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    The Perfumeshoppe in Vancouver now introduced the CDG line in their shop. They have a ton of them, just check out their website.

    www.theperfumeshoppe.com

    There's even the new ones like "888" and "Monocle Hinoki".

    They also have Musk to Musk by Montale and Tea Rose in the same line. Supposedly it's a rare Japanese exclusive but I'm not entirely sure.

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    Nothing new to add here but I can affirm:
    It is completely worth booking an appointment with Ayala. She is very creative, knowledgeable and has fantastic scents. And a really nice person. You will learn so much!
    Perfume Shoppe is an incredible niche shop, one of the best I've seen anywhere. Naz is a very gracious lady.
    The Holts flagship stores (Vancouver, also Toronto and Montreal I think) carry complete Creed, Frederic Malle, Etat Libre d'Orage, Acqua di Parma, Bois 1920, Carthusia, Kilian and other interesting scents at pretty good prices.
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    Default Re: Vancouver, B.C Canada

    Having just been to Vancouver, here are some updates.
    Granville Island is worth a trip. There are many funky craft and gift shops
    Gigi B on Granville Island is a lovely place to visit, very friendly and helpful staff. There are a variety of nice gift and house items. There are Italian soaps and they carry Acca Kappa scents and the Jack Black grooming range, including the Blue Mark cologne (Juniper and Ginger).
    Also on Granville Island is Edie Hats, which carries a couple of scents, including Panama by Borsalino.
    The Lothantique store (2655 Granville) is closing and is clearing out all their stock.
    There are several designer boutiques in the same area of the downtown... all worth a visit.
    Hermes Boutique - #107, 755 Burrard
    Dunhill Boutique West Hastings and Hornby
    Chanel Boutique West Hastings and Howe

    And finally, Ayala of Ayala Moriel Parfums and Nasrin at the Perfume Shoppe continue to offer wonderful products and service.
    odysseusm

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  4. #34

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    Hi There,

    I'm from Fredericton, New Brunswick. I was talking to a lady who was wearing a perfume? called Prince of Passa. I believe that's what she said. I loved the sent. She said she bought it in Vancouver, and they also had a shop in Montreal. I can't seem to find the scent anywhere. Does anyone have any clues??

    Thanks,
    Anna

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    Hi Anna,

    She was probably referring to Principessa. They have two fragrances. Check them out here:

    http://www.principessabeauty.com/fragrance.html

    Marty

  6. #36

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    Just wanted to say that the Perfume Shoppe in Vancouver now has the Bois 1920 line for those interested.
    Last edited by nsamadi; 24th June 2008 at 03:10 AM.

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    Posting here just to say hi. I work downtown and I go to the Bay at Pacific Center a lot. They really love me there and they have some of the best deals for me.

    I think I'll be checking out the shop on West Hastings though for some hard-to-find scents.

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    Just came across this thread, thought I would mention Momentum Grooming on Burrard carries Truefitt & Hill colognes which I don't think I've seen anywhere else.

    I would avoid buying creed from 'Gallery of Perfumes' in Burnaby.

    Roden Grey carries some of the CDG line http://www.rodengray.com/blog/

    Also another fan of the Purfume Shoppe!
    Last edited by FlyingLotus; 25th November 2008 at 04:26 PM.

  9. #39

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    Where can I find New York by Parfums de Nicolai in Downtown Vancouver? Thanks!
    You can not die until you see Paris.

  10. #40

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    Hi people -

    I did some searching today for Robert Piguet Fracas and what I discovered is that the number of dollars charged for this perfume in the US, even at Amazon.com, is identical to the number charged in Vancouver - which at the moment translates to about a 20% discount for local shoppers in BC.

  11. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by Original Post
    Shifeon - both on Robson (between Bute and Thurlow) and also in Oakridge Mall.

    Pros:
    * Carry some hard to find perfumes that you will not find at The Bay and other mainstnream places (they have a few Caron and Balmain scents, for instance). They also have some of Creed's. Also have some Guerlain that are discontinued or harder to find at The Bay or Sears etc.
    * For every $50 you spend you get a $5 or $10 coupon the next month, which is valid for three months.

    Cons:
    * The sales people are a bit pushy and rarely knowledgeable, but if you tell them you don't need their help they will leave you alone. First thing they ask you is if you know about their coupon promotion - so just tell them you do and that you buy there a lot and they will leave you alone (they have a lot of new staff all the time so they won't necessarily remember you even if you come there and buy there a lot).
    This might need to be updated. I went to the Shifeon downtown and the SA was neither pushy nor unfriendly. She was awesome! When I wanted recommendations, she was ready, and she also let me sniff for a while on my own.

    They also carry a TON of basenotes-friendly fragrances with something from every line, with EVERYTHING available to smell at the back of the store. They're also the only store that keeps Caron in stock religiously. As well, they carry some of the CdG line and even Lolita Lempicka.

    I got my $10 coupon, and I even got $5 off my sale price because it's my birthday this month. They're a great store, and DEFINITELY the cheapest in the area. I would recommend going there before The Bay and Holt Renfrew.
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    Just wanted to drop a line saying how much I loved the Perfume Shoppe. I stopped in a few weeks ago and Naz was super helpful and was quite giving when it came to samples. She knows her stuff, and had lots of superb recommendations when it came to new scents for me to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    Nothing new to add here but I can affirm:
    It is completely worth booking an appointment with Ayala. She is very creative, knowledgeable and has fantastic scents. And a really nice person. You will learn so much!
    Perfume Shoppe is an incredible niche shop, one of the best I've seen anywhere. Naz is a very gracious lady.
    The Holts flagship stores (Vancouver, also Toronto and Montreal I think) carry complete Creed, Frederic Malle, Etat Libre d'Orage, Acqua di Parma, Bois 1920, Carthusia, Kilian and other interesting scents at pretty good prices.
    >>>>>>>>
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    There's going to be a Sephora opening up soon at the Coquitlam City Centre Mall for the Summer of 2009. Typical designer stuff, but good deals on giftsets, etc... Geir Ness and Alan Cumming are going to be the ones worth checking out IMO.

