
    In the last group projects the samples on Lisa's STC were given in the same way and this is the best choice I could imagine.

    On my side I am paying the shipping by post 10.5 USD or 25 USD by UPS.
    I have tried to compensate by making the free sample as a mini of 5.5 ml (for basenoters only) which is worth about 16 USD.

    The sample is free, do you have an idea how to make it work about the transport?
  2. Merely
    Merely
    I had not previously heard of the Somali and Arab shops and restaurants of Milan. My guess is that they do not have much international prestige, as a layer of that city. That you incorporate this unusual element into your evocation of Milan's cafes suggests to me that you do not only mean to appeal to these cities exotically (which would be a sort of Orientalism applied to Western cities), but to how these cities actually are.
  3. Nasenmann
    Nasenmann
    Hey Profumo,

    I sincerely hope I didn't come off as greedy, I just didn't expect it. Personally, I live in Germany, so shipping should be considerably cheaper and my suggestion would be that everybody simply sends you the money for the actual shipping costs + the sample vial (1-2ml) via PayPal. Would be easily done if you'd be able to post a short list with the shipping fees for the usual countries/continents:

    USA: 10,5$
    Europe: x
    Australia: y
  4. Aiona
    Aiona
    Somali culture in Italy? That fascinates me!
  5. Profumo
    Profumo
    Hello Nasenmann,
    "my suggestion would be that everybody simply sends you the money for the actual shipping costs + the sample vial (1-2ml) via PayPal. Would be easily done if you'd be able to post a short list with the shipping fees for the usual countries/continents:

    USA: 10,5$
    Europe: x
    Australia: y"

    It is necessary for the developement of the project that the samples reach quickly, by post office they take five up to ten days to reach in Europe and 10 days to 3 weeks for US/Canada. It is not compatible with the timings. Someone may receive the free sample while we already have passed on to a new perfume.
    Nevertheless your idea is good for Germany, UK, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Greece and Italy. Whoever is in one of these countries and wants to receive a 2 ml free sample, let him paypal 6 euros for the shipping costs at our paypal account (contact me me by private mail for our PayPal account).
    The free 5.5 ml Mini stays as an option for whoever orders on Profumo.it and requests for it.
    For US and Canada, the most convenient option is to sample anything at STC and Linda will add the free sample (1 ml.)

    Thank you for your help Nasesmann
  6. Profumo
    Profumo
    Yes Merely, Somalia was an Italian colony and still many somalis speak Italian. You are right, the multi Ethnic trait of Milano is an insider's view that tourists do not see if they do not sojourn long enough in the city. They go to Italian restaurants and shops while milanese people, when they want to change taste, go to exotic places.
  7. OVincze
    OVincze
    What conditions would apply to Hungary, guess the same as the rest of Europe? Now to understand we paypal each time and by when the 6 Euros? I do not believe I have paypal right now, what other payment conditions are possible? Is Western Union and sending the fees together and not separately possible or not? Sounds like a wonderful project, just slightly complicated to participate.))
  8. Profumo
    Profumo
    "Now to understand we paypal each time the 6 Euros for shipping the free sample? I do not believe I have paypal right now, what other payment conditions are possible? Is Western Union and sending the fees together and not separately possible or not?"

    Hello OVincze, Nobody knows how many free samples for each of the 5 fragrances this project will involve. For this reason I cannot make a bunch shipping expenses but STC is a good alternative for you because with just a few euros more you will receive not only the free sample but also some decants of any brand that you wish to test.

    I shall ask the post office tomorrow about shipping to Hungary.
  9. bshell
    bshell
    Just to say: I put my order in with Lisa at Surrender to Chance a few days ago, and had a notice that my order shipped today, hopefully with profumo's new Milano fragrance.
  10. Profumo
    Profumo
    Dear BShell, maybe you are in time to stop her by phone or mail. She will receive the brand new perfume later this week, I am shipping it to her today.
    In any case, she will send only on request, and if you have asked, she would certainly wait before sending your order, knowing that the perfume is arriving.
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