March 6, 2012

The most counterfeit perfume, Sex in the City, contains dangerous ingredients

It’s not a secret for anybody that the Sex and the City popularity and friendship between the girls in the movie contaminated women from around the world. But this also brought bad things.  According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s, the Sex in the City perfume it’s also the most popular counterfeit perfume. Out of 138 perfumes, they found 52 were fake, and last year, more than a million counterfeit bottles were reported on the market.

So what? You may be tempted to say. But counterfeit perfumes are not just a problem for the company that makes them legally. They are often contaminated with unknown chemicals, and tests have found some really dangerous ingredients, like urine or carcinogens. This means that arguments like a fake perfume smells different than the original or persists less, pale in front of those that have to do with health issues. So maybe next time you’re planning to buy a perfume you should pay more attention to what you’re choosing.