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    Default BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    So, there seems to be a supply of fake Roja's that have spread out. It's being mentioned and talked about in the fragrance groups on Facebook at least.

    Seems even Alan from Beverly Hills Perfumery seems to think they're fake as well (not his stock).

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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    Heard about this and spoke to Alan about it at length. Now that these are confirmed fake it looks like Finscents, FragranceX and others who were selling these are going to owe a lot of people a lot of money. I also heard Bijan who was the main source for these through the fragrance groups has now disappeared.

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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    Some more pics:

    BOTTOM IS REAL, TOP IS FAKE:




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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    Have never bought any Roja Dove from any discounters and great to know. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    All I see here is a comparison between bottles of Aoud vs Musc Aoud. They could have at least picked the SAME fragrance.
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    These are 100% fraudulent fakes. There's no doubt now. None. The letter from Mr. Cassidy defeated the lie being propagated suggesting that the phony Aoud bottles were a pre-production run with a cheaper non-Pochet du Corval bottle. I was also informed that there are fakes of Oligarch surfacing. Hat's off to Alan Berdjis and the fair minded fragrance community for helping prevent more people from being victimized. There must be thousands of these fakes in markets around the world. Thanks to OP for posting the info here at BN.

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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    Thank you for posting these, OP. Thumbs up!

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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    Have never bought any Roja Dove from any discounters and great to know. Thanks for the heads up.
    Have never bought a Roja, but if I did, it would probably be from an authorized dealer.
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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Have never bought a Roja, but if I did, it would probably be from an authorized dealer.

    Hey there Hednic, very curious to know. For such an amazing perfumer and frgrance historian that Roja is, and not to mention the blending of his fragrances are absolute pinnacle in the business - why you dont own any of RD fragrances?
    They dont come in 30ml bottles
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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by MELVCMS01 View Post
    Hey there Hednic, very curious to know. For such an amazing perfumer and frgrance historian that Roja is, and not to mention the blending of his fragrances are absolute pinnacle in the business - why you dont own any of RD fragrances?
    They dont come in 30ml bottles
    Just not a house I happen to collect although have tried many.
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    Interesting. This would certainly explain the recent influx of Aoud/Amber Aoud/Musk Aoud testers that have been flooding the facebook frag groups at eyebrow raising prices.
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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    Thanks for the info.
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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    I had been wondering why so many bottles were suddenly showing up in the groups.

    The only Rojas I have ever purchased came from Alan. I have (in the past) traded for some older ones from the feminine line, but from what I know of the owners, they were purchased from Alan. Can you tell that Alan is a trusted source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr1973 View Post
    I had been wondering why so many bottles were suddenly showing up in the groups.

    The only Rojas I have ever purchased came from Alan. I have (in the past) traded for some older ones from the feminine line, but from what I know of the owners, they were purchased from Alan. Can you tell that Alan is a trusted source?
    He is fully authorized reseller for Roja so based on that and my purchases I would say yes


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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    That was pretty much my point

    Alan is the only person I have actually PURCHASED Roja bottles from - because he is an authorized seller - and I have only swapped with people (or purchased decants) from those whom I KNOW purchased from him or other authorized sellers

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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Just not a house I happen to collect although have tried many.

    Interesting Hednic!
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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    Alan is the man. Kudos to him. This whole debacle really exposed some people who had seemingly decent reputations on the FB groups as sellers. Certainly, a few of them were content with getting away with it until it was exposed. Worse, the griping and bitterness afterward all but assures that many of us will never buy from them in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    Have never bought any Roja Dove from any discounters and great to know. Thanks for the heads up.
    Hi All !!

    I am new here.. I bought roja dove Aoud 30ml sets. As far as my knowledge there is no sign of fake but the fragrance doesn’t last longer time. Can someone help me how to except this projection wise.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vatsalpatel23 View Post
    Hi All !!

    I am new here.. I bought roja dove Aoud 30ml sets. As far as my knowledge there is no sign of fake but the fragrance doesn’t last longer time. Can someone help me how to except this projection wise.

    Thank you
    I tried 3 different Roja Dove frags. All great in terms of scent but poor projection. Performance issues are not necessary a sign of fake, in case of Roja.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    All I see here is a comparison between bottles of Aoud vs Musc Aoud. They could have at least picked the SAME fragrance.
    Indeed. And if looking at the real bottle (left), it isn't perfect either. I wonder if that's not just a poor of quality control compared to houses who produce large amounts.
    That said, the flooding of fakes from russia is a real cancer, and now more and morehigh end luxury brands are targeted (a lot of Creed, Amouage...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Just not a house I happen to collect although have tried many.
    not even one full bottle worthy in your opinion? C'mon Hednic, tell us your real thoughts
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    Default Re: BEWARE: Possible fake Roja Dove frags from FragranceX, FineScents, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy the frenchy View Post
    not even one full bottle worthy in your opinion? C'mon Hednic, tell us your real thoughts
    I think they're all very nice, high quality scents, and have liked all I have tried. Just not a house I have a personal interest in having as part of my collection.
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    Thanks for the information. Now,I will be more watchful

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I think they're all very nice, high quality scents, and have liked all I have tried. Just not a house I have a personal interest in having as part of my collection.
    Ok, thank you for your answer.
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