We all know that coming across perfume fakes in a flea market is not uncommon. However, it is rather unfortunate that sometimes highly sophisticated knock-offs manage to find their way on to the shelves of large shops. This makes it rather easy for someone to get tricked into buying rip-offs, and that can be nothing but really upsetting. In addition, these can also be very harmful to one's health.

You, however, do not need to worry because there are several ways in which you can spot counterfeits. We have compiled a list of tips to help you buy only authentic fragrances.

The wrapping
In order to adhere to the box, an authentic perfume has thick cellophane folded flawlessly. Improperly wrapped cellophane, on the other hand, is a sign of a fake.

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An authentic perfume package has paperboard made of high-quality. It is designed to keep the perfume bottle in place so as to prevent damage. Poor quality is a telltale sign of a counterfeit.

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The labels and serial number
Before you buy a perfume, check the manufacturer's website. This is to ensure that the information on the site and on the packaging are the same. The slightest mismatch is also a sign of a fake.

As for the serial number, look at the bottom of the bottle. It should not be glued on. Also, the serial number on the bottle should match the one on the box.
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The bottle
An authentic perfume bottle will have a smooth surface with a bottle cap that is symmetrical, unless designed otherwise. A fake on the other hand, would have a rough surface.

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Color of the perfume
The color of an authentic perfume is usually pale simply because famous brands do not use too much of dye in their products. If the liquid has a striking color, that too, is the sign of a fake.
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