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    Question Best online retailers, reviews, etc.

    Many BNoters seem to use Scentiments.com. I have never used them, but their prices are great! They ship out of South Florida. I'd be a little concerned getting frags from them during the summer, but then again, they probably hit 105 degrees F in the back of those UPS trucks anyway!

    I have used Perfume Emporium. I'll give them 3 out of 10 because they are hard to reach (email only and phone contact is spotty). I did get my orders, new in box, and well packed, but they ship USPS and do not provide any tracking. I think they ship out of California.

    I have also used Fragrancenet.com. I'll give them a 9. They send periodic emails tracking your shipment (UPS). The prices are just a bit higher than Scentiments, and they include samples (usually nothing to write home about).
    They ship out of New York.

    Did I leave anyone out besides Ebay (too much work for me)?

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    The following have always been reliable for me.

    http://www.scentmonkey.com/index-mens.php --good prices, they sell samples.

    http://parfum1.com/perfume.asp?tb=fr...rch&category=M --elegant selection great service

    http://www.perfumebay.com/ --very broad selection inexpensive samples

    http://www.aedes.com/brand.php?cat_id=1 --niche selections, niche samples

    http://www.lusciouscargo.com/ --niche selections, niche samples

    http://luckyscent.com/ -niche selections, niche samples

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    How safe is fragrancenet.com as far as not getting a knock-off? Being based in NYC and all, where knock-off's are a dime a dozen.
    Was thinking of placing an order with them today.
    thanks!

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    www.imaginationperfumery.com They have great prices and often get new releases before other U.S. companies.

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    Default Re: Best online retailers, reviews, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by stiv
    How safe is fragrancenet.com as far as not getting a knock-off? Being based in NYC and all, where knock-off's are a dime a dozen.
    Was thinking of placing an order with them today.
    thanks!
    Fragrancenet has always been reliable for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foetidus
    Fragrancenet has always been reliable for me.
    I second that as well. I've used them once and was happy. But off late I use scentiments just for their price and prompt shipping.

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    whats the best website for samples?

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    Hi Sofreshclean!

    I have been using eBay for samples. Do a search in eBay stores. I looked for sellers with excellent feedback and those who only sell fragrances/cosmetics. I tried to purchase several samples from each seller and paid only a small shipping cost. Samples were very reasonably priced. I have no complaints so far. They were all well packaged and shipped promptly.

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    I use

    www.perfumedistributor.com


    Cheapest I've seen for alot of the Floris Stuff

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    Default Re: Best online retailers, reviews, etc.

    I use scentiments.com and ebay for my frag buying. And of course I frequent the sell/swap boards on Basenotes quite often.
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    I've spent more than I'd like to admit at Perfume Bay. Service is good and they have a large selection of sample vials.

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    I'm thinking of purchasing Cacharel Pour Homme and Nemo (very hard to come by), however, the only retailer I can find that sells them here in the UK is Amazon.

    Question: would you buy any fragrance from Amazon, especially the two mentioned above. I believe they are not manufactured anymore so I suppose the juice will be old (though wondering whether it's a risk worth taking).

    Cheers.
    Last edited by Kash; 21st January 2010 at 08:00 PM.

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    http://www.perfumeheadquarter.com/

    I've ordered from these guys via eBay auctions and let me say you can snag some great frags (I got an unboxed Dior Homme w/cap) for a steal of price. Highly recommended, keep a watch out for their auctions on eBay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    I'm thinking of purchasing Cacharel Pour Homme and Nemo (very hard to come by), however, the only retailer I can find that sells them here in the UK is Amazon.

    Question: would you buy any fragrance from Amazon, especially the two mentioned above. I believe they are not manufactured anymore so I suppose the juice will be old (though wondering whether it's a risk worth taking).

    Cheers.
    Why not buy from the BN marketplace?
    There is a European seller with a sealed 50ml bottle of Nemo for sale here.

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    Default Re: Best online retailers, reviews, etc.

    Companies that I've happily bought from include:

    Full price:
    http://www.luckyscent.com/
    http://www.aedes.com/
    Both are also good for samples.
    http://www.beautyhabit.com/

    Discounters:
    http://www.beautyencounter.com/
    http://www.parfum1.com/
    Amazon, when it's actually sold from Amazon. I'm nervous of Amazon sellers that I don't know, and the ones I do know, like BeautyEncounter, I'd rather buy direct from their site so they don't have to give up a cut.

    Decants:
    http://theperfumedcourt.com/

    I have many others bookmarked, based on their good reputation, but haven't gotten around to ordering from them.
    Last edited by ChickenFreak; 22nd January 2010 at 12:59 AM. Reason: Adjusting the lists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuigi View Post
    www.imaginationperfumery.com They have great prices and often get new releases before other U.S. companies.
    As far as I know, imaginationperfumery.com is not in business anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiv View Post
    How safe is fragrancenet.com as far as not getting a knock-off? Being based in NYC and all, where knock-off's are a dime a dozen.
    Was thinking of placing an order with them today.
    thanks!
    I use fragrancenet.com very regularly. Not a single problem so far and the perfumes are genuine.

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    I use fragrancex.com and had no problems so far. Using this one due to free shippingcosts.. to europe aswell. Decent prices aswell!
    unico grande amore.

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    Default Re: Best online retailers, reviews, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Effluve View Post
    As far as I know, imaginationperfumery.com is not in business anymore.
    Yep, they're closed. This thread was from 2006 but recently revived.

    For a more current list of online retailers see this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/207117

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    A lot of knock-offs are floating around on Ebay, so be careful. I would never buy an expensive (Creed) fragrance from Ebay. I have caught sellers -- some with high ratings and thousands of sales exclusively of perfume -- listing and selling fake products.

    How can that be? Many people don't know they received a fake and they are happy with it. Others post feedback as soon as they receive the perfume and say things like "fast shipping." If they later realize it smells nothing like the real perfume they can't change their feedback rating of the seller. For the small percent of people who know and complain that they received a knock-off, the seller simply refunds the money, Ebay cancels the sale, and no feedback can be left.

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    Default Re: Best online retailers, reviews, etc.

    i use
    www.perfumeheadquarter.com
    its trusted

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    I have used Amazon alot, and have been very pleased.

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    Default Re: Best online retailers, reviews, etc.

    www.reirien.com is a very good site.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giustino View Post
    I use fragrancex.com and had no problems so far. Using this one due to free shippingcosts.. to europe aswell. Decent prices aswell!
    I use them as well and have never had any problems. No shipping charges for me. The on-line customer service is great and very helpful.
    Currently wearing: Lui by Mazzolari

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    I think FragranceNet is the best byfar.

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