I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If something seems to good to be true, it probably is. If you’ve ever seen usually pricey perfume or makeup on sale for next to nothing online or from a sketchy-looking store, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
I’ve been tempted to have “just another look” at crazy cheap “designer” makeup and fragrances — especially when the packaging is really convincing. But if you needed another excuse not to take the plunge, this is it: Authorities have seized counterfeit perfumes containing antifreeze and actual urine.
Five men have been arrested in conjunction with distributing and reselling fake designer perfumes loaded with nasties — they imported generic fragrances and fake packaging for popular scents like Marc Jacobs “Daisy” and Chanel No.5, and by the time the cops caught them, they had about 10,000 bottles ready to go.
As well as antifreeze and wee, the authorities said the perfumes contained “other unpleasant, flammable, or dangerous chemicals that burn when applied to the skin.” Lovely stuff.
While those delightful individuals are facing up to 30 years behind bars (thems the breaks), it’s worth noting that it’s not just perfume that can be dangerous — and it’s not just happening in America.
Stay safe, kids!