These days imitation perfumes
have 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 major leading 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. Worst
if the designer perfume has already been given as a
gift to a friend, a loved one, or a business
associates, only to find out later that it’s a fake.
Here are some tips you should know if the perfume
you’re going to purchase is genuine or a
Fragrance Consistency should be
transparent and clear and color should be
consistent. The Fragrance should not be overly
Disclosure of information. Usually
sellers of counterfeit products are afraid to
disclose their contact information in their
websites. Best if the seller has been verified
by entities such as Paypal etc to ensure that
seller provided the right address.
Prices. Most prices of designer
perfumes are controlled. Hence, be very
suspicious about bargains and lower than market
rate prices. If a fragrance is too cheap, it
most likely may be a fake.
Perfume box is made from a good
quality material. Check the label, the bar code,
spilled over glue, paper thickness, colour, etc.
You can feel with your hand the text written in
Buy from a reputable company that has
been in business for some time.
Cellophane wrapper. Most perfumes
have cellophane paper around the box but it is
not necessary that everyone has it; it all
depends on the house designer. Cellophane is not
a seal guaranteeing the authenticity of the
perfume. The cellophane should not be glued to
the box and the box should have thin cellophane,
mostly pirated perfumes have thick cellophane
The color should match the color of
sample bottles in department stores or
boutiques. If there is relative variation, start
getting suspicious. Fakes often get the color
slightly too dark or too light and are
Quality of bottle. There should be no
air bubbles in the glass and the molding marks
should be even. Fake perfume bottles are
generally poor quality compared to the genuine
Bottle labels should be positioned
correctly and contain correct print style,
spelling, trade mark and logo. Better quality
counterfeits may have these well taken care off
but lower quality fakes may display some errors.
Prints. 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 a counterfeit.
Original mark. Some perfume sprays
have original mark by the manufacturer that
imitation perfume does not have. Example, Kenzo
flower original bottle have a text written
behind the printing of the flower. You can see
the mark from the other side of the bottle.
Spray tube. 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.
Keep in mind that the perfume
can smell differently from department store than
when you smell it in your home, because the
environments are different and they influence the
flavor. Further each perfume develops its own aroma
after some time.
The level of acidity of the skin, body fat, smoking
habits and consumption of drugs can affect
transpiration and hence affects the fragrance of
It is advisable that perfume should be closed
properly and should be kept in a cool, dry place
away from direct light.
Pods & Petals Giftlab is against fakes and will
ensure all our perfume gifts are genuinely original.
Make someone Smile today,
All of us @ Pods & Petals Giftlab