Thread: Creed Queries & Discussions.
Buying real juice and returning a fake is a standard scam. When it succeeds, an honest merchant can be left holding a fake product they don't recognize. Even stores with sterling reputations have to deal with this issue.
I'll broach the question of an authentication spot again. This will need more time, but I think there is more demand now, and it may have traction.
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If your really that concerned and it seems like you are just call the company you bought it from and explain the discrepancies you have and I'm 100% sure they will answer your questions,but like I said before establishements like Fragrancenet are reputable companies and it serves them no purpose to try to deceive there customers.GOOD LUCK,and keep enjoying those colognes.
Last edited by mjones602; 16th April 2014 at 03:48 AM.
also, hope nkelly95 isn't any part of his email address that placed the order ... (or part of his name from the order)
Last edited by mjones602; 16th April 2014 at 04:58 AM.
And when on earth did I EVER say I'm proud of committing return fraud, let alone brag about it? Come on man.. Your just upset and be illogical
Last edited by nKelly95; 16th April 2014 at 05:37 AM.
I'm not going to read through all the previous posts here in detail but
a) would you guys cool it off a bit and
b) if anyone's planning some shady moves regarding returning product, take that discussion elsewhere. If there's been a problem with fragrancenet, get in touch with them directly. Let us know how it works out, but be cognizant of the information you're making public here.
C'mon, guys - just laugh it off!
It's OK to joke around - no problems. And don't worry about Fragrancenet - I've been buying from them for YEARS - and tons of fragrance. I really love that I can get AUTHENTIC old stuff from them, too. Stuff that's basically turning vintage.
And I really don't think people should be so worried about old stock (typically better formulations) or recycled returns.
Seriously - I just purchased a bottle of a nice designer scent at a fairly fancy store (no names), and I am totally able to tell that it was a return that got recycled into a counter special deal set. Do I care that the bottle is missing a few sprays, and the box is a bit dinged? NO. It's absolutely authentic juice, and smells great. In fact, I saved about 10 or 20 bucks on the full-sized aftershave lotion that came with it as part of the deal, and I got a mini and a bunch of samples to boot. Not a scratch on the bottle - probably some lady bought it for her husband and he hated it. His loss, my gain.
New fragrance aficionados are frequently worried that they got bogus juice - it takes time before your nose can spot a fake. And that's still the best way - put a bit in an atomizer, take it to the store, and spray side-by-side with the real thing. End of story - if you can't tell the difference, keep it.
Is Royal Water in not much demand at all or something in regards to buying from online discounters? That one person maybe got a 2002/2007 batch, and I just got one in <20 minutes ago from LilyDirect. A3610L01. 2010?
I'm planning to keep it so far, .
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I wouldn't worry about a bottle just a couple years old. I'm not a firm believer that something can spoil that quickly, unless stored horribly!
Just an update on my issue: Fragrancenet is awesome! When I addressed my issue the woman immediately said if there's anything wrong with the bottle of perfume you receive, the 20% restocking fee does not even apply. She took note of what I am looking for on the bottle (logo on atomizer, box that fits the norm) and she said if they don't have anything that completely matches my description that I will receive a full refund. Talk about good business! I'm sure they will have a bottle that fits my needs, as I think I was just unlucky with my first purchase. She said that they purchase their fragrances from several different retailers, so that is most likely why it seemed to be off. They sent me a new return label and will be sending me my next bottle with no charge or fee. I'm still astonished with that service. I would've been willing to pay a restocking fee to be totally honest, since I knew I was worried before even opening the box or using a spray. However the fact that they're willing to work with their customers to make sure they're 100% satisfied is awesome, even if that means taking blame for something that was shipped and possibly not authentic. Couldn't appreciate it any more, I might just treat myself to a bottle of OV to cap off this amazing experience of doing business with them. I surely wouldn't mind putting some money towards a great company like that, especially if I'm guaranteed 100% satisfaction every time. Plus I can't complain about getting a wonderful fragrance at a stellar discounted price!