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    post #1 of 26
    Thread Starter 

    I'm planning to buy 3 fragrances for myself from there for the first time.

     

    Pure Malt

    Lacoste Essential

    Boss Bottled

     

    I looked at different threads and I believe in them selling real fragrances but I'm a bit concerned about them scraping off serial numbers off of the bottles. Do they do that to all of their bottles or the "higher end" ones?

    post #2 of 26
    I personally haven't noticed it with purchases I have made from them. My guess is that you are fine getting those fragrances from them
    post #3 of 26

    Beauty Encounter is pretty good.

    post #4 of 26

    All my bottles bought from Beauty Encounter has their batch code scraped off (many of them if bought from other discounters the batch code would still there) that's why I stop buying from them.

     

    Pure Malt would have at least the code to join Mugler circle scraped off and maybe also the batch code (it happened to me when I bought A*Men Taste of Fragrance, B*Men & A*Men from them)

    post #5 of 26

    I've used Beauty Encounter a number of times and have had nothing but great experiences.  The box and bottle codes have matched, shipping has been fast, and of course the prices are a plus.  I've gotten Bond 9, Serge Lutens, and L'Artisan from them and never an issue.

     

    Just my 2cents...

    post #6 of 26
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jasonx View Post

    Pure Malt would have at least the code to join Mugler circle scraped off and maybe also the batch code (it happened to me when I bought A*Men Taste of Fragrance, B*Men & A*Men from them)

     

    Same here.

     

    I have only purchased from them a few times - usually not a problem, but I had purchased Mugler ToF from them about a year ago, and it had the Mugler Circle code cut out of the inside of the box.  That was the only problem I ever had with them... And shipping (at least it used to be) was extremely slow compared to others.

    post #7 of 26

    Regardless I doubt seriously if their bottles are faked, they are an authentic on-line retailer.

     

    As said before they scrape the serial numbers off so that it can't be traced as to the origin of where they got the fragrance from. In actuality the wholesaler who sends it to beauty encounter is more than likely the ones that scrape the serial numbers off not beauty encounter. 

     

    Just think TM makes the fragrance, they don't give it directly to BE, however some other company has a inside source with TM who can probably get them a bulk of bottles on the low-low (cheap) so that's probably where the numbers get scraped off and when BE receives it, its already done. 

     

    The bottles probably go through 4 sets of hands before they get to you. Fragrance House, Fragrance House insider, Wholesaler (probably has a connect in many Houses, hence Creed serial numbers scraped off), BE, and You.

     

    All a conspiracy!!!!! Lol

    post #8 of 26

    IMO, Beauty Encounter is THE best and most trusted discount online vendor.  i don't bother with anyone else unless i have to.

    post #9 of 26
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post

    Regardless I doubt seriously if their bottles are faked, they are an authentic on-line retailer.

     

    As said before they scrape the serial numbers off so that it can't be traced as to the origin of where they got the fragrance from. In actuality the wholesaler who sends it to beauty encounter is more than likely the ones that scrape the serial numbers off not beauty encounter. 

     

    Just think TM makes the fragrance, they don't give it directly to BE, however some other company has a inside source with TM who can probably get them a bulk of bottles on the low-low (cheap) so that's probably where the numbers get scraped off and when BE receives it, its already done. 

     

    The bottles probably go through 4 sets of hands before they get to you. Fragrance House, Fragrance House insider, Wholesaler (probably has a connect in many Houses, hence Creed serial numbers scraped off), BE, and You.

     

    All a conspiracy!!!!! Lol


    Actually the Mugler bottles from other discounters (namely Fragrancenet) still have the batch code and Mugler Circle code

    post #10 of 26
    Never had a problem with serial numbers or anything like that from Beauty Encounter, but I've never bought a Creed from them. I can't remember if I bought Pure Malt from BE or Fragrancenet, but it still had thecode to join the fan club and the serial number. I did check and the age of the bottles, as one of the bottles the sent me smelled like it has soured, and several of the bottles were from 2009. I did have a similar experience with a rancid Creed from Fragrancenet. They were good about getting refunds.
    post #11 of 26

    I used to use BE, but received a 4 ounce MI with a defaced serial number.  When I returned it, they charged a hefty restocking fee.  I complained that I returned it only because they defaced the bottle, and they didn't care. 

