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Great 'cheap smell-a-like perfumes' Hunt

edited 4 December 2014 at 12:32PM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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PrimaDonnaPrimaDonna Forumite
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edited 4 December 2014 at 12:32PM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
Update Dec 2014:

We've updated our Cheap Perfumes guide, which links through to this Great Hunt. Take a look and let us know what you think :)

Great 'cheap smell-a-like perfumes hunt' Hunt

Check out the list below of dirt-cheap dead ringers for posh perfumes sniffed out by MoneySavers, and add your own by hitting reply.

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I am doing my sister a hamper for Xmas and was going to add a small bottle of her fav perfume, D&G Light Blue. I stopped off in M&S for the sale and sniffed out the perfume. I was shocked to come across Azure Breeze which smells exactly the same as Light Blue and is £12 for 100ml! I also brought myself Next Diamonds which smells like Miss Dior Cherie.

So far, I have sniffed out the following:

Next Just Pink - Ralph Lauren Romance
Next Diamonds - Miss Dior Cherie
Next Define - Armani She
M&S True Red - Hugo Boss Deep Red
M&S Azure Breeze - D&G Light Blue
M&S Isis - L'eau de Issey
Zara Collection - Chanel Chance

Anyone have any others they can add? x

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  • adelightadelight Forumite
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    Mmm very interesting! I'll have to try some of those out! I love how similar some of those names are...
    Living cheap in central London :rotfl:
  • OMG, really thats amazing to know, what Zara perfume smells like Chanel Chance? Thats my fav perfume of all time but its so pricey. Thanks again for the info. :)
  • tara747tara747 Forumite
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    PrimaDonna wrote: »
    I am doing my sister a hamper for Xmas and was going to add a small bottle of her fav perfume, D&G Light Blue. I stopped off in M&S for the sale and sniffed out the perfume. I was shocked to come across Azure Breeze which smells exactly the same as Light Blue and is £12 for 100ml! I also brought myself Next Diamonds which smells like Miss Dior Cherie.

    So far, I have sniffed out the following:

    Next Just Pink - Ralph Lauren Romance
    Next Diamonds - Miss Dior Cherie
    Next Define - Armani She
    M&S True Red - Hugo Boss Deep Red
    M&S Azure Breeze - D&G Light Blue
    M&S Isis - L'eau de Issey
    Zara Collection - Chanel Chance

    Anyone have any others they can add? x

    Thanks for this! I like L'eau d'Issey but hardly ever buy perfume as I can't justify the cost. Must check these out...
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  • edited 18 May 2011 at 5:07PM
    BeketatenBeketaten Forumite
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    edited 18 May 2011 at 5:07PM
    In addition to those above, here are some of the dupes I have found in these stores:

    M&S Sensuale = Chanel Allure
    M&S Butterfly = Marc Jacobs Daisy
    M&S Per Una Limited Edition = Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

    Next Signature = Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
    Next Flowers = Marc Jacobs Daisy
    Next Just Pink = Ralph Lauren Romance

    :D
  • BensonBenson Forumite
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    M&S also do one that is the same as ralph lauren Romance. It's one of the autograph perfumes. I've got both the m&s one and the RL one and they're practically identical!
  • skintlassskintlass Forumite
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    Do you find the cheaper ones don't last as long? I love armani elle and have been searching for a deal for about a week.
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  • BeketatenBeketaten Forumite
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    I found another today!

    Next Rock Couture = Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
  • littlecallittlecal Forumite
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    Thank you SO much,have been out today and bought m&s Isis - put it on and when I got back to work,a friend said "when did you start wearing Issey?" What a result!!!!!!:D:D:D
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  • DaisygirlDaisygirl Forumite
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    Thanks for these, am going in town next week, am going for a good old sniff for my favourite ones!:D
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