Top 8 UK Perfume Dupes

Top 8 UK Perfume Dupes

Every woman (and man) has a thing that they are addicted to. They will keep buying it, even though they have billions of the stuff already. For some it's shoes, others stationery - it's perfume and cosmetics for me. My husband says I am crazy but the man in Debenhams called me a collector. I know which I prefer.

As much as I love to buy the big brands, my purse can't always match my taste. Let's be honest, fragrance prices are getting a little crazy. It got me hunting for Perfume Dupes on the High Street. Forget 'cheap and nasty' - we have found some absolute cracking scents that are dead ringers for the expensive stuff.

Like Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb?

This is a top seller in the UK and it's easy to see why. This fragrance was created with the modern women in mind. Expect to pay a whopping £50 for the 30ml bottle*

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (30ml) @ John Lewis
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (30 ml) @
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (30 ml) @ House of Fraser
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (50 ml) @
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (30 ml) @

Try Zara Black Peony.

It's not exact but if you are a Flowerbomb fan, then you are going to love this. What got me was that, this smells like something you would pay £££'s for not under a tenner. There's one issue - I haven't seen it in Zara for a good while but it does pop up on eBay now and again.

Like Gucci Rush?

It's one of those scents that either suits you or gives you a headache. Fabulous for nights out as it packs a punch and will still smell as good come the morning after. You won't want to wear this everyday as it's £45 for the 30ml bottle*.

Gucci Rush (30 ml) @
Gucci Rush (30 ml) @
Gucci Rush (50 ml) @
Gucci Rush (30 ml) @ Debenhams
Gucci Rush (100 ml) @ Superdrug

Try TFB by Tulisa.

Stop laughing! Seriously - this stuff is a carbon copy of that Gucci scent. You genuinely won't find a closer match. Tulisa might be yesterday's news, but you'll be smiling when you pick up her fragrance out of the 'bargain bucket' down at Semichem* for just £9.99 (50ml gift set).

The Female Boss by Tulisa @
The Female Boss by Tulisa @

Like Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey?

If you want to buy someone a perfume and you aren't sure what they would like, then this is as safe as it gets. It's really inoffensive and isn't particularly appealing to a specific age group. This sells for around £52 for the 50ml bottle*.

Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey (50 ml) @
Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey (25 ml) @
Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey (50 ml) @
Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey (25 ml) @ The Perfume Shop
Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey (50 ml) @


Forget the unfortunate name. I really wish they would change it, but hey, M&S have had this fragrance out for a long time. It is such a close copy of Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Eau de Toilette Spray and at £8 for a 25ml bottle*, we say stockpile it.

M&S Isis Perfume @

Like Marc Jacobs Daisy?

One of the prettiest perfume bottles on the market. It's not just nice to look at - it's one of the bestselling scents in the UK for a reason. As it's distinctive and rather different from other fragrances out there, you can understand the £54 price tag*.

Marc Jacobs Daisy (100 ml) @
Marc Jacobs Daisy (50 ml) @
Marc Jacobs Daisy (50 ml) @ John Lewis
Marc Jacobs Daisy (50 ml) @ Debenhams
Marc Jacobs Daisy (50 ml) @ The Perfume Shop

Try M&S Butterfly.

Now the bottle is a bit of a letdown compared to MJ's Daisy but inside is a different story. It's beyond nice and for £6.50* it's an absolute steal for using everyday. Trust me, no-one is going to know the difference.

M&S Butterfly (90 ml) @ M&S
M&S Butterfly (25 ml) @ M&S
M&S Butterfly Decanter (500 ml) @ M&S

Like Chanel Coco Mademoiselle?

The Chanel scent that's popular with the twenty and thirty-somethings. You either love it or you hate it, but one thing's for sure, you will have smelt it before. This fragrance is a popular one, and once it hits your nose, you know exactly what it is. Prices start from £49*.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (35 ml) @
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (3 x 20 ml) @
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (shower gel) @
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (35 ml) @ The Fragrance Shop
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (35 ml) @ John Lewis
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (50 ml) @ house of fraser

Try Lidl Suddenly by Madame Glamour.

They say it's a dupe, in fact it hit the headlines as 'the £4 Perfume that Smells As Good As Chanel's £70 Scent'. That led many people to try it out. Do I agree that it's as good? Hmm... for the first ten minutes yes, then it's dries down into a cheaper smelling fragrance that isn't so appealing. It is only £4, though.

Suddenly Madam Glamour (50 ml) @
Suddenly Madam Glamour (50 ml) @

Like Ralph Lauren Romance?

A classic scent from RL, one that's pink in colour and super feminine in smell. If you dig floral scents, then chances are this is your one and only fragrance. It doesn't come cheap if you're wearing it everyday - £42 for 30ml bottle*.

Ralph Lauren Romance (50 ml) @
Ralph Lauren Romance (30 ml) @ John Lewis
Ralph Lauren Romance (30 ml) @
Ralph Lauren Romance (50 ml) @ House of Fraser
Ralph Lauren Romance (50 ml) @

Try Next Just Pink.

Oh it's good! Like real good! Next have been selling Just Pink for a long time now and it's successful in it's own right. Does it smell like Romance? Oh hell yes and it's just £8 for 30ml*.

Just Pink by Next (30 ml) @
Just Pink by Next (100 ml) @

Like Marc Jacobs Lola?

Another popular scent by MJ in a fantastically flowery bottle. At £49 for the 50ml bottle*, I doubt you'll do anything but keep this for best.

Marc Jacobs Lola! Perfume (100 ml) @
Marc Jacobs Lola! (100 ml) @ Debenhams
Marc Jacobs Lola! Perfume (100 ml) @
Marc Jacobs Lola! Perfume (100 ml) @

Try Bella by Primark.

It's £6 for a 50ml bottle - that's £43 cheaper than Lola. As it's well under a tenner, you can literally douse yourself in it. Not an exact match but probably as good as you're going to get on the High Street.

Like Paco Rabanne Lady Million?

This uber glam bottle of spritz was on many a Christmas List, last year. I have smelt quite a few 'copies' of this and all have been rancid. You have two choices: buy the real deal at £39 a bottle* or see our dupe below.

Paco Rabanne Lady Million Perfume (50 ml) @
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Perfume (30 ml) @ The Perfume Shop
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Perfume (50 ml) @
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Perfume (80 ml) @
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Perfume (50 ml) @

Try Zara Woman Gold.

This is the ultimate perfume dupe. Seriously, you will not find better. It's only £15.99 for a 100ml*. Even the bottle looks great. To be honest, this smells amazing, is long-lasting and affordable. What's not to love?


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  • Julie E.

    good excuse to pop into Zara

    • Mjm

      Try Lidl simply diamonds smells a lot like Georgio Armani Si.

      • Laura M.

        Xbolt in lidls is also very much like one of the men's Hugo boss day x

        • Julie M.

          I need to buy all of these for us to try :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: xxx

          • Brigeeta S.

            Yes!!! If they are as good as the original!! You can justify buying them all!!! :relaxed:

            • Julie M.

              lol xxx

            • Mhairi M.

              Lidl simply diamonds similar to Georgio Armani Si :)

              • PlayPennies

                Ooh we will need to try that one! Thanks Mhairi :)

              • Nush

                Try Police The sinner for women exactly the same as Alien Thierry Mugler

                • Miss-Dazzle

                  Oh amazingg info I was just trying some zara perfumes the other day have to say they are amazing and well worth every penny.