5 Affordable Fragrances You Need On Your Radar
Finding a fragrance on a budget is not an easy task. With most fragrances costing anywhere between $80 to $120, perfume is considered a luxury beauty item for a reason! However, there are some great affordable fragrances out there that don’t compromise on the quality of the scent, it’s staying power or the packaging. Here are five of those fragrances that smell absolutely divine…
1. OUAI North Bondi Eau De Parfum, $56
Notes: Italian lemon, rose de mai, magnolia, lily, blackberry, violet, cedar-wood, amber, patchouli, sandalwood, and white musk.
Why we love it: The OUAI hair products are known for their delicious and incredibly unique fragrances. In fact, they were so popular, customers asked if they could buy the fragrance separately, and the OUAI team delivered! The North Bondi fragrance is inspired by the OUAI Wave Spray, $26, and the iconic ocean city. With notes of lemon, rose, and cedarwood, this feminine floral fragrance is light, crisp, and fresh!
Perfect for: A day spent by the ocean, basking in the summer’s sun or sundowners.
Chai Épicé: Sea salt, ginger flower, almond creme.
Citron Glacé: Sparkling lemon, velvet jasmine, crystallized sugar.
La Vie Positano: Pink sea salt, sugar cane, cyclamen.
Le Beach: Coconut water, ylang-ylang, jasmine, vanilla.
Rose Enfumé: Italian bergamot, vetiver, dark amber.
Why we love them: Urban Outfitter’s Gourmand fragrance range features 19 fragrances from Chai Épicé scented with sea salt, ginger flower, almond crème to the summer essential, La Vie Positano. At just $18, they’re some of the most affordable fragrances on offer – we like to layer multiple scents to create our own bespoke perfume. To learn how to layer fragrances, check out our layering guide here.
Perfect for: There’s literally a Gourmand scent for every kinda person, for any occasion!
3. Glossier You, $60
Notes: Musk, ambrette, ambrox, green iris root, and sparkling pink pepper.
Why we love it: If you hate the idea of another person wearing your fragrance, this should be your next perfume. Unlike traditional fragrances, it has a high concentration of rich, creamy base notes that transform when they meet the skin. Therefore, the scent smells slightly different on everyone.
Perfect for: This is our go-to scent for date night when we want to feel sensual and sexy.
4. Zara Orchid, $20
Notes: Bergamot, orchid, vanilla, rose, red currant, peach, and cedar.
Why we love it: This feminine fruity scent is reminiscent of the iconic Victoria’s Secret Bombshell fragrance. With notes of orchid, vanilla, and rose, it’s rich and warm yet light enough to wear during the day.
Perfect for: An everyday scent that can be worn for any occasion, from brunch with the girls to sunset drinks.
5. Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom, $40/$13
Notes: Japanese cherry blossom, Asian pear, fresh mimosa petals, white jasmine, and blushing sandalwood.
Why we love it: A far cry from the body mists we were obsessed with in high school, Bath and Body Works’ new fragrances have grown up, just like you! This best-selling scent is a delicious floral blend of cherry blossom, pear, white jasmine, and sandalwood. It’s luxurious, floral, and feminine. Plus, it has an impressive staying power for such an affordable fragrance.
Perfect for: We love that this comes in a mini bottle so you can keep it in your purse. It’s perfect for dates and daytime adventures.
For more fragrances, check out five floral fragrances that smell like summer in a bottle.