Anyone have any experience with Persolfan? He's based in Singapore.
I received a bottle of Creed Green Valley from him, no way was it genuine. I sent it back and, guess what, no refund. Serves me right, I suppose!
I just wondered if anyone alse has any experience buying from him?
I have had multiple good experiences with: meidy; beautyexchange; fragrancenet; perfumedepot; sistersaraproductions; perfumefactory; myperfumesusa;
I'm thinking about scooping up a 4.0 SMW from "allshewants" off of ebay. So far everyone says she/he is legit except for one GIT case....
but GIT is crazy faked
Has anyone purchased from internationalperfume or parfumetics?
a) How old the stock it
b) how well it is stored
c) where did they get it from ? ( they seem okay to me, compared to other eBay sellers. So this last one is not that big of a worry)
I'm really getting paranoid about receiving spoiled fragrance. I am wondering if spending the extra $22 will be better for me.
Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Aramis New West, Alain Delon Iquitos, Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Oxford & Cambridge, Azzaro pour Homme (vintage),...etc.
Seeking decant/sample of PdE Ambre Russe, Jil Sander Feeling Man, Comme des Garcons 2 Man, Giorgio VIP, ....etc. I have samples to swap.
Please PM me !
I resently had good experience with perfumes2u4u. The juice is real.
I DON'T REMEMBER HOW THEY SPELL THEIR EBAY NAME, BUT THAT'S THE LINK
They are one of only 3 sellers I know that use a ebay-endorsed supplier, and are licensed to sell what they sell. This doesn't really seem like a big deal to some, but I've been collecting for about 21 years now, and trust me, when you buy something real cheap from someone that got it from "the back of a truck" or thru middle-men, you get something that ( in the slim chance it is real) is not stored properly and has gone bad, has been in so many storage places and trunks of cars, that it is not in good shape, I've bought stuff and the box is completely destroyed, and the seller acts like i'm speaking an alien language when i explain that i have a museum of sorts in my home of high-end and hard to find perfumes, i display the boxes as well, sometimes the boxes are very elaborate designs...
They have over 18,000 items (Not in their ebay store, but the ebay store has a link to the "warehouse", and you email them, Instant message them or ebay message them, and they'll make a listing while your talking to them. I've actually bought alot of things from them direct so I could save some money with the ebay fees and paypal and whatnot, they charge a little more.
They have an ebay guide called fake perfume on ebay, and it is a good read, I'm actually going to write diane, the owner i guess, and give her some more tips, as a collector for about 21 years, I know all the tricks, every bottle I've bought from them has been perfect in every way.
With so many items in inventory, you would think they'd have a website, diane, the lady i spoke with, said she's about my age (50's) and if she knew how to do it, she would..... I wish she did too...
Their prices aren't as cheap as other ebay sellers, which isn't really a con for me, but i know it will be for some, but what you have to understand is if there is a bottle of creed for 25 bucks, it HAS to be fake, the big stores don't make a killing on each bottle, it's volume that makes them money, I was live-chatting with a guy named charles (i think) on their store, and he was saying how annoying it is to see the new ed hardy perfume selling for so cheap, when he knows the price ed hardy charges their licensed sellers, it is impossible for them to sell at that price, so the fakes are getting better, or the people just can't tell the difference....
MY ADVICE : STAY AWAY FROM FOREIGN (LIKE CHINA) EBAY STORES, BUY FROM LICENSED SELLERS !
I dont know if this has been done before, or if its "unethical", but is there a list of trusted wholesalers at Ebay or some other place ? I mean, there is like 100 bucks to save over Ebay with the countless sellers of fx. Creed fragrances.
If this sounds like a great idea then post if you have any great experiences or know someone personally. I guideline could be to list a few brands that the person is selling, and what you bought. Delivery time etc.
Of course, common sense still applies, so just because someone says that a seller with 1 feedback is a trustworthy guy, always be sceptical.
I would not buy Creeds over Ebay. First of all, my impression is that most frauds are done with Creeds - search the forums here and you'll probably find a lot of threads about fake Creeds. Second, the Creed fragrances in particular seem to be very sensitive to age and storing conditions, so you really want to make sure you get a Creed from a new batch, which is more likely if you buy from a store with high turnover, because an old Creed may simply smell different/bad.
