expired Issey Miyake Intense for Men EDT 125ml Spray $34.99 @ Chemist Warehouse

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Great price for something you can leave in your locker at work etc. RRP$142, street price is definitely lower.

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    "Temporarily Low Stock Online - Please Try Your Local Store"

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    Thanks I grab one.

  • +12 votes

    Smells like a good deal

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    I managed to snare one last time, almost empty so good timing.

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    Great deal

  • +6 votes

    and here is me thinking $19.95 for old spice was a deal at chemist warehouse ….no wonder myer is going bust .. try price match chemist warehouse just for giggles at myer or dj.

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    Has there ever been a sale on the original?

    https://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/buy/54870/issey-miyake-f...

    Much prefer this over the Intense and Blue.

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    Imagining that moment when everyone in the office who love OZB rock up wearing the same cologne.

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    Decent price. Will have to check my local store by the sound of things!

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    Thanks OP. How is this compared to the original?

    Darn..Red Cross
    Temporarily Low Stock Online -
    Please Try Your Local Store

    Oh well. Saved me some money

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      Not as good as original to me

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      Yes totally different to the original.. it has a strong musk/wood smell.. if you're a fan of the original i would highly suggest the 'summer' edition

  • +4 votes

    Quite a few left at Murray Street, Perth CBD

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    entire Gold Coast empty

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    RRP$142

    Why even mention such a stupid price?

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      Believe it or not, some people actually buy it at RRP at Myers or DJ etc when you can get the same at discounted stores. Exactly the same perfume package but different ridiculous price.

      Having said that, we usually only buy the more expensive brands (Chanel etc) at Myers and DJs…

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        Hi,

        Believe it or not, some people actually buy it at RRP at Myers or DJ etc when you can get the same at discounted stores.

        I'm one of those "some people" you referred to. I'm OZbargainer, and that by definition means I would't spend a cent extra on anything where I don't need to.

        Exactly the same perfume package but different ridiculous price.

        I will categorically deny that they're the "same perfume package" - I found the quality to be abhorrent (as stated in my post below), but of course this is only my personal experience. I've always had excellent experience at DJ, and I can't recollect what I purchased from Myer but I'm sure it was good as well otherwise I'd have returned it.

        I'll pay the extra because authenticity and top quality is important to me when it comes to perfume.

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          Wait…are you suggesting that CW are selling counterfeit perfume??

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            @elektron:

            Wait…are you suggesting that CW are selling counterfeit perfume??

            No, I am saying that the bottles I purchased from CW were not up to the mark in quality (potency, longevity, sillage) when compared to the same exact thing I purchased from elsewhere that I usually do.

            I do not know what to make of it, but you may experiment to draw your own conclusions. As to me, I'd never buy another perfume from a discount shop or a drug store. Please read my post below for a bit more info.

            Quoting another poster here:

            I've read somewhere that these fragrences were 'watered down' versions to be sold in a different market outside Aus, sold under a third party authorised licence(using the same brand) here

            This could be true in my personal opinion, purely based on my personal experience purchasing from CW.

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      ^ Look at what Pepsii said, and did you miss "street price is definitely lower"?

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      Poshy people go to DJ and MYERs.

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    Are fragrences from Chemist Warehouse legit?

    Their smell definetly doesnt last till the end of the day. I've read somewhere that these fragrences were 'watered down' versions to be sold in a different market outside Aus, sold under a third party authorised licence(using the same brand) here. Anyone know if this story is legit?

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      Considering they flew Paris Hilton out to the highpoint store, I'd say chemist warehouse is legitimate

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        That was cheap marketting Ken. It would have been cheaper to fly her down than to run a single 15sec ad on AFL Grand Final.

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          You can get McHammer to perform for about $20k.

          This compares to paying a marketing agency $15k to send an email. Sorry I mean a demand generation campaign blast out.

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        When an appearance by Paris Hilton is enough to confirm that a product or brand is genuine, I do start to worry about the future.

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          neended someone from CSI in a white lab coat with a. mass spectrometer to add a sense of authenticity that it’s the real fragrance ….. who would trust paris hilton’s nose to verify authenticity ….

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      All my cologne are from Chemist Warehouse and they lasted a day. I can still smell it when I have evening shower.

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        who uses cologne ….. nothing like natural pheromones on a crowded train or at the office to make heads turn.

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      Their smell definetly doesnt last till the end of the day. I've read somewhere that these fragrences were 'watered down' versions to be sold in a different market outside Aus, sold under a third party authorised licence(using the same brand) here. Anyone know if this story is legit?

      I own over 150 bottles of perfumes (see my username, and please don't judge), and have been a perfume enthusiast for over 15 years now. I usually purchase my perfumes in brick and mortar stores while I travel abroad. I do purchase online (EU and USA) from a a handful of reputed retailers (luckyscent, neimanmarcus, nordstrom, liberty uk, etc) that I've learned to trust based on years of buying experience.

      I own a variety of other things that smell good like incenses sticks, essential oils and other aroma compounds, perfumed soaps and lotions, wood chips and dust (sandal), one too many things to mention.

