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Thread started 10/20/06 9:59am

UCantHavaDaMan
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Has anyone purchased any of the Altru products?

I see the Altru line for sale on the Nordstrom website, so I thought I'd head over this weekend and check the stuff out.

http://shop.nordstrom.com...bo=6001822

It's pretty expensive (for my home fragrance budget anyway) but the incense scroll is so pretty! I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around some of the scents, so I think I'd better smell them before I buy. Does anyone have a review?
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Reply #1 posted 10/20/06 12:24pm

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aint no way i can justify 55 for an itty bitty candle...i like candles, but nah, not for that price!

i buy mine wholesale cool
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Reply #2 posted 10/20/06 1:16pm

Lilith

NO, I wont never do it!
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Reply #3 posted 10/20/06 1:54pm

sexxydancer

Would only buy if Prince were involved.
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Reply #4 posted 10/20/06 2:59pm

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txladykat said:

aint no way i can justify 55 for an itty bitty candle...i like candles, but nah, not for that price!

i buy mine wholesale cool


Yeah, I'm sad the candles are so expensive, especially since the Masala Chai scent sounds heavenly! If they offered it the form of the $15 incense, I would go for it.
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Reply #5 posted 10/20/06 3:00pm

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sexxydancer said:

Would only buy if Prince were involved.


Well, if Mani sells a lot of candles, she won't need as much money from Prince in the divorce. Right? wink
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Reply #6 posted 10/20/06 3:03pm

sexxydancer

UCantHavaDaMango said:

sexxydancer said:

Would only buy if Prince were involved.


Well, if Mani sells a lot of candles, she won't need as much money from Prince in the divorce. Right? wink

Well,that's 1 way of looking at it! lol
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Reply #7 posted 10/20/06 3:21pm

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WOW..they look wonderful and I love nice things but that is just a bit out of my range. I just can't justify that kind of money for a little candle.

Are there other candles that cost that much?
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Reply #8 posted 10/20/06 3:32pm

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They do not sell them 2 oversea's clients if they did I would purchase
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Reply #9 posted 10/20/06 3:35pm

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katt said:

They do not sell them 2 oversea's clients if they did I would purchase


Well, I'm going to check them out at my local Nordstrom this weekend. I'll let you know if they're worth buying.
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Reply #10 posted 10/20/06 3:44pm

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UCantHavaDaMango said:

katt said:

They do not sell them 2 oversea's clients if they did I would purchase


Well, I'm going to check them out at my local Nordstrom this weekend. I'll let you know if they're worth buying.

Thanku smile
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Reply #11 posted 10/20/06 3:59pm

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UCantHavaDaMango said:

katt said:

They do not sell them 2 oversea's clients if they did I would purchase


Well, I'm going to check them out at my local Nordstrom this weekend. I'll let you know if they're worth buying.


They are available online at this time but according to her myspace blog they're not available in the store until later this month. I might purchase when they're in the store (I love home fragrances) but like you said I want to smell them first.
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Reply #12 posted 10/20/06 4:31pm

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UCantHavaDaMango said:



Well, I'm going to check them out at my local Nordstrom this weekend. I'll let you know if they're worth buying.


They are available online at this time but according to her myspace blog they're not available in the store until later this month. I might purchase when they're in the store (I love home fragrances) but like you said I want to smell them first.


Hi luv2luvya,
Can you post the link to her myspace page?

TIA
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Reply #13 posted 10/20/06 4:32pm

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luv2luvya said:

UCantHavaDaMango said:



Well, I'm going to check them out at my local Nordstrom this weekend. I'll let you know if they're worth buying.


They are available online at this time but according to her myspace blog they're not available in the store until later this month. I might purchase when they're in the store (I love home fragrances) but like you said I want to smell them first.


Oh poo. Well, I guess I'll try them later in the month!
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Reply #14 posted 10/20/06 4:45pm

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PurpleCharm said:


Hi luv2luvya,
Can you post the link to her myspace page?

TIA


Hi there smile
Sure here you go: www.myspace.com/gamillah
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Reply #15 posted 10/20/06 5:07pm

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Yay! Mani added me as her "friend". I really like her page. I think I'll finally get to know more about this "mystery" lady.
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Reply #16 posted 10/20/06 6:58pm

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luv2luvya said:

PurpleCharm said:


Hi luv2luvya,
Can you post the link to her myspace page?

TIA


Hi there smile
Sure here you go: www.myspace.com/gamillah

Thanks wink
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Reply #17 posted 10/21/06 9:21am

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this has really nothing to do with the topic, but I have a my space account that I barely use and don't even know how to use well yet ... anyway, Prince 3121 requested to be added on as my friend!! Of course I said YES ... how on earth did that happen??
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Reply #18 posted 10/21/06 9:28am

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this has really nothing to do with the topic, but I have a my space account that I barely use and don't even know how to use well yet ... anyway, Prince 3121 requested to be added on as my friend!! Of course I said YES ... how on earth did that happen??


that's not the official Prince myspace page.

