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    Default Melbourne, Australia

    OK, so you would never buy a high end frag in Oz without paying at least twice the retail price it's really worth overseas > but you can sample here before making your purchase online:

    Paint'n Powder
    Shop 13, Royal Arcade, off Bourke St Mall, Melbourne.
    What you can't find in DJ's/Myer, you'll find here, including Caron.
    Sampled L'Heure Bleu, Cristobal, Un Jardin en Méditerranée, 24 Faubourg.

    DNA Body Boutique
    GPO Melbourne, 350 Bourke St, Melbourne.
    Stocks L'Artisan, SMN, MPG, LV, Diptyque, Renee, a few others.
    Sampled Sandalo, Patchouli Patch.

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    Art of Man - Australia
    www.artofman.com.au

    This post also appears on the Internet - Retail thread, but as this thread is Australia specific, and as the DNA Boutique mentioned by Elysium has closed, I thought it worth repeating.

    Art of Man is a men's grooming and skincare site that also sells a few niche fragrances which is good news for Australians as they are so hard to find. They stock the whole men's line of Parfums de Nicolai (the only place in Australia I think), a few of the more popular Annick Goutals (Duel, Sables, Eau d'H, Les Nuits d'H and Mandragore), Acqua di Parma and Lalique. Their skincare and grooming range is pretty extensive, Trumper, e Shave, True Gentlemen, Nickel, Zirh, Phytomer and an Australian all natural brand About Face. While its retail prices, they have regular discount offers (recently all Nicolai's were 20% off) and a loyalty scheme that can get you up to 15% off. They deliver Australia wide, and deliver free in Sydney city and for orders over $150. I inquired about samples and they advise they will soon be adding the opportunity to purchase samples. I have ordered shaving products so far and the service was prompt and efficient and beautifully packaged. Also the answer to my inquiry about samples was almost immediate (they also added they would like to be able to stock the whole Goutal men's line but the distributor isn't bringing the ones they don't stock in at the moment).

    Sante.
    THE BEST OF 2009 to date Maison Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire Pour Homme, Cologne Pour Le Soir, Annick Goutal Mandragore Pourpre

    REDISCOVERING CLASSICS - AGAIN!:- , Guerlain Derby, L'Artisan Premier Figuier

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    [blue]To Melbournians in the know,

    What's the name of that little store on Brunswick Street that has a whole bunch of niche fragrance like Annick Goutal and Diptyque and many others I can't remember? The store also sells soaps and other bath products. It's on the left hand side of the street as you're heading north on Bruswick Street.

    There's also a little store, a perfumery, in on of those many little arcade in the city that sells a large number of different lines of niche fragrances. What's the name of that one, and where exactly is it located?

    I would appreciate any information.

    scentemental[/blue]


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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    I think you might mean

    KLEINS PERFUMERY

    Fitzroy 313 Brunswick St 3065 (03) 9416 1221

    St Kilda 72a Acland St 3182 (03) 9534 0032



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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by outbackjack
    I think you might mean

    KLEINS PERFUMERY

    Fitzroy 313 Brunswick St 3065 (03) 9416 1221

    St Kilda 72a Acland St 3182 (03) 9534 0032

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    Bonza mate! Much appreciated.

    Best regards,

    scentemental[/blue]


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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Does anybody know if any of these stores stock Creed, or if it is available in Melbourne at all?

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie
    Does anybody know if any of these stores stock Creed, or if it is available in Melbourne at all?

    Cheers.
    The only place I know that had Creeds were DNA and their parent company Harrolds. Just before DNA closed, the lady their said the Creeds would be going back to the Harrolds stores. They have two stores on Collins St. The one near Russell St always has more scents than the one near King St. Give them a ring to see what they have in stock.
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    Default Australian Scents in Melbourne

    I was walking up King St the other day (towards Latrobe St). Just as you get to the Flagstaff Gardens, on the left side of the road there is a colourful Koori Heritage store that stocks the full range of Mount Romance scents like Larrikin For Men, Santalia and several other women's scents, and they had testers for them. Till now, I'd only ever seen them on the net.

    I had a pleasant discussion about Larrikin with the lovely Aboriginal girl who was looking after the store, and bought a big 150ml tube of Larrikin aftershave balm (since I already had the Larrikin).

