Originally Posted by BoB
The fragrance by HRH Princess can be found at Phu Fha shop at Siam Discovery center (www.siamdiscoverycenter.co.th
It's great that Kiat has mentioned about this fragrance. It's a good collectible item if you are a fragrance collector. The scent represents the royal Thai way of life in the old time. So jasminnnnnnnn.
ํำYes, Siam Discovery center, on the 2nd floor. You can spend a full day in Siam Square area. There are 3 shopping malls lining on the same side, beginning with Siam Discovery, Siam Center, and Siam Paragon. And from there, walk ahead about 5-7 minutes you'll find Central World (used to be called World Trade Center, and is now the largest shopping mall in Thailand), and Zen, where Creed counter is, is next to it.
Regarding your question about annual sale, my impression falls upon a company that imports Givenchy, David Beckham, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Guess, Ferrari, Alessandro Dell Acqua and etc. This company brought lots of new scents to the event and the prices are unbelievable. Even scentiments or scentmonkey can't beat them. I got Givenchy Pi (100ml) for only 800 Baht, back then the USD rate for this was only 20, now would be about 24. Other scents cost about the same, from 500-1,000 Baht. For Thais, designer fragrances are expensive and are considered a waste of money, so you won't find enough Thai men wearing it. Anyway, for example, they are usually happy to pay about 1,500 Baht, instead of 2,500 Baht in the shopping mall, for Givenchy Pi. So, 800 Baht is a really good deal. Last year 2006, they organized it in November for 3 times, each time at different major office buildings. Not sure about this year yet, but hopefully they'd do it earlier.
Another company imports CK, Davidoff, Ferragamo, Bvlgari, Paco Rabanne, Mont Blanc, Dunhill, Carolina Herrera, Escada, Zegna, Kenneth Cole, Lanvin, and many more. This one organizes the sale event about 4-5 times/year, and it's likely that they'd do it in September (a small one). However, prices normally fall between 500 - 2,500 Baht, depending on how new the scents are and of course, the bottle size. When a scent is discontinued, such as INTRUSION (female marketed), it went down to only 290 Baht (50ml) and 490 Baht (100ml). And about 2 years ago they offered Calvin Klein (100ml) for only 500 Baht, yet I wasn't quick enough to grab that very last bottle.
Nevertheless, this company does not offer attractive prices like the first company. Only some scents will cost little, but, unfortunately, most of them are not wanted :-(
Hmm, what about shopping in MBK hall near Siam Square? I don't usually go there, but on the first floor there are 2 fragrance shops, same owner, offer about 20-40% discount off the retail price. They sell genuine products, but not sure about the freshness. I have seen many rotten boxes. On the 3rd floor, there are many fragrance counters, and many of them come unboxed, so please stay away, unless they let you test it first. Prices are not too bad. Anyway, look for the shop called AVA. They sell cosmetic too, and always packed with women. When you've shopped till you almost drop, go to the 6th floor where the food court is. Food there is delicious. Coupon needed.
Phewww, you must be tired now reading this. I recommend you to buy at the King Power shop. I guess you'd get the small bottle too as a gift. And you can keep testing until your olfactory sense goes insensitive to the air pollution, LOL.