Stores in Norththern California, USA to sample popular colognes?

    Stores in Norththern California, USA to sample popular colognes?

    post #1 of 6
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    I'm still going through and compiling a list of colognes I will want to try out before I buy it. There's a couple Sephora stores around here as well some some JCPenny and Macy's, but are there any others?

    Some colognes I want to sample:

    - 212 Men Cologne

    - Thierry Mugler Angel for Men

    - Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

    - Thierry Mugler Cologne

    - Roadster by Cartier

    - Gucci Pour Homme II

    - L'homme YSL for men

    - Acqua Di Gio

    - 1 Million for men by Paco Rabanne

    - Egoiste by Chanel

    - Epic Man by Amouage

    - The One by D&G

    - Dior Homme Intense

    - Coromandel

    - Chanel Sycamore

    Any idea where I can sample some or most of these colognes aside form the stores mentioned above?

    post #2 of 6
    I think the places you listed for the fragrances you want to sample are probably the best.
    post #3 of 6

    For mainstreams, the places you mention should have. For exclusives or niche, you pretty much have to go to San Francisco (see SF thread). The Chanel exclusives (Sycomore, Coromandel) are at the SF Chanel boutique. Incidentally, Egoiste, while mainstream, is not sold at Macy's, but at places like Bloomingdale's, Saks, etc.

    For niche, Barney's in SF is a good place to start (Le Labo, Artisan, CDG, etc)

    cacio

    post #4 of 6

    Where in Northern California are you? That's a pretty big area lol...

    post #5 of 6
    Head to The City! SF has many sources. Be sure to check out the SF thread in the guides section. You can spend a whole day or more walking around market street and union square.
    post #6 of 6
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    6/28/13 at 1:19pm

    hahathatsgreat said:



    I'm still going through and compiling a list of colognes I will want to try out before I buy it. There's a couple Sephora stores around here as well some some JCPenny and Macy's, but are there any others?

    Some colognes I want to sample:

    - 212 Men Cologne

    - Thierry Mugler Angel for Men

    - Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

    - Thierry Mugler Cologne

    - Roadster by Cartier

    - Gucci Pour Homme II

    - L'homme YSL for men

    - Acqua Di Gio

    - 1 Million for men by Paco Rabanne

    - Egoiste by Chanel

    - Epic Man by Amouage

    - The One by D&G

    - Dior Homme Intense

    - Coromandel

    - Chanel Sycamore

    Any idea where I can sample some or most of these colognes aside form the stores mentioned above?

    6/28/13 at 1:25pm

    hednic said:



    I think the places you listed for the fragrances you want to sample are probably the best.

    6/28/13 at 1:32pm

    cacio said:



    For mainstreams, the places you mention should have. For exclusives or niche, you pretty much have to go to San Francisco (see SF thread). The Chanel exclusives (Sycomore, Coromandel) are at the SF Chanel boutique. Incidentally, Egoiste, while mainstream, is not sold at Macy's, but at places like Bloomingdale's, Saks, etc.

    For niche, Barney's in SF is a good place to start (Le Labo, Artisan, CDG, etc)

    cacio

    6/28/13 at 5:04pm

    mjones602 said:



    Where in Northern California are you? That's a pretty big area lol...

    6/28/13 at 6:02pm

    Akahina said:



    Head to The City! SF has many sources. Be sure to check out the SF thread in the guides section. You can spend a whole day or more walking around market street and union square.

    6/28/13 at 6:34pm

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