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    Sorry. I wasn't being clear. . .

    I meant that their 1ml samples are priced on par with the market. I haven't found anyone who charges less than $2.99 on average for their smallest samples.

    Maybe my experience is colored by the fact that I tend to sample only those frags that I can afford. For example, I tend not to sample Creed, or any of the niche frags b/c I have no intention of buying full bottles. Early on, I sampled niche offerings, but stopped b/c there seemed to be no real point to it other than making myself crazy!

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    Anyone know if the STC 2-5 ml spray decants are glass or plastic (like the kinds you get at Sephora)? I've odered from TPC before, and loved that the fragrance was always housed in a high quality glass container.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fannymitsouko View Post
    Anyone know if the STC 2-5 ml spray decants are glass or plastic (like the kinds you get at Sephora)? I've odered from TPC before, and loved that the fragrance was always housed in a high quality glass container.
    My last order were 2ml decants of L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme and Chocolate Greedy, and they are both in glass bottles, NO CAPS, but securely stored in a box with foam inside.







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    Thanks for the helpful reply with pictures!

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    Giving credit where it's due.

    I usually buy off of ebay or TPC (no complaints about either), but seeing STC's Halloween Sale, I decided to place my first order. When I received my shipment, I found that it was missing a Violet Blonde sample. I emailed them with the oversight, but a few days later, I found the vial caught in the white padding shipping material. I immediately let them know and they thanked me for the update.
    About a week later, I received another envelope from them with a second Violet Blonde, as well as an extra little fragrant surprise.
    Enough time had passed between my 2nd email to them and receipt of the 2nd VB, that I think they already knew that I'd found it, and they were off the hook for missing a part of the order, but they chose to go over & above with responsive and thoughtful customer service. The vials were in good shape, well-labeled and secured. Shipping was quick. Communication was thorough. Their newsletters are upbeat and fun.
    Thanks Surrender to Chance. You'll be seeing my orders again.

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    These guys were great to deal with when one of my orders went missing they were really helpful and ended up with my order. Have never had a problem witht he packaging or leaking, bottles are usually sealed tight and the 5ml bottles they seem to seal with tape. Very much recommend these gals and guys.
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    Submitted an order yesterday and it's "partially shipped" this morning! (I assume the two decants I ordered were kept in two different locations.) I'm very very impressed!

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    No question that, since the split, STC is the place to get your samples....UNLESS you would prefer bad service and being ignored. Then, TPC is the place to go.

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    My order is completely shipped. I'm really really impressed!

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    I ordered from STC and my order arrived in less than 9 days to Korea. Two frags were out of stock but they arrived 2days later. Well done STC. My order from TPC took more than a month and they would not reply to my emails but STC did a great job communicating.

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    Last month, part of my order was missed between owner-sources. I emailed them two weeks after receiving the initial package. They immediately responded, explained their error and promptly sent out the remaining sample, with three add'l samples of their choice. Unfortunately, unlike Teardrop, I was not offered a $10 credit, or add'l samples of my choice (not a deal-breaker). I appreciate their prompt communication and corrective action.

    For those who believe the prices are significantly higher than TPC, keep checking and comparing. Some are a little higher, but many are the same or lower (a lot lower). I'll continue to do business with both STC and TPC.

    However, I will NOT shop at Scented Monkey again. Almost EVERY order I placed missed one or several samples, leading me to pay full price shipping, sometimes for only one vial. They never offered to send the "out-of-stock" samples at a later date. Scam.

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    It's my mums birthday on next week and we live on different continents so I'm trying to find something online to get her. We were talking about fragrances and she said she loved Guerlain Vetiver on my dad, and she mentioned her current perfumes which all seemed to feature vetiver notes, so I looked up Guerlain Vetiver Pour Elle. It's a very expensive fragrance and a bit out of the price range

    I've seen it on Surrender to Chance, 15ml for 60 dollars. Is it going to look a bit cheap just coming in a glass bottle with a label stuck on it or do they actually try and make it look nice when it's one of the bigger bottles, rather than a small vial?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAllen View Post
    It's my mums birthday on next week and we live on different continents so I'm trying to find something online to get her. We were talking about fragrances and she said she loved Guerlain Vetiver on my dad, and she mentioned her current perfumes which all seemed to feature vetiver notes, so I looked up Guerlain Vetiver Pour Elle. It's a very expensive fragrance and a bit out of the price range

    I've seen it on Surrender to Chance, 15ml for 60 dollars. Is it going to look a bit cheap just coming in a glass bottle with a label stuck on it or do they actually try and make it look nice when it's one of the bigger bottles, rather than a small vial?

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    Vetiver pour Elle has been discontinued, that's why the price is so high. $60 for 15ml is pretty ridiculous, plus the decants from surrender to chance/perfumed court look cheap, I wouldn't give them as a gift. Why not buy her a small bottle of Guerlain Vetiver? You already know she likes it, and it's easily wearable by a woman. You can get a small bottle for $30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Vetiver pour Elle has been discontinued, that's why the price is so high. $60 for 15ml is pretty ridiculous, plus the decants from surrender to chance/perfumed court look cheap, I wouldn't give them as a gift. Why not buy her a small bottle of Guerlain Vetiver? You already know she likes it, and it's easily wearable by a woman. You can get a small bottle for $30.
    Okay cool. Thanks very much! Appreciate it.

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    UPDATE: Just received an email back from Lisa apologizing for delayed response. It seems Patty's decanters are a little bit right now but she assured that my products will come soon. Still disappointed that I paid extra money for faster shipping. Not really about the extra few dollars, more about my lack of patience... over all, really happy with this experience. I will definitely be ordering more decants from STC.
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