Sure I still occasionally hit up Neimans for a "Chanel" special, or when I cannot live without some "Jo Malone" product, (as Scentiments unfortunately does not carry Jo Malone)
For the most part though, they do carry some wonderful scents and at fab prices, if you know how to shop, and/or get lucky enough to find what you want in stock.
Funny but doing a bit of research on "Bergamot" lead me to this...
I also enjoy gloating about the price I'm going to pay for it. Now, you don't get the freebie samples or the lovely bag like you do if you purchase it at Neimans, but after a year's time, if you buy perfume like I do, you should have saved enough to afford a little trip to Neimans for tidbit or two.
Like that rationalization? (got lots more where that came from!)
Lastly, if they have the "tester" of a fragrance, look to see what that means. It will either mean that
it comes in a plain box, comes without a cap, or comes without a cap in a plain box.
The only time I buy a tester is if it comes in a plain box. I DO NOT buy a perfume without a cap, as
it will expose the perfume to air. Now if it comes in a plain box, who cares? Unless I am taking it on
a trip, I dispose of the box immediately anyway. (Actually the "plain box" turns out to be a very sturdy
box, perfect to pack in luggage!) The "tester" is, of course, the most economical way to go, and is OFTEN
what they are out of...The "tester" I assume, is one that they were going to put out at the store, but your
bottle never made it out there. That's how they can sell it for such a fantastic price. Again, a "tester" is where
you REALLY get a bargain. I have bought a tester without the original box, but otherwise exactly as new,
for $42.00 instead of $110.00 MANY TIMES.
The scents are all THE REAL THING...I repeat..
They are THE REAL THING.
No doubt where this is concerned, as I would not consider buying anything that wasn't.
So, there you have it...My secret, along with about a million others, is out.
One more thing about Perfume (I never buy "Toilette" or "Cologne" Why would you want a watered-down version?)
You must use your Perfume in a timely manner. Keep it in a cool place and it should smell like new up
to a year. If it starts to get darker or change color, throw it out...
Look what I found while I was doing a bit of research....
"Older perfumes contain musk from other animals or ambergris, whale vomit. These fixatives are intended to make the perfume scent last longer"
"Older Perfumes", eh? Makes me want to rethink my "Joy"and "Shalimar" obsessions...I have a thing for
scents produced in the twenties...( Shalimar, Chanel #5, Joy, etc...)
How does one capture "whale vomit" anyway? I'm not going to think about this any further....
Wear Your Perfume.
Perfume is not just for a so-called "special occasion"
Everyday is a "special occasion"
Spritz on a bit when you emerge from the shower...
Go easy for work and crazy otherwise!
They sell both mens and womens cologne and perfume, and certain gift sets as well.
I love the miniatures for traveling...
I must add, that their shipping is extremely timely, except for perhaps holidays...(forget finding anything
around Valentines day or Christmas)
I would be remiss if I didn't share with you my NEW LOVE.
He came to me at Christmas time and I can hardly stand to be away from him.
His name is Kindle, but I call him "Kin"...
Yes, it was LOVE at first sight... (sight...LOL...get it? I crack myself up!)
He is never far from me, and is always the last thing I see before sleep...