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    The girls at the Diptyque store on Bleecker seemed to be pretty generous with samples.

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    Just north of NYC in White Plains, NY (also just a few miles south of Greenwich, CT) is a place called Eau de Luxe. Carries a wide range of stuff from commercial to niche - Amouage, Creed, Serge Lutens, by Kilians, etc...- in store and specializes in hard to find items. Prices are about the same or better than many of the online sites (also currently running a "text to phone promotions" for a 20% discount) and ofetn supplies to Fragrancenet, fragrancex, beautyencounter,etc... The owner is very personable and a pleasure to deal with. No web site yet but may be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 914-328-3358. The street address is 188 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY 10601.

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    They sell the entire Comme des Garcons line at a small store (in Midtown) called Opening Ceremony - which is located inside the Ace Hotel: http://www.acehotel.com/newyork/shopping. Of course you could always just go to Barneys (Uptown) or the CdG boutique (in SoHo) but the OC store is a bit more centrally located.

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    Hey guys, let me start out by saying I have no affiliation with this store, but i thought you guys should be aware of MIN New York. Like Aedes, they're a small NY boutique that carries a huge variety of perfume lines.

    They carry the full lines of By Killian, Amouage, Penhaligans, Trumpers, L'Artisan, Perfume d'Empire, Linari, Bigelow, CB I Hate Perfume, Miller Harris, Taylor of Old Bond St, Frapin, Czech and Speake and a few others.

    They are not far from where I work in lower Manhattan so I've become a lunch-hour regular. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Defiantly worth a visit if you're coming to the Big Apple.

    https://minnewyork.com/

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    Sahara International Shop
    142-60 Rockaway Blvd.
    S. Ozone Park, NY 11436
    Ph : 718-404-9417


    Sahara's has a large variety of Exotic oils , oriental perfumes and arabic incense

    The store carries brands like Rasasi and Surrati which are big names in the middle-east for Oud , agarwood

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    For the would be perfumers in the house or folks who just want to smell specific notes outside of a blend- check out:
    Enfleurage at 321 Bleecker Street, (between Christopher and Grove) New York, NY 10014
    http://enfleurage.com/
    They carry rare and hard to find essences that the store owner personally sources from around the world.
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    Lafco NY -- 285 Lafayette Street (2 blocks east of Broadway, just south of Houston)

    They carry a ton of Santa Maria Novella stuff (as the official distributors of the line in the U.S.), as well as Lorenzo Villoresi and Eau d'Italie's home and beauty lines.

    Beautiful store, with a pretty big selection of candles (including their own handmade ones) and whatever else people use to scent their homes (not my kind of thing so I didn't pay attention).

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    I had a list of every line that Henri Bendel carries somewhere and now I can't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    I had a list of every line that Henri Bendel carries somewhere and now I can't find it.
    Found it.

    I am under the impression Bendel gets new lines and ditches slow-moving ones on a fairly regular basis. Accurate-ish as of two weeks ago.:


    Aftelier
    Ajne (I think, I can't make out my own shorthand)
    Annick Goutal
    Azagury
    Caron
    Carthusia
    Child
    Chloe
    Chanel (main line only, no Exclusifs)
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique
    Escentric
    Etat Libre d'Orange
    Histoires de Parfums
    Honore de Pres
    Juliette Has A Gun
    L'Artisan (separate mini boutique)
    Les Senteurs Gourmandes
    Lubin
    Nasomatto
    Kai
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    Memoire Liquide (with personalized fragrance booth)
    Molinard
    Neil Morris
    Nez a Nez
    Povoy (?? Shorthand malfunction?)
    Profumi del Forte
    Six Scents: Series 1, 2, 3
    Smiley
    So Oud
    Velvet Rope

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    So glad someone pointed me to this thread. I'm in NYC this coming week. Aedes sounds wonderful!
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    I am fortunate that I have been assigned to work in Manhattan for a few months. I would like to use this time to explore some exclusive fragrance boutiques and perhaps even treat myself to two or three. So the question is, other than Bond 9, can anyone recommend any great places to shop for men's fragrance. Thaks for the assistance.

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    Enjoy the city!

    My favorite smelling destinations: For niche: Aedes de Venustas (down on Christopher street, many brands from Amouage, Serge Lutens etc etc), Henri Bendel (Etat Libre, Artisan parfumeur, Maitre Gantier etc etc), Barneys (Malle etc etc).
    Also, Bergdorf Goodman (both male and female sides. Includes Amouage and a full-range Guerlain counter); Chanel boutique (for the Chanel exclusives and the Chanel extraits).
    A few brands also have standalone boutiques (eg Le Labo, Malle), but they can also be found at some of the above.

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    NYC is a fun place to shop for perfumes!

