Originally Posted by Hide & Reason
Got down to PnP on the one day it was closed...
Nevertheless, I was at DJs checking out the stands, and I happened across Givenchy Gentleman. That opening has to be considered a form of physical assault, but Christ it fascinated me. Something the wishy-washy D&G/Gucci releases hadn't managed. I loved it so much I plonked down $77 for the 50ml EDT. Soon after I realised just how much I got shafted - I'm convinced that Australian retail is one giant criminal rort in general - but I don't care enough to return it.
Also, regarding PnP, I hear they're apparently uptight over samplings? Can I check EN out in-store, or will I have to take a leap of faith (I'm certainly willing)?
You NEVER buy any designer scent from David Jones without first walking around the corner to Elisabeth St going towards Flinders St, and checking whether the item is either on sale, or being sold as a tester at Perfume Connection or the two My Chemist stores (but both these stores often don't carry the full range their bigger suburban stores carry). Also check out the big fragrance selection at Priceline a couple of doors down from DJs, going towards Swanston St - although that store more often seems to carry more women's fragrance specials than men's relative to their suburban stores.
Paint n Powder are okay with sample sprays - it's just that you can't help yourself to them, and sometimes they may not have a tester. Just say you'd like some sprayed on your arms to test out. I've never had a problem with them. That's a shame that they were closed, as they really carry some interesting scents - especially if scents like Givenchy Gentleman are your thing.