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Davidoff Adventure EDT 100ml, £14.55 (Prime) / £18.54 (non Prime) @ Amazon
Davidoff Adventure EDT 100ml, £14.55  (Prime) / £18.54 (non Prime) @ Amazon

Davidoff Adventure EDT 100ml, £14.55 (Prime) / £18.54 (non Prime) @ Amazon

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This fragrance for men by the house of Davidoff that brings the challenge of adventure was released in February of 2008, except for the USA market, where it is planned to launched in the fall the same year.

The perfume is created to be woody and spicy and it was designed by perfumer Antoine Lie, Givaudan. He was inspired by untamed nature, its freshness and rich woody notes.

This fragrance starts with sweet and fresh notes of mandarin orange, bergamot, and sparkling lemon, followed by green tea and black pepper. Seeds of black sesame and berries of South American pimento dominate the heart of the fragrance, and the base is made of Peruvian cedar, vetiver and light musk. The fragrance comes in 50 ml and 100 ml bottles, as eau de toilette and 100 ml bottle after shave, with the whole cosmetic line (deodorants, shampoo...).

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Good price - It's the price I buy at - but you might want to mention that there is postage on top unless you have Amazon Prime

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PlanetP

Good price - It's the price I buy at - but you might want to mention that … Good price - It's the price I buy at - but you might want to mention that there is postage on top unless you have Amazon Prime

Oh drat, forgot about the delivery charge (spoiled as I have Prime!).

Not if you order 2 lol

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I would update the P&P if I knew what the delivery charge was - Amazon don't make it easy (I only have a Prime account). £3.99 under £20 I think?

good price - big bottle - work aftershave done.

This is really nice! Bought a 50ml at Christmas from Amazon at £10

Gets compliments... An autumn winter scent I'd say

Great deal!

Thanks ... what was the original price out of curiosity?

No davidoff no suckitoff

As others have said - this is very nice. Bought for my brother last year and a few weeks later we met up. Asked him what scent it was and he said 'the one you bought me'. Therefore got myself a bottle and perfect for theatre or nights dining out.

bulktrans

Thanks ... what was the original price out of curiosity?



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£15.99 · Shane Todd Gifts
£19.99 · Half Price Perfumes
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£24.05 · Perfumesclub UK
£19.99 · Argos
Edited by: "MitchellT" 15th Aug 2016

Love the smell of this, got some recently. Problem is, it doesn't last. Projects for about an hour then nothing.

Might be my skin, but such a shame.

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Thanks to the nice mod who updated the delivery charge Got a sample of Horizon a while ago and that's lovely too (don't think I've tested Adventure). Yeeeears ago I used to wear Echo, don't even know if that exists any more - but same as this one, it didn't seem to last on my skin too long

received a fake today if not its watered down

bells0

Love the smell of this, got some recently. Problem is, it doesn't last. … Love the smell of this, got some recently. Problem is, it doesn't last. Projects for about an hour then nothing. Might be my skin, but such a shame.



Something like that it's impossible, to last only for an hour, problem is probably the fragrance, might be a FAKE!!!

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I THINK most of the complaints about fakes from Amazon are third party sellers - or are we talking about Amazon?

If it was a reformulation there would be people banging a drum about it on Fragrantica and Basenotes Forums, can't see any such chatter on there.

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MitchellT

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Google's price tracker isn't always accurate - Perfume Click is £1.95 cheapest P&P option, or free over £50. Amazon is slightly cheaper, even with P&P on top.

louiselouise

Google's price tracker isn't always accurate - Perfume Click is £1.95 … Google's price tracker isn't always accurate - Perfume Click is £1.95 cheapest P&P option, or free over £50. Amazon is slightly cheaper, even with P&P on top.



I wasn't trying to make your deal look bad, just trying to help the guy with what info I could find without spending too long.

It was more of a, "well this isn't a £50 Aftershave" thing as opposed to, "here are other alternatives to your deal".

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MitchellT

I wasn't trying to make your deal look bad, just trying to help the guy … I wasn't trying to make your deal look bad, just trying to help the guy with what info I could find without spending too long.It was more of a, "well this isn't a £50 Aftershave" thing as opposed to, "here are other alternatives to your deal".

