The thread about a stranger asking to sniff a Chloe inspired me to take a whiff at my Paddys. I have always thought the smell of my Paddys is quite distinctive, fairly different from my Balenciagas and my Luellas, although each has its own "leathery" smell. I joined the Purse Forum *after* I got my first Paddy from Bluefly and was shocked at the allegations that Bluefly might be selling fake that I agonized over it for many days, combing the internet for pictures of authentic Paddys to compare with mine. Actually, what finally clinched it for me that my Bluefly Paddy is authentic was when I went to my local Chloe retailer (one of only two in my country) and every Paddy they had smelt exactly like mine. All my subsequent Paddys (4 in possession, 3 on the way) also share the same distinctive smell, some stronger than others, but the same underlying scent. I think while the eye can be fooled by super-fakes, it is quite a different matter to fake the same smell. If only we could sniff all the Paddys on ebay, I think we could authenticate them much more easily. What do you think? Do you Chloes have their distinctive smell?