This is a new trend I could live without!
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.
Last edited by neal; 10th April 2010 at 10:32 PM.
This is a new trend I could live without!
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
No ! That's bad news ....... Carnal Flower............
Ive recently noticed that some have gone up in price , not all , just some
I suppose there were too many riff raff buying his scents-- remember the comment about not wanting to smell like one's maid!
But this pushes Vetiver Extra. away from my plebian pursestrings, and for that I am truly saddened.
This must be one of the inevitable consequences of the recovering global economy.
The sales of luxurious goods & expensive cars have increased significantly during the last few months and the brand owners cannot contain their greed anymore. The pricing mantra has always been 'to get the maximum out of the customers pocket, that he's willing to pay'.
Come to think of it, who'd stop wearing Vetiver Extraordinaire or Carnal Flower just because the price went up by say 20%?
I've got one thing to say to them....
Still cheap as trash compared to Western European prices!
There goes getting that 50ml Géranium pour monsieur sometime in the future. At least anytime soon.
And i love this stuff!
Last edited by ajmc; 12th April 2010 at 04:20 AM.
"You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand
"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." - Thomas Jefferson
Please see post #9.
For those who are interested --
You can still get most of the Frederic Malle 100ml bottles for around $165 + shipping [conversion from UK pound] from Les Senteurs. (after tax break for int'l customers) But yes, it seems FM's price has increased worldwide as you could get it for about $140 for 100ml shipped a month a go, which was quite a bargain IMO.
The FM scents I enjoy and don't have in my wardrobe are VE, French Lover, and the majestic Carnal Flower. Will I get them any time soon? Probably not!
Last edited by moltening; 12th April 2010 at 09:50 AM.
It's really OK. Mallle can take those juices and spritz all of them up where the sun doesn't shine on for all i care. There are other equally if not more beautiful fragrances out there. Some of us have our heads screwed on right well enough not to be taken hostage by any fragrance house. Anyway if I love it, I'll buy it. 'Affordability' is a secondary consideration.
Btw, if a housekeeper wears a Malle fragrance, I must say she/he does have pretty discerning nose!
Last edited by Diamondflame; 12th April 2010 at 05:57 PM.
Let's see if this stops the riff-raff from wearing what they shouldn't...
I think i have so many fragrances at this moment at my wardrobe that if all niche and mainstream houses decide to increase suggestively their prices, if they depend of me to keep alive they'll die poor.
Some of the editions are so worth it ... Im sure that MR and Carnal Flower will always be with me . But saying that there really has to come a point where they price themselves out of the market , they should proceed with caution TBH
and here was the dicussion started by an outraged me back in 2006:
That's ok, I'll just keep buying Malle decants and making them last for years!
Last edited by LiveJazz; 16th June 2010 at 04:14 PM.
"It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."
News Flash!!! Mr. Malle, the only thing more inflated than your prices is your ego! Get a grip. I hate to rain on your parade, but the fragrances I have sampled from you, are at best middle of the road creations!
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
I think the main concern shouldn't be the price increase but whether or not any of them have been reformulated...
well, can't say its a suprise but certainly impudence, looking at their limit stressing prises even before this raise.
Well, prices went up again at the beginning of this month.
So what do you guys suggest is the best/price wise place to buy right now. Im in US and looking for 50ml
I smell marshmallows!
The € prices on the French version of their website seem not to have changed. Unless the website has not been updated, it's possible that the $ increase is due to a change in the exchange rate.