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View Poll Results: Do you work in the fragrance industry?

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  • Yes.

    4 2.94%
  • No.

    125 91.91%
  • No, but I do work in the clothing / beauty industry...

    7 5.15%
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  1. #1

    Default Let's be honest... [please contribute]

    A lot of people on Basenotes seem to have so many fragrances, it's amazing.

    I have been sending private messages with some people, and the term
    "working in the industry" popped up a lot.

    This brings me to the following question(s):

    Do you work in the fragrance industry?
    And if you do, do you buy your frags at a really low price?

    If you do work in the industry, but you don't like to post about it
    please answer the anonymous poll.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Suppressor; 10th December 2007 at 06:49 PM.

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    Default Re: Let's be honest... [please contribute]

    no, but I imagine you'd have to work for a conglomerate company such as LVMH to get a good amount of fragrances...

  3. #3

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    I don't work in the fragrance industry, but I live fairly close to the Fashion District in Los Angeles, and there are many great deals to be had there!

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

  4. #4

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    I don't work in the fragrance industry, but I sure do contribute to it financially as an avid supporter.
    I work in Information Technology; surrounded by staid, nerdy types that, for the most part, have minimal interest in anything other than Best Buy, computer games, and Dockers.
    Last edited by Jock_With_Scents; 10th December 2007 at 07:08 PM.

  5. #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    ...I live fairly close to the Fashion District in Los Angeles, and there are many great deals to be had there!

    oooooh, me so jealous. (except that you lack a Trader Joe's in the area, which would make the area uninhabitable for me).


    And I voted *no*.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    ...and Dockers.
    *snort* oh dear, poor you.
    Last edited by MiaKulpa; 10th December 2007 at 07:19 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sestra View Post
    Kelly Caleche smells like Beelzeebub's urine to me...

  6. #6

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    I'm not connected to the perfume industry, but I think it's great we have perfumers here. Off hand, I can think of three perfumers who post regularly here: Michael Storer, Ayala Sender and whoever is behind http://www.profumo.it.

  7. #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    I don't work in the fragrance industry, but I live fairly close to the Fashion District in Los Angeles, and there are many great deals to be had there!
    Aren't there many fakes in those kinds of places?

  8. #8

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    "Aren't there many fakes in those kinds of places?"

    I haven't run into any and I feel I'm pretty savvy. There is a good combination of boxed and testers of almost all designer fragrances and a few niche.

    Early on I compared a couple of the ones I got down there to the bottles at various stores and there is no difference. Now I know they're legit.

    The best thing is the ability to buy some of the older classics and discontinued scents for great prices! It's better than buying off the internet because you can examine them before you buy.

    If you live anywhere close, I'd highly recommend going yourself and checking it out. There's at least 20 stores with amazing selections!

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

  9. #9

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    I'm in the Networking and Virtual Infrastructure Management field... and a contributor to the fragrance industry as a buyer of genuine wares... no counterfeits or knockoffs here!


    PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather




  10. #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    "Aren't there many fakes in those kinds of places?"

    I haven't run into any and I feel I'm pretty savvy. There is a good combination of boxed and testers of almost all designer fragrances and a few niche.

    Early on I compared a couple of the ones I got down there to the bottles at various stores and there is no difference. Now I know they're legit.

    The best thing is the ability to buy some of the older classics and discontinued scents for great prices! It's better than buying off the internet because you can examine them before you buy.

    If you live anywhere close, I'd highly recommend going yourself and checking it out. There's at least 20 stores with amazing selections!


    Are you talking about Santee Alley or the fashion district in general? Any specific storefronts to recommend that are trustworthy and have good buys? And do you know any parking lots with reasonable/non-sxtortion rates? Thanks in advance.
    *

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sestra View Post
    Kelly Caleche smells like Beelzeebub's urine to me...

  11. #11

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    Until April 2006 I worked 7 years in the industry.

    So thats a NO I DONT, but also a YES I DID.

    And answering your question, yes we could obtain fragrances at a discounted rate through the store we worked in.
    Also at each new launch from our fragrance house, we would be given a *free* bottle of the specific scent in question.
    Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 11th December 2007 at 05:33 AM.

  12. #12

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    I doubt that anyone in the fragrance industry even signs on with visibility set on so they're not about to take part in surveys or any other threads for that matter. There's no secret though that this is an excellent place to get the pulse of the men's side of the fragrance industry. M7 fresh is available again, other scents seem to be easier to get. If people are willing to pay $100 for an old bottle and sing it's praises in public here...

    And what is the interpretation of owned? If I get a half bottle or 5 ml or a NIB do I own all three? I'd say yes.

  13. #13

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    "Are you talking about Santee Alley or the fashion district in general? Any specific storefronts to recommend that are trustworthy and have good buys? And do you know any parking lots with reasonable/non-sxtortion rates? Thanks in advance. "

    The Fashion District in general, but Santee has some good shops. There's some great shops on Los Angeles St and Maple between Pico and Olympic. I can't remember names of shops. I've gotten good buys at quite a few. Most are at or below Internet prices. The cheapest parking I found (about $5) is at Pico and Broadway, it looks far on a map, but the walk is not bad.

