Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Fragrance - How To Tell If It Is Fake
A real woman should have a lot of favorite perfume bottles - for different situations, different time of day, season and mood. Of course, a good perfume is expensive. Unfortunately, perfume market has a lot of fakes now, and sometimes the high price - is not a guarantee of quality. That is why you need to choose your fragrance very carefully and buy it only in good stores.
The easiest way to verify the authenticity of perfume - ask the seller a certificate of quality. However, it is not always possible to do this, but you can always follow the advice of how to distinguish a forgery visually.
First of all, read the packaging of perfume or toilet water. On the forgery you can see different types of striking unclear printing design, for example - too small or vague inscriptions. You must remember - inscriptions on the original are always clear and tidy.
Packaging should be strong, made from cardboard or good quality paper. It should has thin (but not fat!) cellophane skintight box without wrinkles, it does not exceed the size of the box, glue is not visible. However, some producers do not use cellophane, with an emphasis on the original packaging and bottles, an effort to combat counterfeiting. By the way, beautiful expensive bottles are not just a way of expression and draw attention of customers, but also a guarantee of authenticity, the process of making a copy of such bottles is too complicated.
Carefully check the inscriptions - names and details about the producer. Many producers of fakes often add extra letters in the name or change the position. For example, you can find Clema instead of Climat, Cool Winter instead of Cool Water, Genzo instead of Kenzo. The original bottle of perfume always contains the information about the country of production, date of manufacture, expiration date, and the composition of the product.
French perfumes barcode begins with a figure 3, Great Britain - 50, Germany - 400-440, Spain - 84, Italy - 80-83, France - 30-37, United States and Canada - 00-09. At the bottom of the code you can see a serial number - the code of letters and numbers, which must necessarily coincide with the code on the bottle.
The original glass bottle is clean and transparent; there should be no roughness, cloudiness and air balls. This perfume must not have any metal lids - such contact ruins the scent. The bottle can not be loosed inside the case, it should be pretty tight, and the applicator is usually protected with a metal ring. The requirement of transparency applies to the liquid. It must be clear. Usually the color of the fragrance ranges from pale to dark yellow. Sometimes the colors are achieved with the help of greenish, pinkish, or purple colors, but striking ‘chemical’ color looks suspicion - if you see the fragrance of famous brands, but a bright blue or red - it is fake.
Unfortunately, nowadays you can get a very good forgery, even if you are buying it in a good store is not yet a guarantee of its authenticity. Never buy a perfume on a street market, groceries, or small stores of perfume and cosmetics, and pay attention to the price, if it looks too ‘attractive - most likely you will buy a forgery.
The original perfume usually has long-lasting scent depending on the type and concentration of aromatic components. Do you know what is the difference between the’parfum’ , the ‘eau de parfum’ and the ‘eau de toilette’? First of all the perfume is more expensive. It contains 30-40 percent of the aromatic oils and therefore have the most powerful and concentrated scent, and because of the high concentration it’s enough to use just one or two drops. The aroma stays on your skin for 6-9 hours. It is better to use it as evening scent.
In the daytime enjoy perfume water (eau de parfum). It has almost the same scent as the perfume, but less concentrated. The concentration of essential oils in the toilet water is much less - 8-14%. The aroma stays on your skin for about 4-5 hours.
The most light and less lasting is toilet water (eau de toilette). The content of essential oils in it - 3-8%, you have to use it every two to three hours. But it is ideal for summer time, office and other situations where a strong fragrance is not appropriate.
Choosing the flavor comes from the time of year and mood. For the winter time, late autumn find richer, warm aromas that will warm you in cold weather. Usually they have notes of jasmine, honey, sandalwood, vanilla, cinnamon and other spices.
You may like one of these delicious fragrances: Boucheron of Paris with its fragrance B. Secret Obsession from Calvin Klein, Armani Code from Giorgio Armani, Diesel’s fragrance Fuel for Life Unlimited, Benetton, Miss Sixty’s Miss, Donna Karan’s DKNY Delicious Night, Espirit with Celebration, Estee Lauder’s fragrance Purely exotic.
Try Chanel’s Eau Premiere, a variation of its classic Chanel No 5; Chopard’s Magical Nights, a reinterpretation of its fragrance Happy Spirit; and Shiseido’s limited edition Zen Gold.In spring and summer time, you want something light, fresh, unobtrusive and cheerful with the scent of lemon, peppermint, grapefruit and juicy berries. You may like: Elizabeth Acqua di Parma’s Blu Mediterraneo , Bulgari Blu Notte , Stila Midnight Bloom, Thierry Mugler Violet, Peony & Lily,Moschino Couture Pink by Nanadabary, Gucci Envy Me , Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil ,Island Michael Kors, Flowerbomb from Viktor & Rolf Santa Maria Novella’s perfumes, Guerlain L’Heure Bleu
Spray perfume on the back of your wrists, knees and neck. And never rub, because rubbing crushes the molecules of the fragrance and ruins the scent. Some beauty editors only spritz the inner elbows and behind the knees. The fragrance stays a little more and fragrance works better.