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    Default And the prize for the most counterfeited fragrance goes to...

    Although everything can be imitated,some contenders are more conspicuous than others to be bought online.
    My nominations:
    Aqua Di Gio,
    D & G By Men,
    Eternity.
    Please add these that you think it's better to be avoided for the above reason...
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    Not even a shadow of a doubt, it has got to be Green Irish Tweed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Not even a shadow of a doubt, it has got to be Green Irish Tweed.
    I second that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Not even a shadow of a doubt, it has got to be Green Irish Tweed.
    that's what I was thinking too
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    nah, AdG is more counterfeited, I believe
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    But what's the point of counterfeiting a cheap fragrance? Where's the point? If you counterfeit a 250.00 fragrance and sell it for half price your making a huge profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    But what's the point of counterfeiting a cheap fragrance? Where's the point? If you counterfeit a 250.00 fragrance and sell it for half price your making a huge profit.
    Small profit, quick return.. plus volume
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    I have 5 master searches on eBay I refresh multiple times a day so I will give you guys my input:

    1. AdG
    2. Armani Code
    3. Green Irish Tweed
    4. D&G Light Blue
    5. other Creeds
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    Bulgari scents for men are widely copied in Asia. I would only buy my Bulgari from a department store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critic View Post
    Small profit, quick return.. plus volume
    Have to agree low price nobody thinks its a bad deal.

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    I've seen really bad fakes of Le Male, A*Men and Dolce & Gabbana more often than anything at real stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmen View Post
    Bulgari scents for men are widely copied in Asia. I would only buy my Bulgari from a department store.
    That is very interesting, I never thought anyone would copy Bvlgari, not all that popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    I've seen really bad fakes of Le Male, A*Men and Dolce & Gabbana more often than anything at real stores.
    Just curious what kind of stores are you talking about, independently owned or franchise?

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    I think I read an "official" "statistic" about this somewhere:

    And it was the women's scent: Coco Mademoiselle that had the honor.

    I'd be weary of any hot seller, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinosaur View Post
    That is very interesting, I never thought anyone would copy Bvlgari, not all that popular.
    Bvlgari is a HUGE brand in Asia (especially Japan and China) and the Middle East (UAE and Qatar in particular). The popularity of their jewelry and watches there "trickles down" to their perfumes. If the brand is popular somewhere in the world, it's going to be counterfeited.

    And yes, Coco Mademoiselle is faked often. But, then again, it's the #2-selling fragrance in the US, and Chanel seals up the distribution, so what do you expect?
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    How about Creed's MI?

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    chanel and dior frags are widely forged in eastern europe and sold on ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    chanel and dior frags are widely forged in eastern europe and sold on ebay.
    I second the_good_life and want to add D & G (Light Blue for women), Narciso Rodriguez, Clinique (Happy line), Cool Water, Armani (AdG of course).

    Sadly, many people buying from ebay don't know they got fake juice. For instance, the numerous positive feedbacks were given to the seller selling Chanel No. 5 for $35.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiatBkk View Post

    Sadly, many people buying from ebay don't know they got fake juice. For instance, the numerous positive feedbacks were given to the seller selling Chanel No. 5 for $35.
    Not all Chanel No. 5 selling for $35 on ebay are fakes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinosaur View Post
    Just curious what kind of stores are you talking about, independently owned or franchise?
    Both. They are the perfume kiosks in the mall and those Perfumania and Fragrance Outlets you see around.

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    My guess would be the latest Adidas fragrances. Acqua Di Gio might be the best selling designer scent, but the $ is still peanuts compared to Adidas sales worldwide.
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    ALL of the Boss'es.

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    Among the finalists: Acqua Di Dio, Davidoff Cool water and Dior Fahrenheit and, oh, I nearly forgot, No. 5
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    Some of those pseudo-frags I have seen in the Fragrance District (New York) have caused me to laugh out loud for real.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    Both. They are the perfume kiosks in the mall and those Perfumania and Fragrance Outlets you see around.
    Yeah there was a kiosk selling fake Creeds in the Galleria so I went last week and finally spoke with the management about it. I am surprised Perfumania has fakes though.

