I have been fooled once when I bought another Ralph Lauren perfurme but that did not stop from buying one online again. I was right, this purchased I had was an authentic one. The smell lingers and it stays longer. I will purchase it again from the same seller. I bought it when I was in the Philippines last week and brought it here in Soutb Korea. It smells so good in a warm and cold weather. It is a winter perfume too.