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    Default New Knockoffs at Dollar Tree, including "Creed"

    Spotted some new knockoffs at Dollar Tree that I haven't seen there before all of the Jordache variety.

    First up?
    Creed. What Creed? I dunno. I couldn't place it off the top of my head. Smelled an awful lot like a better Facconable. I couldn't resist buying this. It has better longevity that most of these. I put a small spritz on the back of my hand and can still smell it 4 hours later quite easily.

    Next?
    Tim McGraw. It is a copy of the original. Smells exactly like it out of the bottle but didn't skin test it.

    Third?
    Old Spice. I didn't bother to test this, I mean why bother? Old Spice is cheap enough as it is.

    Fourth?
    Quorum. More like an aftershave strength version of the current formulation, but pretty close to what the current stuff smells like. I guess for $1 its good if you find the aftershave the strength you're looking for then this would work.

    I check these every so often because they make great car and room fresheners. Was nice to see new stuff though. If anyone wants to try and place the Creed let me know. My wife has a cold and couldn't help in on that one.

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    Default Re: New Knockoffs at Dollar Tree, including "Creed"

    Interesting - I'll have to keep a look out for these things. Fake McGraw - OMG. Is nothing sacred?
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    Default Re: New Knockoffs at Dollar Tree, including "Creed"

    Quote Originally Posted by man114 View Post
    I check these every so often because they make great car and room fresheners.
    For the car, they're often better than what you find in the auto dept.

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    It's a cool and fun experiment. Good luck. Half of me thinks this is a good idea. The other half thinks you could burn in hell for these fragrance infractions.

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    I'm guessing this is a US chain?

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    I can't say I agree with some of these fakes either.

    I personally thought the Old Spice was more rediculous. I can see making a $1 copy of a $10 an oz cologne. Two onces would set you back at least $20 possibly more.

    Old Spice, if you look around, is like $5. I've bought gift sets after Chirstmas for $.89 with an aftershave and cologne. I can't see the point in a 2oz size for a dollar. Maybe the 6oz giant aftershave knockoffs some places sell, but $1 for 2oz I don't get. You can almost guarantee it won't be as strong as the cologne version either.

    Quorum is another. You could be a big EDT for $15. I've seen the aftershave for $4.50 in a smaller size with some looking around. You get a decent approximation of the aftershave for $1. You save $3.

    The Creed I don't get. I don't even know what exact Creed it is supposed to be. It smells vaguely like something that Creed might make but is obviously way more synthetic. I've been toying with it all evening trying to place it. It smells like a well done knockoff of Facconable more than anything. It does have decent longevity for $1.

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    Dollar Tree is a US chain. Some of them are not bad. Some are terrible. I've tried others
    Paco Rabanne is OK at best
    Cool Water is pretty decent
    Polo is weird because it seems softer and picks up somewhere like you put it on a while ago but thereafter smells pretty close
    Angel isn't too bad but smells way more artificial
    Aramis was not too hot, Parfums De Coeur had a better copy back in the day
    Drakkar is good but doesn't last long, as above Parfums De Coeur had/has a dead ringer for it, and so does Family Dollar called Akthar Noir which is pretty close to the original formula in terms of smell, both last longer
    Acqua is not too bad
    Polo Blue was decent enough, doesn't last as long
    Polo Explorer has very poor longevity regardless of what it is used for
    Ed Hardy, same as above, I saw one at Family Dollar called Tattooed By Inky which was a less accurate approximation but lasted way longer
    Lacoste was bad
    Dolce & Gabanna doesn't last long
    Paris Hilton doesn't smell like much of anything
    Sean Jean doesn't last long either

    Big Lots has many of the same under the "Cyrstal Collection", I think they are made by the same company they smell awfully similar but seem weaker they have a couple that Dollar Tree doesn't have. Big Lots has another collection which come in other bottles and have funny names like Bros. for Hugo Boss. They're quite a bit better, at least in terms of longevity. Some of the easier copied ones are quite good in the better versions.

    I had a couple from a company called L'Illusion that used to be sold at Rite Aid or one of the drugstores. They were great for longevity but not that good in terms of copying. I had their Giorgio, Tommy and Polo knockoffs. The Polo was good smelling and had awesome longevity but not exactly like Polo. Giorgo was softer but I still have some and its awesome stuff. Not quite as medicinal as the real deal. Tommy is so close you can't tell the difference side by side.

