Hi folks. If there are threads that deal with this question, please direct me there - I did a couple quick searches but that doesn't mean they're not out there!

I'm heading to Italy this fall and am interested in buying some scents while there. Specifically I want to buy some 10 Corso Como while in very shop itself. It occurred to me, though, that it might be more complex than just snapping it up and rushing it home.

If you are experienced international buyers, I would love for you to give advice on shopping overseas. Are prices better when you're in the country of production? How do you deal with customs? Does bringing a bottle home end up costing more or less than just ordering it here?

Thanks.