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  1. #61

    Default Re: Is this SMW for real?

    Looks real to me

  2. #62

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    This is a genuine Creed product. I've seen many knock-offs of the Creeds.

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    Default Re: Is this SMW for real?

    Another vote for 'real'. I don't see anything fishy about it.

  4. #64

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    Quote Originally Posted by apekrul
    Another vote for 'real'. I don't see anything fishy about it.
    I'm glad everyone thinks it's real and thanks for your input, but what about that ring around the emblem on the cap. It's in the 4th photo - it's all faded there. Does anyone else have that on their bottle cap?


  5. #65

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    what is the ring made of?
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  6. #66

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder
    what is the ring made of?
    It's a fading of the metallic paint on the cap.

  7. #67

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    Here is a question for you....
    I have a 4oz bottle of MI and when the sprayer leaked when I sprayed upside down....the gold paint seems to have been eaten away...is this a fake?
    I bought it from Parfumsraffy so I would think not....everything about the bottle is thae same as others I have....it smells like it should.."I think"

  8. #68

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    Yep, looks good to me.

  9. #69

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    As I was checking my own box and bottle of a recently purchased 'Himalya', I noticed something that indicates to me that it is genuine.

    I found two small 1/8" x 1" foil strips which, when peeled off, reveal the small, metal, 'anti-theft' strips. One was on the bottom of the box. The other on the back, bottom ridge of the bottle itself. Centered in the concave area.

    I figure, no one is going to bother with this (especially two of them) to protect a fake.

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  10. #70

    Default Fake Creed GIT and SMW on Ebay warning

    I recently saw a too good to be true offer on Ebay for a few bottles of GIT and SMW, being that Creed can dig a hole in your pockets price wise I couldn’t let this slip by me. I bought three bottles from three different sellers thinking that sense I Had such good luck with purchasing items from Clair (Creed direct) that maybe I could get lucky again. I guess the saying “if it’s too good to be true then it usually is” is a very true saying. Both of the bottles of GIT were fakes and the SMW was a fake. I received the GIT first in the mail and I had never smelled it before so I was blinded by excitement. I sprayed the juice on me and it smelled great and I was amazed at what I had been missing out on. The next day the SMW came in and the new bottle was just a replacement for my bottle that was running out. I sprayed the SMW on me and I asked myself what the hell is this and I knew it was a knock off. I then decided to compare the bottles and you can’t really tell any differences until you look at the metal neck of the bottle. The knockoffs metal neck it much smaller than the authentic, I compared it to Erolfa, SMW, and Himalaya and they were all bigger. I then looked at the sprayer and noticed that was also constructed differently. The knockoff didn’t spray as good as a mist as the authentic bottles. I just wanted to inform you guys to watch out on Ebay because there is a big serge of fake Creed being sold and you can tell by the drop in prices. I must say that the fake GIT does smell good ha ha ha I wonder how good the real thing must smell. I gotta get me a bottle

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    Default Re: Fake Creed GIT and SMW on Ebay warning

    Thanks for taking the time to provide all the info. I also got a fake bottle on EBay and have to admit it smells great. You might want to search threads as there is a ton of info on fake creeds here. Welcome to BN and thanks.

  12. #72

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    Hi everyone!
    I just bought a Creed Millesime Imperial tester from perfume.com. It smells legit, but reading all those fake creed threads on here has made me paranoid so I want to make sure with you all.

    Here is a picture of it (sorry about the quality, only have scanner for now)


    In case you cant read the bottle, the front of the bottle reads:
    "DE PERE EN FILS DEPUIS 1760
    38,AV. PIERRE 1ER DE SERBIE PARIS"

    Thanks!

