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    Default How can you tell if a perfume is original or not?

    Hello everyone,

    I want to buy myself Burberry London EDT and I think I'm going to buy it from Sephora.
    Rumour has it the perfumes at Sephora in my country aren't original. I tested it and I think the scent really is original (my nose is pretty fine tuned) and it's still on the paper tester.
    But I remember reading something about the packaging - that it has a stamp or something.

    Could you please help?
    It's an important buy for me and I want it to be per-fect.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: How can you tell if a perfume is original or not?

    Sephora has too good of a reputation to risk selling fake bottles. They're a legit company.

    Oh, and welcome to Basenotes
    Last edited by adonis; 3rd July 2009 at 09:56 AM.

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    Default Re: How can you tell if a perfume is original or not?

    Hello adonis and thank you!

    It's not that I don't trust Sephora, I don't trust their employees.
    My French teacher visits France every year and buys a ton of cosmetics and she says that the ones that are sold in our country (Romania ) are shameless fakes.

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    Default Re: How can you tell if a perfume is original or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by CristinaR View Post
    Hello adonis and thank you!

    It's not that I don't trust Sephora, I don't trust their employees.
    My French teacher visits France every year and buys a ton of cosmetics and she says that the ones that are sold in our country (Romania ) are shameless fakes.
    Then I would email the corporate office of Sephora and lay out my concerns about just that 'problem', mentioning the Sephora locally you might buy from. With the home office blessing of that store I am pretty sure you would receive immediate satisfaction from corporate in the unlikely event your Sephora is selling counterfeit items.

    Before buying a bottle, from a well respected etailer obtain a branded sample of the fragrance(s) you would purchase by bottle and compare any subsequent bottle purchase of that fragrance.
    Last edited by kbe; 3rd July 2009 at 02:12 PM.
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