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    Madison Avenue Cosmetics
    365 Madison Avenue (45th-46th Street)
    New York, New York 10017
    212 221-6560

    This store has great prices and has fragrances that are hard to find.

    I purchashed a 3.38oz Caron Pour Homme EDT spray for $19.99 (plus a discount of 15% that is gived to employees of my place of business due to my regular patronage!)

    They have very large size bottles of some fragrances - for instance they have a giant bottle of Brut and a very large bottle of Caron Pour Un Homme.

    They have Zinzanie, four Roger and Gallet fragrances (including Extra Veille), Aqua Di Selva, Pierre Cardin and a lot more which are hard to find.

    My favorite sales assistant is Sandra.

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    NYC's Fragrance District is worth visiting. From 34th Street, walk south on Broadway for several blocks and you'll find many shops crammed with fragrances from floor to ceiling. Prices are not posted, so you can bargain and there's no sales tax. I got great prices on Dior's Dolce Vita, Bulgari Omnia and others. Some stores have tester bottles in plain packaging. I haven't seen too many truly hard-to-find fragrances but there are many available that are still in production but no longer carried in department stores. Have fun!

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    Aedes!! Best niche store ever!

    Saks 5th Avenue... the orriginal one on Saks and 5th. That is just awesome.

    Barneys... one of two places in the US that sells Frederic Malle, and all of his suff too!

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    Barney's on 59th and Madison is great. I met the most intelligent sales assistants who knew some stuff about what they were selling for once. I always have a grea experience there and would suggest that anyone who comes to NYC have to visit this place. Find the L'Artisan Table and you'll understand...

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    I will bve going to New York for a couple of days in August. Any places that are a must visit? I am looking for niche stuff of course, as well as shops of indie perfumers (like Le Labo and CB I Hate Perfumes).

    Thanks!

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    Le Labo
    233 Elizabeth Street
    (Between Prince and Houston)
    New York, NY, 10012
    1-212-219-2230
    [email protected]
    http://www.lelabofragrances.com/

    CB I Hate Perfume
    Christopher Brosius Ltd
    93 Wythe Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11211
    Tel. (718)384.6890
    [email protected]
    http://www.cbihateperfume.com/index2.html

    Caron Boutique
    675 Madison Ave
    New York, NY 10022 View Map
    (212) 319-4888

    Henri Bendel's (712 Fifth Avenue)
    Olfactory Highlights:
    Lovely l'Artisan Boutique
    Caron Urns (including the lovely Farnesiana)
    Kisu
    Serge Lutens
    Maitre Parfum de Gantier
    Aqaba (the entire line)
    And many, many more...

    Aedes De Venustas
    9 Christopher Street
    New York, NY 10014
    phone:212-206-8674
    fax: 212-206-8675
    [email protected]
    http://www.aedes.com/brand.php?brand_id=40&cat_id=2
    Olfactory Highlights:
    Serge Lutens
    l'Artisan
    Montale
    Le Parfums de Rosine
    Maitre Parfum de Gantier
    Dyptique
    Jalaine
    Escentric Molecule
    And many more...
    But most of all, the staff is friendly, the setting is intimate and beautiful, very European and inviting.

    New London Pharmacy
    on 8th Ave. between 22nd and 23rd Streets
    Olfactory Highlights:
    Miller Harris
    Sage Machado
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique
    Dyptique
    Aqua di Parma
    Carthusia
    And many more...

    C. O. Bigelow Apothecary
    414 Sixth Avenue
    New York New York 10011
    Tel. (212) 533 2700
    Olfactory Highlights: Your dream-come-true drugstore, with scents from niche houses such as:
    Patricia de Nicolai
    Lorenzo Villoresi
    Le Parfums de Rosine
    Miller Harris
    AromaM
    And many more...

    Takashimaya
    http://www.ny-takashimaya.com/
    Takashimaya
    693 5th Ave
    New York, NY 10022
    Tel. (212) 350-0100
    Unique, mimimalistic atmosphere
    Olfactory highlights:
    The Different Company
    Sage Machado
    Divine
    Maitre Parfum de Gantier
    And some other, less known niche lines

    Bergdorf Goodman
    Goodman Address: 754 Fifth Avenue (57th and 58th Streets) (The men's store is located across Fifth Avenue.)
    Closest Subways to Bergdorf Goodman: F, N/R/W, 4/5/6 to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue stop
    1-800-558-1855
    * Monday-Wednesday: 10-7
    * Thursday-Saturday: 10-8
    * Sunday: 11-6
    http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/
    Olfactory Highlights:
    The Guerlain Boutique - including many of the Champs Elyses scents. A must visit! (And don't forget to come with plenty of scent-free skin...).
    JAR boutique
    l'Artisan
    Ineke (perfumer from San Francisco)
    And many other niche and mainstream lines

