Floris Vetiver discontinued?

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Floris Vetiver discontinued?

Post by levente » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:17 pm

Gents,

Now, I am not usually an alarmist, but in checking the Floris web site, Vetiver is on sale with a note that it will be discontinued. Admittedly, it may just be the packaging that will change. I called Floris USA to ask the question, but only got the answering machine. Is it possible that Floris could be that clueless? I know No. 89 gets a lot of play on this board, but for me, Vetiver is their masterpiece. Any chance one of our residents in Great Britain could investigate this potential travesty?

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Post by drumana » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:11 am

Did you send Floris an email? The couple of times I emailed them they got back to me in the next business day. . .

That would be too bad if the Vetiver went away, although not as much of a tragedy as if they got rid of No.89 :wink:
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Post by Sfox7076 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:02 am

I wish I liked the smell of vetiver... I do like the REM song "Find The River". "I have got to find the river of bergamot and vetiver...."
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Post by Hoos » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:09 am

Well, the Floris website (after you select the United States) does show that the atomiser is discontinued. But it doesn't show any options other than the atomiser either. Hmmm.

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Products 	              Unit Price 	 
Eau de Toilette Atomiser - Discontinued
100ml / 3.4 fl. oz[11490] 	$56.95 (was $85.00)

However, if you got to the Floris website and choose the UK, it does not show as discontinued:

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 Products 	                 Unit Price
Eau de Toilette Atomiser
100ml / 3.4 fl. oz[11490] 	£45.00
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Post by bernards66 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:11 pm

Well, it's worth mentioning again that the US direct Floris website is in the process of closing down their operation. They are going to let seperate retailers, like ShopLondons handle their products in America from here on out ( as was the case before they opened their Madison Avenue store in the '80s ). So, the US site is selling off it's merchandize, and as they run out of a particular item, then that will be that.....that item is 'discontinued' so to speak.
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Post by Lou » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:16 pm

I hope my sampler set arrives soon so I can order what I like before it's gone.

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Post by VintageBlades » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:13 am

Sorry for the late response to this. I hadn't noticed it before. No, none of the Floris Classic Fragrances are being discontinued. While it might be in my best interest to perpetuate that rumor, it is not true. Not only do I have a large supply of all of them in stock, a new Floris distibutorship should be in operation here in the US in the early Spring with all of them available as well.
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Post by bernards66 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:31 am

Jim, That's interesting, and a little confusing.....one distributorship is shuting down, but another is getting set to start up? And, BTW, what's the word that you are getting vis a vis the re-launch of a more extensive No 89 line; April or June?......or...?
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Post by VintageBlades » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:34 pm

Gordon,

The word that I hear is June at the earliest. As for the new distributorship, the details are not for me to disclose. However, you must remember that it is Floris who pulled the plug on "their" operation.
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Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:03 pm

Never was so much concealed and so much revealed by a pair of quotation marks and a [b] and a [/b]!

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Post by Hoos » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:20 pm

Yet, having only experienced one order fulfilled by "them", I can understand why Floris made their decision. I know a lot of gents here were enamored of them. But my experience left me asking, "Why?"
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Post by Churchill » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:25 pm

Maybe because some of us had stellar service from them.The lady I dealt with on my couple of orders seemed knowledgable and willing to answer any and all questions about their products.My orders were always delivered in a timely manner and never with any problems.
Besides,Floris products IMHO are top notch.
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Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:36 pm

I'm not criticising "Them" or anything like them. The only reason for buying Floris colognes is the incredible quality of the scents. If you find it easier, just go through Jim at Vintage Blades, who is quick and efficient. The colognes need no defense whatsoever. In fact, I think I might add to the Posting Guidlines that a receipt for some No.89 might become a requirement for membership at SMF! :lol:

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Post by nodaktim » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:39 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:...In fact, I think I might add to the Posting Guidlines that a receipt for some No.89 might become a requirement for membership at SMF! :lol:

Chris
Just be to wait for this requirement until April...er..uh...I mean June...oh, whichever.... :P
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Post by cymric » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:47 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:In fact, I think I might add to the Posting Guidlines that a receipt for some No.89 might become a requirement for membership at SMF! :lol:
For a moment there I thought I read Tabac Original or perhaps (still on the fence about it) Dsquared2 heWood.

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Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:58 pm

Cymric,
Use of Manx in the forum is frowned upon.

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Post by Austin » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:27 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:I'm not criticising "Them" or anything like them. The only reason for buying Floris colognes is the incredible quality of the scents. If you find it easier, just go through Jim at Vintage Blades, who is quick and efficient. The colognes need no defense whatsoever. In fact, I think I might add to the Posting Guidlines that a receipt for some No.89 might become a requirement for membership at SMF! :lol:

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Say it ain't so, Chris. :(

I don't particularly like the scent.

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Post by drumana » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:58 pm

There goes Austin again ---> first it's anti-Woolfat and now it's anti-Floris No.89. . . what's next?

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Post by Austin » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:00 pm

Next is Trumpers, Penhaligons and then who knows? :lol:

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Post by Churchill » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:55 pm

I should qualify for the lifetime membership then.As my bottle of 89 is one of the old 200ml sizes. :shock:
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