Last October I made my fifth purchase in Perfume Emporium, This time a Carolina Herrera Gift Set – 3.4 oz EDP Spray + 6.7 oz Body Lotion (In). I paid a good price (US$ 76,49, including freight). The package was released without taxation. In my five purchases, only one was taxed, about 30% the value and the store has me half of that. So definitely worth.
In September I had done international travel, for France and Italy, and I ended up doing the touching return in Rio de Janeiro, to then take a flight to São Paulo. With that I saved enough on passage, enough to at least half a dozen perfumes. But, I had to literally run at the airport not to miss your flight, because the range of 3 hours between arrival to the river and exit to São Paulo, that seemed enough, It almost wasn't.
The problem started soon after landing. Long line to pass by the Federal Police, even in cages that are automatically read the passport and the facial recognition. The line was so long it was being more advantageous to go through consultations with staff officers, more time consuming, but with smaller queue.
But calm worsening. Clutter in the baggage conveyor belts, one of my had nonstandard measures, It took a while to appear and even appeared in the wrong place.
Then comes the IRS, this disgrace to take a good portion of my paycheck every month and time or another form of my packages. On all international flights I've done coming in São Paulo, the Irs was made by sampling, I never took the queue and was never selected for the baggage inspection. But in Rio de Janeiro had nothing of sampling. Everyone had to pass the baggage inspection. Result: another long line. I don't know if the Galleon is always like this or if I gave bad luck. It was the end of the paralimpíada and the airport was full. But the fact is that I don't want to do scales there so early.
I had ordered a Carolina Herrera EDP Spray 100 ml in advance in Dufry Duty Free. The idea of booking is save time, but in practice is not so. There was only one person to meet the reserves. The queue, Although small, wasn't. And on the shelves the scent was over. Without avail, I left the reservation and I ran out to buy. Add to that the fact that the ida, in Sao Paulo, I was approached by a girl at the check-in queue, Dufry or Decolar.com worker, I don't remember. She said that by purchasing my ticket at Decolar.com, I would have 10% discount on Website. She just “forgot” to warn that such a discount would be worth only for purchases over $ 400,00. Ultimately, bad experience with Dufry, and unfortunate that this is the only free shop Brazil's airports.
To complete with a golden key, I still needed to go through a window of the Goal to get my boarding pass for the last stretch of flight. Getting there, only two people serving and a long line again. And one of the people was given only the emergency room, people of the next flight that was to leave. So it was almost an hour that way until my own case became urgent and was attended. And then yes, run to the gate, leave the item off the size standards in a booth, pass hand luggage inspection and more metal detector once and, finally, to board.
Shopping in Perfume Emporium
But there are evils that come for good. Only the Carolina Herrera 100ml EDP Spray was costing US $ 104,00 no Dufry. For only US $ 76,49 I could buy Carolina Herrera Gift Set – 3.4 oz EDP Spray + 6.7 oz Body Lotion (In), containing the same perfume Carolina Herrera EDP Spray 100ml (3,4 are oz 100 ml) and more body lotion 200ml.
The package was sent by Freipost, going from the U.S. to Tonga, and from there headed the Brazil to be delivered by post, state that can take damage even having a monopoly and, now broken, immensely delays deliveries. The strategy of Perfume Emporium It may seem strange. US for the Kingdom of Tonga, the Oceania, and Tonga to Brazil is a much bigger way than sending direct from the US to Brazil, some? But the fact is that the USPS costs (U.S. mail) They are much larger than those of the Tonga mail. This is where the longer end compensating path. And in the case of Brazil, the longest delay will always be due to the Internal Revenue Service and Post Office, so that the way of time and coming Tonga ends up being almost irrelevant.
Moreover, the freight Perfume Emporium lowered. Era US$ 11,00 and it is now US $ 8,50! The freight remains the Freipost, but before going through Fiji and now goes through Tonga.
Because the package was not taxed, I ended up saving about $ 22,63 (already discounted the IOF 6,38% – thanks to Dilma and Mantega) and “gaining” lotion, with respect to the price of Dufry. This is because the products have Dufry taxes.
