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    Unhappy Bought a fake perfume

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    has this happened to you?

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    Default Re: Bought a fake perfume

    Sorry this happened to you, it makes this hobby stressful as you get the wrong impression of a fragrance.
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    At least it was only a sample and not a bottle.
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    That is unfortunate. For samples I'd suggest only working with authorized sellers, places like Luckyscent.
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    Lots in my country that sells "authentic US Testers" then they sell any perfume(even Aventus) - $10-$20. And they still got high reviews.

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    Default Re: Bought a fake perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    At least it was only a sample and not a bottle.
    This

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    I'm just curious, how can you definitively tell it's fake? 1ml samples seem like a weird and not very lucrative thing to fake, and most perfume sellers on the internet (including good/legitimate ones) are not formally "authorized dealers". Maybe you just don't like it?
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    What type of analysis did you carry out to prove it was a fake?

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    Default Re: Bought a fake perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    I'm just curious, how can you definitively tell it's fake? 1ml samples seem like a weird and not very lucrative thing to fake, and most perfume sellers on the internet (including good/legitimate ones) are not formally "authorized dealers". Maybe you just don't like it?
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    Default Re: Bought a fake perfume

    Hi Speckmann. Yes it is a bit troubling, so I will use authorized dealers when I can.

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    Default Re: Bought a fake perfume

    Hi Hednic
    You are so right, it could have been a lot worse.

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    I compared the sample to two authorized d dealers. But you do have a point about the sample being so small why send a fake.

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    Hi Kaern
    I used my nose and went as far as using a GC to show the difference.




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