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    Talking Latest Bargains - what were yours?

    I've recently bought some great bargains:

    A 100ml bottle of Richard James for €20. This stuff is gorgeous, and I almost paid full price (€65) for it a month earlier, then found it at TK Maxx at this steal of a price.

    Two 50ml bottles of Tumulte PH for €12 each, also from TK Maxx. Tumulte stands proud in my (large) collection of incense fragrances. At the price, I bought these as back-ups. I almost bought the female Tumulte EdP too, but thought it too similar to another recent bargain:

    100ml bottle of Givenchy Insense for €20 from a chemists in a local mall. I know this is a men's floral, but I smell incense in it and it reminds of me CdG EdP. I believe that this may already be discontinued again - this was the only bottle I've ever seen. (This chemist also had what might be the last bottle of Egoiste in this city on its shelves. I may go back for that too.)

    My last find at TK Maxx was a 100ml bottle of Live Jazz for €20. It's nice and refreshing, but not as interesting as my last purchase:

    A 50ml bottle of Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir. This cost full price of €45, but as it's so hard to find I sprang for it anyhow. I like this much more than the standard Eau Sauvage and the Live Jazz.

    I guess that's my scent shopping done for a while - at least until I can find some of the bottles recommended by many of you on my thread about incense fragrances.

    So what have your latest bargains been?

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    I bought a 3.4 oz Black Sun/Salvador Dali online for $32.00, including shipping. I was pretty jazzed about that. It will arrive tomorrow. :bounce:
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    Wink Re: Latest Bargains - what were yours?

    A Bvlgari Aqva tester for $18.99. Great deal. Of course, now I find out that the stuff is poisonous.

    I don't care. I'll smell great when they autopsy me.

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    Tumulte After Shave. I have EDPs that do not last nearly as long. It is the best Incense done by a mainstream brand and it is not intimidated by big niche houses.

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    Ma Collection 1924-1964 by Jean Patou - 12 mini-bottles with book for mere 43 USD.
    Joy parfum 1/4 oz - 35 USD
    and some free bottles, like Serge Noire SL, Pucci Vivara Silver Edition EDP, etc
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Patou pour Homme 2 60 ml splash bottles Euro 19 each
    Shiseido Tactics 100 ml Euro 40
    Signoricci (vintage) 100 ml Euro 35
    Arrogance Uomo 100 ml Euro 3,5
    Montana pour Homme 75 ml Euro 30
    Or Black P. Morabito 100 ml Euro 12

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    ADP Assoluta from a charity shop £5
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    Default Re: Latest Bargains - what were yours?

    I'm more curious to know what it's "T.K. Maxx" in the UK vs "T.J. Maxx" here in the U.S.

    EDIT -- If only I had waited another minute before I posted that! Wikipedia tells me that it was to avoid confusion with "T. J. Hughes."
    Last edited by atrac; 22nd July 2008 at 10:17 AM.

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    How about this then...

    I went round to the charity shop near where I live. Not only did I pick up a fantastic Ted Baker shirt for a fiver, I also got a brand new in box 50ml L'Eau Hadrien by Annick Goutal for £1.99!
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    ADP for £5 and L'Eau d'Hadrien for £1.99!!!

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    Prada Amber - 100ml £35 - In palma spain

    Aqua Di Roma Uomo - 75ml edt and 150ml deodorant - £18.99 - directcosmetics

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    Honestly?Crucify me if you want but I'm enamored with scents that are very popular, that I haven't personally used but that get panned here. One that I thought smelled nice and high school was Hugo. I did ebay research and made a last minute offer from a respected ebayer that was 5.1 ounces of Hugo and I got it at $33.00 with shipping. It was legit. I actually got it for $29 and paid $4 for shipping if you want the specifics. I may hate the stuff after a few days but the bottle size was worth the try for the price.
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    A single tester bottle containing three different Ted Baker scents(3 x 15 ml):
    -Skinwear,
    -M,
    -Endurance,
    off course all unsampled and with scarce reviews.
    For 3 GBP... (ok,plus shipping,add another 3 GBP).
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    Walgreen's had a marked down bottle of Givenchy Pi(1.7oz) for $21.99. Already had it so I skipped it. They also had a Pierre Cardin giftset for like $7.50. Skipped it also. My bargin was a Raw Vanilla Gift Set for $7.50 at Roses.
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    120ml of Molinard Pour Homme II for €40
    50ml of Zara's Vetiver for €14.90
    50ml of Zara's Amber for €12.90 (the perfumed waters of this line are produced by Puig).
    10mls of vintage Gainsborough G-man for €1

