The swedish girl wrote:
If I were a perfume maker that made an awsome perfume I would understand that people with less money would like to buy a cheaper copy of it. I wouldn`t get LESS money because of that, cause other people would still buy the real deal anyway.
And as long as it`s not illegal, I just had to live with it anyway. A lot of stuff in the world are imitations, why is it more worse to imitate a perfume, than something else that someone else once upon a time created? Like for example a table or a chair?
And how creative are for example perfumes anyway? Many of them smell VERY alike, but no one gets their knickers in a twist over that? Escada Magnetism and Britney Spears Fantasy just to mention ONE example of a dead ringer.
I always buy my perfumes for the best price available, but they still don`t come cheap.
Strawberrynet doesn´t ship perfumes for free to Europe anymore. The shipping now is 15,50 USD.
I think you would not. Lets say it in a different way. If you wrote a book, would you be happy if someone copied word for word and published it under their name? I think you are generous in this respect, because it's not your hard work that is being wasted. And taht if they were your ideas, you would rather people paid you, not someone else for your hard work.
I get your point. But my point is that supporting imitations is supporting theft, no matter how you look at it. In the same way downloading music from torrents is illegal, although millions of people do it, in the same way 'Prado' clothes made by Chinese or Indian children are illegal, although you can buy them in stores in certain countries. The fact that it exists does not make it legal. I want deisgner clothes. I cant afford them, Does that mean I should get cheap fakes made God only knows where from the local market? Should I buy off ebay fake Luis Vuittons, just because the original is too expensive for me to buy? It is illegal, it's just no one is bothered to take the case to court, because profits would be smaller than any potential gains for the big companies.
"My self and a lot of Fragranticans have for sure bought a lot of expensive perfumes that had NO sillage and NO longevity but a BIG price tag and a fancy name. Apperently those perfumes had cheap low quality ingridients in them anyway. Go figure..."
I think you are talking about something completely unrelated, you seem to confuse the chat about imitations and the problem of quality of original perfume. If it has poor quality, dont buy it, no one forces you to. No one says all original perfume are good. I dont buy perfume which are of poor quality or have no sillage. But the fact that some original perfume has low quality does not excuse the existance of fakes which have even worse quality.
Id never buy a fake of my favourite perfume. You said you love HP. I know you have one original bottle. Why buy a cheao knock off ? If something is too expensive for me, I buy rarely and dont use it everyday. At least I can enjoy the real product rather than smell of articifial, cheap ... something. Otherwise, why not go the the perfume store and steal a real bottle, it's the same as buying a fake.
Years ago I dreamt of having Armani Code. I could get a cheap version of it for 5 dollars. I waited long 2 years to have it, and I loved every second of being able to wear it.
I understand why people go for fakes, but I think it should not be justified as being fair. It's not worse or better than any other fake products.
Last edited by Migotka (2011-04-19 06:06:42)