If you’re on the market for a new perfume, but do not have a large budget to spend on a signature scent… you have to come to the right place. I have rounded up the best designer perfume dupes and fragrances inspired by designer perfumes that smell similar to Chanel No.5, Dolce and Gabanna, J’Adore Dior, Viktor and Rolf, and more. You do need to have lots of money to wear a designer fragrance.
Why are some designer perfumes so much more expensive than others? “The pricing of a fragrance is primarily driven by the amount of oil in the juice and the origin of the ingredients,” explains Kattan. “The less alcohol a perfume has and the more oils it has in it, the pricier and longer lasting the perfume will be. This is because alcohol evaporates quickly leaving little fragrance on the skin for a shorter amount of time,” says Mona Kattan, co-founder of Huda Beauty.
Designer Perfume Dupes and Inspired Fragrances That Smell Expensive
Smells Like Chanel No.5
It Makes Perfect Sense, $17
This perfume dupe from the UK has aldehydes and notes of ylang ylang and neroli to serve as a close twin of the classic Chanel No.5 (at a fraction of the price).
Perfumes Like J’Adore Dior Perfume Dupes – Smells Like J’Adore Dior
Bath & Body Works Gingham Fine, $14
Like it’s designer counterparts, this scent has a hint of florals and soft wood undertones, blending with citrus and violet. You won’t be able to tell the difference!
Viktor and Rolf’s Flower Bomb Dupes
Smells Similar to Viktor and Rolf
Katy Perry Killer Queen, $25
This scent from Katy Perry is also sweet and floral, with notes of patchouli and jasmine.
Designer Inspired Perfumes-
Thierry Mugler’s Angel Perfume Alternative
Instyle Fragrances, $19
This designer inspired perfume has been a consistent best seller since 1992! This scent has an abundance of one ingredient called praline, or ethyl maltol, which smells like cotton candy.
Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue Dupe – Smells Like Dolce and Gabanna
This lesser known scent touches on hints of citrus, cedar, and musk for an ever so slightly masculine scent.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume Dupes – Smells Like Marc Jacobs
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Dupe – Perfumes Like Chanel
With the citrussy undertones, that opens up into floral and sweet musk, this is a great dupe for the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle.
Opium by Yves Saint Laurent Dupe –
Smells Like Yves Saint Laurent
Perfect Scents Fragrances, $10
This scent uses many ingredients found in Opium, such as Jasmine, vanilla, cedar, and sandalwood to deliver warmth and mystery, with a musky undertone.
Chloe Eau De Parfum Dupes – Fragrances Like Chloe
A 100ml bottle of Powdery Magnolia costs a $18, almost a fifth of the price of a 50ml bottle of Chloé Eau de Parfum. It smells like peony, rose, and cedar.
You do not have to spend a lot to get a designer scent. I hope you found what you were looking for. Which designer inspired fragrance of designer perfume dupe is your favorite?
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