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Discontinued Perfumes

Updated on August 21, 2009

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.

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      Chole 12 months ago

      Found Deci Dela at Thefragrancefactory.com

      just recieved it and its smells wonderful. Thank you

      for helping me find this again.

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      cassini56 2 years ago

      Thank you for that information on

      Thefragrancefactory.com

      I went there and very happy

      To find my long lost perfume

      Happy again to have this treasure back on my shelf

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      Jen 2 years ago

      Flora Danica was a favorite perfume of mine for

      Many years. Sadly it's becoming almost impossible to find. Tried the tip about Thefragrancefactory.com and to my great

      Surprise they have it. Thanks for Hub pages

      Information on where to find discontinued perfume, very happy again.

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      Charlena 2 years ago

      Looking for CK One Electric

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      Sandra 3 years ago

      Found Aire Loewe by Loewe for Women

      at Thefragrancefactory.com

      thanks for the info.

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      Jen 3 years ago

      wow, after a long search I found my Fendi, thanks for the info on

      Thefragrancefactory.com

      they had my discontinued Fendi in stock.

      happy again

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      Glenn 3 years ago

      Yatagan by Caron the vintage fragrance. Been searching for long time, till I found this site. I found my vintage Yatagan by Caron at

      Thefragrancefactory.com

      cheaper then ebay...thank you.

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      Debbie 4 years ago

      I am looking for tricia parfum extraordinaire by aloette have only found it once recently on ebay but missed out on it can anyone help me with my search?

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      Amanda 4 years ago

      Www.thefragrancefactory.com

      They are a reputable site you can read about them in the Seattle Times at this link.. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive...

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      Amanda 4 years ago

      Thanks for the post on Thefragrancefactory.com

      I found my discontinued perfume there.

      They are a reputable site you can read about them at http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive...

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      Janet 4 years ago

      Thanks for your post I found my discontinued fragrance at

      Thefragrancefactory.com

      They are a reputable site you can read about them at http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive...

      they really have lots and lots of hard to find perfumes

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      Holly Espana 4 years ago

      Looking for ROXY HULA please contact Holly at Hespana@avatar.net

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      isobel 4 years ago

      looking for a perfume called raffini

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      rocketman 5 years ago

      Thanks for the tip "destiny" my wife loves Anne Pliska and

      indeed its cheeper at www.thefragrancefactory.com

      thanks for saving me some money.

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      TheHolisticPathfinder 5 years ago

      We are a group of little word and we have all the perfume you mentioned here.

      Just contact us on jointventure123@gmail.com and mention the one u need and get it shipped to u asap.

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      jamila 5 years ago

      Am looking for a perfume called try me from uae

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      Philomena Dooley 5 years ago

      I am looking for Panter by Cartier can anyone please please find this perfume for me I have been using this for the last twenty years and I just love it and can not find it anywhere. It is the most beautiful fragrance ever and I will pay whatever the price to be able to get it. I have never gone out while wearing this fragrance that I have not got a nice comment so I know this was the perfume for me and God did I love it.

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      Angie 5 years ago

      I am looking for persian wood and elegant frangance from avon, can somebody tell me where can I find them aside of ebay...my email is angelyn22@hotmail.com

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      Jacky Pahl 5 years ago

      I am looking for Intimate by Revlon and Primitif by Max Factor. There was also a cream perfume called My Sin and Imprevu by Coty. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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      AR 5 years ago

      Am from Nigeria, am looking sasorabia saudi made.....i'l appreciate it if someone cld help me out. Hr is my email muxaxs@yahoo.com

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      Destiny 6 years ago

      Thefragrancefactory.com

      Had Anne Pliska on Sale, wonderful fragrance, never seen it go on sale before, the 2oz bottles cheeper then the smaller pink bottle, any savings is ok by me, thanks for the tip.

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      Tammy 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for that. I was able to find Madly by Ultima II on Ebay.

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      SummerRayz 6 years ago

      I Was jus wondering if anyone has heard of a perfume called " Quotidiano" .....Its a Brazilian perfume that i have been trying to find for at least 5 yrs! If Its ever found i will pay whatever i need to get it!! :)

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      Vika Agyula 6 years ago

      Iam Vika in Nigeria,i want a perfume that can seriously last on my body,where and which perfume could that be?

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      Discontinued Perfumes 6 years ago

      Hey I'm looking for Friday by Escada aswell. Where do they sell this fragrance?

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      Discontinued Perfumes 6 years ago

      Hey I'm looking for Friday by Escada aswell. Where do they sell this fragrance?

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      Orit 6 years ago

      Hey Sandra are you talking about Casual Friday by Escada?

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      GGT 6 years ago

      NELLE*** I am also looking for Roxy Hula. Please contact me! tabithadmichael@yahoo.com

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      SANDRA 6 years ago

      DOSE ANY1 REMBER FRIDAY AND IF SO WAR DO I FIND IT

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      Nelle 6 years ago

      @DCA I have a partially full bottle of Roxy Hula perfume if you're still interested. Post again if you still check this page.

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      RL 6 years ago

      TheFragranceFactory.com

      specialize in RARE and Hard-to-Find fragrances, they

      have a lot of rare ones, read about them in Real Simple Magazine, check them out.

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      Beejay 7 years ago

      Does anybody know where I can find this parfum? SASORABIA and MIYATU SAILA

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      Valerie Anderson 7 years ago

      Abercrombie and Fitch fragrance for women

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      Michelle 7 years ago

      Desperately looking for Xia Xiang by Revlon at a reasonable price , found a few bottles for sale on Ebay but the price was crazy , it was not that expensive 22 years ago when it was brand new. Help.

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      Eau De Parfum Spray 7 years ago

      Hai. I bought Eau De Parfum Spray for my wife from Zumali reinvented online shopping. Wide range of men & women perfumes available on zumali.

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      DCA 7 years ago

      Looking for Roxy Hula Perfume for my girlfriend. Any help would be extrmely appreciated.

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      Tassy 7 years ago

      I would like to know how much a tester perfume Tigresse from faberge would cost since it's been discontinued? Someone is selling one bottle, and I would like to know how much I should pay for it.

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      Sam 7 years ago

      http://www.perfumeq.com/ has over 10,000 fragrances. We carry many discontinued brands by the top designer. Come in and check us out.