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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev320 View Post
    Just received this email from Montale

    "We are pleased to inform you that the online sales is working again.

    If you still wish to order thank you to notify us.

    However, we could only provide orders with 100ml and always 20ml gifts.

    Service Payment: Paypal."
    Yay! So, no 50 ml bottles I guess? That's a bummer, I don't need 100 ml of any Montale... unless science manages to grant me 100 additional years...
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    Very good news.

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    Fantastic news, i will contact them by mail again.
    Hooraaaa


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    My ears perked up to trouble when a variety of Montales suddenly showed up on Overstock.com at half price. Just a quick check of their line shows 80(!) different fragrances launched in the last decade. That is a crazy number of products to try to handle for a niche company - almost twice as many as Comme des Garcons carries, and those guys are pros and a diversified brand. At some point, the new launches are only going to cannibalize the old launches and they are going to start running into liquidity problems. One would need to walk a tightrope and have very deep pockets to make a business strategy like that work in the long term. It would not be surprising to hear that they found themselves in some difficulty.

    They should pare the line down to 10 or so classics and do a couple of limited edition 50ml releases per year and leave it at that.

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    I got that email too. Hopefully they will get in 50ml bottles...I don't need that much.

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    I sent them an email asking if they would be selling the 50 ml bottles again soon, and they replied with the same standard email transcribed above. I then replied in turn asking them to notify me when the 50 ml become available again, stating that I am NOT interested in buying 100 ml bottles. Maybe if several of us did that they will start rethinking this policy?
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    Every time I email them I feel like I'm talking to a robot.

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    @LloydLewellyn why don't you organize a split? It will be cheaper to keep 50ml from 100ml bottle than buying a 50ml bottle itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucasai View Post
    @LloydLewellyn why don't you organize a split? It will be cheaper to keep 50ml from 100ml bottle than buying a 50ml bottle itself.
    I like to keep the bottle, and 50 ml is perfect for me
    Plus, before, two 50 ml bottles cost the same as one 100 ml bottle, and you had more variety...
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    you can send us a mail with your order and we send us a paypal invoice.
    e-commerce will be installed next month,

    best regards,
    Amelie


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    ... bad news part II : no longer free shipping, only within France!
    Last edited by easyfish; 12th September 2012 at 04:01 PM.

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    How much are they charging for shipping then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    How much are they charging for shipping then?
    I await a reply and will report back! ;-)

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    I asked for prices before making an order and they didn't say anything about shipping costs... that would be bad news... prices are still OK for a quality niche house (still 100+20 for 75-105€)
    ... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.

    Welcome to the Bwahahaha! era...

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    Well they just released another 2 fragrances for October 2012
    Aoud Ever and Candy Rose lol, and they do not have a store or permanent location, how bizarre.
    Last edited by Vinrambo09; 15th September 2012 at 07:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    Well they just released another 2 fragrances for October 2012
    Aoud Ever and Candy Rose lol, and they do not have a store or permanent location, how bizarre.
    Strange indeed.

    Have they actually taken and shipped anyone's orders recently ?

    But yeah, even from beyond the grave, you'd expect to hear about them releasing something new.

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    ....shipping to Germany is 16 €....

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    Yes... expensive shipping costs...

    Anyway it's still cheaper to order from them than many retailers. And those free 20ml are still a plus.
    ... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.

    Welcome to the Bwahahaha! era...

    TUM TUM PISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    With these new conditions, I'll pass.
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Hi All,

    Can I ask if anyone has ordered and received everything ok since they started taking orders again? I would like to order, but want to ensure that everything is above board before placing an order.

    Thanks

    M

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    Just order from the very efficient German website, first in fragrance. You can Google the name (in English) to get their website or search for them on the BN search facility.

    OK, you won't get an extra 20ml juice, but you will get peace of mind and a reliable delivery method. Plus they are based in Germany (which is also EU and isn't geographically far from France anyway!).

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    So, is the new Montale boutique now open for business?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    So, is the new Montale boutique now open for business?
    I know. How many reopening deadlines have they missed now ? Paris may be expensive, but you would think they would get an official storefront going somewhere. Even without one, hearing that their reps are out, and resupplying the retail outlets which carried their line in the past would be an encouraging sign. Don't know how true it is, but my contacts earlier in the year were indicating that their reps seem to have been laid off.

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    They used to fill out the bottles you ordered through the phone in their very own boutique, didn't they? So maybe now they are only selling factory-manufactured 100 ml bottles, thus no longer producing 50 ml bottles.
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    I'm somewhat disappointed in myself for not ordering when I had a chance. I might never get to try some of these now...I might still search out Dark Aoud but honestly while they were down I've managed to fill my oud void with others and it might be too little too late. I wonder if they lost a lot of business.

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    Really wanting to buy a new Montale. Hope to hear some positive news about the shop opening.
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    I ordered SOD and Aoud Lime a couple of weeks ago and received them yesterday. It seems that they don't ship overseas right now...
    ... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.

    Welcome to the Bwahahaha! era...

    TUM TUM PISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I wonder who was there at the Pitti Fragranze 2012 unveiling those two new montales... did anyone attend that show?

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Mont...Rose-3584.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Postumo View Post
    I ordered SOD and Aoud Lime a couple of weeks ago and received them yesterday. It seems that they don't ship overseas right now...
    Thanks for updating Postumo

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    They refuse to ship to the United States...I don't know who's decision that was, but It is a poor business move...

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