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  • Kandie
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    Wow! Im still in the process of downsizing my collection, but these are gorgeous and tempt me back in to the buying mode! Thank you for sharing!//

    Kandie
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    Hi Brigitte! They are beautiful! Thank you!//

    Kandie
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    Where can I find information about future conferences, conventions, meetings, etc? I’ve never been to one! Thank you!//

    Kandie
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    I agree! I miss the discussions and topics – not certain why it stopped!

     

    FYI, I have opened a shop on Etsy called CarsonCollectibles – please feel free to stop by and chat! Lisa and Jack: I only have one listing so far, but feel free to use the photo for the solid database (I didn’t see it listed). I have several that I will be posting that you don’t have photos for – as I list them, just shoot me a message on Etsy if you would like to use the photo or need a better one. Thank you and happy chatting!//

    Kandie
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    Hello Mary! Saw your posting – I am also bedazzled by the Katherine Baumann compacts! They take my breath away! You have wonderful taste!

    This posting really hit the nail on the head for me. I was browsing eBay this evening (which I rarely do anymore), and saw several listings by the same seller offering empty perfume compacts. Every listing stated that the perfume had dried out and that the seller had intentionally removed/cleaned out the perfume. I could understand if this was a seller that had come across one, but this seller had several and had previously sold dozens more. It's really upsetting that folks purposefully deceive others. Thank you to the several very honest sellers that helped me learn over the years and didn't take advantage!//Kandie

    Kandie
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    Hi Shannon!

    I am writing to you from a kind member from the solidperfume.com web page who pointed me to your post. I had thought that I was sending an email to Woody Griffith on that site, and I apparently posted on a general forum page instead – YIKES! Thank you so very much for your time and best wishes!//

    Hello Woody! So strange to sign onto this site after a couple of years only to find you again! Hope that this email finds you well!

    Hoping to pick your brain – as you know, I became nothing short of obsessive with collecting, and I have a ton of stuff. Since we last spoke, my husband and I moved into a century home, and I no longer have any place to display my collection. I am giving strong consideration to selling everything, but I am not a sales person and just have no interest or heart. If you know anyone that is needing an item, I would be happy to work directly with any recommended contact – everyone from this site seems to be very honest and a genuine collector not looking to make a buck off of the next person. I am not looking to make a profit – breaking even would be fine. I don't even know if there is anyone that would be interested in an “instant collection,” but that would be fine too! I would probably want to dump the powder in any of the powder compacts, just for hygiene's sake, but everything else on the sheet (perfume and powder) is up to date and accurate (though I do have probably another 12 – 15 collector Katherine Baumann designer compacts that I never had time to add to the list – she was always my favorite! If any interested members have questions about me, I am a recovering eBay buyer (“KandieC”), and had 100% positive feedbacks, if that helps. I have attached a shortened version of the Excel sheet that I always kept – who ever thought that being OCD would be helpful? Thank you for your feedback and so glad to cross your path again!//Kandie

    (Please note that my list ended up under the General Lauder Solids Talk page, under Woody's 2012 Harrods Estee Lauder Christmas Bear post – I apologize for the confusion! I meant to send him an email! Thank you!//

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    'MitziMay' wrote on '16:

    Hi Kandie, welcome to our website.

    You must have a wonderful collection of compacts!

    Going back to your comments: the whole question of asking the seller if the compact has been refilled or not is immaterial the crux of the matter is that the refills in question are homemade and therefore are not genuine Estee Lauder refills. The refills are being sold under the Estee Lauder name which breaks ebay's rules as they are fakes. What on earth is Estee Lauder and ebay doing about all this? Sitting on the sidelines again I suppose!!!

    Thank you and I understand! Does Estee Lauder ever sell solid perfumes separately?//Kandie

    Kandie
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    I bought a bulk purchase which included the One Horse Open Sleigh, Golden Rickshaw, Harrod's 50th Anniversary, and the Imperial Princess. Am getting batty with impatience until they arrive!// 🙄

    Kandie
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    'Petals' wrote on '15:

    I am afraid my feelings re the empty solids and now the refills which apparantly one can purchase, still remain the same!

