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    My experience doesn't match yours. I have good experiences with this shop and the owner is always friendly and polite. I agree that you won't find real rarities there, but it's still nice to be able to buy the '90s version of Guerlain Vétiver, for example.
    Jan Pieter

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    Hasn't this happened to you before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Hasn't this happened to you before?
    i had something of a deja-vu as well.

    i've been to this store and have always been treated well. and i did get some good stuff for a reasonable price. still if descartes is right then that's pretty bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Descartes View Post
    Everything there was overpriced, 3 times the normal value. He opened another shop just opposite the same street but without a S.A so he is running in and out the shop to see if somebody is there, very unprofessional. I’ve been in similar places like Grimme by the Albert Cuypstraat or Parfumerie Louise and treated like a divine being or at least treated with more manners.
    like i said, i can't judge how you were treated, but 3x overpriced, that's simply not true.
    his prices are reasonable. unless he had something against you and asked for much higher prices, but that sounds a bit far-fetched to me.

    he isn't the type to pamper his customers, but i've always been treated good. he always offers me this and that to smell (trying to sell something, that part is obvious) and he looks out for things i am after.

    i've bought several of the 80's black aluminum guerlain refill containers, holding 200ml, for 70 euros. also a couple of 100ml vetiver bottles, 60 euro. if you can get them for 1/3 of that price, i would love to do business with you.

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    I've been to this shop a couple of times and have no complaints about his manners, but he doesn't know his vintages very well or is intentionally misleading at times... But that's not a problem if you know what you're after!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Descartes View Post
    For Lalique's Faune EDP for example he asked me 70 euros when on ebay I can find it for €38. He did not offer me anything to smell.
    I dont think its realistic to compare retail prices to ebay. Ebay will always be cheaper.

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    Descartes, from what I see from niemanmarcus and Barneys NY for example, the prices are substantially higher than say ebay or other sellers.
    Same for Abu Dhabi, retail is a bit more than buying online.

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    I paid a visit to this shop last year. And while the guy did not give the impression of a professional he was kind and funny. I bought a new 50 ml Shiseido Feminite du Bois EDP for 78 EUR - I don't think it was overpriced.

    I am sorry about your bad experience though.

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