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    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?

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    Default Re: Fueguia 1833 - Most interesting new perfumery

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    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?
    Makes me wonder if our South American contingent has been up to something they've not been talking about!

    No matter what, it sounds *very* interesting.
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    Default Re: Fueguia 1833 - Most interesting new perfumery

    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!

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    I'm sure this line is going to break in ino the european market pretty soon. They had a good exposure at Fragranze 2012...


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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furrypine View Post
    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!
    Well, according to their catalogue, there are only 46 fragrances available (unless I've missed something).

    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...
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    Default Re: Fueguia 1833 - Most interesting new perfumery

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    Well, according to their catalogue, there are only 46 fragrances available (unless I've missed something).

    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...

    extremely disappointing


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    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?!

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    Default Re: Fueguia 1833 - Most interesting new perfumery

    I'll find out what they are all about in next couple if days. Sample set was mailed yesterday.

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    Very unique fragrances and they were incredibly generous with samples. Not sure what the issue was with the above poster, but $46 to try the entire line is a steal.

    Shame that this house doesn't get more recognition.

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    Default Re: Fueguia 1833 - Most interesting new perfumery

    They have a boutique close to MiN NY. Really pretty. Can be tried perhaps on 2nd day of Manhattan meetup
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    Default Re: Fueguia 1833 - Most interesting new perfumery

    I don't see this $46 deal anywhere on their website, got a link?

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    Default Re: Fueguia 1833 - Most interesting new perfumery

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    I don't see this $46 deal anywhere on their website, got a link?
    That might have been a thing of the past. No longer offered?
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    Yes, I was referring to the poster that seemed to say he offered to "make a contribution" to sample their entire line after the fact and then was dismayed when they asked for the $46. I don't want to exploit their largesse by broadcasting it, but you'll notice several of the perfumes on the website are priced at 0 for 1ml. The samples they sent came with a lovely handwritten note and packaging. Two that stood out for me were Asagiri and Luz Sin Freno.

    I'll probably ask to sample some of the exclusive ones when I make a purchase.
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    Default Re: Fueguia 1833 - Most interesting new perfumery

    Thanks, let us know how you get on. I'm still very interested in this line! Maybe worth a trip to Switzerland or something...

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    The $46 to post could be just for the shipping costs out of Argentina before they had a NYC location. It's ridiculously expensive to post things in and out of Argentina. Now that they have a boutique in New York and Italy, I assume it would be cheaper or free to get samples. But they are definitely worth it and beautiful. Very South American scents (notes of mate, etc.). I highly recommend after going to their Buenos Aires location twice.

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    Default Re: Fueguia 1833 - Most interesting new perfumery

    Thanks!

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