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    Question What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    A coup ? An abdication ? A banishment ?

    I got an email from Lisa & Patty announcing their new decant site : surrendertochance.com

    I've been a happy addict at The Court for awhile now. News ?
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    Default Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    Interesting!
    I googled and the site is "down for maintenance" at present.



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    I just got this email, which makes me wonder. And a bit sad as I have had amazing good luck with PC over the years. Here is the email, and sure many of us will be getting this message since many here use them.

    Greetings!

    Lisa Lawler and Patty White are opening a new perfume sample and decant website - *surrendertochance.com - *this week! *It is under construction as we finish up all the details to make this a wonderful resource for you.

    Like us on Facebook to get the latest news on the grand opening.

    We have loved bringing perfume to you for all these years at The Perfumed Court and hope very much that we will have the joy of seeing you at our new home.
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    Default Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    It's up by me.
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    Default Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    The Perfumed Court is up for me, too.

    surrendertochance.com is, however, down for maintenance.
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    Wow, that's interesting.
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    Default Re: The Perfumed Court going out of business?

    I think Diane is the one to talk to. I'm sure the site is in the same good working order as ever.
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    Default Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    This is spam according to whois lookup registered to domainsbyproxy.com via godaddy. TPC is registered to a named individual. Besides the fact its not even a live site yet. Check your email headers or ask someone to help you. ; o )

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    By the looks of things it's either an oddly elaborate April Fool's prank, or a schism, leaving Diane as sole proprietor of TPC?

    This is the email:

    Dear ***,

    Lisa Lawler and Patty White are opening a new perfume sample and decant website - surrendertochance.com - this week! It is under construction as we finish up all the details to make this a wonderful resource for you.

    Like us on Facebook to get the latest news on the grand opening.

    We have loved bringing perfume to you for all these years at The Perfumed Court and hope very much that we will have the joy of seeing you at our new home.

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    Default Re: The Perfumed Court going out of business?

    Yeah, I was wondering why without Diane. Maybe a 1 April thing? But in most places it's already April 2.
    TPC site still opens.

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    Default Re: The Perfumed Court going out of business?

    Very interesting! Please do update us if you get any more news.
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    Default Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    I received the same email also. Any news on what's going on? Does this mean the current inventory is being split between two companies now? If so, that's too bad, as it's very convenient that The Perfumed Court has decants of most everything in one place.
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    Default Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    Yes, I got the same email and Elena of Perfumeshrine has noted this change as well.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    I was just browsing violets at TPC. The site was still up as of this afternoon.

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    Yes, took me by surprise when I got my email announcing the new website.I do wish Lisa and Patty all the very best with it. Here's hoping pricing will be competitive !
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    Default Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    oh man that sucks, was just about to order some new samples, bound to be some disruption as the sole tpc sorts out her inventory and distribution and this new biz for the other ladies is bound to have some new business teething issues

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    I've heard that TPC will continue
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    Default Re: The Perfumed Court going out of business?

    I gather Diane is taking over TPC - in the 'About Us' section of TPC - it only goes on to mention Diane after the initial introduction. Lisa and Patty are opening up surrendertochance.com.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    my last order went out on Saturday

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    Default Re: The Perfumed Court going out of business?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    I gather Diane is taking over TPC - in the 'About Us' section of TPC - it only goes on to mention Diane after the initial introduction. Lisa and Patty are opening up surrendertochance.com.
    I have the impression that two of the three have left, but that Diane is still there, running the business. Here is the link:

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/about_us.aspx

    I was not on the e-mail list before, but now I am going to put my name down and then be able to follow the "show". For the time being, my orders are shipped out and on the way, and I will hold off a bit until the dust settles.
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    Lisa and Patty announced on the old Perfumed Court FB page that they were starting a new sample/decant business called Surrender to Chance. The new site should be operational within the next couple of days. Diane is still doing TPC. The TPC site looks the same and she is still in business--just w/o Patty and Lisa. I'm sure there is a story there....

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    Looks like a hijack and backstabbing operation imo ... no way Diane would allow former partners to open a competing site and allow them to mass e-mail PF customers and use the PF facebook to advertise their efforts.

    Looks like a mutiny and treachery to me.

    Surrendertochance is a terrible name and makes no sense. The logo is absolutely horrible - i googled "surrendertochance" and found they actually had a contest at 99designs and paid $800 for a logo that looks like it was made from clip art.

    They threw away their money on a logo that they could have gotten for 20 bucks. For $800, they should of easily of have been able to get a high quality memorable mark.

    Here is their contest and atrocious logo they chose

    http://99designs.com/logo-design/con...ommerce-128909

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    Looks like a hijack and backstabbing operation imo ... no way Diane would allow former partners to open a competing site and allow them to mass e-mail PF customers and use the PF facebook to advertise their efforts.

    Looks like a mutiny and treachery to me.

    Surrendertochance is a terrible name and makes no sense. The logo is absolutely horrible - i googled "surrendertochance" and found they actually had a contest at 99designs and paid $800 for a logo that looks like it was made from clip art.

    They threw away their money on a logo that they could have gotten for 20 bucks. For $800, they should of easily of have been able to get a high quality memorable mark.

    Here is their contest and atrocious logo they chose. It's the perfect example of a client not knowing anything about design and what a good mark should be -- it should NOT be busy-looking and look like clip art. There wer dozens of submitted designs much better than the atrocious design they chose.

    Taken all together, the women behind surrendertochance are terrible and not business-minded. They chose a cheap ugly logo over a much better one like this ?



    http://99designs.com/logo-design/con...ommerce-128909



    N.B.- I have no links to either party, just commenting as an observer on the situation and with plenty of experience in these matters.

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    fsface -*LOL* Now that I understand but we really don't know the reason behind the breakaway from TPC...... other than speculation.
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    Default Re: PerfumedCourt and SurrendertoChance - Treachery most Foul

    This is a blatant copyright infringement. I've had that design embroidered on the backside of my drawers for years! Anybody have the 800 number of the copyright police handy?

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    Default Re: The Perfumed Court going out of business?

    interesting to say the least...

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    Default Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    Got that email as well...i think only time can tell now

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    Default Re: PerfumedCourt and SurrendertoChance - Treachery most Foul

    To be honest, the logo you posted is quite an eyesore.

    That aside, I'm a Perfumed Court customer and haven't received any email from this other company.

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    Default Re: PerfumedCourt and SurrendertoChance - Treachery most Foul

    I had a good laugh at Post #2. Ha ha ha

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    Seriously, I think the choice of the name is not wise. When I go on line and order something, anything ... already my mind is going like, "Will I like it ?" (I cannot test it in a brick and mortar store.) That feeling is increased by a name like that. Bad subconscious advertising method.

    A restaurant named "A Greasy Spoon" (they trying to be cute, funny) would turn me off, also. Same here.

    On the contrary, "The Perfumed Court" had a regal connotation of fine wares fit for the king, so to speak.

    It is all about advertising. What would Donny Deutsch say ?

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    I agree with themoogle that the logo is too busy ... but it is kind of cute in a Hallmark cards type way, here is what the girls choose, a girly kind of thing:



    2 bottles, resembling a man and a woman, spraying at each other, and "surrender" well, well, well. For dainty people who like embroidery - maybe.

    Look, Nasomatto puts out a sculpture of a dog doing its business and dead flowers ... 2 start-up business ladies bring a logo with embroidery ... Only time will tell. It takes more than artwork to do business, but sometimes I wonder !
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    Cool story

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