Chanel No. 5 is the ultimate classic perfume! It’s feminine and sexy like a woman should feel. It’s no wonder it’s been an iconic favourite through generations, dating back to Marilyn Monroe and Coco Chanel herself. But Chanel being Chanel - while it is utterly fabulous, it also comes with a hefty price tag. If you would love the magic of this ultimate scent of a woman, minus the splurge, then we have the perfect alternative for you.
What we would look for in a dupe to Chanel No. 5
It needs to have a similar ingredient list with notes of jasmine, lily, rose, vetiver and patchouli to cast that hypnotic smell on women (as well as men around), minus the 100-dollar price tag of course! It should smell of luxury, glamour, seduction and soft femininity. Chanel No. 5 is floral, citrusy, woody and fresh, all at the same time - so that’s what to sniff for in a budget alternative. It needs to be long lasting too.
Our top pick would have to be Armaf Club De Nuit Body Spray (buy it here). It is an opulent and delicate fragrance that is floral, citrusy and oh so fresh with similar top and base notes as Chanel No. 5. Imagine our excitement when we discovered how similar the two smell. It was definitely love at first whiff!
The bottle may look totally different, but the fragrance is uncannily close to Chanel No. 5. What’s also great about it is that it’s pretty long lasting too. Not to mention that it’s priced at a super affordable Rs. 499, making it a WIN!
Use it daily to make it your signature scent, no one will know the difference. You’re welcome! ;)
P.S:. An affordable but good alternative to a pricier, high-end product that can give you the same results is called a “beauty dupe”.
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