Once you have
found that scent that compliments your body chemistry perfectly and smells
great on you, it can be devastating if that perfume is discontinued. Discontinued perfumes can fall into two main
categories. The first is a discontinued
perfume that is no longer manufactured anywhere and that is the worst possible scenario. A discontinued perfume that is no longer manufactured can be impossible to find after a certain amount of time has passed. Since the qualities and scent of a perfume change over time, the more time that passes from the time a perfume is discontinued, the worse your chances are of finding a bottle that has not been compromised. There are some perfumes that are only offered for holiday release or limited realease like a DKNY apple perfume a few years ago. Whether they stick around depends a lot on how they are received. Happy perfume reviews of their Happy Holiday perfume were not great so it doesn't look like it will be released again. The second type of discontinued perfume is
one that is discontinued locally but can be imported from another country. For example, a Vera Wang perfume review I recently read said that Flower Princess only had a limited release in the United States, but is widely available in Asia. Most fragrances are part of a line of products that include body lotions, etc. Sometimes it is those accompanying products that get discontinued. For example, the Moschino perfume for women Cheap and Chic is still available but the body lotion is not. Discontinued perfumes can be hard to find and expensive,
but it may be worth tracking them down if you really like the scent or fragrance. For example, Creed perfumes that are discontinued can cost as much as $315 per ounce.
Many people do not even realize it when their favorite fragrance is discontinued until they go to buy a replacement and start having trouble finding it. At first your scent might just be sold in fewer stores. The perfume manufacturer will only provide material to the stores that move the most volume. As these perfume and cologne outlets work through their inventory it is not replaced and it becomes harder and harder to find your favorite scent. Soon, you realize that you cannot find it anywhere. You might try looking online as a last resort and still might be able to find it in some international locations or directly from the manufacturer. Once those options are exhausted then you might have to start looking for a new perfume. But keep in mind that just because you can't find it, that doesn't mean it is discontinued. For example, I had a friend that kept looking for Cartier Panther perfume and couldn't find it. This perfume is not discontinued, Panther is just an Americanized version of the name. The perfume is actually called Panthere De Cartier.
Where Can I Find a Discontinued Perfume?
If you are looking for discontinued perfumes for sale there are a few places you can look. The first place I would check would be online. There are many online ladies perfume warehouses and distributors that specialize in discontinued fragrances and rare discontinued perfumes. You can buy discontinued perfumes from these warehouses that take care of importing a list of discontinued perfumes for sale in other countries. They import the scents so that they are still available to customers in this country. Another option is to buy it directly from the manufacturer. They might have inventory left over that they were not able to sell to any distributors because the distributor bought something to replace the discontinued scent.
If you have
a discontinued perfumes list that you are interested in purchasing and they are
not made anywhere any longer then you might want to try talking to people in
perfume chat rooms or forums. They might
be familiar with the particular discontinued perfumes from Avon or Fendi
perfume discontinued and will be able to describe the scent or fragrance to
you. You can then take that fragrance description
to a knowledgeable sales person and then they can direct toward another perfume
or cologne that is similar. Trying to
find a replacement for your best scent is the next best thing to having the
discontinued perfume. Another option is to look on websites like eBay for your favorite discontinued perfume. My favorite Versace perfume for women has been discontinued and I was able to find it on eBay for $150.
You probably should not go looking for an especially old perfume to purchase. The reason for this is that perfumes deteriorate with age. The scent changes over time and what you have fond memories of may be completely different when you open the bottle. The chemicals in the perfume or cologne react with the oxygen in the air so this problem can be worse if the bottle is opened. You would be better off trying to find a newly manufactured bottle in some other country or another perfume that is similar.
Other Hubpages That You Might Find Useful
- How to Choose the Right Ladies Perfume For You
Most men do not understand how important and almost spiritual it is to find the perfect ladies perfume for most women. A woman will typically find one scent that complements their own body chemistry and stick with it for life.