    I and others have been a collector for many years! This is not a new whim and something I have just found as a hobby to indulge in.

    Let me make my personal opinion clear! I collect the solids old and new and other items relating to perfume. I have paid a great deal of money in the past to find my older solids and new ones, in mint condition. We have all seen the influx of the older solids which have been copied and also solids released at ridiculously low prices from the Warehouses and unscrupulous dealers.

    Buy whatever YOU want but please do not say this is a good idea when something is once again affecting the many solid perfume collectors who have integrity, believe in their honesty as to what they wish to have in their collections. We are not talking about WOOLWORTHS! wE HAVE ALL SEEN HOW WOOLWORTHS WENT DOWN THE DRAIN HERE IN THE U.K due to their pricing etc. I do not want to see that happen with these beautiful items which I have spent time and money searching for over the years!

    I think it is disgusting that now we have gone down to another level i.e. copying the actual perfume! As if it wasn't enough that people were copying the solids and selling them, WHAT NEXT!

    I have no apologies to give in this respect. Perhaps Estee Lauder will be checking on this as it must be taken as counterfeit and on Ebay you are not allowed to sell counterfeit products!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I would want to buy a counterfeit product, I can find them in Hong Kong by the million. I would have copy handbags but I do not want them. The quality is not the same and they look tacky. The solids if they are counterfeit and the perfume is counterfeit, I would prefer to flush them down the toilet as they belong on the street markets where you know you are not purchasing the real thing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They do not belong here on our solid perfume site!

    Am very angry at the moment.

    I appreciate your concerns and comments – please note that I was refering to the refill jars for my personal use. I tried to locate Estee Lauder refills, but came up empty handed. If anyone knows where I might purchase just the solid perfume for personal use, I would appreciate the guidance. While I am new to collecting, I am not very patient with hobbies and between 3 years of collecting Estee powders and a year of collecting solid perfumes, I have already invested ~$60k in compiling my collection of 400+ items. I share your concerns about devaluation, and unfortunately bought empty solids in the beginning not realizing that these might have been “factory rejects” or “irregulars” until I read the postings on this web site – live and learn! I wanted to share my experiences with this seller who I have always found to be honest and direct – if the item was refilled, the seller would be prompt and straightforward in answering, and if the item was original w/original perfume, the seller would confirm. Yes, there are a lot of misleading sellers on eBay and unfortunately, we all must shop “buyer beware” and ask questions before bidding. I just didn't want a seller who has been fair with me (and others, per the example above) to be labeled as scamming anyone or deliberately trying to mislead – I am just encouraging everyone to ask before buying, which while not new advice is always a good reminder. Best wishes//Kandie

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    'Karin' wrote on '14:

    Kandie, I hope my post didn't in any way indicate that I was misled by the seller. I knew what I was buying, if anything I was misled by my own wish to buy a “non-empty” solid cheaply. It is also my personal opinion that the home made solid perfume doesn't have as strong a scent as the original and it is very possible that I am just being too picky when it comes to perfume smells. I am glad that you have found such a great solution to your problem with wearing perfume thanks to these refills. I only wish they also would have solved my problem of finding solids filled with perfume, I really don't like them empty.

    Karin

    Thanks Karin – I understand! I don't like the empties either, and when I first started collecting, bought too many! I am new to the site, and delighted to find folks to talk with – my hubby doesn't share my love of Estee Lauder! I have so much to still learn – thanks for responding!//Kandie

    Kandie
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    I have purchased some of the small refill jars for my personal use. I can't use the spray perfumes, since the strong aerosol scent triggers my asthma With my new hobby of collecting solids, I fell in love with many of the scents, but couldn't find any solid perfume available for sale from Estee Lauder. The refill jars are a perfect solution for someone like me, who wants to wear the solid perfume but not ruin a collectible solid. For what it's worth, the refill perfume wears very nicely, maintains it's scent, and lets me enjoy the best of both worlds. I have purchased from this seller in the past, and have always found her to be very open and honest – I would recommend her, and would encourage any interested buyers with concerns to ask questions prior to purchase.//Kandie

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