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    Default Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    I always hear to check for authentically of a fragrance the bottle code must match the box code. But can't a fraud just make up any type of number and match them?

    Also, the codes are unique and some like Thierry Muglers can register on the Circle website, but can't a fraud buy a legit product and just print out the same serial code from the legit cologne on his 100 or so fake bottles of cologne?

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    Default Re: Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    To a lot of people they matter and that's fine. For me, it's a non-issue.

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    Default Re: Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    I don't view the presence of a serial number as a guarantee of authenticity. I do use them to check the age of secondhand colognes I buy.
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    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Default Re: Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    To a lot of people they matter and that's fine. For me, it's a non-issue.
    +1. There is but one thing in this little hobby of mine that matters. Smell. Hell, if a knockoff smells good, I will happily wear that too!

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    Default Re: Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    To a lot of people they matter and that's fine. For me, it's a non-issue.
    Spot on!

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    Default Re: Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    For creeds yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrbckgorilla View Post
    +1. There is but one thing in this little hobby of mine that matters. Smell. Hell, if a knockoff smells good, I will happily wear that too!
    Not a good idea.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jN7mtzZQJM

    CLIFFS-fakes have urine, anti-freeze and bacteria in them...YES URINE!

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    Default Re: Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    He said knock-off, not fake
    “Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”

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    Default Re: Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    most good modern fakes match serial numbers nowadays. however many of the older fakes had no serial number or did not match, hence the reason why many fakes are sold as "testers" without a box on ebay.

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    Default Re: Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    I've never cared about serial numbers, it seems to me to be a troublesome and problematic way of verifying anything. I would trust my nose rather than a serial number.

    but I don't buy from a source if there's doubt in my mind about the authenticity, I don't care about the age of the fragrance, and I'm not a fan of the company with high prices and dubious quality control

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    Default Re: Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by pawful View Post
    I've never cared about serial numbers, it seems to me to be a troublesome and problematic way of verifying anything. I would trust my nose rather than a serial number.

    but I don't buy from a source if there's doubt in my mind about the authenticity, I don't care about the age of the fragrance, and I'm not a fan of the company with high prices and dubious quality control
    LOL, I can't think who you might mean ;o)

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    I would like to refer you to one of the Dior Homme Intense threads.

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    Default Re: Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    I don't view the presence of a serial number as a guarantee of authenticity.
    I do use them to check the age of the frag and/or its ingredients ....

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    Default Re: Do Serial Numbers Even Matter?

    Oh please...............if there's one topic that grates more than batch numbers it's the current fanatacism shown DHI (I own and like DHI a lot)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    I do use them to check the age of the frag and/or its ingredients ....
    How exactly do you do that? Thanks in advance for answering!

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