Please help!!

    Please help!!

    post #1 of 18
    Thread Starter 

    Hello,

     

     I am new to the fragrance world and I seem to be having issues finding fragrances in my area. (Example: Creed, Dior Homme Intense, etc)

     

    I have noticed various online sites that do carry these products and they seem legit (FragranceNet, Fragrancex, etc)

     

    After reading various reviews online and certain forums... I have become concerned about buying fragrances online. I am most worried about Fakes, knockoffs, old and/or inappropriately stored stock.

     

    Can anyone please recommend a legit and reputable online dealer I might be able to use?

     

    Must be able to ship to Canada or preferably be in Canada.

     

    Thanking you in advance for your help!!

    post #2 of 18

    If you're really concerned about online buys go to Amazon and build a wish list of colognes.

    They're pretty good a filtering the riff raff from the purchasing experience. They also have a items with price drop filter on the wish list so you can track price drops of fragrances.

    happy.gif

    post #3 of 18

    I have been buying from fragrancenet for a few years. Reputable IMO.

    post #4 of 18
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post

    I have been buying from fragrancenet for a few years. Reputable IMO.

     

     

    Great thanks for the info... just a quick question... do you think I should worry about old stock or anything like that?

     

    I noticed they have A*Men Pure Malt for sale and they seem to be the only place that has it. Just wondering if it might be old stock and no longer a quality product.

     

    Thoughts?

    post #5 of 18
    I'm pretty sure amazon.com doesn't ship perfumes to canada unfortunately. But I've ordered from fragrancenet and that went very smoothly
    Edit: never had a problem with them with old stock, others around basenotes have though, shouldn't be a problem 99% of the time though
    post #6 of 18

    The two that the OP mentions in his post are fine to shop from.

    post #7 of 18
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CanadianMade View Post

    do you think I should worry about old stock or anything like that?

    I noticed they have A*Men Pure Malt for sale and they seem to be the only place that has it. Just wondering if it might be old stock and no longer a quality product.

    Thoughts?

    No need to worry about it being old stock. If you want the best price, get it at Fragrancenet and put "basenotes" in the box when you check out for a 15% discount.

    If you want to buy it directly from the source (Mugler), go to their website and order it. You'll pay full price, however.

    http://www.muglerstoreusa.com/A*Men-Pure-Malt/1060079,en_US,pd.html

    They also have Pure Havane, which a lot of people aren't aware of.....

    http://www.muglerstoreusa.com/A*Men-Pure-Havane/1060041,en_US,pd.html
    post #8 of 18
    Fragrance.net may list a better price, but Fragrancex offer free shipping to Canada. I think Fragrance.net charge $16.96 for shipping. Something to consider.
    post #9 of 18

    Fragrancex, fragrancenet and amazon are very reliable. Else participate in splits if there is something specific that you can't find elsewhere.

    post #10 of 18

    Your question about "old stock" is really only a concern if you are buying from a very small distributor who can't turn over merchandise quickly.  All the big companies have quick turnover. You won't find fakes at the established companies, but if you go exploring the dark back ally of EBAY and buy a bottle of Creed GIT for $50 and think you got a "deal"...Caveat Emptor!

    post #11 of 18

    For Niche....Luckyscent.com is very good and knowledgeable AND will ship overseas and to Canada, I believe.....

    post #12 of 18
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CanadianMade View Post

     

     

    Great thanks for the info... just a quick question... do you think I should worry about old stock or anything like that?

     

    I noticed they have A*Men Pure Malt for sale and they seem to be the only place that has it. Just wondering if it might be old stock and no longer a quality product.

     

    Thoughts?

    Pure Malt sells pretty fast. I doubt it is from an old stock. Most online retailers don't hold on to it very long. Fragrancenet has a good return policy. If you are unsatified, you usually call them up for a return number, send it back and it is usually accredited back to your card in a day or two after receipt of the returned item.But like JiveHippo said Fragrancex ships free to Canada. If they have PM in stock, it may be your best bet.Pure Malt is a good fragrance my friend. Enjoy!


