Identifying Counterfeit Perfumes

Women love perfume and it can be quite expensive. If you want to buy some perfume for your special lady friend then you will want to make sure that it's the real deal. As with everything else that is expensive there are more than enough copies of these products.

Counterfeit Products

A counterfeit product is a copy of a genuine item. This means that although it looks real, it's not. In the case of perfumes it will be made with poor quality ingredients and won't smell as nice.

There are lots of examples of popular perfumes, including Chanel, Coco and Pierre Cardin. With so many fake products on the market it can be really challenging to identify the real McCoy. This is especially difficult if you are buying from the internet.

Spotting Fake Products

When you are trying to buy any perfume it's a good idea that you ensure it's not fake. Fake products may be cheaper than the real thing but they are much more than cheap perfume. So how can you spot fake perfumes?


The first and easiest thing to check is the price. If the price is much lower than normal then it could be a fake. That's not to say that all good priced perfume is fake. If you are buying from a reputable company then you should be ok.


You can take a look at the boxes of the perfume you are considering buying. Read everything, including the small print. If there are any errors or any spelling mistakes then it's a fake. It's also possible to compare this to a perfume from a department store.

The box should be a high quality, glued together firmly and be the right shape.


You should check the bottle itself. Perfume bottles are normally very fancy and this makes it difficult for anyone to copy them. The imitation bottles are normally much lower quality than the real thing.


If you are considering buying a certain perfume then you should already know what it smells like. Although the fake perfumes might have a similar smell it won't be identical. It will also normally be made using poorer quality ingredients. Synthetic products will probably be used instead of expensive essential oils.

Perfume isn't cheap and you want to make sure you're buying the real thing. If in doubt then it's really not worth the risk. The only way you can be sure is to buy from a reputable company and stay away from the internet. When shopping on the internet you must also be careful with your personal details. This could leave yourself open to identity theft if you're not careful.

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Identity theft comes in many forms.

A person\92s identity can be 'borrowed' for the purpose of creating fictional credit cards or a person\92s entire identity can be usurped to the point where they can have difficulty proving that they really are who they claim to be.

Up to 18% of identity theft victims take as long as four years to realize that their identity has been stolen.

There are many ways to protect your personal identity and many steps you can take to prevent your identity from being stolen:

*Never give out unnecessary personal information
*Never provide bank details or social security numbers over the Internet
*Always remain aware of who is standing behind you when you type in your personal credit codes at ATM machines and at supermarket checkout swipe machines.