Whether you’re looking for a low-cost alternative to designer perfumes or just want to try out something new, it’s worth considering fragrance dupes. Designer perfume dupes are scents that have similar notes and compositions as more expensive designer perfumes.
- Top 10 Designer Perfume Dupes
- Perfume Dupes FAQs
Top 10 Designer Perfume Dupes
Below, we’ll explore some of the best dupes available on the market today. All of the below scents are for women, but if you’re looking for men’s scents, here is the best cologne for men.
1. Black Opium Dupe
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium is an addictive gourmand floral perfume with notes of coffee, pink pepper, vanilla, and jasmine. This irresistible women’s perfume is inspired by the edgy and daring woman. It’s like a bold cup of coffee that awakens your senses, with a warm and alluring floral vanilla scent that just captivates you. You’ll love the sweet vanilla base and the burst of floral in the heart of the fragrance.
And we found the perfect Black Opium dupe with Black Open Eau de Parfum from Bend The Trend which is only $25 and according to our testers smells exactly like YSL Black Opium.
Another Black Opium dupe, Zara’s ‘Black Amber’, provides a similar experience, offering a tantalizing and seductive scent that’s perfect for evening wear. And even though Zara could be a considered a dupe itself, did you know you can also buy Zara perfume dupes?
2. Chanel Chance Dupe
Chanel Chance is a distinctly fresh and uplifting scent, with notes of jasmine, pink pepper, and patchouli. This floral fragrance is so unpredictable and always on the move! It just sweeps you off your feet into a whirlwind of happiness and fantasy. It’s like a chance encounter that you never saw coming!
Our fragrance dupe testers came to the conclustion that C&C Eau de Parfum from Bend The Trend was the best Chanel Chance dupe, especially when it’s only priced at $25.
Another even more affordable Chanel Chance dupe is Parfums Belcam Chance Eau de Parfum, which matches the energetic and vibrant essence of Chance.
3. Chanel No 5 Dupe
Chanel No. 5 is an iconic fragrance, embodying timeless elegance with its complex blend of aldehydes and florals. N°5 is truly one-of-a-kind! It’s the world’s first abstract fragrance, with its amazing use of aldehydes and layers of complexity. The Eau de Parfum takes inspiration from the original Parfum. Picture a beautiful floral bouquet, centered around May rose and jasmine, with a burst of bright citrus notes at the top. The aldehydes give it a unique presence, and the smooth touch of bourbon vanilla leaves an incredibly sensual trail. It’s simply irresistible!
Everyone that has smelled Love 5 Classic Eau de Parfum from Bend The Trend says it reminds them of their grandma/aunt/someone who wears Chanel No 5, thus making it the perfect dupe.
NovoGlow No.1 Paris for Women excellently imitates this classic, offering a similar olfactory experience at a fraction of the price as well.
4. Gucci Bloom Dupe
Gucci Bloom is a sweet, fun scent that captures the beauty of nature with its blend of jasmine and osmanthus. Gucci Bloom celebrates the spirit of women who know how to express their own unique beauty. It’s a surprisingly soft, velvety fragrance with a powerful floral bouquet that blossoms in the air around you. The aroma is a sultry combination of jasmine and osmanthus, with fresh notes of bergamot and Rangoon Creeper – an exotic flower from India. Wear it when you want to bring out the best in yourself and show off your own unique beauty.
GB Bloom Eau de Parfum from Bend The Trend is the best Gucci Bloom dupe by a long shot, and you can’t beat the price compared to the original.
ALT Floret provides a similar experience for an unforgettable floral experience. Floret is like stepping into a fragrant garden in full bloom. It’s inspired by the Bloom perfume and it just smells of pure joy and summer, you know? It’s all about those heat-filled days and sultry evenings.
5. Jimmy Choo Dupe
Jimmy Choo perfume is a beautiful blend of green and fruity notes, alongside a mysterious and sensual base of toffee and Indonesian patchouli. Imagine femininity, luxury, and style bottled up. Let me introduce you to Jimmy Choo, the fragrance. It’s all about expressing strength, beauty, glamour, and confidence inspired by modern women. With luminous green top notes, a heart of rich and exotic tiger orchid, and lingering sensual base notes of sweet toffee and Indonesian patchouli, it leaves a sensual memory on your skin.
Our official tester of the My Choice Eau de Parfum from the Bend The Trend said it smells exactly like the Jimmy Choo, it just doesn’t last quite as long. But she said she didn’t mind having to reapply it during the day since the Jimmy Choo dupe was so much cheaper!
6. Mark Jacobs Daisy Dupe
Marc Jacobs Daisy is a light, fresh fragrance with key notes of strawberry, violet leaves, and jasmine. The Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette is a delightful fragrance that captures the essence of freshness and femininity. It starts with the sweet aroma of wild strawberries, followed by velvety violet petals. The scent then beautifully lingers with a luminous blend of gardenia and jasmine. To add depth and intensity, birch and cedarwood bring their white accords into the mix.
Our official tester did a Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume dupe test said Day of Flower Eau de Parfum from Bend The Trend is only one notch away from the real deal. She said she can tell they are not the exact same formula but very, very close.
Dossier’s Floral Violet eau de toilette is also inspired by Mar Jacobs’ Daisy and captures the same effervescent and youthful vibe as its scent is romantic, soft, and dewy.
7. Miss Dior Dupe
The Miss Dior fragrance is truly something special. It’s like a beautiful bouquet of flowers, with the captivating scent of Centifolia Rose reigning over a creamy velvet heart. You’ll also find hints of fresh Lily-of-the-Valley, a touch of apricot-tinged Peony, and delicate Iris notes, all coming together in a striking and elegant way. And let’s not forget the gentle notes of wood that add a lovely touch to the overall composition. It’s like carrying a garden full of flowers in a bottle.
