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Do you guys think singapore's perfume is expensive?

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60%
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10%
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Where can I get cheap Perfumes in Singapore?

Postby JohnRitchie » Sun, 08 Mar 2009 11:00 pm

Hi all,

I just arrived in Singapore a few days ago and will be staying here for another 3 years. In my few days touring the city, I've used up my perfume and therefore, headed to the department store to get a new one. That bloody store charged me $180 for a god damn bvlgari eau parfum edc where I could easily get 2 bottles through online stores in new york.

Does anyone here faces the same problem as me? Do you guys know where I can get cheaper perfumes? Specifically bvlgari if possible. I don't mind shopping online or travelling as long as it don't cost me a bomb.

Thanks.
John Ritchie

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Postby irvine » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 12:30 pm

Try Mustafa on Serangoon Road.

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Postby osimua » Wed, 18 Mar 2009 1:23 pm

try perfumestore . sg :) got great service, great price.

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Re: Where can I get cheap Perfumes in Singapore?

Postby dingdong » Sun, 22 Mar 2009 6:48 pm

JohnRitchie wrote:Hi all,

I just arrived in Singapore a few days ago and will be staying here for another 3 years. In my few days touring the city, I've used up my perfume and therefore, headed to the department store to get a new one. That bloody store charged me $180 for a god damn bvlgari eau parfum edc where I could easily get 2 bottles through online stores in new york.

Does anyone here faces the same problem as me? Do you guys know where I can get cheaper perfumes? Specifically bvlgari if possible. I don't mind shopping online or travelling as long as it don't cost me a bomb.

Thanks.


you may find cheap perfumes in lucky plaza, chinatown, peninsula plaza, etc., usually 50% off market price. BUT, i have heard some bad experience in those cheap stores. like fake perfume, diluted perfume, some news papaer even say that some store use urine to ....

so although i use a lot of perfumes, i seldom dare to buy them in cheap stores. you know brands like dior, chanel have strict price control, if you find that some stores are selling those brands at more than 20% discount, i am half sure that they are selling fake ones.

i usually buy perfumes in tangs, isetan, or sasa. the newly opened sephora is not cheap, actually most of the perfumes they sell are even more expensive than taka.

i found a local website to buy perfume recently. the discount is ok, 20% ~ 30% if i am not wrong, but the service is really good. i placed order at midnight last wednesday, and i got the perfume 3pm at my office next day. if you are interested, the shop name is www.okibox.com

if you want to buy perfume online, remember to select online shops that support cash on delivery. don't ever deposit your money to seller's acount directly. you will know why if you try ;)
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Postby shermainetohlh » Sun, 22 Mar 2009 9:26 pm

hi JR, other options for cheaper onlines are www.bbcosme.com (but not much options), http://perfumestore.sg and 1 store in Lucky Plaza. U can ask for the tester set, its much cheaper without the packaging. Mostly packaging takes up alot of the costing. Happy shopping :)

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Re: Where can I get cheap Perfumes in Singapore?

Postby feline.eyes » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 2:43 am

dingdong wrote:some news papaer even say that some store use urine to ....


You might think it is all right to make outrageous claims like that just to sell your website... Fine, maybe you are an authentic user recommending some website you managed to chance upon, but you are going beyond the standards of giving a normal review. If you want to make those claims, you better quote the source of your information. A link to the article from a reputable news source should be stated.

And which disreputable bad merchant will take on such an unsavoury job just to dilute the perfume, just to increase his profit margin? I think he would rather tamper more bottles of perfume with an easily available source like, say water? I think the objective is cash, well normally anyway.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 4:02 pm

feline.eyes,

I would have to agree with your sentiments 100%.

Except for the fact that there have been many cases of liquor merchants buying old bottles of Otard, and other cognacs and diluting or even replacing it partially with cheap stuff, resealing it and selling it to the unsuspected. I've read the articles off and on in the local birdcage liners numerous time over the past 25 years.

