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    Default Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    4.0 bottle works out to under 150 bucks a bottle.

    http://heartstuffer.com/product/cree...FY6Y4AodazkARg

    I wish I had the extra cash to check this out, might be a scam.
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    I don't see any reviews.

    But they have only 16 fragrances, so it looks like a scam to me.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    Never heard of this site before, but... I find it odd they want to charge IL sales tax even if they are to ship something to CA (my home State) and they do not have presence in this State. Sounds like amateur operation that doesn't know where/how/why/how much to collect sales tax, or if it's even applicable.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    I'd be very leery with this site. Tread carefully.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals don't warrant or deserve other individuals' acknowledgement or respect.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    Strange website. I would email them and ask them to send you several pics of the box and batch #s. It could be someone just trying to start a website and giving big discounts like lilydirect did a few months ago. If they are not willing to send pics then skip it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    I have managed to avoid commenting on Creed and their products for a few months now.
    Unfortunately the video on this company's page made my skin crawl and I now feel physically sick.


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    ??? Perhaps you shouldnt watch Creed related videos or read threads if your tolerance is so low. Its a very banal video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Strange website. I would email them and ask them to send you several pics of the box and batch #s. It could be someone just trying to start a website and giving big discounts like lilydirect did a few months ago. If they are not willing to send pics then skip it.

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    ??? Perhaps you shouldnt watch Creed related videos or read threads if your tolerance is so low. Its a very banal video.


    I just lowered my guard for a moment.

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    I like Creed, but I will admit that video was pretty close to vomit-inducing.

    As for the site in question, I would personally stay far far away.

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    Look at the site...does it look professional? Do the photos of the packaging look legit?
    Ill buy from Fragrancenet all day at a discount. Not from this place. Use common sense.
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    Let's stay on topic

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    I just lowered my guard for a moment.
    And you were doing so well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    And you were doing so well!
    Let's stay on topic

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    Hmm...maybe I'm a sucker, but I'm not seeing what is so shady about that site. If I needed a new bottle of Aventus, I'd probably give it a shot.

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    If you don't feel comfortable, search around.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    Go fragrancenet route, a little more cash..... plus piece of mind ....Peace
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    If that picture of Napoleon is part of the packaging then it is laughable fake. The fake Orig Vetiver that I bought on purpose had a slip cover with an Adrian Brody looking dude wearing short pants on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Never heard of this site before, but... I find it odd they want to charge IL sales tax even if they are to ship something to CA (my home State) and they do not have presence in this State. Sounds like amateur operation that doesn't know where/how/why/how much to collect sales tax, or if it's even applicable.
    good thing they collect tax for CA - they can use it.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    The link that the OP posted, didn't anyone read what's written on the top left ?

    "Specializing in Top Line Fragrance Imitations for Men & Women"

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    look at the title of the listing... replique. Replica. It's a fake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fraghead93 View Post
    The link that the OP posted, didn't anyone read what's written on the top left ?

    "Specializing in Top Line Fragrance Imitations for Men & Women"
    If my understanding the word Imitation is correct, it means something like replica, not genuine (I'm not a native english speaking person)
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    Ah yes, but couple of days ago when the OP posted this, that site did NOT have the message about imitation or replicas, and they were asking $150 for Creed bottles. That's in line with the gray market pricing. Now they have the "imitation" label and changed all priced to $30 - so you really know you are getting a bootleg version (probably rubbing alcohol mixed with floor cleaning solution).

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    Dofa91: your understanding is spot on, its an imitation. Looks like the price is at $30 now. Wasn't it about $150?

