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    Default I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Hi all. I think I have been unfortunate enough to land up a fake Azzaro pour homme. I thought it would be safe enough to buy from a popular and apparently reputed e-commerce company here in India, but looks like my confidence was misplaced. I have strong reasons to suspect it is a counterfeit because of differences in the bottle with the ones available at stores (authorised retailers). I would hereby ask you for help and your opinion on this. I am putting up some photos, from which you'll get to see the reasons to consider this as a fake.

    The box and the bottle.

    The back of the box and I apologise for the picture quality. It basically says
    INGREDIENTS:....

    Ce produit ne peut etre vendu que par les distributeurs agrees AZZARO
    Mfd. for: CFG 92200 NEUILLY. FRANCE
    MADE IN FRANCE - 95300 PONTOISE
    REF 980406
    www.azzaroparis.com

    The bar code at the bottom of the pack.

    The bottle. Notice nothing is written at the back of the bottle.

    The bottom of the bottle. It has a sticker mentioning some of the stuff already there on the back of the box.

    The sprayer.
    Folks, I have looked around for Azzaro PH at stores, and the bottle is quite different here as you see.
    The only other thing is that the fragrance doesn't smell much different from the one I've sampled in stores, and has decent projection, longevity etc. But I probably need to sample this again at some store and match it with the one I have.
    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Can't tell from the photos for sure, but hopefully you can get your money refunded if you are not totally happy with it.

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Difficult to tell from the box(your pictures are not so good...) . I have also seen Azzaro pour Homme bottles with the lid having the silver edge either on the bottom (like yours) or on the top.Is this a 100ml bottle ? I have 30ml bottles and nothing is written on the back but some info is engraved on the bottom (AZZARO 92200 NEUILLY/MADE IN FRANCE/30 ml 1 FL.OZ).
    Check the juice side by side with a reference tester in a store .

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Never seen this one being faked and this one looks legit to me.
    This juice is not easy to fake as it's pretty complicated and besides that it's not popular enough anymore to make it worth while faking! (it's no 1 Million or Le Male for that matter)

    As you said the juice smells about the same in your memory as the one you tested, you can be sure this is no fake!
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Solo (Absoluto)
    - Chanel: Antaeus
    - Chanel: Egoïste
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Looks legit to me either.

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    That bottle looks exactly the same as mine - and I'm certain mine's genuine.

    (And with the complexity of the notes, I couldn't imagine a fake smelling even similar to the real thing)
    Alan

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Indeed, thread closed!

    Enjoy your very good (legit) purchase after all!
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Solo (Absoluto)
    - Chanel: Antaeus
    - Chanel: Egoïste
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    i think its legit....but just to be sure, check if the batchcode on the box tallies with the batchcode under the bottle. If they are same....you are fine. But in the mean time, enjoy it. looks fine to me by the way.

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Dude, the most upsetting thing about this post is your inability to focus the camera

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Its real.
    For those about to stink, I salute you!

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    I can't see anything because the pictures are so blurry.

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Quote Originally Posted by stoavio View Post
    Dude, the most upsetting thing about this post is your inability to focus the camera
    Its real. I have the exact same bottle. Did you write why you think its fake? Im not reading it again.
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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    I'm not sure why anyone would go through the trouble of faking this one, but if they did, it's such a complex scent I just don't see anyone being able to even remotely approximate it for the sake of faking...

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    I don't think this fragrance is faked either. However, there are lots of different bottle styles and sizes. Keep in mind this fragrance was brought out in the late 70's. In over 30 years, you should believe that there are gonna be different types of bottles, as well as reformulated versions floating around. I don't believe yours is fake.
    My 3 Signature Scents:

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Quote Originally Posted by stoavio View Post
    Dude, the most upsetting thing about this post is your inability to focus the camera
    Yeah, I'm sorry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Its real. I have the exact same bottle. Did you write why you think its fake? Im not reading it again.
    The reason for me to suspect is that my bottle looks different from the ones I've seen in stores. The bottles in stores all have stuff written on the back as is the case here

    Mine is blank.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Most testers have stuff written on the back, for selling, marketing purposes. So that the sales people know what to say.
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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    Donīt compare tester bottles with yours!!! Testers have more printed things sometimes. Your bottle looks legit. Go on google images and compare too dude. Your images are blurred.
    Last edited by voidvader; 31st August 2012 at 07:25 AM.

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    It looks 100% fine to me too - I had exactly the same bottle. Only testers tend to have the sticker on the back of the bottle. The box & bottle look identical to my previous bottle.

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    More importantly, how does it smell?

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    There may be subtle product bottle variances esp. if they changed the bottle/box supplier. If the fragrance smells the same, I would'nt lose sleep over this. Neither should you.

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    The reason for me to suspect is that my bottle looks different from the ones I've seen in stores. The bottles in stores all have stuff written on the back as is the case here

    Mine is blank.
    Thanks.
    *smacks forehead*

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    Unless you're absolutely certain the smell is wrong I can tell you with 99.9% certainty this is not a fake. I have a bunch of the tester bottles you showed there from when I was in business, and the writing on the back is not something you find on the normal retail version. It looks exactly like the bottle you now own.

    Enjoy ^^

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    I've seen this one being faked, so its possible, but being as popular as it is, it could be old stock which would explain the slightly different bottle. It's a tough call... the fake as almost all fakes smells immediately "wrong" so if you're having trouble deciding that part, its most likely variation in batches.. I think you are safe...

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    Default Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    it could be old stock which would explain the slightly different bottle.
    It's exactly the same as my new bottle.
    Alan

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