On this page you can find a variety of information about my most used online fragrance related sources, stores where I shop, places for buying decants, current discounts available online e.t.c.
I hope you find this information helpful.
Perfume Society on Parfumo
It won’t be surprise for anyone that parfumo.net is my main and mostly used resource when it comes to fragrance search. It is basically a huge library of fragrance and much more. Being a large community, it has subpages which are very interesting to visit. From fun chats with other collectors, sharing photos, following the new perfume launches, Parfumo has it all.
I personally love to visit other subpages and forum in order to see what other interesting info is out there. If you stick to the dot com version it’s fine, there is plenty information and a lot of reviews present at all times for most scents. But when it comes to more niche brands, reviews can be sparse so every information is helpful. Sometimes Fragrantica come in handy as more people use it but info is often biased. I opt for reviews in different languages, especially for very limited release fragrances. Google translate comes in very handy if you don’t speak Italian or Romanian or French
Now Smell This or NST blog
Now Smell This or NST is a huge blog that features latest releases and provides interesting reviews to existing or upcoming scents. It is by far my most favorite blog page to snoop around. I love how well and straight to the point their descriptions are. Very lovely blog if you like combining your cup of tea wit some fine reads.
Checking perfume manufacturing dates
Once buying perfumes in store or second hand I usually go for two existing websites for checking product batch codes. Beware though! Niche fragrances are not on these websites and can not be traced with a code. But there are other ways to recognize authenticity or production year in selective perfumery. Almost all of the designer fragrances can be found on either one of the following websites:
Since I live in Netherlands, here we have a big local online MARKETPLACE where you can list the perfumes or decants you want to buy or sell.
Similar system called SOUK works on Parfumo webpage. If you are looking for something more exclusive or out of reach such as vintage perfumes, try EBAY but make sure that the seller can authenticate the bottle for you by providing actual images of the bottle.
Don’t get fooled by images of the listings as these are frequently hijacked bu other Ebay users.
Perfume Sampling through official retailers
Several perfume stores with exclusive rights to sell niche brands are often offering sample service. I continuously use these throughout the years. That is where I get my niche and more high end samples from in 99% of the case.
My absolute number one shop is called SKINS COSMETICS They have a large online space and also several stores across big cities in Netherlands. Their online shop provides 5 samples for 20 euros. Each sample you can select yourself or buy a premed bundle. These contain 1,5 ml and each kit includes 10 euro voucher for the next time purchase. SHIPPING IS INTERNATIONAL
Second online store is called NOSE It offeres an olfactory diagnosis where you have to list your current perfumes and you will end up with 5 recommendations for a fragrance. 5-sample pack costs you 10 euros. If there are certain extra samples you want to try out they will make them for you at a reasonable cost. SHIPPING IS INTERNATIONAL
Another good favourite of mine is ECUACION NATURAL. Perfect for larger decant orders of exclusive nit so easy to find brands in EU. Love the service and shipping speed. They carry incredible variety of exclusive fragrance brands on their page. SHIPPING IS INTERNATIONAL
Another great way to sample or enjoy What happens if some fragrances are loved by you but you think full size bottle is not necessary? That is where fragrance subscription services come in handy. I am a member of YUNIQU and PARFUMADO subscriptions and enjoy both. There is also SNIPH and SCENTBIRD but I can not vouch for them as I never had any purchasing experience there.