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    What are houses are the most poular with counterfieters? Am I correct to assume that counterfieters prefer to copy designer rather than niche houses because there is more volume for designer scents?



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    Hmm, so are fragrance fakes are just an urban legend? * *
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    no not at all, I remember hearing of Stuigi's finding a fake le Male at a store, and someone else, dr. creed if I remember correctly, got a blatantly phoney Boss Bottled off ebay. i just don't know what the most commonly ripped-off ones are... Creeds I'd imagine, as they have the ideal ratio of price-commanding and stock-moving for an opportunistic no-goodnik. Also, their signature flacons make it easy to paint one bottle of water one color and sell a GIT, while painting another bottle another color and cash a check for MI.

    I remember someone saying a great tactic to avoid fakes is to buy testers, as no fly-by-night scammer would go through the trouble to make bottles/stickers that say "tester" only to command a lower price. Sage wisdom, i'd say.

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    I practice safe-shopping. I only buy from reputable brick-&-mortar or online shops. No Ebay unless it's a rare fragrance and difficult to find elsewhere. I have never seen or received a fake.....as far as I know.

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    JC, good point about the Creed bottles, especially the EDTs, which all use one bottle, but with a sticker ("sticker!!&quot on the bottom to indicate which one it is.

    More elaborate bottles would make less likely targets right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfaOmega
    JC, good point about the Creed bottles, especially the EDTs, which all use one bottle, but with a sticker ("sticker!!&quot on the bottom to indicate which one it is. *

    More elaborate bottles would make less likely targets right? * *

    I always thought Le Male was a bizarre choice to counterfeit, what with the weird bottle and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greyhueofdoubt
    I always thought Le Male was a bizarre choice to counterfeit, what with the weird bottle and all.
    But, then again, Le Male is the #1 men's scent in Europe by far (sort of like Acqua di Gio and Unforgivable here in the States in terms of sales), so it's an easy target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310
    [quote author=greyhueofdoubt link=1145334488/0#5 date=1145483399]
    I always thought Le Male was a bizarre choice to counterfeit, what with the weird bottle and all.
    But, then again, Le Male is the #1 men's scent in Europe by far (sort of like Acqua di Gio and Unforgivable here in the States in terms of sales), so it's an easy target.[/quote]


    Wow, I didn't know that. I hadn't really given it a second thought until I heard about it on basenotes. I thought that Kouros was big in Europe- or is it simply a big seller for YSL?
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    greyhue- The Le Male bottle was an exact copy!
    As was discussed here recently, Chanel and Dior are very common fakes since many of their bottles are easy shapes to copy. Ebay is full of these bogus juices. The caps are much more difficult to copy and are a giveaway to the trained eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyhueofdoubt
    [quote author=OlfaOmega link=1145334488/0#4 date=1145482112]JC, good point about the Creed bottles, especially the EDTs, which all use one bottle, but with a sticker ("sticker!!&quot on the bottom to indicate which one it is. *

    More elaborate bottles would make less likely targets right? * *

    I always thought Le Male was a bizarre choice to counterfeit, what with the weird bottle and all.[/quote]
    Hey, is that Le Male bottle supposed to be a *torso*?? That IS wierd!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfaOmega
    [quote author=greyhueofdoubt link=1145334488/0#5 date=1145483399][quote author=OlfaOmega link=1145334488/0#4 date=1145482112]JC, good point about the Creed bottles, especially the EDTs, which all use one bottle, but with a sticker ("sticker!!&quot on the bottom to indicate which one it is. *

    More elaborate bottles would make less likely targets right? * *

    I always thought Le Male was a bizarre choice to counterfeit, what with the weird bottle and all.[/quote]
    Hey, is that Le Male bottle supposed to be a *torso*?? * *That IS wierd!! * *

    [/quote]

    I think it must have been inspired by the similarly shaped bottle of Schiaparelli's "Shocking" perfume, which was designed in the shape of a sartorial mannequin.

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    Well, I bought a fake bottle of Allure on Ebay. The bottle & cap were exact replicas but a sticker on the bottom had "Chanel Ink" (sic) printed on it so it was a dead give away. The scent was very close match fooling me for a few days but I noticed it had no sillage or strength. It was gone as soon as I sprayed it. I left really bad feedback and got all my money back including shipping and got to keep the bottle. I guess it worked out in the end. My girlfriend liked the fake juice so I gave it to her. Ended up buying the real stuff from Perfume.com.
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    Opium. Lots and lots of fake Opium around. Dunno about men's, but women's - all over the place.
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    Chanel, Dior, Creed, Lancome, you name it, people counterfeit it.

    Because I sell perfumes, I've occasionally been approached by "businesses" offering to sell me perfume at outrageously cheap prices. I won't go into all the whys and wherefores of it, but suffice it to say I worked out reasonably quickly that they were flogging fakes... They had the most popular fragrances from any/all fragrance houses, believe me.

    More information on fakes in general:

    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117...00-421,00.html
    http://www.a-cg.com/docs/GuestEssentialdangers.pdf
    http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/news/...t-fragrance-de
    http://seven.com.au/todaytonight/story/?id=25444
    http://217.145.4.56/ind/news.asp?newsitemid=19797
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...499253,00.html
    http://www.suntimes.co.za/2002/10/06/news/news65.asp
    http://www.hindu.com/2005/03/18/stor...1812480300.htm

    No, it's not just an urban legend. It's a very BIG problem.

    bonni

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    I have been stung with fake Chanel Egoiste Platinum and D&G Pour Homme thorough ebay. Thankfully, the seller took the stuff back and refunded me.

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    Now i'm worried. I just ordered a bottle of silver mountain water on ebay. How will I know if it's real?
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    How to spot a fake:

    http://www.perfume.com.au/cgi-bin/cc...outus#consumer

    That's on an Australian site, but it holds true for anywhere.

    I sell perfumes on eBay and I'd be VERY wary of buying fragrances there, but there certainly are 100% legitimate sellers on eBay (I'm one of them! LOL!). So don't panic until you get the juice, eh?

    bonni
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonni
    How to spot a fake:

    http://www.perfume.com.au/cgi-bin/cc...outus#consumer

    That's on an Australian site, but it holds true for anywhere.

    I sell perfumes on eBay and I'd be VERY wary of buying fragrances there, but there certainly are 100% legitimate sellers on eBay (I'm one of them! LOL!). So don't panic until you get the juice, eh?

    bonni

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