  13. #73

    Question Re: Is this SMW for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR View Post
    No, not at all, it doesn't even seem like paint, it seems like the bottle is made from white ceramic.
    I recently purchased a NIB 4 oz. SMW on eBay, and my bottle is definitely white painted glass, not white ceramic (there's a very small chip of paint missing from the bottom of the bottle when I first opened it). The spray mechanism is similar to the one in the above photos (bolted on, not screwed on). But unlike my genuine GIT, MI, OV, and Himalaya bottles, the sprayer only sprays quick bursts instead of long, fine mists. The box that this came in is all white with only the silver decal that says "Silver Mountain Water..." adhered to the front. I've seen boxes of SMW that have this style, and I've seen some that have the "crown" symbol and the raised border/frame around the SMW decal painted silver, not white. Also, this bottle fits SO SNUG in the box, I have a VERY difficult time pulling the bottle out!

    The main thing that struck me about this particular bottle of SMW is that is smells more "alcohol-y" and far less "creamy" than my previous sample of (legit) SMW (I still have some legit juice left to do a side-by-side comparison). Could my 4 ouncer be a fake, or maybe just gone bad?
    Dave here.

  14. #74
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    Default Re: Is this SMW for real?

    Caesar, I can't tell from the pics...with the bottle standing straight up is the sprayer also straight up, or does it "tilt" a little? I have seen fake bottles with sprayers that look like they were put on crooked but I've never seen a genuine SMW with a crooked sprayer.

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  15. #75

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    It's straight - from what everyone said here (this is an old thread) I'm pretty sure mine is real. But dav-here, who just posted is the one who needs assistance right now, so everyone pay attention to him!
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  16. #76

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR View Post
    It's straight - from what everyone said here (this is an old thread) I'm pretty sure mine is real. But dav-here, who just posted is the one who needs assistance right now, so everyone pay attention to him!
    Thanks, Caesar.

    Upon closer inspection of both the bottle and the box, I have determined that my new 4 oz. SMW is definitely a fake. The giveaways? Not only does the crown logo on the top of the cap look different than the ones on my other 5 genuine Creeds, but the same misspellings that were mentioned for spotting fake Green Irish (Frich) Tweed boxes are also on the back of this particular box!

    I've already emailed the seller asking for a refund (his auction description said "100% Guarantee", and he has a 99.5% positive feedback rating). I'm awaiting for his reply.

    Buyers beware, indeed!
    Dave here.

  17. #77

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    Quote Originally Posted by dav-here View Post
    . . . The box that this came in is all white with only the silver decal that says "Silver Mountain Water..." adhered to the front... Could my 4 ouncer be a fake, or maybe just gone bad?
    I've never observed an authentic Creed box with a decal label.

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  18. #78

    Default Re: Is this SMW for real?

    Do you have a picture of the box?

  19. #79

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    Do you have a picture of the box?
    Unfortunately, I don't have one at the moment. But if you go to ebay.com and search for Silver Mountain Water in the Health & Beauty category, you will see many SMWs for sale. Some have a white box with the crown logo and border around the fragrance name in silver (check the ones being sold by eBayer "double_value"), and some boxes that are all white with the silver decal (check the ones being sold by "fragrancealley", where I've bought authentic Creeds from before, but not SMW). The "mostly white box" with the misspellings on the back is the box mine came in.

    BTW, the eBayer that sold me that 4 oz. SMW in question here, has sent me a full refund (thank goodness!!).
    Dave here.

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    double_value is a total rip-off artist. He tried to sell me a fake GIT, and then when I caught him he asked me to give him positive feedback for being honest. What?
    You are not your perfume.

  21. #81

    Default Re: Is this SMW for real?

    Yeah Double_Value is notorious for selling fakes. If you bought it from him it's a fake.

  22. #82

    Question Re: Is this SMW for real?

    These are the 2 versions of SMW boxes I've seen online: A "mostly white" version, and one with a silver border around the name.

    The version that I recently received (and returned) was the "mostly white" version, with the misspelled French words on the back (same misspellings as are found on the back of fake GIT boxes). Is it safe to assume that all the ones being sold in the "mostly white" boxes are fakes? Did everyone's genuine SMW come in the "silver bordered" box?
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  23. #83

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    I recently bought a fake Silver Mountain Water from ebay. I contacted Creed's US store with the sellers name but never heard back. Ebay told me it was between the seller and I, and the seller ignored my emails. Ebay is the largest seller of counterfit items on the planet and they don't care because they are getting their cut even if it's fake. The only time ebay would care is if the legal department of a corporation was breathing down their neck.

