Topic: Fake Fragrances

Hi everyone,

did any of you ever have an experience purchasing a fake fragrance (either from the counter or online) ? Well i did. Someone sold Chanel Coco Mademoisellehttp://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.611.jpg   to me online and assured me tht it was an 'original defected perfume ', whereby its bottle got some factory defects but still with its original liquid. I paid cheaper than the counter but to my dissapointment, the smell is really awful and unacceptable. Some times later i made a research from the internet and made comparisons,  and realized i was cheated from that blind purchase.



tell me abt ur experience. Would love to know it from all of u.

thanks :-)

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There is already a topic on this.

http://www.fragrantica.com/board/viewtopic.php?id=48062

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Hayven wrote:

There is already a topic on this.

http://www.fragrantica.com/board/viewtopic.php?id=48062

Its not the same. The other topic is people laughing at copycat perfume, this one is asking for others experiences with being sold a fake.

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There is a lot of info about this on this site, search of topics brought up this:

http://www.fragrantica.com/board/search … =935566505

Also this is of use to help spot fakes.

http://chanelperfumebottles.m.webs.com/ … network=fw

I have only been caught once, on eBay, it was a used bottle. Ebay refunded me so it was a lesson learned but I fortunately didn't lose money.

Chanel don't ever put their perfume in defective bottles, but unless one knew before hand it is easy to be caught out.
The rule with Chanel is that they don't sell defective products or other products ever at a discount. If you want the real thing you have to pay for it unfortunately.

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DarkClarissa, your first link does not seem to work as it says, "Your search returned no hits."




Anyway, n.hidayah, yes, I have been scammed a few times. The last two times were this past summer, and I was actually just testing two sellers online (on Ebay) to see if they they were selling authentics or not. I enjoyed doing it, for the most part, although it was a bit of a hassle. And I say that because after finding out both of these sellers sold me fakes, it took a while for the whole process to go through so that I was finally able to receive my money back. But still, I felt quite glad that I was able to take two sellers down. It's my way of sticking up for the little guys (so to speak) who really don't know any better.

Both of these sellers had 100% feedback, but regardless of this fact, I still knew that relying on what other people said wasn't exactly a reliable source, and in actuality, meant absolutely nothing. I knew this then, but it was only more confirmed afterwards, when both of these bottles turned out to be fake. Yet, people had left both these sellers all kinds of glorified feedback, without realizing at all that what they had actually bought were, indeed, fakes.

I posted pics of one of the counterfeits I received on an older thread (it's a bottle of Coco Mademoiselle), however, I am unable to remember what that thread was called. Or perhaps the person who started the thread has since deleted it. But if I happen to find it, I will post the link here for you to have a look at it, as well as to have a look at one of the counterfeit bottles they sent me.

I can somewhat understand how others were not able to tell their bottles were fakes, but at the same time, one shouldn't go and buy a pricier (and more popular) fragrance online without first knowing what it smells like... Doing this is like asking for trouble, and buying in ignorance. In other words, it's best to do your homework on it first.... find out as much as you can, and certainly smell it first, especially the more popular the perfume or brand it is.

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Aaah, I found it.... didn't think I would so fast!

http://www.fragrantica.com/board/viewtopic.php?id=43238



Even though it's not filled with tons of stories in it, it's just a little something you can feel free to take a look at.  smile

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I have no proof that I have ever gotten a fake perfume, but I would swear up and down that http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1746.jpg Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto Heaven this one was counterfiet, mismade, or at the very least spoiled. It smelled like toxic waste. I kid you not. I got it from TJ MAXX though so it's unlikely....

But yeah I always buy my perfumes from amazon.com. NOT ebay. Have never had a problem with counterfeits.

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If one looks at Amazon, there are alot of complaint 1 star reviews of fragrances that say "this is a fake" or "its stale and old." I have purchased several however and have had no issues.

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I have also purchased on Amazon, and always have received original perfumes. But, I always note, where the market place shop is. I bought my Annick Goutal on Amazon, and it was sold thru escentual.com. I buy from them, so trust them.

