This morning both Cosmetic News and the Chicago Tribune are indicating that internet shopping appears to be the way to go for holiday bargain hunters this season.
Indeed although the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reported a general slump in British retail,
"The BRC/KPMG report found that although growth for non-food/non-store sales (internet) slowed to 9.5% in November, compared with a 16.6% increase in October, consumers are increasingly researching prices on the internet to take advantage of heavy discounting. "Shoppers are using the internet more this Christmas as they have become more confident about ordering online [and are] feeling more relaxed about ordering later," the report said."...
The Chicago Tribune taps Jan Moran for considered perfume buying tips. She underlines the reassuring aspect of purchasing classic perfumes, but also its bargain aspect.
The article also explains how online discount prices are made possible by interviewing Scentiments.com CEO Howard Wyner,
"We're selling name brand stuff at deep discounts, so there's always going to be a little skepticism," he acknowledged. "There's always that talk about fragrances--that it can't be real at that price." Actually, it can be."
See also TSS's recent short-list of some of the best deeply-discounted perfume sites
Via Cosmetic News