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    Sorry Remik, you must of posted while I was typing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Ah yes, but couple of days ago when the OP posted this, that site did NOT have the message about imitation or replicas, and they were asking $150 for Creed bottles. That's in line with the gray market pricing. Now they have the "imitation" label and changed all priced to $30 - so you really know you are getting a bootleg version (probably rubbing alcohol mixed with floor cleaning solution).
    I'll second that. They definitely did not have "replique" on the site/link when OP originally posted this. Hopefully OP didn't buy too many.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    Im no expert but I purchased a Dolce Gabanna imitation for $25 this summer and it is pretty much the same as the genuine version. I couldnt tell the difference. There are many sites selling replicas of many things. I also got myself a Boston Burins' Rebok replica on Amazon and it is exactly the same as what you can get on NHL.com for $179. I got mine for $35 free shipping too... I don't care for those Creed scents. In high school all the guys wore English Leather and it reeked. Creed A-Z is the same stuff and you have to mortgage your house to have the opportunity to get nauseous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentgent View Post
    I'll second that. They definitely did not have "replique" on the site/link when OP originally posted this. Hopefully OP didn't buy too many.
    It wasn't going for $40 like it is now either
    Sounds like a better deal than paying god knows what for the actual scent to the actual nauseating douchebag company.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    Perhaps seeing this thread gave them an impulse to modify the site(?)
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubs1987 View Post
    look at the title of the listing... replique. Replica. It's a fake.
    ahahahahaha. Scumbags.
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    Interesting. Gotta say, I'm tempted. I've always wondered what these fake Creeds smell like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Interesting. Gotta say, I'm tempted. I've always wondered what these fake Creeds smell like.
    I guess at least one batch version of the original will be similar.

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    Where's Noirdrakkar when you need him?
    There's a window of opportunity here for another Ilum Dean Fresco debacle.
    Mudslinging, advance orders, tantrums, toys thrown from prams, reverberations across the Youtube fragrance community, pineapples....
    Aah, the nostalgia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Ah yes, but couple of days ago when the OP posted this, that site did NOT have the message about imitation or replicas, and they were asking $150 for Creed bottles. That's in line with the gray market pricing. Now they have the "imitation" label and changed all priced to $30 - so you really know you are getting a bootleg version (probably rubbing alcohol mixed with floor cleaning solution).
    +1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Where's Noirdrakkar when you need him?
    A lot happened while you were gone martinijo.

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    I'm affraid the great noirdrakkar has fallen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajg624 View Post
    Im no expert but I purchased a Dolce Gabanna imitation for $25 this summer and it is pretty much the same as the genuine version. I couldnt tell the difference. There are many sites selling replicas of many things. I also got myself a Boston Burins' Rebok replica on Amazon and it is exactly the same as what you can get on NHL.com for $179. I got mine for $35 free shipping too... I don't care for those Creed scents. In high school all the guys wore English Leather and it reeked. Creed A-Z is the same stuff and you have to mortgage your house to have the opportunity to get nauseous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Interesting. Gotta say, I'm tempted. I've always wondered what these fake Creeds smell like.
    Don't be. I made the mistake of ordering a bottle of OV on eBay once, thinking I scored a deal as the bidding stopped at about $95 at 2am and no one outbid me in the middle of the night. Well, it was too good to be true - the bottle that arrived reeked like some nasty chemical paint stripper, and was leaking all over the box. Extremely poorly made bottle, but that's beside the point - the fragrance, if you can even call it that, was not even remotely close to OV. I contacted the seller immediately, and he quickly backpedaled that it was from a "new distributor" in New York, he only got a few bottles to see how the sales go, that he doesn't know anything about Creed, it was just highly recommended by the distributor, etc. Sob story. Needless to say, I got my money back, including shipping, and he got banned by eBay for selling counterfeits. eBay really doesn't like to see those, especially since there are federal laws in place against shipping counterfeit items across state lines - so they don't want to be involved even by association with these types of sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    A lot happened while you were gone martinijo.

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    I'm affraid the great noirdrakkar has fallen.
    Has he been banned?

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Interesting. Gotta say, I'm tempted. I've always wondered what these fake Creeds smell like.
    They smell really, REALLY bad. They dont even try to make them smell good. The OV that I bought smelled like dirty water with paint thinner and lemon pine-sol mixed.
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    I worry about counterfeiters all the time when dealing with Ebay and only use top rated sellers and when dealing with Amazon always use their authorized vendors. Sometimes a $20.00 to $50.00 savings is not worth it if you love the fragrance. I do enjoy the usual familiar discounters and never worried about all the batch controversy's and conspiracy theories that run the gambit over the past couple of years. I am afraid with Fragrances becoming very popular some of these shams will starting showing up more and more in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    A lot happened while you were gone martinijo.

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    I'm affraid the great noirdrakkar has fallen.

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