    Edited by sjg3839 - 5/24/13 at 12:21pm
    post #13 of 18

    Fragrancenet has a 20% off coupon. Never an issue!

    post #14 of 18
    From a question asked on google.
     
    Answer from EddieNygma
     
    2 people found this helpful

    Yes, Amazon ships to Canada but there are some restrictions


    Amazon.com gladly accepts orders from all around the globe. Available product lines, shipping rates and fees may vary depending on the deliver address for your order.

    Amazon is currently able to ship books, CDs, DVDs, VHS videos, music cassettes, and vinyl records to Canadian addresses. There is a good likelihood that your packages will be subject to the customs fees and import duties of Canada.

    The total shipping charge will be displayed on the last page of the order form, before you submit your order. Here is the equation we use to calculate the total shipping cost:

    (Highest Applicable Per-Shipment Cost) + (Number of Items x Per-Item Cost) = Total Shipping Fee
    post #15 of 18

    Here is an answer to Foughare's remark if the link works. http://askville.amazon.com/Amazon-Ship-Items-Canada/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=88171803

     

    Essentially what the link indicates is that "we're Amazon we are big so we ship anywhere.

    post #16 of 18
    Thread Starter 

    I just wanted to say you to everyone who helped me out. I just ordered the following:

     

    - Aventus

    - Pure Malt

    - Dior Homme Intense

     

    I know blind buying is a big no no but I really had no choice. The fanciest EDT around me would be Channel Alure Sport.

     

    With that being said, I don't think I have to worry about the above being a common scent.

     

    I really hope I like them :)

    post #17 of 18
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CanadianMade View Post

    I really hope I like them :)

    They're all scents that are very well liked by people here -- you should be just fine. Enjoy!

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    5/23/13 at 10:30am

    CanadianMade said:



    Hello,

     

     I am new to the fragrance world and I seem to be having issues finding fragrances in my area. (Example: Creed, Dior Homme Intense, etc)

     

    I have noticed various online sites that do carry these products and they seem legit (FragranceNet, Fragrancex, etc)

     

    After reading various reviews online and certain forums... I have become concerned about buying fragrances online. I am most worried about Fakes, knockoffs, old and/or inappropriately stored stock.

     

    Can anyone please recommend a legit and reputable online dealer I might be able to use?

     

    Must be able to ship to Canada or preferably be in Canada.

     

    Thanking you in advance for your help!!

    5/23/13 at 10:58am

    -40 deg said:



    If you're really concerned about online buys go to Amazon and build a wish list of colognes.

    They're pretty good a filtering the riff raff from the purchasing experience. They also have a items with price drop filter on the wish list so you can track price drops of fragrances.

    happy.gif

    5/23/13 at 11:16am

    sjg3839 said:



    I have been buying from fragrancenet for a few years. Reputable IMO.

    5/23/13 at 11:21am

    CanadianMade said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post

    I have been buying from fragrancenet for a few years. Reputable IMO.

     

     

    Great thanks for the info... just a quick question... do you think I should worry about old stock or anything like that?

     

    I noticed they have A*Men Pure Malt for sale and they seem to be the only place that has it. Just wondering if it might be old stock and no longer a quality product.

     

    Thoughts?

    5/23/13 at 11:49am

    foughare said:



    I'm pretty sure amazon.com doesn't ship perfumes to canada unfortunately. But I've ordered from fragrancenet and that went very smoothly
    Edit: never had a problem with them with old stock, others around basenotes have though, shouldn't be a problem 99% of the time though

    5/23/13 at 12:16pm

    hednic said:



    The two that the OP mentions in his post are fine to shop from.

    5/23/13 at 11:48pm

    RedRaider430 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CanadianMade View Post

    do you think I should worry about old stock or anything like that?

    I noticed they have A*Men Pure Malt for sale and they seem to be the only place that has it. Just wondering if it might be old stock and no longer a quality product.

    Thoughts?

    No need to worry about it being old stock. If you want the best price, get it at Fragrancenet and put "basenotes" in the box when you check out for a 15% discount.

