Whether you’re out running errands or having a fun night out, your perfume is revealing. It defines one’s personality and sets the mood for the day.
Designer perfume is on the rise, trending all over social media with influencers buzzing about the luxurious scents. However, these fragrances come with a hefty price tag. Lucky for you, we have found 10 perfect dupes for some of the most popular designer fragrances on the market today.
1. Maison Francis Kurkdjian “Baccarat Rouge 540”
The sweet and sultry scent is the perfect date-night fragrance. Opening with the warm notes of jasmine and saffron, the perfume then softens into a woody blend of amber accord and cedar.
The scent has become widely popular on TikTok but with the price ranging from $214 to $729 AUD depending on size, Baccarat Rouge 540 is way out of budget for some.
If you are a fan of this sweet and woody scent, you’ll adore Zara’s ‘Red Temptation.’
‘Red Temptation’ is almost identical featuring the same notes of saffron and coriander spices. The sweetness comes from jasmine and bitter orange notes which are further highlighted by the power of moss and woody amber notes, enveloped in a cloud of musk, leaving a trail of complete femininity.
‘Red Temptation’ is the perfect dupe, constantly selling out across Zara stores for its identical scent and its affordable price ranging from $12.95 to $45.95 AUD.
2. Marc Jacobs “Daisy”
Irresistibly feminine and simply, Marc Jacobs’ Daisy is soft and pure with its top notes welcoming you with succulent wild berries and white violets. The scent then transforms to a dreamy jasmine and sandalwood leaving you with the perfect everyday scent.
‘Daisy’ ranges in price from $112 to $190 AUD.
Eve Truth by Avon is ‘Daisy’s’ dupe priced from $35.95 AUD and is the perfect dreamy scent. “Eve Truth” has slight differences with the top notes being cassis, star fruit, black currant, and pomegranate; the middle notes being pink freesia, peony and gardenia; and the base notes being cedar, musk, and amber.
Although these notes are not exact to that of ‘Daisy,’ Avon’s scent is fresh, fruity, and floral providing you with the same light and feminine essence as Marc Jacobs’ iconic fragrance.
3. Dior “Miss Dior”
Miss Dior is a stunning scent that takes you on a stroll through oceans of fragrant floral bouquets. It opens by celebrating the velvety, sensual Roses and is heightened by the freshness of lily-of-the-valley. The fragrance then takes a creamy and musky turn with a biting Peony enveloped by a powdery Iris entering your senses. ‘Miss Dior’ ranges in price from $125 to $345 AUD.
Finding a dupe for a brand as luxurious as Dior may be difficult but Bath and Body Works has you covered with their fragrance called You’re the One.
Set as a Christmas fragrance, “You’re the One” is a luxurious blend of soft rose, winter woods, and a drop of strawberry nectar. At just $39.95 AUD, this scent is a great floral-meets-woodsy alternative for “Miss Dior”.
4. Chanel “Chance”
Chanel’s Chance is an elusive fragrance that paints a portrait of a passionate, moving, and optimistic world. It is a floral scent full of contrasts consisting with spicy yet sweet accords of pink pepper, jasmine, and amber patchouli. Being a Chanel fragrance, “Chance” retails from $190 to $275 AUD.
Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker is her first fragrance inspired by her mother and is a beautiful dupe for Chanel’s ‘Chance.’
Priced affordably $12.99 to $29.99 AUD, the top notes being mandarin, bergamot, rosewood, lavender and apple martini. The heart notes are patchouli, paper whites and orchid with the base notes being cedar wood, white amber, and sultry musks and woods. The “Lovely” scent structure reflects the “Chance” bright and floral spirit.
5. Burberry “Her”
Bold and sensual Burberry Her is a dedication to the city of London, a beautiful, bustling, and creative metropolis. It is a burst of red and dark berry notes lightened by a luminous, white woody accord. These notes are rounded with a sweet and smooth vanilla and amber note. The fragrance price ranges from $124 to $227 AUD.
