That's a good query. It would make sense, too. They get bottles of the real stuff and it's "rebottled by Scentbird, Inc.", that way they have more mass of product to "Rebottle" = more $$$ to make. Also, alcohol is a base ingredient for cheaper perfumes. So it would make sense to me. I'm still going to buy it from here though lol because in the end, it smells good, it's affordable, and I can try out new scents monthly ????