How often have you smelled a scent on someone, so delicious you did a double take when they walked past you? I know I have, and there’s no doubt about how a good scent can uplift a person’s general physical and sexual appeal.
Like malls, airports and designer stores, humans, too, can brand their image with a signature scent. Designer fragrances like Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum Spray, Dior Sauvage, Hugo Men EDT, YSL Black Opium and more are just some of the most iconic and bestselling fragrances in the world, with some made with hard-to-obtain ingredients while others are known for their unique scents.
But, why is it so hard to smell good at a wallet-friendlier price? The industry-accepted reason is that perfume oils can be hard to obtain, and the percentage of perfume oils to alcohol used in high-end fragrances is supposedly higher and of better quality, which justify the prices.
Ultimately, it all boils down to preferences and what your wallet allows you to purchase. Thankfully for those on a tighter budget, dupes exist – which are perfumes that smell exactly like the more well-known scents, without the steep price tag.
Let’s take a look (and maybe a whiff the next time you head down to a fragrance store) at some designer fragrances and their supposed dupes!
Disclaimer: Scents are personal, and the suggestions above are simply what general users have considered to smell similar to one another. Decide for yourself which one will make you happier!
Between us editors in the Shopping team, it’s obvious we have a blatant love for fragrances. Just check out these other articles we’ve done on scents!
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