ED Magedson – Founder
Ultimate Fragrance - Ultimate Wholesale - Scentura Creations Scamming Company In The Perfume World!3801 McKelvey Bridgeton, Missouri United States of America
First and foremost, I would like to thank those who posted here for those of us who were dumb enough to fall for this ridiculous scam or wasted their time to inquire about this potential employment opportunity. Now, on to the good stuff. I, like many people in Missouri and around this great nation of ours am presently unemployed. Like a great number of people, I too lost a good job due to the economy. Little did I know that I would be fortunate enough to stumble upon an opportunity that seemed to be great, but at the same time just to good to be true. Like many others have stated, I too applied to this position that I came across on Craigslist (Entry Level Manager position). I mean, who in there right mind wouldnt want to manage others and be the one in charge. Not even an hour later I was contacted explaining that interviews would be held the next day and that they were really impressed with my resume. Naturally, being out of work and eager to get back in the swing of things I contacted April about this opportunity like she had suggested in her email. She let me know that it was imperative to come in today for an interview because tomorrow the position or positions may be filled. Not wanting to miss out on what seemed like a great opportunity I decided to go in. Dressed accordingly, I showed up early and somewhat excited. Pulling into this parking lot, I noticed that the building not only didnt mention Five Star International Fragrance (or whatever the hell they go by), but the suite number that April gave me was not even on the sign outside unlike every other business that was part of this large building. Getting into the parking lot, I noticed that there were several people who seemed to be dressed accordingly like myself and seemingly were just shuffling in and out of this place. That in itself alarmed me. I mean, how many of these awesome opportunities can this place have available? Being that I had already driven 45 minutes I went in. It was a good thing that April told me to follow the loud music because she liked to rock out while at work, (I mean who doesnt rock out in a professional office work environment?), because there were no signs whatsoever that would point this place out to anyone who was looking for it. As I went in I was shuffled into a room alone and waited for my interview. Then began the show. She began the interview by telling me no offer would be extended from this particular interview, which is fine. She mentioned that the salary would be between 35-45K my first year. Being a college graduate and already making that kind of money I wasnt blown away. April then began to tell me how that was chump change compared to what she made but I would make considerably more because she could just tell that I was a go-getter. Keep in mind that I can't even get a word in because she is busy giving me her schpiel, but I guess she just knows me. Once she was done she asked me if this was something that I think I might be interested in. Well not even knowing what the business was, I tried to ask a few questions as to what the company did, benefits were and where I would exactly be working at. She told me that they were a wholesale fragrance company and that I would be a manager of one of their offices. She explained that I would learn to run a business in 3 stages like so many others have mentioned and then went on to promise me keys to an office after a simple 6-8 week training period. Since she really didnt answer all of my questions and I was even more worried about exactly what was going on. Telling her that I would like to think about it and let her know, she said it was fine and that I should call her back at 4pm and see if they would like to invite me back for a 2nd interview. As I left, something about this place just didnt sit well with me but being out of work I thought that if invited back for a 2nd interview, I would seriously contemplate coming back to the next one. Well, naturally, I was chosen to come back for a second interview. I am supposed to show up on Wed dressed accordingly with a pen and paper to take notes. Apparently this interview will take around and hour and a half and will be more of a personalilty interview. Usually the first interview will tell an employer what kind of personalilty you have and if you are right for their organization, but I guess things just go differently there. Thinking about what seemed like a new job all evening, I decided to try and find something on this company one last time before I went back. I had tried to research this before but just had no luck finding anything because they seem to change names so frequently. Luckily I stumbled upon all these posts about this place and I can avoid having to peddle knock off perfume onto people that really dont want the s**t. From everything that I have read, this company is a complete nightmare. Not really sure why anyone with half a brain would want to be apart of any company like this. It seems that people who do take part in this seemingly have no morals and are blinded by greed. Speaking for myself, I am thankful for those who have put things out here for others so they too can make a reasonable, responsible decision. I have posted the job description for others to see. If you come across this, ignore it and dont fall for it. I dont know anyone that wants to sell this s**t door to door or parking lot to parking lot especially when you dont make much money, if any at all. Needless to say, I will not be showing up for my 2nd interview.
Job Description from Craigslist below along with Aprils response to my email.
Thanks for your interest. We will be conducting interviews tomorrow between and . and between and . We would like to meet with you. Please call in the morning between . and . to schedule an appointment. The interview will only take about 5 minutes. I would also ask that you bring a hard copy of your resume if you have one and please be on time to your appointment given the amount of applicants that have been responding. The interview would be at our Bridgeton location off of St. Charles Rock and 270.
I look forward to meeting you!
Five Star International
Good luck to those who are still looking for reliable, honest work.
P.S. This is just a sidenote to the serial poster Earley Gaynor. The fact that you are 22 years old and a black man has nothing to do with this post or any previous post like Noah entered. He and others were clearly just trying to make people aware of how this company operates and what is to be expected of those who chose to take part in whatever it is that you do and call a job or career. Now the fact that you seem to be an uneducated person with who cant spell, type, has poor grammar and internet access is very apparent. Maybe pedding knock off perfume is what your calling in life really is. Congrats, your legacy in life will be so! I find it ironic how you say that you work so hard doing this and mysterioulsy you have time to respond to all the so called blow out responses. I also find it hard to beleive that your income jumps from 35k to 82K to 300K in just mere months if a year. Reading your entries are painful to say the least and after doing so it is apparent that you once did and probably still have no life plan. Maybe with all of this money you are supposedly making you can buy some morals, ethics, a life plan, and proper grammar lessons to go along with your new massive 2 bedroom condo and Acura. Best of luck to you!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/07/2009 01:35 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ultimate-Fragrance-Ultimate-Wholesale-Scentura-Creations-Scamming-Company-In-The-Perfume-World/Bridgeton-Missouri-63044/Ultimate-Fragrance-Ultimate-Wholesale-Scentura-Creations-Scamming-Company-In-The-Perfu-505559. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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