     

    With so many discounters, why bother with one that has this kind of customer service?  I want to know my batch numbers. 

     

    I order from fragrancex.com now.  Never had a problem.  Have also used fragrancenet and scentiments, and they were fine, too.   

     

    I have never, to the best of my knowledge, received a Creed that was more than a year or two old -- for example, if I ordered now, I'd expect my batch number to indicate a 2011 or 2012 production date. For that matter, my experience ordering colognes from these discounters (not just Creed, but any cologne) has been uniformly positive. And the money I've saved is enormous. 

    post #12 of 26
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jasonx View Post


    Actually the Mugler bottles from other discounters (namely Fragrancenet) still have the batch code and Mugler Circle code

     

    +1. That has been my experience as well with fragrancenet.com. 2 Mugler products both with batch codes and Mugler circle codes.

    post #13 of 26
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post

    ...I have never, to the best of my knowledge, received a Creed that was more than a year or two old -- for example, if I ordered now, I'd expect my batch number to indicate a 2011 or 2012 production date. For that matter, my experience ordering colognes from these discounters (not just Creed, but any cologne) has been uniformly positive. And the money I've saved is enormous. 

     

    I appreciate you confined your initial comment regarding age to Creed products but as an aside, a month ago I received a bottle of silver-collared DHI from fnet.com with batch code OT02 (on the box and bottle). According to checkcosmetic.net, date of manufacture was June 2010. In this particular case, I consider this to be a total bonus. 2 sprays on my chest under my shirt is good for 12 hours plus of olfactory ecstasy.

     

    Regarding the latter part of your comments, yeah -- me too. Great experience with fnet.com. Apart from the box for my A*Men gift set looking like it had been dropped off the back of a truck and dragged 10 miles, and consistently late delivery dates, it's been 100% positive purchase experiences for me. And yeah -- I have saved a veritable shitload of money in the process.

    post #14 of 26

    While that is true each on-line probably has a different contact for acquiring the bottles.

     

    BE, Fragrancenet, Fragrancex may all have different ways that they are getting the bottles. 

    post #15 of 26
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mtnbkr123 View Post

     

    I appreciate you confined your initial comment regarding age to Creed products but as an aside, a month ago I received a bottle of silver-collared DHI from fnet.com with batch code OT02 (on the box and bottle). According to checkcosmetic.net, date of manufacture was June 2010. In this particular case, I consider this to be a total bonus. 2 sprays on my chest under my shirt is good for 12 hours plus of olfactory ecstasy.

     

    Regarding the latter part of your comments, yeah -- me too. Great experience with fnet.com. Apart from the box for my A*Men gift set looking like it had been dropped off the back of a truck and dragged 10 miles, and consistently late delivery dates, it's been 100% positive purchase experiences for me. And yeah -- I have saved a veritable shitload of money in the process.


    Yeah, I don't really check the production dates for any other house but Creed, so I didn't want to blanketly say that I've never gotten an over-two-year-old bottle from any other house. I try to be a stickler for accuracy on this forum. 

     

    I will say that in five years or so of discounter orders, aside from the defaced Creed serial numbers, I've never had even a single problem with a fragrance order.  

    post #16 of 26

    I recently purchased a 2.5 oz bottle of Bois du Portugal that appears to be fine. All codes and numbers are present.

    post #17 of 26

    6/6/13 at 6:47pm

    ictfraghead said:



    I'm planning to buy 3 fragrances for myself from there for the first time.

