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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