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    Default Is my bleu de chanel legit?

    G'day guys!

    I was bought 2 150ml bottles of this from a local retailer, needless to say I was tickled pink! Then I read that Chanel is very rarely discounted and my brother told me he got it for about 30% off! They told him that they have lost their Chanel contract so are selling remaining stock cheap.

    Then I started reading about the fakes etc and got me worried so I started reading...

    The cap is magnetic and aligns,
    The batch code on the bottles matches the box.

    The local retailer was a pharmacy and from what I read its difficult to become a Chanel retailer so I question their supply.

    Any thoughts would be amazing id hate my brother to have got ripped off!
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    Default Re: Is my bleu de chanel legit?

    We have a separate forum for this.

    Nothing looks odd in your photos.

    Did you test it? That is the ultimate determination.

    Congrats on the cheaper Bleu de Chanel.
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    Oh im sorry! im new here and didnt see where else this topic would go!

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    Default Re: Is my bleu de chanel legit?

    Looks OK to me.
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    Default Re: Is my bleu de chanel legit?

    So, it could go either way.

    The good things are that the cap is magnetic and it aligns, 5oz size wouldn't be as likely to counterfeit compared to regular 100ml sizing, and the batch codes match. And nothing popped out to me as suspicious from the pics.

    The bad thing is that Chanel is notorious for destroying stock, so I'd wonder if they would make the retailer send their stock back to be destroyed - or maybe since they bought it from Chanel they decided to keep them? I don't know. Also, fakes of Chanel might be pretty damn good - it's probably the #1 most faked fragrance house in the world - it's super super sketchy buying Chanel secondhand.

    How's it smell? Longevity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    So, it could go either way.

    The good things are that the cap is magnetic and it aligns, 5oz size wouldn't be as likely to counterfeit compared to regular 100ml sizing, and the batch codes match. And nothing popped out to me as suspicious from the pics.

    The bad thing is that Chanel is notorious for destroying stock, so I'd wonder if they would make the retailer send their stock back to be destroyed - or maybe since they bought it from Chanel they decided to keep them? I don't know. Also, fakes of Chanel might be pretty damn good - it's probably the #1 most faked fragrance house in the world - it's super super sketchy buying Chanel secondhand.

    How's it smell? Longevity?
    It smells good to my nose but im a relatively new rookie!

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    Default Re: Is my bleu de chanel legit?

    Nothing looks out of place. It looks good. Does it smell like BdC?

    BTW guys I wouldn’t rely on the alignment of the cap as a way to guarantee a bottle being authentic or counterfeit.
    My bottle of EdP is directly from Chanel and doesn't align exactly.
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    Default Re: Is my bleu de chanel legit?

    Suspicious. If a store loses its license to sell Chanel then stock must be returned to Chanel. Chanel is one of the most tightly controlled brands out there.

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    Oh I forgot to mention it has the CC on the inside of the cap and the box was great. And the original price tag on it was in line with other Australian retail prices.

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    Default Re: Is my bleu de chanel legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by McCraggen View Post
    Oh I forgot to mention it has the CC on the inside of the cap and the box was great. And the original price tag on it was in line with other Australian retail prices.
    It's fine, no need for the paranoia.

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    Default Re: Is my bleu de chanel legit?

    Perhaps Chanel introduce an element of doubt to keep their product image up?




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