      I do not ever buy perfumes at drug stores, but these CW catalogues keep coming, and the prices are usually too good to be true and I ordered a few bottles from their website out of curiosity, and had to return them immediately as they weren't smelling anywhere near strong enough in comparison to bottles I own. They CERTAINLY smelled very watered down to me, and the legitimacy seemed highly questionable. I do have to say they were very courteous and refunded immediately.

      I enjoy perfumes for what they are, and I have perfumes from an array of price range and like them all. This includes stuff that's considered average or drug-store perfumes like cool water, 1 million, etc. and goes all the way up to clive christian, le labo, Bond No9, amouage, MDCI, etc. and a shit ton of stuff in between them like Guerlains, PDN, too many to mention of course. As such, I could assure you that I found the quality of those perfumes from CW to be quite bogus, or of questionable quality to put it politely.

      Of course, this is my personal opinion that I formed based on my own purchasing experience. I have nothing against them, and I encourage you draw your own conclusions from your experience. I will never buy a perfume from a drugstore or cheap online retailer again (not necessarily CW, just any drugstore).

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        Chemist Warehouse does not accept returns on fragrances, so or you never bought from them or you are confused with another online merchant accepting returns on fragrances, that does not exist.

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          Chemist Warehouse does not accept returns on fragrances, so or you never bought from them or you are confused with another online merchant accepting returns on fragrances, that does not exist.

          Mate, you're making me do this in the middle of the night. So before anything else, here's an obligatory XKCD: https://xkcd.com/386/

          Now for more information on my purchase from CW, and the returns:

          Here's the tax invoice: https://imgur.com/a/nYRgePs

          Here's the returns label Auspost sent after CW approved the returns: https://imgur.com/a/eNzguY6

          Delivered to ePharamacy (they fulfil online orders as per the invoice): https://imgur.com/a/YaIZUFy

          Email notification from paypal: https://imgur.com/a/d36K0ha

          Transaction screenshot in paypal account: https://imgur.com/a/yVmu2Ro

          The paypal transaction also shows my purchase of a very nice citizen eco-drive from star jewels, thanks to an awesome deal posted by watchnerd. I've blanked out a couple of purchases that is showing some personal info.

          Having said all of that, I'd like to reiterate that this is my personal opinion. There are others here who seem to be happy buying their perfumes there, so I encourage you to draw your own conclusions.

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          They're bound by law to accept returns and refunds where the customer so elects and their breach of the statutory guarantee(s) under the ACL constitutes a 'major failure'.

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            @Shiny Mew: Thats not true - they are not required to accept a return for change of mind under ACL.

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              @matt881: A major failure to meet the statutory guarantees entitles a consumer to choose, among other things, between a refund or a replacement. That's not merely a 'change of mind'.

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                @Shiny Mew: Major failure is if perfume does not spray for example, not if “your opinion” is that they are dodgy. Note that to me what they do is bs, it’s not like I am on their side.

    • +6 votes

      I'm not an enthusiast like the others who replied, but I've wondered the same and did my own research. What people don't understand is there are actually different level of concentration for "fragrances".

      The order of highest to lowest concentration is first Perfume, second, Eau de Parfum, third, Eau de Toilette.

      A lot of the product sold at Myer is in the first 2 categories and will have higher concentration. If a product is labelled EDT (like this one) it will definitely not last for a day. If you are comparing the same EDT product, then it should be the same. A thing to note is the production date of the product. Newer batch will be more potent (stronger smell).

      You can use this website to check the batch date

      CK obsessed intense for men EDT at CW

      CK obsessed intense for men EDP at Myer

      Edit link
      https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/help/products-and-services...

      • +2 votes

        I'm glad you're doing your own research, and I wish more people would do that. Olfaction really is a world by itself that deserves to be explored.

        I'd like to make it very clear here that I compared EDTs to EDTs, and EDPs to EDPs when I made that assessment above about the quality of perfumes from CW.

        The order of highest to lowest concentration is first Perfume, second, Eau de Parfum, third, Eau de Toilette.

        This is mostly correct, but the statement oversimplifies it. I'll give you one example: there are various grades of essential oils (what you're referring to as concentration) which may affect the performance of it, thereby impacting the quality of the end product. For example, something like Bel Ami EDT will walk all over a whole lot of EDPs that are out there today.

        Newer batch will be more potent (stronger smell).

        This is wrong on so many levels, I don't know where to start. For example, a lot of "newer batches" of YSL Kouros are babies in front of the vintage monster that it was. A perfume stored properly (which manufacturers and retailers do) will not "go off" for a very long time. Then again, you could ruin a brand new batch by throwing away its packaging and propping it up on a window sill because the sunlight and ambient heat will eventually destroy it.

        Some perfumes (usually limited editions or those that require precise manual steps) may also have what we call as "batch variations" in which some notes in one batch are slightly different from another batch, or they're stronger/weaker, etc. Having said that all, how new a batch is will not necessarily be a factor in determining how potent the perfume will be.

