Ive been seeing better scents but the desireable ones are not cheap at all. I could find better deals online much of the time.
In our western New York stores, most of the fragrance shoppers are middle-aged women. In the Canandaigua store, guys from the immigrant Latino community are avid shoppers -- many under 30. We also see a lot of Russian/Ukrainian shoppers. The more urban stores offer less than half the variety and quantity of the suburban stores. Marshall's Pittsford is the most upscale of them all. Maxx is less so.
I am going to try my best not to darken the doors of TJ Maxx, Ross, or Marshall's for the next month. God, please give me the strength...I blow way too much money in these places. It's cheap retail therapy and I nickel and dime myself to death.
As soon as I hit 500 posts here, I plan on starting a swap thread to see what I can trade.
Picked up a 50 ml Original Penguin by Munsingwear and TSAR Van Cleef & Arpels 50 ml for 19.99 each at Ross.
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Zino for $39.99....picked it up, but not sure if that is really a good price or not....
Surprised to find some DKNY "be delicious". Bought it for my girlfriend since I love it on her. I wish they made a comparable male fragrance that smelled of masculine sweet apples, but I settled for the $24.99 for 40ml. Not too shabby.
Just picked up a 1.7 bottle of CK shock for $9.99 at Marshalls, still had the $45.00 sticker on the bottom... Surprised, I hadn't seen it there before...
Today saw the typical crap on the men's side other than Declaration and it was ridiculously overpriced. Still no Rochas Man. The ladies side had both Angel by Thierry Mugler and Flowerbomb.
Marshalls had Angel Sunessence 'Blue Lagoon' edition EDT, $39.99 for 1.7 oz. Also saw original Angel EDP, I think $69.99 for 1.7 oz.
Prada infusion vetyver -tjmaxx $50
Sexual sugar daddy -Ross 75ml $16
Picked up DKNY - Be Delicious for $24.99 for my girlfriend. Love that stuff on her.
Stopped in at 2 Tj's yesterday and noticed they both had moved men's frags to a different area of the store. Not as much space and the shelves made the items in the back harder to see so I'm not happy about this change. And there were still some men's stuff in the women's. So apparently this move is aimed at the guy who is too macho to be caught looking for stuff in the "girly" side of the store...
I picked up a new one to me, Kanon Norwegian Wood 3.4 for $7. Not sure what I think of it yet, but for the longevity I am noticing, I might have over paid
-Cologne is the only fashionable thing that fits me! (Me, circa 1997-present)
Just spotted Pasha and Santos at Marshalls--never saw those there before!
I am so pleased that I bought NOTHING in these stores this weekend.
My only temptation was CK Contradiction (3.4) but it was $39.99 and I don't even need it!
Picked up a bottle of Nautica Voyage ($20) and MB Individuel ($25)
I actually thought about this discussion here while I browsed Ross today. I managed to keep my promise to not buy anything, though I was tempted by MJ Legend for $13. But really, I don't know if I'd wear it, so I passed.
Obsession Night 2.5 oz for 19.99 at TJM
My Ultimate Top 5:
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
Jennifer Aniston for $24.99/50ml
Bulgari Au the Rouge for $26.99/50ml
The stores by me have not had anything worth purchasing lately. Also, I find that with the exception of Set Sail St. Barts and Grey Flannel, I am not wearing any of the scents I have purchased on the cheap. I am thinking I will take a break from my routine visits to TJ Maxx, Marshals, etc.
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Krizia Uomo for 11.99 @ Ross ... smells kinda cool
Yeah, I just have to give it up. Too many bottles that I'm not using.
Just picked up Versace The Dreamer at Marshalls yesterday pretty good steal only bottle they had!