    Even if you go by the pictures of the box, you still have a good chance of being ripped off on ebay. A lot of times they use Creed's actual stock photos of the products instead of taking new digital photos.

    So, bottom line is make sure you only order Creed from legit sellers.
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  24. #84

    Question Re: Is this SMW for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Monkey View Post
    Even if you go by the pictures of the box, you still have a good chance of being ripped off on ebay.
    True. But again, I ask you all: Which box version does genuine SMW normally come in?
    Dave here.

  25. #85

    Default Re: Is this SMW for real?

    Mine is real and it is in the silver one.

  26. #86

    Default Re: Is this SMW for real?

    It's funny, all this talk about the silver border on the front of the box. The one Creed that I have that I suspected anything fishy about was my Tabarome Millesime that I got from Scentiments. (And this is the only one-- all of the 11 other Creeds I've gotten from them, I never had a doubt).

    The reason being this. Only on the box for my Tabarome Millesime is there no silver coloring on the border around the Tabarome decal. Also there is no coloring where the Price of Wales crest/ plume thingy is above that-- All the other boxes have this embossed area colored in some way or another. There are no spelling errors and the box looks otherwise perfect. The juice however just smells kind of weird. Not necessarily bad. When I tried it against the tester at Neimans, it seemed just a tad different. A different balance in the notes. Also, everything else about the bottle, sprayer, and juice was exactly like that of all the other Creeds I've seen.

    Really it's the box on this one that bugs me just a bit. Because it doesn't seem like a fake at all. I have heard that Tabarome does go off quickly and this box was stamped 2005. The juice does strike me as slightly more bergamot/less ginger than the tester. Who knows. But yeah, Tabarome is the only Creed I've gotten that I'm a bit iffy about.

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    Red face Fake Creed Or Genuine Creed.

    I just bought a 4 fl oz tester GIT bottle from a small shop in Singapore. I didn't know that they sell Creed testers until yesterday. They have Himalaya, Original Santal, Original Vetiver, Royal water and other Creed that i can't remember. They priced each bottle at (S$65 ~ US$43).
    I bought it because they have many range of Creeds and to my knowledge, only SMW and GIT have been faked.
    1. The GIT bottle has:
    GREEN IRISH TWEED
    DE PERE EN FILS DEPUIS 1760
    38, AV. PIERRE 1er DE SERBIE PARIS
    (superscript er)
    2. Bottom of the bottle: Creed Made in France Paris. HP printed on the left and small 5 (or probably S) printed on the right.
    3. back of the bottle: small 'Lot: AC2D06' printed near to the bottom of the bottle.
    4. The tester box (brown box with no Creed logo) has this small sticker printed:
    TESTEUR
    GREEN IRISH TWEED 120 ML

    Ref: 5612032
    INGREDIENTS / CONTAINS
    ALCOHOL DENAT (SD-ALCOHOL 39-C)
    AQUA (WATER)/
    PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)/
    HYDROXYISOHEXYL
    3-CYCLOHEXENECARBOXALDEHYDE/
    LINALOOL/GERANIOL/
    ALPHA-ISOMTHYLIONONE/

    5. The whole bottle is black and on the top of the spray: Creed with his logo is printed. The logo looked the same as HIMALAYA that I just purchased from Basenoter. Any idea if this is original.

    I really don't have any idea about the smell since I have never tried Creed before.

    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by ultranova3; 7th October 2007 at 05:49 AM.

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    Sounds like it's probably okay. Enjoy...

  29. #89

    Default Re: Fake Creed Or Genuine Creed.

    Most Creed testers are safer bets than non-testers when you purchase from unknown source
    It sounds good.

  30. #90

    Default Re: Fake Creed Or Genuine Creed.

    If you are in any doubt.. Spray coolwater on one wrist and your G.I.T on the other

    Give it around 45 mins and if they smell the same.. Its not the real deal!!

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