I wanted to let my international readers know about a new option that they have when they want to sample or buy a fragrance. Twisted Lily is a boutique in Brooklyn, New York that you may not be aware of and which carries a wonderful selection of niche fragrances that they ship world-wide. A good number of Twisted Lily’s offerings are perfume houses not carried by Luckyscent, so I thought I’d give you a quick overview of the store and why some readers (especially those outside of Europe) might want to explore the website for themselves.
Their range is truly impressive. They have the big or popular houses like Amouage, Xerjoff, Etat Libre d’Orange, Nasomatto, Mona di Orio, Montale, and Serge Lutens (including the brand new L’Orpheline that I just reviewed). However, they also carry mid-sized houses like Carner Barcelona, Arquiste, Andy Tauer, or the luxurious Grossmith, along with a lot of small American, European, or indie brands that you would never find at Luckyscent. For example, Slumberhouse, Charenton Macerations (whose Christopher Street I reviewed recently), Maria Candida Gentile, or Imaginary Authors.
Their full list of brands is too extensive to cite in full, but some of the others that they carry are:
- A Lab on Fire
- Andrea Maack
- Eau d’Italie
- Ex Idolo
- House of Matriarch
- Jardins d’Ecrivains
- Lorenzo Villoresi
- Maison Dorin
- M. Micallef
- Masque Milano/ Masque Fragranze
- Memoires Liquides
- Rouge Bunny Rouge
- Ramon Monegal
- Olfactive Studios
- Tommi Sooni
- Providence Perfume Company
- CB I Hate Perfume
- Jaboneria Marianella
- Smell Bent
- Au Pays de La Fleur d’Oranger
Twisted Lily ships to 40 different countries, which is something that many of you may not know. The original reason for today’s post is that the boutique is offering Free Global Shipping for a very limited time on all orders over $250 with the special code: SMELLGOOD. This offer ends on August 15th.
Now, $250 may be a lot, but it seemed like a good time to highlight the site as a whole as another possible option for international readers, especially for brands not carried at Luckyscent. In addition, Twisted Lily has home fragrances, beauty products, men’s grooming aids, skin care, and other items that you may be interested in as well.
Much more importantly, though, Twisted Lily has about eight different Sample Discovery Sets that many of you might find useful. For example, there are two different customizable ones where you pick fragrances of your choice in either quantities of 5 or 10 for either $18 or $36. Other sets include: one limited solely to American perfume houses; sets with a particular theme (“Hot for Summer”); or sets that focus on a single brand (like Maria Candida Gentile, for example, a house that I will soon be covering in some depth). Twisted Lily also offers a brand’s own sample sets, like Amouage‘s men, women’s, gift, and mini sets.
I’ve actually ordered one of the Twisted Lily Custom Sample sets myself in the past. I was extremely happy with the very fast service and shipping, as well as with the handful of free, extra samples that they included. Some of the samples in my order ended up being manufacturer ones, so they were much larger than the usual 0.7 ml that you might get elsewhere and were spray vials, too. In general, you receive complimentary samples with each order, though the number depends on the size of your order, just as it does at many places.
So, let’s talking about the countries to which they ship. Some of my international readers are in the UAE, Oman, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, or Eastern Europe. Twisted Lily ships to all of those. In fact, it ships from Romania and Croatia to South Africa, Bermuda, Canada and Chile, with lots of points in between. You can click on their Shipping Section for the full list to see if your country is included, but they’ve said that you can send an email to them if it is not in order to ask what options there may be. If they ship to Chile, I can’t see why Brazil (to give one name omitted off the list) would be so much more complicated.
Their pricing for international shipping varies. It’s not too bad for samples, but it obviously becomes more if you’re going to be buying a bottle of perfume. The specifics:
- Canada US Post Standard: $10.00
- Canada US Post Priority: $35.00
- Canada UPS Ground (Brokerage Fees will apply): $25.00
- International US Post – Samples ONLY: $10.00
- International US Post Priority – Samples ONLY: $25.00
- International US Post Priority: $40.00
- International US Post Express: $55.00.
Payment is accepted via the usual credit cards, but also PayPal.
In short, if you’ve ever read one of my reviews and felt frustrated that the brand was not carried in your country or available for sampling from the usual retailers (whether European or Luckyscent), you may want to give Twisted Lily a look.