Our favorite scents are incredibly personal. Whether you’re drawn to sweet florals or warm musk, there’s nothing better than finding that one fragrance (or maybe a few!) that you just want to drench your body and hair in. Yet, the pursuit of these indulgences often leads us down a path of high-end price tags. Luckily, there is a whole world of dupes to choose from, along with communities and perfume houses dedicated to perfectly replicating your favorite scents. To help save your wallet, we’ve curated a lineup of affordable alternatives that replicate the essence of luxury fragrances without straining your budget.
The one and only Baccarat Rouge 540 is so iconic that there have to be a hundred dupes replicating this sexy scent. However, only a few truly mimic its luxurious notes of saffron, cedarwood, and jasmine.
With notes of rose, peony, and citrus, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is a staple if you enjoy any of the soft girl, clean girl, and coquette aesthetics. Here are our picks to smell like the “It Girl.”
Black Opium is sultry and sexy with a delicious coffee note hidden underneath vanilla and orange blossom. This one’s another expensive cult favorite, so check out these budget-friendly versions.
Good Girl is another iconic fragrance that makes you feel glamorous and seductive at first spray. For dupes, look for notes of tuberose, tonka bean, and cocoa.
Born in Roma has had many variations follow it, but the original is a sophisticated and sweet perfume that inclues vanilla, jasmine, and woody notes.
PDM’s Delina has gained notoriety on social media, but is unfortunately not so cost-effective for a full bottle. This scent is sweet and addicting with notes of lychee, Turkish rose, and vanilla.
Love, Don’t Be Shy is another super sweet fragrance that has notes of marshmallow, orange blossom, and amber. There is a wide variety of dupes available, but here are our favorites.
A cherry perfume might seem odd at first, but Tom Ford’s viral fragrance is utterly addicting and smells like luscious cherry, almonds, and vanilla. Its price tag is less compelling, so here are the best alternatives.
Santal 33 is woody and spicy with notes of sandalwood, cardamom, and violet. While you can sometimes find full bottles for a lesser cost, buying a good dupe will save you money if this is your signature scent.
Libre is the ultimate lavender perfume that also incorporates orange blossom and musk. It’s a bold and powerful scent, and you shouldn’t have to miss out because of its price tag, so here are some other options.
Blanche is clean and floral and overall a very sophisticated scent. When duping, look for notes of white rose, pink pepper, and sandalwood.
Gucci’s Bloom captures the essence of a walking through a blooming garden. It’s feminine and sensual with notes of tuberose, jasmine, and Rangoon creeper.
Daisy is a classic fragrance that smells like strawberry, violet, and jasmine. Here are our favorite dupes for this charming and playful scent.
Creed’s Aventus For Her is a fruity and floral blend that has notes of green apple, peach, and rose. It does carry a hefty price tag, but luckily there are more affordable options.
A classic and cozy fall fragrance, By the Fireplace is woodsy and smoky with notes of chestnut and vanilla. A full bottle will set you back quite a bit, so here are our favorite alternatives.
As we mentioned before, there are a multitude of perfume houses that make it their sole purpose to create affordable, quality dupes for perfume lovers. If you’re looking for a dupe for a perfume that isn’t on our list, here are the best perfumeries that won’t stretch your wallet.
If you’re absolutely in love with a particular scent and can’t find a dupe that quite hits the mark for you, consider buying a decant or sample size of the original scent. You can find these at online retailers like Mercari or Etsy, along with dedicated perfume sample companies such as LuckyScent or ScentSplit where you can choose how many milliliters of perfume you want. ScentBird is also an option as a subscription service where you create a queue of perfumes you want to test, and then a new one will be sent to you each month. Above all else, many perfume houses offer sample sets of their most popular fragrances, or you can even pick from their offerings to curate a set of what excites you most.
Indulging in your favorite scents doesn't have to come at a high cost. These fragrance dupes offer a budget-friendly way to experience luxury without compromising on quality. So, go ahead and explore these alternatives to find the perfect scent that aligns with your style and personality, because smelling fabulous should always be within reach.