They both look legit to my eyes.
I'm trying to purchase Boucheron Jaipur Homme here in India, but only a few online retailers have it. I wanted your opinions if these are likely to be fake:
http://stylecube.in/6-boucheron-perf...pur-homme.html has some wrong info, comes to about $70.
http://www.buytheprice.com/shop-onli...e-100ml__24638, one misspell.
I'll accordingly pick one!
Also, is this risky as a blind buy? I've no way of trying it out. To give you a baseline, my other frags are YSL Kouros, Polo Original, VC&A Pour Arpels Homme, Grey Flannel and Quorum.
They both look legit to my eyes.
If you can try Guerlain's Shalimar you will have a good idea of what jaipur smells like, the big difference is that Jaipur has a lovely dose of cinnamon at the top but their basenotes are very similar in that they both have a powdery/vanilla smell.
It`s quite different in style than the fragrances you mention, but it`s a absolutely stunning oriental fragrance for men. One of the best. Go for the EDP!
The bottles on the pictures looks fine. I bought mine from www.fragrancex.com, and that one had frosted glass with clear glass in the middle.
Thanks, hednic, chopwet and Oslo-Fjord!
@Oslo-Fjord - fragrancex.com seems to be a great site, too bad I can't find an EDP version there.
Guess I'll keep looking out, or pick one up from those two links!
Both pictures are identical, one is just a little more blured.
=> look at the bubbles in the tube => identical position!
That bottle doesn't look right to me. I have the current bottle (bought from Marionnaud) and is frosted glass with clear glass in the middle; also, on my bottle, under Boucheron it's written Paris, which the bottles on the links don't have.
This is how it looks.
@frankfurter - Good catch, identical bubble positions!
@Oslo-Fjord and PalmBeach - It's possible that these lesser known online Indian retailers are selling off old stock as well, good that I got to know from you guys. The bottle of Polo I picked up online was old as well, barely lasts for an hour!
Good that fragnancex has free worldwide shipping on orders of $69 or more! I'll order from there, get the same bottle as you guys.
I hope you're right about Fragrancex! I just placed an order for the EDP http://www.fragrancex.com/products/_..._products.html
10-12 working days, so I'll keep you all posted. Thanks for your help!
Well, StyleCube's Photo - Looks Authentic.
Old perfumes, should have no problem lasting (like your polo) unless of course these have been exposed to lots of light - otherwise i might just call it fake, usually from Dubai, its called Dubai AA Grade - looks ditto - but doesn't last, i've got canned many times.
The frosted bottle as in the picture is the older-version, the newer ones come in clear bottle (style cube picture) How do i know? because I am on to my third bottle now, which is a refillable clear bottle - i bought this from Nordstrom in New York.
I wrote to Boucheron about it and they confirm that they have switched manufacturers/licensees hence the change in bottle - a side by side comparison between the new and old bottle, there were no differences in smell and was/is identical.
So in Short - Older Bottle (Frosted Sides)
Newer Bottle (All Clear)
If you rather walk in to a shop in India - i would suggest you visit Parcos ( i remember seeing Jaipur EDP there ) - though i must tell you, so far i havent seen a fake jaipur, owing to the fact that it is very much still under the radar fragrance to be faked but then again i could be wrong!
If you are an indian or have exotic indian sensibilities - then Jaipur, can be your ultimate scent - its slightly-sweet whilst simultaneously being spicy and robust without getting cloying, i agree with the rest that the Eau de Parfum version is the best!
If you like similar fragrances, i would suggest
1.Roadster by Cartier (the heart beats around jaipur a lot ) and smells a bit like jaipur at the drydown as well but still no comparison to Jaipur Eau de Parfum, though theres a nice minty opening to it.
2.Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens - Your next step after a few bottles of Jaipur, rich and sophisticated.
3.Rocabar by Hermes - Got to Love this, if you love Jaipur then you got to have this too!
Last edited by benzganesh; 19th October 2012 at 01:36 AM.
Did you buy one then? Are frosted bottles new stock or the old ones? I suspect its the former!
yes i did. i got the semi frosted one like luca posted. I think they're current stock since the same type of bottle is on the boucheron shape.
and yes, its brilliant, long lasting and just perfect.