The perfume hoax started on the internet back in 1999. Supposedly, 2 to 4 people would approach you when you were coming out of a mall and would ask what type of perfume you were wearing. They would claim to be selling a cheap knockoff of that same perfume and ask you to smell it. The hoax claimed that the perfume would have ether in it and while you were incapacitated, they would rob you. Of course all of this was just a hoax and never really happened.