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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    If I buy le Dandy PH for $95 and I end up thinking it smells like the inside of a rendering removal truck. I lose $95.00. At $12.75 for 8ml they make lovely little stocking stuffers. Why is that so hard to understand?

    Raise your hands if you just keep buying the same thing over and over from a decanter.

    Would you be happier if they sold it at cost? Then you could just buy what you need. That would be handy.

    on another thing altogether. why does Bentley let me rent the sporty model at a bit over a grand a day? at these rates I could buy my own in 5 or 6 months.
    What's wrong with a 1 ml sample?

    Selling at cost is ridiculous. I never said anything of the sort.

    Their prices simply sky rocketed once all of them merged. I am not complaining, I am simply stating I will not be purchasing decants from them. I work in financing so I hardly need you to give me a speach about losing money. If I am unsure after sampling a frag I will purchase another sample. I don't see why you need to use 5-8 ml before you decide if you enjoy the scent or not. However, some enjoy sampling frags in that aspect. I don't, so I will only be purchasing samples. There are numerous people who look to purchase decants considering they wear several perfumes a year. My theory was simply that it is better to buy an entire bottle and have it for 3-5 years opposed to purchasing a new decant year in and year out.


    Does that upset you that I myself will not be purchasing anything more then samples?

    I'm not questioning the character of anyone here. I think it's great they have a website that is dedicated to selling a wide variety of samples and decants. However, considering the raise in prices, I assume they know how to do business. The less competition there is, the more you can charge. Instead of competing for lower prices with one another, why not merge so you can charge more together?. It's very smart on their part if that is the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matreal View Post
    I'm not questioning the character of anyone here. I think it's great they have a website that is dedicated to selling a wide variety of samples and decants. However, considering the raise in prices, I assume they know how to do business. The less competition there is, the more you can charge. Instead of competing for lower prices with one another, why not merge so you can charge more together?. It's very smart on their part if that is the case.
    you do work in finances, and now politics and diplomacy I see.
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    A simple solution. Write them and voice your displeasure about their prices and see what happens or don't buy from them. They have a right to make what they can.
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    It's a phenomenal site. A massive collection of all kinds, up to speed with new fragrances, wide variety niche, designer, vintage extraits, various other high quality stuff. Dependable people keeping the juice fresh, getting it out to you properly. A reliable connection. It's the sort of thing you wish for but often isn't around. In this case it's happening. A monumental accomplishment when you think about it. A heroic effort making the acquisitions over many years, then designing the site when the need arose. Most fragrances include notes and often descriptions. The prices are high on some of them but it's of minor importance within the bigger picture. It would be hard to ask for anything more.

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    Well said Pluran.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    It's a phenomenal site. A massive collection of all kinds, up to speed with new fragrances, wide variety niche, designer, vintage extraits, various other high quality stuff. Dependable people keeping the juice fresh, getting it out to you properly. A reliable connection. It's the sort of thing you wish for but often isn't around. In this case it's happening. A monumental accomplishment when you think about it. A heroic effort making the acquisitions over many years, then designing the site when the need arose. Most fragrances include notes and often descriptions. The prices are high on some of them but it's of minor importance within the bigger picture. It would be hard to ask for anything more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    you do work in finances, and now politics and diplomacy I see.
    I'm not sure of whether to take this as a compliment or just sarcasm on your part. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. No, I am not involved in politics and diplomacy specifically. They're are plenty of politics involved in business. Thank you though.

    Also, i am great full for what theperfumecourt is providing. If I wasn't then I would order samples elsewhere. They are singlehandedly helping to introduce amateur noses to absolutely great fragrances. i absolutely love the concept of some of their sample packages. Such as sample packages by notes, houses, perfumers, and level of experience with frangrances. i would have absolutely loved the website 10x more had I been new to the art of fragrance. However, i observed the change of three individual vendors with competitive prices to one merged company with increased prices.
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    Oh dear. Well, I started this thread simply to say how pleased I am to be able to get decants of fragrances I don't have access to. I think with decants it's a case of shopping wisely, and I'm in no way planning to go shopping at The Perfumed Court for anything and everything...only the fragrances that are not available in the UK at the moment. I think business practices are for the people in the business to decide upon, and likewise it's a case of 'buyer beware'. We all have our own budgets to consider, and at the end of the day, one person's bargain is another person's rip-off. The value of the product lies with the level of desire to own it, I guess. Hmm...bit too philosophical for a Saturday morning. I'm off shopping.
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    I have nothing but positives for The Pefumed Court. Living in OZ - pretty much all aspects of niche fragrances are expensive. To not get them here at all - or paying exorbitant shipping anyway. Having only buying decants for the last 12 months - and mainly from a great contact from Ebay, I have been blissfully unaware if the decants are expensive or not. To a degree, I have just taken the price as 'well, this is the only way I can get them', and I aint paying $200.00 AUD then another $65.00 to get a bottle of Montale Black Aoud, when I go off scents so quickly.
    To be honest, the four ladies should charge what they like. Can you imagine trying to store all those frags - in a home business which probably only started as a hobby?
    TPC - thumbs WAY up from the 'Moosh in OZ - you guys are pretty much the only way I can even DREAM of trying Guerlain Metallica!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    ... its free publicity for them !