Personally, I'd only get Creeds either from the department store or from Creed's website. I'm sorry I can't help you with any particular ebayer that you can trust.
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Has anybody bought from/ knows German Ebay seller Velvetkitty-XXL? Selling exclusively vintage Chanels, Lanvins, very rare and valuable things, pretty cheap. Wondering if they are legit.
onthefritz, if it helps , I did buy once from perfumefactory, it was for a friend and it was genuine, no problems there.
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It does help. Thanks Leukothea!
The title says it all. I'm planning to buy some perfume from vintageperfume2010 so maybe you guys know is it legit?
Original Fragrance on eBay is a SCAM
Be careful purchasing any fragrances or colognes from Original Fragrance on eBay.
They sell fake / counterfeit perfumes and colognes. I purchased from them recently and it was obvious from the packaging and the smell that the perfume was a fake. They do not respond to emails when contacted about it.
Be careful and avoid.
They also sell under the website http://www.maxperfumez.com
The criminals making these fakes and the distributors need to be prosecuted.
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I'm happy to have found this thread, I've been dying inside since Revlon discontinued their Ultima II line not for the cosmetics but for the Ultima II Sheer Scent, I and those who loved it were loyal and at $40 a bottle it was a steal. There is nothing like it, some say Fahrenheit for men is similar and I do detect a slight hint of some of the same top notes but it doesn't come close enough for me. Now I'm sick, it is selling on Ebay for $275, I just missed an auction that went for $63 but I'm just not that lucky. Anyway the lotion has been on Ebay listed by tymetomakeup. I asked him if his bottle was fresh and not runny and he never responded but instead canceled my bid and blocked me from bidding. I wont be using him again not just because he blocked me I assure you.
Today I received an order from scentedmonkey, I ordered Coriandre, Paradox Green for Women and fcuk from French Connection. The Paradox didn't come instead there was a bottle of Blue Sugar for Men, I sent a message and was told they would send a return shipping label to me, unfortunately there was no apology just the excuse "we ship 1000's of bottle every day", I asked when I could expect to receive the one I ordered and I haven't heard back yet. I'm a stickler for good customer service and when there is none I don't return. The French Connection was a small sample vial and I don't have any complaints about it but I'm concerned about the Coriandre. I've never worn it before, it was suggested to me based on my fondness for the UII mentioned above. I'm worried this might be a knock off, not that the smell is bad because I like it, it reminds me of Aromatics Elixir but it doesn't last very long and all the pics of bottles and boxes I've been able to find have some slight variations from this one and it wasn't wrapped. If anyone knows what to look for I'd appreciate the help. As for ScentedMonkey I'll post updates to how the transaction ends.
**Just about to post this and the UPS man turns up with my order from fragrancenet which as expected despite being ordered via their Ebay store is exactly as it should be.
Coriandre is an old favorite of mine that was reformulated (badly, I think) a few years back. It is not an expensive fragrance so I doubt it has been counterfeited, but the older version is better by far. If you can find one of the cylindrical 1.1 oz spray bottles, you will likely have one of the older formulation bottles.
It is indeed a long lasting fragrance.
I just looked at the Coriandre photo on Scentedmonkey-- that is definitely the new formulation.
I've ordered from them twice without any problem. Seller was very communicative and sent pictures of the item showing the batch code when requested.
Keep in mind that eBay takes fraud very seriously. Also if you paid by PayPal you have quite a bit of leverage. If you do not get satisfaction from the seller, that's not the end of things. You go next to eBay Central for Buyers and also to PayPal.
"Classics aren't classics because they seem old but because they seem always new". Tania Sanchez
Anybody buy from Perfume-cali?
I've bought from Perfume-cali a couple of times. Maybe not the cheapest seller but authentic items (discontinued fragrances) and good customer service.
This dood doesn't know what these things are worth
It's that, or "you get what you pay for".
He says he got them from a liquidation of a retail store. Strange thing is he's charging proper prices for the designer colognes like MJ bang, but for some reason he seriously mispriced the creeds. unless it's all fake of course, but seems legit. For example, notice that his prior sales history doesn't include fragrance.
I really do have to wonder if these are legit?