Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00
People usually balk at the idea of buying perfumes and colognes online as it is difficult to ascertain the authenticity of their products just by looking at pictures. It seems too good to be true that a bottle of Chanel No. 5 is so much more affordable online than it is in-stores. And yes, you are right in being skeptical of fragrances being sold on the net as you won't be able to test its scent and find out whether it is authentic. But there are a couple of legit online stores that pride themselves on selling only authentic brands, you just got to sieve them out. And what better affirmation than ordering your signature scent from a registered Singapore company that specializes in retailing all kinds of perfumes at rates cheaper than those you find at brick-and-mortar stores?
was first set up back in 2008 when its founder, Robin Lim, was looking high and low all over Singapore for a niche perfume, but to his shock and disappointment, realized that the brand did not exist in such a globalized city. Despite having multiple international names in the market, Southeast Asia does not carry many perfume brands. So the online fragrance store was born to cater to the huge demand and bridge the gap.
I do most of my shopping online. I love the convenience and simplicity of it; you always beat the crowds, you can browse through a myriad of items within seconds, don't have to go through all that trouble scouring through stuff, save your energy in walking around, and most satisfyingly, that feeling of excitement you get when you receive your package in the mail. I mostly buy clothes and shoes online though, and have never purchased perfumes off the internet before for fear that they are horrible knock-offs and I end up smelling like grass instead of Miss Dior Cherie.
I found the fragrant online gem that is PerfumeStore.sg
purely by chance as I was searching the net for a place in Singapore that sells Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb as a gift for a friend. Viktor & Rolf is very famous for its fragrances and I have heard so many good reviews of its perfumes from fragrant fanatics all over the world, the only gripe about its fragrances is that it is a bit on the pricier side. Much as I suspected, there wasn't a Viktor & Rolf store in Singapore, but I did come across this online store based in Singapore that sold it at a much cheaper price than what others on perfume review sites say they purchase it for.
The Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb EDT for Men (90ml) is usually retailed around $192, but PerfumeStore.sg
sets the price at a mere $125. After doing a quick look around on its website, I was convinced that they were a respectable and trustworthy business and ordered the cologne from them. The payment process was swift and quick without a hiccup, I received an email almost immediately upon purchase informing me that my package will be delivered the next day. Sure enough, when I woke up the next morning bright and early, I found the package sitting on my table just waiting for me to eagerly rip open. My purchase was shipped in a sturdy cardboard box and lovingly blanketed in copious amounts of bubble wrap so that its comfort was ensured when being delivered.
I was thoroughly impressed by how quick they process their orders and deliver them, which makes them a very good choice to go to if you need to buy a last minute present for a friend. If you are curious as to how the Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb smelled like, I would say that it is a very, very intoxicating scent. It is a holy trinity of being masculine, sexy and irresistible, you can read more reviews of the cologne here
Needless to say, PerfumeStore.sg
is definitely my number one go-to fragrance store from now on. They basically carry almost every big brand perfumes at hugely discounted prices, and on top of that, they also offer a wide selection of skincare, makeup, shower gel and body lotion products. Authenticity of products is guaranteed, and they have a 7-day return policy should you change your mind about your purchase. Because they love their products as much as they do their customers, they kindly offer the option of free accountable delivery in Singapore (takes 1 – 3 working days). And as if that isn't good enough, with every regular sized (25ml and above) perfume purchased, PerfumeStore.sg
will throw in a mystery free gift to make your online experience with them even sweeter. SPOILER ALERT
: My purchased item came along with a small vial of Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume, which I think is absolutely perfect to bring along when I travel overseas.
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