Calling all savvy scent shoppers. Are you ready to learn about the best-kept secret in fragrance, otherwise known as perfume dupes? Yes, that’s right – one perfume with similar characteristics to another, but for a fraction of the price! And trust us, here at The Perfume Shop, we know about them all! So, without further ado, we bring you the perfect perfume dupes you’ll want to snap up immediately.
No.3 from ©lone
A perfume dupe for Acqua Di Parma Colonia
In love with the smell of Acqua Di Parma Colonia, but not such a fan of the price tag? We hear you! Please welcome, ©lone, the budget-friendly version of your favourite scent, exclusively from The Perfume Shop. We wouldn’t call this a replica of Acqua Di Parma Colonia, but rather, the perfect perfume dupe. Just like the original, No.3 offers a harmonious balance of citrus and floral notes, with a hint of ginger at the heart, and a musky finish of vetiver and patchouli. This Acqua Parma Colonia dupe means enjoying a burst of freshness with every spritz, without breaking the bank.
Cloud by Ariana Grande
A perfume dupe for Baccarat Rouge 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Ahhh, if we had a penny every time we’re asked for a Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe… This viral fragrance (thanks to PerfumeTok) is loved for its sultry, heady vibes but has an eye-watering high price tag. Cue Cloud by Ariana Grande. It mimics the opening notes exquisitely, sharing the same lavender top note as Baccarat Rouge 540. Critics say it develops a smidge closer to the sweet side than the OG, with notes of coconut, praline, and whipped cream, but we say it makes it more suitable to wear every single day!
No.8 from ©lone
A perfume dupe for Creed Aventus
Every fragrance lover has heard of Creed Aventus, and most can only dream of owning a bottle. But at a very high cost, we’ll have to keep dreaming! If you’ve found yourself wondering, what is the closest fragrance to Creed – we have the answer! No.8 from our exclusive range is your go-to Creed Aventus dupe. Top notes of apple, blackcurrant, and bergamot blend with heart notes of cedarwood, patchouli, and rose, meeting a base of creamy vanilla and oakmoss. These tantalising notes all feature in the original scent, making it the perfect Creed Aventus clone. If you want to smell sophisticated at a modest price point, this fragrance dupe is the one for you.
Defy by Calvin Klein
A perfume dupe for BERGAMOTE SOLEIL EAU DE PARFUM BY ATELIER COLOGNE
As its name – Bergamote Soleil – suggests, the bergamot note is the blinding star of the scent. But that doesn’t mean any fragrance featuring bergamot can accurately mimic its profile – after all, bergamot is widely used in the fragrance world. What makes this note unique in this scent, is how it’s warmed up by lavender and spiced by black pepper. The same is said for Defy by Calvin Klein, where bergamot oil mingles with uplifting lavender absolute and earthy vetiver oil. It’s fresh, sharp, and unmistakably sunny – the perfect dupe.
So, are perfume dupes worth it? We think so! Your favourite luxury fragrance without the eye-watering price tag – what more could you ask for?
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About Elena Chow
Elena is a creative copywriter who’s been around the beauty block for more than a decade, writing for brands and glossy magazines. A self-proclaimed fragrance addict (her ‘open’ collection is at 14 bottles, but who’s counting?), it’s no wonder she loves penning pieces on our newest releases and trending notes. Her signature scent? Elle by Yves Saint Laurent.