I have recently purchased a Molton Bronw Recharge Black Pepper Body Wash on eBay on a Buy It Now offer. I received the item and when i smelt it i suspected the item was counterfeit.
I have purchased items from Molton Brown in the past from reputable suppliers - House of Fraser etc, and the products have a very strong scent. On opening the bottle purchased on eBay I immediately noticed there was barely any scent.
As i was suspicious I emailed Molton Brown directly to find out of there was anyway of knowing for sure. They informed me that on the bottom of every bottle there is a 6 digit code. If the code is 046090 then the product is fake.
In my case the bottle had that code and was indeed fake. I am now trying to get a refund from the seller.
Just a shame that i can no longer leave negative feedback.
Hope this helps some of you.