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Ferrari Aftershave / Cologne - ???

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  1. dave80gtsi

    dave80gtsi Formula 3
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    Greetings to all - I have just returned from a trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While there I was walking thru one of the many open air bazaars, where they sell bootleg stuff like CD's, cheap Rolex and Cartier watch knock-offs, and similar stuff.

    I happened to pass by a vendor selling cologne, and lo and behold there was a bottle of "official" Ferrari after shave! Complete with the yellow prancing horse shield on the bottle. Of course, I felt the need to buy it, so I got it bargained down to 30 ringgits (about $8.00 USD).

    I never knew that Ferrari was in the aftershave and cologne licensing business. Obviously, I know that I have purchased a counterfeit bottle, but this begs the question of whether or not this is intended to be a copy of a legitimately licensed product? Or, is this simply some local person's goofy idea, thinking that having the Prancing Horse on the bottle might take in gullible purchasers ( ... like me, I suppose)? Anyone know?

    Thanks and Cheers - DM / Ohio

    P.S. - Believe it or not, the imitation stuff doesn't smell too bad. Not at all like gasoline or used motor oil.
     
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  3. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    There are several Ferrari licensed colognes available. Currently they have "Red", "Black", "F1" and "Racing".

    In the past they used to actually have them named after the current cars like e.g. "Testarossa" or "456".
     
  4. atheyg

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    From what I understand the real Ferrari stuff is re-labled Hi-Karate cologne left over from the 70s.

    I am eagerly waiting for the new Ferrari Deodorant and Ferrari feminine hygene spray for my girl friend to come out soon.
     
  5. Bill_OBrien

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    Ok, I was in Sephora a few years ago and I see this bottle with the Ferrari shield on it. I bought it just because it had the shield. So I try the cologne... wouldn't you know it.. the stuff smells good and I always get compliments on it!! The problem is when a gril asks.. what scent is that? and I have to look at her and say "well, I am wearing Ferrari!" (it really is a nice cologne!! I swear!!!)

    There are three different kinds... the "red" is the one I like....
     
  6. M.James

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    I have a bottle of the 'Yellow' and I like it alot....sad to say, this is one of those spin-off products that they might have gotten right....
     
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  8. Kevallino

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    I have a bottle of "348" - it smells like burnt alternator.

    Cheers
    Kevin
     
  9. amenasce

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    Whats next ? Deodorants and Woman tampons ?
     
  10. Ferrari0324

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    I use Red Ferrari all the time, I love it. I have an inside joke, that it makes me "smell fast". ;)
     
  11. Schatten

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    I really hate to admit it. okay, as the Ferrari nut I am, I picked up some black in cologne & body wash format. heck, I just ordered it as a novelty and would offer it as a gift if I didn't like it. I never smelt the stuff before I ordered it. and damn... works well for me, and I'm quite picky about this stuff. but I did opt for the 2.5oz, as I don't use a lot nor that often either.
     
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  13. redhead

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  14. Omerta

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    Got the F1 as a gift and use it fairly often. Also get complements
     
  15. Aureus

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  16. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Is this for real or a photo shop job?

    I have actually seen condoms in the UK which had an eighties TR on the package. Ribbed for your pleasure?
     
  17. Aureus

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    Mine's a photoshop. But damn, they do exist? lol
     
  18. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Well sortof: The condom machine in the bathroom clearly shows a TR on the package. So in order to get a souvenir for the collection I threw in my 2 quids. Well guess what? Out came the box but no longer a TR on the cover. Worthless.

    Have I been ripped or ribbed off?
     
  19. venusone

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    I think a bit of cologne mixes well with sweat of a hard working man. The provider w/ a primal, fresh, clean sent is basic & echoes in the thoughts of a successful yet sexy woman. Bring it on! Is it Ferrari? Only if it works...
     
  20. SrfCity

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    Hmm, sounds like you're an ad copy writer(except you spelt sent wrong :) )........
     
  21. Anthony_Ferrari

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    #18 Anthony_Ferrari, Oct 29, 2004
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    I still look out for them for you! I occasionally see the Ferrari on the machine, but it is always 'new style' boxes that come out. At least now I'm not married I get to use them!!;)


    Here is some of the cologne you are talking about. I think I had some of the yellow. I wasn't too keen on it. The red is described:
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  22. judge4re

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    Nothing beats the original Ferrari cologne: leather, gas, exhaust and a hint of oil. The dispenser wasn't too bad either...
     
  23. tifosi12

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    Thanks buddy! I tried Heathrow airport this year and only got the new style box. If I ever find the right one, I'll clean the machine out.
     
  24. gansito

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    I bought the F1 cologne and i'll tell you guys something girls love it they have told me very nice things about me and the cologne. I highly reccomend this cologne.
     
  25. Jdubbya

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    That's what I was thinking...a dab of oil on each cheek and the smell of gas in the clothes and hair. Now that's Ferrari cologne!
     
  26. gerritv

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    Hi All

    the best online selection I found for Ferrari fragrences is http://strawberrynet.com . They even have the only women's fragrence in the range. Not only colognes but aftershave, deoderant, body wash (yours, not the car!), etc. (Satisfied customer, no financial benefit etc.)

    Gerrit

    http://dino308gt4.com
     
  27. FarmerDave

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    The Black Ferrari cologne is the only cologne I've ever liked. I left my bottle at a relative's house in Houston about a month ago, so I picked some up last night. I smelled the red and the "1" for the first time last night too, it's the first time I've seen it on the shelves. But they both smelled like every other cologne out there. The Black version is alot more "understated" if you will.
     
  28. bigodino

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    I've never been into the merchandising stuff like caps, flags, watches etc. but my girlfriend gave me the "black" cologne and I like it ..and she does too :)
     

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