Thread: The Perfumed Court
Last edited by Leontion; 11th January 2008 at 06:26 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Equally restricting supply in the sense of having exclusive arrangements with particular retailers prevents competition in the market from driving down price.
In my view these sorts of activities are contrary to the interests of consumers - this is not a moral argument, but an economic one.
In contrast we are perfectly free to choose not to shop with TPC if we don't like the way they are operating - their activities affect their customers, but not consumers at large.
Last edited by Leontion; 11th January 2008 at 07:03 PM. Reason: spelling
Given their correct prices and your calculations that is a good ROI on that particular product, based on an assumption again that they sold all of the vials on time, and did not have to eat the cost on the vials that were left unsold. Again keep in mind the costs that Robyogi mentioned that I did not list. There are other variables too, but I don't want to go into that.
Given all this are they going to pocket millions of dollars in a year , like perfume companies do ???
Could they make a decent earnings at the end of a fiscal year to put a smile on their faces ???
Maybe..........but isn't this what we all strive for.........so why are we blaming them...........
Are they not providing a decent service AND decent products and making people happy while they are trying to make ends meet ???
Yes they are.................
Are they not taking a BIG risk by going in this venture ???
Yes they are...............
I wish them well and hope their business grows, in fact I wish all of the small business people well.....
Thanks maisonstinky for expressing yourself so well. I'm a new to all this and have found TPC extraordinarily helpful. I don't live in the US so I generally get absolutely hammered by the the shipping from ebay, plus samples are generally impossible to obtain from stores owing to extreme SA stingyness. Are TPC expensive? Absolutely! But try living without them.
Wow! You mean I could get paid for writing such stuff? Thanks for the tip. LOL!
I love The Perfumed Court. It is not expensive at all and is really affordable, even for the average person. I didn't even have to get a second job to buy from them. They are my favorite. I will never buy samples from Luckyscent or eBay again. Ever. Bow to The Perfumed Court!
(psst! where's my money! $$$)
My experience was very positive as well ... one of the scents I had oredered was out, but they shipped the rest of the order with some additional small samples of fragrances from the same company ... very nice. The remaining fragrance was shipped about a week later. I really like their 5ml glass atomizers as well ... seem to be well constructed for the money.
I ordered from the Perfumed Court. I found the prices for samples to not be too bad - though some were high, but they were for perfumes that were especially rare or expensive.
I liked the "pick 3" from one type - the costs were a bit lower then per sample.
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In case anyone has missed this, Nancy (Fishbone) broke out of TPC and continues now her own decanting service as she did before the TPC time.
Last edited by Ascella; 28th January 2008 at 10:05 AM.
And it strikes me that I expressed it clearly as my opinion, not attempting to impose my moral standards on anyone else. Can you say the same?
isnt decanting illegal?
yes! and soon just pouring will be outlawed and then swirling, shaking, viewing in daylight, using as a solvent to get glue off the other bottle, providing it to children and the elderly and tasting..
Last edited by fredricktoo; 30th January 2008 at 08:53 PM.
I just ordered a decant of Bois du Portugal from The Perfumed Court. It smells nothing like the sample I got from Creed. In fact, I can't smell much of anything at all.
Has anyone had this problem?
I've only ordered from there once. As far I can tell, they sent good stuff.
I am a former parfumeur in the fragrance industry who has ordered several decants from Perfumed Court. Their decants are poor at best, in my opinion, and entirely overpriced. We should question the sources of their fragrances. They are notorious for purchasing fake scents on eBay. I have conducted extensive investigations of threads on eBay, MakeupAlley and other sites. They are FAR from reputable.
I hate to join in because the ladies are nice and they shipped my orders really fast but...all four of my samples are incredibly weak and before I saw this post, I too was wondering about the quality of the samples as well. Again, I am not trying to "flame" The Perfume Court at all because I do believe they are doing fragrance enthusiasts a favor. I am just being honest here.
Honesty helps people here the most. I have no experience with The Perfume Court but I do have Bois du Portugal and it does not quit on me. It usually lasts a day and a half, assuming I don't shower and maintain only low intensity activities. It is one of the strongest and longest lasting fragrances I know, on everyone who I know that owns it at least...
EnvYuS My Wardrobe
Seems to me you ought to inquire at the PC rather than query other members. Some will have good experiences, others not. Not too sure what info you glean from that knowledge.
"Why not seize the pleasure at once?"
-- Jane Austen (Sun, and Mercury in Sagittarius)
I'm unsure what "nice" has to do with the quality of the decants filled by Perfumed Court. Any seller can be "nice" but not fulfill an honest order. In my experience, with more than 12 purchases, Perfumed Court are far from reputable. If I'm censored for saying so, I have told the truth.
No offense at all thenmarcher, I saw a topic and I wanted to share my opinion. Obviously, if it requires more action I will take it as I am an adult who can apply reason to my actions, but, my reply was solely to share my opinion in a topic posted by a fellow basenoter as I know it feels good to have ppl who can sympathize with you.
Please ppl, more ppl will be open to reply more and to share opinions and experiences if you're not overly sensitive about issues.
Interesting that someone's on here with three posts, all about the PC. I've bought many samples form them, and every one that I have subsequently bought a full bottle of has smelled exactly like the sample I bought. Either they have incredible psychic powers and sent me the real stuff, or Saks, Barneys and Neimans are stocking their shelves with those "fake scents from eBay"
I'm smelling something here, and it ain't Creed....
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
Shoot, and I wanted to order samples from them.
Would a Macy's have these to sample? There's one by my college;
Guerlain 'Mouchoir de Monsieur'
CB I Hate Perfume ' Memory of Kindness'
Comme des Garcons Series 1 Leaves - Lily
Geo Trumper Wild Fern
Creed Bois de Cedrat
Are there any other sites that have better, I guess reputation?