    If you want to buy it directly from the source (Mugler), go to their website and order it. You'll pay full price, however.

    http://www.muglerstoreusa.com/A*Men-Pure-Malt/1060079,en_US,pd.html

    They also have Pure Havane, which a lot of people aren't aware of.....

    http://www.muglerstoreusa.com/A*Men-Pure-Havane/1060041,en_US,pd.html

    5/23/13 at 11:54pm

    JiveHippo said:



    Fragrance.net may list a better price, but Fragrancex offer free shipping to Canada. I think Fragrance.net charge $16.96 for shipping. Something to consider.

    5/24/13 at 2:48am

    kimo said:



    Fragrancex, fragrancenet and amazon are very reliable. Else participate in splits if there is something specific that you can't find elsewhere.

    5/24/13 at 3:06am

    Possum-Pie said:



    Your question about "old stock" is really only a concern if you are buying from a very small distributor who can't turn over merchandise quickly.  All the big companies have quick turnover. You won't find fakes at the established companies, but if you go exploring the dark back ally of EBAY and buy a bottle of Creed GIT for $50 and think you got a "deal"...Caveat Emptor!

    5/24/13 at 5:50am

    FSU92grad said:



    For Niche....Luckyscent.com is very good and knowledgeable AND will ship overseas and to Canada, I believe.....

    5/24/13 at 11:25am

    sjg3839 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CanadianMade View Post

     

     

    Great thanks for the info... just a quick question... do you think I should worry about old stock or anything like that?

     

    I noticed they have A*Men Pure Malt for sale and they seem to be the only place that has it. Just wondering if it might be old stock and no longer a quality product.

     

    Thoughts?

    Pure Malt sells pretty fast. I doubt it is from an old stock. Most online retailers don't hold on to it very long. Fragrancenet has a good return policy. If you are unsatified, you usually call them up for a return number, send it back and it is usually accredited back to your card in a day or two after receipt of the returned item.But like JiveHippo said Fragrancex ships free to Canada. If they have PM in stock, it may be your best bet.Pure Malt is a good fragrance my friend. Enjoy!


    Edited by sjg3839 - 5/24/13 at 12:21pm

    5/24/13 at 11:30am

    noideawhatimsaying said:



    Fragrancenet has a 20% off coupon. Never an issue!

    5/24/13 at 6:51pm

    -40 deg said:



    From a question asked on google.
     
    Answer from EddieNygma
     
    2 people found this helpful

    Yes, Amazon ships to Canada but there are some restrictions


    Amazon.com gladly accepts orders from all around the globe. Available product lines, shipping rates and fees may vary depending on the deliver address for your order.

    Amazon is currently able to ship books, CDs, DVDs, VHS videos, music cassettes, and vinyl records to Canadian addresses. There is a good likelihood that your packages will be subject to the customs fees and import duties of Canada.

    The total shipping charge will be displayed on the last page of the order form, before you submit your order. Here is the equation we use to calculate the total shipping cost:

    (Highest Applicable Per-Shipment Cost) + (Number of Items x Per-Item Cost) = Total Shipping Fee

    5/24/13 at 9:28pm

    -40 deg said:



    Here is an answer to Foughare's remark if the link works. http://askville.amazon.com/Amazon-Ship-Items-Canada/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=88171803

     

    Essentially what the link indicates is that "we're Amazon we are big so we ship anywhere.

    5/27/13 at 11:48am

    CanadianMade said:



    I just wanted to say you to everyone who helped me out. I just ordered the following:

     

    - Aventus

    - Pure Malt

    - Dior Homme Intense

     

    I know blind buying is a big no no but I really had no choice. The fanciest EDT around me would be Channel Alure Sport.

     

    With that being said, I don't think I have to worry about the above being a common scent.

     

    I really hope I like them :)

    5/27/13 at 12:46pm

    deadidol said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CanadianMade View Post

    I really hope I like them :)

    They're all scents that are very well liked by people here -- you should be just fine. Enjoy!