“ Inexpensive designer beauty products: fragrances, skin care, and beauty care. „
Just bought Nina Ricci Nina (on sale). The box was damaged and, most important, the scent lasts for about 1 hour. I beleve it's either a fake or very old. The same with a Nina Ricci tester (L air du Temps), some monthes ago. Very fast delivery (european).
I must admit that I left my Christmas shopping rather late this year, in fact just nine days before Christmas I decided I better make a start. Rather than spend a small fortune on buying aftershave and perfume from the high street stores I decided to have a quick browse online to see how much money I could save. My main concern was that they wouldn't arrive in time for Christmas so I was a little wary, until I came across the Extra Scents website...
Extra Scents wasn't a site I'd ever come across before and it showed up when I was doing a price comparison search on Kelkoo. It seems to have been around for a couple of years now and advertises itself as providing genuine perfumes and fragrances at low prices. There are three core principles which it prides itself on including offering genuine leading brand products, excellent service and value for money - who can argue with any of them!
My first impression of the homepage was that it seemed a little overcrowded with information and I wasn't quite sure where to focus my attention on first! At the top of the page is a link to "My Account," a link to "Checkout" and also the "Helpdesk." Below this is a search box to allow you to locate a particular product into the site which will save you from browsing through the whole site. There's also links to men's and women's fragrances to narrow your search a little.
All the brands offered on the site are listed down the left hand side of the page and you can click on any of these for more information. In the centre of the page is a few of the new releases on the site and their relevant prices while below this is just a sample of some of the offers and some of the most popular fragrances on the site at the moment. I always find it quite interesting to see the new releases and am often tempted into looking at them further!
This site has one of the best stock ranges that I've come across as practically all the well known brands are stocked on here and certainly everything that you can buy in Boots can be bought on here. Popular brands such as DKNY and Hugo Boss are stocked as well as some less well known ones including Emanuel Ungaro and Hilary Duff. I searched for about six different fragrances in total and they were all stocked on this site, they were also all available at the time of searching which was a big thumbs up in my opinion - I'd previously tried a couple of other sites and been told that they were out of stock. In addition to fragrances the sites also stocks skincare and cosmetics with brands including Elizabeth Arden and St Tropez and products ranging from foundation to nail treatment cream.
Shopping on the site is relatively easy and there's two main ways to shop; firstly if you know the fragrance you want you can simply type it into the search box at the top of the homepage. The site is pretty fast and you'll be presented with the result in a matter of seconds. The search results are presented in a similar fashion to using a search engine with a link to click on detailing the product and then a short description underneath. By clicking on the link you'll be taken to that product's page detailing all the relevant information and from there you can add it to your basket.
The second way to shop on the site is by browsing the various categories listed down the left hand side of the homepage. This is quite useful if you've not got a particular fragrance in mind and you simply want to see what's on offer. You can also browse a more limited selection by clicking on "Women's Perfume," "Men's Aftershave" or "Skincare and Cosmetics" which are accessed just above the search box at the top of the homepage. Once you've found what you want you simply need to click on "Buy" and the item will be added to your basket.
When you've finished your shopping you can complete the sale by going to the "Checkout" which is accessed using an icon at the top of all the pages. If you've already got an account on the site you can login using your username and password, if not then you'll need to register which takes just a couple of minutes. The site asks for all the usual information including name, address and contact number. After that you'll be asked to confirm your order and choose the relevant postage option before being asked to enter your payment details - the site accepts all the usual cards including Solo.
After this you'll be sent a confirmation email and a further email when your order has been dispatched which can take anything from 1-3 days. All in all the shopping process is relatively easy and straightforward, I didn't encounter any problems and received an email telling me my items had been dispatched after just a day despite it being peak Christmas time.
The prices on this site seem really competitive and are certainly a lot cheaper than high street stores. To give you an idea of some of the savings that are available I'll share with you what I looked at:
Ghost Cherish 75ml - £28.95 (Boots - £42.00)
Hugo Boss In Motion 90ml - £26.99 (Boots - £42.00)
Intimately Beckham for Her 75ml - £22.99 (Boots - £32.50)
As you can see there's some quite impressive savings to be made on this site and I'd certainly recommend checking it out before you shop elsewhere. I bought an aftershave and a perfume on this site (both large bottles) and made a saving of £23.52 compared to the retail prices in Boots.
I would certainly recommend this site; I took advantage of the free postage offer over Christmas and despite ordering my goods so close to Christmas they took only four working days to arrive. They offer free standard delivery on all items within the UK which helps to keep the prices to a minimum, if you want next day delivery there is an option to pay extra for this. I didn't have a single problem with this site, the prices are really competitive and there's some great savings to be had so I'll certainly be visiting Extra Scents again in the New Year!
Thanks for reading.