Buying Fragrances Online

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When it comes down to purchasing perfumes and aftershaves, there's a kind of standard format for how it's done. You walk into the store, peruse the various perfume counters and wait for something to catch your eye. You find something, you use a tester to smell it and decide then and there if you want to buy it. Simple stuff really. However it's becoming more and more common for people to purchase perfumes and aftershaves off of the internet. But how do you make a decision on something like a perfume when you can't try before you buy.

There are of course a variety of good reasons for selling perfume over the internet. First and foremost companies can provide fragrances at vastly reduced prices due to the lack of the overheads that high street stores have. They can also provide a greater range and even if they can't provide what you're after, you're almost certain to be able to find it on another site. In addition companies can provide their own sites rather than just relying on other stores. It's not feasible for companies such as Hugo Boss or Gucci to operate out of their own stores in town, but they can easily provide their own sites with products and information about new and future releases.

That's one other benefit as the websites can provide detailed information about the products. While you can't smell it there's usually a very vivid description available. Furthermore many sites run customer reviews and ratings allowing you an insight into what other people thought of the product and how popular it is overall.

As a result the internet provides a very competitive market for fragrances allowing shoppers to easily find what they are looking for. There is also the benefit of shopping comparison sites such as Kelkoo or Ciao which allow users to quickly and easily find the best prices of perfumes online. It takes the strain out of going around the shops, through the crowds looking for the right aftershave.

The only major setback of shopping online is the inability to find out beforehand exactly what you're getting. Perfume is one of these products where you simply can't gauge an understanding of what it's like without getting your hands on it. DVD's and CD's for instance, could easily move completely to the web. But there will always be a place in real stores for perfumes.

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