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    Question Duty Free Spree/Favorite Airport for a Fragrance Binge

    One of my favorite parts of travelling abroad is shopping the Duty Free stores at the airport. My question is: what is your favorite airport in the world for duty-free fragrance shopping?
    I find Newark Liberty to be just pitiful, JFK is good, but it's the usual Sephora suspects, Schipol/Amsterdam is very good, CDG/Paris is a dream, of course, Mexico City, not bad, but prices aren't as good as others, Bonn/Cologne is very limited.

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    Default Re: Duty Free Spree/Favorite Airport for a Fragrance Binge

    Heathrow is pretty good.

    Boston is terrible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakerloo Line
    Heathrow is pretty good.

    Boston is terrible.
    Heathrow is a giant mall. I haven't had the pleasure of flying international from Logan.
    I'm making a pilgrimage to the Serge Lutens, Caron and Guerlain shops in Paris.
    I fly back to the US through CDG Paris Monday, can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles
    Heathrow is a giant mall. I haven't had the pleasure of flying international from Logan.
    I'm making a pilgrimage to the Serge Lutens, Caron and Guerlain shops in Paris.
    I fly back to the US through CDG Paris Monday, can't wait.


    Lucky you, my flight was in Terminal 2A, and there was nothing. You must be in Terminal 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markc
    Lucky you, my flight was in Terminal 2A, and there was nothing. You must be in Terminal 1.
    The CDG Air France terminal is amazing, Hermes Boutique, etc. But the Delta terminal was bad. I'm on Continental this time - I'm not sure which terminal it leaves from. I will cross my fingers.

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    I found the most extensive offerings in the whole of Latin America in Buenos Aires Ezeiza(Sp?). Rio and Sampa are weak on brandnames but pretty strong on domestic fragrances made by Natura and O Boticario and of course, cachaša.

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    Heathrow's alright, was there a year ago. The Seoul airport in Korea is so huge, many fragrances over 10+ fragrance stores. The new International airport in Thailand is nice too, they have the whole M7 stuff

    Seattle, China, Paris, Las Vegas, Hawaii, arnt' that great
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    Quote Originally Posted by thisbekevinn
    Heathrow's alright, was there a year ago. The Seoul airport in Korea is so huge, many fragrances over 10+ fragrance stores. The new International airport in Thailand is nice too, they have the whole M7 stuff

    Seattle, China, Paris, Las Vegas, Hawaii, arnt' that great
    I forgot about the Seoul airport. The retail there is awesome. I didn't buy any frags, but I spent hours looking. They have two full-on Chanel Boutiques. Too bad the prices are inflated. Mexico City airport had a 1/2 off bargain bin in one Duty Free and I could shoot myself for not grabbing the Costume National bottle for $25. The SA's are really agressive there - you run from them or they spray you with whatever they're pushing that week and of course a bottle of Tequila
    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Duty Free Spree/Favorite Airport for a Fragrance Binge

    This list I visited last year:

    Aruba: Nice for a little island
    Miami:Poor for a huge airport
    Santiago: Average, not all brands
    Bogota: Average, nice girls selling, some corner with interesting offers
    Buenos Aires: Not good,not bad. I want to buy Joop,Vera Wang and Hanae MOri, and they didnt have it

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