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    Please use this until we can get the actual location set up.

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    Here are a couple of places one might chance upon discontinued gems and other mainstream fragrances on the cheap:

    Jasina
    High Street Centre, North Bridge Road (directly opposite The Parliament House)
    They close early on Saturdays, and do not open on Sunday. The shop has three sections, with the third one located a few units away. Make sure you visit all three. The last time I was there I saw bottles of Yohji Homme, Shalimar Light, La Nuit.

    Mustafa Centre
    Little India, Serangoon Road
    They are open around the clock. They have three wings, with perfume sections in all three. The newest wing, the one with the wavy reflective facade, mostly have newer frags. The older wings may be better hunting grounds, i.e. Serangoon Plaza and the building next to it. In Serangoon Plaza, the perfume section is on the second floor. In the other wing, it is in between the CD/DVD section and the toiletries.

    Lucky Plaza
    If you are on Orchard Road and have no time to go anywhere else; there are so many discounters here, it may not be a good idea to buy without comparing prices between the shops first.

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    And here are where you can find the niche brands

    Escentials
    Tangs, Paragon, MBS

    Annick Goutal
    L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Comme des Garcons
    Creed
    The Different Company
    Diptyque
    Le Labo
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Memo
    Penhaligons
    Serge Lutens
    Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    Oblique/Hide & Seek
    Telok Ayer St

    Etat Libre D’Orange
    Histoires De Parfums
    Humiecki & Graef
    Huitieme Art Parfums
    Mona Di Orio
    Nobile 1942
    Tauer
    Yosh

    Blackmarket
    Orchard Central

    Etat Libre D’Orange
    Tauer

    Perfumes & Cosmetics (Nuance-Watson)
    Changi Airport Duty-Free

    Amouage
    Annick Goutal
    Rance
    Serge Lutens

    Sephora
    Bond No. 9
    Juliette Has a Gun

    Uomo Collezioni
    MBS

    Lorenzo Villoresi
    Washington Tremlett

    Aesop
    Ngee Ann City, Millenia Walk

    Armani Prive La Collection
    Giorgio Armani ION

    Chanel Les Exclusifs
    Beaute Shop @ ION, MBS

    Comme des Garcons
    Hilton Shopping Gallery, The Pocket Shop

    Etro
    Paragon

    Frederic Malle
    The Hour Glass Knightsbridge

    Hermessence
    Hermes @ Takashimaya, Liat Tower, MBS

    Jo Malone
    Ngee Ann City

    Penhaligons
    ION

    Six Scents
    Asylum, Club 21

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    Hooray, finally our own section! Thank you to all who helped set this up

    I've also started a Facebook group called Perfume Lovers in Singapore, Unite! to help Singaporean perfume lovers get together for swap meets, perfume chats and more.

    You don't have to be from Singapore to join - Singapore is a popular stopover for travelers and tourists, so it's open to perfume lovers worldwide.

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/sgperfume/

    Also feel free to copy any and all of the resources listed on the FB page to Basenotes for sharing if you wish.
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    Hi do you have any idea where in Singapore to find vintage Nina Ricci perfumes that've been discontinued? :/ thanks!!!

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    Hi jellyness, Jasina would be your best bet.
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    Alright I will try that thankyouuuu!!

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    Hi everyone! I would need some help finidng Midnight in Paris by Van Cleef. I've tried Tangs at orchard but they do not carry Midnight in Paris. Anywhere else I might be able to find it?

    thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teemas View Post
    Hi everyone! I would need some help finidng Midnight in Paris by Van Cleef. I've tried Tangs at orchard but they do not carry Midnight in Paris. Anywhere else I might be able to find it?

    thanks in advance!
    Did you try Sephora?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccparis View Post
    Did you try Sephora?
    Hmm not yet. Which Sephora would be a good bet, Ion orchard? Anyway, you've seen it before?

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    Here in Manila, many online sellers sell perfumes they call Singapore scents. Some claim they get it from Mustafa. But they also have a reputation that the ones they are selling are fakes. Extremely diluted, laden with alcohol.

    Can someone verify if it's safe to buy perfumes from Mustafa. Are these legit, authentic perfumes?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franayr View Post
    Here in Manila, many online sellers sell perfumes they call Singapore scents. Some claim they get it from Mustafa. But they also have a reputation that the ones they are selling are fakes. Extremely diluted, laden with alcohol.

    Can someone verify if it's safe to buy perfumes from Mustafa. Are these legit, authentic perfumes?

    Thank you.
    I've shopped at Mustafa Centre and purchased authentic and genuine scents from them, but have not seen anything called Singapore Scents.
    Facebook group: Perfume Lovers in Singapore, Unite! (You don't have to be in Singapore to join.)

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    'Singapore perfumes' are any perfumes bought from Mustafa.

    Well, glad to know that the quality of Mustafa perfumes are same as the ones in Tangs or in Ngee Ann.

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    Hi everyone, I'll be in Singapore for the next 3 months! Looks like I won't be having any issues with finding perfumes then! Thanks a lot!

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    Does anyone know where to buy Frapin fragrances in Singapore?

