What is a tester? -- Testers are genuine, authentic, fresh and 100% original. Testers contain the same original fragrance and are used by department stores to help promote a particular fragrance. Testers are made by the name brand manufacturer and sometimes come in a different container, plain box or with no box at all and sometimes without the fancy container/ bottle cap. Because there is no decorative packaging, these items are purchased for less at deep discounts and the savings are passed on to you. Testers are typically not suited for gift giving due to the lack of container/ bottle caps and packaging.