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    Default Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by divinebaboon View Post
    Hi, this is a guide to help you, the buyer, to spot counterfeit Designer brand cologne and Perfume on eBay.
    First thing first, the list of the 99% safe fragrance buys on ebay:
    1. Tester Bottles. As far as I know, no counterfeiter goes through the trouble of locating an empty tester bottle
    ETC..


    Question: I recently purchased on Ebay , A bottle of Zegna Intenso, However eventhough it was described as brand new unopened , There was no plastic wrapping around the box.

    Is there anyway I can find out if its a fake?

    Thanks!
    Welcome. As for confirming the authenticity of Zegna Intenso you could always post up a few pictures of the cap, nozzle, box etc. up on one of the forums and I'm sure someone would be able to help you out.

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    Default Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    On eBay UK yesterday, I saw a 500ml bottle of "Aventus" sold by a zero-feedback seller, item supposedly located in Belgium but seller registered in Lithuania - the kind of thing any half-clued bidder would avoid like the plague, but there were 12 bids and it went for £163.
    Alan

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    Oh snap. Fragrancex ships from NY. lol

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    nice!!!
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Default Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    long time reader, first time poster!

    created an account just to do a quick legit check on this particular ebay powerseller http://www.ebay.com/usr/1-perfumes
    a lot of feedback, creed is priced at over 100 (good sign right?)

    i just wanted a second, third and many more opinions from the more seasoned frag vets out there on this particular seller! Thanks in advance!

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    thanks.. very helpful..

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    Quote Originally Posted by divinebaboon View Post
    lol in all honesty those areas are highly dangerous. Every time I goto Chinatown I see authentic looking fragrances for 15% of the retail price. NYC is the counterfeit heaven. Buy any fragrance from there and you'll regret it.
    I just bought issey from there and it had greenish font on the glass. someone said it was fake.

    Tomorrow I will call the police and make a report that they are selling fake items

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    I live in manhattan and I have purchased a number of bottles from the perfume district and I don't think any of them have been fake. I do think buying them on the street is a bad idea but in my experience the perfume district shops, as shady as they seem, seem be selling legit stuff.

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    Fragrancenet is one of my favorite online perfume retailers and they are based in New York. Have bought many authentic frags from them. They are on eBay as well, they are one not to discount even though they are from ny

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    A great post by the way, thank you

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    Does this look fake to anyone? I know, hard to tell...Thanks!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Lauren...item27ee90c16f

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    I've herad that some companies produce a perfume, for example Azzaro Pour Homme in two or three different concentration and for example those bottles which are produced to be sent to middle east have a lesser perfume in it comparing to those bottles which are considered to be sold in north america or europe...

    Have you heard something like that???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post

    Have you heard something like that???
    Nothing is impossible, but personally have my doubts and don't put much credence in that.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve other individuals' acknowledgement or respect.

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    Hi everyone,

    A question:

    Are particles floating in the bottle a sign of a fake cologne.

    Inside my Lalique pour homme are two very short pieces of hair and a tiny insect!!!
    But the smell, longevity and projection seems OK...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post
    I've herad that some companies produce a perfume, for example Azzaro Pour Homme in two or three different concentration and for example those bottles which are produced to be sent to middle east have a lesser perfume in it comparing to those bottles which are considered to be sold in north america or europe...

    Have you heard something like that???
    Its not true IMO, i heard something about other production lines, but i doubt its true,

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post
    Hi everyone,

    A question:

    Are particles floating in the bottle a sign of a fake cologne.

    Inside my Lalique pour homme are two very short pieces of hair and a tiny insect!!!
    But the smell, longevity and projection seems OK...
    Insect??? I know when perfumes gets old and if put them in warm place in front of sunlight then some particles will be seen in bottle, but not insect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post
    I've herad that some companies produce a perfume, for example Azzaro Pour Homme in two or three different concentration and for example those bottles which are produced to be sent to middle east have a lesser perfume in it comparing to those bottles which are considered to be sold in north america or europe...

    Have you heard something like that???
    Its not true IMO, i heard something about other production lines, but i doubt its true,

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post
    Hi everyone,

    A question:

    Are particles floating in the bottle a sign of a fake cologne.

    Inside my Lalique pour homme are two very short pieces of hair and a tiny insect!!!
    But the smell, longevity and projection seems OK...
    Insect??? I know when perfumes gets old and if put them in warm place in front of sunlight then some particles will be seen in bottle, but not insect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pichooo View Post
    Its not true IMO, i heard something about other production lines, but i doubt its true,



    Insect??? I know when perfumes gets old and if put them in warm place in front of sunlight then some particles will be seen in bottle, but not insect!
    Yes, an insect.
    Recently I can't smell my Lalique but my brother says it fills the room for hours only from one puff.
    I really like to see Lalique company, where this colognes are produced.
    They should use bug sprays to kill them all!!!

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    Wow great list and tips thanks!! What are your thoughts about group on? A while ago they had GIT 4oz for $160,, to good to be true?

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    Default Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    Thank you divine baboon for an outstanding post.
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    Default Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post
    Hi everyone,

    A question:

    Are particles floating in the bottle a sign of a fake cologne.

    Inside my Lalique pour homme are two very short pieces of hair and a tiny insect!!!
    But the smell, longevity and projection seems OK...
    Lol.. maybe it's like mezcal but instead of a worm they drop a tiny insect in each bottle to tell when it's ready.

    Or maybe one of the workers had head lice & was standing too close to the machine & when it capped the bottle it chopped off the tip of his/her hair that had a single lice on it. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post
    Hi everyone,

    A question:

    Are particles floating in the bottle a sign of a fake cologne.

    Inside my Lalique pour homme are two very short pieces of hair and a tiny insect!!!
    But the smell, longevity and projection seems OK...
    Particles are common, even in fairly recent releases, but I'd contact the company about the insect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Particles are common, even in fairly recent releases, but I'd contact the company about the insect.
    june bug thorax gives a nice drydown
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    Default Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    this is VERY useful thanks

    what are you thoughts re Acqua di Parma on ebay??

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    Default Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    great thread I can see why most are creeds I for once was a victim of issey miyake lol it smells of urine and bottle was off.

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    Default Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    I don't buy expensive fragrances on ebay.

    When I do buy fragrances on ebay I make sure the seller has 99.7% or better feedback and over 100K positive feedbacks. I figure if they have been selling fakes they would not be on ebay long. I also make sure to pay for my fragrance purchases via PayPal with a credit card, this way I have a way to get my money back if I encounter shenanigans.
    Wear what you want and don't listen to people who tell you that you didn't spend enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post
    Hi everyone,

    A question:

    Are particles floating in the bottle a sign of a fake cologne.

    Inside my Lalique pour homme are two very short pieces of hair and a tiny insect!!!
    But the smell, longevity and projection seems OK...
    Can u post a pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meta4 View Post
    Can u post a pic?
    It's hard to see them in pictures. They're visible when you look very close in front of a light source.
    Now I think they're not that much important.

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    I've always followed 2 rules when buying on eBay. 1.) only sellers with 100% positive feedback (I may except that rule if it's someone who has thousands of sales and one or two negatives as you can't please everyone all the time. 2.) the photo has to be taken by the seller and not some canned photo from eBay. I've purchase hundreds of fragrances on eBay (ok, I was a bit obsessed) and I think I only got duped once.

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    Default Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    There are a lot of ebay fragrances shipping from Russia now. Good luck with that.

    In several instances they are offering only a modestly tempting discount off of retail prices, but they have free shipping from Russia.

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