Those of you who live in the real world may be interested to know that Guerlain is treating us here in the colonies with contempt. Only once a year, the big department stores like David Jones can obtain Guerlain wish list items. These are ordered on one's behalf and there is nothing like getting a competitive price. You want it, you pay. Okay, I say, bring it on.
I am running out of Vol de Nuit parfum and am watching with a mixture of paranoia and horror as my little Propeller bottle goes down and down. I bought this bottle from England where a kind soul broke the regional rules and sent it to me. Guerlain in England can only supply the EU. You all know what has happened with getting anything shipped from official channels these days. Forget it.
So, I asked the Guerlain consultant to get me a bottle of Vol de Nuit parfum. Can't be done. Not available. Only Mitsouko, Shalimar and something else. So, you dwellers on the bottom of the world (there be dragons in those Southern Oceans) you just have to do without. Perhaps I could get someone to bring it back from overseas, was the suggestion. Yeah, right. I live in a dusty outback town in the middle of nowhere and can count my real friends on one hand. Add to that an AU$ that is falling like a rock from a highrise building.
If it were anything but perfume I was being denied, I might justified in going to the International Court of Justice in The Hague to question the denial of my rights. But really, who cares about the equal rights of the perfumista:) Seriously, though, even Chanel has given us two Boutiques in Melbourne. So, what the heck is wrong with Guerlain? Why are they so protective of their product, and so contemptuous of their client base?