The splitmeet, episode 1

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Update: the splitmeet is now closed!

The splitmeet (episode 1) is open for business. PLEASE read the instructions! For people who would like to chat in addition to, or instead of, splitting, there will be a poll along shortly.

Don't know what a bottle split is, or you know but you've never tried it? See here.

Please note that the intention of the splitmeet is to split newly purchased bottles of perfume, not to sell decants of fragrances already in your collection! Anyone can join a split, but only people with current, active reader accounts may host splits.

Other news: The next swapmeet is Saturday, March 15. We'll be holding a followup poll for participants in the freebiemeet on Saturday, March 1, and then a followup poll for participants in the splitmeet on Saturday, April 12.

The rules: if you want to host a split

1. Anyone who wants to play can list up to 2 bottles they'd like to host a split for.

2. List each perfume in a separate comment. Things to include in your comment: your country of residence, where you're willing to send, the size and price of the decants (include any shipping cost, please!), what container you'll use for the decant (glass, plastic, spray, etc), how many decants you are offering, and what sort of payment you're willing to accept. If you require a certain number of participants in order for the split to go forward, please make that clear, and don't accept payment until you're sure the split will go through! Payment arrangements are up to the participants, but I strongly suggest that you use Paypal.

3. You will have to post your email address in your comment, or have some other way for readers to contact you — one option is to list your email address at gravatar.com, and then link to your gravatar page in your user profile here. Another option would be to link to a contact page at your own blog, or anywhere on the web where people can find a way to reach you.

4. You are more than welcome to provide information about the fragrance you're splitting, including links to reviews or the store where you plan to buy the fragrance.

5. Once the split is closed, the person hosting it should reply to the original comment to indicate that there are no more decants on offer.

6. And obviously, if you're hosting a split, you should package your decants properly and mail them promptly. You might want to read through items 6-10 on our swapping post.

The rules: if you want to join a split

7. Participants may call dibs on a decant from a split by replying to the original comment, then sending an email to the person offering the split.

8. Please do not comment for any reason other than to call dibs on a split. If you have questions about the fragrance or the arrangements, send an email to the host.

9. Please send your payment promptly, or by whatever date agreed upon with the host.

And some general rules

10. We will NOT be responsible (and we won't get involved) if your split doesn't work out in some way, nor will you be allowed to post complaints here, ever.

11. I will leave the comments open until next Saturday, then I'll close the splitmeet. If it goes well, we can make it a regular feature.

Note: top image is Orchid in Thirds [cropped] by timsackton at flickr; some rights reserved.

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  1. hajusuuri says:

    Hajusuuri’s Split No. 1 – Oriza L. Legrand Chypre Mousse
    Contact: Click on my username

    Will split a total of 50 mLs in 5 and 10 mL glass atomizers
    5 mL = $13.20 shipped
    10 mL = $23.40 shipped

    U.S. Only, Payment via PayPal only

    Review: By Kafkaesque – http://akafkaesquelife.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/oriza-l-legrand-chypre-mousse-horizon-reve-dossian/

    Details:

    - Will purchase 100 mL bottle from Paris store @ €120 + €23 shipping. I decided to go this route instead of searching for it at the one store in the NY because the store is out of the way for me and the NYC tax, MTA bus/subway fare and my time make the €23 shipping a bargain. If I get interest in a total of 40 mLs, I will proceed with the split.

    - Exchange Rate: €1 = $1.40 (per PayPal on 2/7); therefore, the cost of the bottle + shipping is $200.20

    - Payment: I will request payment after I receive the bottle

    - The shipped price includes (5 mL / 10 mL): Perfume ($10.01 / $20.02) + Glass Atomizer ($0.96 / $1.15) + New Bubble Envelope ($0.30) + Postage with Tracking ($1.93)

    - I will mail your split within 2 weeks of receiving payment. If we have extremely cold weather, I will delay the shipping as perfume can freeze in extreme cold (it happened to one of my freebiemeet packages).

    Thank you for reading and I hope you join my split!

