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    Default Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    Im sorry but their stuff is not THAT good. Raising prices will not be helping their cause...

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    Default Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    I just got off Barney's website and I see that Malle prices have gone up about 20% since I checked a week or two ago. I was going to pop for MR, but now that it is 20 % more I will settle for a decant and forget about a bottle. His stuff is not that good to warent these prices. What was the name of that MR smellalike...oh yeah, Meharees, or something like that.
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    Default Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    Holy crap, as if L'eau d'Hiver (the only FM I want) was already overpriced for what it is. Dammit.

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    Default Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    I really hope this totally backfires on them

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    Are you seriously thinking that this is a play done by Frederic Malle?

    The recent upswing in prices are solely becuase of the internationally weakened dollar.
    As far as I know, a 3.4oz Musc Ravageur is still €165 from their site, so it's the same.

    However, the dollar has plummeted recently, loosing its purchasing power by over 30%, even in the last few months. This is where the discrepancy lies.

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    Default Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    It's a complicated and bizarre business, a million variables at work. With things becoming more and more synthetic it's becoming even more bizarre. Frederic Malle has little to do with it. Aromachemicals are big business.

    It's generally recognized that only about 3 to 5 percent of a perfume's price tag goes for its smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    It's generally recognized that only about 3 to 5 percent of a perfume's price tag goes for its smell.
    FM is an art. Nothing compares to Malle perfumes. French perfumery in it's best.
    I guess some Malle perfumes (Iris poudre, Une Rose, Portrait of a lady, Carnal flower) are not cheap to make.
    1 ml of good quality rose essential oil or absolute costs 25£.
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    It would appear they are pricing themselves away from the Chav scum so their brand doesn't end up mullered like Burberry (clothing) and Stone Island have ... and I would say Creed now.

    Probably looking for the sort of people who can afford to buy Rolex watches, but choose not to.

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    Dude I saw this thread and started to panic b/c I'm planning on buying Musc Ravageur this fall. Then I realized that this thread is form 2011 and the price hikes have already happened haha.
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    Default Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    It's a complicated and bizarre business, a million variables at work. With things becoming more and more synthetic it's becoming even more bizarre. Frederic Malle has little to do with it. Aromachemicals are big business.

    It's generally recognized that only about 3 to 5 percent of a perfume's price tag goes for its smell.
    While in the beginning this sounded a bit like a "conspiracy theory" to me - pace, pluran! - I now tend to believe you are right. I wonder who might ever figure this business out? While I hold the idea expressed by DreamerII close to my heart, I'm afraid the notion of perfume in the making (not in our perception) is everything e x c e p t autonomous art. And I fear that even Malle, though cultivating this very image, is far from actually incorporating it.

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    Default Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    sooo...what is an art?
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    Art for sale = business.

    If your art is any good, it will sell. If it doesn't sell, that's the best way to get the hint as to what kind of "artist" you are.

    As for the price, the free market will best determine that, as it does with most things. It's the seller who needs to determine the best price point to maximize profit. No point in getting upset when the price goes up... if you can't swing it, there are millions of other options.
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    Default Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Dude I saw this thread and started to panic b/c I'm planning on buying Musc Ravageur this fall. Then I realized that this thread is form 2011 and the price hikes have already happened haha.
    +1. Same LOL

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    they just raised their prices to a ridiculous level already....geranium p m is 240 as is Bois de o. both are pretty weak skin scents for the $$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kake718 View Post
    .geranium p m is 240 as is Bois de o. both are pretty weak skin scents for the $$$
    I am sure others may dissagree.

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    Default Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    And what fragrance house isn't raising its prices these days? They will do it and they are sure that the fragrance community will continue to purchase their products.

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    I like Portrait of a Lady a lot and Musc Raveguer, but I am appalled that they are charging EUR320 for POAL and EUR214 for Musc Ravageur at the Joyce in Hong Kong, this is at least 30-40%% higher than your list price on the internet. At this price, I could be purchasing Amouage Attars / Clive Christensen or 2 bottles of niche perfumes at the price of one Frederic Malle. I wonder if FM increase prices again (its been up 30% since my last purchase 1.5 years back) or is Joyce grossly marking up prices? This makes a customer such as I think that, despite really like their fragrances may not make a purchase because there are other alternatives at the price point.

    If Fredric Malle did not raise prices, then I hope this query draws attention because this actually makes their fragrance line less competitive. Recently, Tom Ford' Private Line has launched at another mall in Hong Kong (effectively no longer exclusive at Tom Ford stores) and I noticed that they cut their prices by 3-5% , admittedly, their prices are higher, but their quality is lower, but this move of theirs has made their line more attractive.

    This also makes me question if I am selling my GPM, Noir Epices, Carnal Flower etc at too low a price given their price increase.

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    Default Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    Old thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by spirit966 View Post
    or is Joyce grossly marking up prices?
    This is more likely, a case of pricing for what the market will bear. I have a hard time justifying even the prices on the FM website, but the ones you mention would automatically put FM off my to buy list.

    Get your FM fix from the internet. Essenza Nobile in Germany sells FMs at the same price as on the FM website and for orders over €250 you get free shipping to HK. And don't forget to ask for the price included VAT to be refunded (19% in Germany), it may come in handy in case you have to pay import duties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    I was just in Barney's New York (in Boston) purchasing a bottle of Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire. They informed me that Malle will be raising prices significantly across the board within the next few weeks. Get it while it's cheap ;')

    My 1.7 oz. bottle was $150.00 today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roper-Hall View Post
    Ahhh the good ole days...and to think this was only 2 yrs ago
    When I purchased my 100ml bottle of Vetiver Extraordinaire, back in 2006, it cost exactly £100. The price is now £150 for what essentially is a Haitian vetiver and synthetic musk cocktail - a 50% increase. I was a newbie back then but there's no way I would ever pay that amount of money again when vetiver essential oil is significantly cheaper, more potent and just as complex to wear.

    I've yet to own another Frederic Malle and severely doubt this will ever happen. But when so much (unjustified) reverence is heaped upon one house, you can't blame it for wanting to take financial advantage of both the deluded perfumistas and naive housemaids with money to burn...

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