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    Helmut Lang EDP 1.6oz ----------- $9!

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    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    Helmut Lang EDP 1.6oz ----------- $9!
    They were selling bottles of this at Vienna airport for €19 a bottle. Tempting, but no bueno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    They were selling bottles of this at Vienna airport for €19 a bottle. Tempting, but no bueno.
    what? really?

    man that Vienna trip would have been heaven for me! you shoulda bought some! i'm amazed they had it at the airport...considering it has been discontinued for at least a couple years already. Helmut Lang (the man...) is Austrian, so it might have something to do with it....
    Last edited by everso; 8th January 2009 at 10:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    what? really?

    man that Vienna trip would have been heaven for me! you shoulda bought some! i'm amazed they had it at the airport...considering it has been discontinued for at least a couple years already. Helmut Lang (the man...) is Austrian, so it might have something to do with it....
    Yes, but strangely the Lang wasnt at any of the tax free stores... it was amongst a small selection of colognes (eg: Nikos Sculpture, Jil Sander, Joop! Davidoff Echo) up for grabs (all for €19) at an airport kiosk (!). I stopped past to grab a new deodorant (as my deo spray had been confiscated by customs for being in a 125ml canister - boooo!), and was surprised to see it on the shelf.

    I agree everso... get ye to Vienna STAT! You'd run amok!

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    I been a bad 'lil boy in the past 2 weeks!

    HeWood - $20 for 100ml on Ebay
    Miller Harris - Terre de Bois - $25 for 100ml @ CO Bigelow
    Etro - Vetiver - $20 for 100ml @ CO Bigelow
    Polo Green - $25 for box set @ Loehmanns
    Baldasserini - $20 for box set @ Loehmanns
    L'Occitane - Eau de L'Occitan - $15 for 100ml - Basenotes member
    Paco Rabanne PH Eau - $10 for 100ml - Basenotes member
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    Smile Re: Latest Bargains - what were yours?

    Bal a Versailles 1oz $7.99 at Marshall's.

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    1oz of Michael Kors for men for $9.

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    $10AUD for a 50ml tester of D&G By Man (that's about $7.50USD). \
    Couldn't believe my luck, because this stuff is as rare as hen's teeth these days and going for a small fortune on ebay.
    A local discount perfume outlet is slowly closing down and I'm on good terms with the owner. The final closing down sale is coming up soon and I've got my eye on some bottles of Polo Green that are sitting in the corner...

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    Lalique White Pour Homme - $24.99 for 4.2 oz. on Ebay

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    Habit Rouge EDC from a local mall stand during Christmas. 3.4 oz for $30. I bought two.

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    Set of four full bottles incl. Montana Just Me, Givenchy Hot Couture and - sigh - Cher Uninhibited - at price 12 USD.

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    daim blond $75

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    Montana PH EDP 120 ml. 19,95 Euro
    Balmain PM (latest version) 19,95Euro
    Polo Doubleblack Aftershave 125ml. 22,50 Euro
    2 testers 100 ml.Givenchy;Xeryus and Gentleman;90 Euro for both

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    I won a 3.4 bottle of Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche for $54 from eBay seller I've bought from before.

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    A nearly full 100 ml bottle of Aramis Ice and a nearly full 100 ml bottle of Aramis Cool ,from different sellers.
    Total damage: about 30 GBP...

    Yesterday,I got my first Acqua Di Parma scent,Cipresso Di Toscana,for 18 Euros.
    Last edited by discovolante; 24th January 2009 at 11:38 AM.
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