Wish it were real?
We ordered a fake Alien perfume from Wish
With a bargain being so hard to come by, people are turning to marketplaces like Wish to get expensive beauty products and fragrances at a significantly lower price than they usually sell for. We recently wrote about the process of ordering fragrances from WISH.com, and how keen we were to see what actually turned up. Could it be that sellers are making passable fakes that trick buyers into thinking they have received the real product? Or are the products legit and just genuinely cheaper to produce?
How long did it take to receive the perfume?
The perfume took quite a while to be delivered. The order was placed on the 18th of February 2020 and then the delivery date got pushed back from the 16th of March to the 23rd, and got delivered on the 21st. Due to the coronavirus pandemic this might not have been the fault of the seller. As the seller was from China it was inevitable it would take a bit longer than usual with all of this going on in the world. Considering there are many other sellers and e-commerce sites that could deliver more quickly, it might not have been worth the wait just to save some money if we needed the perfume for a set date.
Where did the perfume come from?
What did we receive?
When it came to the bottle, it was again very close to an authentic version of the product. The spray mechanism seemed to be broken, but it did follow the way an authentic Alien perfume would have their spray bottle work exactly. It broke quite easily, which is perhaps a sign that this perfume bottle was made very cheaply.
While at quick look, everything seems to be in order, there are some very strong suggestions this is not authentic. First of all, as previously mentioned, the spray mechanism broke straight away. Secondly, although this does smell similar, it is not exactly the same. Also, even though this is advertised as “Eau de Parfum” which usually lasts a long time, the fragrance goes very quickly, which is another indicator this was very cheaply made.