Smell Like A Million Bucks Without Breaking The Bank With These Budget Fragrances

Rimsha SheikhRimsha Sheikh  |  Sep 27, 2021
Smell Like A Million Bucks Without Breaking The Bank With These Budget Fragrances


Last weekend, I was a part of an intense group conversation on Instagram that discussed an important Bollywood insight with an unexpected amount of spectators. The topic was – Deepika Padukone’s signature perfume. Narciso Rodriguez for Her – is the answer in case you were wondering.

At the risk of disclosing the extent of boredom my weekend goes through, I am willing to unravel the fact that we did in fact discuss the fragrances we’ve had a love affair with. From as boujee as Carolina Herrera and Hermes, to as bound to budget as Victoria’s Secret and The Body Shop, the conversation ranged from luxury and non-luxury to homegrown and drugstore. Putting our tried and tested finds to good use, here is a list of non-luxury fragrances which are deserving candidates in the run of being your new signature scent. What’s better? These best buys are easily available without the hassle of international shipping or customs.

So if you’re someone who is on the lookout for a new signature fragrance, but not in the mood to break the bank every month for the same, here is a list of underrated budget scents that deserve a spot on your fragrance tray.


Are You Looking For-

Something Sheer And Sweet?

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top Notes: Green Pear Accord, Clementine Oil, Pink Pepper
  • Heart Notes: Jasmine Petal, Peony, Heliotrope, Magnolia
  • Base Notes: Vanilla, Sandal, Cedarwood, Musk

Fragrance Family: Floral, Fruity, Oriental

A Heady Aroma?

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top Notes: Jasmine, Narcissus
  • Heart Notes: Vetiver, Cedarwood
  • Base Notes: Musk Carnation

Fragrance Family: Floral Oriental

An Intense Fragrance?

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top Notes: Pear, Pink Pepper, Bergamot
  • Heart Notes: Licorice, Heliotrope, Ylang-Ylang
  • Base Notes: Black Vanilla Husk, Chocolate, Black Musk, Patchouli, Vetiver

Fragrance Family: Woody Floral

A Delicate Feminine Fragrance?

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top Notes:  Bergamot, Grapefruit, Peach, Orange
  • Heart Notes: Musk, Patchouli, Vanilla, Vetiver
  • Base Notes: Geranium, Jasmine, Litchi, Rose

Fragrance Family: Floral, Fruity

An Oriental Fragrance That Lingers?

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top Notes:  Bergamot, Blackcurrant, Peach
  • Heart Notes: Magnolia, Rose, Jasmine, Pink Pepper
  • Base Notes: Unique Lovely Center: Cedarwood, Praline, Vanilla, Musk

Fragrance Family: Oriental

Have you found a favourite yet?

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