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    Default Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    I received a mail from this new company and was initially very excited about the idea of a company specialising in decants, but when I saw their prices it left me cold. Eg. for a 1ml sample of Gin Fizz, ( Lubin ) they wanted $18. I recently bought a 100ml bottle on ebay for $12.
    Does anyone have good opinions on their prices ?

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    Maybe it is pure parfum opposed to an EdT?

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    I looked around on there and found the same thing. Some are astronomical.. some of the larger decants cost more than buying a new bottle retail.
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    I like their concept and I'm glad their service is available, but I agree, their prices are "out of wack".

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    The LVMH of decants ..
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    Default Re: Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    Plus we have the added benefit of knowing the stuff on ebay is not counterfeit. They said so.

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    Well, I suppose they want to make money. You can't blame them for trying to make a buck. I won't be using their services either but they do have some great fragrances for sale. My collection is so large that cost can really be a factor when shopping. Personally, I love Ebay for that very reason.

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    Default Re: Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    They are charging $10 per 1ml of some things. At that rate, the flacon of Feuille Verte I wanted to buy from them would have cost $8,500. (compared to $400 retail)
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    Whatever happened to the carefully worded ads of b94new and oh gosh the Basenotes name escapes me of Fateh (which I also am probably spelling wrong) whose ad used to say "decants at unbelievable prices"? You know he had an old fashioned bicycle as his avatar.

    It's be nice to see them doing their thing again!

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    Sounds like Perfumed Court is just trying to capitalize on the recent clampdown on decant sales over the net. Are the parties who complained to sites such as ebay going to do the same thing with this company or is there some sinister connection?

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    Hmm.. I have ordered from them twice already and been very satisfied.

    I use to order from one of the ladies for the past 2 years, and she's supper fast and the product is genuine.

    Also, if find the prices ok...18$ ones is usually for pure Parfums..so it not that bad.

    I find it way better than spending money on ebay and I may not like it

    I wanted to try Mouchoir de Monsieur cause I like Jicky. There were two options buy from Amazon at 100 and risk not liking it or pay 4$ at the perfume court for a vial and try it......Turns out I did not like it.
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    There was a thread started in the Fragrance Industry Discussion Board. I purchased an ounce decant from a basenoter in the past. Nice glass bottle, properly labeled and the scent itself was fresh and authentic. Recently finishing it, I decided to purchase another. What cost me 28 USD shipped before, I would have to purchase from them at 116.00 USD without shipping. The Creed 30 ml bottles BNIB here cost 90 dollars. I purchased decants in the past because they were cheaper then bottles, now its the other way around. Not only this, but various other items are extremely over priced. I understand about profits, but this is just greedy.

    I wrote a brief comment asking why their prices are so high and suggested lowering them to gain more customers, but I received a very brief "Thank you for your suggestions" comment back.

    I will also not be doing business with them.

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    I've bought a lot from Diane in the past, but y'all are right. These prices are way too high. i went there to get a decant of TauerL'Air du desert marocain and an 8 ml decant was $32.50. A full bottle is just $80 at Luckyscent and Luckyscent is expensive too. Using their math, the bottle would have cost $203! Same thing with L'Artisan Safran Troublant. I love decants for the same reason ManlyScent stated, but damn!
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    ok Phantagrow, that's who it is, I got 10 ml of l'air for something like $9-12 from him....

    and b94new always sold for way way less than the 1/6 oz price decants of fragrant frips etc, but for nearly double the size at 1/4 oz

    try them, I'm sure they're still willing to help and b94new's selection is pretty extensive.
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    Default Re: Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    Let me start out by saying that I have purchased in the past from all three women involved with Perfumed Court and was very satisified with each and every order. I think the idea was wonderful and I wish the ladies success ... HOWEVER, I am extremely disappointed in the way the prices have skyrocketed. I guess there is just not enough competition to keep the prices reasonable. Two weeks before the Perfumed Court opened, I bought a 5ml decant of Cuir Mauresque from one of the sellers for $15, that same 5ml decant is now $30. Every decant that I had been thinking about buying was increased by similar pricing, across the board. The tiny 1ml samples are all increased, and we're not talking small percentages either ...

    Oh, and they no longer give free samples with an order. You have to buy $100 worth to get a 5% discount on a future purchase.

    I really had high hopes for the Perfumed Court but I'm afraid that they have priced me out.
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    Looks like its not named "The Perfumed Court" for nothing .. only royals need apply !
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    A. that website cost a fortune

    B. If you operate a business on the web, payments handled by Yahoo etc. How much insurance should you buy? How much do you need?