    (MALIN+GOETZ) apothecary
    177 Seventh Ave
    between 20th and 21st Streets
    New York New York 10011
    212 727 3777
    M-F 11-8, Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6
    http://www.malinandgoetz.com/

    Barneys New York
    660 Madison Avenue
    New York New York 10021
    Tel. (212) 826 8900 x2020
    Olfactory Highlights:
    Frederic Malle's Editions de Parfums boutique (a must visit if you are not familir with this line!), Strang Invisible Perfumes, Yosh, Commes de Garcon, Costumer Internatnional, l'Artisan, Serge Lutens



    Sephora
    http://www.sephora.com/browse/sectio...categoryId=B23

    Sephora SOHO
    555 Broadway
    New York NY 10012
    Tel. (212) 625 1309

    Sephora on 5th Avenue
    597 Fifth Avenue @48th St
    New York NY 10017
    Tel. (212) 980 6534
    Olfactory Highlights: Large selection of CSP of various sizes, and a few other niche (Aquolina, Fresh, Alan Cumming, Le Maison de Vanille, Philosophy) and mainstream houses of course.

    Bloomingdale's (1000 Third Avenue)

    Saks Fifth Avenue (611 Fifth Avenue)
    Olfactory Highlights:
    Caron Urns
    Bond No. 9 (including urns)
    Annick Goutal (urns as well)

    Macy's (151 West 34th St)
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    Let me second the Fragrance District. It's an unimaginable paradise for a BNer. I've shopped all over the world and have never seen anything like this. Imagine at least 20 stores in close proximity with floor to ceiling stock, and prices so low you'll be buying everything in sight. Its about the lowest of low prices you'll ever see at Marshalls/TJMaxx or on ebay but with no shipping charge and no tax. On a recent trip I bought Bulgari Black tester in its factory brown box with cap (obviously) for $18; Iceberg twice big size for $12; Bulgari PH tester big size for $18, Burberry Brit tester for $23 -- all without any bargaining. As stated, you can bargain for sure, or even have the guy next door beat the other guys price, but at these prices it wasn't worth the hassle to me. And, although you may not find the rarest stuff, the selection is great, Creed is certainly there as well as full lines of "common" stuff, like the full Bulgari line in every size available as well as testers galore. Have fun!

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    I Definately Agree With The Fragrance Dist. Unless You Want A Really High-end Frag, This Place Is The Best. You Can Find Testers For The Popular Scents As Well As Very Reasonable Prices (ESPECIALLY COMPARED TO DEPT STORES) Plus No Tax What So Ever. And The More Frags You Buy The Better The Prices You Get. I This B/c During Christmas I Give All Of My Friends And Some Co-workers Fragrances. But Beware Of Some Designer Copies. I Had A Friend Who Went To But Issey Miyake For Men And Came Home With Eissey Miami. So Becareful But Otherwise This Place Is Perfume Paradise.

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    Santa Maria Novella
    285 Lafayette St (Cross Street: Between Houston Street and Prince Street)
    New York, NY 10012
    (212) 925-0001
    Their own brand as well as Lorenzo Villoresi.
    Huge, beautiful loft style store.
    A must, just a few blocks from Le Labo.

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    Note on another area in NYC that has fragrances available at a discount.

    The street separating the northern Chinatown from southern Little Italy is Canal Street.

    On Canal Street, from the street called The Bowery going a couple of blocks west is a jewelry district (not the official diamond district), with legitimate jewelry, some antique, some new, some of both is beautiful; but caveat emptor.

    Going further west on Canal (you're headed towards "SOHO") you'll start to see cheap-o jewelry, discounted fragrances (and lots of other interesting stuff). You'll also see obvious con-men trying to get you to follow them into empty alleys to get, ahem, "Reel Rollexx watches." In the legit tiny stalls / stores you'll see some nice collections of designer fragrances. Seems most of the frags are legit but some of the vendors try to pass things like genuine "Cool Water" deodorant spray off as discounted EDT if you aren't careful. So, know your merchandise and prices before you leave and have fun bargain hunting in this part of NYC.

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    I'm sure to browse through this thread again before my next NYC trip. So for my own future benefit, if nothing else, I wanted to keep track of a related discussion in the Female Fragrance board: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=194684
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    On Broadway and Canal street the going rate for a 4oz bottle of SMW is $30.
    Found it for $19. Paint chipping. Box looked legit as ever. These stores scare me.
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    What shops on Broadway do you recommend? I want to buy a 4oz bottle of Creed GIT. I bought a 1oz bottle near Union Square for $60 and ran out.

    BTW, if shopping in Chinatown, please be wary of the fake bottles. I asked for Creed GIT and got "Creet Green Irish Tweet" instead. Box and bottle looked exactly like the real thing but upon closer inspection, I saw the slight irregularities. Plus, I knew something was up when he bargained down to $30 for a 4oz bottle.