I do that too if I find deals cheaper, sometimes the OP really goes on the attack if you put an alternative price. I know it's just the spirit of HUKD. Just saying that Google doesn't always add P&P, but it's still useful to know

More concerned about allegations of fakes. The only scents I've bought recently from Amazon (Warehouse) were both cellophaned - luckily I have other varieties of Boss Bottled and Thierry Mugler Alien in here so was able to compare - the packaging, at least, as they're gifts.

NOT cellophaned doesn't necessarily mean it's not real but I'd be looking more closely for signs of use or a switcheroo, just in case. The obvious signs of fakes are a thick spray tube, loose/faulty sprayer, poor print quality/mis-spelling/lack of embossing on the packaging. I'll see if I can find any comparison articles about Fake Vs Real Davidoff Adventure bottles.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 15th Aug 2016

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Can't see any Real Vs Fake articles about Davidoff Adventure so I'll leave some general tips, from the Fragranticans here fragrantica.com/boa…449

You can check batch codes here: checkcosmetic.net/
and checkfresh.com/ter…tml

Most fragrances come with a batch code, which can be found on the box and on the bottle. These two codes should match.

The only case where a batch code might be missing on a genuine perfume, is if the bottle is a tester with no cap and a plain box.

Batch codes are a dead give away. Also take notice of any bottle defects, like wonky spray mechanisms, cheap looking plastic caps and uneven glass welding.

If it feels somehow too oily, it's fake

If the scent is flat, it's fake

If the bottle seems low quality, it's fake

If there are typos, it's fake

If there are air bubbles in bottle glass, it can be fake

Make sure that the batch code doesn't fade easily. Genuine perfumes are likely to emboss their code, not just printing it

Better to buy smaller volume frags. Fakers tend to make bigger volume for bigger profit.

Also check for over-gluing in the package. Check the thickness of cellophane (plastic wrapper)

Occasionally, vendors do get duped by people who swap out the original BOTTLE with a fake and then return it in the original box, which is then resold. If the box is still sealed, that would rule out that concern.

Packaging changes often over the years and it's possible that the order of the wording (can) change. We have seen this many times when people question the authenticity of their Chanels, etc.

fragrantica.com/boa…163

No longevity/sillage whatsoever. Fakes are usually seriously watered down.

...take the perfume to a department store which carries it and have one of the SAs compare it to the tester they have. Usually they're very helpful and good at telling fakes.

fragrantica.com/boa…127

The smell. Counterfeit 'perfumes' are often made improperly. Normally, when perfume is attached to alcohol, it is placed in cans for few days to settle. Fakes are often skipping this step, so the composition is messy, flat, unpleasant after time if you sprayed that on skin. Note that it smells similar to original. The contents in 'precious' bottle can fall apart in months. Also, alcohol they use has to be lowest quality.
(skin irritation! can be a red flag, too - there can be questionable ingredients!).

Check the spray tube, generally authentic bottles have spray tubes that are thin, straight, almost invisible. fragrantica.com/boa…058

Tubing should not be nearly that visible or curved. There should also not be that tiny square shaped spring at the very top of the tubing. <------- TUBING is the #1 indicator everyone should look at when they receive a new bottle! It will tell you almost every time whether or not its real. Counterfeits use cheap, thick tubes that don't properly fit the bottle, or they replace original bottle contents with these fake tubes.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 15th Aug 2016

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From what I've read about Amazon Warehouse (usually high value items like mobile phones), I would be VERY wary about an uncellophaned perfume from Amazon. From experience, Amazon don't check their returns that thoroughly. It could be that some people are swapping out bottles and returning them, if the allegations of fakes are about Amazon themselves, and not third party sellers.

Of course it could be a supplier issue, but no idea about that with Amazon...you have their excellent customer service on your side, at least. That's all I can think of

Stay safe, research beforehand and shop wisely
Edited by: "louiselouise" 15th Aug 2016

tbh there was a thread on here for an Issey Miyake what not and there was lots of chatter about fakes bought direct from Amazon. Seems people give fakes out, those people order the same from Amazon, and then return the fake. Put me right off using Amazon particularly if I don't know what the fragrance/bottle/package etc is supposed to be like.