We found the perfect Miss Dior perfume dupe with this My Dear Eau de Parfum from Bend The Trend, and it’s only a fraction of the original luxury perfume price!
It is well-matched by Zara’s ‘Rose gold’, which captures the essence of Miss Dior.
8. Ralph Lauren Romance Dupe
Ralph Lauren Romance is an iconic fragrance, blending a blend of rose, violet, and musk. Ralph Lauren Romance stirs up the allure of true love! It captures the feelings of passion and excitement with its combination of blooming rose, luscious violet and musk. It’s a truly romantic experience that will take you to a faraway place full of enchantment. Whether it’s for a special night out or an everyday moment, Ralph Lauren Romance is the perfect way to express your love and attract the attention you deserve.
If you like Ralph Lauren’s Romance, you’ll love Romantic Eau de Parfum from Bend The Trend, not only the scent, but the price, too!
OilPerfumery offers a similar experience with its Impression of Ralph Lauren’s Romance that balances all the same key notes beautifully, creating an evocative and sensuous scent that will last all day long.
9. Victoria Secret Bombshell Dupe
Victoria’s Secret Bombshell is a glamorous fruity floral scent with notes of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony, and vanilla orchid. Confident and bold, America’s No. 1 Fragrance starts with the bright sparkle of Brazilian purple passion fruit. The heart of the fragrance blooms with Bombshell’s signature floral, the peony. We’re talking about the clean, petally Shangri-la peony from Tibet. And let’s not forget the creamy sweetness of Madagascan vanilla orchid. But what really sets Bombshell apart is the Italian sunstruck pine, giving it that unique aromatic twist. You know, this note was usually found in men’s fragrances, but they decided to pioneer it for women with Bombshell.
Our perfume dupe tester said she honestly couldn’t tell the different between the real VS Bombshell and Flowers Bloom Season Eau de Parfum from Bend The Trend, the Victoria Secret Bombshell dupe.
If you love the VS Bombshell scent, their is a shop on Etsy called Blue Lotus Artisan Soap that makes homemade vegan perfumes, and the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Dupe Roll-on Perfume is only currently $7.99!
10. Viva La Juicy Dupe
Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture is a delightful gourmand scent with notes of berries, mandarin, honeysuckle, and caramel. For all the glamorous girls who light up every party, the original Viva La Juicy is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s day or night, when you want to leave a lasting impression.
Discover everyday couture with Viva La Juicy perfume – it’s a playful floral scent with a delectable dry-down of creamy vanilla caramel and sensual amber. Bursting with vibrant berries, sweet honeysuckle, and a zesty touch of mandarin, this liquid luxury is a must-have for anyone who loves to be the life of the party! Inspired by late nights and dreamy mornings, it’s crafted for those who lead the pack and confidently steal the spotlight. Embrace the addictive signature of Juicy Couture.
And get the Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy dupe, Viva LaVita Eau de Parfum from Bend The Trend, which according to our perfume dupe testers is spot-on scent-wise!
According to Skinsort.com, the next closest dupe for Viva La Juicy is Katy Perry’s Meow Eau de Parfum (priced under $20) as they have nine ingredients in common. Both of them don’t have any oils, parabens, silicones, or sulfates. But, they do have harsh alcohols, common allergens, and fragrances. Oh, and by the way, both products are also safe for fungal acne (malassezia) and reef!
Perfume Dupes FAQs
Now, let’s delve into some frequently asked questions about perfume dupes, to help you understand them better and make more informed choices in your fragrance journey.
What are perfume dupes?
Perfume dupes are fragrances that have a similar smell and feel to a well-known designer or luxury fragrance, but at a much more affordable price point. They usually use the same kinds of ingredients as their expensive counterparts, but in different proportions or concentrations. The term “knock-off” is sometimes used instead of “dupe”.
Are perfume dupes legal?
Yes, it is perfectly legal to make and sell perfume dupes as long as they don’t directly copy the name or packaging of designer fragrances. Companies often create their own unique scent formulas inspired by these well-known scents, while still providing a similar experience at a fraction of the cost.
Are perfume dupes safe to use?
Yes! Perfume dupes are just as safe to wear and use as any other fragrance. They typically use the same types of ingredients, just in different ratios or concentrations, so you can trust them to be of good quality and safe for your skin.
Are perfume dupes long-lasting?
Yes, most perfume dupes are designed to last a long time on your skin. However, like any other fragrance, the scent strength and longevity is highly dependent on your individual body chemistry.
What are Aldi perfume dupes?
Aldi is well-known for its range of affordable fragrances. Some of their most popular dupes include a dupe of Lacoste’s ‘Eau de Lacoste’, and one for Calvin Klein’s ‘CK One’. These are both great alternatives to the more expensive designer scents, without compromising on quality or longevity.
Are Zara perfume dupes?
Yes, Zara has a range of affordable fragrances inspired by designer scents. Their dupes include alternatives to iconic perfumes such as Chanel’s ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ and Maison Margiela’s ‘Replica Jazz Club’. These are great options if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option without sacrificing quality or the scent you love.
Do perfume dupes make good gifts?
Absolutely! Perfume dupes are perfect for gifting, as they offer a luxurious scent experience at a fraction of the cost. They can be found in lots of different shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find one that suits your budget and tastes. Plus, they usually come in beautiful packaging, making them a great choice for gifting.
Perfume dupes are a great way to experience your favorite designer fragrances without breaking the bank. They often use the same types of ingredients, just in different proportions or concentrations, and can provide a similar scent journey at an affordable price point. With questions answered and more information on these amazing dupes, you’re now ready to explore this wonderful world of fragrances with confidence. Happy scenting!