    If you like sandalwood, you really should check Larrikin out at this store. I think it's one of the best.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    And don't forget Mecca Cosmetica on Little Collins street. They do have an outlet in David Jones, I don't know if there is more in the actual store.

    http://www.meccacosmetica.com.au/default.aspx

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Whats the cheapest place to buy frags? PerfumeConnection seems to be pretty cheap...perhaps some of you know of anywhere cheaper? im 20 and no longer live with parents so money is an issue for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelli
    A great place for designer perfumes is

    www.perfumelane.com.au.

    They have great prices, free delivery and weekly deals. I have ordered off them and with a few of my purchases have got a free bottle of perfume and it was a 50ml bottle.
    Could you please not troll by advertising on this thread- the link you gave was not to be trusted by Firefox.

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    Question Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Fellow Melbournians, I need your help!

    Are there any bricks and mortar stores which stock Costume National and a good range of Comptoir Sud Pacific fragrances?

    Thanks in advance

    Funksta

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by elysium
    OK, so you would never buy a high end frag in Oz without paying at least twice the retail price it's really worth overseas > but you can sample here before making your purchase online:

    Paint'n Powder
    Shop 13, Royal Arcade, off Bourke St Mall, Melbourne.
    What you can't find in DJ's/Myer, you'll find here, including Caron.
    Sampled L'Heure Bleu, Cristobal, Un Jardin en Méditerranée, 24 Faubourg.

    DNA Body Boutique
    GPO Melbourne, 350 Bourke St, Melbourne.
    Stocks L'Artisan, SMN, MPG, LV, Diptyque, Renee, a few others.
    Sampled Sandalo, Patchouli Patch.
    Didn't DNA close down? It used to be on the ground floor but it's not there anymore. It's extremely difficult to find niche perfumes in brick and mortar stores in Melbourne.

    I also try not to go into Paint and Powder unless I have no choice because the people that work there are quite rude. I've asked to test things and they always look at me as if I said something ridiculous.
    "Voici mon secret. Il est tres simple: on ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."
    - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryFemme
    Didn't DNA close down? It used to be on the ground floor but it's not there anymore. It's extremely difficult to find niche perfumes in brick and mortar stores in Melbourne.

    I also try not to go into Paint and Powder unless I have no choice because the people that work there are quite rude. I've asked to test things and they always look at me as if I said something ridiculous.
    Yes, DNA closed down about 11 months ago and they had the best sale ever. But there's lots of niche stuff scattered around town.

    There was another niche store in Flinders Lane between Swanston and Elisabeth Street, on the side furthest away from Flinders Street - beats me what it's name is, but they had all the Artisans, Federick Malle and a few other manufacturers there last time I looked just over a year ago. Also Harrolds near 101 Collins Street still had some last time I went there. Meccacosmetica in Little Collins St had all the Serge Lutens. Myers in the city have some Annick Goutal and Aqua de Parma. David Jones in the city has a lot of Artisans, but they've really jacked up their prices on them from six months ago. They also carry quite a few Penhaligon and Aqua di Parma scents, which were also pretty expensive.

    If you want to know exactly where all the niche ones are - do what I do - just PM a message to the Melbourne expert - Sarjeet.
    Renato
    Last edited by Renato; 2nd March 2007 at 01:13 PM.

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    I was wondering if anyone from Melbourne shops online at eBay? Which eBay sellers are the most reliable?

    I'm looking to buy some Guerlain.
    "Voici mon secret. Il est tres simple: on ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."
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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryFemme
    I was wondering if anyone from Melbourne shops online at eBay? Which eBay sellers are the most reliable?

    I'm looking to buy some Guerlain.
    I haven't bought much from E Bay - some had some steep postage charges, and some seemed to get stuff sent in from overseas when you'd one the bid.

    I usually either buy from Strawberrynet or http://www.perfumery.com.au/ if I'm after something.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    For Geo F. Trumper fans visit Ludlows, Mezzanine level, 530 Lonsdale St. Melbourne.
    I also saw some Creed in the Casino. There is a small shop at Armadale, High St. don't remember the name but can find out if interested. They were selling Creeds, Balensiaga etc.
    Cheers (good to be back!)
    Alex

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    For Geo F. Trumper fans visit Ludlows, Mezzanine level, 530 Lonsdale St. Melbourne.
    I also saw some Creed in the Casino. There is a small shop at Armadale, High St. don't remember the name but can find out if interested. They were selling Creeds, Balensiaga etc.
    Cheers (good to be back!)
    Alex
    Hi Alex,
    I think you are referring to Paint'n'Powder in Armadale. I visit it as often as I visit the dentist - since he's about 4 or 5 shops further up the road.

