The Art of Scent

How to Spot the Differences Between a Designer Fragrance and its Clone

How to Spot the Differences Between a Designer Fragrance and its Clone

How to Spot the Differences Between a Designer Fragrance and its Clone

The proliferation of designer fragrances and their clones means it’s hard to tell the difference between the two. Cloned fragrances are created when a formula is mimicked or reproduced by a perfume manufacturer and sold in discount stores and online. But, thankfully, there are a few key differences you can use to identify and differentiate between genuine designer fragrances and their clones.

Quality of Ingredients

The first factor to consider is the quality of ingredients used. Quality original fragrances will use higher grade ingredients than their cloned copies. Superior ingredients may not necessarily be as easily available and, as a result, there is a significant price difference between them. The quality of the components will affect the scent itself.


Probably the most obvious difference is the price tag. Designer fragrances are typically significantly more expensive than their cloned counterparts, due to the cost of materials involved in production, royalties and marketing costs. As a general rule, if the price seems too good to be true, then it probably isn’t an original designer scent.


Designer fragrances are generally easier to get a hold of than clones. That said, they may only be available in certain department stores or exclusive outlets, whereas clones can be found almost anywhere including online stores. Take note that if you’re buying from an unfamiliar website or retail store, you could be risking buying a clone fragrance.


Designer fragrances use higher quality ingredients which results in a more complex and rich aroma. Although clones may smell similar, it is often said that clones don’t last as long as original designer scents. On skin, designer scents last up to five times longer thanks to greater concentration of oils in the formula that gives it more staying power.

In conclusion, there are some clear distinctions between genuine designer fragrances and their clones that you can use to tell them apart. Quality ingredients, pricing, availability and scent are all useful indicators that can help you spot the difference between original fragrances and their knock-offs.

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