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Have You Bought Fragrance on eBay?

We all know that eBay is a great place to score deals — even if you do have to watch out for counterfeit makeup from time to time. In France, however, the auction giant has had its wrist slapped for having a free-for-all market. A Paris court has fined the auction giant 1.7 million euro for allowing the sale of certain perfumes. Luxury group LVMH, which owns brands such as Dior, Givenchy, and Marc Jacobs, argued that easy availability cheapens their exclusivity.

In the United States, those brands continue to be sold on the auction site. I've never purchased perfume on eBay, but a friend who collects vintage scents thinks it's the best resource out there. What about you — have you bought fragrance on the auction site, or do you prefer to go through more official routes?

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I never have but I would make sure you could return items if they were bad or counterfeit.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I ALWAYS go to a perfumery or a counter to buy mine. I'm allergic to a LOT of perfume and have to test it before I buy, even if I'm buying the same scent (in case It's gone bad). I'm the same with makeup. I don't mind paying extra if it means I'm rash free.
Advah Advah 7 years
Hmpf tell me about that stupid law - even though I live in the UK, my French laptop won't let me look at any cosmetics on Ebay. If anyone knows a way around this one...
cutie2 cutie2 7 years
I have made many purchases on ebay for 8 years now and it has always worked out fine for me. in terms of perfume, I absolutely love a perfume that has been obsolete for many years now called lou lou. the only place I can find it is on ebay..
linkinpark9503 linkinpark9503 7 years
you have to be extremely careful with this... because it has a huge risk of being counterfeit...or expired. the absolute 100% way to trust your getting the correct fragrance is to get it from a store--department store, sephora.
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 7 years
Not yet, but I have been looking into it lately and probably will for Christmas.
Swangeese Swangeese 7 years
Yes. I've purchased a few perfumes on ebay in the past. The only real problem is that I'm interested in older fragrances and I'm always worried that they will have gone bad or are in the process of doing so.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
Rouge14 Rouge14 7 years
I bought Alexander McQueen's MyQueen perfume back in 2007, I absolutely loved it but couldn't afford it for it's retail price, being a job seeker at the time, it was my Christmas gift to myself, and probably the one that made me happy the most!
rubysbeauty rubysbeauty 7 years
I haven't bought, but I have sold high end perfume on Ebay and let me tell you, it's a pain! Ebay has a lot of regulations in place for sellers when you have designer items for sale. I had an authentic Chanel perfume I was trying to sell for a few months before I was even able to get my listing live on their site.
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