Life is chance. Stay informed with new releases. Older fragrances change pending on where they are stored. If you purchase a fragrance developed in 1992 and you order on line, its a good chance the juice has changed a bit or reformulated. Then comes the criminal element. Look at reviews and understand the return policy. Go to YouTube and look at fragrance reviews, they do a good job describing fragrances and how to spot fakes. It really takes a while. Be smart and watch your budget.