Saving: Perfume at a big discount

February 9, 2009 9:37:41 AM PST
Scentiments.com is a discount perfume website that can save you big bucks.

All of Scentiments.com's products sell for less than department store prices.

But their best deals are on testers -- the bottles that manufacturers make for spritzing at cosmetic counters.

These aren't little samples. They're full-size bottles of fragrance. The big difference is the packaging. Some come in plain brown boxes, or bubble wrap or no packaging at all. Others may not have fancy caps.

Sometimes it's hard to distinguish the testers from the regular bottles.

Except when it comes to price. The testers all cost 10 to 50% percent less.

For example, a 4.2-ounce bottle of Curve Kicks retails for about $50. Scentiments sells it for $22. But the tester bottle is just $12.

The discounts aren't as deep on the more exclusive 3.4-ounce Dolce and Gabanna eau de toilette, but there's still a savings. It retails for about $80. Scentiments sells it for $68. And the tester is just $60.

Another example, the 3.3-ounce bottle of Red Door, retails for about $55, it's $24 on the website, and just $19 for the tester.

Shipping is $5.99 for the first five items, but it's free if you order more than $75.

The site doesn't have testers for all of its scents, and they do sell out quickly when they're available.

But if you can snatch one, you'll definitely enjoy the sweet smell of savings.

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