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    This mess could be a movie (a bad one).

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    You can now order from them on-line but there's no option for adding extra perfume oil, in addition to the 50mls being unavailable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    They refuse to ship to the United States...I don't know who's decision that was, but It is a poor business move...
    They only ship inside Europe. It seems that their shipping outside of France is handled by Colissimo International. My guess is that Colissimo international doesn't operate outside of Europe.

    Has anyone heard anything further about this?

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    Don't get me wrong...I LOVE Montale fragrances, and have more of them than any other house. BUT they are strange all the way around. No one has ever seen the "owner" There is a guy in Oman somewhere pumping out ideas for them...Prolifically...Their email account is a hotmail account. They shut down with no warning last spring and no one heard from them until the reopened in a new location a few weeks ago...mysterious.

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    ... a new location that is not a shop either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahpucha View Post
    They only ship inside Europe. It seems that their shipping outside of France is handled by Colissimo International. My guess is that Colissimo international doesn't operate outside of Europe.

    Has anyone heard anything further about this?
    Nope, Colissimo does ship outside EU. I just had Pascal Morabito OR Black shipped from France via Colissimo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le critique de parfum View Post
    This mess could be a movie (a bad one).
    Agree.
    We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.

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    I love red vetyver but it's about time this story comes to a conclusion! Either come back or die....all this ongoing Montale mystery is frustrating LOL.

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    Harvey Nichols Istanbul received a collection of Montale recently. 24 fragrances are available here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leto View Post
    Harvey Nichols Istanbul received a collection of Montale recently. 24 fragrances are available here.
    Where is Harvey Nics in Istanbul by the way? When I am next there I want to check it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Where is Harvey Nics in Istanbul by the way? When I am next there I want to check it out!
    Hi, you can find them in the Kanyon Shopping Center in Levent. The company also owns stores called Brandroom in Nisantasi and Anatolian side (Bagdat Avenue) as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leto View Post
    Hi, you can find them in the Kanyon Shopping Center in Levent. The company also owns stores called Brandroom in Nisantasi and Anatolian side (Bagdat Avenue) as well.
    Thank you so much, will check it out when I'm there!

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    According to their website, the boutique will officially open in 2013. Now, that's really taking the p***...

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    Probably in December of 2013!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Probably in December of 2013!
    That’s being a little too optimistic, no?

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    The real kick-in-the-teeth for me is that I have been waiting patiently to order Cuir d'Arabie 100ml from Montale. It is $101.77 plus you get 20ml bottle of anything else free. They now say, NO shipping to the USA. What a rip-off. EVERYONE else is selling this stuff for $160/bottle with no gift. If this stupid company wants my money they will get their crap together. How can you not ship to the USA??? What percentage of their overall business do you think came from the USA? Half? Stupid...

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    The webpage: www.montaleparfums.com/ is not longer available.

    Doesn't that tell you something???
    Perfume lovers of the world UNITE!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumeCollector View Post
    The webpage: www.montaleparfums.com/ is not longer available.

    Doesn't that tell you something???
    It's working for me.

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    No ship to Brazil too.

    Too bad, I was ready to order some cans as the previous times. Maybe there are another brands that want my money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    The real kick-in-the-teeth for me is that I have been waiting patiently to order Cuir d'Arabie 100ml from Montale. It is $101.77 plus you get 20ml bottle of anything else free. They now say, NO shipping to the USA. What a rip-off. EVERYONE else is selling this stuff for $160/bottle with no gift. If this stupid company wants my money they will get their crap together. How can you not ship to the USA??? What percentage of their overall business do you think came from the USA? Half? Stupid...
    Just wait until you get a 20% off coupon from Parfum1 and you can get it for $128 with free shipping. Can't beat it when you consider these were sold in the US for $210 for 3.3 oz. for years before they were reduced to $160.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    How can you not ship to the USA??? What percentage of their overall business do you think came from the USA?
    Apparently not much otherwise they'd bend over backwards to cater to the US lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Apparently not much otherwise they'd bend over backwards to cater to the US lol.
    With many of the on-line vendors for Montale being located in the US, why should they care?

    Anyway, I think their largest markets (for direct sales) are Europe and the Middle East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    The real kick-in-the-teeth for me is that I have been waiting patiently to order Cuir d'Arabie 100ml from Montale. It is $101.77 plus you get 20ml bottle of anything else free. They now say, NO shipping to the USA. What a rip-off. EVERYONE else is selling this stuff for $160/bottle with no gift. If this stupid company wants my money they will get their crap together. How can you not ship to the USA??? What percentage of their overall business do you think came from the USA? Half? Stupid...
    A lot of companies do not ship direct to the consumer in the US.

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    Well seeing as a lot of people were asking. I have just had a pleasant transaction with Montale.

    Ordered 2 bottles on Thursday 29th November and here they sit in my hands on Wednesday 5th December. I've had worse service from "functioning" companies within the UK.

    My review: Excellent communication and quick turnaround.

    For good, anatomic reasons, scent fosters memory more readily than any other sense.

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    Congrats on your purchase. Waiting for a friend to arrive from France with their two latest offerings: Aoud Ever & Candy Rose

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    I'm glad they decided to close down when they did...it gave me time to get over them. I probably would have wasted a bunch of money if I'd have had the option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyjreid View Post
    Well seeing as a lot of people were asking. I have just had a pleasant transaction with Montale.

    Ordered 2 bottles on Thursday 29th November and here they sit in my hands on Wednesday 5th December. I've had worse service from "functioning" companies within the UK.

    My review: Excellent communication and quick turnaround.
    Woohoo!! Thanks for posting this. Had no idea what their packaging even looked like. Now I know

    Just wondering though - as someone based in the UK as well, how did you manage to sample these fragrances before you bought full bottles?
    Last edited by rum; 6th December 2012 at 02:58 PM.

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    Latest from the Montale website:

    "We have no sales points in France, we hope to open a shop in Paris soon."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    Latest from the Montale website:

    "We have no sales points in France, we hope to open a shop in Paris soon."
    Wasn't that the same message three months ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Wasn't that the same message three months ago?
    From what I can recall, they announced that a new store would be opening in 2013 on the home page. That announcement is no longer there...

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