     

    Pure Malt

    Lacoste Essential

    Boss Bottled

     

    I looked at different threads and I believe in them selling real fragrances but I'm a bit concerned about them scraping off serial numbers off of the bottles. Do they do that to all of their bottles or the "higher end" ones?

    6/6/13 at 6:49pm

    hednic said:



    I personally haven't noticed it with purchases I have made from them. My guess is that you are fine getting those fragrances from them

    6/7/13 at 12:39am

    bokaba said:



    Beauty Encounter is pretty good.

    6/7/13 at 4:13am

    jasonx said:



    All my bottles bought from Beauty Encounter has their batch code scraped off (many of them if bought from other discounters the batch code would still there) that's why I stop buying from them.

     

    Pure Malt would have at least the code to join Mugler circle scraped off and maybe also the batch code (it happened to me when I bought A*Men Taste of Fragrance, B*Men & A*Men from them)

    6/7/13 at 4:55am

    BoChosen said:



    I've used Beauty Encounter a number of times and have had nothing but great experiences.  The box and bottle codes have matched, shipping has been fast, and of course the prices are a plus.  I've gotten Bond 9, Serge Lutens, and L'Artisan from them and never an issue.

     

    Just my 2cents...

    6/7/13 at 5:47am

    dougczar said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jasonx View Post

    Pure Malt would have at least the code to join Mugler circle scraped off and maybe also the batch code (it happened to me when I bought A*Men Taste of Fragrance, B*Men & A*Men from them)

     

    Same here.

     

    I have only purchased from them a few times - usually not a problem, but I had purchased Mugler ToF from them about a year ago, and it had the Mugler Circle code cut out of the inside of the box.  That was the only problem I ever had with them... And shipping (at least it used to be) was extremely slow compared to others.

    6/7/13 at 6:04am

    frostyicy said:



    Regardless I doubt seriously if their bottles are faked, they are an authentic on-line retailer.

     

    As said before they scrape the serial numbers off so that it can't be traced as to the origin of where they got the fragrance from. In actuality the wholesaler who sends it to beauty encounter is more than likely the ones that scrape the serial numbers off not beauty encounter. 

     

    Just think TM makes the fragrance, they don't give it directly to BE, however some other company has a inside source with TM who can probably get them a bulk of bottles on the low-low (cheap) so that's probably where the numbers get scraped off and when BE receives it, its already done. 

     

    The bottles probably go through 4 sets of hands before they get to you. Fragrance House, Fragrance House insider, Wholesaler (probably has a connect in many Houses, hence Creed serial numbers scraped off), BE, and You.

     

    All a conspiracy!!!!! Lol

    6/7/13 at 6:11am

    Casablancas said:



    IMO, Beauty Encounter is THE best and most trusted discount online vendor.  i don't bother with anyone else unless i have to.

    6/7/13 at 6:49am

    jasonx said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post

    Regardless I doubt seriously if their bottles are faked, they are an authentic on-line retailer.

     

    As said before they scrape the serial numbers off so that it can't be traced as to the origin of where they got the fragrance from. In actuality the wholesaler who sends it to beauty encounter is more than likely the ones that scrape the serial numbers off not beauty encounter. 

     

    Just think TM makes the fragrance, they don't give it directly to BE, however some other company has a inside source with TM who can probably get them a bulk of bottles on the low-low (cheap) so that's probably where the numbers get scraped off and when BE receives it, its already done. 

     

    The bottles probably go through 4 sets of hands before they get to you. Fragrance House, Fragrance House insider, Wholesaler (probably has a connect in many Houses, hence Creed serial numbers scraped off), BE, and You.

     

    All a conspiracy!!!!! Lol


    Actually the Mugler bottles from other discounters (namely Fragrancenet) still have the batch code and Mugler Circle code

    6/7/13 at 7:22am

    BRM85282 said:



    Never had a problem with serial numbers or anything like that from Beauty Encounter, but I've never bought a Creed from them. I can't remember if I bought Pure Malt from BE or Fragrancenet, but it still had thecode to join the fan club and the serial number. I did check and the age of the bottles, as one of the bottles the sent me smelled like it has soured, and several of the bottles were from 2009. I did have a similar experience with a rancid Creed from Fragrancenet. They were good about getting refunds.