    • 50_Roses says:

      I would like to call dibs on 10 ml of the Chypre Mousse. It sounds amazing!

    • Cheryl G says:

      Dibs on 10ml please.

    • missionista says:

      Wow, sounds great! I’d like dibs on 5ml please.

    • Bear says:

      This one sounded really interesting when I read about it a few months ago. Dibs on 10 ml, please.

    • poetria says:

      How have I never heard of this scent before – it sounds divine! 5 mL for me, please?

    • acac says:

      Hello! May I take 5mL of this as well? Thank you!

    • ceciliat says:

      Aack — wasn’t able to get online yesterday. Hope it’s not too late to get either 5 or 10mL — either is fine. Thanks.

      • hajusuuri says:

        Hi ceciliat, you made it :-)…please email me. Thanks.

    • hajusuuri says:

      Thanks for your interest in Chypre Mousse! This split is now closed. For those who haven’t done so yet, please email me and include your NST screenname so I know who’s who.

  2. springpansy says:

    Hello dear readers,

    I have just ordered the set of three 12 ml bottles of Byredo Gypsy Water from Luckyscent. You can see what it looks like on Byredo’s or Luckyscent’s site if you are interested. My total cost was $110 and I would be interested in doing a split by selling one of the 12 ml bottles for $40 (we can work out method of payment via email) which will include shipping with tracking anywhere in the U.S (I live in Colorado). My Gypsy Water order is scheduled to arrive early next week.

    I would also be happy to include some Luckyscent samples (tried once). Please let me know if you are interested in this – you can contact me via the email on my Gravatar. Thanks!

    Springpansy

    • springpansy says:

      Oops – not sure my Gravatar works? If not, use springpansy5@ ggggmail dawt commmm (but must be spelled correctly, of course).

      • Robin says:

        Find the link of your gravatar page, then go into your user profile here by clicking on the “Welcome, Springpansy” link at the top, enter the link to your gravatar page under the “Website” entry.

        • Done. But can’t see how to make a link from my name like hajusuuri did?

          • hajusuuri says:

            Your name is now a link!

    • And I would put dibs on a bottle of Gypsy Water, if it’s still free! I’ll email.

    • This split is closed – thanks all!

  3. foxbins says:

    Foxbins split–Serge Lutens’s La Myrrhe.

    The 75ml bottle at the SL website is $310.
    Contact me at my username at A O L dot com.
    US only, payment via Paypal. Shipping via Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box.
    I will split in 10 ml glass atomizers (plastic sprayer) to a total of 60 ml.
    10ml=$50.21 (Perfume 41.33, bottle 1.61, postage 5.80, Paypal fee 1.47)

    I’ll request payment after the split fills and order the bottles and the perfume. SL ships pretty fast and I will send the splits within a week of receipt.

    Feel free to email questions!

    • jjlook says:

      Count me in for 10ml, please.

    • Janice says:

      I’d like 10 ml, please.

    • acac says:

      Hello, please put me down for 10mL as well. Thanks!

    • farouche says:

      I’d like 10 ml please.

  4. foxbins says:

    Foxbins–Indult Tihota split. An intense vanilla, richly gourmand. There’s a review here at NST.

    The bottle is $220 for 50ml from Lucky Scent.
    Contact me at my username at A o L dot com.
    US only, payment via Paypal. Shipping via Priority Mail Flat Rate small box.
    I will split up to 40 ml in 10 ml increments. 10ml=$52.94 (Perfume $44.00, bottle 1.61, postage 5.80, Paypal fee 1.53)

    I’ll request payment after the split fills and ship within a week after receiving the Tihota.

    Thanks!

  5. Daisy says:

    Amouage Lyric Man edp / 100ml available

    Lyric man 5ml = 14.75
    10ml = 25.30

    I use only glass spray atomizers.
    I am in the USA. Shipped first class in the USA, in a bubble mailer well padded with bubble wrap.