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    AdG is one of the most copied fragrances as well. Most of the mass marketed fragrances out today smell like clones of AdG with subtle differences

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    AdG and GIT, definitely.

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    Has to be Creed's MI...

    I see bottles of the knockoff everywhere they sell frags in bottles marked "Unforgivable"
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    Quote Originally Posted by thaifighter View Post
    Has to be Creed's MI...

    I see bottles of the knockoff everywhere they sell frags in bottles marked "Unforgivable"
    I've seen knockoffs of GIT, too, in bottles labeled "Davidoff Cool Water". They're sold locally, at the likes of Macy's, Kohl's, Walgreens, and even Walmart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    I've seen knockoffs of GIT, too, in bottles labeled "Davidoff Cool Water". They're sold locally, at the likes of Macy's, Kohl's, Walgreens, and even Walmart.
    (Just following the train of thought)

    There are also knockoffs of XS pour Homme sold at upscale stores with exorbitant price in bottles labeled "Himalaya".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinosaur View Post
    I have 5 master searches on eBay I refresh multiple times a day so I will give you guys my input:

    1. AdG
    2. Armani Code
    3. Green Irish Tweed
    4. D&G Light Blue
    5. other Creeds
    Hmm can someone here post what a fake AdG and/or Code looks like? Don't believe I've ever seen one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    But what's the point of counterfeiting a cheap fragrance? Where's the point? If you counterfeit a 250.00 fragrance and sell it for half price your making a huge profit.
    Same reason €5 notes are the most counterfeited ones. You check the €100 bills thoroughly every time, but not the sneaky lil' €5 ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s0me0nesmind1 View Post
    Hmm can someone here post what a fake AdG and/or Code looks like? Don't believe I've ever seen one...
    I have a bottle of a fake AdG, I can't even tell the difference in the bottle/packaging it was done so well. The juice however is honestly one of the most vile perfume I have ever smelled - that was done so poorly and it only lasted literally 1 hour. I do take the embarassment of going through it a few years ago, back when I heard it was some magical juice. I didn't even care how it smelled

    edit: its real dangerous buying either one on ebay, you gotta make sure that is the ONLY bottle he is selling, most counterfeit sellers sell 10 bottles at a time, and that he puts up a real photo not a stock photo of the bottle/package. If its full, be suspicious and ask to know the history of where it was bought. Check his feedback and make sure he hasn't sold other high-target bottles in the past.

    Here's my bottle, I misplaced the cap but it came with it.



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    Buy all your perfumes from an established store that has a reputation more valuable than the product you are buying. It’s just not worth the few dollars you THINK you are saving.

    If you want to try a perfume from eBay, I’d recommend first buying a small sample; most counterfeiters will not bother with them. Then, if you want more, go to a department store or boutique to make your full-sized purchase.
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    Bogus Angel for women has been all over the internet and in kiosks for the past two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinosaur View Post
    I have a bottle of a fake AdG, I can't even tell the difference in the bottle/packaging it was done so well. The juice however is honestly one of the most vile perfume I have ever smelled - that was done so poorly and it only lasted literally 1 hour. I do take the embarassment of going through it a few years ago, back when I heard it was some magical juice. I didn't even care how it smelled

    edit: its real dangerous buying either one on ebay, you gotta make sure that is the ONLY bottle he is selling, most counterfeit sellers sell 10 bottles at a time, and that he puts up a real photo not a stock photo of the bottle/package. If its full, be suspicious and ask to know the history of where it was bought. Check his feedback and make sure he hasn't sold other high-target bottles in the past.

    Here's my bottle, I misplaced the cap but it came with it.



    Holy crap that looks way too legit /shivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinosaur View Post
    Here's my bottle, I misplaced the cap but it came with it.
    My designer's eye is telling me the lettering is way off (not kerned properly and looks like a knockoff typeface) and not centered properly on the packaging or the bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinosaur View Post
    The batch numbers do not match which is one of the easiest sign of fakes.
    Last edited by zliang; 19th June 2009 at 01:51 PM.

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    Ah I just noticed. The problem is that I didn't have a chance to see that until I already bought the item.

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