How to distinguish a fake perfume Paco Rabanne 1 million and invictus from the original

How to spot a fake Paco Rabanne perfume the beauty

Original perfume can be bought here

Fake products are common, and perfumes are no exception. In order not to accidentally become the owner of a fake Paco rabanne 1 million or Invictus perfume, you should know the distinguishing features of the originals from the replicas.

paco rabanne 1 million and invictus
paco rabanne 1 million and invictus

Differences between the original and the fake on the packaging

Perfume is sealed in several packages. Primary - protective film. It should be neatly sealed and machine-sealed, not tape or hand-sealed. Secondary - cardboard packaging with mica (we will return to it in more detail later), plus a holder inside.

Inside the box there is a lodgment - this is a special form that holds the perfume and prevents them from "moving" inside the box. It should fit neatly under the bottle.

Adhesive seam on the original
Adhesive seam on the original
Adhesive seam on a fake
Adhesive seam on a fake

Paco rabanne packaging colors for different fragrances:

  • Invictus - silver-bronze.
  • 1 million Lady and Cologne are golden.
  • The testers are white.
Bottle holder inside perfume box
Bottle holder inside perfume box

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What is mica and how to distinguish a fake from it

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In the case of Cologne, the bottle is in a golden box. Then comes the package in mica - a film, and a cardboard package is put on it with the image of the model's boyfriend on one side, and on the other - a bottle of perfume. The surface with mica shimmers when changing the viewing angle.

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Differences in counterfeit perfume packaging
Differences in counterfeit perfume packaging
box with mica
box with mica

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Font Differences

Fonts on the package:

  • Should not be too small, thin or sloppy. The 1 million fakes have a thinner font for the name and brand, while the N and M letters have longer serifs. Same with Invictus.
Inscriptions on the original and fake
Inscriptions on the original and fake
  • The composition and information about the manufacturer are printed on the back of the box. On the copies, the text is in random order, the difference from the original is noticeable, the fonts and letter sizes are different. On the fake Invictus, the letters are bolder and darker.
  • On the bottom of the box is the inscription "Copyright Puig France" for 1 million. The copy has a different inscription.
inscription Copyright Puig France
inscription Copyright Puig France
  • The inscription "1 million" on the front of the package is depressed, and Cologne/ Invictus/ Lady, paco rabanne are slightly raised.
  • It should say "parfum", not "parfume".
  • The 1 million originals have "Made in Italy", not "Italy". Invictus has "Made in France".

Be sure to indicate the expiration date, composition, country of origin and volume in milliliters.

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How to check perfumes by barcode and QR code for originality

Original perfume can be bought here

Online barcode check. The QR code is located at the bottom of the box. If you scan it using the program installed on your smartphone, then it is listed on the official website of the manufacturer.

QR code scanner app:

  • In Google Play Store for android here.
  • AppStore for iOS here.

In addition, next to the QR code there is also a barcode. Serial number - batch code, squeezed out on the box and also on the bottom of the bottle. If batch code on the package and on the bottle does not match - in front of you is a fake.

Enter 13 digits of the barcode:
QR Code Paco Rabanne
QR Code Paco Rabanne

Paint quality

The box color of the Invictus replica is grey, but darker than the original. The image of the wings, the name of Invictus and the company casts a silver-bronze tint when changing the viewing angle.

For a fake, the inscriptions are simply gray, the paint is not applied with high quality and smudges are noticeable. The same is true for paco rabanne 1 million. Over time, the paint does not fade and is not erased from the originals.

The gold and silver boxes of fakes are slightly darker than the original ones.

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tongue code

There is a tab on the lid of the box. It contains a code that is entered during registration on the official website of the manufacturer. It allows you to become a member of the club, receive discounts and samples.

On the top, where this tongue is located, there are instructions on how to join the club.

instructions on how to join the club
instructions on how to join the club

Logo

On the top of the “1 million” box, the logo is squeezed out strictly in the center, while fake can “jump”. It looks like an embossed "R" in a circle.

