could someone please comment on how to distinguish between the real thing and close approximations? my mother loves molinard de molinard, and i have bought bottles in many discount stores in NY, LA, and Miami, and none have been the same as the ones I have bought in Paris. ( i have looked in these discount stores not because i am a cheapo but because no one seems to carry this fragrance anymore) ( although of course if i could find the same perfume at a better price i would have no qualms about being a cheapo....) the fragrance is just not the same, on first application and on drydown. The bottle configuration is different as well. So how do you know before you buy? after joining the group a few days ago and devouring all your postings, i felt sure that many of you out there would be able to advise me.

thanks in advance! sparky401