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    Default Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    I was duped again. This time by Walgreens.com I had just ordered 2 bottles of GBH from drugstore.com with no issues last week. They ran out so I bought 11 !! bottles from Walgreens.com since they are owned by the same company. They arrived today and BAM counterfeit.

    I have photos I just took documenting the ordeal. I do not have an account on a photo sharing website. Can someone PLEASE allow me to email them to you and then you can post them in this thread ?

    Send me your email via PM. Thanks.

    I am furious. These are going back to walgreens.

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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    Eleven fake bottles - big time disappointment.

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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Eleven fake bottles - big time disappointment.
    Care to help me post the photos so other BN'ers will know the difference between good and bad ? Send me an email via the messaging service. Although you don't accept messages which is really too bad. Why not ?

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    Boy, that sucks. I'd be furious too. But Walgreens is a very reputable outfit, with no history (that I know of) of selling fakes. I cannot imagine it would knowingly do so. Have you contacted it? I know you said you're sending the bottles back, but I would absolutely let Walgreens know why and see if you could work with it to identify any possible fakes it may have acquired. Walgreens doesn't want its reputation damaged any more than you want to buy fakes.
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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    Already talked to Walgreens this evening. What I NEED is a willing member to send me an email address via the messaging system so you can SEE FOR YOURSELVES. I have photos.

    I am dying to get these up here but so far no help ..HELP PLEASE.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    I sent an email to EA Fragrances with photos, so if they respond I will post back here with their response.

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    You never told me that I could not forward them to EA Fragrances, even after I mentioned that it was a good idea to do this. I did not include your name or any other personal information. There is no way they can know you ever owned any of their products. Moreover, thatmakesscents emailed me the photos so that I could post them here, since he does not want to open up a photobucket.com account. I don't understand why he would not want EA Fragrances to know about possible fakes of their products, but he wants the BN community to see the photos. I am very confused by all this.
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    I would like to help but, to be honest, I'm a bit afraid to do so now.
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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    I have no idea why anyone would fake something that you can get for $20.

    http://www.parfum1.com/giorgio-man-c...sp?itm=GIOMTS2

    Less than $20 with a coupon code.
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    I dont blame ya, Bigsly. Reading that hurt my head

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    I 'm always curious to see things like packaging discrepancies, even if there is no faking involved. I saw a TV show not long ago about inspectors examining liquor bottles to see if they were fake. It reminded me of much of what I've read here over the years!

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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    I would like to help but, to be honest, I'm a bit afraid to do so now.
    Hello. No need to be afraid. My tone was harsh but well warranted IMO.

    I totally understand how silly it is for someone to copy an already cheap fragrance. However I have two very different sets of GBH here all bought within one week of each other. I was just raving about this fragrance all week on BN. That is why I bought 11 bottles of it from Walgreens when drugstore.com was sold out.

    I have nothing to gain and nothing to lose. I have already lost my money and I am now working on getting a refund.

    Sorry for my tone but this is upsetting.

    I just signed up on photobucket but have no idea how to transfer photos here. I'd like to post them. This would at least let members see what I have.

    If ANYBODY is kind enough to help me get these online I would appreciate it. If not I guess no big deal. I won't push it anymore.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    send them to me heperd@gmail
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    .com of course
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    wow i have a very hard time believing walgreens could ever have even got a hold of fake perfume

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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    Eleven bottles more after buying 2? You must really love the stuff...

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    Last edited by heperd; 13th March 2012 at 05:25 AM.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    I'd gladly help you out with photobucket, but it seems you resort to calling people nasty names when they offer you assistance...so count me out. I don't know Bigsly personally, but for the couple years I've been here he's always come across as a respectful and respected member of the BN family. You, on the other hand.....
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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    I'm about to order 3-4 bottles of GBH, since I heard rumors suggesting they might be discontinued.
    Please tell me what's fake about the bottles in the pics ?
    I never owned any of the Giorgio frags before, so have nothing to compare them to and Giorgio is not available any where in Denmark, my home country
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    I'm a "horse's mouth" kind of person, perhaps because I don't want to look like a horse's hindquarters. In this case, I wanted to get the opinion of EA Fragrances before posting photos that reveal what appear to be minor discrepancies. It's not like there is an auction that is about to end, or something like that, so I wanted to hold off for a week or so to give them time to respond. Also, in the TV show I watched, they found spelling errors on the vodka bottles, for example. If there was something that appeared really "off," like that, I would have no problem posting the photos.

