I just read the report on the Argentinian perfume company Fueguia 1833 -- extremely intriguing! I downloaded their marketing materials and they're gorgeous. They have huge line -- they must have been at it for years. At least I hope they have been, or else their formulae could never have had enough time to be created properly. Many of the fragrances sound terrific, and their prices are reasonable.
I love all the historical anecdotes and literary references. Borges is a fav author of mine. I wonder if it could be possible to receive some sort of sample kit, though I wouldn't dream of sampling the entire line that way, maybe 25% of them or something! It's hard to get a bead on their approach since there are generally no more than 3 notes listed.
Have any of our South American confidantes made the trip to the "leafy suburb" where this store resides and had a sniff?
The wood box the bottle comes in looks fantastic, and the fragrances look nice, but from the brochure I saw they only list three notes per fragrance, it's a little sparse to get an impression of what it might smell like, I think. They have a lot of woody fragrances and most of the line is unisex, so that's s great.
From what I can tell they established the line in 2010 and have launched over 50 fragrances since then, so that's a little worrying regarding quality. I also hope someone can post their impressions of the line!
I'm sure this line is going to break in ino the european market pretty soon. They had a good exposure at Fragranze 2012...
Being a porteña perfumista, I am quite acquainted with their line.
The brand is quite new (about an year or two) but their laboratory is great and so are the raw materials they have there.
I also like the fact that they don't fall into the usual Argentinian clichés with the names of the fragrances.
Our fragrance blog: http://tedevioletas.wordpress.com/
My first experience with them hasn't been great so far. I contacted them about trying some samples and they agreed to send me some, based on some recommendations (there was no sample program at the time). I said I wanted to try their entire line but would be happy to make a contribution if necessary. They then replied, claiming they would send the samples to me (even asked for my address). Two weeks later, nothing.
Yesterday, they e-mailed me, stating that they now have a sample program (how convenient) and how I should select what I want and make the relevant payment. So, it took them two weeks to make this u-turn? Thus, the promise of receiving some complementary samples (regardless of quantity) dropped from x to zero. Hmmm...
But that's not my main gripe - the 1ml samples are reasonably priced but the P&P isn't. $46 to post the samples (regardless of the quantity ordered) to Europe?!! I e-mailed them back and told them to forget it, giving them the reason why. I very much doubt they'll reply...
Luckyscent is about to carry them. So regardless of terrible customer service and insane shipping they provide we can give them a try. On the paper they do look good, but in 2-3 years they've been around 40+ formulations?!
I'll find out what they are all about in next couple if days. Sample set was mailed yesterday.