Zara is winning the dupe game once again with their fragrance Go Fruity, which to the untrained nose smells exactly like “Her”.
With it’s price ranging from $12.95 to $35.95 AUD, “Go Fruity” brings a sparkling femininity. With fruity notes of peach and apple combined white florals and powdery vanilla, this scent is a go to when Burberry is out of the budget.
6. Gucci “Flora Gorgeous Gardenia”
With a scent built around a gardenia flower, Gucci’s Flora Gorgeous Gardenia is joyful and whimsical. Starting with top notes of blossom accord, Italian mandarin, and red berries, the scent then dries down to white gardenia, jasmine, and Frangipani Flower. The fragrance’s base notes are a sweet patchouli and brown sugar accord. “Flora Gorgeous Gardenia” costs around $184 AUD.
“Ari” by singer Ariana Grande is a direct dupe for Gucci’s fragrance. Similarly, “Ari” opens with a fruity note of pear, grapefruit and raspberry. The middle notes are vanilla orchid, rose, and lilly of the valley with base notes of marshmallow, musk and woody notes. The scent is reasonably priced at $59.99 AUD.
7. Tom Ford “Lost Cherry”
Lost Cherry by Tom Ford is like the plump fruit waiting to be eaten. With its pricing ranging from $80 to $595 AUD It is a powerful scent with a candy-like gleam of exotic black cherry and liqueur, touched with teasing almond and tonka bean. The fragrance is warm and insatiable.
Montage Parfum’s fragrance “Parfum De Cerise” is identical to “Lost Cherry”. Montage Parfum had created the scent to imitate Ford’s creation and carries the exact same mixture of cherry almond and liqueur. “Parfum De Cerise” is $40 AUD and also include notes gardenia, jasmine, tonka and sandalwood, creating the same sweet and teasing scent as “Lost Cherry”.
8. Yves Saint Laurent “Black Opium”
YSL’s most popular fragrance for women is the perfect night out scent. Black Opium is addictive, bold, confident, and charismatic. The anging in price from $128 to $255 AUD there is an immediate pulse of black coffee and a soft wave of femininity with jasmine before melting into vanilla and woody notes.
The perfect dupe for this bold scent is Dossier’s Ambery Vanilla. Dossier is a brand that aims to emulate the scent of many popular fragrances on the market, and they’ve hit the nail on the head with this affordable scent. At just $29 USD it opens with a hint of pear mixed with a hidden note of liquorice. Next, it evolves into highly qualitative notes of orange blossom and jasmine flowers, warmed up with deep vanilla and black coffee.
9. Jo Malone London “English Pear & Freesia”
Jo Malone London is famous for their unique fragrances with English Pear & Freesia being one of their most popular, and reasonably so. The perfume is a beautiful day fragrance encapsulating the essence of autumn with the top note of fresh, just-ripe pears. It then settles and wraps you in a bouquet of white freesias and mellowed by amber, patchouli, and woods. “English Pear & Freesia” is priced from $172 to $249 AUD.
A more affordable alternative to this fresh fragrance is from yet another company that produces imitation scents to popular fragrances. Handmade in Melbourne, The Dupe Spot’s fragrance that is a direct duplication of Malone’s. Priced from $34.95 to $54.95 AUD this scent is spot on with the fresh notes of pear and light floral vibes.
10. Prada “Candy”
The last perfume on our list is Prada’s Candy. It is a sweet cocktail of white musk, benzoin and caramel notes before leading into a warm and addictive vanilla. It’s a fragrance that you can’t ignore and perfect for both day and night wear however comes at the price of $90 to $220 AUD.
If sweet and sensual vanilla scents are your thing but can’t afford Prada’s price tag, Demeter Fragrance’s “Caramel” has got you covered. This warm and sweet fragrance shares the same scent profile as “Candy”, perfectly encapsulating the smell of caramel with notes of sensual vanilla and sweet musky notes. ‘Caramel’ is priced at $32.95 AUD.
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