    Just a heads up for you guys...right across from H&M and close to Zellars.
    Last edited by nsamadi; 12th March 2009 at 11:39 PM.

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    Aaahh! Awesome! That's my neck of the woods. The Bay in Coquitlam Center isn't that bad, but that's really going to hurt the booth, KRC Perfume Club, because they have VERY little to sample. Everything you buy there has to be a blind buy. Not very good, in my opinion.

    I can't wait!
    Last edited by dynendal; 15th March 2009 at 04:16 AM.

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    TPS now carries the Andy Tauer line.

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    Fruits and Passions at Metro is still open. It's down close-ish to the skytrain entrance on the upper floor, near Zara.

    They have quite affordable roll ons in purse size, as well as the larger bottles of course.

    Sephora is also opening in Metro, it will be in the older part of the mall downstairs from the food court before you get to the Bay at the end.

  18. #48

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    Just a note to say that The Perfume Shoppe is now rocking scents by The Different Company

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    I went to check out the Sephora downtown today, I couldn't resist. It was really busy! The line up for the cashier was massive. There were no smelling strips left on the women's side but there were a bunch on the men's side so I grabbed a bunch and smelled things until my nose was exhausted!

    I was quite surprised to see that they had some 5 Lutens there. Arabie, Ambre Sultan, Louve, Clair de Musc and Fleurs d'Oranger. Luckily I don't want any of them desperately, well, maybe Ambre Sultan. Although if I wanted Lutens I would get them from Nas at the Perfume Shoppe, cause I'd rather support her. Sephora has plenty of business. Though it was great fun smelling all the different stuff without having to ask for each one, and without having someone hovering over me the whole time.

    There were a few surprises... they had Fracas! I guess they can afford to keep lots of selection around. I heard that six months after opening, they're going to tweak their stock according to what sells.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to meeting BaseNoters there in August!

    God, it is so hot today, my apartment is like a sauna!

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    I went into Holts today to see if they had the White Musk collection by Ford and they still don't have them, but they have the Grey Vetiver. They also moved the Ford Private scents to a new area and they now have a few candles for some of the scents.

    I also went to a shoe/clothing store on West 4th Ave (Gravity Pope) and they have the Incense CDG Series with Play and a few others including the Sherbet series with the Incense candles. They also had some Miller et Bertaux candles.
    Last edited by nsamadi; 10th October 2009 at 04:46 PM.

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    I would love to visit Vancouver it sounds fabulous and I've heard so many great things about it!

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    If anyone is interested in the indie niche line D.S. & Durga. There's two locations in Vancouver that carry the line.

    Mr. Lee's General Store
    East Broadway

    Old Faithful
    W.Cordova

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    Heads up to all you Vancouverites out there...Holt Renfrew is getting rid of all their Bond No. 9's at 40% off. I picked up a 1.7oz of Brooklyn today for $100.

    Hop on it quick, though...the SA told me that they're going to pull them from the shelves within the next couple weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyra View Post
    Sounds like it is worth a trip north of the border just for the shopping. And Vancouver is worth a trip without any ulterior motive anyway. Can anyone say if the Vancouver Chanel Boutique is carrying Les Exclusifs?
    Chanel update: I'm pretty sure the stand-alone Chanel boutique has closed. I found Les Exclusifs full line at the Chanel counter in Holt Renfrew. I made some inquiries and I think that's the only place to get them.
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    Sephora has a location in Pacific Centre Mall downtown.

    Holt Renfrew carries some of the Diptyque line in both 50 ml and 100 ml sizes. They used to have a stand-alone Frederic Malle area, the only one in Canada (not even Toronto Holt's had it) but they've removed it last time I was in there, but still carry the line. I don't know if they will continue to stock it or not.

    In general I find a lot of the highest-rated and most popular scents from basenotes, Luca Turin et al. are very hard to come by in Vancouver and seem to sell out before others, particularly niche fragrances. A store in Vancouver may carry a line, but not have the particular fragrance you're looking for, especially if it's a hot one. There seems to be problems keeping up with demand. I've been frustrated by finding out a store carries a line, but not having a bottle of the fragrance I'm looking for when I make a trip down there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhat View Post
    Where can I find New York by Parfums de Nicolai in Downtown Vancouver? Thanks!
    The Perfume Shoppe in Sinclair Centre carries this line, but were sold out of that fragrance last time I went in a few weeks ago. I was also specifically looking for New York as well.
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    Default Re: Vancouver, B.C Canada

    Was just at Gallery of Perfumes at Metrotown tonight...4oz Creed Millesime Imperial and Silver Mountain Water for $199. Not bad if you're not into purchasing online and dealing with shipping, etc.
    What I've been wearing far too much of lately:

    -Amouage Lyric Man
    -Guerlain Gourmand Coquin
    -Creed Jardin d'Amalfi


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    Anybody knows where to find the Armani Prive Line in Vancouver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Anybody knows where to find the Armani Prive Line in Vancouver?
    Holt Renfrew on Dunsmir at the Armani beauty counter is the only place that I know of, but I think Holt's axed the line from the stores.

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    Dang! Thanks anyway nsamadi.

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