31 May '16, 9pm

Your knockoff perfume might contain antifreeze and pee

Buyer beware: Unscrupulous businesses are passing off urine, antifreeze and other “unpleasant, flammable, or dangerous chemicals that burn when applied to the skin” as designer fragrances, according to ABC 7 New York . In the culmination of a two-year joint undercover operation in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday, the New York Police Department arrested five people for allegedly distributing knockoff fragrances designed to resemble popular brands such as Chanel , Dolce & Gabanna , Polo, Gucci , Christian Dior , and Juicy Couture throughout the United States. Federal agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security division seized more than 10,000 boxes of phony merchandise, which reportedly came through Port Elizabeth to a temporary warehouse in Elizabeth, N.J., before they were sent to Queens to be repackaged. Eventually they made their way to a st...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/your-knock-off-designer-perfume-...

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