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Fragrance For All
Member Name: blonde_girl774
Advantages: Good range of items, most products in stock, cheap and fast delivery, great discounts.
Disadvantages: Not all products listed on the website, new fragrances can take 6 months to be added.
Fragrance Direct is a website managed directly from the UK that specialises in fragrances for men and women as well as beauty products, skin care and body care too. It's considerably cheaper than buying direct from high street stores due to cutting out the middle man (i.e. shops and staff) and buying direct from the perfume houses. The company itself was set up in 1993 and the site was founded back in 1999.
Using the Website- -
The website itself is fairly simple to use, there's a search option at the top of the page which allows you to search directly for a product by just the brand or name for quick access to anything that matches your term.
The left hand side of the page contains links to pages for each of the product categories which when clicked on will bring up a list of all the brands that the website sells allowing you to find your brand of choice as quickly as possible. By further clicking on the brand of your choice you will be presented with a list of all the products they offer with information on the type of product, price and size.
There's also several other options which are useful features including the "willing to wait" option whereby you can enter a perfume you are looking for and as soon as they find it they will email you, the "clearance" section whereby products they are running low on are reduced significantly (by up to 80%) to get rid of them quickly and the "monthly prize draw" option where you can win a free fragrance.
Ordering is quite straightforward, once you've selected all your purchases you can click on the shopping bag icon at the side of the page and click on checkout. You'll be taken to a new page and asked to select postage option (royal mail is £1, next day delivery is £4.00). You then either need to login if you've already used the site before or register as a new customer so your details can be saved on their system. The majority of modern day payment methods are excepted including all cards and also cheques and postal orders too. Postage is usually within 3-4 days I've found and goods are always packaged in jiffy bags so as to protect them from damage.
The Prices- -
In comparison to high street stores the prices are technically very reasonable indeed. The majority of products come in the form of store testers and although unused will not come in the correct packaging. Each search you conduct will give you information regarding the nature of the product including whether it comes fully boxed (i.e. brand new), gift set, no box, no lid or tester (although unused they have no box/lid and say tester on the front). To give you a clear idea of rough price comparisons here are some I lifted from the website with high street store comparisons,
Dolce & Gabbana Feminine
100ml tester £17.50
100ml boxed £18.95
100ml Boots £35.00
Paul Smith Original
100ml tester £14.99
100ml boxed £19.99
100ml Boots £34.00
In my opinion the Fragrance Direct website is a wonderful commodity; it's quick and easy to use and guarantees you big savings on popular fragrances as well as beauty products too. If you're ordering for yourself and not worried about the perfume being sent in its correct box you'll find you can save up to 50% by buying an unboxed one or a tester. Even if you are ordering for a gift you'll find you can still save up to about 40% on high street prices when buying a brand new, boxed one also.
I've personally never had any problems with the site and have ordered from them now about 5 times. On the one occasion I did have to contact them about an order they replied via email within a working day which is extremely good customer service compared to some online stores that I've used. So if you're doing your Christmas shopping early or just looking for a new perfume or aftershave to treat yourself then be sure to check out this website!
Summary: A Site which offers high street fragrances & products at cheaper prices.