    Here are some threads that may help:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/177...-York-New-York

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/177...-option-in-NYC
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    Not to forget the wholesale fragrance district between 23rd street and 32nd on Broadway for cheapies and designer scents. Cash only accepted. Understanding Punjabi or Urdu is a plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Enjoy the city!

    My favorite smelling destinations: For niche: Aedes de Venustas (down on Christopher street, many brands from Amouage, Serge Lutens etc etc), Henri Bendel (Etat Libre, Artisan parfumeur, Maitre Gantier etc etc), Barneys (Malle etc etc).
    Also, Bergdorf Goodman (both male and female sides. Includes Amouage and a full-range Guerlain counter); Chanel boutique (for the Chanel exclusives and the Chanel extraits).
    A few brands also have standalone boutiques (eg Le Labo, Malle), but they can also be found at some of the above.

    cacio
    Aedes have a a good selection of scents, but few truly exclusive that cannot be bought elsewhere.

    Be prepared to be scowled at or received a snippy answer when you ask questions. The rudeness of the staff have already been discussed on the boards.
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    I've had only positive experiences with Aedes, but then I've only visited the store in person, never had to deal with them over the phone as Primrose did, and we have not been treated rudely in person.

    The owners/salespeople will let you test without interference, and will assist you when you request it. They are also generous with samples. That is enough for me as a shopper. Visit and form your own opinions, is my advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    The owners/salespeople will let you test without interference, and will assist you when you request it. They are also generous with samples.
    That has been my experience also.

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    The wholesale fragrance district between 23rd street and 32nd on Broadway for cheapies and designer scents. Cash only accepted.

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    Default Re: New York, New York

    I'm off to New York (first trip to the US) in late November, and will be taking the opportunity to shop for fragrances.

    Does anywhere stock L'air du Desert Marocain by Tauer perfurmes?

    I have a Guerlain and Chanel exclusifs on my list, but LDDM was going to make the top 3 on the must purchase list.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyler-durden View Post
    I'm off to New York (first trip to the US) in late November, and will be taking the opportunity to shop for fragrances.

    Does anywhere stock L'air du Desert Marocain by Tauer perfurmes?

    I have a Guerlain and Chanel exclusifs on my list, but LDDM was going to make the top 3 on the must purchase list.

    Thanks.
    Tauer's website lists this salon in NYC:

    USA: Woodley and Bunny, 196 N 10th street, Brooklny, NY 11211, www.woodleyandbunny.com


    The website didn't show LDDM in its list of Tauer frags, but I phoned to inquire. The woman I spoke to said LDDM is temporarily out of stock; the package containing LDDM is stuck in Customs (she said) but added that they should have it back in stock in about 2 weeks.

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    Default Wanted: NYC shopping experience, sublime to ridiculous!

    At the end of the month, I'm going to be in NYC for a day or two, with some time on my hands to do some sniffing if not buying. Mainly, I'm after two (window)shopping experiences:

    1/ The craziest and most frantic possible, just to feel what it feels like, in the presence of hopped-up SAs that won't take no for an answer. I'm thinking the Macy's on 34th Street. Think that'll be my best bet? Any other suggestions in this category? What about places that'll take one look at my tattered sneakers and not give me the time of day? (P.S., I'm trying to stay beneath 34th Street ...)

    2/ The most delightful and sublime. Are there one or two shops where just stepping into them is going to cleanse me of all that I just experienced in, say, Macy's?

    Thanks for any suggestions y'all might have!
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    Please see my swap thread for what I have to offer. Lots of big names, lots of niche, just lots, including decants of the brand new A*Men Chili Pepper and Czech & Speake No. 88 ....

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    Default Re: Wanted: NYC shopping experience, sublime to ridiculous!

    For the sublime, where you can test all you like and not be bugged to buy, I recommend Aedes de Venustas on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. Lots of great niche fragrances to try. From what I've read (I haven't been there yet) another may be MiN New York.

    I avoid places where SAs push me to buy, so can't recommend any in NYC.
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    I second 30 Roses with Aedes de Venustas in the Village and MiN NY on Crosby St. While you're near Aedes, stop by Bigelow and Co on 6th Ave/ Greenwich. There you'll find a huge selection of rare niche brands such as Nasamotto, Maison Francis Kurkjian, Cartusia, etc.

    If you're into Bond No. 9, stop by their flagship store at 9 Bond St. Customer Service there is unbelievable. Ask for Veronica or Karina.

    As for your first idea, Macy's is a good choice. If you don't mind going a little north of 34th (49th and 5th to be exact) a better option is Saks 5th. You'll get the same frantic snooty treatment, but there's a much better selection.

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    Default Re: Wanted: NYC shopping experience, sublime to ridiculous!

    Henri Bendel
    Min NY
    Aedes
    Bergdorf
    Saks
    Barneys

    Macy's and Bloomingdales for the first type of experience

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    Default Re: Wanted: NYC shopping experience, sublime to ridiculous!

