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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:04 am

I received my first order from this site today and thought I'd share my experience. cheers
It's a French site, the site has no English on it - I didn't even take French GCSE but managed to navigate and check out (Paypal) with no problems at all. They have Rainbow Honey, Impala, Glitter Gal, Jordana and many other brands which aren't particularly cheap but I went there for the NFU-Ohs. These are priced at EU 6.49 - EU 7.99 (apart from the holos at EU 8.49) which equates as £5.60 - £6.88. They're £10.95 each on the UK NFU-Oh site. I can only assume that as they're made in France that's why they're cheaper - I'm perfectly happy with the authenticity of the ones I received today. Everything was fine with the order which arrived well within the time stated, and they sent me a free polish clean up pen. There's a 10% discount on first orders too.

Now here's the postage deal - It looks expensive, I paid £10.16 for six bottles (special delivery to UK, the cheapest option and price increases with weight) BUT as they're within the EU there's no customs declaration and I guess because of that, no duty to be paid. The package was unlabelled apart from the 'special delivery' sticker and the order value was about £35.

This also then set me on to thinking that it may be safer for us to consider using EU sites instead of US because of the duty issues (Le douxnuage do Femme Fatale). Does anyone know if I just got lucky, or if the declaration/duty situation is different within the EU?
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Re: Atouts Charme

Post  Sam on Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:33 am

From what I gather, there's no duty to be paid on things within the EU - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/customs-procedures.htm

Did a bit of a double take at the mention of 'toilet waters', but as all references were preceded by 'perfumes and' I assume they're referring to eau de toilette rather than the water from your loo...
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Re: Atouts Charme

Post  LoolaBeanbag on Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:50 am

Toilet waters!!!! Laughing
Thanks for the duty info Sam, it seems we may need to start parlez-ing and sprech-ing for our esmaltes, nagellack and vernis, especially if US packages are attracting additional costs of £12 or so in addition to the postage cost.
Any more good EU sites out there?!!
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Post  Sally Magpie on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:15 am

Yup, no VAT charges within the EU. xx
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Post  mayMeow on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:05 am

I've bought from their ebay shop before (go nectar points!) and had no probs at all- definatly the cheapest nfu oh's I've found.
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