    That Paint'n'Powder store now has nothing to do with the store of the same name in Melbourne (in an arcade between Bourke and Elisabeth Streets).
    Renato

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    Hi y'all - jut miandering near work today and came across a store new to me - his and hers perfume Como Centre - though i understand its been there for 5 months, access from Toorak Road - not inside - wonderful SA so friendly and attentive and they have a small but key selection of creeds - with potential in this area to stock so much good stuff - i say this is one to keep an eye on - Ed

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    Hi all
    Is there a Chanel boutique in Melbourne? I am interested in Les Exclusifs de Chanel line
    Currently wearing: Muguet du Bonheur by Caron

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    Thumbs up Re: Melbourne, Australia

    There's a Chanel boutique on Collins St, just up from from Swanston St, next to the Westin Hotel. I'm not sure if they carry the full line of fragrance- I've never been brave enough to go in, but it all looks so pretty!

    Happy shopping
    All I wanted was the dream......

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Thanks!

    I'll look up the map
    Currently wearing: Muguet du Bonheur by Caron

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    i know people have mentioned it before in this thread, but here's some extra details about my favorite place to buy perfume in all of melbourne!

    Kleins Perfumery
    313 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
    phone: 94161221

    It stocks Annick Goutal, CdG, Diptyque, Geo F Trumer, L'Artisan, Penhaligons, Chanel, Acqua di Palma, L'Occitane and a million other things. They carry everything scented you can imagine, and the sales assistants are out of this world!
    --------------------------------------
    and it looks like i've found another spot for perfume, and some select creeds...

    Paint 'n' Powder on High
    1117 High Street, Armadale
    phone: 97730308
    http://www.paintnpowderonhigh.com.au/Fragrances.html
    Last edited by chad278; 7th November 2007 at 09:11 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
    latest swag: cdg man2, lolita lempicka au masculin
    next buys: keiko mecheri oliban, michael by michael kors

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad278 View Post
    It stocks Annick Goutal, CdG, Diptyque, Geo F Trumer, L'Artisan, Penhaligons, Chanel, Acqua di Palma, L'Occitane and a million other things. They carry everything scented you can imagine, and the sales assistants are out of this world!
    I think I'm a little jealous...
    In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds it's morning, and is refreshed. -Kahlil Gibran

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    I have found new shop His N Her Perfumes in south yarra and they have all the perfume brands which you wouldn't fine anywhere else. They have Creed, Fragonard, Caron, Lalique, annick goutal and Hermes

    http://www.hisnherperfumes.com.au

    Good prices and great customer service. highly recommanded.

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Does any one knows where can i find Chanel 31 rue cambon perfume in melbourne Australia?

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Just thought I would ask if anyone has ever purchased (or heard anything about) Fresh Fragrances & Perfumes. I noticed the link at the top of Basenotes and clicked it. It's possibly the first Australian link I have seen which actually stocks Gendarme.

    Apparently based in Fitzroy, thought maybe someone here may have had some contact with 'em.

    Also, what are some good places to snag stuff online, and do any online stores in Aus sell/post samples?

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Peony Melbourne
    Boutique Perfumery
    107 Auburn Road
    Hawthorn
    Victoria 3122


    T: +61 3 9882 0662
    F: +61 3 9882 0664
    E: [email protected]

    Opening Hours:

    Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm
    Saturday: 10am to 4pm

    I've just visited this place and I was very impressed with the range of products in stock:

    AdP, Parfum d'Empire, Lubin, Fragonard, Robert Piquet, Frapin etc

    I was helped by Jill who is a true fragrance afficionado, generous with samples too.

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    Default Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Hello Melbournians,

    So who can tell us about Fleurage ?

    http://www.fleurage.com.au/parfum/parfum_intro.html

    - and if that's not enough, you can have your own scent made for you ...

    http://www.fleurage.com.au/Scentcouture01.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarajani View Post
    I have found new shop His N Her Perfumes in south yarra and they have all the perfume brands which you wouldn't fine anywhere else. They have Creed, Fragonard, Caron, Lalique, annick goutal and Hermes

    http://www.hisnherperfumes.com.au

    Good prices and great customer service. highly recommanded.
    They are absolute rip-offs with prices even higher than Myer or DJs. 50ml of Dior Homme Sport for $149AUD. They're dreamin!

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