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Ebay is always a risk. I'm hesitant to buy full, brand new bottles of upper mainstream perfumes through Ebay. I often buy used perfumes or fragrances from sellers I trust, those I have done business with before.

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Ebay is very risky.

I once bought a http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.4033.jpg Dior Dior Homme Sport for my ex bf and after some time I realized it was a fake. And it was too late to ask refund os leave a negative feedback. Shame!!!

Since then I prefer to buy my perfumes only in trustworth stores and websites!

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Depending on the seller on ebay, they WILL refund your purchase especially if it's a fake or if it's stale...

I've had pretty good luck so far...Once, I bought a bottle of a perfume that like a dummy, I didn't try right away...Lo & behold, it was stale...

The seller was nice enough to refund me the purchase price...

I don't buy Dior fragrances or the 'higher end' stuff on there because even though they state 'brand new, still in shrink wrap,' they are often fakes...

It's definitely 'hit or miss' any way we look at it...

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Girls,

The links some of u mentioned here are fun and helpful though. They help me to differentiate whch fragrance is original and which is not. But since im still new in this forum, i havent gone through all the previous posts all of u have discussed.

I never purchased anything from ebay nor amazon. I always think its too risky and am afraid if something happens, iwould never be refunded. Ur experience give me good lessons. I think i would just go to the department store to buy any high end fragrance although it would cost me more than what the online sites offer. Atleast i dont doubt much of its originality.

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Good luck in the future. e-Bay doesn't have to be as scary as some people think. In my experience, it's always safer to buy from a smaller seller than a giant perfume company. I don't trust sellers that sell a lot perfumes, to be honest. I have bought several used bottles from individuals who are just clearing out their collection, etc, and it's been a great experience. Look for a seller who communicates well with you. Ask them questions before you buy. Ask them if the perfume is guaranteed authentic. If they reply yes, and then it's not authentic, you have caught them in a lie. Make sure you buy from a seller that accepts returns as well. This can really help you feel safer when making a purchase. Make sure they have good feedback, and look at the reasons for not having 100%. Sometimes it's silly, and sometimes it's a legitimate claim about fake perfumes. I would still definitely shop on e-Bay again and again. I just make sure to be careful. And if it seems to good to be true, it is!

And NEVER buy Chanel, Dior, etc on e-Bay (unless you are very experienced) especially if it's a perfume that's being sold currently.

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n.hidayah wrote:

Girls,

The links some of u mentioned here are fun and helpful though. They help me to differentiate whch fragrance is original and which is not. But since im still new in this forum, i havent gone through all the previous posts all of u have discussed.

I never purchased anything from ebay nor amazon. I always think its too risky and am afraid if something happens, iwould never be refunded. Ur experience give me good lessons. I think i would just go to the department store to buy any high end fragrance although it would cost me more than what the online sites offer. Atleast i dont doubt much of its originality.

Hello,  15

On three occasions, I bought a fake perfume on Ebay.  In one case, it was Alien by Thierry Mugler, it was obvious & though I had to open a case against the seller, I did get a full refund from Ebay.  The other times, Allure Sensuelle & Chanel No. 5,  I didn't even realize they were fakes until long after the fact. (i hadn't smelled either scent before)

But, I've had many many more good experiences buying perfume on Ebay.  There are online retailers, like fragrancent.com, that go through Ebay, or I often buy gently used bottles from individuals.  For example, I bought a 50ml EDP of Coco Mademoiselle from a girl for $50 US dollars, and it had only been sprayed a few times.

My understanding is that it is the 100ml bottles that are faked, so maybe staying away from that size in Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and Armani, and other very popular, high demand brands.  But you can get some great deals!  Also, Ebay offers protection in the event you do buy a fake.

I'm really sorry that happened to you.  http://fimgs.net/smilies/sad.png

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Oh, a word of advice. Do NOT buy from iOffer.com. The stuff on there is mostly counterfeit items made in China.

