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    Default Just received a SECOND fake Tom Ford sample

    Folks, be careful, it's the Wild West out there. I ordered a sample of TF Noir Anthracite and it just arrived in the mail. I sprayed it on skin but immediately had to scrub it off. It just reeked of cat-fur. I now know 100% that this is fake because it smells exactly like the fake sample of TF Italian Cypress I received a few weeks ago. Nothing but cat-fur. The smell is unbearably bad. No other note, just cat-fur. Someone must be emptying these samples, maybe cutting 10% or less of the original and then substituting the rest with some ultra-cheap fur-like musk. Maybe the theory is that people won't notice because musk is a scent? That is, the original scent is there, just buried under a mountain of musk. Anyway, I don't know, all I know is it's fake. So sad that people do this stuff. It really only takes one fly to spoil the whole ointment.

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    That's why you should blind buy full bottles of everything.

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    Default Re: Just received a SECOND fake Tom Ford sample

    Or buy from authorized online retailers
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    I only buy from reputable dealers, or from the house itself. There is often a real reason why supposed bargains are so cheap.

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    Where did you order the sample from?

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    That's what happens when you cheap out and order from someone or somewhere sketchy.

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    Be very careful with those Tom Fords out there my friend.
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    Con artists....name and shame for all to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post
    I only buy from reputable dealers, or from the house itself. There is often a real reason why supposed bargains are so cheap.
    The sellers in question had tons of legit sales (ebay-based sellers). I'm going to guess they themselves got duped. The money involved is small potatoes, so it's not the money that I'm frustrated about. It's how rampant this stuff is that I have had about a 25% success rate so far buying samples. I think the key is "buy from the house itself." There's just no other way to be certain you are receiving an actual sample versus some Chinese fake that got distributed far and wide and even fooled otherwise reputable dealers. It's the small things like this that make me despair for our world. If we cannot solve such small problems, how will we ever solve the big ones? *sigh

    I am tempted to name-and-shame but I'm going to take the high road this time and give the sellers the benefit of the doubt.

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    Default Re: Just received a SECOND fake Tom Ford sample

    Get a sample from a Tom Ford fragrance counter or Nordstrom or the Tom Ford website directly. eBay is not the place to gamble on niche samples ruins the experience and you decide against a fragrance you never truly sampled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    decide against a fragrance you never truly sampled.
    Exactly. That is the true loss of it all. That, and wasted time. *sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by eponymous View Post
    I think the key is "buy from the house itself."
    This would be a smart move.
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    I generally don't trust Ebay for samples of fragrances I have not previously tried. Established sample sources such as perfumedcourt, luckyscent, and surrendertochance are the only ones I trust. A Tom Ford sample from ebay brings the added issue that the Tom Ford fragrances are so often faked. It only takes an ebay search of any Tom Ford by name to pull up a vast amount. It seems to me that the majority of what I see on there are fakes. These obviously sell to somebody. So my thought is that the poor saps buying these fake fragrances would be none the wiser when selling me a decant. They would think they are sending me the real deal, because they think their fake is real. Just a big mess I'd rather not deal with.
    Its tragic to think that heroic mans great destiny is to become economic man, that men will be reduced to craven creatures who crawl across the globe competing for money, who spend their nights dreaming up new ways to swindle each other.

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    Anything that allows the seller to manipulate or tamper the juice on ebay is at risk, only buy full bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    Get a sample from a Tom Ford fragrance counter or Nordstrom or the Tom Ford website directly. .
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