    You just got to go and explore! It's fun. Although maybe wait until after the holidays, it's always crowded on weekends, but now it's probably a complete zoo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiaKulpa View Post
    oooooh, me so jealous. (except that you lack a Trader Joe's in the area, which would make the area uninhabitable for me).
    By fairly close I meant 25 miles or so! A half hour drive is nothing to score great deals!

    I live very close to 2 Trader Joe's!
    Last edited by Simon Moon; 10th December 2007 at 08:50 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

  14. #14

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    Thanks for the tips, Simon Moon!

    And I figured you were one of those hip Downtown loft people. You know, the ones who have to step over the passed out homeless people and dodge the dicarded crack pipes when exiting their high six-figure loft buildings.
    *

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sestra View Post
    Kelly Caleche smells like Beelzeebub's urine to me...

  15. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    I work in Information Technology; surrounded by staid, nerdy types that, for the most part, have minimal interest in anything other than Best Buy, computer games, and Dockers.
    Oh how I feel your pain. I'm in about the most conservative company you can imagine, and most employees
    are ex-military engineers who aren't exactly in touch with their sensual side.
    And here I am wearing Dior Homme around.
    Last edited by LiveJazz; 10th December 2007 at 09:43 PM.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

  16. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiaKulpa View Post
    Thanks for the tips, Simon Moon!

    And I figured you were one of those hip Downtown loft people. You know, the ones who have to step over the passed out homeless people and dodge the dicarded crack pipes when exiting their high six-figure loft buildings.
    No, just have to step over the passed out homeless people and dodge discarded crack pipes when exiting my 5 figure a month apartment in Canoga Park

    But it has it's perks. Only a few miles away from the porn capital of the world!

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

  17. #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    No, just have to step over the passed out homeless people and dodge discarded crack pipes when exiting my 5 figure a month apartment in Canoga Park

    But it has it's perks. Only a few miles away from the porn capital of the world!
    off topic: sorry peeps

    WAIT: did you just say *FIVE* figures a *MONTH*? Like 10k + ? Cause dude, you gotta move if you did, that's redonk. I hope that includes cable and utilities at least. Maybe covered parking.

    On the plus side, you have a TJ Maxx near you. What you save on Tumult and Asprey Purple Water will surely help ease the rent burden.

    And high-fiving you from the East Valley. Like, oh my God!
    *

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sestra View Post
    Kelly Caleche smells like Beelzeebub's urine to me...

  18. #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    There's no secret though that this is an excellent place to get the pulse of the men's side of the fragrance industry. M7 fresh is available again, other scents seem to be easier to get. If people are willing to pay $100 for an old bottle and sing it's praises in public here...
    I wish you were right and they're indeed watching this site but I'll believe it only when at least one of the two most bemoaned frags here - Patou PH & Havana will be back in production. Until then, wishful thinking....

  19. #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiaKulpa View Post
    Like, oh my God!
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

  20. #20

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    I voted that I am in the "industry", although it is only a cottage industry. I make natural perfumes and sell them to friends and in a few little shops. I don't exclusively wear naturals and I am not here to sell or advertise. I just wanted to contribute and become part of the fragrance loving community.

  21. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Oh how I feel your pain. I'm in about the most conservative company you can imagine, and most employees
    are ex-military engineers who aren't exactly in touch with their sensual side.
    And here I am wearing Dior Homme around.
    LMAO!!! What a visual that passage evoked!
    I work in telecommunications and my office is in a switch site (the gear that completes cellular calls). There are no females in my office, and I'm usually surrounded by Jock's, "staid nerdy types" in the field...

    Sometimes I wonder what they're thinking when I'm rocking the Musc Ravageur....
    [FONT=georgia, bookman old style, palatino linotype, book antiqua, palatino, trebuchet ms, helvetica, garamond, sans-serif, arial, verdana, avante garde, century gothic, comic sans ms, times, times new roman, serif]“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”[/FONT]

    ~ Robert Brault

  22. #22

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    I don't work in the fragrance industry... I'm just a college student, majoring in marketing.

    However, I do know a few fragrance vendor reps. One of them (for BPI) also happens to work at the same place my dad works, too, hence the reason I know her so well. And we both smell good. Honest.
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  23. #23

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    I don't work in the fragrance industry. I work in finance...

  24. #24

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiaKulpa View Post
    off topic: sorry peeps

    WAIT: did you just say *FIVE* figures a *MONTH*? Like 10k + ? Cause dude, you gotta move if you did, that's redonk. I hope that includes cable and utilities at least. Maybe covered parking.

    On the plus side, you have a TJ Maxx near you. What you save on Tumult and Asprey Purple Water will surely help ease the rent burden.

    And high-fiving you from the East Valley. Like, oh my God!
    Oops! Meant 3 figures. Like $950.

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

  25. #25

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    Nope, I`m in advertising industry. TV-spots, etc.
    But I should say that after a long way here and in my own perfume-blog - I got some extra-job in web-journals and magazines devoted to style. And I`m writing about colognes - so I earn extra-money to afford more colognes to write about
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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