How to spot fake perfume?
Fake perfume has become a worldwide problem, not only for producers, but for end users as well. There is a big chance to buy counterfeit fragrance if you are looking for a bargain. We are going to give you a few tips that will help you to buy an authentic perfume.
The seller must be reliable.
The first thing to do is to make sure that you are buying from reliable seller. A guy selling a number of different brands on a street for 20 dollars isn’t one of them. It is difficult to check if perfume is genuine if you are buying online. Buy only from website you trust or have used before.
The price should be reasonable.
If you have found a bargain at half the price of the original fragrance, it is better to walk away. Genuine perfume can be found cheaper than prices at a conventional store, but it cannot be very cheap. No one can produce high quality perfume at a very low cost.
The packaging must be accurate.
You have to examine the text on the box and box itself. Fake fragrances usually come from producers who don’t understand English. They just buy authentic perfume and make a replica. Spelling mistakes usually come on the way. Inspect the cellophane wrapper. It has to be applied perfectly without signs of glue.
The bottle must be perfect.
Each perfume has uniquely designed bottle, which is very hard to copy. Check the size and form of the bottle and the thickness and clarity of the glass. Make sure the edges of the cap are even. Keep in mind that perfume companies do not save money on bottles. If they want you to buy their perfume, they will make bottle perfect. If it looks too plastic or cheaply made – it is a replica.
The perfume must be even.
It is necessary to check the appearance of the liquid in the bottle. It has to be even and transparent.
The bouquet must be long lasting.
If you bought a fake perfume, smell is the biggest give away. Genuine perfume has three layers: head notes, heart notes and base notes. Each layer reaching the nose at the right time. Fake fragrances usually have only head notes that can be smelled at first, but do not last. Besides producers of counterfeit do not have the correct formula of the bouquet, they just guess at the components to imitate. The smell can be easily checked if you compare it to the smell from an original tester in a department store.