Perfume Dupes

Luxury scents are most certainly an investment to not just smell appealing but also a rite of passage for women who want to make a statement about who they are. But if you’re unable to make a large dent in your bank account to own a memorable fragrance, you can fake it till you make it with a much more affordable dupe.

Here are 10 different scents for only under $60 that will make you smell just as expensive. 

1. Red Temptation EDP ($44.90) vs Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 ($341)

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If you want an alternative to the beloved Maison Francis Kurkdijan Baccarat Rouge 540, Zara’s Red Tempation has very similar notes of saffron, jasmine, and amber with a zesty addition of bitter orange that mellows out the floral bouquet. Most might not be able to tell the difference, so you’ll be smelling exquisite for less than $50.

Price: $49.90 vs $341

Get Red Tempation here

2. La Rive Miss Dream EDP ($19.90) vs Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl EDP ($234)

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La Rive is a Polish perfumery founded in 2011 and they’ve become one of Europe’s leading producers of perfume and perfume waters. 

Their fragrance Miss Dream is an aromatic and fruity scent with top notes that feature a medley of exotic fruits, crisp bergamot, and tangy blackcurrant with cassis, very much like Carolina Herrera’s Very Good Girl EDP. 

Price: $19.90 vs $234

Get La Rive Miss Dream here.

3. Midnight Bloom by Victoria’s Secret ($29) vs Ariana Grande Cloud ($125)

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Celebrity fragrances like Ariana Grande’s Cloud tend to be pricey but for an alternative, Midnight Bloom is a floral fragrance with top notes of rose and jasmine, middle notes of violet and lily, and base notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and musk.

Price: $29 vs $125

Get Midnight Bloom here.

4. Waterlily Tea Dress EDP ($55.90) vs BYREDO Gypsy Water ($403)

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Waterlily Tea Dress from Zara features a fresh and evergreen scent very much like Gypsy Water with notes of vert de bergamot, spearmint, and musk. This is a great choice for people who prefer a more delicate and androgynous fragrance. 

Price: $55.90 vs $403

Get Waterlily Tea Dress here

5. Armaf Club De Nuit EDP ($45) vs Coco Chanel Mademoiselle ($280)

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If you’re looking for a very close dupe to Coco Chanel Mademoiselle, the Armaf Club De Nuit is your answer, featuring floral and fruity aromas with a blend of refreshing citrus notes like grapefruit, orange, bergamot, and peach. 

It also has romantic heart notes of rose, night-blooming jasmine, geranium, and lychee, anchored by finishing notes of vanilla, musk, vetiver, and patchouli. 

Price: $45 vs $280

Get Armaf Club De Nuit EDP here

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6. Jenny Glow Freesia & Pear EDP ($25) vs Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia ($242)

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Inspired by Jo Malone’s best-selling English Pear & Freesia, Jenny Glow comes at a fraction of the price. This is a floral, fruity, and citrusy scent with base musk notes. It also features a beautiful bouquet of pear, orange blossom, bergamot, rhubarb, rose, and freesia.

Price: $25 vs $242

Get Jenny Glow Freesia & Pear here

7. Cherry Smoothie ($24.90) vs Tom Ford Lost Cherry ($365)

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Cherry Smoothie became a TikTok viral perfume because of its distinctive similarity to Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry featuring cherry, almond, plum, tonka bean, and vanilla notes. Sweet and delicious with a chocolaty undertone, it will definitely be suitable for a fun and flirty night out. 

Price: $24.90 vs $365

Get Cherry Smoothie here.

8. Jasmine by Royal Mirage ($19.50) vs Dior J’adore Parfum D’eau EDP ($146)

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You don’t have to drop a bomb to smell like Dior’s J’adore Parfum. This alternative fragrance by Royal Mirage has cheerful notes of grapefruit and crisp green apple that lends a radiant freshness to a rich floral bouquet of rose, jasmine, sambac, and fresh muguet.  The jasmine scent is in the base which provides a lasting impression. 

Price: $19.50 vs $146

Get Royal Mirage Jasmine here

9. Golden Decade ($49.90) vs Yves Saint Laurent Libre ($190)

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Emulating YSL Libre’s feminine-floral notes, Golden Decade has a white floral bouquet of orange blossoms, lavender, and jasmine. The scent is dried down with a sweet and addictive lavender that’s both sophisticated and seductive.

Price: $49.90 vs $190

Get Golden Decade here

10. Magnificently Dubai ($55.90) vs Jo Malone-London-Gardenia & Oud Absolu ($369)

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For women who love opulent and smokey notes, Magnificently Dubai is a Jo Malone knock-off from Zara that features gorgeous spice and luxurious leather. Its rich bouquet also includes saffron and nutmeg that will make you smell mysterious and alluring. 

Price: $55.90 vs $369

Get Magnificently Dubai here

These Perfume Dupes That Smell Like The Real Thing Will Help You Save On Scents

Because reality is mostly an illusion, why not radiate main character energy with a scent that doesn’t cost you an exorbitant amount. Not to say that we can’t aim to have the “real” thing, we can certainly play around with cheaper alternatives till then. 

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