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    Default Mona di Orio price increase? Now $230 from $170

    I bought Mona's Vanille in October and paid $170 for it. I received a coupon from Parfum1, and thought I might use it to get Mona's Tubereuse, but when I checked the prices, ALL of them (barring Oud) are listed at $230. Even lucky scent shows the new price. Earlier, Tubereuse and Rose Etoile De Hollande were $200 and all the others were $170.

    Now, I think Mona di Orio is brilliant, if underrated, brand and I love all of her scents from the Les Nombres d’Or Collection, but a $50 price increase is a bit much, no?

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    Default Re: Mona di Orio price increase? Now $230 from $170

    That does seem a bit unreasonable. MiN New York has the Vanille for $180 and the Tubereuse listed for $210. And the prices on the Mona di Orio website don't seem to have changed.

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    Default Re: Mona di Orio price increase? Now $230 from $170

    The Perfume Shoppe lists the old price as well. I expect soon enough all sites will reflect the change in pricing.

    MiN doesn't offer free shipping to California. I'd rather pay the lofty CA sales tax and get free - and 2 day shipping- from lucky scent rather than use MiN. Though now I can use Parfum1, who offer free shipping, no sales tax and a 20% discount. Ordering from Europe is more trouble the it's worth. It's just that it may take as long as a month for the package to reach the West Coast.

    I don't find the price unreasonable per se, but the increase. When Frederic Malle charges north of $200 for ephemeral aquatics like En Passant and Hiver, I think $230 for a fragrance as rich as Vanille or Tubereuse or Musc is a perfectly reasonable price. It's just the very sudden and steep increase that threw me.

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    Default Re: Mona di Orio price increase? Now $230 from $170

    It's just a matter of time before the others follow suit and raise their prices.

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    Default Re: Mona di Orio price increase? Now $230 from $170

    Histoires de Parfums and ELdO also raised prices.

    Parfum1 is one of the best e-tailers out there. (They once called me to verify an online order.) They often carry the items also carried by Lucky Scent (Serge Lutens, for one), plus they have periodic discounts. Lucky Scent should follow this lead.

    Beauty Habit is also a very good e-tailer that goes unsung here. They carry Parfums d'Empire, Histoires de Parfums and Serge Lutens.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Mona di Orio price increase? Now $230 from $170

    Why do I think of the old adage about artists being worth more ($) posthumously?

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    Default Re: Mona di Orio price increase? Now $230 from $170

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    Why do I think of the old adage about artists being worth more ($) posthumously?
    This is the reason. It won't worry me though as I think all of the range is pretty bad and were ridiculously priced in the first place.

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    Default Re: Mona di Orio price increase? Now $230 from $170

    I remember noticing the newest Rose offering being released at the higher price (the worst of the line, IMO to boot) and wondered if it was a one off or a trend... Now we sadly have our answer. :-(
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
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    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
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    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
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    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Mona di Orio price increase? Now $230 from $170

    Noticed this a few days ago on Luckyscent. Wish I had've got Vanille a few months ago.

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    Default Re: Mona di Orio price increase? Now $230 from $170

    I ended up getting Tubereuse from Parfum1. After the discount, I paid $184, which is still less than the $200 it was prior to the price increase.

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    Default Re: Mona di Orio price increase? Now $230 from $170

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    It's just a matter of time before the others follow suit and raise their prices.
    Yep, the public has lots more money, and the competition from other fragrance lines is becoming less.

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