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  1. #31

    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    Never bought a fake, that I know of.
    Ditto.
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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    Use them as a nice looking paper weight.
    Pass it off as genuine to someone you do not like.
    Now Senore, I know that you are joking... but right now I have a shallow/self-absorbed/overly ambitious/two-faced boss who I would gladly pass a fake on to- but only after topping it up with a judicious amount of ''body-water''

  3. #33

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    Give them away as presents to people you don't like) Second, do not buy from Ebay, I never do.
    Kiro
    Currently wearing: Millsime Imprial by Creed

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    I wouldn't put them on my skin - that's for sure. Even as a room spray they are not necessarily safe.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

    Current Top 6:

    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    YSL Jazz (vtg) (Jean-Franois Latty, 1988)
    Currently wearing: Macassar by Rochas

  5. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovescully View Post
    The exact same thing happened to me about 6 months ago with a bottle of Bleu de Chanel (probably the same seller; from Hungary I recall). He insisted it wasn't a fake, but the signs were all there as plain as the nose on my face! As soon as I contacted PayPal I was issued a refund in about a week or so. In 15 or so years of collecting this is the only fake I have ever bought (that I'm aware of). Although I haven't sprayed it since the first time, I guess I'll use it up as a bathroom spray or something.
    I don't understand why would anybody buy Chanel from Ebay. There is no store on the face of this planet, that will sell you a real Chanel for less money then indicated on Chanel's website, unless fake, or stolen. Even the reputable web stores cannot sell Chanel for less, because they CANNOT get it for less, and make a profit. Plain and simple
    Kiro
    Currently wearing: Millsime Imprial by Creed

  6. #36

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    I have the conception that you can't buy directly from Chanel but use the "store locator" that will tell you the nearest shop.
    Buying from eBay is totally safe if one pays with paypal, and looks carefully the listing and uses common sense.

    If one still has doubts of eBay, the reputable shops like Sephora, Douglas etc. are a good choice then.

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    I have the conception that you can't buy directly from Chanel but use the "store locator" that will tell you the nearest shop.
    Buying from eBay is totally safe if one pays with paypal, and looks carefully the listing and uses common sense.

    If one still has doubts of eBay, the reputable shops like Sephora, Douglas etc. are a good choice then.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

    Current Top 6:

    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    YSL Jazz (vtg) (Jean-Franois Latty, 1988)
    Currently wearing: Macassar by Rochas

  7. #37

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    Wow, a lot of careful people here!
    Senore, your comment is priceless. I do actually allow guests to spray themselves with the fakes. 10 sprays of authentic Le Male would kill me

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    I've purchased two fakes, One Million and Le Male. By the time I realized it, it was too late to do anything. Threw both away.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

  9. #39

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    The most faked cologne out there are usually the most over-hyped ones such as Le Male, One Million, Chanel Allure Homme Sport, Cool Water, Acqua Di Gio, Bleu De Chanel, etc.
    I'd never buy those off the internet because the chances of them being genuine are slim to none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    Wow, a lot of careful people here!
    Senore, your comment is priceless. I do actually allow guests to spray themselves with the fakes. 10 sprays of authentic Le Male would kill me
    Call me paranoid I didn't want to be a smartass.... sorry if i gave that impression. The day will come when i'll buy a fake myself accidentally.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

    Current Top 6:

    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    YSL Jazz (vtg) (Jean-Franois Latty, 1988)
    Currently wearing: Macassar by Rochas

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Bleu is mass-produced by one of the counterfeit factories in China. The box is well done but the bottle inside is not. The non-magnetized cap is your obvious clue... Not only do the fakes use a cheap plastic cap, but the ones that are magnetized are usually not precise - the authentic will spin the cap into a consistent position and hold it on. The bottom of the phony's glass bottle is rough and inexpertly produced... All dead giveaways.

    The sellers typically have an endless supply, start bidding at $1, and use stock photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suds View Post
    Now Senore, I know that you are joking... but right now I have a shallow/self-absorbed/overly ambitious/two-faced boss who I would gladly pass a fake on to- but only after topping it up with a judicious amount of ''body-water''
    ^^Posting from his cubicle.


    I've encountered one fake and it was via a basenotes swap and I don't even think the guy who I swapped with knew it was fake. And I didn't even know it was fake until I sold it and the guy I sold it to told me it was fake.