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http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1410.jpg  Britney Spears Believe


This was fake or damaged of sun . So disappointed.

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I recently purchased a Christian Dior Tendre Poison body lotion and shower gel, both for $30 which i found extremely odd.. i have a feeling they are fake but how does one know?? It doesn't help that Ebay took off a perfume bottle which the same seller sold which also happened to be Tendre Poison because they found out it was fake... The 2 bottles i purchased look exactly the same as the orignal ones so i dont know what to do now  62

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Amarah : yeah we never knew that it is fake until it reaches to us. Some come sealed in box, how would we know if its fake or not, unless if the box itself appears to be one. And seems we have to go through long procedures to get our money back.

Girls,

Here in my country, there are lots of individuals selling grades fragrance of designer brands. I dont know if u got what i meant, but these people already mention to the customers before the transaction tht their fragrances are not original, but they are grade a, or aa or, aaa. They have similar scent, the only difference is they dont last long. They said tht they got them from dubai and singapore. Their price is far cheaper than the original tht sold at the counter. In one aspect, its good for some people who cant afford to but the original one, but in another, i heard tht this kind of fragrance contains dangerous chemicals as well as urine! Its unbelievable... Unfortunately still many people in here are not aware of this.

In my country (malaysia), not all brands are sold at the department stores. The boutiques for Brands such as chanel, annick goutal, viktor&rolf (to name few) are only located at big cities :-( usch

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Yeah, there are no such thing as different grades or factory seconds, they are all fakes.

       

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http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.5226.jpg  Gucci Flora by Gucci http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.600.jpg  Britney Spears Fantasy http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.9045.jpg  Paco Rabanne Lady Million http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.214.jpg  Dior Pure Poison

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Amarah wrote:

I recently purchased a Christian Dior Tendre Poison body lotion and shower gel, both for $30 which i found extremely odd.. i have a feeling they are fake but how does one know?? It doesn't help that Ebay took off a perfume bottle which the same seller sold which also happened to be Tendre Poison because they found out it was fake... The 2 bottles i purchased look exactly the same as the orignal ones so i dont know what to do now  62

Fake for sure. File a claim asap!

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n.hidayah wrote:

Amarah : yeah we never knew that it is fake until it reaches to us. Some come sealed in box, how would we know if its fake or not, unless if the box itself appears to be one. And seems we have to go through long procedures to get our money back.

Girls,

Here in my country, there are lots of individuals selling grades fragrance of designer brands. I dont know if u got what i meant, but these people already mention to the customers before the transaction tht their fragrances are not original, but they are grade a, or aa or, aaa. They have similar scent, the only difference is they dont last long. They said tht they got them from dubai and singapore. Their price is far cheaper than the original tht sold at the counter. In one aspect, its good for some people who cant afford to but the original one, but in another, i heard tht this kind of fragrance contains dangerous chemicals as well as urine! Its unbelievable... Unfortunately still many people in here are not aware of this.

In my country (malaysia), not all brands are sold at the department stores. The boutiques for Brands such as chanel, annick goutal, viktor&rolf (to name few) are only located at big cities :-(  usch

Yeah, a fake is a fake. The whole "grading" system is a complete scam. You are right, you do not know what is in those fakes because they are not regulated. Sometimes they contain dangerous or unsanitary ingredients. In addition, often times the people manufacturing the fake perfumes have ties to the mob/mafia, terrorists, etc. So if you don't want your money going to these corrupt organizations, do not buy any fakes, no matter what the "grade".

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mluckyg thank you for posting that video, that was very insightful. I have never bought a fake fragrance because I only buy from reputable sources. I'm too scared to buy fragrances off of Ebay no matter from who. I would just rather be safe than sorry. I don't mind paying more, I am getting the real thing. I'm sure you can get reputable sellers from Ebay though if you do your research, but I don't want to chance it.

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Thanks to my dear friends for the helpful infos :-)