And remember that only you can buy at Dufry when traveling abroad. In Brazilian stores the difference is even greater. In Sephora you pay R $ 294,00 the 50ml version of the same perfume. In other words, for less that you can buy twice perfume and more lotion on Perfume Emporium. It is a pity that the Brazilian tax burden encareça so absurdly prices good Brazilian retailers, so that in Brazil always pay more than twice what Americans pay for the same product.
Por fim, it is also worth remembering that, before buying na Perfume Emporium, is good to sign up Rewards Program, because then every purchase generates points that can then be redeemed for products. To register, enough follow the link and fill your data. Please keep the code “244117” on the ” Referral Number”, so in addition to earn points you also helps the Skooter Blog.
The Carolina Herrera Gift Set – 3.4 oz EDP Spray + 6.7 oz Body Lotion (In) It comes in a pack somewhat fragile, more to Perfume Emporium placed into a sturdy cardboard box. Still there was a slight damage in the cradle where are the perfume and body lotion, which is somewhat inconvenient for a gift. But fortunately the bottles of perfume and lotion were intact.
Contrary to what happens in the individual scent, that Perfume Emporium also sells and currently costs $ 65,99, there is no seal on the box Gift Set. But there is no evidence that were opened and the packaging also has no indication that there are genuine.
Opted for the Gift Set with 100ml EDP fragrance and lotion 200ml because it is the most cost effective option. But there are also other options. Currently they are: other Gift Set with 100ml EDP perfume and 100ml lotion, only the EDP perfume 100 ml, e apenas o perfume EDT de 100ml.
Check out some photos from the Carolina Herrera Gift Set – 3.4 oz EDP Spray + 6.7 oz Body Lotion (In):
Note que o rastreamento das compras na Perfume Emporium can be done by Fr. u.s. Post to Tonga:
|Parcel In.||Tracking In The.||Delivery Status|
|[Removed]||RR [Removed] TO||Sent in transit B|
|21/Oct/16 9:46:00 AM||Conveyed in transit||CEINT CURITIBA – CURITIBA/PR||RFB – Released without taxation / BR|
|11/Oct/16 1:13:00 PM||Given Received/Brazil||INTERNATIONAL UNIT CURITIBA – CURITIBA/PR|
|29/Sep/16 4:39:00 PM||Conveyed in transit||TONGA||International Treatment Unit – BRAZIL / BR|
|29/Sep/16 1:22:00 PM||Posted||TONGA|
|09/Oct/16 5:07:00 AM||Order Handed To Local Carrier||POST OF BRAZIL|
|04/Oct/16 3:22:00 PM||Order Processed at Transit Hub||SINGAPORE|
|29/Sep/16 7:19:42 AM||Order Processed||LOS ANGELES CA|
|29/Sep/16 5:55:00 AM||Order Dispatched||LOS ANGELES CA|
Thenceforward, o pacote pode ser rastreado pelos Correios:
|21/10/2016 09:46||CEINT CURITIBA – CURITIBA/PR||Routed|
|In transit to RFB – Released without taxation / BR|
|11/10/2016 13:13||INTERNATIONAL UNIT CURITIBA – CURITIBA/PR||Awarded|
|Received / Brazil|
|In transit to International Treatment Unit – BRAZIL / BR|
Mas Correios, being post office, não rastreia os pacotes internamente. E para piorar ainda “esqueceram” de rastrear a saída para a entrega e a entrega. Então o pacote continua até hoje constando no sistema como estando em trânsito.
And to close, check out the table-summary of purchase:
|Product Name:||Carolina Herrera Gift Set – 3.4 oz EDP Spray + 6.7 oz Body Lotion (In)|
|Name Original:||Carolina Herrera Gift Set – 3.4 oz EDP Spray + 6.7 oz Body Lotion (In)|
|Value:||US$ 84,99 – US$ 17,00 (coupon) = US$ 76,49|
|Current value:||US$ 84,99|
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International|
|Shipping Fee:||US$ 8,50|
|Package Home Country:||U.S. (USA)|
|Time in Transit:||83 days|
|Type Marked Content:||Gift / Other|
|Declared Value:||US$ 46,04|
And I'm ending here with a more positive assessment for Perfume Emporium, que continua vendendo perfumes por preços imbatíveis no Brasil. Do not forget to share the article with your friends if you like. Subscribe to Blog Skooter on the right menu to receive updates via email and never miss a good promotion. Good fun and good shopping. 🙂