Originally Posted by bsmith001
I just spoke with Matthew Roben from Parfums Raffy and it is indeed discontinued as of right now. He said that they may start producing it again but the way he talked the company itself doesn't even know what they're going to do yet. This was a favorite of mine at a cheap price. It's a shame.[/QUOT
Thanks for letting other basenoters know and giving us advanced warning.
I have been pleading with basenotes for YEARS to introduce an extra forum for discontinued and rumoured discontinued fragrances. Every time I get ripped apart for even suggesting such an idea. Every year the industry launches well over 300 new perfumes. Not even the largest of department stores have enough shelf space to accommodate the whole range, so every year a lot of, (usually the more interesting ones) are discontinued to make room for the, (mediocre, global, mass-appeal fragrances).
All the time perfumes are being discontinued, but the fragrance houses are not shouting out " we flopped with this one - it is too individual for the mass global market so we are getting rid of it"
Which is once again where an extra forum for discontinued / rumoured discontinued fragrances on basenotes would be invaluable.
Once again thanks for warning us.
I do see your point, but it might be sketchy at best, there are many frags that after being "on hiatus" or being flat-out discontinued, they come back, some reformulated, some (few ones) untouched.
It would be difficult to list the on-and-off-back on again history of some of this frags.
As an unwritten rule, nowadays we think of summer frags or the like, as discontinued by next year -but then again, some houses release a "limited edition" summer scent or whatever that comes back next year with only one note
(maybe even 2 ) in difference (some Carolina Herreras 212's) or completely unchanged (Lancôme's Miracle summer: only the box changes over the years...same this year)...