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Bal a Versailles® FRAGRANCE FACTS
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY ANY FRAGRANCE
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Letter from the President:
We understand what our loyal Jean Desprez/Bal a Versailles Patrons expect from the brand and we are here to make sure they get what they expect.
Now for some information regarding perfumes.
The shelf life of most perfume, from production date, and if stored properly, is maximum of 3 to 5 years.
Perfumes with higher content of essential oils have a longer shelf life. Essential oils contain no fatty acids, and are not susceptible to rancidity like vegetable oils.
Perfumes made with quality ingredients will last longer.
Any product we offer at the Jean Desprez.com website is original from the manufacturer. The product is 100% guaranteed. We will replace any product we ship with new product if it is damaged or does not meet the manufacturers original specifications. Any product we sell is constantly tested for potency and clarity.
Many imitation perfumes have exactly the same designer’s name, almost identical labels, boxes, bottles and very similar scents! So how would you tell that the designer’s perfume that you’re about to purchase is genuine? It’s really not that easy since counterfeiters have become masters of their crime with the aid of modern digital imaging and printing techniques. They are capable of producing almost identical replicas of all the major leading perfume brands on the market today. As a consumer you may never really know, until you experience the actual fragrance which may be close to but not exactly as it should. You'll discover that the perfume does NOT last as long, perhaps as little as one hour instead of half a day or longer as is the case with original designer perfume.
Is the perfume you are going to purchase genuine or fake?
1. Fragrance Consistency should be transparent and clear and color should be consistent. The Fragrance should not be overly oily.
2. Ensure that the seller guarantees the fragrance is 100% original and has return policy.
3. Fragrance smell should not be bitter or sour and should smell fresh.
4. On Ebay, check if the seller is Paypal verified. Sellers of counterfeit products are afraid to disclose their contact information to Paypal. If the seller is Paypal verified paypal has completed the necessary steps to ensure that the seller provided the right address.
5. The perfume that you are going to purchase should not have any skin reactions It should not make your skin itchy or create rashes.
6. Be suspicious about bargains. If a fragrance or cosmetic is too cheap, it may be a fake or old.
7. Check the box. The color should be identical and the cardboard good quality.
8. Buy from a reputable seller that has been in business for some time and has an ABN number. 9. Check the printing. It should have correct information, including spelling, logo and print style.
10. The color should match the color of sample bottles in department stores or boutiques. Color quality doesn't always show up well in photos, so ask the seller to photograph all the bottles of that kind of perfume in that concentration with a white background. If there is relative variation, start getting suspicious. Fakes often get the color slightly too dark or too light and are inconsistent.
11. Fake bottles are often badly made. There should be no air bubbles in the glass and the moulding marks should be even. Fake perfume bottles are generally poor quality compared to the genuine bottles.
12. Bottle labels should be positioned correctly and contain correct spelling, print style, logo and trademark.
13. Fakes print the information onto the glass with a paint-like ink. If you can scrape the ink off with a fingernail, it is likely to be faked.
14. On Ebay, check the seller’s feedback, if the seller has bad feedback this could mean problems with your purchase.
15. Look for a bubble in the spray tube. The bubble indicates that it has never been sprayed. Some sellers will take a large bottle of perfume and pour it into smaller bottles this is called decanting. You can often distinguish decanted perfume-the spray tube does not have air bubbles inside.
Take time to compare prices of products before deciding to buy. You have better chance of finding the best deal if you can spend time comparing prices and offers. When purchasing online, Consumers should look for reputable websites that have good ratings and guarantee their Discount Perfume products.
Considering all these tips would help you know if your designer's perfume is genuine or fake.
How to open a bottle when the stopper will not move:
The idea is to get the neck of the bottle warmer (which will make the glass expand) while keeping the stopper colder. There are many suggestions and usually the best is to wrap something hot (from HOT water faucet) around the neck, and gently move the stopper back and forth.
One way to get it out is to brace the bottle or have a buddy hold it. Throw two or three loops of cotton string around the neck of the bottle (a shoe lace works well). Holding the ends of the string tight, with a sawing motion, pull the string back and forth. After about 3 to 4 minutes of this, the friction of the string will have heated the neck of the bottle, causing it to expand and release the (colder) stopper. Before you put the stopper back into the bottle, grease it lightly with stopper grease or petroleum jelly. Don't put a cold stopper into a hot bottle.
DO NOT USE ANY OTHER METHOD to heat the neck of the bottle. The heat of an open flame, for instance, cannot be controlled and it may cause the bottle to explode or crack.
A (quicker) variation is to wet a cloth with water from the hot tap (about as hot as you can stand when you wring it out - but no hotter), and wrap it round the neck of the bottle or decanter.
Problems like this occasionally occur due to shipping conditions (cold if by plane, hot if by boat). To prevent this in the future (once you get it open) rub a little vaseline on the stopper .
HOW DO YOU KNOW A FRAGRANCE WILL SMELL GOOD ON YOU?
To really test a perfume you need to keep it on for about an hour then smell again. Go into a perfume store when you arrive at a shopping center or mall. Then pick the fragrance(s) you are interested in. Spray it on the back of your hand or on your wrist (the back of both hands and wrists depending on how many fragrances you want to test (do not do more than four). Go shopping at the other stores for an hour or so and test them. When you find one you like then just go back and purchase it before you leave the mall, or simply go home, get on the net, and find the best price.
There's nothing more frustrating than purchasing a bottle of your favorite scent only to have the fragrance fade within an hour. By looking out for a few simple clues, a savvy buyer can tell if they're picking up a prettily scented spray bottle full of tap water or an authentic product. And as with all other purchases, follow this perfume shopping mantra: If it seems too good of a deal, it probably is.
Things You'll Need:
Purchase your product from a reputable source. Door-to-door salespeople, parking lot pitchmen and street table sellers usually aren't approved vendors for leading perfume distributors, so hold on to your money. Realize that an authentic product will have a price tag to match. A super-cheap price is a great indicator that you just bought a watered-down perfume.
Ask to test the perfume before you buy it. A reputable vendor will allow you to open and try the product for yourself. If they don't or sell the main product in a different bottle than the sample, it's a fair bet that the sale product is diluted.
Notice how long your sample spritz lasts. A good shot of genuine perfume will last for at least six hours, while a watered-down product will fizzle out within two hours. This is due to the lack of actual oils and quality components that make up a real perfume.
Inspect the bottle for tampering. Perfume bottle tops are often pretty tough to crack open so check to see if it's loose or off in some way. According to Fragrance Choice, packaging should be sealed and grammatically correct; the product should be free of air bubbles that are a tell-tale sign of water.
Look at the color of the product. Genuine perfume is usually rich in color. Watered down products aren't. If the color is uneven or thin, walk away.
Spray the perfume onto paper to test its oil content. Perfumes are composed of lots of essential oils and compounds which should render paper transparent. A couple of drops or spray at close range should leave a bit of an oil stain, while the watered down product won't.