Counterfeit fakes, how to avoid them?
About 60 percent of odorous products sold inRussia, have nothing to do with the trademark pictured on the packaging. In Belarus the situation is the same, all kinds of "outlets", markets, kiosks and tents offer famous "brands" at a price of 10-15 dollars.
The bulk of falsification is forgery fromFull copying of the trademark or with conscious errors, imperceptible to the first, unsophisticated look. For example, permuting or replacing letters and, please, Chenal instead of Chanel. And the buyer is "happy", and the rights holder's claims have a chance to fight off.
Usually, such flavors are similar to originals, but they will never be able to repeat the multilayeredness and stamina inherent in real expensive spirits.
Quality composition reveals its secretsGradually, changing in time the shades of smell. It's like a musical tune. First the top note, then the main one, or the heart of the fragrance. And after a while, the final appears.
It will be several hours before the fragrance finally dissolves and disappears. And sometimes the smell stays on clothes even after washing! It is unlikely that such a property can boast of any fake.
To reduce the cost of production in fakesUsually use cheap synthetic ingredients. Many of them were banned by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) in the 90's due to the high allergenicity and phototoxicity.
Some of the falsified products fall onMarkets quite legally. The change of name, referred to above, gives formal legal grounds to sell the product as an independent brand. This is not the worst case, since the manufacturer and supplier exist in real life and theoretically they can be claimed.
Worse, if the product is counterfeit, i.e. Imported into the country or produced without observing the necessary formalities. Such production flourishes in Syria, Egypt, Malaysia. Russia is no exception. Near Moscow, several mobile plants are turning, changing their location from time to time. Their products are "branded perfume" intended for wholesale and retail sales through the capital markets.
Del'tsov does not bother with any responsibility. By revenue, the counterfeit perfume market is comparable to drugs and arms trading. The cost price of a bottle of liquid, issued for the original, is no more than three dollars. When selling at a price of five to six times higher than costs, the profitability of production goes off scale. No such official indicators were created for any officially established and operating enterprise.
The official manufacturer must comply with allFormalities. Buy expensive concentrate, make quality packaging, check the quality of products and certify it and then release it for sale. I'm not talking about fiscal problems. The costs are high, and the product at the outlet can not fit into the 15-20 dollar range, which is asked for the counterfeit.
In conclusion, I will allow myself a few "people's signs" that will help to avoid forgery.
- Original perfume is not sold in the markets and in stalls and there is no cheap.
- The seams of polyethylene packaging (if any) are neat and narrow, with an overlap of no more than 5 millimeters.
- The package should not have a sticker. Only prints directly on cardboard.
- Cardboard packaging can only be white, without a greyish hue.
- Inscriptions such as "Paris-London-New York" - a sign of a fake.
- In the glass of the bottle there should be no bubbles and inclusions.
- The inscriptions on the vial are always convex, indelible and error-free. The word parfum in France is written without the letter "e" at the end.
- On the glass bottom of the bottle of original products, a license plate is placed. It's on the glass, not on the label.
- The fragrance should not contain the smell of alcohol, can not be sharp, will never cause unpleasant sensations neither you nor others.
Pleasant fragrant shopping!