    I tend to prefer the area around 57th for perfumes, as indicated by hednic (Henri Bendel, Bergdorf, Chanel, Dior, Barneys). Apart from Aedes, it's hard to think of a richer and plusher place than Bergdorf Goodman, or with quirkier niche than Henri Bendel. But if you want to stay under 34th, for sublime experience, +1 Aedes for niche (and +1 nearby Bigelow on 6th, which has some interesting brands too).

    I don't think anybody really cares about the look, at least south of 34th, so I can't think of experience (1). Other stores in Soho I like are the Le Labo on elizabeth street (and Aesop in front of it, for Mystra and Marrakech), the Chanel boutique, and Odin on Lafayette (for Odin and Histoires de parfums).

    cacio

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    Default Re: Wanted: NYC shopping experience, sublime to ridiculous!

    Suggestion from a New Yorker: avoid Macy's -- its really depressing this time of year. Unless you are into feeling like cattle being prodded by part time sales staff who don't know anything about fragrance.


    My suggestion: go downtown.

    Le Labo
    two stores down is the new: Artelier fragrance store
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    Bloomingdales
    Bond
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    Bergdorfs and Barneys - you've knocked out a lot of fragrance lines in just two places. Add some boutiques if you have time. The Creed Boutique is a few blocks north of Barneys. It's fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfume_Hound_Dog View Post
    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.
    I can certainly vouch for this. As always with stores like this, you should exercise caution. However, I stopped by Perfume Americana (broadway and 30th Street) today and picked up a 3.4oz Boucheron Pour Homme EDP for $65 with no tax. This fragrance retails for $125 + tax at department stores and is actually very hard to find. Definitely authentic: tight and neat shrink-wrap, quality box with thick cardboard stabilizing interior lid, and completely identical bottle to my department store purchased one that just ran out. For mainstream EDT and EDP (and sometimes gift sets) this store blows away department stores in pricing; even the sales people are very helpful and surprisingly knowledgeable in the area. When I asked the guy about YSL M7 he not only knew that it was discontinued in the US and only sold in Europe, but he offered to call me when they got the occasional shipment in, AND he offered me a 65% discount which was 20% higher than they normally offer customers. Very very good store.

    WARNING: sometimes, these stores don't have authentic products, but it should be fairly obvious what's good and what's not. Designers go to great lengths to make everything, from packaging to bottle, look like it's designer quality. If something looks crappy, it's probably fake. It's more of a common sense thing than anything else. But just be wary because even at great places like Perfume Americana I'm sure there will be fakes hiding on the shelves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oolafsson View Post
    I can certainly vouch for this. As always with stores like this, you should exercise caution. However, I stopped by Perfume Americana (broadway and 30th Street) today and picked up a 3.4oz Boucheron Pour Homme EDP for $65 with no tax. This fragrance retails for $125 + tax at department stores and is actually very hard to find. Definitely authentic: tight and neat shrink-wrap, quality box with thick cardboard stabilizing interior lid, and completely identical bottle to my department store purchased one that just ran out. For mainstream EDT and EDP (and sometimes gift sets) this store blows away department stores in pricing; even the sales people are very helpful and surprisingly knowledgeable in the area. When I asked the guy about YSL M7 he not only knew that it was discontinued in the US and only sold in Europe, but he offered to call me when they got the occasional shipment in, AND he offered me a 65% discount which was 20% higher than they normally offer customers. Very very good store.

    WARNING: sometimes, these stores don't have authentic products, but it should be fairly obvious what's good and what's not. Designers go to great lengths to make everything, from packaging to bottle, look like it's designer quality. If something looks crappy, it's probably fake. It's more of a common sense thing than anything else. But just be wary because even at great places like Perfume Americana I'm sure there will be fakes hiding on the shelves.
    They have a website also where you can order directly online if you can't get to their store.

    http://www.namebrandsperfume.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    They have a website also where you can order directly online if you can't get to their store.

    http://www.namebrandsperfume.com/
    Yes, hednic is absolutely right here, HOWEVER, if you're able to make it into the store they are flexible on pricing, and in other cases just completely inconsistent. The 3.4oz Boucheron I described in my post above was $65 in the store without any bargaining but is clearly listed at $78, a $13 premium to the in-store pricing, and naturally there is no bargaining through online ordering. Just a heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oolafsson View Post
    The 3.4oz Boucheron I described in my post above was $65 in the store without any bargaining but is clearly listed at $78, a $13 premium to the in-store pricing, and naturally there is no bargaining through online ordering.
    I think the bottom line is they just want to make the sale. If they know you have cash and are ready to buy, in store you can get a better deal and walk away with a cheaper purchase. In any case - a very nifty place.

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