I believe Prince 3121 is a fan.
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Reply #19 posted 10/21/06 9:44am

txladykat

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it says the gamilla profile is private. why private if you are trying to promote something?
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Reply #20 posted 10/21/06 8:28pm

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wonder505 said:

aubergine said:

this has really nothing to do with the topic, but I have a my space account that I barely use and don't even know how to use well yet ... anyway, Prince 3121 requested to be added on as my friend!! Of course I said YES ... how on earth did that happen??


that's not the official Prince myspace page.

I believe Prince 3121 is a fan.


actually it's just plain ol' Prince that signed up as a friend -- not the other I mentioned with the 3121 attached ... so, it's actually the "official" one
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Reply #21 posted 10/23/06 4:51pm

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txladykat said:

it says the gamilla profile is private. why private if you are trying to promote something?


I'm not sure why she wouldn't want the public to hear about her charity work, so maybe she is trying to keep her other blogs and comments private. Comments have to be approved before they are posted also. I think ths is smart, because I'm sure someone would try to post something inappropriate about the divorce, or other personal matters. I can't believe some of the comments on Prince's page! Some are downright embarassing.
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Reply #22 posted 10/24/06 6:43am

silverandgold

aubergine said:

this has really nothing to do with the topic, but I have a my space account that I barely use and don't even know how to use well yet ... anyway, Prince 3121 requested to be added on as my friend!! Of course I said YES ... how on earth did that happen??


Prince 3121 is a fan's account, not the official Prince myspace.
lol
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Reply #23 posted 10/24/06 11:47pm

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txladykat said:

it says the gamilla profile is private. why private if you are trying to promote something?





because some are not really interested in what shes doing but just there to be a fly on the wall or a reporter not focusing on the products



im shocked she even allowed p fans especially since some smile on her page then come stab her on another site neutral
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Reply #24 posted 10/25/06 10:18am

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utopia7 said:

txladykat said:

it says the gamilla profile is private. why private if you are trying to promote something?





because some are not really interested in what shes doing but just there to be a fly on the wall or a reporter not focusing on the products



im shocked she even allowed p fans especially since some smile on her page then come stab her on another site neutral


I was wondering if she would even add me, becasue P is in my top friends. I guess it's her decision who she wants to see her page. I agree that she probaby doesn't want people to read her blogs, find out what she's up to, and use it to stir up trouble and speculation.
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Reply #25 posted 11/02/06 2:59pm

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nope. i admit that star is tempting and the only thing appropriately priced,imo.
$55 for an 11oz candle wacky
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Reply #26 posted 11/06/06 8:29pm

LadyQ

I'm not against Mani in any way, but I find this absolutely pathetic. I sell fragrance oils, essential oils and perfumes. There are certain attars, essential oils and perfumes that are expensive because they require a large quantity of the plant, flower, bark, etc. to make. But a fragrance oil is another story. Nothing justifies the price tag here.

I was in Saks Fifth Avenue not too long ago and they had a fragrance oil and bamboo stick set for around $50. It's ridiculous. Buying stuff like that from those stores are for people who have too much money and don't feel good about themselves unless they're walking out the front door with that store's name on the bag.

Mani would sell far more if she moderately priced it and sold it from boutiques. She would make way more profit and enough to do her charity work. But here she will only sell a few. They went the way of Chaka's Chocolates - into oblivion. No one is interested in spending that amount of money when they can get it for way less.

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Reply #27 posted 11/07/06 4:30am

Lilith

Mani would sell far more if she moderately priced it and sold it from boutiques. She would make way more profit and enough to do her charity work. But here she will only sell a few. They went the way of Chaka's Chocolates - into oblivion. No one is interested in spending that amount of money when they can get it for way less.



***** I agree with u.... Essential oils, incenses and candles r sold with a lower price...
Life is pretty expensive, especially 4 who has normal life with family and kids...
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Reply #28 posted 11/07/06 6:26am

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i agree on the pricing. but the fact that she chose nordstroms tells us the average consumer is obviously not her target market.
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Reply #29 posted 11/07/06 8:54am

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txladykat said:

i agree on the pricing. but the fact that she chose nordstroms tells us the average consumer is obviously not her target market.


Yeah, I actually went into a Nordstrom yesterday to see if they had Altru (Which they didn't mad ). Let me tell you, I haven't been in Norstrom for a LONG time, and I can't even remember the last time I bought something there. I wouldn't have gone yesterday if it weren't for the fact that I wanted to smell the Altru products.

Too bad she isn't selling it through Macy's home...
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