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#1 Ar

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:43 PM

I was in the Las Vegas store last week and they swore they didn't know what the LV exclusive would be and that they wouldn't have it until May. Were they tellin' me a story, Margaret???

When I walked in, there were 6-8 corporate-looking people wearing black suits standing around talking. I was the only customer in the store. One (just ONE) came over and introduced herself to me. She said her name was Patricia, and she's director of education for Estee Lauder. They were all from corporate headquarters visiting the store. So I took the opportunity to complain about the warehouse sales, the lack of "bling" on the solids, and the repetitive themes. I suggested they listen to their customers to find out what kinds of solids they should make. Patricia said she started collecting several years ago herself and would take my comments back to headquarters. We had a nice conversation. She was very pleasant and professional. She asked me if I'd be willing to showcase my collection for new collectors - I guess she organizes those events. Even if nothing comes of our discussion, and I don't expect miracles, I felt good about being in the right place at the right time for once!!!

I broke down and bought the Las Vegas sign. They are close to running out of them. They still have a lot of the pink cadillac. They also had Jewels to Boot and the flower cart exclusives. At the CCS at the Premium Outlets, I got the fish that sits on the coral reef. CCS had LOTS of solids, including the pagoda and one Bustier that I almost bought but when I looked at it I discovered a flaw.

I was in LV for one day, then headed to Death Valley, where it snowed and rained - a real rarity. Had a great time climbing to the tops of sand dunes to take photos. It was COLD! I was glad to come home to Florida.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:53 PM

Ar,
Iam glad you expressed your opinion about the warehouse sales as well as your
other concerns.
Do you happen to know if the peacock and hummingbird are in? The last time I
called the Las Vegas store they hadn't gotten them in yet. They still have Jewels to Boot? That's one I never bought....
Thanks,
Joni

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:58 PM


WOW!
Ar,
Good job. biggrin.gif
You lived to tell the tale. The EL Men in Black ph34r.gif ph34r.gif ph34r.gif
Please give me a link to your photos laugh.gif

Edited by KK, 13 March 2006 - 03:02 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2006 - 03:56 PM



HI AR,..... smile.gif

WELL DONE TO YOU FOR PUTTING ALL OUR CONCERNS ABOUT THE SOLIDS FORWARD.

DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE EL REPS TELLING YOU A STORY.. dry.gif PERHAPS AT THAT TIME THEY DID NOT KNOW.

PERHAPS THE CORPORATE MEN IN BLACK TOLD THEM AFTER YOU HAD LEFT....
WHO KNOWS..... ph34r.gif IF NOBODY POSTS ANYMORE INFO I WILL RING VEGAS MYSELF AND FIND OUT.

Regards Margaret.....



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Posted 13 March 2006 - 04:12 PM



JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE TO VEGAS.........THE NEW SOLID WILL BE IN ON FRIDAY....... OR SO I WAS TOLD.

ANY CHANGE OF INFO AND I WILL POST LATER WHEN I HAVE SPOKEN TO MY OWN REP.

Margaret..... smile.gif


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Posted 13 March 2006 - 05:45 PM

Ar - Thanks for the report. I would love to have seen the "corporate coats" there...too funny laugh.gif Good for you for saying something. I continue to be amazed at the number of good solids hitting Ebay with no boxes, etc. but full of perfume with labels, especially the Jay Strongwater ones. And the number of empty compacts is astounding.....all from the warehouse sales or other outlet sources. What other explanation can there be? mad.gif

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:51 PM

Update: I called Keith Orr tonight, the "beauty advisor" I spoke to when I was in the LV store. He said they were notified about the Little White Chapel two days after my visit. It's a real chapel in Vegas. I received the color photocopy from him today. Looks cute, white with gold trim, red rhinestones on the roof and a heart sign attached next to it. $250. It will ship to me on Monday. They will also be getting another exclusive solid; he doesn't know what, but he thinks it will come out in June (weird timing).

They didn't have the hummingbird or peacock, definitely had the boot.

Yes, I was excited to see the "suits" and glad I got to express my 2 cents. Patricia seemed to know about solidperfume.com when I mentioned it, so maybe someone at EL is actually reading our postings.

KK, hopefully I'll have some photos posted soon. First I have to load some software on my computer. Thanks for asking.

Ar

Edited by Ar, 14 March 2006 - 10:54 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:29 AM


Hey Ar,
Another one coming out in June.....just in time for Father's Day. ohmy.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:49 AM

QUOTE(Ar @ Mar 14 2006, 03:43 AM)
I was in the Las Vegas store last week and they swore they didn't know what the LV exclusive would be and that they wouldn't have it until May. Were they tellin' me a story, Margaret???

When I walked in, there were 6-8 corporate-looking people wearing black suits standing around talking. I was the only customer in the store. One (just ONE) came over and introduced herself to me. She said her name was Patricia, and she's director of education for Estee Lauder. They were all from corporate headquarters visiting the store. So I took the opportunity to complain about the warehouse sales, the lack of "bling" on the solids, and the repetitive themes.  I suggested they listen to their customers to find out what kinds of solids they should make. Patricia said she started collecting several years ago herself and would take my comments back to headquarters. We had a nice conversation. She was very pleasant and professional.  She asked me if I'd be willing to showcase my collection for new collectors -  I guess she organizes those events. Even if nothing comes of our discussion, and I don't expect miracles, I felt good about being in the right place at the right time for once!!! 

I broke down and bought the Las Vegas sign. They are close to running out of them. They still have a lot of the pink cadillac. They also had Jewels to Boot and the flower cart exclusives. At the CCS at the Premium Outlets, I got the fish that sits on the coral reef. CCS had LOTS of solids, including the pagoda and one Bustier that I almost bought but when I looked at it I discovered a flaw.

I was in LV for one day, then headed to Death Valley, where it snowed and rained - a real rarity. Had a great time climbing to the tops of sand dunes to take photos. It was COLD! I was glad to come home to Florida.
Ar

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 03:54 AM

Hi Ar..... smile.gif

Thanks for the update, laugh.gif I do hope that the wedding chapel is like the one we were married at, it sounds great and I can't wait for the pic's.

Thanks once again........ Margaret

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 04:12 AM

Hi AR,

Wonderful to know there's still stock of Radiant Fish. I have been trying to get my hands on the same. Could you please help me with the contacts of the CCS at Premium Outlets.

Appreciate your help.
Many thanks
Samantha
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:02 PM

QUOTE(VEGAS LADY @ Mar 13 2006, 01:12 PM)


JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE TO VEGAS.........THE NEW SOLID WILL BE IN ON FRIDAY....... OR SO I WAS TOLD.

ANY CHANGE OF INFO AND I WILL POST LATER WHEN I HAVE SPOKEN TO MY OWN REP.

Margaret..... smile.gif

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I will be in Vegas this weekend so I will post about the solid when I return.



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Posted 15 March 2006 - 02:20 PM


Thanks Ar for the update. Hopefully the LV store will be getting the hummingbird and peacock soon. Will be looking forward to your photos soon.
Thanks, Joni smile.gif


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Posted 15 March 2006 - 02:22 PM

I have just added the photocopy of the Little white wedding chapel to the gallery

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:04 PM


THANKS FOR THE PIC JARDANEL, ITS LOOKING GOOD..... wub.gif

Regards.....Margaret





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