    6/7/13 at 8:04am

    barclaydetolly said:



    I used to use BE, but received a 4 ounce MI with a defaced serial number.  When I returned it, they charged a hefty restocking fee.  I complained that I returned it only because they defaced the bottle, and they didn't care. 

     

    With so many discounters, why bother with one that has this kind of customer service?  I want to know my batch numbers. 

     

    I order from fragrancex.com now.  Never had a problem.  Have also used fragrancenet and scentiments, and they were fine, too.   

     

    I have never, to the best of my knowledge, received a Creed that was more than a year or two old -- for example, if I ordered now, I'd expect my batch number to indicate a 2011 or 2012 production date. For that matter, my experience ordering colognes from these discounters (not just Creed, but any cologne) has been uniformly positive. And the money I've saved is enormous. 

    6/7/13 at 8:38am

    Mtnbkr123 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jasonx View Post


    Actually the Mugler bottles from other discounters (namely Fragrancenet) still have the batch code and Mugler Circle code

     

    +1. That has been my experience as well with fragrancenet.com. 2 Mugler products both with batch codes and Mugler circle codes.

    6/7/13 at 8:50am

    Mtnbkr123 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post

    ...I have never, to the best of my knowledge, received a Creed that was more than a year or two old -- for example, if I ordered now, I'd expect my batch number to indicate a 2011 or 2012 production date. For that matter, my experience ordering colognes from these discounters (not just Creed, but any cologne) has been uniformly positive. And the money I've saved is enormous. 

     

    I appreciate you confined your initial comment regarding age to Creed products but as an aside, a month ago I received a bottle of silver-collared DHI from fnet.com with batch code OT02 (on the box and bottle). According to checkcosmetic.net, date of manufacture was June 2010. In this particular case, I consider this to be a total bonus. 2 sprays on my chest under my shirt is good for 12 hours plus of olfactory ecstasy.

     

    Regarding the latter part of your comments, yeah -- me too. Great experience with fnet.com. Apart from the box for my A*Men gift set looking like it had been dropped off the back of a truck and dragged 10 miles, and consistently late delivery dates, it's been 100% positive purchase experiences for me. And yeah -- I have saved a veritable shitload of money in the process.

    6/7/13 at 8:55am

    frostyicy said:



    While that is true each on-line probably has a different contact for acquiring the bottles.

     

    BE, Fragrancenet, Fragrancex may all have different ways that they are getting the bottles. 

    6/7/13 at 9:18am

    barclaydetolly said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mtnbkr123 View Post

     

    I appreciate you confined your initial comment regarding age to Creed products but as an aside, a month ago I received a bottle of silver-collared DHI from fnet.com with batch code OT02 (on the box and bottle). According to checkcosmetic.net, date of manufacture was June 2010. In this particular case, I consider this to be a total bonus. 2 sprays on my chest under my shirt is good for 12 hours plus of olfactory ecstasy.

     

    Regarding the latter part of your comments, yeah -- me too. Great experience with fnet.com. Apart from the box for my A*Men gift set looking like it had been dropped off the back of a truck and dragged 10 miles, and consistently late delivery dates, it's been 100% positive purchase experiences for me. And yeah -- I have saved a veritable shitload of money in the process.


    Yeah, I don't really check the production dates for any other house but Creed, so I didn't want to blanketly say that I've never gotten an over-two-year-old bottle from any other house. I try to be a stickler for accuracy on this forum. 

     

    I will say that in five years or so of discounter orders, aside from the defaced Creed serial numbers, I've never had even a single problem with a fragrance order.  

    6/8/13 at 2:53pm

    bokaba said:



    I recently purchased a 2.5 oz bottle of Bois du Portugal that appears to be fine. All codes and numbers are present.