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    Default Fake azzaro pour homme?

    I don't get shafted often these days, my vendors are fixed and reliable but on the rare occasion I'm in a different environment something catches my eye and before I know it my guard is down and my money is gone.

    In this case its Azzaro pour homme (I will post the pic later)

    The History
    - Used it before (the classic)
    - Know the smell well (liked it)
    - Always thought of buying it again

    In this Case
    - The bottle turns out to be the classic bottle
    - Smells legit just like I remember it and lasts long seriously! That why its a bit confusing
    - It was cheaper than I expected (though its not a very expensive frag)

    Now for the Suspicious bits and pieces
    - That silver cylindrical bit of finishing that protects the sprayer is completely absent, what you see is the naked sprayer right to the portion that's fastened to the bottle
    - Surprisingly it was well done and did not seem to leak. However, when you press the sprayer, the juice dribbled a little afterwards
    - The pack did not match the bottle - It looked like it was from a different generation than the bottle and surely the serial numbers did not match

    SO HOW COME IT SMELLS LEGIT and settles down to this dry spicy Azzaro Pour Homme smell which I remember so well?
    Counterfeit scents usually have a dead give away . ie. smell completely different or imitate just the top notes and no base notes. I know counterfeiting is quite sophisticated these and almost any scent can be faked

    Update; 19th Dec 2014
    Thanks for the replies guys. See the uploaded pics as I promised, by the way the damn thing still smells good
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    Last edited by cheadle; 19th December 2014 at 05:53 AM.

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    Default Re: Fake azzaro pour homme?

    Could be a manufacturing defect or a quality control issue. Do you have recourse for a refund or ability to return it should you find out that it is a fake?
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    Default Re: Fake azzaro pour homme?

    If you like it, wear it. From your post, it doesn't sound like you were out a lot of $$$?
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    Default Re: Fake azzaro pour homme?

    Yeah, that sounds much more like a defect than a deliberate fake.

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    Default Re: Fake azzaro pour homme?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Could be a manufacturing defect or a quality control issue. Do you have recourse for a refund or ability to return it should you find out that it is a fake?
    This.

    There is no money for counterfeiters to fake colognes that sell in the $20 range. Niche, high end designers, and vintage absolutely. Azzaro, Nautica, and Lomani no way. Could be a re-boxed returned item or previously opened item if the S/Ns do not match.
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    Default Re: Fake azzaro pour homme?

    I guess I could have returned it initially if I was not so busy evaluating it spritz after spritz after spritz. Now I would have to explain about the missing 10ml. Guess I'm gonna have to keep it, and like I said It smells pretty damn real. Thanks for your reply hednic

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    Default Re: Fake azzaro pour homme?

    I seriously doubt a fragrance that could basically be had for a song and a dance would be counterfeited....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron199 View Post
    I seriously doubt a fragrance that could basically be had for a song and a dance would be counterfeited....
    Completely agree!
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