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    Default Re: Website ADMITS Selling Couterfiets!

    Quote Originally Posted by broxwood View Post
    Actually, 'licence' is a noun whereas 'license' is a verb.
    Yes, that is true for us in Australia. However, Americans spell both the noun and verb as "license" and, in this context, it appears that the word is being used as a noun. Hence, why I pointed out that "licence" is the British/Australian variation.

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    Default Re: Website ADMITS Selling Couterfiets!

    There were a few red flags right off the start. All merchandise costs around $30 something. Then, About Us, in the line they admit of not genuine items. Hoping that - if items get returned or contested - they could say, "we told you all along".

    Furthermore, shipping - no matter where to - is included in those $30 something for the item. Ha !

    Furthermore, they invite the stupid enough customer to order there or deal with them, to "e-mail us with any questions, etc."

    That is just to blindfold the stupid enough customer.

    I hope that nobody, absolutely nobody, is stupid enough to fall for their scam.

    Chanel and Lancome should be notified how badly their products are represented in the internet.

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    Default Re: Website ADMITS Selling Couterfiets!

    Ok guys, this is the response I got from the website:


    Hello,

    we sell only good quality replicas.

    that information you can find in "about'


    So, as the original OP slesperado wrote- they admit selling conterfeits.

    Yet, they use illustrations of the original products not "Our version of". They probably make a fair bit before they get pressured to shut down, or the goal is to obtain credit card/identity info.
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    Perhaps this is just me being from a different culture, but... They clearly state they are not selling the genuine, but remakes. Reporting a person who is honestly telling their clients that these aren't the real thing, is like reporting all the perfume oil stores I know that replicate mainstream brand-names. As far as we know, he is only "stealing" copyright (ie name and bottle look), but is simply providing a way for people to get perfumes that smell similar without shelling out tonnes.

    We perfumistas forget that not everyone cares as much about perfume as we do!

    I live in Africa, where piracy is a normal thing. DVDs sold on the streets are all pirated, and we get the movies on DVD before they're even premiered sometimes. Music? No one buys a CD in Kenya, unless it's local - even then most Kenyans don't care and will prate that, even though the local artistes need it. There is one CD store that I know of, and they dont have the newest albums. They do not have the newest movies. There definitely is NO place in Kenya where you can buy genuine perfumes, except overpriced (marked up twice the price at times) stores in expensive malls. Then you have large brands and people (woe is me) lamenting and complaining about piracy in their million dollar homes - but what effort do they make to provide their music/movies to people who make 200 dollars a month? Does that mean that people of a low income who have internet and the awareness of entertainment, do not have a right to be entertained? Do lower income people not have the right to enjoy perfume?

    I know that a lot of mainstream perfumes are sold in chemists in Kenya, all fake. They cost 15 dollars, smell "nice" (if you like fruity floral), and faintly resemble the original. Why deny someone their pleasure? I cannot explain to you the joy of a young girl who got a Dior perfume for herself when she thought she could never afford it. Sure, she knew it was fake at 20 dollars. But it was a treat for her, and that is something she could never have done if stores - who are honest about their fakes - like these didnt exist.


    (Note: I'm not necessarily talking about this website if it IS a credit card scam, as I dont know where the place caters to, but I know I've seen complaints before about "fakes" and I dont understand why people are letting it get to them when it might provide someone else with a lot of pleasure, especially if it clearly states they are replicas).

    Second note: I am not trying to argue but just want to expose a different side to this argument. I hope that is clear; I'm kind of sick so I might not be expressing myself correctly right now.
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    Default Re: Website ADMITS Selling Couterfiets!

    Personally, I don't have a problem with them selling knock-offs. My biggest problem with them is that they're illegally using the names of names-brands and using their pictures. For example... If Beauty & Parfums wants to sell a knock-off of Dior Homme Sport, they could call it something else like "Dyore Homme Sport Edition". In the description, they can put "compare to Dior Homme Sport" or "If you like Dior Homme Sport, then you'll LOVE this". Yes... People would laugh, but at least the company wouldn't get into any legal trouble over something like that.

    What makes the site illegal is that they're using names/pictures that they're not authorized to use, and it is very misleading. They're fully aware that some customers are going to mistake their products for the real thing. It's like a company that is selling MP3 players. It's alright if they sell knock-offs of iPods, but it's not alright if they market them as iPods.

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    Default Re: Website ADMITS Selling Couterfiets!

    Quote Originally Posted by slesperado View Post
    Personally, I don't have a problem with them selling knock-offs. My biggest problem with them is that they're illegally using the names of names-brands and using their pictures. For example... If Beauty & Parfums wants to sell a knock-off of Dior Homme Sport, they could call it something else like "Dyore Homme Sport Edition". In the description, they can put "compare to Dior Homme Sport" or "If you like Dior Homme Sport, then you'll LOVE this". Yes... People would laugh, but at least the company wouldn't get into any legal trouble over something like that.

