Too late to weigh your used cologne? Think again!
I just realized another great reason for all of us to carefully weigh our cologne bottles, boxes and caps, and post them with photographs of the batch codes. Even half-used ones.
You may think it is too late to weigh your half-used bottle of cologne and compare it with a real bottle you see in a Real vs. Fake YouTube video, or post your own video of it.
Think again: You can weigh the cap. And the box, if you have it. And you can find your proof of purchase (think: bank statements) and post the price and seller to prove where it was purchased. A receipt will help you authenticate your own video and your own cologne. This is of great value to skeptical viewers.
The Fake vs. Real video makers I trust weigh the full box, the bottle and cap only, and just the cap. A real cap will be distinctly different in weight from a fake cap. And the cap will never change weight. It is never too late to weight it.
I record these weights, to 0.1 grams, using a 2000 kilogram-capacity scale :
Unopened, cellophane-sealed package
The same, without the cellophane
Just the cellophane (yes, it has a weight; a 0.1 gram scale is useful)
The bottle with the cap
The bottle without the cap
The bottle without the cap and squeeze bulb
Just the cap
Just the squeeze bulb
Cap and squeeze bulb together
The box, with and without the cellophane
The box without the cardboard insert
Just the cardboard insert
You may think I am overdoing it, but the devil is in the details, and with this data carefully recorded, you may be able to authenticate a cologne years after you purchase it, and help others do the same.