Mar 27, 2009

Journal Entry, How to spot Fake perfume

I decided to do more damage to my wallet, but it wasn't intentional. lol. I think I'm addicted to lipstick, lol. But, there is nothing better shopping for makeup which roughly cost anywhere from $1 to $15 dollars (if you know where to shop). It's what I like and I'm content shopping for it rather than spending $20 - $60 on clothes or shoes. I'm just like this, I think because I didn't have alot of money back in high school to spend on luxury's like MAC makeup or even Clinique (which alot of girls had in high school). So I use to wear the cheapie kinds, which I think are still good. I don't know? There is just something about shopping for makeup or beauty items that seems to make me happy, I can't explain. I love to once in a while splurge on a YSL or Chanel item : ) BUT, when it comes to quality items like MAC, Dior, Lancome, etc, you can't put a price tag on that!

So back to the wallet damaging, a couple of weeks ago I bought 10 different colors of the Victoria's secret beauty rush lipglosses. They are a big-time favorite of mine mostly because the ones with the glitter remind so much of MAC dazzleglasses (another favorite of mine.) So every weekend or so I usually drop by my local VS and check out the colors. I did go and find some I didn't already have so I got them and all of them = Love!!

Dropping by Sephora for a sweet treat!
Finally bought my Vanilla cupcake shower gel I've been wanting. Yummmmmmmy, smells like a creamy sweet vanilla cupcake. I also decided to stop in at a hair products store (totally forgot the name of it : P) and bought OPI nail polishes while my husband patiently waited, haha I love him...
If you can see it in the picture, the one closest to the MAC box is called bronze and the pinkish one is called Didgeridoo your nails? Cute! The style card is a so-called points card, and after so many points you get stuff, not sure what though. MAC box is actually Studio Tech. I used to wear this a few yrs ago all the time and I mean all the time. I think I went through like 10 of them within a few years since wearing MAC. It is so good by the way, covers well, blends great, leaves a matte finish. Then I got the shadestick in Sharkskin, beautiful color. I also got an eyeliner brush which seems to work very nicely : )
Oh yah, and the neat rubberbands that I seem to lose all the time, so I had to get more. The VS card is a neat little gift card containing amount of $10, $50, $100, or $500. i'm excited to find out what is in it.

Lipsticks Organization
A few days ago I updated my lipstick container because it was getting downright ridiculous. I'm really happy with this little stationary box which i found at TJ maxx. It has a lid which is good because you're suppose to keep lipstick away from direct heat or light. Here is the pic...
The glass container is where I keep my lip balms and chapsticks...

A sea of lipsticks...

MAC Sugarsweet Buys

My little haul consisted of nothing else than the lipstick Saint Germain and the lipgloss Consume me, not much but all I needed. I really wasn't going to get a whole lot from this collection since mostly everything was indeed dupable, Some of the eyeshadows I already had and the lipsticks were dupable, lipglosses were ok and the blush or msf's were just o.k. I knew for sure I had to get the tri-gloss lipgloss Consume Me since it consisted of that irridescent greenish glittery gloss on the bottom, which is gorgeous. The Saint germain is actually a perm. color in Europe only i believe, but such a pretty and sexy pastel pink color. Reminds me of cotton candy : P

What a wonderful pair <3

Moving on...

Oh, yah. What kind of sick, demented, idiotic, childish, immature people would spend their time and money to produce fake perfumes? >:(
Evidently the supernatural folks at
With further investigation I conclude that other products within their site are fake as well, like the makeup, MAC in particular. LOL, if you are a MAC fan...ha ha...well, you just have to see for yourself.
So, in this blog I have an entry about Aquolina perfume I'd been eyeing for a few months now. I finally decided to buy it because I had been waiting for it to go on sale so I could save a few dollars. I chose (now regret it), but yes since they seemed to have the best deal on the 3.4 oz. Well, whatta you know, the perfume is a knock-off... And a very impressive one might I add. The box is the same size as the original, the texture of the box is the same, the lettering is the same and the bottle with stylish pink metallic ribbons is the same as well. I think it was the aftersmell of Cheap when I sprayed it on for the first time. You could probably see it now ....Bleh!........actually it took me 3.5 seconds to conclude that it didn't smell correct and that is was a fake. After my discovery it took me about 10.5 seconds to wrap it back up again and prepare to send it back for a full refund.
So you wanna know the second clue that it was phony. The red pepper.

Oh yeah, so I decided to post pointers on how to spot a fake perfume:
-First, smell the perfume. See if it smells significantly different than the one that you tested, had previously or sampled.
-Look on the bottom for words like 'imposter' or 'inspired by'
-Check name and spellings of everything on the bottle or box it came in
-Check for the color of the perfume. If you know for sure it has a pink tint, then it should have a pink tint.
-Check for detail, it's the littliest things that count! If the box or bottle has pictures, creative art or pristine markings or anything, compare that to the real one to see any differences.
-Last but not least, take the perfume in question to a store you trust like Sephora or department stores like Macy's and ask a perfumer to compare.


.......Did they think they could fool me? PSSH, they can't fool me!


  1. LOL!!!
    Nothing gets past you girl! Great post.

  2. WoW, the pepper is waaaaay off!