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Thread: Knockoff fever!!
I love knockoffs. The cheesier the better. Today I think I saw one of the best ever, and it was at Zellers (Canadian Target). It was a clear rip-off of Creed called "Crest". It had the same box and everything, except the bottle was different. It even had a "royal" coat of arms as well, yet it kind of looked like the Webelos symbol. The juice was straight up "G.I.T."/Cool Water inspired and was only $5. I think I'm gonna snag me a bottle, just because.
Anyways, what are some of your favorite knockoffs? Do you buy them?
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hmmm. .. If Castile is a knock off of 4711- then, there ya go. I have one.
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In truth I wish I would run across knockoffs more often. They used to have "smells like..." knockoffs on the counter at 7-11, right next to the register too, but don't anymore. Wouldn't that be fun--oh my, good thing they put cologne here for me to impulse buy! Talk about a hoot. Way of the future, I tell you. Cologne conspicuously placed for a remind-you buy when you go for cigs. What a great world we live in.
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I bought a knock-off of L'eau d'Issey, called "My Tokyo" for 10$ that I ended up giving to my dad. Its not that I hated it, there was just something in it that made it completely unwearable compared to the real one. Maybe they added urine to it or something. It also lasts all of 10 minutes.
That said, in Aus theres a huge range of imitation stuff at K-Mart, Target, chemists etc. For example, theres a range called "Stitch no. #", and each one has "If you love Gucci Envy, you'll love Stitch no. 5" or something. Also theres hundreds of other knock-offs - I had a bottle of 'Jail' (Joop! homme) bought for me that smelt just as bad as the real Joop! but at least it was gone in about 30 mins, 'Hugo Buss', 'Giorgio Armadi', etc etc...
I say if its just for sh.ts and giggles then buy it and fob it off to someone after you get sick of it (or after it makes you sick ), but if you have the money or are an 'enthusiast' then its just wasting your cash.
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would you consider liz claiborne realities a knockoff of dolce and gabanna man. It sure as shit smells like it to me...in fact it should be called Light Blue for men, not that other junk!
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I was at the 99 Cents Only store and Jordache had knock offs of practically anything. For men, I saw knockoffs of CKOne, CKBe, Cool Water, and Polo Black.
My brother bought me a knockoff eternity from thailand. Identical packaging. I've tried it, lasts about an hour and no trace of it. Makes a decent room spray i guess.
The fragrance oils that people sell on the street or at flea markets can be quite good. I sampled one this weekend that was labeled "Creed" (no specific name) and it was really pleasant.
Cuba Gold is a good copy of Le Male.
One of the Sambas (the one in the black bottle) reminds me of A*Men.
OS Signature reminds me of Z Zegna.
C. O. Bigelow Elixir Blue is a good copy of Curve (which comes in a green bottle), and Elixir Green is a good copy of Polo Blue. I think that is cute for some reason. (Disclaimer: I work part-time at Bath & Body Works.)
I second the vote for Liz Claiborne Realities. It is a very nice scent, and it is a little less expensive than the Dolce and Gabanna.
Good-quality knockoffs can be cheap fun. What enrages me is an expensive fragrance that claims to be original but turns out to be a copy. Phat Farm Atman is Drakkar Noir in a new bottle with a $20 higher price tag. That oughta be a crime.
I dont like when Curves or Kenneth Coles copy AdG or AMen and you are asking if I would by a knockoff that is even less reliable...
The "In-Style" line of knockoffs at Walgreens aren't too bad. I used to have a little bottle of their Polo Blue knockoff. I also have a Designer Imposter bottle of Drakkar Noir that I primarily use as a room spray just because I love the Yankee Candle scent Midsummer's Night & I think this smells pretty similar.
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It's my sake. Issey Miyake Ripoff
Huge Buzz Woman. Hugo Boss Ripoff
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The only knockoff I want to get is Creed Original Vetiver, though I already own the original (TM Mugler Cologne)
I have a shop very close to where I live that sells knockoffs. My brother once bought a Lacoste Essential from there. It's not bad actually. I use it as room spray.
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Out of boredom this morning while shopping at Target, I just bought a bottle of "Smokin' Hot" by Designer Impostor. It's basically a copy of Armani Code. I was curious so I sprayed it on my wrist after I bought it. It's pretty damn close I must say. I was expecting a slap in the face alcohol scent that the cheap crap (or run of the mill drugstore copies) usually has, but I didn't get that at all, surprisingly. It's a little off, but you'd have to stand there and smell your wrist or whatever multiple times to notice the slight difference. "Normal" people won't even notice the difference. The potency of the juice is just as good as the real stuff. I figured at $8, I'd have it as an emergency bottle in my gym bag. LOL. Besides, for $40 a pop for the real Code, I'd just get Dior Homme, TdH, or whatever I like better for that cost.
Last edited by Hollandaze; 8th February 2008 at 05:28 PM.
Speaking of Code, Wal-Mart sells a fragrance called Vault I think. It's supposed to be Code, but it's not bad just as a woody oriental. Not close to Code but not bad on it's own either.
I'd been wearing the Classic Match Polo Blue and it's really...really close. It just doesn't last.
Also Quercus smells a lot like ckOne
But these are hardly those cheap knockoffs that scream "If you like ____ then you'll love me!"
I wore more bootleg Polo Sport than anything thru JH & HS. Like a dozen bottles. LOL
Recently, I doubt I'd wear a bootleg, but I checked the classic match Unjustified, and to me, it was like a really awful Erolfa "lemon & cumin" with a hint of the sweet orange soda in regular Unforgivable.
But after reading this thread. I'mma give a few more bootlegs a chance.
Why would someone bootleg Adidas? I thought it was around 10-15$ for a big bottle in the first place :O