Perfume logo 1 million
Perfume logo 1 million

Batch code check online

By vial

Original perfume can be bought here

The bottles are different in shape:

1. At Invictus in the form of a cup.

Invictus in the form of a goblet
Invictus in the form of a goblet

2. Cologne is made in the form of a gold ingot.

Cologne is shaped like a gold bar
Cologne is shaped like a gold bar

3. Women's perfume, that is, "Lady 1 million" in the form of a diamond - a polyhedron.

Lady 1 million in the form of a diamond
Lady 1 million in the form of a diamond

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bottle color

The bottle of Cologne is transparent on one side and painted in noble gold on the other. The lid is also gold.

Bottle of Cologne
Bottle of Cologne

The "Lady" bottle itself is transparent, the cap is also gold.

1 million Paco Rabanne
1 million Paco Rabanne

The real Invictus has a silver-bronze cap and a transparent bottle.

Invictus in the form of a goblet
Invictus in the form of a goblet

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Labels on the bottle

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At the bottom of the bottle, the logo is thinly carved and the serial number from the side of the box is duplicated. The name of the perfume is engraved on the lid. The name is applied in gold on the front of the bottle at Cologne and it is not washed off / torn off with a fingernail.

the name of the perfume is engraved
the name of the perfume is engraved
1 million Paco Rabanne original fake
1 million Paco Rabanne original fake

Lady has the name carved on the cap, the bottom of the bottle is the same as Cologne.

Differences fake in the sprayer
Differences fake in the sprayer

Invictus has the name carved on the top of the lid. On the side of the lid is the brand name. At the fake, the inscriptions on the bottom of the bottle are not cut out, but printed on a sticker and glued.

At the fake, the inscriptions on the bottom of the bottle are not cut out, but glued
At the fake, the inscriptions on the bottom of the bottle are not cut out, but glued

Counterfeit bottles are usually smaller in height than the originals. The circle diameter of the fake cup is larger.

Gaps between elements

There should be no large gaps between the elements - the lid and the perfume container.

Liquid color

The original Cologne liquid is yellow to the light. At a fake - casts green.

The original Cologne liquid is yellow in the light
The original Cologne liquid is yellow in the light

At Invictus - with a gray tint, at a fake - with blue through the light. And so it seems transparent.

Invictus has a gray tint, fake has a blue tint
Invictus has a gray tint, fake has a blue tint

Lady has yellow.

Lady has yellow.
Lady has yellow.

Original perfume can be bought here

We also attach a video, for a more complete picture of the differences between the original and the fake.

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Andrey Kozhevnikov

Blog author. 7 years of experience as a Merchandiser. Specialist in the definition of quality products. Distinguished more than 5,000 fake goods. My motto: there is no limit to perfection!

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  1. Igor

    Top perfume, I use it every day, I decided to check if it turned out to be a fake, where should I go in this case ??

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  2. Timothy

    Van million is the hardest to fake, they have the most unique bottle I've ever seen

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  3. Dominica

    so I adore this brand, I have already got fakes at every step, I want to see only real products that are made to last. there are rumors that people who fake can no longer trade all this so actively, those who do not buy anything from them are doing the right thing, you only need to buy real goods

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  4. ostap

    there are no more such spirits, only such are the most beautiful of all. the good thing is that I already had experience using such perfumes. this is what you need. it’s good that more such good spirits are invented, it’s good that everything is in general

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  5. svetlana

    the good thing is that there are such good perfumes and I use them. I was lucky and I always bought the original, the good thing is that you can see such good articles here that I am only happy to see. this is what you want to see the most here. I'm glad I read

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  6. Руслан Кузьмич

    Я тоже за оригинал. Уж лучше купить недорогой аромат, чем поливать себя жидкостью неизвестного качества

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