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Thread: The Perfumed Court
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Last edited by Onychophora; 2nd October 2008 at 04:28 AM.
I've only skimmed the first 180 posts, so excuse me if this is repetitive, but I'll just add my .02:
I'm a pretty ardent TPC customer, and if you're looking for exclusive, oddball items there's really no other game in town (where else am I going to get a decent decant of say...Le Labo Aldehyde 44?). Likewise if you want more than 1ml. [If you're just looking for 1ml samples of a more commonly available item, there are places you can do better.] There is some incongruity in TPC prices for some fragrances. It's not just a pure retail cost/ml = TPC cost/ml. This makes sense when you factor in how difficult it is to get some fragrances, but sometimes even this doesn't make sense. For example, why are some Chanel Exclusifs more per/ml than others? They all cost the same, and they are all equally available. On the other hand, being able to offer so many fragrances means footing the cost of paying for them, and not every fragrance necessarily sells very quickly. TPC stocks some obscure Parfumerie Generale items - lord knows how they got them and how much they cost - that I doubt sell very well. These are costs that need to be recouped elsewhere.
This irritation is very minor, though, and on the whole I'd be very disappointed if TPC were to go away. I don't need to spend $190/bottle for a 200ml Chanel Excusif when I may use 20-30ml a year. For less than the same $190 I can have 15ml decants of nearly the whole line.
On the whole I assume that the (very nice!) people who run TPC aren't raking in huge profits, but rather making an acceptable profit and enjoying the opportunity to work in fragrances (and to have so many options of what to wear in the morning!). There's nothing wrong with that. Reading some of the posts I get the sense that people resent any sale that isn't at cost, which is just an absurd way to look at things.
I've bought decants through Perfumed Court and I don't think they're expensive, and I'm pretty poor. I don't buy the biggest sizes (except for Habit Rouge which was a reasonable price), I just sample. And I've been able to sample some scents that I've waited a whole lifetime to try. I think that Perfumed Court provides an excellent service.
The more choices we have.... the better it is for the consumer. (us) So let's hope they stick around! But psst.. don't forget BN decanters!
I recently purchased some decants from The Perfumed Court. Not only were they not filled up all the way, but I am sure the fragrances were watered down and not the real thing. I had read so many good posts about this site and frankly was super surprised to find the opposite was true.
When I complained I was basically told to bugger off and tough luck. What is the fragrance world coming to when you can't even get a good decant?
I just don't understand how they can tout themselves as ethical when they are not. Has anyone had a similar experience?
I haven't heard about anyone getting problematic decants from them yet. Personally, I've never bought from them myself... their prices and my wallet don't play well together.
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Not only are their prices out of whack, I don't see how they stay in business and the perfume companies don't put a stop to thier antics. the decants are mostly fake and the customer service is terrible. They must be making a load of money.
I've gotten a dozen things from them and only had good experiences.
I never had any problems with them, either.
I love cologne.
I've also had good experiences. Very good service.
Only (very) good experiences with TPC. Several times I think I have gotten stronger versions (extra aoud in Montale´s, Annick Goutal in edp instead of edt).
Strongly recommended if you ask me.
Last edited by pelle; 31st October 2008 at 12:10 PM.
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I too have had only good (or great) experiences with the Perfumed Court. I think they offer a viable service for decants. Never felt as though I was getting ripped off or cheated. I use them quite often and will in the future. Highly recommend them.
Same here. Only once they forgot to ship one of the 4 enveloppes my package was divided into.
I sent an email to warn them, they shiped it on the very same day and I had it 3-4 days after.
Great service as well. I love tpc.
Current top 10 in no particular order : Malle - Carnal Flower (pre 2008) ; Montale - Black Aoud ; Bond #9 - Silver Factory ; Tauer - L'air du désert marocain ; C&Z - No 88 ; Francis K. - APOM ; Creed - Aventus ; Amouage - Epic ; Profumum - Dulcis In Fundo ; Amouage - Opus V
I have had only great expereinces with the ladies of TPC. Everything I have gone on to buy a bottle of has smelled exactly like the juice I've obtained from TPC. I have never had any hint of things being "watered down". The decant not filled to the top might be explained away as I've received a number of 5mL decants in 8mL atomizers. It might just be case of the volume you ordered in a bigger container than you ordered.