    We are smarter than that aren't we fellow Basenoters ?
    Depending on the reader, it could be negative or positive. As for being smart, that really depends on where you intend to spend your money on decants.

    If nothing else, Perfumed Court should be considered a last resort and nothing more. Now, that's being smart...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    It's a phenomenal site. A massive collection of all kinds, up to speed with new fragrances, wide variety niche, designer, vintage extraits, various other high quality stuff. Dependable people keeping the juice fresh, getting it out to you properly. A reliable connection. It's the sort of thing you wish for but often isn't around. In this case it's happening. A monumental accomplishment when you think about it. A heroic effort making the acquisitions over many years, then designing the site when the need arose. Most fragrances include notes and often descriptions. The prices are high on some of them but it's of minor importance within the bigger picture. It would be hard to ask for anything more.
    Ditto.

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    Exactly
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    I'm not sure of whether to take this as a compliment or just sarcasm on your part.
    Sarcasm? Me? never happen.
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    Give then time, things will adjust as they learn how to run a merged business from four different locations. Startup costs are high , and if you just started out as a hobby and turned it into a business, and then combined with 3 other people, should I go on and on.

    Look guys , I have been on their side of the coin and am still reeling from the loss of my business , both financially and emotionally.

    It takes a lot of guts to do what they are doing, not to mention, money and time. LOADS AND LOADS OF TIME. I know it, I have been there.

    You want them to provide the service of bringing products to you , which you can't get easily, and at the quantity you want to test ? DO you ? If you do, please put yourself in their shoes , before you say anything.

    If I offended somebody by speaking my mind, I apologize, I didn't mean to offend anybody. I am just trying to state true facts.....
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    Give then time, things will adjust as they learn how to run a merged business from four different locations. Startup costs are high , and if you just started out as a hobby and turned it into a business, and then combined with 3 other people, should I go on and on.

    Look guys , I have been on their side of the coin and am still reeling from the loss of my business , both financially and emotionally.

    It takes a lot of guts to do what they are doing, not to mention, money and time. LOADS AND LOADS OF TIME. I know it, I have been there.

    You want them to provide the service of bringing products to you , which you can't get easily, and at the quantity you want to test ? DO you ? If you do, please put yourself in their shoes , before you say anything.

    If I offended somebody by speaking my mind, I apologize, I didn't mean to offend anybody. I am just trying to state true facts.....
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    I agree with others who have said that its a great resource. A wide selection of fragrances in one place, sold by a group of reputed sellers (from whom I have bought many decants and samples in the past) with a good site design interface.

    I would think that such a collaboration would have actually resulted in lower prices because resources could be shared, but maybe the start up costs are really that high, or maybe its some other reason. There might be some parameters influencing the pricing decision, but we dont know what they are because none of the founding members has commented on it. Eitherways, its good to have such a fragrance resource, and good business early on might decrease the prices in the future.
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    For the most part, price is ultimately determined by what the market will bear, unless artificially manipulated by events, authorities or other power sources. Competition and/or consumers help find the 'correct' market level after an adjustment period for new ventures.

    If product "B" isnt selling, sellers will have to determine if it is lack of demand, competition or price problems. As long as product "B" is selling to a level comfortable for the seller and unavalable to the willing buyer for less cost, there is little reason to lower the price.
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    I browsed and bought last night, and again I browsed today. There are now sale items and prices don't seem to be always mutiples of the 1ml size. Economy in scale seems to be factored in now. Pretty good for a store thats not been officially open two weeks.
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    Yeah their decants are expensive . . . but you are getting a great service from them. I think their concept is wonderful and I applaud what they are doing. What service you say?? It's expensive!? Many of their fragrance decants are the very hard to find, much prized vintage labels or discontinued, or unavailable in USA, or available from shops that will not offer samples at any price. So for a price they will sell you a taste before you have to fly to France to buy a bottle that you have never sampled.

    They provide access to a world of fragrance that we can sample a little at a time before we spring for an expensive blind buy on e bay. It's better to buy a 2.5 ml spritzer of a classic frag for $15 than blind buy it on ebay for $140, only to find that oops! there was a reason they stopped making that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maisonstinky View Post
    Give then time, things will adjust as they learn how to run a merged business from four different locations. Startup costs are high , and if you just started out as a hobby and turned it into a business, and then combined with 3 other people, should I go on and on.

    Look guys , I have been on their side of the coin and am still reeling from the loss of my business , both financially and emotionally.

    It takes a lot of guts to do what they are doing, not to mention, money and time. LOADS AND LOADS OF TIME. I know it, I have been there.

    You want them to provide the service of bringing products to you , which you can't get easily, and at the quantity you want to test ? DO you ? If you do, please put yourself in their shoes , before you say anything.

    If I offended somebody by speaking my mind, I apologize, I didn't mean to offend anybody. I am just trying to state true facts.....
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    Knowing at least two of these women, I have no doubts about their ethics and sense of fairness.

