Everyone likes to smell good, but at what price? Many of the most hyped up perfumes are over hundreds of dollars, and let’s be real, not all of us can afford that luxury. Cheap perfumes that are both equally effective and long-lasting are out there, and we’ve done the research for you. Check out these 15 cheap perfumes that you’ll be able to afford and add to your collection.
1. Gourmand Eu De Parfum Fragrance
Coming in first on our list at $25 is Urban Outfitters’ Gourmand Eu De Parfum Fragrance. This perfume has a variety of different scents, from the sandalwood scent of Trés Pine to the sweet and amber scent of Punch Aux Fruits. There are a variety of different reviews on the website if you’re unsure of which scent to choose. Pictured below is the Chérie Cerise scent, with notes of “maraschino cherry, peony petals, and musk.”
2. Adorn Eau De Parfum Fragrance
Another Urban Outfitters favorite, any scent from the Adorn line costs only $25 and there are three to choose from: moonstone, aura quartz, and rose quartz. The fun and unique thing about these perfumes is that each bottle has a stone inside (corresponding with the scent you choose). Moonstone has a creamy musk scent, aura quartz has a vanilla and citrus scent, and rose quartz has a lotus and rosewater scent.
3. Fields At Nightfall
It’s no secret that Zara has a ton of great, affordable perfumes, and Fields At Nightfall is no exception. The perfume only costs $25.90 and has “notes of praline, jasmine, and sandalwood.” This scent is one of the more feminine perfumes on the list, so if you’re into that type of thing, consider grabbing this one!
4. MIX:BAR Cloud Musk Perfume
Personally, I live in the beauty section of Target. There are so many hidden gems that you can snag there, and they’re all very affordable! If you’ve ever gone to the perfume section of Target, you may have noticed all the Mixbar perfumes they have to offer. The Cloud Musk perfume is a personal favorite of mine, giving off notes of jasmine, cotton, and cardamom. If this isn’t your vibe, there’s a wide variety of scents to choose from, including Whipped Almond, Glass Rose, and Vanilla Bourbon. The perfume only costs about $20.00, which is definitely a steal.
5. Vera Wang Princess
Speaking of popular chains, Walmart also includes a variety of affordable perfumes you can choose from. The Vera Wang Princess perfume is currently on sale for $22.99, and I highly recommend it! If you enjoy a sweeter feminine scent, you’ll probably like this perfume. It is an amber floral fragrance with notes of apricot, mandarin orange, and vanilla. The scent is mostly a fruity and vanilla scent, so if that’s your kinda thing, give this cheap perfume a try.
6. Ariana Grande Cloud
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the Ariana Grande Cloud perfume and how amazing it smells. This perfume is on the pricier side at $45.00, and you can currently find it at Ulta. The scent is described as “warm & spicy” with notes of lavender blossom, coconut, vanilla, and sensual musk. This is another floral-smelling perfume on the list, and I can’t get enough of it.
7. Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower
Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower is another perfume you can find at Walmart, and this one costs $38.99. This perfume boasts a sweet citrusy scent along with notes of apricot, jasmine, rose, and cashmere woods. The perfume isn’t too overpowering, so if you’re looking for something a little more subtle, this one may be the way to go. Its sweetness is just subtle enough for everyday wear!
8. Coach Dreams
If you want something that’s gonna last you all day, go for Coach Dreams! Not only is the design gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing, but the perfume itself boasts an amazing longevity (per several customer reviews) as well as a good combination between floral and earthy scents. When first spraying, you may notice the floral scent of the perfume, but underneath are notes of gardenia and wood. Try this one out for a clean, unique scent. The perfume is currently going on sale for $42.81 at Walmart.
9. Clinique Happy
Clinique Happy is Clinique’s best-selling perfume, and for good reason! This scent has a fresh and vibrant smell, mixed with notes of grapefruit, mimosa, and Hawaiian wedding flower. Per customer reviews, many designate this perfume as their “signature scent.” The citrusy smell of the perfume will leave you happy and ready for the day. You can find Clinique Happy on Amazon for $35.89!
10. Pacifica Persian Rose
If you aren’t a fan of the musky or vanilla notes, Pacifica Persian Rose has none of that – just pure, floral elegance! As the name implies, the main notes in this perfume are a fruity rose and violet scent. Many enjoy this scent for its sweetness, freshness, and femininity! This scent is also said to have great longevity, so if you’re looking for something long-lasting, this may be the perfume for you. You can get the scent on Groupon for only $22.53.
11. Everything & Nothing
Looking for something on the sensual side? Try the Everything & Nothing perfume by Tokyo Milk! This scent is perfect for the springtime, as it mainly includes a citrusy smell combined with sweet woods, tea leaves, and white musk. If you enjoy a perfume that has a good mixture of musk and floral, this is a great one to try out. You can get the perfume on the Marmalade Fresh Clothing website for $48.00.
12. Vera Wang
Vera Wang by Vera Wang is another sensual, exotic scent that will keep you feeling light and feminine while also adding an air of classiness. The scent has strong notes of white floral and mandarin, while also including underlying notes of sandalwood and pure musk. Similar to the Tokyo Milk perfume, this perfume has a good mixture of floral and musky scents. This scent is described by reviewers as “warm and soapy,” giving you that clean, fresh smell. You can grab the perfume on Amazon for only $26.39!
13. Amazing Grace
The Amazing Grace scent is another floral, soapy scent that you won’t be able to get enough of. If you want that linen scent, this perfume will bring you justice. It has top notes of bergamot, mandarin orange, and grapefruit, with subtle notes of rose and musk. For a smaller bottle, Amazing Grace costs $26.00 at Ulta.
14. Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 62
I’ve heard so many amazing things about this scent – I just had to include it on the list! The Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 62 perfume is among a longer line of Brazilian Crush perfumes. This scent in particular has a bright, summery smell to it, with notes of vanilla and salted caramel, almond, jasmine, and sandalwood. This scent is best described by its “happy vibes,” mimicking the carefree nature of summertime.
15. Yara by Lattafa
Another long-lasting perfume to add to the list is Yara by Lattafa. This perfume is described as “creamy, soft, and powdery,” boasting notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and musk, along with fruitier notes of orchid and tangerine. Many designate this perfume as a strawberry-like scent as well, giving it that perfect mixture of cool sweetness and elegant femininity. Amazon has the Yara perfume for $35.50.
Which perfume on the list will you be trying out? Know any great perfume dupes for expensive brands? Comment below!
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Sarah is a recent Virginia Tech graduate with a Bachelors in Creative Writing and Psychology.