I'd never think of it
I wanted Andron so bad, and couldn't find it anywhere, so I decided to try Scentmatchers. Big, Big Mistake ! I just got a bottle of so called Andron today and it's nothing like the Andron I knew. Funny thing is, I just used it about 15 minutes ago, and after the 15 min., there is absolutely no more scent detected on my skin. What the hell did they use, water and food coloring? I am out of 65 bucks !!!! Just a heads up to everyone here and please don't use them to have your favorite fragrance recreated.
I'd never think of it
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
See this thread I started:
Scentmatchers (http://www.scentmatchers.com/home.html) website states that they "specialize in expertly duplicating discontinued perfume and cologne." The price is $59.99 for 3.4 oz, plus shipping.
So I went to the site and tested it out a little. First I typed a legitimate fragrance. They found a match in their database. They could recreate Creed's Feuille Verte.
But I wanted to test it out a little further.
I tried typing Creed as the house and Habit Rouge as the fragrance. They found a match in their database.
Then Mazzolari and Apricot. Same result.
Then Sewage and Barf. Same result.
Then blank and gerbils. Same result.
Then blank and blank. Yes, they can match that too!
Then I said I wanted to make a fragrance from scratch that smelled like spinach and Martians. Again a match! They can do it!
Pug911, since it appears you were defrauded on the Internet, consider sending a complaint to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center. See:
Wish that I knew about this forum before ordering from Scentmatchers. There is a refund policy on their website, but I doubt that they would honor that, but I will try. Well, a hard lesson learned. It seems like I am not the only one who got duped and won't be the last either and there's a lot of complaints have been filed against these people. But ofcourse, nothing has been done. By the way, the day that I found this forum, was the day that I bought a legimate Andron bottle from one of the Basenoters here. So, not all was lost.
I read in a recent post where a member had gone to one of these "immitation" places and was quite impressed with their version of Gucci Nobile.
Anyone remember the name of the thread?
Now, if these places would only successfully immitate Patou PH...
I put in the most vile smells i can think of in my native language (not English) and still got a match in their database. Scentmatchers is definitely a scam.
Last edited by lsp_NY; 24th July 2009 at 01:40 PM.
Well, like I said in the previous thread, it would be kind of hard to match scents of the quality and complexity of the vaulted vintage Tabarome or some (sadly, and much too soon) deceased Guerlains.
Since it appears you were defrauded on the Internet, consider sending a complaint to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center. See:
I just received my patou prive knock off from scent marchers nothing like prive! Absolute scam stay away!
I probably wouldn't try anything like this, especially at those prices.
For swap or sale: Vintage Ungaro III, Pi EDP, Mitsouko EDP, Vintage Mitsouko EDC, & others. PM me.