20 best perfume dupes that smell just like designer scents

If you love a beauty bargain then these perfume dupes will blow your mind - they smell just like designer scents!

A collage of the best perfume dupes
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The best perfume dupes smell just like the real deal at a fraction of the price. We've found 20 bargain buys that give the likes of Chanel and Jo Malone a run for their money.

Everyone's got a favourite designer fragrance or two, with the best perfumes of all time proving to be a dressing table staple for many of us. There's nothing quite like taking the first whiff of a fragrance that's exactly what you're looking for, but finding the perfect dupe at half the price is even better.

However, it's not easy to find a good knock-off, as the differences between cheap and expensive perfumes might mean that you're sacrificing one of the best long-lasting perfumes for something that won't linger past lunchtime. That's why we've done some sniffing and spritzing of our own to find the best perfume dupes from high-street stores and online retailers. These top picks smell just like designer brands and you can pick one up for over half the cost of the original - without any compromises on the sumptuous scent.

20 perfume dupes that smell like designer scents

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Are perfume dupes worth it?

Depending on what you look for in a fragrance, perfume dupes can be a better option than splashing out on a designer scent. If you want to smell great on a budget, perfume dupes are a worthwhile purchase, but make sure you do your research into the ingredients first.

Hayley Walker, fragrance expert for beauty retailer Justmylook, says, "Whilst buying perfume dupes can be tempting as a cost-effective alternative to your favourite scents, it’s important to be aware of the possible downfalls or risks of using a clone fragrance. The quality and safety of the ingredients in a dupe could be an area of concern, with lower quality and unsafe ingredients within the fragrance potentially a cause of an allergic reaction or irritation."

Hayley adds that some dupes won't last as long or smell as strong as their designer counterparts.

"However, dupes can also be a great alternative to expensive perfumes, with the main advantage being that you get your fave scent for a cheaper price," she goes on to say. "Not everyone can afford expensive fragrances, so an option to strut around smelling chic on a budget is what many consumers search for nowadays. Buying a perfume dupe is also useful for trying out new fragrance notes without having to splash out."

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Ellie Hutchings
Family News Editor

Ellie is GoodtoKnow’s Family News Editor and covers all the latest trends in the parenting world - from relationship advice and baby names to wellbeing and self-care ideas for busy mums. Ellie is also an NCTJ-qualified journalist and has a distinction in MA Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University and a first-class degree in Journalism from Cardiff University. Previously, Ellie has worked with BBC Good Food, The Big Issue, and the Nottingham Post, as well as freelancing as an arts and entertainment writer alongside her studies. When she’s not got her nose in a book, you’ll probably find Ellie jogging around her local park, indulging in an insta-worthy restaurant, or watching Netflix’s newest true crime documentary.