These days imitation perfumes have exactly the same designer’s name, almost identical labels, boxes, bottles and very similar scents! So how would you tell that the designer’s perfume that you’re about to purchase is genuine? It’s really not that easy since counterfeiters have become masters of their crime with the aid of modern digital imaging and printing techniques. They are capable of producing almost identical replicas of all the major leading perfume brands on the market today. As a consumer you may never really know, until you experience the actual fragrance which may be close to but not exactly as it should. You'll discover that the perfume does NOT last as long, perhaps as little as one hour instead of half a day or longer as is the case with original designer perfume.
Things you should know if the perfume your are going to purchase is genuine or fake
1. Fragrance Consistency should be transparent and clear and color should be consistent. The Fragrance should not be overly oily.
2. Ensure that the seller guarantees the fragrance is 100% original and has return policy.
3. Fragrance smell should not be bitter or sour and should smell fresh.
4. On Ebay, check if the seller is Paypal verified. Sellers of counterfeit products are afraid to disclose their contact information to Paypal. If the seller is Paypal verified paypal has completed the necessary steps to ensure that the seller provided the right address.
5. The perfume that you are going to purchase should not have any skin reactions It should not make your skin itchy or create rashes.
6. Be suspicious about bargains. If a fragrance or cosmetic is too cheap, it may be a fake or old.
7. Check the box. The color should be identical and the cardboard good quality.
8. Buy from a reputable seller that has been in business for some time and has an ABN number.
9. Check the printing. It should have correct information, including spelling, logo and print style.
10. The color should match the color of sample bottles in department stores or boutiques. Color quality doesn't always show up well in photos, so ask the seller to photograph all the bottles of that kind of perfume in that concentration with a white background. If there is relative variation, start getting suspicious.
Fakes often get the color slightly too dark or too light and are inconsistent.
11. Fake bottles are often badly made. There should be no air bubbles in the glass and the moulding marks should be even. Fake perfume bottles are generally poor quality compared to the genuine bottles.
12. Bottle labels should be positioned correctly and contain correct spelling, print style, logo and trademark.
13. Fakes print the information onto the glass with a paint-like ink. If you can scrape the ink off with a fingernail, it is likely to be faked.
14. On Ebay, check the seller’s feedback, if the seller has bad feedback this could mean problems with your purchase.
15. Look for a bubble in the spray tube. The bubble indicates that it has never been sprayed. Some sellers will take a large bottle of perfume and pour it into smaller bottles this is called decanting. You can often distinguish decanted perfume-the spray tube does not have air bubbles inside.
Take time to compare prices of products before deciding to buy. You have better chance of finding the best deal if you can spend time comparing prices and offers. When purchasing online, Consumers should look for reputable websites that have good ratings and guarantee their Discount Perfume products.
Considering all these tips would help you know if your designer's perfume is genuine or fake