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    I don't think that the BN venting their opinions on this thread intended to challenge the ethics and sense of fairness of the four ladies, chaya. But undoubtly, some prices have soared, although not all. I recently bought decants from Nancy (when the PC wasn't up yet) and checked their prices now...there's a difference of maybe 1 or 2 USD, which is not bad, considering all the time and effort and costs to put up the website.

    I personally will shop elsewhere...with the Italian customs eventually strictly applying EU laws on cosmetics import, it would be totally uneconomical to receive up to four different packages for one order, since I would have to send papers and pay charges/fees for each one of them.

    To those - especially those on this side of the pond - looking for alternative decanters...don't forget that a few reputable BNers have set up a forum-style site and have a large selection at reasonable prices (PM me for details!).

    And keep an eye on the "decantable" section in the wardrobe of our fellow members. I believe this is often overlooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maisonstinky View Post
    If I offended somebody by speaking my mind, I apologize, I didn't mean to offend anybody. I am just trying to state true facts.....
    Where would we be if people didn't speak their minds? Especially on a forum! I find this one of the most polite respectful forums I've ever been on.
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    I buy from the Perfumed Court too.
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    we are doing them a pretty big service as well. to get a fragrance collection that big you either have to

    a: be incredibly rich

    b: think of a way to have a hundred people constantly splitting bottle purchases with you. I decanted for a while on ebay, it was great, made a bunch of money and got a bunch of bottles for free. what theyre doing is not that hard people, dont play them as saints, there is clearly some motivation on their part.

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    As a newbie fragrance freak, I was real happy with their service and selection. Since I don't have prior history (and I personally LOATHE eBay - but that's a whole 'nother story), I didn't find their pricing that out of whack for what I was looking for - small samples of stuff that I would normally have to spend lots of $$$ for a full bottle of something I may or may not like.

    It was apparent to me that these ladies spent a great deal of time, thought, effort and money to get their business model, service and website right.

    I am aware there are other fantastic places to get samples (Luckyscent is one of my faves). But it strikes me that the service they are providing is a lower-risk way to try out stuff I may never be exposed to - exclusives, imports, etc.

    Just a newbie's 2 cents worth....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    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.
    shadesofbleu, I could not have said it better myself!! That exactly sums up my thoughts on The Perfumed Court. I was toying with the idea of buying some Lutens decants, but quickly realized that my budget would NOT allow.



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    I'd be a bit more than a little concerned about the "Unavailabe in the US" selections and whether TPC is conforming to all commercial import regulations...it's the line between gray and black markets.

    And the gov't sees it as a far different matter than ordering from abroad for ones own personal use. TPC does not have their export terms correct and in accordance with CBP in the matter of to which countries a US Business is forbidden to export - so I am left with the feeling that they are importing under misapprehension as well. I could be wrong but.......

    Rules & regulations are complex for this sort of things and whilst any shipment arriving that is under USD2000 may qualify for an informal entry, entry of goods still must be made. And even if there is 0% duty on an HS Code, entry must be made if the goods are being put up for resale.

    This explains it: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/in...importer_info/

    so if I'm wrong and they are in compliance...maybe that is part of the reason for the $$$ hikes: processing imports costs.
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    why would you yourself be concerned about what a few people are doing in the States?

    Thank you for the briefing on customs laws. did someone ask for it to be publicly displayed?

    Is there still child labor in Lesotho?
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    this is an industry discussion folder/space. ex/im is part of the industry. Lesotho is part of a Cadbury bar.
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    TPC is not an industry. it's a small business.

    The Kingdom of Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa. What does a Cadbury bar have to do with child labor, discrimination against the disabled and police torture?

    We in the states find Cadbury a delicious candy bar.

    Was Cadbury found guilty in a massive fraud concerning a Highlands Water Project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    TPC is not an industry. it's a small business.

    The Kingdom of Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa. What does a Cadbury bar have to do with child labor, discrimination against the disabled and police torture?

    We in the states find Cadbury a delicious candy bar.

    Was Cadbury found guilty in a massive fraud concerning a Highlands Water Project?

    Nobody can hear you scream on the internet.
    1) semantics

    2-4) My geography bad. Between seeking out non-PRC made shoes and ethical (slavery free) chocolate for my pms, and ethical (from slavery and genocide free nations that also have freedom of belief) frankincense in my perfumes...well I just got a little fuzzy,,,,,ya know...and then there's making sure I'm not distroying the rainforests and indigenous cultures dwelling therein by wearing anything but a synthetic rosewood note.

    5) but they can hear the need for alprazolam

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaelynn View Post
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    1) semantics

    Rhetoric

    2-4) My geography bad. Between seeking out non-PRC made shoes and ethical (slavery free) chocolate for my pms, and ethical (from slavery and genocide free nations that also have freedom of belief) frankincense in my perfumes...well I just got a little fuzzy,,,,,ya know...and then there's making sure I'm not distroying the rainforests and indigenous cultures dwelling therein by wearing anything but a synthetic rosewood note.

    No idea what you're talking about here but you sound like a member of the priveleged few of Lesotho

    5) but they can hear the need for alprazolam

    Much too short acting — but when you have infinite choices

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    nobody quickly changes flags to Antarctica unless they have something to hide. Like Apartheid
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