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    Default Cologne Shopping in Australia

    So, i'm from Sydney, Australia and relatively new to this whole scent thing, what little i've bought has been over the net, and more often than not from america. just wondering if anyone from Australia has any hints or secrets for perfume shopping?

    cool stores? websites? tricks of the trade? etc


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    Use the Fragrances Wanted board. Use trusted/top-rated sellers on ebay. Buy samples from Luckyscent and the Perfume Shoppe (latter offers five samples for CAD $15, which is good value despite the small range).

    When you've worked out what you want to buy, go to and organise a decant. Don't buy decants from The Perfumed Court as they are rip-offs. Samples, sure, but not decants.
    Last edited by Hide & Reason; 22nd November 2009 at 05:35 AM.

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    Mecca Cosmetica inside Myer in Sydney is a great place to go, they carry lots of great houses, Comme des Garcons, Frederic Malle, Serge Lutens, The Different Company, Etat Libre d'Orange and now Le Labo. Talk to one of the staff there, tell them what kinds of things you like I'm sure they'll find you something new and interesting. The David Jones carries a few brands that Myer/Mecca don't, like Bond no. 9 and Annick Goutal, but unfortunately their staff are pretty bad, so do a bit of quick research beforehand.
    Last edited by nwatts88; 22nd November 2009 at 05:58 AM.

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    Default Re: Cologne Shopping in Australia

    welcome araelius
    for designer frags
    sample , sample , sample
    & buy in lots of 4 or 5 from Ebay USA .
    for niche
    as nwatts & Hide & Reason have said
    Last edited by Dimitrios; 22nd November 2009 at 06:37 AM.

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    Look here.

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    I would never suggest anyone to buy perfumes from mecca cosmetica. They are very very expensive.
    Just for comparsion

    At myer sydney(CBD) 50 ml of CDG man costs--135 AUD
    when i got the same imported from, i got
    50 ml of CDG man + a candle worth 32 AUD for 100 AUD.

    Likewise you can buy the perfumes from and they are really priced less.

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    Australia sucks for perfumes and guitars. Just order online, or go to Myers and stuff to sample the frags.
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    Also for designer goods always try Terry White, Discount Chemist Warehouse / Mychemist and Priceline. Priceline dont seem to be as cheap as they used to be however.
    Fragrancex ship to Australia, takes about a month but if your not too impatient the money saved is worth it!
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    Visit Mecca Cosmetica's Website, Also Is an amazing site! Stocks Diptyque and L'artisan!

    Also, they can give you free sample vials of L'artisan and NoseGays of Many Others!

    Oh, P.S - "Nosegays" are Cotton Wool Balls Drenched in the Perfume thus encased with a Muslin cloth to keep the
    fragrance active and true!

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