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    Question Acqua di gio tester- real or fake?

    Hello! I'm quite new to basenotes and the world of frags in general. I have heard so much about acqua di gio, it was inevitable that I purchased it. I always used Versace Pour Homme EDT, and was suggested ADG by a lot of people, mainly because of it being a timeless fragrance. Anyway, a friend of mine gave me his bottle to try out, he said he got it from eBay, but never used it much as the one he currently has still hasn't finished. (He got a great deal on eBay).

    Now, I'm quite skeptical about eBay when it comes to perfumes, especially how close to the original the knock offs can be, so I thought I'd post some pictures and have you guys give the verdict. This is a tester bottle, so it came without the original packaging.

    It does smell good but I wouldn't know, since I haven't tried ADG before. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Acqua di gio tester- real or fake?

    This'd probably be better posted (or moved) in the Perfume Appraisals sub-forum, but from what I can see it looks like the real thing, lid style and thickness, label on back and underside, shape all look good, batch code checks out too, and if it smells good too then with a bit of luck it is legitimate.

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    Default Re: Acqua di gio tester- real or fake?

    It seems OK to me also.
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    Default Re: Acqua di gio tester- real or fake?

    Looks good to me.

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    Default Re: Acqua di gio tester- real or fake?

    Looks good. Enjoy.

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    Default Re: Acqua di gio tester- real or fake?

    Thanks for the prompt response, everyone. I was worried because someone suggested that in the real ADG, the ingredients are never listed on the back of the bottle.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/416...e-Acqua-Di-Gio

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    Default Re: Acqua di gio tester- real or fake?

    Interestingly, in the thread you linked to, I happen to think that wasn't a fake either - ingredients/text on the inside of the box too is quite normal for AdG, and on the back of the bottle I have seen but ONLY on testers, certainly.

    Anyway enjoy your acquisition!

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    Default Re: Acqua di gio tester- real or fake?

    Thanks, everyone!

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