Originally Posted by bbBD
I had an SA try to tell me that Fahrenheit was discontinued, to which I replied, "Really? You'd think Dior would keep what's been a global best seller for 20 years." They obviously wanted me to buy the Fahrenheit I was testing at the time.
Funny you mention Fahrenheit... many customers kept asking for it at the local Macy's, asking "where has it been?", and they brought it back to the local shelves this past Christmas. They happened to add Fahrenheit 32 and Dior Homme Sport as well, too, and all of those Dior men's scents have been selling quite well.
As for other scents: One person at Von Maur several years ago mentioned to a customer that Givenchy's Organza Indecence was discontinued, and said that was pulled off all store shelves. Afterwards, I checked Ulta, in the same shopping center, and saw several bottles of the juice. Other times, SAs are more honest: an SA at Macy's simply said to a customer recently that Valentino V Pour Homme was simply no longer available at their store, and to check online or locally at Von Maur. And for years, until Von Maur started doing business with BPI USA/Shiseido Cosmetics America last year, when someone asked for a Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, or John Varvatos fragrance (all BPI products), their SAs referred them to other stores that carried the brands. (At the same time, their SAs were literally begging
their fragrance buyer to start doing business with BPI due to the sheer amount of requests.)