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The BEST Affordable Alternatives To 5 Iconic Designer Perfumes!


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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?

1.  J’Adore By Dior

cheaper alternatives to designer perfumes

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.

2. Daisy By Marc Jacob

cheaper alternatives to designer perfumes

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. 

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3. Paco Rabanne Lady Million

cheaper alternatives to designer perfumes

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

cheaper alternatives to designer perfumes

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

cheaper alternatives to designer perfumes

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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