FAKE SHAVE FAKE

FAKE SHAVE FAKE
Rahul Agarwal - September 04, 2018

It is all fake. I've started to wonder if it is true. Since general perception remained that one can make fake products of what is easy to copy and fake would be found of edibles, mostly. Why? Because they are easy to source, there packing is not difficult, there is a mass market where buyers are oblivious to standards and guidelines and mostly, they just don't care.

But, I was wrong and I must say by miles. My perception, as mentioned above, broke during my recent visit to a close-by salon. It was not of great standards but a decent one. I got my hair cut done and was ready to leave. As a word of promotion the barber offered a discounted shave to me. Since I do it at home I was not keen. He further, in attempt to persuade me, added that it will not be a regular cream based shave but using foam of a popular brand. I thwarted all and was about leave. Then, something caught my attention. While showing the quality commitment of the foam barber showed an original and a duplicate version of the same shaving foam can. Exasperated! I investigated more. I was told that original cans have information printed directly on the metal base whereas duplicate ones have a very fine sticker rolled all over the can pasted to avoid any suspicion. It is only the long term use and wear & tear that shows the smudges of the colour and the peeling-off at the edges reveals the actual / original base underneath. I'm told that, generally, these cans are not available at market and mostly salon uses them. Yet, concern remains that I'm at a city, which is capital of the country, and such forged products are available so easily in the market. If such duplication occurs for non-regular items like shaving foam, what should one expect when s/he is going for the purchase a food item or any other stuff of day today use? Food for thought…