    Parfums De Coeur had a lot of these down pretty good and had longevity to boot, they were always up front about them being copies, but they don't make very many of them anymore.

    Its nothing to try them $20 buys you 20 bottles. They're good air fresheners even if they aren't good copies. Some are pretty decent and are good if you've been working outside all day came in, cleaned up and just wanted to spray something on before running into town to grab some takeout.

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    I've been trying to pick apart the "Creed" tonight and try and figure out what it is supposed to be. Facconable is what immediately comes to mind when smelling it fresh. Other than that it smells vaguely like something that I might think is a Creed scent if I smelled it in passing on someone else. Anyone want to run down to Dollar Tree and try it? It isn't any Creed I currently have but it smells quite familiar. My wife has a cold, can't smell it and it will drive me crazy.

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    Default Re: New Knockoffs at Dollar Tree, including "Creed"

    I just don't get why anybody would even consider making a Tim McGraw fragrance knockoff... smh

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    For the car, they're often better than what you find in the auto dept.
    I use Aventus as my car spray


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    Default Re: New Knockoffs at Dollar Tree, including "Creed"

    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I use Aventus as my car spray

    Now here I was thinking I was the only one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by man114 View Post
    I've been trying to pick apart the "Creed" tonight and try and figure out what it is supposed to be. Facconable is what immediately comes to mind when smelling it fresh. Other than that it smells vaguely like something that I might think is a Creed scent if I smelled it in passing on someone else. Anyone want to run down to Dollar Tree and try it? It isn't any Creed I currently have but it smells quite familiar. My wife has a cold, can't smell it and it will drive me crazy.
    What is this one called at Dollar Tree? I need to go there to pick up a few things (it's the only place I know that sells liquid bandages for cheap...very necessary for hiking and ski season!) and may grab it to try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man114 View Post
    I've been trying to pick apart the "Creed" tonight and try and figure out what it is supposed to be. Facconable is what immediately comes to mind when smelling it fresh. Other than that it smells vaguely like something that I might think is a Creed scent if I smelled it in passing on someone else. Anyone want to run down to Dollar Tree and try it? It isn't any Creed I currently have but it smells quite familiar. My wife has a cold, can't smell it and it will drive me crazy.
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    Sounds like it's really blended so a good guess might be the best you can do, unless you are familiar with the most likely aromochemicals used.

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    The local 99 cent store carries a similar brand of knock-offs by Jordache. I tried one that was open, an imitation of Polo, and let me tell ya it was one of the worst fragrances I have ever tried. Smelled like an unholy combination of shampoo, grass, dirt, and vomit. That scared me straight! No more knock-off sampling for me, I learned my lesson.

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    Default Re: New Knockoffs at Dollar Tree, including "Creed"

    I used to see english leather regular, lime, and musk, dana california, navigator, and a few others in boxed 0.5 oz bottles at 99 cent stores near my parents' house. this was the old version of california which was actually pretty nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tappio View Post
    What is this one called at Dollar Tree? I need to go there to pick up a few things (it's the only place I know that sells liquid bandages for cheap...very necessary for hiking and ski season!) and may grab it to try it out.
    It is just a Jordache version of Creed. It doesn't say what Creed it is supposed to be. It isn't a knockoff of any Creed I own. I'm out of town without access to my collection either which doesn't help. I know I smelled something like it before but I can't be sure it was Creed.

    For the Vintage Tabarome fans, its not a knockoff of if, I'd have been surprised if it was. If I remember them correctly I think you can rule out Bois du Portugal, Original Vetiver, Millesime Imperial.

    Smells a bit citrusy and salty with a bit of leather/wood as it drys down. My wife has a cold and can't help me here, I just got over one and my nose is not 100%. A less brash Faconnable immediately comes to mind.

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    Some are much worse than others. So you can't rule out trying knockoffs on one bad example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I use Aventus as my car spray

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    I'm new to this knockoff stuff.

    Isn't there some kind of trademark protection for the names of these perfumes ?

