I never had a problem with testers. You will not get the original packaging. Often times, the cap will be missing. There will probably be a sticker with the word tester on the bottle somewhere, but the juice remains the same. Never had a problem with getting a tester that didn't smell like the original. I've never purchased a Creed tester but I imagine that that the juice would be the same. If they put inferior juice, how much in sales would they lose becuase a customer did not like the way the scent smelled even though it was not representative of what the real scent smelled like.