Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Perfume Shopping Companion- My Little PSA




I don't believe in buying anything, including perfume, just because it's on sale. That said, there are a couple of things worth the savvy shopper's attention in the current Parfum1.com promotion code (20% off with code TWENTYOFFPW valid until May 9). Here's what I spotted:

Best Deals I Could Find-
Cuir de Lancome and La Mome by Balmain are both discontinued (the latter was a limited edition to begin with).    Even before discount they are incredibly priced ($30.75 for Cuir, $22.50 La Mome), and the 20% off makes both an incredible bargain.
EnJoy by Jean Patou is also in this group. $22.75 before discount.

Serge Lutens-
Uncle Serge is not exactly bargain basement material, so finding his perfumes at discount is always nice. Not all the scents are available, but take note that Santal Blanc, which is rumored to be pulled from the export line into the Paris exclusive range next year is in stock ($108 before the additional discount).

Other niche brands-
Bois 1920, Atelier Flou, Il Profumo, Les Parfums de Rosine, Comme Des Garcons

Also worth mentioning- Lalique Encre Noire (the men's version is by far superior), Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon Parfum and EDP (just skip the EDT), Jil Sander Pastel series (I've never tried them, but I know a few readers who are fans, a handful of Annick Goutal scents, Comptoir Sud Pacifique and Tom Ford for Men.

With $1 of each sale going to ASPCA, finding a bargain here feels even better. Just don't buy unsniffed. Seriously. There's still time to get a sample before you commit to a full bottle.

Are you ordering anything? Do you have any other tips?

And, no, I am in no way shape or form affiliated with Parfum1 (or any other retailer, for that matter). You'll notice I don't link to their site and I don't get a commission or any incentive. All links in this post lead to my own reviews.

8 comments:

  1. I've been eyeing the Cuir de Lancome myself...

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  2. Furriner, if you've tried it and liked it, then go for it. I doubt Cuir is going to be around much longer and it's a really good one. It's one of select few that gets me compliments from strangers. Makes me want to kick someone at Lancome for killing the La Collection.

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  3. Hi Gaia, thank you so much for sharing this! I have just placed my order! I live in Italy and had no idea that someday I would have found Cuir de Lancome at such a price...
    And totally o.t., did you have a chance to try Vero Profumo Rubj/Prozac in the edp version? I'm very curious to hear what you think

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  4. Thanks for the heads-up; I just ordered me some cuir de lancome. I have been riding the fence about which leather to invest in, and this tipped me over!

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  5. Cuir is gorrrrgeous. I got a bottle for Valentine's Day (I always buy my own gifts - The CEO hates shopping, and I get to pick what I'd like this way), and it is a wonder.

    At Parfum1, I snagged a bottle of the sunny, crisp green jasmine Hanae Mori Haute Couture, for less than $15.

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  6. Valuable information - thanks for sharing!

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  7. I also ordered the Cuir and the HM Haute Couture. Thanks for the head's up!

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  8. Oh, dear. Shopping Day for the month is over. Does a sale create an exception?

    Anyway, for others without a shopping schedule, yet another vote for Cuir de Lancome.

    Mals, green? Crisp? Jasmine? Ooh.

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