How to Avoid Buying Fake Cologne
It is believed that about ten percent of all men’s colognes sold on the market are actually fakes. In this article, we are going to tell you how to avoid getting scammed by someone selling men’s fragrances online.
As you can imagine, the worst part of counterfeit colognes is the fact that most people are unable to spot fake scents and purchase them in the belief that they are getting an absolutely fantastic deal. Now; it is going to be impossible for us to write a complete guide on avoiding fake cologne as manufacturers are changing their tactics fairly regularly (and the fakes tend to be coming a whole lot better). If you follow the tips on this page however, you will be in a far better position when it comes to avoiding those fake products.
- Firstly, and this is perhaps the most important tip you are going to read on this page, colognes tend not to go on sale that often. When they do, it is likely that only a small amount will be shaved off the price (genuine manufacturers need to protect their reputation of offering high quality products). If the cologne seems too cheap then it most likely is going to be a fake. This is not to overlook the fact that retailers do offer hefty discounts on colognes from time to time, but these situations seem to be few and far between. If the discount is not being offered by a reputable manufacturer then you should steer clear. It is as simple as that.
- It is important that you only purchase colognes from reputable retailers. Most manufacturers have put a lot of effort into ensuring that their supply chain is perfect. This means that they have carefully selected who sells their products. If you have stumbled across a retailer that you have never heard of then it would not go amiss to have a quick browse online to see whether they have a decent reputation or not. If they are known for shipping out fake cologne then you can bet your bottom dollar that somebody would have mentioned online at some point. This is one advantage to using Amazon over eBay, since it is easy to gain instant feedback from verified buyers.
- If you have the product in your hands, which is going to be difficult if you are purchasing through the internet, then you should check the product for quality. You should check to see whether it actually feels great in your hands. Top colognes on the market have as much effort put into the manufacture of the packaging as they do of the actual scent so this should be fairly easy to spot. You should also check the packaging for any misspellings and the like. You will be surprised at how many errors counterfeiters make when creating their fake products!
- Finally, and this is again something that you can only do when you have the cologne in your hand, it is important that you spray some of the cologne. Genuine men’s cologne will have a number of different ‘notes’ that change over time. Fake cologne is usually little more than scented water and alcohol. It may smell great at the beginning but that scent is going to disappear within a couple of minutes and not return.