Cheap Smell-alikes - Cheaper alternatives to Expensive Perfumes

edited 12 September 2013 at 10:55PM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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  • anniewooanniewoo Forumite
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    I am pleased that people who have ordered from this site are happy with their purchases :j I am always a bit wary of recommending things in case other people don't like them as much as I do :)
  • Well, order arrived and I can thoroughly recommend the products.
    My hubby got Joop, which he hasn't actually been able to afford for ages, and it smells EXACTLY the same - bought back a few memories and made me go a bit funny inside !!!:o :o:o
    I got Flowers by Kenzo, which is lovely , but I've never had the original, so can't compare.
    they last for about 6 hours without fading, if not longer.
    Well worth the money.
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  • pattycakepattycake Forumite
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    I am trying to order from this site but having trouble. I have filled my basket (gone mad - ordered 8 items) but cannot get any further with the ordering process. I have registered and indicated that I wish to use Paypal but the site just keeps redirecting me back to my basket. Where am I going wrong?
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    Looking in my account, it is showing my order has gone thought twice even though I have not inputted any payment details. Very confused. I have emailed them for clarification.
  • FleagoFleago Forumite
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    I ordered two non-designer perfume oils from the Perfume Parlour website on Sunday. I opted to pay by credit card via google checkout and that went through smoothly. The oils arrived today and I'm very pleased with both them and the fast delivery.

    The reason I didn't go for designer ones is because I'm currently using up two genuine designer sprays, but once they're done I fully intend to go trawling round the perfume counters to find a new scent I like and I'll then get the smell alike oil from the Perfume Parlour.

    Once I saw that they had Arabian Fragrances on the site, I suspected the oils would be very good, purely based on the probably not very scientific fact that my ex-OH had worked in Saudi years ago and had brought me back a lovely little velvet box with six bottles of smell alike oil in them. They were EXACTLY like the perfumes they were based on and were gorgeous! I thought that it was likely that the Perfume Parlour was selling much the same thing. :)

    I'm definitely going to use them again and based on my experience, I would recommend them! Thank you anniewoo! :)
  • gills001gills001 Forumite
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    pattycake wrote: »
    I am trying to order from this site but having trouble. I have filled my basket (gone mad - ordered 8 items) but cannot get any further with the ordering process. I have registered and indicated that I wish to use Paypal but the site just keeps redirecting me back to my basket. Where am I going wrong?
    the exact same thing happened to me. i have just received an email asking me to confirm payment through payapal and it has gone through fine. hopefully yours is the same.
  • pattycakepattycake Forumite
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    Yes, everything is fine now. They emailed back saying they had cancelled one of the duplicate orders. I have then received an invoice via PayPal which I have now paid. Looking forward to receiving my oils.

    I still have a good supply of my favourite smellies (the genuine article) but I am going away in June so I thought having the tiny smell-alikes would be just perfect to take on holiday. Only 20kg luggage allowance so I need lots of room for other vital items like shoes:rotfl:
  • anniewoo wrote: »
    I ordered from this site a while ago and can recommend it

    http://www.perfume-parlour.co.uk/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=2

    They are perfume oils rather than liquid perfume and come in a roll on,there are various sizes.

    I ordered 3 different designer(type) ones and they all smell virtually identical to the real perfume.They are very reasonably priced and I see Dolce Vita is on the list so it is worth a try.
    Thanks, looks like a great site. has the £1 credit offer finished now though?
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  • angukanguk Forumite
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    Thanks, looks like a great site. has the £1 credit offer finished now though?
    I registered and ordered from them yesterday and didn't get £1 credit so I think it's finished. I also chose the paypal option and was very confused about how to pay but they are very good at replying to emails and sent me a paypal invoice.

    I notice they've got a link to this thread on their homepage, they must have had a few visitors from here! :D
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  • pattycakepattycake Forumite
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    I have just had a phone call from Perfume Parlour because one of the items I had requested was out of stock. The guy was very helpful and I had a nice conversation with him. He says they have only just started offering PayPal because it is quite expensive for them to use. Apparently they have adjusted their site now so that after electing to pay by PayPal, a message will appear saying they will send an email invoice for the payment. I have been really impressed with their service so far. I have not had my order yet obviously but I have very high hopes after other people's comments on this site.

    I mentioned to the caller that I had seen their name on this site and he confirmed that he knew about it and had now put a note regarding moneysavingexpert.com on his site.
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