Buying a counterfeit perfume may seem harmless…until you discover what’s really in that bottle could be toxic chemicals, or worse.
Everyone loves a bargain. So when a friend of mine found her favorite perfume, Red Door by Elizabeth Arden, at a flea market, she was thrilled. But then her gut instinct kicked in, thinking it sounds a little too good to be true, she still purchased the Red Door and a bottle of Chanel No. 5 for $14 each. When she sprayed on the Red Door, it was a little strong and not the same smell she was use to. Putting it on her wrist and elbow crease and a little behind her ear. Later when looking in the mirror, it looked like she was sun-burnt on those same areas she had applied the perfume earlier. Her skin felt extremely hot and a welt was forming on her neck. After an emergency call to her dermatologist and a dose of prescription cortisone, she was fine. She ended up throwing out the so called “bargain” fragrances. Continue reading “Why Faux Fragrances Can Be Harmful”