    3. Vote with your feet. We Americans hold our heads up proudly and declare, I cannot afford these French Juices, a big screen TV, Johnny Walker Blue Label and a pair of Borzoi hounds on what my wifes making.

    D. If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
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    Totally agree with all the negative comments regarding their pricing. They do have an awesome selection but I ended up ordering from First-In-Fragrance. I received my samples in less than a week and I only paid 5EURO for shipping to US.

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    Eat the fuckin rich
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    One of the ladies from the Perfumed Court handed out free decants of some of her stuff at the Chicago B-notes gathering a few months ago. I picked Guerlain's Cologne du 68 and fell in love with it. Mindblowing indeed! Of course, I can not find it anywhere but for decants on her site. How dare she hook me like this? Have I made a purchase from her? Not yet, not yet...
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    I recently ordered from Perfumed Court, and I was really pleased with the service. Yes, the prices seem a bit much, but I look at it this way: I am extremely picky in what I wear, and I am confident I save myself a bit of $$$ by getting the decants of the high-end stuff I want to try.

    After getting burned by L'Artisan's Ananas Fizz, I've made it a personal policy to get decants when possible. No more impulse buys after sampling once.
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    Default Re: Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDevilSF View Post
    I recently ordered from Perfumed Court, and I was really pleased with the service. Yes, the prices seem a bit much, but I look at it this way: I am extremely picky in what I wear, and I am confident I save myself a bit of $$$ by getting the decants of the high-end stuff I want to try.

    After getting burned by L'Artisan's Ananas Fizz, I've made it a personal policy to get decants when possible. No more impulse buys after sampling once.
    I agree with you. In my case I'm absolutely new to the world of fragrances, so now I want to try as many of them as possible - and the choice in The Perfumed Court is really great. Surely I'll order from First in Fragrance as well, from Luckyscent, but they do not have all fragrances i want to test. So I think The Perfumed Court is strong in their variety of fragrances

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    I completely tore apart aedes.com, lusciouscargo.com, beautycafe.com, beautyhabit.com, theperfumeshoppe.com, and luckyscent.com

    This is one of the last sites (along with firstinfragrance) that I am gathering samples from.

    I stumbled upon an incredible website a month ago that had so many samples. It had everything from the third man, to m7, to le dandy, etc. yet I lost the link and have been hopelessly searching for the website every since.

    I never buy a fragrance blind. I'm a very stingy person and although samples can cost a lot of money after the prices start stacking up, it's a lot more worth it than having a bottle to just collect dust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matreal View Post
    I completely tore apart aedes.com, lusciouscargo.com, beautycafe.com, beautyhabit.com, theperfumeshoppe.com, and luckyscent.com
    but do they ship internationally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laim View Post
    but do they ship internationally?
    Aedes only ships in the US

    I'm not sure about www.lusciouscargo.com They don't say whether they do or don't. Might have to just try to have them deliver and if it's not an option then that solves that question.

    www.beautycafe.com ships to Canada, Mexico, and Western Europe

    Ships International
    www.beautyhabit.com
    www.Theperfumeshoppe.com
    www.Luckyscent.com

    And http://ausliebezumduft.de/index.php is based out of Germany and they ship international.
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    matreal, thank you so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by laim View Post
    matreal, thank you so much
    you're very welcome!

    I also forgot to mention

    http://www.lacremebeauty.com/product...roducts_id=748

    They also ship international. On some of the websites the link to the sample program can be hard to find. If you have any trouble finding them, just let me know and I'll point you in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matreal View Post
    you're very welcome!
    I also forgot to mention
    http://www.lacremebeauty.com/product...roducts_id=748
    They also ship international. On some of the websites the link to the sample program can be hard to find. If you have any trouble finding them, just let me know and I'll point you in the right direction.
    that's great! You're very kind, thanks especially I liked this sentence here: "All Serge Lutens fragrances are available for sampling as well.":bounce:Yeah! Actually I ordered only from Luckyscent, First in Fragrance (or so called 'Aus Liebe zum Duft') and The Perfumed Court. But you helped me a lot - now I see there are some other great places

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    Default Re: Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    Well, the cost of the website won't matter if:
    A.) They offered the decants at a lower price, and sold more of them, or
    2.) (Winking at you fredericktoo) They offer the decants at the prices they have now, don't sell enough to stay in business, and have to shut down the website, netting losses.
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