Looks to me there is a need for things like holograms or tamper proof RF tags to make sure legit is legit and not a fake.
Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 15th Aug 2016

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Meathotukdeals

this was it. … this was it. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/issey-miyake-l-eau-d-issey-intense-eau-de-toilette-125-ml-for-20-25-amazon-2489755And check the one star reviews!

Not being defensive but there isn't much information on that thread - the general opinion seems to be that people are switching bottles and returning them.

As for Amazon's returns process and how thorough their checking is - I've had a few disputes with them over the years (generally Warehouse items that are nothing like their description). Even got a returns letter in a recent Warehouse purchase - with the buyer's email address, house address, phone number, etc!

Amazon aren't unique in this happening. I saw a recent Fragrantica thread accusing Macy's of selling fake Chanel - it's rare, but the switcheroo scam happens in big name stores too. Who knows, maybe the sales assistant was new/inexperienced/naive.

If I'm wrong and Amazon are getting scents from dodgy suppliers, of course we need to know about it.

Edit: Just read the Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey Intense 1-Star reviews. As usual, only one highlights which seller they got it from (frustrating, as buyers need to know this). The reviewer says theirs was from Amazon amazon.co.uk/gp/…HHU (they mention "from Amazon" twice, so I'm assuming here - "from Amazon" could be just referring to the website!).

Wish Amazon would highlight which seller was used, in every single review.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 15th Aug 2016

louiselouise

Not being defensive but there isn't much information on that thread - the … Not being defensive but there isn't much information on that thread - the general opinion seems to be that people are switching bottles and returning them.As for Amazon's returns process and how thorough their checking is - I've had a few disputes with them over the years (generally Warehouse items that are nothing like their description). Even got a returns letter in a recent Warehouse purchase - with the buyer's email address, house address, phone number, etc!Amazon aren't unique in this happening. I saw a recent Fragrantica thread accusing Macy's of selling fake Chanel - it's rare, but the switcheroo scam happens in big name stores too. Who knows, maybe the sales assistant was new/inexperienced/naive.If I'm wrong and Amazon are getting scents from dodgy suppliers, of course we need to know about it.Edit: Just read through the Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey Intense 1-Star reviews. As usual, only one highlights which seller they got it from (which is frustrating, as buyers need to know this). This reviewer says theirs was from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-reviews/R27981SFB722W3/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B001FWXHHU (they mention "from Amazon" twice, so I'm assuming here).I wish Amazon would highlight which seller was used, in every single review.




No worries but see #24, #31 and #33 for people saying they have had fakes direct from Amazon. Its only a short thread so its quite an eye opener IMO.

oops maybe #44 too (not sure I don't have Prime and know little about it).

"I didn't read the whole thread but I ordered in a prime deal a while ago and mine was fake. They kept taking down my review".
Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 15th Aug 2016

Original Poster

Well, who knows. Hopefully people will check up on what they receive and post clear feedback on here, or on Amazon. Taking down reviews is strange - never had that happen to me, even when it's been negative!

I can confirm, having Prime myself, that some third party sellers offer it "fulfilled by Amazon" - so Prime is not necessarily a "from Amazon" purchase.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 15th Aug 2016

I currently wear Sauvage, Azzaro Wanted and Ralph Red would this fit in with those sort of scents?

when it's £20 in Argos,then it's not worth taking the risk of being fake on amazon just to save £1.5 or £5.
I wouldn't risk it.so many claims of fake fragrances direct from amazon.so there could be a problem.

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Tequila

when it's £20 in Argos,then it's not worth taking the risk of being fake … when it's £20 in Argos,then it's not worth taking the risk of being fake on amazon just to save £1.5 or £5.I wouldn't risk it.so many claims of fake fragrances direct from amazon.so there could be a problem.

I think what we're trying to determine is if it IS Amazon, as people aren't clear in their reviews. And if it is, what's the culprit? Is it their supplier, and will they admit culpability? Or are people swapping them and returning them?

