Being in the health and beauty industry for several years, and a personal perfume collector, it has come to our attention that there has been a splurge in the market of so-called "Singapore Original" perfumes and "Hong Kong Version" Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works. Shame on these sellers for confusing the public and making people believe that there are such products. First and foremost, there are no such things, if one were to visit Singapore and Hong Kong, such products won't be found. That's because these products are made in China. They are fakes. Nothing more and nothing less. Many sellers, especially online, have been deceiving the public, and making it even more difficult for sellers of original fragrances to do business. We are fed up with these fakes and we'd like to dedicate this blog entirely in spotting the differences between the fakes and originals.
On the pictures, we have two bottles of Victoria's Secret Body Mist in Pure Seduction, can you tell which is the original and which is the fake? At first glance, they seem similar, but there are several details that we can spot differentiating the two.
1. the cap - the cap of the original is clear, while the fake is slightly tinted.
2. the sprayer - the sprayer of the original shimmers/sparkles, while the fake is shiny, but plain, no shimmering effect. And also, just below the sprayer, in the original, there are three small grooves for a solid closure of the cap, while in the fake, there is only one big groove for the cap closure.
3. the inside tube - the tube of the original is slim and the spring on the top part is visible, while on the fake, the tube is wider, less clear
4. the content - if you smell straight from the bottle, you can smell the alcohol in the original, being that its alcohol-based, while the fake, seems to be water-based.
We hope this has helped the consumers in seeing the differences between the original and the fake, and we also hope this helps for sellers who stay true in selling original fragrances.