    Payment: Cookybkr at aol.com in the form of electronic amazon.com giftcard or as paypal goods and services (no gift payments). Please make sure your payment includes your correct/current shipping address and also indicate in the comments what it is you are ordering ( lest I make a mistake and send you something ridiculous.) Please confirm availability with me before making payment (just in case there is a rush!) ;)

    I will ship internationally but it is generally about $10 and I cannot be held responsible for the vagaries of customs offices.

    • Daisy says:

      If no one is truly interested in Lyric man…..I’d be happy to split one of the high end Guerlains…..just let me know. :)

      • jjlook says:

        Oh, man, like Cuir Beluga?

        • Daisy says:

          Absolutely! Email me….

          • Absolute Scentualist says:

            Oh Cuir Beluga! Please count me in!

          • Daisy says:

            send me an email :)

      • donanicola says:

        Oh oh – how about Bloo?

        • Daisy says:

          as in Guerlain L’Heure de Nuit Bloo? I have plenty and can share. Drop me a note Cookybkr @ aol.com

  6. Daisy says:

    Roja Dove Enigma Pour Homme edp/ 70ml available

    Enigma pour homme is gourmand, and lush, and quite heavy on the brandy.
    A big fragrance as Roja Doves often are. It’d be $2.85 per ml.

    5ml = $19.10
    10ml = $34.05

    I use only glass spray atomizers.
    I am in the USA. Shipped first class in the USA, in a bubble mailer well padded with bubble wrap.

    Payment: Cookybkr at aol.com in the form of electronic amazon.com giftcard or as paypal goods and services (no gift payments). Please make sure your payment includes your correct/current shipping address and also indicate in the comments what it is you are ordering ( lest I make a mistake and send you something ridiculous.) Please confirm availability with me before making payment (just in case there is a rush!) ;)

    I will ship internationally but it is generally about $10 and I cannot be held responsible for the vagaries of customs offices.

    • hajusuuri says:

      Dibs on 10 mLs of Roja Dove Enigma Pour Homme. Will email. Thanks.

    • sweetgrass says:

      I’d love 5ml of Enigma Pour Homme. Sending an email.

      • Daisy says:

        done :)

        • Daisy says:

          not the split….that’s still open….just Sweetgrass: hers is ready to ship. :)

  7. ladymurasaki says:

    I live in the UK and I’m willing to post to recipients in the EU.

    Tom Ford Plum Japonais

    2 x 25ml in glass atomiser bottles
    Price: £38.00 each, including postage and bottle

    Paypal only.

    Please email me at georgian_cat (at) btinternet (dot) com

    • finanna says:

      Dibs please, will email you today.

  8. ladymurasaki says:

    I live in the UK and I’m willing to post to recipients in the EU.

    Montale Intense Tiare
    3 x 25ml in glass atomiser bottles
    Price: £23.50 each, including postage and bottle

    Paypal only.

    Please email me at georgian_cat (at) btinternet (dot) com

    • chiara says:

      Hello, count me in, please!

  9. d3m0lici0n says:

    I live in the US and will deliver to US addresses.
    100ml Robert Piguet Oud

    10ml – $20 Shipped.

    Paypal Only

    Please email me at cabeza4ever at sbcglobal dot net

  10. hajusuuri says:

    Hajusuuri’s Split No. 2 – Tauer Perfumes Explorer Set (3 x 15 mL)
    Contact: Click on my username

    2 spots available (please be ready to tell me which perfume you want by 2/12)

    Cost is dependent upon perfume – see Details

    U.S. Only, Payment via PayPal only (do not pay until you hear back from me)

    Details:

    - Andy recently added 4 perfumes to the Explorer Set choices and these new ones are at 20% off; the prices listed are already inclusive of the discount. I must order by 2/13 in order to take advantage of the discount. I want to be clear that only the new ones added are 20% off and not 20% off the entire purchase.

