9 years ago
Sweetgrass, thankyou for the explanation. You were wise to restrain yourself from buying the Malle - they are way too expensive for blind buying! I wish I had done more sampling before the overseas trip as I am ill prepared with suggestions for my husband.
Sleuth, so many good cheapies around with many discounted even further prior to Xmas. "Cheap" is a relative term here, as perfume is heavily taxed and expensive in my country. Any good quality designer fragrance under $60 would be considered "cheap" here!
I almost never buy at retail shops, despite wanting to support local bricks-and-mortar stores. It's hard to justify paying the RRP of $175 for a 50ml bottle of Serge Lutens when they can be bought online for $100. The RRP for 100ml of a JHaG fragrance is around $200 in-store, whereas I buy online for half that. Although fragrance is a luxury, discretionary purchase, it's still hard to justify paying more than I need to.
My next "cheapie" will probably be "Tea Rose" by Perfumers Workshop.