Thread: Online Shopping
Scentiments.com for SURE!!!
Terrific service, low shipping costs to US, at least!
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I love fragrancenet....Perfume Bay is on my crap list these days! They sent me defective leaky bottles and have been horrid in the customer service area.
Fragrancenet sells 100% real creeds. I have bought many from the website. Some of their stock is kind of old. Thats probably why it smells different.
I've purchased from them a couple of times, no problems whatsoever. I purchased a small size bottle of Mitsouko EDT, and received a larger size for the same price. I guess they ran out of the size I'd ordered. The frag is real and good quality.
I've bought a couple Creeds from them and would use them again.
My intention with this new topic is to create awareness of what Internet fragrances to avoid by all means, due to their poor customer service or by any other bad experience.
I recently place in order (which I am yet to receive), e-mail the company to inquiry about the status of my order (yet to receive a response). Thereafter, I made another attempt, I left a voicemail message but they haven't returned my call (and never will).
Which Internet site is this?
All of my experiences with online shops have been great ones. Perhaps we can list some shops we SHOULD give business to, as it will be much more beneficial. My only bad experiences have been through ebay. I learned my lesson.
Here are some excellent sites that I have tried:
All three of these have given excellent service and delivered genuine products at great prices. Other than these, I cannot say.
I would recommend staying away from 1stperfume.com. Perfumeloop.com is the same company. They WILL rip you off. If you LIKE GETTING RIPPED OFF, buy from them!
I have had good luck with the sites I have used because I only go to sites that advertise on Basenotes, or who have had favorable recommendations from other Basenoters.
These have included scentmonkey.com, perfumebay.com, bigdiscount.com, and PerfumeMart.com . All have supplied immediate email responses to orders, tracking information, and follow on emails without being a pest. I would trade with any of these again with confidence.
I must take this opportunity to thank the many Basenoters who shared their collections thru decanting when it was permitted. I could not have tried nearly the number of fragrances had it not been for them.
Here are some excellent sites that I have tried:
I've had good experiences with these three as well. Aedes and Lucky Scent have also been good.
The worst experience I had was with Luscious Cargo. Like the above poster, I ordered something, never heard from them. Emailed them several times, and didn't hear back promptly. I decided never to do business with them again.
Good or bad, here's the thread....
<edit: ok, just so y'all don't think i'm an idiot - this post (which refers to this thread) was apparently merged into this thread from another>
Last edited by MadScientist; 20th December 2007 at 11:08 PM. Reason: post got caught in an infinate loop
It's never too late to add to a thread that spreads consumer awareness. Perfumebay has been decent to me with their fast shipping and over half of my full bottles has come from this company and are quality. However, their samples...like someone mentioned, I too wonder about them as well. CosmeticMall.com isn't on my high list either, mainly do to their pricing than quality of product which was my fault. I will definitely be giving BigDiscount.com a chance as my number 1 supplier, I was weary because of their good prices, but, reading the recommendations from other basenoters, yeah, definitely worth a try.
How long has it generally taken everyone to receive a tracking number for their order or notice of backorder? It's been 3 days so far without any updates on my order, think I should give them a call?
I purchased a large 4oz Creed Tabarome which smelled completely different (rancid) from the Tabrome I purchased from them 2 years ago.
I'm returning the Creed Tabarome back to them.
Plus the box it came in looked used and previously opened at the bottom. It wasn't wrapped in plastic, but I'm not sure if any Creeds are.
The Black XS, however, was awesome.
Last edited by gregmech26; 20th October 2007 at 08:32 AM.
Anyone ever buy from this site? what are your thoughts?
I'm thinking of picking up Brit and D&G
I buy from them all the time. The frags are pretty good. I haven't ran into a bad one yet. You have to be careful with these back stock places cause you never know how old their stock is or the conditions it's been stored in, but who's to say the department versions don't go through the same. Most would like to think that the frags from the dept stores are fresh or from the same year at least. So, you take your chances. The prices are great. I have purchased about 6 frags from them so far. They process their orders fast and get them out right away. They are based in the NY/NJ area. I usually get my package 3 to 4 days after placing my order.
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thanks I appreciate your answer
I've always had great service from them. Twice, when I ordered a smaller size of perfume, they've sent the larger 3.3oz size as a complimentary upgrade (one theory is that they do that when they don't have the smaller size in stock).
Here's another thread with some feedback on FragranceNet:
Sniff and let sniff.
They were my first frag website that I ordered from when this whole scent journey started for me. The service is really good. There is always a 10% off coupon and spending atleast $60.00 will get you free shipping. Even if you make a blind buy that you don't like or want to return...No hassles. Even though I do buy from a few other select sites, I still have a soft spot in my heart for Fragrancenet.com. Sorry if this sounded like a commercial. You never forget your first.
DO NOT EVER BUY FROM 1stperfume.com. Poor service, questionable quality of products. I live in Manhattan New York and shipping took a long time. Zero customer service.
Last edited by drleekyong; 25th January 2008 at 02:01 PM. Reason: typo error
I'm willing to buy from them, just need some feedback, thanks.
Honestly, I don't know if it's the right board, so if it isn't, sorry.
I bought from them a while ago and they were v good.
Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed
Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime
Thanks for the reply, I have my fingers crossed to what seems to be a great international low-budget order.
i try to buy parfume from strawberrynet.com ..but i cant, because CHANEL ALLURE HOMME SPORT 150 ML and CHOPARD POUR HOMME 75 ML is listed as on sale and i mailed them for ask are these parfumes in their stock to be sure .. lets see their answers...
DO U HAVE 2 BOTTLES OF CHANEL HOMME SPORT??
?WANNA BUY IF YOU HAVE IN STOCK
Thank you for your e-mail.
Unfortunately it is currently out of stock as it is extremely popular. We have contacted our suppliers, but at the moment we are unable to give a date for the arrival of new stock.
We are sorry we cannot be of more help at the moment, please keep checking our website for the latest stock update.
No. 4, A Kung Ngam Village Road
Shau Kei Wan, HK
Tel: (852) 2591 0300
Fax: (852) 2811 5138
AND A CHOPARD POUR HOMME 75 ML IN STOCK??
Thank you for your email.
Unfortunately, it is unavailable at present and despite our best efforts we have not been able to source it from any of our suppliers or distributors locally or overseas.
However, our stock is constantly changing and we are always bringing in new lines, so please keep checking our website for the latest update.
We are sorry we cannot be of more help on this one, in the meantime we hope you will try one of our other nearly 10,000 other items available on our site in the near future.
OK, I'll bite. Are you warning us that strawberrynet.com is out of stock on a couple of fragrances
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER
there are too many fragrance houses on the net to stick with one that doesnt ignite your jets or give instant gratification.
A lot of things go out of stock. A lot of internet fragrance houses give you the option to leave your email address to be notified when more comes in.
This often rings a tiny bell at the retailer and they realize they need to order more.
Last edited by fredricktoo; 22nd February 2008 at 09:28 PM.
i am warning of dont order before to ask customer