Just two weeks after Kim Kardashian sold-out her three newly launched fragrances in under 10 hours, there is a whiff of bad news for the Australians and New Zealand fans who managed to secure a bottle.
With 300,000 units of the Crystal Gardenia, Crystal Gardenia Ous and Crystal Gardenia Citrus trio being sold, now it seems that not a single bottle will make it to Australia due to the "flammable/hazardous material" present in the ingredients. About 30,000 bottles were ordered by Australian and New Zealand customers.
Due to the high alcohol content in the fragrance, international couriers including FedEx have refused to deliver the packages. After it was reported that the products would be banned from our shores, Kardashian's team on the KKW fragrance site assured fans that they would receive their money back after the mix-up.
"[It's] something we were unaware of before we launched, and as a result of the shipping situation, which is beyond our control, we will be issuing refunds for the items purchased," a note in the website's help section reads.
So I’ve had the most amazing response to my fragrance and it’s selling out fast! I’m working with my factory to make sure that we can get more for you guys in time for the holidays! I am so so grateful to everyone who bought theirs and I’m seeing all your tweets saying you’ve received them already and are loving them!! Thank you guys!!! We still have limited quantities left, and I’ll keep you guys posted on the restock
According to TMZ, the team behind the fragrance, which grossed $US13 million in one day, is now contacting customers individually to offer a refund.
The 37-year-old previously told Entertainment Tonight that the product was inspired by her experiences Being robbed in Paris at gunpoint last year, with many friends introducing her to "healing crystals".
"I wasn't really into them. I didn't know much about them," she told the publication. "I love the shape, I loved holding it and I felt like, 'OK, this is it. I want something that I feel like calms me, is healing. And I wanted the bottle, especially the smaller one."
Information source: hindustantimes
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