I have two cellophaned perfumes from Amazon put aside as gifts (they do look legit though, as I can compare them), so I want to know myself.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 16th Aug 2016

louiselouise

I think what we're trying to determine is if it IS Amazon, as people … I think what we're trying to determine is if it IS Amazon, as people aren't clear in their reviews. And if it is, what's the culprit? Is it their supplier, and will they admit culpability?I have two cellophaned perfumes from Amazon put aside as gifts (they do look legit though, as I can compare them), so I want to know myself.


In the past I always assumed people who complain about fakes bought them from 3rd party sellers not direct because amazon reviews are mixed whether direct or 3rd party.however there are people who got fakes that clearly mention they bought direct from amazon not from 3rd party sellers.

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Tequila

In the past I always assumed people who complain about fakes bought them … In the past I always assumed people who complain about fakes bought them from 3rd party sellers not direct because amazon reviews are mixed whether direct or 3rd party.however there are people who got fakes that clearly mention they bought direct from amazon not from 3rd party sellers.

I understand, but people don't explain themselves well. Personally, I would spell it out in my review, on forums, and in my correspondence with Amazon.

That Issey Miyake Intense thread has allegations but people don't say clearly if it is a Marketplace Seller, if it was already opened, even if they have went online and into a store to check their bottle is real.

I would do all those things and Amazon would regret annoying me, as I'm a real pain in the rear. I threw the book at a fake seller on ebay a while back and sent a list of reasons, and comparison illustrations vs my photos, showing clearly why it was fake.

Seeing the Positive Feedback he got was frustrating, though. He even accused me of wanting a free bottle (!) when ebay had actually sent me a free returns label - I didn't even have the perfume - I posted it back!
Edited by: "louiselouise" 17th Aug 2016

I know there are knock-offs, but the not so long lasting scent doesn't necessary mean a perfume's fake. What's not been mentioned thus far is that this is 'eau de toilette' instead of 'eau de parfum'. There is a radical difference between the two - the former is meant to last just as long as people have mentioned (a couple of hours at most) while the latter is the bees knees as it lasts for days on end if you buy the most expensive ones. Further information on types of fragrances can be found in this Telegraph article: Your text here

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Eau De Parfums aren't as common for male scents, even rarer to get pure Parfums for men

EDT vs EDP isn't necessarily the whole story either, as far as longevity and sillage. I have Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte EDT that lasts longer than many EDPs I have - even a supposed pure Parfum (albeit a celebrity scent)!.

Fragrantica and Basenotes' feedback will give you a good indication what to expect from an individual scent.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 17th Aug 2016

Tequila

when it's £20 in Argos,then it's not worth taking the risk of being fake … when it's £20 in Argos,then it's not worth taking the risk of being fake on amazon just to save £1.5 or £5.I wouldn't risk it.so many claims of fake fragrances direct from amazon.so there could be a problem.



I would expect if they are doing it with Amazon they are doing it with a whole lot of other retailers. Argos will accept returns if unopened after all. I have a hunch this is quite a common thing going on, especially as the product has a decently high price.

expositouk

I know there are knock-offs, but the not so long lasting scent doesn't … I know there are knock-offs, but the not so long lasting scent doesn't necessary mean a perfume's fake. What's not been mentioned thus far is that this is 'eau de toilette' instead of 'eau de parfum'. There is a radical difference between the two - the former is meant to last just as long as people have mentioned (a couple of hours at most) while the latter is the bees knees as it lasts for days on end if you buy the most expensive ones. Further information on types of fragrances can be found in this Telegraph article: Your text here


Not every fragrance comes in "eau de parfum" ,only a few.ofcource "eau de parfum" varient is more potent but that's not what people are talking about here.
they are talking about 2 identical "eau de toilets" bought from different places having very different longivity.

Meathotukdeals

I would expect if they are doing it with Amazon they are doing it with a … I would expect if they are doing it with Amazon they are doing it with a whole lot of other retailers. Argos will accept returns if unopened after all. I have a hunch this is quite a common thing going on, especially as the product has a decently high price.


then everyone should refuse an unsealed fragrance.

Tequila

then everyone should refuse an unsealed fragrance.



See Louise's #20. The thickness of the cellophane wrapper can be a clue - hence the fakes can come wrapped.

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Price is now £17.95, so I'll hit Expire. Hope your purchases were all okay!
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