Who wouldn’t want to smell amazing ALL the time, but after splurging on a pricey perfume, you probably end up using it on special occasions only. That’s such a bummer, right? Well, not anymore! We give you a few cheaper alternatives to popular designer fragrances that you can use generously every day. These bargain scents smell so similar to the originals and cost a fraction of the price! Are you ready to find your favourite smell-alike?
This classic has been a favourite amongst women for years and years now. It’s fruity, floral, fresh, and manages to smell sexy and sweet at the same time. But at around Rs. 9,700 for a 100 ml it is quite steep.
The Dupe: Colors For Women by United Colors of Benetton is a fruity and floral scent with similar ingredients as J’Adore and a few extra ones for a super fresh take on the perfume.
Price: Rs. 1,299. Buy it here.
1. J’Adore By Dior
2. Daisy By Marc Jacob
From the pretty bottle to the oh-so-feminine and fresh fragrance, we haven’t met a single girl who hasn’t fallen for Daisy. It’s got depths of fruitiness, floralness and woodiness as well. Price: Rs. 6,150 for 100 ml.
The Dupe: Butterfly by Marks and Spencer’s not only comes in a cute bottle, but also comes pretty close to smelling like Daisy, maybe minus the subtle woodiness but nonetheless dreamy. It is girly and fresh and can be a good substitute for the original
Price: Rs. 1,400. Buy it here.
3. Paco Rabanne Lady Million
A glam perfume that is designed to make you feel like a million bucks by intertwining woody with floral and fresh components for a luxuriously rich, feminine scent. Price: Rs. 5,850 for 80 ml.
The Dupe: Zara Woman Gold comes pretty damn close to the mature scent of Lady Million. The bottle may not look as glamorous but the fragrance is a total smell-alike!
Price: Rs. 2,411 approx. Available at a Zara store near you.
4. Gucci By Gucci
Sensual and strong, the classic women’s scent by the house of Gucci is a global top seller. The top notes are a fresh blend of guava, pear and patchouli. It is priced around Rs. 5,999 for 75 ml.
The Dupe: Believe by Britney Spears will have you believing you’ve spritzed on the pricier alternative to this girly scent. With guava, amber, honeysuckle and tangerine, it’s a flirty concoction you’ll love.
Price: Rs. 3,050 approx. Buy it here.
5. Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey
It’s been around for years, but who can get enough of this summer scent that smells fresh and aquatic with a hint of floral? It really is a mood-lifter. Price: Rs. 7,248 for 100 ml.
The Dupe: Isis Eau De Toilette by Marks and Spencer’s is also a super fresh, feminine perfume that smells like the sparkling aromas of the sea mixed with violet, rose and lily.
Price: Rs. 3,285. Buy it here.
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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Published on Feb 25, 2016