Are Walmart Perfumes Real? (Not What You Think)

With fake perfumes on the rise, it can be difficult to tell whether a certain perfume is authentic or not!

Walmart stocks a range of great perfumes, but many customers are left questioning if they are real. To find out if Walmart perfumes are real or not, keep reading!

Are Walmart Perfumes Real?

According to many customer reviews, the perfumes stocked and sold in-store and online are indeed real. Since Walmart has such bargaining power with manufacturers, they can source perfume and cologne at incredibly low prices. So while they are cheap, perfumes sold by Walmart are authentic.

But, why can Walmart sell them for much cheaper than elsewhere? Read on to find out!

Why Is Perfume So Cheap At Walmart?

Walmart typically purchases its perfume stock from what is known as the ‘grey market’.

This is an unauthorized channel of selling stock that dismantles the traditional norm of designer perfume brands selling their stock directly to higher-end stores.

As a result of this, Walmart is able to purchase authentic stock at lower prices. 

Additionally, Walmart also prides itself on keeping its prices low, so if a perfume brand did want to sell directly to Walmart, it would have to adhere to Walmart’s price regulations. 

Are Walmart Fragrances Altered At All?

No, Walmart does not alter any external fragrances due to health and safety concerns and contamination.

All the perfumes and fragrances will only ever perhaps have their packaging altered due to discount or sale stickers, and maybe some natural wear and tear on their boxes caused by customers and staff handling. 

What Designer Perfumes Can You Buy At Walmart?

Walmart stocks a multitude of designer perfumes in its fragrance section. Here is a list of some of Walmart’s best sellers: 

  • Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue 
  • Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum Spray for Women 
  • Versace Bright Crystal Eau De Toilette Spray Perfume for Women 
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette Perfume for Women 
  • Juliette Has A Gun Moscow Mule, Eau de Parfum Travel Spray 
  • Juicy Couture Couture La La Eau De Parfum Spray for Women 
  • Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum, Perfume for Women 

Walmart offers these at discounted prices, plus lots more!

Is Walmart’s Creed Aventus Perfume Real?

Yes, it is! The extremely popular male fragrance is stocked at Walmart in its authentic form. You can find it online at Walmart for a discounted price!

If you are looking to learn more, you can also read our related articles on Walmart’s makeup return policy, Walmart clothing return policy, and if Walmart is safe to shop on.


In summary, Walmart perfumes are authentic despite the lower prices! They can make great gifts or inexpensive treats for yourself without blowing your budget.

Everything from the perfume packaging to the smell of the fragrance itself is real, the only difference is the lower price. 

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

2 thoughts on “Are Walmart Perfumes Real? (Not What You Think)”

  1. Quite true, I went to coach retail store to get a perfume I’ve been wanting to buy. They never ever placed these on sale at all nor accept coupons for them except their bags and other accessories, 3 oz bottle is ridiculously priced at $112. So I started looking somewhere else like another department stores, then I happen to check walmart’s website which I didn’t believe would carry this kind of high end product for such a bargain store. I was shocked to see that their online price for the same 3oz bottle Is $50! Not only that, it’s a gift set that comes with another 3oz perfume lotion! So it’s actually slashed off to more than half it’s price already, I was very skeptical thinking it might probably come from china. I took a chance with a plan that as soon I receive the item and if the product’s box would look extremely suspicious, then there’s no harm done by returning it. Turned out i have no regrets about it whatsoever in the end, this one’s a happy consumer that outsmarted one of coach’s retail stores…

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