When you’re buying anything in the “vintage” category, you run a similar risk. Unless you’re a real expert in the category, you might not understand the nuances that define vintage pieces. How are you supposed to know if it’s a real Duncan Phyfe couch, aside from trusting the furniture salesperson? Your gut tells you that coin from 1776 is a fake, but the person speaking to you about it sounds so educated!
In the world of vintage fragrances, the same trend holds. Generally, though, following a few guidelines can help you sniff out the real vintage perfumes and those that are imitations.
There’s nothing more important to buying vintage fragrances than finding a trusted seller. But, how exactly can you verify if a seller is trusted if you’re ordering online?
These traits usually signal a verified seller:
When in doubt, contact your online seller! If they can answer your questions, point you to reviews, and speak intelligently about their products, you should feel more comfortable ordering your vintage fragrance online.
While it’s human nature to want to find the best deal on a product, you should be wary of vintage fragrances that seem too inexpensive. After all, vintage fragrances are usually rare and classic. A $20 price tag should signal a red flag.
Authentic vintage fragrances should come in their original packaging, plain and simple. If they do not have the original packaging, it’s a reason to be skeptical. Make sure your vintage fragrance store states explicitly that the packaging will be included, shows a picture so you know what to expect, and features a description of the packaging.
When you get the vintage fragrance, you can check to make sure the packaging is authentic and not recycled. Check that cellophane is wrapped tightly around the product, not loosely or improperly. If the packaging seems cheap, it’s a sign that your perfume is a knock-off.
This is a good rule of thumb for just about any product, but it’s especially important for vintage fragrances. Once you get the perfume, actually read the label. Does the label have proper grammar and information? Do the fonts look professional? Does it match with other versions of this vintage perfume? Is there a barcode on the back of the box?
These are all questions you can ask as you assess the quality of your vintage fragrance.
As our name suggests, Fragrance Original is committed to selling 100-percent authentic, 100-percent vintage fragrances. We take pride in the quality and authenticity of our products, and we have the customer reviews to back this up.
For completely original, never knock-off perfumes, shop Fragrance Original today!