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The promise of a management job and "your own office" is what keeps you thinking you can handle the lies they tell you. What you will really be doing is going to parking lots to sell knock-off perfumes. They will teach you to lie to get a sale. Then if you sell enough bottles of junk perfume, they promise to give you your own office. You will only get $2.00 for every $20.00 bottle of perfume that you sell. They will pay you cash. Do they tell you when you walk in the door that you will be selling perfume in parking lots for the next 6... 8... 10 weeks? Can you go 2 or 3 months without a paycheck? That's right, there are no paychecks at this place. Let's say you had a really good day and sold 15 bottles of perfume...that's a whopping $30.00. You will get that $2.00 a bottle in cash. By the way, you are an independent contractor, meaning you are responsible for paying your own taxes. If you do ever get that office, do you really want to have to do what they are doing to keep it? Which is recruiting enough people every week to keep the scam going. Lying to everyone that walks through the door thinking they might be getting an opportunity to become a "manager" in a few weeks? Continuing the lies day after day just to bring in enough new recruits to sell enough bottles of perfume to keep the doors open. Ask them who is going to pay the lease on the office they are going to give you? And the electricity bills and phone bills, etc. to keep the office running. This SCAM will break you. Most of the recruits make barely enough every day to pay for their lunch. They will tell you not to listen to your family and friends that tell you it's a scam. RUN FROM THIS COMPANY!!!

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    OscarO Mar 18, 2014

    I can't believe how people rush to the defense of this pseudo-pyramid scheme. They are either willfully blind or have no moral
    compass.

    Designers International, xxx Management, Blah-Blah Wholesale, whatever incarnation it is at any given moment, are all connected to
    either Scentura or World Perfume. Their recruiting practices are misleading, dishonest and unethical. People considering this "opportunity" - please read the negative comments here and on other complaint sites. I cannot vouch for individual experiences and unique horror stories, but be assured that the "business model" is always the same.

    The defenders of this scheme always try to emphasize that this is a "business opportunity". I have yet to see a single one of their ubiquitous "Management Trainee" classified ads state this in print.

    The defenders of this scheme always state that "it's not for everyone". Yeah, anyone who wants to sleep at night and pay their bills honestly.

    The whole system is based on lies. The recruits are lied to and misled before they even walk in the door. They are then trained
    to lie to prospective customers. If they lie long enough and well enough, they get to open their own office, become a Chief Liar and perpetuate the scam.

    The defenders of the system insist that it's not a pyramid scheme. Bull. Sure, the recruits don't directly shell out money up front, but what about the fuel spent driving around during "training" for 6-8+ weeks? What about the initial "practice" sales to friends, family, etc?

    The fact is that this system requires a constant influx of new recruits to replace the bright ones who leave almost immediately. In fact, if it weren't for the "new blood" continually coming into the office, it would close. This is the definition of a pyramid scheme and
    was found to be such: "In 2001, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the contract between Scentura and Long (office owner) was a "pyramid sales scheme", violated the law and was unenforceable under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices
    Act."

    The year is 2014. I put up with 2 days of this ### back in 1990. It’s still going on. Rob & Ricki Zuckert were the owners of
    the Illinois office I blundered into. They move around the country quite a bit, it seems - currently in Texas. If you had a successful business, with a quality product and an effective sales force why would it be necessary to move several hundred miles from your previous location every 2-3 years?

    Job-seekers, do yourselves a favor and run from this “opportunity”.

    Defenders of the Scam, please don’t attack someone who is trying to save others from grief and disappointment. Besides, if I can
    identify you and you’re anywhere within 100 miles of my location I’ll drag you out of your respective parents' basements and kick your ###.

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    AndyRod2906 Jun 26, 2012

    When I read something like this, something written with exaggerations, and at times is just blatantly false - I immediately question it's credibility.

    It's unfortunate that forums like this allow someone to post erroneous complaints about a business they know very little about.

    Here's the bottom line: it's about learning a new business in 90 days, one with a proven formula, all the support you could ever need, and an unlimited supply of merchandise provided to you UP-FRONT.

    It's not a job, it's a chance to become a business owner.

    People from all walks of life have come into this business, stayed with it, opened their own deal, and made a better living than their education or experience would get them elsewhere - and in the process, are giving others the same opportunity.

    That's what this business is about. Plain and simple.

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