It seems like prices are much more enticing overseas; yet when shipping costs are added, the hassle and wait rarely justifies the small difference.
What do you guys use?
First in Fragrance and Sündhaft.
I think it's easier to find good deals on American sites, with frequent sales and discount codes. Even with shipping factored in I prefer using FragranceX if I can, than sites in Europe. When it comes to niche brands I will compare First In Fragrance and Luckyscent, and more often than not, Luckyscent turns out to be the better deal. Mind you, my currency is not Euro but Norwegian Kroner, and the dollar is pretty weak against my currency, so it makes sense to buy stuff in dollars.
You might want to check out some of the comments left in this section: http://www.basenotes.net/forums/19-I...hopping-Guides
Cheapsmells, based in the Channel Islands
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