    That was a bottle of Chanel Allure Edition Blanche. Once the guy I sold it to returned it to me and I refunded him, I threw the bottle away.

    Gotta get those fakes out of the fragrance-sphere, otherwise they just get recycled--whether dishonestly or unknowingly. No reason to keep them around.

    I learned a few lessons from that experience, as a buyer and seller.

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    I bought a fake bottle of Royal Copenhagen once - I'm still kicking myself for not dishing out the extra cash for the original.

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    I have the conception that you can't buy directly from Chanel but use the "store locator" that will tell you the nearest shop.
    Your conception is incorrect. Chanel.com sells everything available in your country direct.

    I just sell my fakes on eBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    I just sell my fakes on eBay.
    Do you indicate that they are fake?

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    I wear them. I use to have this knock off of Fahrenheit. It was $20, and I really liked it. Does anyone have experience with this. Its call Exceed, by a company called New Brand. I think the company specializes in copy cat fragrances. Its made in Belgium, I think.

    Favorite notes at this point: Sandal wood, Oud, Frankincense, Rose

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlatif33 View Post
    I wear them. I use to have this knock off of Fahrenheit. It was $20, and I really liked it. Does anyone have experience with this. Its call Exceed, by a company called New Brand. I think the company specializes in copy cat fragrances. Its made in Belgium, I think.
    That's more of a 'knock-off' than a 'fake'. It's one of those 'this is our version of...' but it's not trying to pass itself off as the legitimate juice.

    I've never bought a fake, but I am extremely trepidatious about buying fragrances on eBay. I've bought maybe three bottles of fragrance over the 'Bay: a mini of Ferrari Essence Oud, a bottle of Worth PH and a bottle of Body Shop Amber Oud. Clearly not what you'd call 'big-ticket' items (none were over $9).

    The vast majority of vendors I wouldn't trust as far as I could throw them, but there are some great vendors I keep on my 'saved sellers' list.

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by dagawami View Post
    Do you indicate that they are fake?
    No way! I'll get less for them if I do.

    I just take good pictures so that no one that knows what they're doing will bid on them. That way I make sure it goes to a noob that will never know the difference. Ignorance is bliss. It's a win-win, really.
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    I have one Allure fake bottle and use it as a car boot refresher.
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Herms by Herms

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    That's more of a 'knock-off' than a 'fake'. It's one of those 'this is our version of...' but it's not trying to pass itself off as the legitimate juice.

    I've never bought a fake, but I am extremely trepidatious about buying fragrances on eBay. I've bought maybe three bottles of fragrance over the 'Bay: a mini of Ferrari Essence Oud, a bottle of Worth PH and a bottle of Body Shop Amber Oud. Clearly not what you'd call 'big-ticket' items (none were over $9).

    The vast majority of vendors I wouldn't trust as far as I could throw them, but there are some great vendors I keep on my 'saved sellers' list.
    THe thing with eBay is that even if the seller has good feedback the product can still be fake.

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    I am wearing a fake of YSL's La Nuit. Its a perfume oil, and I am actually enjoying it.
    Favorite notes at this point: Sandal wood, Oud, Frankincense, Rose

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    No worries dofa, that wasn't smart-ass at all!
    That's not a bad idea (the car boot freshner). I think my fake bottle of Le Male is going to get transferred...
    I haven't tried Exceed, but I purchased a bottle of Temperature (Amazon, $6). It smells close to Fahrenheit, but I honestly don't like the original anyways.

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    I don't buy fakes.

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    To the best of my knowledge, despite buying maybe fifty fragrances on Ebay, I've never purchased a fake.

    If I did, I'd probably just pitch it, if it did not smell good; or use it as a room spray. If I bought it on Ebay, I'd ask for my money back, and am confident paypal would refund it. As has been discussed elsewhere, Ebay is now a "seller beware" site.

    And I would never sell a fake to anyone, regardless of their level of knowledge, which, in my view, is irredeemably unethical. For that matter, knowingly selling a counterfeit product is completely illegal in the United States under federal law.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    And I would never sell a fake to anyone, regardless of their level of knowledge, which, in my view, is irredeemably unethical. For that matter, knowingly selling a counterfeit product is completely illegal in the United States under federal law.
    +1.
    Favorite notes at this point: Sandal wood, Oud, Frankincense, Rose

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