    - Link to the Explorer Set selection page: https://www.tauerperfumes.com/explorer-set.html

    - The prices on the website are in Swiss Francs. The exchange rate per PayPal (on 2/7) is 1 S Fr. = $1.15. I will be using a credit card that doesn’t charge a transaction fee but the exchange rate may be different. As soon as the charge hits my credit card, I will be able to let you know cost (excluding shipping to you).

    - Each perfume is priced differently and so your portion of the split cost will be based on what you choose + approximately $3.00 postage with tracking. I will charge exact cost.

    - I will mail your split within 1 week of receiving full payment. If we have extremely cold weather, I will delay the shipping as perfume can freeze in extreme cold (it happened to one of my freebiemeet packages).

    - I plan on keeping the metal container.

    Thank you for reading and I hope you join my split!

    • foxbins says:

      I would love 15ml of Incense Rose! PM’ing you now.

    • aswalls2000 says:

      I would love 15 ml of L’Air du Desert Marocain. I will PM you!

    • hajusuuri says:

      Thanks, Foxbins and aswalls2000!

      Hajusuuri’s Tauer Explorer Set split is now closed.

  11. d3m0lici0n says:

    I live in the US and will deliver to US addresses.
    50ml Serge Lutens – Daim Blond

    10ml – $34 Shipped.

    Paypal Only

    Please email me at cabeza4ever at sbcglobal dot net

  12. aswalls2000 says:

    Stacey’s Split #1:

    CONUS only please. Payment via PayPal.

    http://www.aedes.com/Carnal-Flower_p_898.html

    Carnal Flower Travel Spray set of 3 x 0.34 oz, $160
    I will keep one for myself so two are up for grabs.
    I am charging exact cost of $53 + $4 shipping = $57.
    Shipping will be USPS First class mail w/tracking.

    Please email me at aswalls2000 at yahoo dot com.

    • foxbins says:

      I want one, please.

    • aswalls2000 says:

      This split is closed. Got a second splitter via email.

  13. aswalls2000 says:

    Stacey’s Split #2:

    CONUS only please. Payment via PayPal.

    http://www.aedes.com/Musc-Ravageur_p_899.html

    Musc Ravageur Travel Spray set of 3 x 0.34 oz, $115

    I will keep one for myself so two are up for grabs.
    I am charging exact cost of $38 + $4 shipping = $42.
    Shipping will be USPS First Class mail w/tracking.

    Please email me at aswalls2000 at yahoo dot com.

    • sweetgrass says:

      I would love to have one of those! Emailing you now.

    • aswalls2000 says:

      This split is now closed. Got a second splitter via email.

  14. So there was interest in a Union Gothic Bluebell, but the problem(s) with that is/are: 1) it’s not currently available, from Bendel’s or the company, though apparently it will be available at some point in the future, and 2) I resmelled it, and I pretty much don’t like it.

    So, is there any interest in Gunpowder Rose instead? I love this green rose (with, yes, notes of gunpowder). I would get the 100 ml bottle for a shade over $200, once sales tax is included, so it would be $2/ml. Plus $3 for glass 10 ml atomizer, plus postage and paypal fees. So, $27.50 for a 10 ml glass atomizer, shipped, CONUS. (If there are international folks interested, let me know, we might be able to do that.) I’d be happy to split off at least 5 of these splits, perhaps 7. (I’d like to keep 30-50 ml.)

    People can email my gmail address, lemonprint.

    • missionista says:

      If you do any other scent from Union, I’d be interested. Gunpowder Rose was not the one for me, although a very interesting scent.

      • Good to know! I’ll resniff the others but gp is my favorite…

  15. Absolute Scentualist says:

    Robin, are we allowed to post interest in a possible split even if we aren’t able to host it but would like to participate? If so, if anyone else is interested in Enchanted Forest by The Vagabond Prince, I’d love to go in on a split. Perhaps a large one. If this isn’t okay, please delete. Thanks. :)

    • Robin says:

      Absolutely fine!

    • Daisy says:

      Hi– I happen to have a full bottle of Enchanted Forest and can make you a split if you like.

      • Absolute Scentualist says:

        Great. Thanks so much!

