I moved to NZ from the US. I can definitely attest to the fact that it is difficult and expensive to get niche fragrances here. By the time you pay the exchange rate and overseas shipping it's much spendier that the US. I have have had fragrances confiscated twice in 1 year with absolutely no recourse. It pays to order from a retailer that you know will successfully ship to you in NZ. I've had good luck with Luckyscent, but they are very expensive for the reasons cited above. I've used Strawberrynet and Fragrancenet as well. Fragrancenet can take up to a month to deliver here though. I just found an Australian online retailer with a fairly good selection of designer and niche fragrances, www.cosmeticsnow.co.nz
. They have pretty good prices and shipping to NZ is only $10NZ. I've just ordered from them for the first time, so fingers still crossed. If you are near to Auckland, I would suggest going to World Beauty in Auckland, test Aventus there, and if you like it, buy it from the best online source you can find. Normally, i would always encourage buying local, but World Beauty's prices are so ridiculously inflated that i would never consider buying anything in that store.