I hope this is all just a misunderstanding as I find TPC and other decanters to be an invaluable resource for colognoisseurs like me.
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Last edited by the_good_life; 31st October 2008 at 12:20 PM.
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Frankenscent-- on your own thread you never came back to say what you had ordered. You are new to Basenotes as of today. Did you just sign up to bash them?
I have been spending about $200.00 a month since the beginning of The Perfumed Court. All samples were the real deal. I did have one sample that arrived broken. It was galdy replaced with a simple e-mail from me. Professional, courteous and honest women offering a valuable service to perfume aficionados.
Only one experience and it was very positive. My only complaint about TPC is that their prices are a bit high. But that's not a costumer-service problem. They offer what they offer and you pay for it or you don't. And if you do, you get excellent service and great product, in my experience.
Down with trolls! They're ugly and hairy, and they smell bad!
I've ordered from TPC several times and have been more than satisfied, although I'm up to my neck in little sachets....
Off-topic now: congratulations on reaching 3,000 posts The-Good-Life!!
Last edited by Snafoo; 31st October 2008 at 01:34 PM.
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Thanks, you just reminded me that I've been meaning to order some decants. I think I will do that today.Thanks again.....Ron
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
I've placed 8 orders with TPC in the last two months, and not only were they:
1) ALL REAL
2) FILLED ALL THE WAY UP
3) FAIR PRICES on very obscure items
But, the ONE time I had leakage from one of the samples, they immediately replaced it, free of charge.
Time to get the moderators in on banning this guy.
I don't know what your problem is/was but the Perfumed Court was always happy to help me out when I thought something was wrong with a decant.
You are a troll because you didn't tell us what you ordered, why you thought the fragrances were watered down and your two lonely posts are bashing and instigating a flame war.
Every member here so far has nothing but praise, there is no need for a thread like this.
And in case you do have a legitimate complaint, if you check your order, sometimes the vials are 1/2 ml in a 1ml vial, this is normal and most vessels are slightly larger than their stated size so as to not overfill them. Contact TPC directly and they will help you.
2.2 The Basenotes Community is not a venue for personal or private vendettas.
Keep your personal business as just that – personal. This forum is not a venue for the resolution of personal disputes with members or companies.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
I have purchased decants from TPC and from many other sites. I buy what interests me, I buy what I can afford, and I have never been dissatisfied with the service of any of the decanters, nor do I believe I have ever been sold a fake.
This is an old and longstanding post, but I just had to comment. Yes, TPC is expensive, but you know what you are getting, it's as fresh as can be, and can you imagine having the patience to decant, with a fresh pipette and/or funnel, 100 1 ml vials of different fragrances, labeling them, packaging them (very carefully) and then shipping? It's very labor intensive. I've done a few decants myself and inevitably make a mess ( I'm not exactly the fine motor skills poster girl!) and get bored after about 6 samples. I think they do a great job, and overall, save me money since fragrances I might have purchased blindly, I now get to try first, and there have been MANY that I thought I would love, based on the notes pyramid, that actually have been near scrubbers. So.....I'm thrilled that they provide their service, and no one else does it as well or with so many great and hard to find fragrances. (PS, I'm in no way affiliated, though I should probably have stock!). ^_^
P.S. I'm sorry if I've totally duplicated previous supportive posts here in mine..I only scanned about half!!
Last edited by lizzie_j; 2nd November 2008 at 05:23 PM. Reason: addendum
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I ordered 5 samples a week ago and within a few days received 2 of them. I shot them an email asking about the others and was told that if I had read the about us page, I would have known they would be coming from possibly 3 different people. WTF??!!!
Last time I order from them straight up. How freakin hard is it to LMK that in the order confirmation. No telling when I'll get the other 3.....and of course, the 3 I'm waiting on are the ones I really wanted to sample.