The headline basically says it all. Good Morning America did an investigation and found that counterfeit perfumes, which often end up being sold in kiosks, on the street, and sometimes even at the mall, can contain disgusting, dangerous substances like urine, antifreeze, and bacteria. And even worse, the proceeds from them often go to organizations that fund terrorism, drug cartels, and child labor. Doesn't smell so nice, right?
The trouble is, it's hard to tell whether the perfume you're buying from a vendor is real or not, and if you pick up a bad batch, you might end up spending more on doctor's bills than you would have on the real thing, plus you don't know where your money is going. Perfume is one of those things that's really personal, but given this information, I'd say try to buy something less expensive, or experiment with nicely priced essential oils, instead of hitting the knockoff stand. Check out the investigation below: