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Perfume dupes are a great way to revolutionise your fragrance-buying habits.

These fragrance dupes smell exactly like the real thing but often come at more than half the cost - without any comprises on the scent.

But finding the perfect perfume dupe, where the difference between the cheap and expensive perfume (opens in new tab) one isn't obvious, can be difficult. We've done some digging and found the very best fragrance dupes from high street favourites like Zara and Aldi, which smell just like the designer brands, including the best perfumes of all time.

27 perfume dupes that smell like designer scents

There are cheap perfume dupes on sale for the likes of Chanel, Jo Malone, Chloé, Dior, Marc Jacobs and more for a reason. You will not believe how similar these dupes can be, considering they smell very similar and cost much less.

1. Marc Jacobs Daisy

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Avon Eve Truth, £14

Buy the original: Marc Jacobs Daisy 50ml - BOOTS | £58 (opens in new tab) Best perfume dupe: Avon Eve Truth 50ml - AVON | £14 (opens in new tab)

Marc Jacobs' Daisy fragrance has become a modern icon, rivalling the likes of Chanel and Jo Malone favourites. But now beauty service Avon has come out with their own fragrance dupe and it smells exactly like it - for a quarter of the price.

Mixed by renowned French perfumer Laurent Le Guernec, who actually worked with Marc Jacobs to create their scent Splash Rain, the fragrance features notes of amber, gardenia, peony, and cedarwood for deep but feminine scent.

2. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

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Buy the original: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle 50ml - BOOTS | £86 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Suddenly Madame Glamour - AMAZON | £19 (opens in new tab)

Everybody loves a bit of Chanel and one of the brand's most iconic fragrances has to be the Coco Mademoiselle.

With its blend of citrusy notes that open up into sweet florals and deep musks the spritz has become a cult classic.

And now bargain supermarket Lidl is selling a bottle that customers claim smells exactly the same as the French perfume house's version - Lidl is full of brilliant perfume dupes.

Suddenly Madame Glamour uses a number of the same notes including, patchouli, tonka bean, vetiver, rose ylang-ylang and a number of citrusses to give the same feminine aroma as the Chanel favourite.

3. Hugo Boss Red Red

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Smells like: Hugo Boss Deep Red 90ml - BOOTS | £48 (opens in new tab) Best perfume dupe: Marks and Spencer True Red Eau de Toilette - M&S | £12.50 (opens in new tab)

So much cheaper but just as orangey and earthy - even the name sounds the same!

These spicy scents are very much night-time perfumes - the slimmer M&S bottle is the ideal size for popping in your handbag.

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4. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

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Buy the original: Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess 50ml - LOOKFANTASTIC | £48 (opens in new tab) Best perfume dupe: NUXE Sun Fragrant Water 30ml - LOOKFANTASTIC | £12.50 (opens in new tab)

This gorgeous summer scent will have you feeling as if you're on the beach, even if you only make it to the back garden. Expect sweet notes of orange, while coconut and tiare flowers add accords of sensuality and vanilla and musk create a heady finish.

5. Georgio Armani Si

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Buy the original: Georgio Armani Sì 50ml - LOOK FANTASTIC | £57 (opens in new tab) Best perfume dupe: Inpired by Si - THE ESSENCE VAULT| £14.95 (opens in new tab)

The Essence Vault has some incredible cheap perfume dupes but this is one of our favourites. With top notes of cassis, middle notes of rose and base notes of vanilla and patcholi, it's very similar to the scent of Giorgio Armani's famous Sì perfume.

It's just under £25 for 100ml, so a huge saving compared to the £81 price tag on the original perfume.

6. Chanel No 5

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Buy the original: Chanel No5 50ml - JOHN LEWIS | £86 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupes: Lacura 5th Element Eau De Toilette (Available in store)

As cheap perfumes go, this one is a winner.

Emulating the iconic perfume that sits on the dressing tables of women the world over, Aldi's newest fragrance is made up of notes of rose and jasmine like its inspiration, to give it the classic womanly scent that is instantly recognisable.

7. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

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Buy the original: Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium - BOOTS | £80 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Bodycare Black Addiction, £2.99 (Available in store)

In the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, one user noted how this £2.99 perfume from Bodycare, a store found online and in various locations in the North East, the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, the West and East Midlands, Scotland, Wales and the South West, smells just like YSL's designer scent, Black Opium - sold for almost 30x the price!

The packaging looks similar too, so you'll be able to fool just about anyone...

8. Chloe Eau de Toilette

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Buy the original: Chloe Eau de Toilette 30ml - BOOTS | £36 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Milton Lloyd Hawaii 55ml - AMAZON | £5.25 (opens in new tab)

The packaging of these two light, feminine scents is very different, but inside the bottle, the smell is remarkably similar - clean, floral, and very wearable.

We get our Milton Lloyd perfumes from their website, but you should look out for them in local discount stores too.

9. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne

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Smells like: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir 50ml - JOHN LEWIS | £72 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Aldi's Pomegranate Luxury Eau De Toilette - ALDI | £5.99 (opens in new tab)

If you're a fan of Jo Malone fragrances but not of their steep prices and are looking for cheap perfumes instead, you might want to stop by Aldi and get yourself one of their new Luxury Eau De Toilette.

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They launched three scents including Lime, Basil & Madarian and Freesia & Pear, but it's the Pomegranate that's said to be inspired by Jo Malone’s Pomegrante Noir Cologne.

Costing less than £6, we think these fragrance dupes are worth a try...

10. Roses de Chloe

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Buy the original: Roses de Chloé 100ml - JOHN LEWS | £52 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Poundland Sensuous Rose, £1 (Available in store)

It seems like everything's coming up roses as there's another winning fragrance from Poundland.

This time it's a take on Chloé's Parisian gardens-infused perfume, Roses de Chloé. Sensuous Rose mirrors the luxury scent's notes of (you've guessed it...) roses, with hints of magnolia and white musk.

11. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

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Buy the original: Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium - BOOTS | £80 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Poundland Black Dust, £1 (Available in-store) Another brilliant perfume dupes option inspired by designer YSL's rock'n'roll perfume, Black Dust by Poundland has heavy notes of coffee, pink pepper, orange blossom and cedar.

Just like the real thing right down to the packaging but at only £1, it's a tiny fraction of the price.

12. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

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Buy the original: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle 50ml - BOOTS | £86 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Lacura Feminine Eau De Toilette, £6.99 (Available in-store)

If you were looking for fragrance dupes to rival Chanel's classic scents, this is another one that you're going to want to snap up.

Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle is a feminine classic, bought by those who want an expensive womanly scent without the strong aroma of the cult Chanel No5. With a woody and fruity fragrance, Aldi's humble offering comes with the same expensive smell but without the hefty price tag. Win win!

13. Lancome La Vie Est Belle

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Buy the original: Lancome La Vie Est Belle, 100ml - BOOTS | £90 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Lidl Aura en Rose, £4.99 (Available in store)

This bargain fragrance from the German supermarket has been compared to Lancome's £89 La Vie Est Belle! When you can buy nearly 18 bottles of Lidl's fragrance for the same price, you'd be silly not to try it!

14. D&G Light Blue

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Buy the original: D&G Light Blue 100ml - ALLBEAUTY | £45 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Marks and Spencer Azure Breeze, £16 (Available in store)

Erm, we're not just seeing double, we're smelling double too, these fruity, cedar-rich scents are virtually indistinguishable -for big perfume dupes fans this is a classic.

If you loved Light Blue in the 90s, it's totally worth reinvesting in a bottle of the M&S edition.

15. Paco Rabanne Lady Million

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Buy the original: Paco Rabanne Lady Million 50ml - BOOTS | £42 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: The Essence Vault Fragrances No. 27 30ml - THE ESSENCE VAULT | £15 (opens in new tab)

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These two fragrances have base notes of patchouli, honey and amber. It's a warming scent that surrounds you, with fresh top notes of orange blossom, Arabian jasmine, raspberry and neroli also present. The original fragrance is Paco Rabanne's Lady Million, famous for its gold diamond bottle.

While this dupe comes in much simpler packaging, it smells very similar for less than £25 for 100ml.

16. Paco Rabanne Lady Million

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Buy the original: Paco Rabanne Lady Million 50ml - BOOTS | £42 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: KDJ - KDJ INSPIRED | £3 - £52 (opens in new tab)

This KDJ perfume is inspired by Lady Million. It contains notes of neroli, Amalfi lemon, raspberry, along with African orange flower, jasmine and gardenia. Bottom notes include white honey, amber and patchouli.

17. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne

Smells like: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir 50ml - JOHN LEWIS | £72 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Primark Pomegranate & Black Tea, £8 (Available in-store)

Primark might not have been your first thought when you considered looking for fragrance dupes, but shoppers swear that this £8 bottle bears a striking resemblance to Jo Malone's rich, fruity fragrance.

At a tenth of the price for the same amount, it's certainly worth a go...

Available in store.

18. Ralph Lauren Romance

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Buy the original: Ralph Lauren Romance 50ml - BOOTS | £52 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Next Just Pink 100ml, £8 - NEXT | £16 (opens in new tab)

Both these scents have a rich, rosy base that suits almost every woman - and from a distance, you couldn't tell the packaging apart either...

19. Esteee Lauder Sensuous

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Buy the original: Estée Lauder Sensuous Nude 50ml - LOOK FANTASTIC | £37 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Next Cashmere 100ml - NEXT | £16 (opens in new tab)

These pretty, powdery perfumes have a comparable luxurious, musky base - the bottles are equally lovely and we had a hard time telling the scents apart too.

We could, however, see a definitely difference in the price...

20. Dior J'adore

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Buy the original: Dior J'adore 50ml - BOOTS | £75 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Zara Rose 100ml - ZARA | £12.99 (opens in new tab)

Okay, so the Zara product won't look quite as impressive on your dressing table, but on the skin, it really is almost the same thing, for a fraction of the price.

21. Thierry Mugler Alien

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Buy the original: Thierry Mugler Alien 30ml - BOOTS | £36 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Milton Lloyd Stars 50 ML - AMAZON | £5.25 (opens in new tab)

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Thierry Mugler might have the edge design-wise, but we can't believe the Milton Lloyd version costs less than a fiver.

It smells pretty much identical and you'll get just as many compliments when you're wearing it!

22. Yves Saint Laurent Cinema

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Buy the original Yves Saint Laurent Cinema 90ml - ALLBEAUTY | £59 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: Next Gold 100ML - NEXT | £18 (opens in new tab)

These gorgeous gold perfumes are just as Oscar-worthy as each other, and once you've sprayed them on, you'll have trouble telling them apart. One of the most uncanny perfume dupes out there!

Amber-led and full of blossom, either will smell great on your skin - it's just that one costs twice as much as the other.

The choice is yours...

23. Jo Malone Mandarin Lime & Basil

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(Image credit: B&M/Jo Malone)

Buy the original: Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin 50ml - JOHN LEWIS | £72 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: B&M Arome Mandarin, Lime & Basil, £4.99. Available in store.

Jo Malone's signature scent will set you back nearly £100 but now high street bargain store B&M have released their own copycat fragrance dupes products.

This fresh, zingy fragrance is perfect to wear for everyday and at that price you can use as much as you want of this fabulous perfume dupe without the worry of having to replace an expensive bottle.

24. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne

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(Image credit: B&M/Jo Malone)

Smells like: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir 50ml - JOHN LEWIS | £72 (opens in new tab) Buy the dupe: B&M Arome Oriental Pomegranate, £4.99. Available in store.

Another Jo Malone inspired fragrance from the B&M Arome collection is the Oriental Pomegranate.

This 100ml bottle will leave you smelling of dark fruits like raspberries and plum with a hint of spice.

This scent is perfect to wear for an evening out.

25 -27 Superdrug's Layering Lab Body Mist Sprays

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Smells like:Paco Rabanne Olympéa, £80,Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium, £92 andMugler Alien, £91

Superdrug shoppers have been raving about the brand's Layering Lab body mist range on Twitter and many have compared them to some big fragrance brands. The Blossom body spray has notes of fresh rose and jasmine and has been likened to the popular Thierry Mugler fragrance, Alien.

The Exotic body mist has been compared toYves Saint Laurent Black Opium and the Paradise scent is said to smell just likePaco Rabanne's Olympéa. Each body mist is 100ml and costs just £3.49, so not only are the bottles much bigger than the perfumes, they are a lot cheaper too!

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What perfume is like Miss Dior? ›

Two of the big names in French design, Dior and Chanel, have very popular fragrances for ladies that are somewhat similar: Coco Mademoiselle vs. Miss Dior EDP.

What Zara perfume smells like Chanel? ›

Zara Apple Juice EDP and Chanel Chance Eau Tendre

As per the experts on TikTok, Zara's Apple Juice is said to be a perfect dupe for Chanel's Chance Eau Tendre perfume, thanks to their shared notes of grapefruit and jasmine of cedar. Shop the perfume here.

Are there fake designer perfumes? ›

If a designer fragrance seems too cheap, it's likely a fake. Beware of people claiming they are reselling the perfume, particularly on the Internet. They may say they got the perfume as a gift and don't want it.

What perfume smells like my way? ›

Similar to: Givenchy L'Interdit; Giorgio Armani Sì Fiori; Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Misteriosa. Season & Occasion: Spring and Autumn.

Why is Le Labo so popular? ›

It's easy to see why the brand has become so popular. Each of the fragrances is layered with an intoxicating medley of notes, and since they're oil based, one spritz can last you all day. I know they can be pricey, but in my opinion, the cost per wear makes it well worth the spend.

Why does Santal 33 smell so good? ›

Santal 33 contains a pretty hard-to-copy blend of Australian sandalwood, cardamom, leather accord, iris, and ambrox. I mean, it's kind of an olfactory slice of heaven if you're into warmer scents that emanate an aroma with equal parts musk and smoke and is painstakingly sensuous.

What perfumes does Rihanna wear? ›

What perfume does Rihanna wear? Rihanna famously wears Kilian Love Don't Be Shy, but she alternates that sweet fragrance with selections from her own line of perfumes. You may find Rihanna wearing Rihanna Nude, Rihanna Ri Ri, or Rihanna Rebelle, along with the captivating Tom Ford Lost Cherry or the sexy Armani Si.

What is Kate Middleton Favourite perfume? ›

According to Susan Kelley, founder of What Kate Wore, a blog chronicalng every single thing the Duchess of Cambridge wears on her body, including her scent, Middleton's fragrance of choice is Orange Blossom by Jo Malone.

What is Kate Middleton's signature scent? ›

According to Vogue, Kate's signature scent is Jo Malone's Orange Blossom. In fact, she loves it so much that she reportedly even chose to have the citrusy aroma waft through Westminster Abbey on her wedding day to Prince William in 2011.

What smells like Paris Hilton can? ›

SCENT. The top notes are clementine, black currant, and nectarine. The middle notes are wild orchid and orange blossom. The base notes are amber, musk and woods.

Which Zara perfume smells like Dior? ›

The Zara Violet Blossom EDP (Rs 990 for 90 ml) is similar to the Thierry Mugler Alien EDP (Rs 5,800 for 60 ml) and the Dior Poison Girl EDP (Rs 9,700 for 50 ml) This fruity and sweet perfume smells like a lot of famous scents.

What is Zara gold a dupe of? ›

Zara fragrances are often considered to be dupes for more popular designer fragrances. These affordable perfumes are a fraction of the cost of the designer version, and are smell-alikes of cult classics from brands like Dior, Chanel and Viktor & Rolf.

What Zara perfume smells like Ariana Grande? ›

The Ariana Grande Cloud perfume is similar to the Baccarat Rouge 540, but after about 30 minutes on the skin it does not have the woody notes that both Baccarate Rouge 540 and Zara Red Temptation have. Available from Zara online and in store. Tap here to share this amazing dupe with a friend.

Is it illegal to buy designer replicas? ›

Legal Implications

It is illegal to purchase counterfeit goods. Bringing them into the United States may result in civil or criminal penalties and purchasing counterfeit goods often supports criminal activities, such as forced labor or human trafficking.

Do replica perfumes smell the same? ›

Fake perfumes smell less complex than their originals. They tend to have a very strong opening, which then quickly fades away, leaving a faint smell of perfume essence strongly dissolved in bitter alcohol. Counterfeits also have a strong sillage.

Are tester perfumes better than original? ›

Simply said, testers are not stronger and do not last longer on your skin than the originals. They contain 100% of the same scent in a bottle that comes without branded packaging and no bells and whistles.

Are imitation fragrances good? ›

Counterfeit perfumes pose a serious health hazard that's just not worth the risk. At first sight, these counterfeit fragrances might look like the real deal, but once you try them on, the smell is different. Some people even feel a burning sensation, redness, or an immediate sensation that says something is wrong.

Does imitation perfume last long? ›

Original perfume should last at least 2-3 hour or more when you wear it. Fakes will only last less than 1 hour. Original perfume should last more than 24hour when sprayed on paper (EDP), while EDT will last at least 24 hours.

Do replica perfumes smell the same? ›

Fake perfumes smell less complex than their originals. They tend to have a very strong opening, which then quickly fades away, leaving a faint smell of perfume essence strongly dissolved in bitter alcohol. Counterfeits also have a strong sillage.

What perfume has the longest lasting scent? ›

1. Tom Ford White Suede. When it comes to long-lasting fragrances, Tom Ford is king. You'd better be sure you like a Tom Ford scent before you spray one on, because it'll stick with you no matter how dry your skin is.

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