Hi! I want to hear your opinion about my new purchase.
I bought a rare bottle of Joop Rococo parfum extrait splash bottle (15 ml) from a private seller. (New, but without foilI)
I was a little sceptic, and when the box arrived i thoroughly inspected it and found these:
- there are red marks outside the bottle (see the pictures)
- it does not have the consistency of an oil
Could that mean that somebody refilled the empty bottle with the edp, or it is the normal state?
What you think?
Last edited by zso; 8th February 2012 at 05:02 PM.
I find it too full. Normally, a bottle isn't 100% filled, there is always a small room left - 1 mm or so. And if it's older, it naturally evaporates. The bottle fullness is too suspicious to me.
Thank you for the reply!
It seems to full, but I took the picture horizontally, as you can see from the bubble.
But I still do not understand the red marks over the level of the juice.
The red marks suggest taht the juice was either re-poured (original for fake or original for original - whatever the reason) or leaked. The dots are the perfume, the juice marks.
But...........if leaked, it's even more suspicious why it's so full.
I made a discovery: there are particles floating in the juice.
And i shot a picture from normal point of view, where you can see how full the juice really is.
I think now, that this is probably fake (refilled with edp, which man can buy here in sample (1,5 ml) format or attenuated with alcohol or water). But i don't know if the samples are in splash or in spray format. It would be really hard to outcome 15 ml from 10 spray samples.
The last thing i still want to do, is to ask a saleswoman in the local perfume shop.
I am afraid that it has been discontinued. Have you tried it? Whjat's your opinion about the juice? Is it rich, long-lasting with good sillage?
No, i don't opened it yet. I wanted to sell it on ebay, as i saw the high price. I took the risk of buying a fake.
Of course, i don't want to sell fake things, thats why i opened this thread.
Maybe i buy the edp samples to, but when i open the parfum, i can't sell it any more. So the comparison of the edp sample and the parfum would mean than the re-selling is cancelled, and i keep the parfum, and give it to my mother.
I post if something happens.
Until you open and try it, you will not be able to decide whether or not it is a real juice - it's a main precondition I think.
Is it sealed? It does not look so in the pictures.
As I said, I don't opened it yet, but I think you mean the plug, which not completely lock the bottle.
I received the Edp samples yesterday. I made the comparision of the Edp and the "Parfum".
They are not identical, but they have similarities. I think that the Parfum is more classic feminime/floral from start to finish, while the Edp is feminime at start, but then it settles down into a floral-woody scent that's not as feminime as the Parfum.
This is mine point of view.
They have the same average longevity, with normal sillage. I expected more from the Parfum. But I must say I put not to much from it on my arm.
So I think the Parfum could be real. Maybe it's diluted with alcohol, I don't know.
I plan to put them on Ebay next week with a longer describtion.