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Convincing perfume dupes for 7 famous luxury fragrances

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Finding the perfect perfume means journeying your way through years of historical scents.

However, when it comes to famous fragrances, the world of luxury beauty (and impossible price tags) can make picking your perfume ten times harder than it needs to be. 

We’ve taken the guesswork (and stress) out of weeding through designer fragrance samples to bring you seven perfume dupes that are just as delicious as the luxury fragrances that inspired them. 

BYREDO Gypsy Water / Elizabeth Arden Green Tea
(Credit: BYREDO Gypsy Water / Elizabeth Arden Green Tea)

#7 BYREDO Gypsy Water EDP 

A fragrance with a celebrity fandom that includes Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, this luxury spritz is inspired by the nomadic travels of the Romani people through the bucolic European countryside. Think: notes of various woods, amber and the tarte, refreshing bite of juniper berries. 

$245 at MECCA 

Dupe: Elizabeth Arden Green Tea EDT 

You’ll enjoy a similarly green fragrance palette with this budget-friendly option, however, notes of rose and jasmine add a relaxing airiness to this perfume that makes it all that more wearable for the everyday. 

$19.99 at Chemist Warehouse

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb / Zara Oriental
(Credit: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb / Zara Oriental)

#6 Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb EDP 

Undoubtedly one of the most notoriously sweet and spicy scents on the market, Flowerbomb delivers an impactful bouquet of aromatic florals like no other. Notes of tea and citrus are apparent amongst a garden of jasmine, freesia and rose, while patchouli, vanilla and amber lend an adult air to the blend. 

$139.99 at Chemist Warehouse

Dupe: Zara Oriental 

Intoxicating and sweet, this gourmand fragrance delivers a similar concoction of citrus and vanilla, with a touch of caramel that you can’t help but fall madly in love with. 

$29.95 at ZARA

Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne / Zara Ebony Wood
(Credit: Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne / Zara Ebony Wood)

#5 Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne 

There’s something sophisticated and refined about a Jo Malone fragrance, but there’s also something undeniably cool about the sage and sea salt cologne in particular. Boasting a simple palette of amber, sea salt and sage, this is the fragrance that will get you a succession of compliments with just a spritz (or two) of the stuff.

$147 at MYER

Dupe: Zara Ebony Wood 

Zara’s Ebony Wood delivers a similar combination of woody and herbal elements as Jo Malone, but with pink peppercorn, clove and ebony wood on the menu, it’s sure to be a deeper and more memorable scent you end up with. 

$55.95 at ZARA

Marc Jacobs Daisy / Zara Apple Juice
(Credit: Marc Jacobs Daisy / Zara Apple Juice)

#4 Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT 

Who doesn’t love Marc Jacobs Daisy? As far as perfumes go, it’s a bit of a no-brainer. It’s easy to wear and easy to give as a gift thanks to a fragrance that effortlessly embodies the spirit of spring/summer. White florals are the main component for that relaxed, breezy vibe, but a touch of sandalwood grounds the eau de toilette and warms the scent up as you wear it. 

$128 at MYER

Dupe: Zara Apple Juice 

Florals like rose, jasmine, violet and peony add that familiar ‘Daisy’ scent to this Zara offering, while notes of apple, orange and pink grapefruit keep this pick fresh and sweet in equal measure. 

$29.95 at ZARA

Le Labo Santal 33 / Clean Reserve Sel Santal
(Credit: Le Labo Santal 33 / Clean Reserve Sel Santal)

#3 Le Labo Santal 33 

For a second there, every influencer and their mother were wearing Le Labo’s Santal 33, and it’s not hard to see why. It doesn’t get sexier than this blend of Australian sandalwood, cedarwood, leather, cardamon, iris, and musk (well, at least in our opinion). 

$296 at MECCA

Dupe: Clean Reserve Sel Santal EDP 

Boasting a similar range of scents of the woody and spicy variety, this perfume combines citrus, warming spices, fig, hazelnut, sandalwood, amber, and musk that’s just as intoxicating as Santal 33.

$69.99 at Chemist Warehouse

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium / The Body Shop Black Musk
(Credit: Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium / The Body Shop Black Musk)

#2 Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium EDP 

Black opium is recognisable thanks to its coffee and sweet notes that make it a heady brew indeed. Orange blossom, cedarwood and patchouli give the fragrance an aromatic warm-up that lingers long after that initial spritz. 

$129.99 at Chemist Warehouse

Dupe: The Body Shop Black Musk EDP 

Notes of citrus and musk align this offering from The Body Shop with YSL’s cult-famous fragrance. But it’s the moments of pear and pink pepper which refresh and entice you to spray just a little bit more than you probably should. 

$49 at The Body Shop

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 / Ariana Grande Cloud
(Credit: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 / Ariana Grande Cloud)

#1 Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP 

Hands down one of the most famous perfumes the world over, Baccarat Rouge is like a very well-written love letter to fragrance. Notes of jasmine and saffron are blended with soft, woody touches of amber accord and cedar for a truly comforting experience. 

$376 at MECCA

Dupe: Ariana Grande Cloud EDP 

Funnily enough, Hailey Bieber really rates this dupe, and we don’t blame her. Ari’s really outdone herself with this perfume that combines elements of florals, fruit and a few sweet notes like whipped cream, praline, coconut and vanilla too. Delicious. 

$49.99 at Chemist Warehouse

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