        • Absolute Scentualist says:

          Hi Daisy. I finally got to send an email this evening. Thanks again!

    • Squirrely says:

      Well, in that case…

  16. Squirrely says:

    Since we’re allowed to post interest in splits even if we aren’t able to host, if anyone feels like hosting a split for L’Artisan Dzing! or Safran Troublant (really well priced at Fragrancenet right now), I would be interested. Also Un Bois Vanille.

    Basically, I don’t *need* to buy full bottles, but I’m looking at the discount price and I’m so close to putting them in my virtual shopping cart. Someone, save me from myself…

    • Squirrely says:

      I’m in the U.S.

    • Misgina says:

      see below

    • Daisy says:

      oooo that IS good news….wasn’t Safran Troublant discontinued?

  17. C.H. says:

    Gosh, if we’re wishing aloud… if anyone’s on the fence about hosting a Lubin Idole or Korrigan split, know that I would be quite interested!

    • Daisy says:

      Hey CH, I have a bottle of Lubin Idole edp. ……you know where I am….

      • C.H. says:

        Wow!! This place is magic! Thanks so much Daisy, just emailed you.

        • Daisy says:

          I emailed you back! :D have you tried Majda Bekkali Tendre est la Nuit? I think you’d like it…I’m making you a sample…

          • C.H. says:

            You are SO kind–I haven’t and I would love to!! Yay, so excited!

  18. Misgina says:

    I would host a split for Dzing! I can get a full bottle from beautyencounter for $116, and would split with 2 other people, sending in these atomizers:
    http://www.amazon.com/Transparent-Plastic-Perfume-Cosmetic-Atomizers/dp/B00CBQWVVW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392069631&sr=8-1&keywords=30+ml+plastic+atomizer

    CONUS only, paypal only

    $43 for the perfume and atomizer, shipped in a box wrapped in bubble wrap, tracked

    • Misgina says:

      email is ginadotstammatgmaildotcom

    • Squirrely says:

      Just throwing it out there that we need one more person for the split…
      I mean, really, doesn’t everyone need a little Dzing!?

    • Sajini says:

      Oh what the hay. Dibs on the other portion of Dzing. I’ll email you.

    • Misgina says:

      This split is now closed.

  19. Misgina says:

    Misgina’s split #2
    If I can find two other people to help me split 1.7 oz of Chergui, that would be

    $30 shipped for about 17 ml

    CONUS only, paypal only

    • Misgina says:

      email is ginadotstammatgmaildotcom

    • hajusuuri says:

      Woo hoo. I’ll go in on the Chergui. I’ll email you now. I hope someone picks up the other 17mLs so this goes through!

  20. donanicola says:

    Hello there

    I would dearly love to have and split a bottle of VC&A Bois d’Iris.

    http://graindemusc.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/bois-diris-by-van-cleef-arpels.html

    I am in the UK and will ship to Europe and the US (with the usual caveats about not being responsible for customs people’s moods on the day).

    A 10ml split will cost £18.68 plus postage. Postage to Europe will be £3.00 and to the US £3.50 (this is basic airmail).

    Payment by paypal once I’ve confirmed I’m ready to ship. I will buy the bottle once 40ml has been signed up for. (It’s a 75ml bottle at £126.00)

    email nstephens at dacbeachcroft dot com

    Cheers!

    • chiara says:

      10 ml to me too, please!

    • donanicola says:

      Thanks both! At least one more signer-upper and we’re there.

    • donanicola says:

      UPDATE

      Lovely Escentual sent through a discount code so I’ve pulled the trigger on this purchase anyway. 10ml splits will now cost £14.42 plus postage and there’s still room for 2 more decants!

      Now off to buy the atomisers…..

    • hajusuuri says:

      That’s great…I’ll email you for 10 mLs…hoping the split is still open.

  21. foxbins says:

    On, I am such a pushover for iris! In for 10 ml, please.

    • foxbins says:

      The comment was supposed to be under nstephens–not enough coffee yet…