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    I am in a similar position but I do have the tracking number for the items I ordered, it just looks as though the items are somewhere in the postal system - possibly the Post Office are tightening up?

    To be fair, service up to this point with Scensamples has been really good - I will let you know how I get on
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    I think that the P.O. is sometimes pretty incompetent about updating tracking - in my experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    I think that the P.O. is sometimes pretty incompetent about updating tracking - in my experience
    Right, here is the update.

    The original package from Scentsamples is still somewhere in the postal system although there appears to be no man/woman on the face of the planet that confirm exactly where it is.

    With this in mind, Patrick at Scentsamples arranged for a replacement order to be sent - he confirmed yesterday it had gone, this morning it turned up. From a service point it has been really good and I can have no complaints other than with the Post Office.
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    Glad it worked out for you, yarn
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    My order turned up today - there was a problem with their system. I'll be buying from them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelly View Post
    My order turned up today - there was a problem with their system. I'll be buying from them again.

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    Was the fault with Scentsamples or Royal Mail?

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    Hey, I'm just looking to buy from scent samples but before I do I just wanted to check that the consensus is that it's a trustworthy website. I think i'm a bit worried due to the price of things like Kilian, Creed and Tom ford PB. Kilian Back to black is little over 50 for 30ml and Creed is 60 for 30ml. It seems suspiciously cheap. Has anyone got any thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattAllan View Post
    Hey, I'm just looking to buy from scent samples but before I do I just wanted to check that the consensus is that it's a trustworthy website. I think i'm a bit worried due to the price of things like Kilian, Creed and Tom ford PB. Kilian Back to black is little over 50 for 30ml and Creed is 60 for 30ml. It seems suspiciously cheap. Has anyone got any thoughts on this?
    If you really are buying that much volume (i.e. 30ml) for a Creed, then you could probably get it cheaper from an online discounter. I've not had problems with these people though.
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    What about the Splits Board?
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    I use scentsamples and can confirm they are trustworthy, ordered samples and then a full bottle from proper retailers and they smell exactly the same, great prices.
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    1. By Kilian - Back to Black
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Ambre Nuit
    4. Frapin - L'Humaniste
    5. Dior - DHI

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDD8 View Post
    Was the fault with Scentsamples or Royal Mail?
    The problem was with Scentsamples system, but they sorted it out pdq and I've had no problem with subsequent orders.

    The site I bought from was http://www.scentsamples.uk.com/

    There's another site with a similar URL but I haven't ordered from them.

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    Just reporting that the system worked perfectly on my first order, which was sent out the same day
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Just reporting that the system worked perfectly on my first order, which was sent out the same day
    They are very good and professional. I traded in a few bottles for over 30 samples and they came very quickly and were properly labelled.

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    Agree - excellent presentation.
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    Hi,

    I eventually went with Perfumista.co.uk following a pm conversation with it's owner. It's a new site and the range isn't as extensive as scentsamples but I can vouch for the quality and speed of packaging and delivery. (I ordered on Wednesday night and received on Friday). Similar prices to scentsamples as well.

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    Yes, the owner is a member here.
    Thanks for telling us about it
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    Hi Matt,

    Glad they arrived safely. Without want to be too much of a plug, I'm trying to foster a 'testing club' approach to the site and only intend to add a few each month. I like the idea of people being able to sample something new each month whilst I try them out too. Its not just a 'stack it and sell it' thing for me.

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    Aaah,that explains a lot, FlashingBlade - sounds like a good idea
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    Well that was a fun trip, went to Liberty today and asked for a Frederic Malle sample and the guy just went back to the counter, gave me a little box and said "normally, you need to buy something to get this, but I didn't serve you". Sadly I wasn't quick enough to give him a "AHA I SEE YOUR GAMES, I SEE IT! YOUR SECRET IS SAFE WITH ME" wink. But yeah, nice generous 3.5ml sample

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