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    Default HELP is this Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male REAL or FAKE?

    Hi everyone,

    Not sure if this is the right section to make this thread so please move it if it isn't

    I just bought a bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier's "Le Male" from Amazon (seller: Navarro Online) and I need help figuring out if it is authentic or not.

    The info on the bottom of the cologne and the smell are pretty legit but I noticed the logo on the back of the cologne, where it says "Gaultier", is not very clear (last 2 pics).

    Please check out the pics i posted below and let me know what you think.
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    anyone?

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    Looks fine to my eye.

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    Fake. That crotch bulge isn't big enough.
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    Default Re: HELP is this Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male REAL or FAKE?

    The stripes are unusually white, but it looks ok to me.

    If you have a smartphone, download the app 'RedLaser". It's a bar code scanner and the fake bottles wont register and you'll instantly know if you have a fake.


    P.S. I was able to scan the bar code from the pic you posted haha. It's real.
    Last edited by 1280adam; 21st September 2012 at 11:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Fake. That crotch bulge isn't big enough.
    This particular bottle's lady friend was not appealing enough.

    Looks real, but the stripes do look extra white. However, based on the quality of the pictures, I am assuming it is a contrast issue with the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    This particular bottle's lady friend was not appealing enough.

    Looks real, but the stripes do look extra white. However, based on the quality of the pictures, I am assuming it is a contrast issue with the camera.
    Yea, what kind of camera is that?

    That's definitely not a Nikkon Cool Pix, haha.

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    Looks like
    GAULTIRE
    GAULTIKR
    GAULTIKE

    or whatever. Doesn't really look like GAULTIER to me o.o

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    You should toss it in the trash just in case it actually is the real thing.
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    It's real. I bought one in Chinatown on Canal Street and it looks just like yours. Chinatown only sells real Gaultiers. you're good bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanzapyou View Post
    It's real. I bought one in Chinatown on Canal Street and it looks just like yours. Chinatown only sells real Gaultiers. you're good bro.
    yeah right!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanzapyou View Post
    It's real. I bought one in Chinatown on Canal Street and it looks just like yours. Chinatown only sells real Gaultiers. you're good bro.
    yeah right!!

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    It's real. Production code is legit. Considering the numbers of bottles manufactured in a single day, bottle molds do get a heavy use and I would assume your bottle is from a very worn out mold, thus the very strange Gaultier marking on the back. I have never seen worse though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post
    The stripes are unusually white, but it looks ok to me.

    If you have a smartphone, download the app 'RedLaser". It's a bar code scanner and the fake bottles wont register and you'll instantly know if you have a fake.

    P.S. I was able to scan the bar code from the pic you posted haha. It's real.
    They can fake the bottle, the packaging and the fragrance, but they can't copy a bar-code? Am I missing something here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingthealien View Post
    You should toss it in the trash just in case it actually is the real thing.
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    I just pulled out my own bottle for comparison, and there are some differences. Mainly the intensity of the white stripes, the shape of the shirt collar and the thickness of the top stripe, especially on the back (mine is less thick). The "GAULTIER" on the back also looks a bit weird, but that might be your photo. Keep in mind though, my bottle is 3 years old. All that being said, your bottle is probably real, but...

    The only way to know if it's real is to do a side by side sniff test.

    Go to a department store and spray some on your left arm, go home and spray some of your bottle on the other arm. If it's fake, it'll smell worse in comparison and/or last half as long.

    Good luck!

    P.S. I only buy from authorized dealers, since the stress of verifying authenticity makes good deals no longer worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    They can fake the bottle, the packaging and the fragrance, but they can't copy a bar-code? Am I missing something here?
    With every fake I've encountered, the bar code does not register.

    I'm sure it could be easily faked, but it seems to me they just use a generic bar code on the box to make it look authentic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post
    The stripes are unusually white, but it looks ok to me.

    If you have a smartphone, download the app 'RedLaser". It's a bar code scanner and the fake bottles wont register and you'll instantly know if you have a fake.


    P.S. I was able to scan the bar code from the pic you posted haha. It's real.
    Thats awesome haha!

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    The fake i Had has a white tube on the inside going to the atomizer.
    Someone awhile back told me that if it has on the bottom jpg.com instead of the entire name it was fake as well....couldnt tell you the truth on that....never tried to verify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post
    With every fake I've encountered, the bar code does not register.

    I'm sure it could be easily faked, but it seems to me they just use a generic bar code on the box to make it look authentic.
    Not the case for me, I bought a fake off of ebay and I just scanned it with RedLaser and it worked. The fragrance was definitely a fake too.

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    It's legit. Navarro is a good store.

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    I also purchased a fake off eBay, the barcode registered on redlaser, but I'm almost certain it's a fake (I've yet to find another bottle that is the same color as mine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    I also purchased a fake off eBay, the barcode registered on redlaser, but I'm almost certain it's a fake (I've yet to find another bottle that is the same color as mine)
    Well there goes my sure-fire way to detect fakes haha

    I got an error message when I tried scanning the fake Gucci Pour Homme 1 from eBay that I bought a few months back and the bottle of Aqua Di Gio my buddy "got for a steal" on eBay.

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