I've never ordered from Aedes de Venustas, but I've got a powerful hankering for some of the things they carry. How's your experience been with them ordering online? Timely? Trouble-free? Comparable to luckyscent or other highly regarded niche vendor? I'd love to shop in the brick and mortar venue, but no trip to New York is in the works, alas.
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Their shipping is pretty high. For similar range of niche fragrances, I ordered from Four Season Products http://www.fourseasonsproducts.com/c...nce--fragrance
They send 4 samples with order, vs 7 from Aedes if this is important to you. But their shipping is free on all orders over $90, and I've seen specials when shipping is free on orders over $50.
Their customer service is really good.
They have wonderful customer service, they package their shipments elegant & tastefully. I was impressed.
They are wonderful, but I concur with FourSeasons which offers wonderful deals on shipping.
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Its great, i love how they don't annoy you by constantly waching you
Thanks everyone! Thanks, Kess, for the pm.
My finger is on the "send" button for sure now.
I ordered samples from Aedes once. (You can order 7 for $15) They lost my order and were slow. It took almost a month to get my order, but they threw in a few extra, which I thought was nice.
I really like shopping at the store Aedes. I was there over the weekend and got terrific service (and a lovely perfume). I was looking for a particular note and was shown at least a dozen wonderful perfumes. The environment is low pressure, which is how I like to shop for fragrance.
Last edited by junadelam; 20th April 2009 at 03:11 AM.
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My samples arrived quickly and no problems with the order.
I was at Aedes a few days ago.
I have to say that the staff (the two owners + one assistant) were not particularly friendly or helpful. They did let me go around the store and sample as much as I wanted, though, and I believe that being too hands-off is better than being overly aggressive (like the salespeople at Saks, for example).
That said, I was offered many, many samples with my purchase and the whole transaction was processed quite professionally.
I'll continue to order from them in cases when they're the only supplier, but I do have to admit that if I can order from someone else (Luckyscent or a department store, for example), I think I will, simply because the Aedes staff are a little snotty and aloof. It's fragrance, not funerary services. Lighten up!