What is a Tester?
A tester is a version of a product that comes without the fancy, retail packaging. Tester fragrances come in the same bottle as the retail version and include the same amount and quality of fragrance. The testers you see on our website are direct from the manufacturer and have never been used. If you'd like to save money on a fragrance for yourself, consider purchasing the tester version of the brand you're interested in. Please be aware that not all brands have testers available.
What to Expect
In most cases, a tester fragrance will come in a plain white box. However, some designers will reduce manufacturing and shipping costs by selling their tester products unboxed and sometimes without caps. So, there are 4 ways that a tester is packaged and sold:
1. Boxed with a cap
If you are interested in finding out how your particular product will arrive, please don't hesitate to contact our customer service department.
When a designer manufactures a fragrance, they usually ship that fragrance in one of two ways: as a retail good or as a tester. The retail version is the one you're probably most familiar with - fancy packaging sealed in cellophane. The tester version usually ends up on department store counters, so it doesn't require any special packaging. However, because there is a far greater demand to buy the product, rather than just test it, the tester versions are distributed throughout various markets for resale to normal consumers. From a business standpoint, it makes sense why the sale of fragrance testers is so prevalant in today's beauty and fashion marketplace - the reduction in overhead expense related to production and shipping costs make it an attractive option for many fragrance designers looking to maximize revenue through various consumer channels and secondary markets.
Again, our testers are 100% genuine, they've never been used and they're direct from the manufacturer. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.