Most of us definitely have to limit our selves to how much we spend, especially on non-essential luxuries such as fragrances, so I thought I'd do a post on perfume shopping. This is a guide on what you should buy online Vs what you should buy at department stores and boutiques.
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The advantages of buying from department stores or perfumeries, one the main outright advantage is the fact that you can test the fragrance out before purchasing, plus the fact that you are guaranteed to receive an authentic product and great customer service (most of the time). The disadvantage of buying from department stores are the super high pricing you have to pay, especially in Australia (one of the most expensive places to buy perfumes).
Now, I will be giving you a list of what products I think are "worth it" to purchase from department stores and boutiques. (Currency = $ AUD)
Armani Prive :
Chanel Les Exclusifs :
|Chanel Les Exclusifs|
Chanel and Dior Fragrances:
Yves Saint Laurant - Oriental Collection:
|YSL- Oriental Collection|
Prada Private Collection :
Hugo Boss - The Collection:
|Hugo Boss - The Collection|
Oscar De La Renta - Essential Luxury Collection:
|The Essential Luxury Collection|
Frederic Malle Fragrances:
Chemists and Drug stores:
Sometimes you can find some fragrances for an absolutely ridiculous price here......ridiculous as in "WOW SO CHEAP!".... Keep a look out and do compare the prices with eBay to make sure you get the best deal. For example I once found a bottle of Guerlain - Samsara 100ml EDP for only $50! Some of these prices are crazy and are definitely worth it. You will also be getting an authentic product.
Stefano Ricci Fragrances:
|Would you pay $700 for this?|
Guerlain - L'Art et la Matiere:
Jean Patou - Collection Heritage:
This is all I can think of for now....So if I stumble upon any other discoveries that will help you make decisions on your next purchases I will add it onto this list. I hope this guide will help some of you bargain hunters like me!