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    Default Real or Fake Escada Magnetism and Britney Spears Fantasy?

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new to this site and would appreciate your help in determining if these perfumes are real or fake. I bought Escada Magnetism and Britney Spears Fantasy yesterday from a perfume counter inside a well known store. I bought the Britney Spears Fantasy from the same counter back in November and it was authentic.

    For some reason, the two perfumes I bought yesterday do not look real. I saved the box for the Britney Spears Fantasy (from November) and compared it to the new box and it the only thing that is different is the 4 digit code below the "Made In USA" which located on the bottom of the box below the barcode. The plastic on Fantasy is not tight but loose. On Magnetism, there is Arabic writing on the back.

    I just need your opinion to determine whether they are fake.

    FYI: I did not open them yet.

    Links below will take you to the pics. Sorry I tried uploading them but it wasn't working for me no matter how much I tried. Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Real or Fake Escada Magnetism and Britney Spears Fantasy?

    Don't see the pics.

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    Please re upload the pictures.

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    @hednic and @tonghpafu. I tried uploading them but it's just not working for me. I put links to them.

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    Hello????? Is anyone here? Please help! Thanks!

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    Default Re: Real or Fake Escada Magnetism and Britney Spears Fantasy?

    Hi uniquelydivine, welcome to Basenotes. I can see your pictures. I'm not an expert on judging whether things are real or fake. There is a site that will tell you how old your bottle is http://checkcosmetic.net/. You put the code from the bottom of your bottle and the brand it is and it will tell you when it was produced. They have Escada in their list, but not Britney Spears. I'd start there and see if it's a valid code number. Good luck.

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    Well how does the scent smell? If it smells how it should then I wouldn't be worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by We Came As Romans View Post
    Well how does the scent smell? If it smells how it should then I wouldn't be worried.
    I didn't open them yet. If they are fake, I'm bringing them back.

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    Hello people....wake up! LOL! I really need your help! Thanks!

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    Hello? Hello? Hello? I still need any help...Thanks!

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    Hello????!!! Hello!!!!???

    What store did you buy them from?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????? ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Hello????!!! Hello!!!!???

    What store did you buy them from?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????? ?
    Lol...I bought it from a local store here in NY...Not a department store. Its a perfume counter within the store...

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    What is the name of the store? Walgreens, Duane Reed, Whole Foods??????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    What is the name of the store? Walgreens, Duane Reed, Whole Foods??????????
    LMAO @ Whole Foods...U r funny! Anyways, its one of those stores that sell perfume in the front. A local store, not a big name one. Did you look @ the pics?

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    Nothing in the pics to indicate they are fake. They look fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Nothing in the pics to indicate they are fake. They look fine.
    What about the Arabic writing for magnetism and the loose packaging for fantasy? I also looked online at the box for magnetism and the bottom where it has the size (2.5 FL OZ....75 ml) is centered on almost everything I saw. On this box, the writing is on the ends. Does that not seem strange?

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    Default Re: Real or Fake Escada Magnetism and Britney Spears Fantasy?

    Before I answer any of that, can you tell me why you think Arabic writing would be a sign of a fake? I am genuinely curious, not making fun of you or anything. Did you read that somewhere or did someone tell you that means its a fake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Before I answer any of that, can you tell me why you think Arabic writing would be a sign of a fake? I am genuinely curious, not making fun of you or anything. Did you read that somewhere or did someone tell you that means its a fake?
    I checked the boxes last night when I got home and saw the Arabic writing. I'm not discriminating or anything. Don't get me wrong. I started searching on google and there are a few sites stating that writing in different languages is a major indicator of a perfume being fake. One site said Arabic writing is almost always fake and a perfume bought in a department store wouldn't have Arabic writing on it so that's why I questioned that factor.

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    Here's someone who asked about Arabic writing:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/267...ttom-of-box-ok

    That was my thought, that the fume needs to be suitable for a number of markets, all should be ok, I think.
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    Default Re: Real or Fake Escada Magnetism and Britney Spears Fantasy?

    I'm no expert at spotting fakes (I'm new here too). I have tried the checkcosmetic site before and it does work. Britney Spears scents are made by Elizabeth Arden and that company is listed on the site.

    Could you check out boxes of the same scents at other retailers? If they look the same then you can rest assured that your bottles are okay. The loose wrapping on the Britney box could be shelf wear -- especially if you picked these up at a discounter like TJ Maxx or Marshall's.

    Good luck!

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    I just wanted to know where people got that information. not saying youre discriminating or anything. Its just that everyone that asks if their fragrance is fake says that it has Arabic script as a sign of fakeness.

    The reason it has Arabic script is because the middle east is a huge market for fragrances and some of the bottles that are supposed to go there to be sold get diverted to small shops and perfume stores here. I think it would be harder for the Chinese counterfeiters to worry about putting arabic phrases on the boxes, i would love to see the translations.

    I looked up several pics and some have the 2.5oz -75ml close together and some have it spaced. I think there are 2 different box designs. The loose wrapping-who knows....

    They look fine, ultimately you will have to smell them to see for sure. If they smell terrible and fake go back in there and raise hell and demand your money back. Isnt that what New Yorkers do, constantly scream at each other?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I just wanted to know where people got that information. not saying youre discriminating or anything. Its just that everyone that asks if their fragrance is fake says that it has Arabic script as a sign of fakeness.

    The reason it has Arabic script is because the middle east is a huge market for fragrances and some of the bottles that are supposed to go there to be sold get diverted to small shops and perfume stores here. I think it would be harder for the Chinese counterfeiters to worry about putting arabic phrases on the boxes, i would love to see the translations.

    I looked up several pics and some have the 2.5oz -75ml close together and some have it spaced. I think there are 2 different box designs. The loose wrapping-who knows....

    They look fine, ultimately you will have to smell them to see for sure. If they smell terrible and fake go back in there and raise hell and demand your money back. Isnt that what New Yorkers do, constantly scream at each other?
    Lol...New Yorkers are very nice! Just always in a rush! Anyways, if the Arabic isn't a red flag, like you said, my next bet would be to smell. I didn't want to open them. I just was going to return them unopened to avoid trouble.

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    Default Re: Real or Fake Escada Magnetism and Britney Spears Fantasy?

    Quote Originally Posted by royalewithcheese View Post
    Britney Spears scents are made by Elizabeth Arden and that company is listed on the site.
    Thanks for catching that royalewithcheese, I wasn't thinking.

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