    If so, why aren't the stores and the manufacturers getting busted ?

    Or are they just one of those things that says "Smells like (your favorite perfume here)" ???

    They say "Made in USA" on them ?

    I really think it's worthwhile that you sampled them, and admitted that you did. Along with others here, I'd be curious about them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man114 View Post
    I can't say I agree with some of these fakes either.....
    They are not really fakes. I think knockoff is the proper term ( I think that is what you meant anyways). I correct you not to be rude, but just because fakes are a whole different industry in a way ( and a dangerous one at that). With knockoffs, at least we know what we are getting into. Fakes are a scam and are not legal to sell.
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    I'll have to check this out.....for fun of course!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdboy48 View Post
    I'm new to this knockoff stuff.

    Isn't there some kind of trademark protection for the names of these perfumes ?

    If so, why aren't the stores and the manufacturers getting busted ?

    Or are they just one of those things that says "Smells like (your favorite perfume here)" ???

    They say "Made in USA" on them ?

    I really think it's worthwhile that you sampled them, and admitted that you did. Along with others here, I'd be curious about them too.
    -The designer impostors that I have seen at Dollar Tree say, for example, "our impression of Obsession for Men by Calvin Klein". There is also a legal disclaimer stating that the maker has no relationship to the manufacturer of the genuine article.
    -It's legal to sell designer impostors in the USA, but much harder in Europe. L'Oreal fought a designer impostor maker in EU court once.
    -Per the packaging, most of the designer impostors that I have seen at Dollar Tree are made in China using US aromachemicals.
    -I'm not sure if they still own the brand, but at one time, Jean Phillipe designer impostors were made by Inter Parfums. As you are well aware, this is the same company that makes Burberry, Banana Republic, and Van Cleef & Arpels perfumes.

    On a related note, I bought an A*Men clone at Dollar Tree once. It was OK, but not as good as the real thing. But as mentioned, they make good cheap car or office fresheners.
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    Default Re: New Knockoffs at Dollar Tree, including "Creed"

    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    -Per the packaging, most of the designer impostors that I have seen at Dollar Tree are made in China using US aromachemicals.
    Call me a cynic, but I gotta say, I doubt that part.
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    Our impression of Green Irish Tweed, we call it "Greed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdboy48 View Post
    Isn't there some kind of trademark protection for the names of these perfumes ?
    I think the issue is more about the packaging than the scent itself, because it is easy to change a frag slightly anyway (meaning it's not exactly the same, in terms of how it would show up on gas chromatograph), and of course the big companies sometimes debase their own products, IMO, with really bad reformulations. So, if you want to call a frag "Harry's Anti-stink Juice" (in a pink bottle that has a basic rectangular shape), for example, and it smells almost identical to GIT, that would be fine, I think.

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    I smelled a few of these yesterday. The Amen was the best, and really smelled like the authentic juice. But that was just the nozzle, I did not spray. The Le Male was good as well. Did not see the Creed.

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    Wore the Tim McGraw knockoff today. Considering I put it on at 8AM it lasted a LONG time. Not bad for $1. It is 11:45pm and while it is mostly a skin scent it is still there. All I can say is $1. Take that cost and factor it in I put it on before 8AM. While I know what Tim Mcgraw is supposed to smell like I am not sure what Creed is supposed to be imitated. It is $1 . That is then end of my argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man114 View Post
    Wore the Tim McGraw knockoff today. Considering I put it on at 8AM it lasted a LONG time. Not bad for $1. It is 11:45pm and while it is mostly a skin scent it is still there. All I can say is $1. Take that cost and factor it in I put it on before 8AM. While I know what Tim Mcgraw is supposed to smell like I am not sure what Creed is supposed to be imitated. It is $1 . That is then end of my argument.
    This doesn't surprise me. I've heard from friends in the fragrance industry it costs $2 to make most perfumes.

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    I"d rather buy Axe sprays than put knockoff crap on. Better yet why not drop a few dollars on a six pack of Irish Spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leociccone View Post
    This doesn't surprise me. I've heard from friends in the fragrance industry it costs $2 to make most perfumes.
    C'mon, are your friends experts ? It isn't as simple as investing $2 into the juice and putting into a bottle !
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