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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    Maybe it's just me, but I think they look perfectly fine.

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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I'm a "horse's mouth" kind of person, perhaps because I don't want to look like a horse's hindquarters. In this case, I wanted to get the opinion of EA Fragrances before posting photos that reveal what appear to be minor discrepancies. It's not like there is an auction that is about to end, or something like that, so I wanted to hold off for a week or so to give them time to respond. Also, in the TV show I watched, they found spelling errors on the vodka bottles, for example. If there was something that appeared really "off," like that, I would have no problem posting the photos.
    It could be they use multiple manufacturers to function as backups in case of any kind of natural disaster or other mechanical breakdown (or east coast, west coast distribution). If so, each plant may have slight variations or different capabilities. The bottle width differential is sloppy, I grant you and may be a general indicator of EAs quality control (or lack thereof)... It may not indicate fakes, IMO and your course of action Bigsly seems prudent, IMO.

    In any case, I have a bottle directly ordered from Amazon on the way. It will be interesting to see how it fairs against the re-issue bottle I already own that is certainly fine.
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    Default Re: Fake Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men at WALGREENS.com

    OP never mentioned whether the juice has changed . . . I mean who cares about a font size change or slight bottle dimension adjustment if it smells right? And what is the proof that they're fake and not just a new slightly redesigned batch? Paranoiiid. Also, stop yelling at my friend Bigsly. He may not like top notes, but he doesn't deserve abuse just because you have a short fuse. Find out what's up and smell your juice before you lash out bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    OP never mentioned whether the juice has changed

    That was the only thing I was concerned about. I immediately noticed a different*smell when I sampled the bottle. I then inspected the packaging and the bottles more closely. That is when I then noticed these differences that I point out in the photos. If I had not doubted the smell I would have never gone over the packaging like I did. Different serial numbers different text. I was hoping it was just made in a different factory.

    I had similar issues with bottles I bought from overstock.com this summer. When I re visited the scent last week (drugstore.com) I was amazed at how different and better the bottle was that I received from drugstore.com.

    Now all I care about it getting my money back and moving on.


    What Bigsly did NOT do is ask my permission to send my photos to E. Arden while I am trying to get my money back X 11 bottles. Does anybody not see this as being rude and inconsiderate ? If I had already received my refund back I wouldn't care.

    I don't think I should be perceived as cruel because I got upset at him for doing this. My tone was rather harsh but all of you would be pissed off if someone took the liberty to do the same to you.

    I am done with this. Do what you will with the information.
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    I honestly don't see whats fake about these, The different serials and text are probably just indicative of different production dates/change of manufacture.

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    To be honest, it was beyond my imagination that EA Fragrances would lie and say that those are their fragrances if they in fact were not. From what I understand, these companies are very concerned about fakes and if a major retailer was selling them they would be grateful that an ordinary consumer pointed this out to them. And if they said the bottles were fakes that would only bolster any attempt to get a refund. The only "problem" I can conceive of is that some are weaker than others, and then the policy may vary from store to store. As many BNers have said about Z-14, there are different versions, apparently, some of which are much better than others. However, if that is the case here it is unrelated to me sending photos to EA Fragrances without mentioning anyone's name. That is something many of us are really concerned about, and we know that in some cases we can't get our money back (such as an ebay auction that says no refunds). However, I was under the distinct impression that thatmakessense thinks these are fakes, so I did not consider this when I sent the photois.

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    OP you're paranoid, your fragrances are legit.

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    Only reason i can think of as to why the op would be so angry at EA being approached before a refund, is that maybe they are legit and EA may confirm this and that would halt a full refund?. Not saying this is the case. Just how it comes across to me from what I have read. Personally, I would like to have evidence direct from the company to show walgreens that they really are fakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    OP you're paranoid, your fragrances are legit.
    +1... This reminds me of the time I bought fake Prada shoes at Nordstroms half yearly sale.

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