    What makes the site illegal is that they're using names/pictures that they're not authorized to use, and it is very misleading. They're fully aware that some customers are going to mistake their products for the real thing. It's like a company that is selling MP3 players. It's alright if they sell knock-offs of iPods, but it's not alright if they market them as iPods.

    Ah ok I see your point! Gotcha.
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    I can safely conclude, then, that PERFUME IS ART in its purest form.

    As an artist, I therefore have a responsibility to buy as much perfume as I can. You know, to learn about art and all.


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    Default Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    I knew something was wrong when a bottle of Bleu de Chanel was going for $36.

    But you want to know where a lot of those Ebay fakes are probably coming from?

    Right here:

    http://www.beauty-parfum.com


    Make sure to click on the "About Us" tab at the top of the page.

    "Enjoy!"

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    lol, it flat-out says "all items are not genuine"

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    Couldn't it be that if you order Egoiste, for example (100 ml for $33 and free shipping), they will tell you they are out of stock after you provide them with your personal information? Seems like potential for multiple scams here, IMO.

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    Here's the exact quote:

    "All items are not genuine and produced in Europe and UAE by licence."

    Must be a typo, though possibly/likely true, since you don't need a license to break the law if that is your intent, right?. LOL.
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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    It doesn't only show it in the About Us page, but also in the footer of the site, but that could be a common variable used throughout the site, so a single typo/error could appear in multiple places.

    I would certainly not buy anything from them regardless of whether they claim products are genuine or not...
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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    Oh c'mon, all the best fragrances are sourced from Ukraine

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    Very interesting i must say! But i definitely wouldnt risk getting anything from them for sure
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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    Disgraceful? This is a company being completely honest that they are selling you a fake. Posted on the footer of every page, hardly what I'd call fine print. I commend them trying to make a profit as honestly as a perfume-faking business can.

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    wow everything is 34, 35 or 36$

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    I'm convinced all that Creed batch variation is from cheap base noters not willing to pay full price and buying fakes from sites like this!

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    wow it does say they arent genuine lololololol

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    Yup, the company straight up said that their products aren't real. It's just a nice alternative to those who can't afford a $70 bottle.

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    Sounds suspect to me.

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    if it smells nice, gets compliments, looks exactly like it, and you literally can't tell the difference without meticulous inspection, does it matter.

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    if it smells nice, gets compliments, looks exactly like it, and you literally can't tell the difference without meticulous inspection, does it matter.
    It does matter. If you buy a watch, bag, jacket etc then the above criteria might apply. However, with fake fragrance, who the hell knows what chemicals you're putting on yourself. Could be full of any old shit.

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    At least they admit it.
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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    its Dubai AAA grade manufactured in UAE - thats why i never buy anything from Dubai!

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    I wonder if someone emails them and asks them for a price on 100 Egoiste bottles what their price would be !

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    Indeed dishonest and disgraceful
    - "made by license in UAE and Europe?"
    - "All items are not genuine and produced in Europe and UAE by licence."

    Liars. If made under license, they'd be genuine.
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    "All items are not genuine"

    Brilliant!
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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    Mailed them the last time this was posted. Their customer service is disgraceful. Or they don't speak any English.

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    it's a good resource for people wondering which fragrances are being faked.

    though they could do that old trick of actually only having a few fakes in stock, but listing a bunch of different stuff to lure buyers. and just sending you a random substitute once they have your order

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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    "All items are not genuine"

    Brilliant!
    Try to save a few $$ online and get ripped off. I was at Penny Lane Perfumes in Rehoboth Beach De. this weekend, and the opportunity to test HUNDREDS of niche frags and get her advice was worth more than the $5 I would have saved buying online. She sent me home with a handful of samples, and I bought a bottle of Mona di Orio Vetyver. Google penny lane perfumes. If you live in the NY/NJ/MD/PA area, well worth the trip. All they sell is NICHE!!! And she doesn't have a disclaimer saying "All items not genuine"
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    Default Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    Link to the recent thread on this topic/seller:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/306...ng-Couterfiets!



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    Quote Originally Posted by slesperado View Post
    Personally, I don't have a problem with them selling knock-offs. My biggest problem with them is that they're illegally using the names of names-brands and using their pictures. For example... If Beauty & Parfums wants to sell a knock-off of Dior Homme Sport, they could call it something else like "Dyore Homme Sport Edition".
    I'd like to get a bottle of Chantel's Emoiste but not for $30+. LOL.

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