        CK obsessed intense for men EDT at CW

        CK obsessed intense for men EDP at Myer

        I'd bet my 12 year old Guerlain Vetiver on this: I'm pretty sure these are both EDPs, but CW have made a listing error and are calling it as an EDT. IIRC the obsessed EDTs came in a clear bottle, and the intense EDPs are the ones that come in dark bottles (which is what is pictured in the links you provided).

        EDIT: If you zoom into the picture on CW website, it clearly shows that the item is an EDP intense. They've incorrectly listed it as an EDT.

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          One thing that can affect the life of the fragrance is storage conditions. Whether it's been the sun or stored in hot rooms. I've seen some cw stores with very good sunlight.

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      Pretty sure they are legit. I've gotten replacement bottles from there with same performance as ones owned from the likes of fragrancex and fragrancenet. Meanwhile, smell lasting all day is a function of the actual perfume too; I mean, don't expect CK Euphoria lasting all day. Unlike this Issey Miyake Intense, which can last all day.

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    You must be the best smelling person on Ozbargain

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      You must be the best smelling person on Ozbargain

      Hey, don't take the one thing I have from me. I assure that I will at least match the OP if they were the best smelling person. :-)

  • -1 vote

    "Leave in your locker at work"…or leave it in your office after parking your high yield investment BMW?

  • +3 votes

    For those who wanted to check out the notes and reviews

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Issey-Miyake/L-Eau-d-Iss...

  • +2 votes

    Where's the answer to the all important question of whether this fragrance deal will make those condom deals useful or not?
    :P

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    I like both this and the blue from last deal though they actually are in the locker at work, but I wish I had then at home too because now I find the original boring.

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    australia has easily enforceable laws against shops selling fakes , so i reckon these are the legit products.

    if they were not then the companies that owned the brands would get then pulled off CW shelf’s.

    are they watered down ? probabaly not as it would be too complicated to make and distribute 2 of the same product , eg one for CW and one for myers or dj.

    differences might be cologne vs eau de toilette vs parfum vs aftershave in concentrations and who retains what products.

    the brand owners know that if you buy a bottle at CW and aren’t happy that it might stop you buying other products in the range at myer or dj.

    this stuff is cheap to make and doesn’t contain rare animal parts or plants from exotic locations.

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    CW actually sell Creed Aventus 100ml for $399, which is $50 cheaper than Myer & DJ”s.

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    Pretty good. I don't think these are fake

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    Does this actually smell good? Who cares about the price if it sells shit 🤨

    Could make a good Christmas gift for my brother lol

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    Where did you get $142 from?

    My SO works at CW and she says they usually sell this for RRP $40, it went down to $30 and is now back up to $35.

    Also on FragranceX they are always around the $40 mark

    https://www.fragrancex.com/products/_lid_l-am-cid_cologne-am...

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      Where did you get $142 from?

      Did you click on the link?

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        Don't believe that bs from CW.

        They usually sell it for $40 RRP.

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          Who said anyone believed it? In the deal description above: "RRP$142, street price is definitely lower."

          According to Collins dictionary: "The RRP of a product is the price that the manufacturer or wholesaler recommends that the retailer ought to charge for it." So no, the RRP is not $40, it is $142.

          As a side, does everything get spoon fed to you?

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    Priceline has a similar deal on the summer one $79 down to $45 https://www.priceline.com.au/issey-miyake-summer-for-men-edt...

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    I read somewhere that Priceline and Chemist Warehouse's fragrances are grey imports hence why they can sell them for so cheap.

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    Doesn't seem like quite the good deal anymore

    Dammit, would of made a good Christmas gift

    Anyone recommend any awesome ones? It's early days yet I can scope online.

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    Had a quick look (local shops seem to have a good number), and i quite like the scent (no expert… i use deodorants way more). But i do question the official RRP. Both the Blue and the other 2 (unsure only had a quick check) looks like they had a much lower regular Chemistwarehouse price which surprised me (closer to the sale price of this one).
    I guess the question is — are all the other brands sold some form of cut price version of the originals or clones/copies (a friend suggested there were a good number in which that is the case).
    The blue one smelled like a normal deodorant imho (another person further up the comment said along the line same thing).
    Still tossing up whether to get the one in the deal or go for something better

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      As mentioned by jonow83 before, it's more likely that they are grey imports rather than clones. I doubt they would legally be able to get away with selling replicas.

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    Googling around, seems like a few places have this for $35. Is this brand having some global sale?

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    For those who want free shipping order it through my beauty spot which has free shipping over $30 and is a subsidiary of chemist warehouse but exclusively for fragrances

    https://www.mybeautyspot.com.au/product.aspx?ID=85625&pname=...

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    If anyone is looking for a common everyday cologne I advice to try this on before buying, since it’s a very peculiar scent.

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    For those reading this in CW, check the batch number against this and report back

    http://www.checkfresh.com/how-to-find-batch-number.html

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    Available in most stores in Sydney.

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