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    Question Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    So there is a bottle of Santos at my local TJ's that has been tempting me for awhile. It's on red tag clearance for $39 and I guess part of me keeps waiting for it to go a little lower I'm a fan of Cartier fragrances and frags from the time period that Santos came out, and I was planing on finally biting the bullet and buying it tomorrow. Then I started to do some research to see if it was a good deal and saw all these horror stories about how poor the longevity is on the reformulation and I assume that is the bottle I would be getting from TJ's.

    Is the reformulation really that bad? And considering everything is $39 a decent price?

    This is the same box that I see at TJ's and it appears to be sealed and untouched:


    Thanks
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    Default Re: Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    Is that for a 1.7 or 3.4oz bottle? Either way, I'd say it's a very good price considering the retail one.

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cartier-...rigin=category

    I have the latest version and on me it has decent longevity. I think the current Santos has great top and mid notes but the basenotes are not that great, kind of boring, without much depth.


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    Default Re: Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    Works well for me.

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    Default Re: Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    IMO Yes.

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    Default Re: Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    In my opinion, yes

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    Default Re: Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    Great price IMO

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    Default Re: Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    If you're looking to complete your Cartier collection, sure why not? But do give it a try. If you don't enjoy the scent even $39 is too steep a price to pay.

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    Default Re: Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    My fault, it is the large 100ml bottle. Thanks for your input. For anyone who has had the "new" formulation, is the longevity really that bad?
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    Default Re: Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    Imo the longevity is bad. If you can find it, go for the concentree version.

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    Default Re: Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    I agree with Oslo-Fjord. The longevity is terrible. I have not sampled the concentree, but the reviews are indeed favorable. Go for that one instead. It is a good price ( but not as cheap as $39). Vintage Santos de Cartier is really pricey ( if you can find it).
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    Default Re: Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    Well, I decided to pass on the Santos, maybe if it goes down some more I will pick it up. But I did buy Azzaro Night Time. I'm liking it! I feel I paid a little too much $25 for a 1.7oz bottle, but I'm glad I have it.
    We should have a TJ Maxx community on here where we can say what we're looking for and if a BN'er from another town sees it they can pick it up and mail it to the guy looking
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    Default Re: Santos de Cartier, red box, good deal for $39?

    Night Time is pretty good too. Keep your eyes out for an older vintage Santos and you will find some sooner or later.

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