Sunday, August 8, 2010

victoria's secret garden body mist - original vs fake

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.

...as for the sticker, its frightening, but the are nearly the same.  There are slight differences in the print of the fonts, but barely.  We also noticed that the bottle of the original is softer than that of the fakes.

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.

18 comments:

  1. Great post, thank you for putting in the effort to do this. I hope to see more posts :)
    FOLLOW!

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  2. i super love your post! really appreciate the info! please post more information on fakes, i'd love to read more from your blog! :)

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  3. someone told me, you could actually see the fake from original,, from the bottle itself, that there is VS signature engraved on the bottle at the bottom, is that true?

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  4. Also, in the ORIGINAL VS, if you look at the bottom of the bottle, you will see the SPRITZER really reach the bottom.

    Then, if you cover the flower with your hand and look at the print from the other side of the bottle, you will not see the lines of the flower.

    The original VS also has EMBOSSED letters in its printing and on the bottom of the bottle, there are two small punches there that looks more pronounced than the fake.

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  5. yung original i saw meron cya prang recycle or triangle na made of small arrows then may naka lagay sa baba na PETE,dun sa cap nya yun punches nya malaki then sa fake maliit.shimmering yung sprayer, tapos yung sa takip nya sa ilalim na naka touch ang spring the fake prang yung nsa bottle ng softdrinks ang cover yung nkaka absorb ng liquid yung original plastic, then yung sticker ng original smooth ang fake ma feel mo ang print. then d masyado clear ang gold trimmings ng letters nya.

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  6. yung recycle or triangle nsa bottom ng bottle

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  7. i mean po naka attached ang spring, d touch...

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  8. thanks for this awesome post. i am a seller of VS mist na original and replica. last month my new VS stocks was delivered na galing US, i was surprised na 5 of my mist have 8A bottle. so i compared it on my other ko na pambenta na class A replica na 8A din ang bottles. again the difference is what you mentioned in your blog post. sa amoy palang alam mo narin yung original.

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  9. wow.. thank so much for this information.. it indeed helped me.. i just bought a perfume for my girlfriend and im afraid that im giving her the fake one.. now i know I have the right one... thanks alot..

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  10. sis nka bili ako ng Victoria Secret sabi nya galing california...pero iba2x ung no meron...7,6,5,9,10...authentic ba toh sis...wla nmang 23A na nakalagay...9 lng na number....is it authentic?

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  11. Hye, permission to copy your article and use in my fb acc. Will mention courtesy of yours. Thank you

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  12. Hi!

    can I borrow this article? for my FB as well.. thank you

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  13. Naku po napeke ako. Kitang kita q ang difference ng orig at fake.

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  14. permission to share your post.Thank you.

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  15. OMG they manage to faked me by reusing the original bottle.

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  16. Thanks a million for this clarification. I wish I could get info on the lotion & butter too.

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  17. Your posts are always helpful. Thanks for sharing this! Fake Victoria's Secret perfumes are everywhere.
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Kallony

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