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    Does anyone know of any places around here that specifically sell essential oils or fragrance oils that you can blend to make your own perfumes? An aspiring perfumer wants to know!

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    Opone, Hinoki...

    A friend of mine is going to NY and he is willing to buy these impossible-to-find-in-Sweden fragrances. Does anybody know where to send him, preferably one store that keeps them both...

    Thanks
    Pelle

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelle View Post
    Opone, Hinoki...

    A friend of mine is going to NY and he is willing to buy these impossible-to-find-in-Sweden fragrances. Does anybody know where to send him, preferably one store that keeps them both...

    Thanks
    Pelle
    Pelle, at the moment everyone seems to be sold out of Hinoki with the exception of Jeffrey, 449 W. 14th Street, though your friend might try the CdG boutique a few blocks north on 22nd Street to see if it's back in stock. Opone is available at Aedes, 15 Christopher Street.
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    does anyone know of any shops here that have Cuiron in stock? am looking to back up my supply....

    oh, and nice quite in your signature Morgan Creek....Nabokov was THE man.

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    WOW Huge thanks for the list Ayala! Will be very helpful if I ever happen to stop by NYC! (or phone orders )

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    Thanks for all the listings. I'll be in NY next week and I'll be checking all of these store out.

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    My aunt is going to NYC and was hoping to find Absolutement Absinthe and Divine L'Infante. Does anyone know any brick-n-mortar in the City?
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    I just wanted to echo Ayala's recommendation of Aedes De Venustas. It's a really cool space, the people are nice, they had some wonderful little dogs in there today--and oh yeah, there are lots of hard-to-find fragrances too In that vein, they have a bunch of Creed, as well as all the stuff that Ayala listed above. In particular, I was happy to see all the Montale aouds; I had never smelled the red one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qxtc07 View Post
    I just wanted to echo Ayala's recommendation of Aedes De Venustas. It's a really cool space, the people are nice, they had some wonderful little dogs in there today--and oh yeah, there are lots of hard-to-find fragrances too In that vein, they have a bunch of Creed, as well as all the stuff that Ayala listed above. In particular, I was happy to see all the Montale aouds; I had never smelled the red one.

    I love this place and have been there many times. The only beef I have is that every time I have been there they are out of stock of my particular selection. The good thing is that they will do all to get your selection promptly and they do return phone calls.

    Concerning the Fragrance District, I have noticed that their pricing difference between them and Dept. Stores is becoming marginal.

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    I am flying to NY tomorow, I wonder where I can find Apres l'Ondee ?

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    Going to NYC in a couple of months. Does anyone know a place that sells Czech & Speake? Would also love any other pointers for places besides Aedes, Saks, and Barneys...they are already on the list.
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    I know there are already 2-4 other NYC threads here, but this is a little more specific so I hope nobody minds.

    On Friday I'll be hopping in a car with 3 other guys and taking off for NYC, and by Monday we'll be on our way home. Of course, this means that my time in the city is limited and, although I'd love to, I can't spend a day browsing fragrance boutiques. I would though, like to visit at least one or two. So what's going to be the most worth it? Aedes? The Creed or Bond No. 9 stores? If I buy anything, it'll be small (and definitely not a Creed or Bond) because the majority of the little money I'm bringing is so that I can eat, so I'm hoping to stop by somewhere that is a little bit generous with testers and giving out samples.

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    Go to Aedes. Buy something.
    Bigelow and Enfleurage are an easy walk from there.

    Your second best option is the Fifth Ave area with Bergdorf, Henri Bendel, and others.
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    I was able to stop by Aedes, the bond street Bond No. 9 store, and MiN.
    Aedes was absolutely stunning. When I shyly asked about a sample or two, the owner asked me what all I was interested in, disappeared for a minute, then came back up from the basement with a gift sack full of samples. He then got out some vials and made me some Amouage samples and one of the Aedes EDP. In total, about 25 samples. Such nice people with a true passion for fragrance.

    The Bond store was neat, but as an 18 year old guy I felt a little out of place. The woman who was 'helping' me was very friendly, talkative, and nice, but it was very clear that she knew I wasn't going to be dropping $200 on a bottle, so she was just sort of babysitting and making sure I didn't touch too much. I was hoping to try out a few more things there than I did, but she was nice enough to send me out the door with a few samples.

    I had no clue that MiN was a fragrance store, I just walked in out of curiosity. The guy working there was fantastic. He gave my friend and I a mini tour of the store, going from brand to brand and showing us what he liked and then spraying anything that we were interested in, and also providing a few samples. It was great to experience all of the CB I Hate Perfumes, Miller Harris, and Penhaligons stuff.

    Sadly, I only spent about $160 dollars over the course of 3 days, and most of that was on food. I could have bought some fake GIT in Chinatown, but I figured it probably wasn't the best idea.

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