Oh, the same unsavory type that would show one thing to the client at the hawker centre and then cook him something else and tell them that the prawns shrink a whole lot during cooking. Should I point you to a link for the recent debacle in Newton Circus? Please, don't jump to the defensive too much when there is too much similar going on the the press every day. :-|

So yeah, I would be inclined to believe that alot of discount houses or even online shops could very well pull a fast one. Just like the diluted Viagra that is dispensed online. As someone once said, there's a sucker born every minute. If there weren't, people here wouldn't still be falling for the 419'rs from Nigeria would they? Caveat Emptor! Buyer Beware.

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Postby feline.eyes » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 9:19 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:feline.eyes,

I would have to agree with your sentiments 100%.

Except for the fact that there have been many cases of liquor merchants buying old bottles of Otard, and other cognacs and diluting or even replacing it partially with cheap stuff, resealing it and selling it to the unsuspected. I've read the articles off and on in the local birdcage liners numerous time over the past 25 years.

Oh, the same unsavory type that would show one thing to the client at the hawker centre and then cook him something else and tell them that the prawns shrink a whole lot during cooking. Should I point you to a link for the recent debacle in Newton Circus? Please, don't jump to the defensive too much when there is too much similar going on the the press every day. :-|

So yeah, I would be inclined to believe that alot of discount houses or even online shops could very well pull a fast one. Just like the diluted Viagra that is dispensed online. As someone once said, there's a sucker born every minute. If there weren't, people here wouldn't still be falling for the 419'rs from Nigeria would they? Caveat Emptor! Buyer Beware.


Oh no... maybe I wasn't specific enough in my quoting.

Yeah, I know what you are saying and I agree with them. I totally believe there are many disreputable sellers out there, no matter what they are trying to push to the consumers, even about diluting perfumes and all... I was trying to say making outrageous claims about diluting perfumes with urine... like as if... If I am some money grubbing unscrupulous merchant, I would want to dilute as many bottles as possible and then sell them, why the f u c k would I go collect urine and then do it? Not an act I would like to do everyday... well, any day really... unless he/she is into some weird fetishism...

So yeah, pull a better scam out of your ass next time.

And yeah, always quote your source if you want to make outrageous claims. You should always be able to stand behind what you say.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Mar 2009 9:28 am

Sticking weird things in products? Heaven forbid. Who would do such a thing! Wonder how all the melamine got into all the food products? It's an industrial product used in something else altogether. Including most table tops made in the 1950s & 60s not counting most of the dinner ware you eat off of in the hawker centre. Scam? Surely not? Who would do such a thing? Must have been a mistake!

For that matter, why do you think Hawker Centre food has so much MSG in it? Primarily so that they can use cheap, cheap cuts of meat and substandard ingredients and still have the meat tenderized and the flavour enhanced thereby allowing them a higher profit margin on each dish.

Who would do it? Unfortunately, anybody who thinks they can get away with it. That's who. It's a nasty, dirty world out there and not everybody has your morals. Wish that they did, as it would make the whole world a lot better place, don't you think? :wink:

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Postby QRM » Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:54 am

Mixing with Antifreeze, Industrial cleaning products, etc is more believable, but Yaks piss Paalease... I see feline.eyes point, why urine? I mean it would take a lot of time and effort to train some monkey to piss into the small hole on top of hundreds bottles.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Mar 2009 1:08 pm

Be care, somebody might take offense in being called a monkey. After all...... You also heard about similar retribution used by some maids against unfair employers as well when fixing meals haven't you? :lol:

Don't want t find yourself in a slander or racially biased lawsuit do you? :P

Where I come from, usually where there is smoke there is usually fire smoldering close by. :-k

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Postby ruminate » Wed, 25 Mar 2009 3:50 am

i agree on mustafa ... they sell pretty cheap perfumes. .. and sometimes they even have sales or promotions on it..when u get 2 bottles with 30% off ... n its already cheap as it is already ..

and they also carry some of the fragrances which is not available in departmental stores.. i compared some of the fragrances i used ... online , Mustafa n departmental stores.. n Mustafa is cheaper... online is like only few bucks more tho .. =D

but who knows, head down to Mustafa n they might have a promotion ! :wink:


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