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    Hi guys, previously I've started a thread looking for DHI so I was thinking it wouldnt be nice if I started another looking for La nuit de l'homme - Le parfum haha! Have anyone seen that in SG? It seems that SG hardly have stock for parfum versions

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    The perfume scene in Singapore is quite pathetic.
    I have been looking for DHI, L'instant De Guerlain Extreme
    but can't find. It just shows how ignorant they distributors are
    because they associate the words "Extreme", "Intense" etc to
    mean strong and overpowering - not suitable for our climate.
    They don't realise that the formulation is different.

    My scent of the day: APOM Pour Homme (A Part of Me - For him) By Maison Francis Kurkdijan
    This thing smells very similar to Amouage Reflection Man to my nose.
    Also reminds me of Versace The Dreamer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragrant_G View Post
    The perfume scene in Singapore is quite pathetic.
    I have been looking for DHI, L'instant De Guerlain Extreme
    but can't find. It just shows how ignorant they distributors are
    because they associate the words "Extreme", "Intense" etc to
    mean strong and overpowering - not suitable for our climate.
    They don't realise that the formulation is different.

    My scent of the day: APOM Pour Homme (A Part of Me - For him) By Maison Francis Kurkdijan
    This thing smells very similar to Amouage Reflection Man to my nose.
    Also reminds me of Versace The Dreamer.
    Ahh thats bad. That means I would probably have to blind buy my La nuit de l'homme - Le parfum online. Dont think I can test it out before buying it though. Anyone else have any idea if there is a shop that sells that in SG? Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragrant_G View Post
    The perfume scene in Singapore is quite pathetic.
    I have been looking for DHI, L'instant De Guerlain Extreme
    but can't find. It just shows how ignorant they distributors are
    because they associate the words "Extreme", "Intense" etc to
    mean strong and overpowering - not suitable for our climate.
    They don't realise that the formulation is different.

    My scent of the day: APOM Pour Homme (A Part of Me - For him) By Maison Francis Kurkdijan
    This thing smells very similar to Amouage Reflection Man to my nose.
    Also reminds me of Versace The Dreamer.
    Oh, I dunno about pathetic. I think we're doing quite well in terms of niche lines. We get hard hitters like Lutens, Amouage, which you would expect to do badly in this climate, and Muglers are a perennial best-seller. Some of the Malles like Carnal Flower are pretty tenacious - I am grateful we get the entire line, including body butters, soaps, shower gels and candles!

    We definitely fall short in Guerlain and Dior - Guerlain especially! Hardly any of the classics made it here.
    Facebook group: Perfume Lovers in Singapore, Unite! (You don't have to be in Singapore to join.)

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    Anyone knows where I may be able to find Demeter fragrances in Singapore?

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    Hey everyone

    Does anyone knows where I could find Dior Private Collection here in SG? They definitely dont have it at all the Dior counters if Im not wrong. Will Dior at ION carry them?

    Thanks in advance!
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Just wondering guys, is Dollar and scents selling authentic perfumes?

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    will be in SG next week for one whole week, Jasina and Mustafa, here I come hahaha Anyone would want to PM me directions to get to Jasina using the MTR? haha
    Currently wearing: Eau Duelle by Diptyque

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    Quote Originally Posted by Embassy View Post
    Just wondering guys, is Dollar and scents selling authentic perfumes?
    hi guys, im new here. its my first post and i'm wondering exactly the same thing. their prices are too cheap!!

    by the way, escentials is a good place to get your fragrance craving satisfied! =)

    i'm looking for the following
    -Frederic Malle une rose
    -serge lutens - la majestic rose


    any nice rose scent to recommend from the following brands?
    -le labo
    -L'Artisan Parfumeur
    -Creed
    -dirtyque
    -Annick Goutal

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    Maybe someone can clarify if D&S is selling authentic anot. Maybe they are just grey market products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Embassy View Post
    Maybe someone can clarify if D&S is selling authentic anot. Maybe they are just grey market products.
    I believe they are selling grey market products. I just bought a Creed from them at a price much lower than that in Escentials. Very small range though. From what I gather from the many Creed threads on this forum, my bottle seems to be one of those grey market ones (it's not one of the more popular scents, so it is unlikely to be fake), similar to what people buy on online discounters such as Fragrancenet.com.

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    Does it by any chance affect the longevity and the smell?

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    Both the fragrances I bought recently from Dollars & Scent seemed quite OK. Their longevities were as expected (based on all the information available on this forum etc.) and they smell quite similar to the testers at boutiques and departmental stores.

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    You guys are Missing out. Check out 42 Arab Street. It's call SIFR AROMATICS. Why buy the commercial ones when you can have one blended for you from scratch?
    Last edited by socalwoman; 9th May 2012 at 12:11 PM.

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    Hi guys,

    I'm going to be in KL in a couple of weeks, unfortunately I won't be able to visit friends in Singapore, but as there is no Malaysian forum I thought I'd ask here if any of you ever get up to KL and if there is an equivalent of Jasina there where I might find some interesting vintage / retro stuff?

    I'm especially interested in any old Guerlains.

    Also, is there an Escentuals in KL like the one in Tangs? They carry some niche stuff we never see in Hong Kong so would also like to have a look if they have a branch up there?

    Many thanks for any tips or advice

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