10 Budget-Friendly Perfumes that Seem Expensive!

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Most of us quite enjoy splurging on fragrances - but if we’re not too careful, we end up going way over budget and spend upwards of 5,000 on a single luxurious brand of perfume! 

Having said that, it is also imperative to realize that if you know where to look, you will stumble across some of the most amazing perfumes that are super affordable.

There is a popular misconception regarding the fact that wearing only the most luxurious and expensive brands can make you feel like a goddess. As we know, wearing the right scent can make you feel like a million bucks, but it’s not always necessary to spend the same amount to buy one! 

While we keep in mind the fact that pricey perfumes of reputable brands come with an inherent sense of trustworthiness in the quality, a lavish budget is not a hard and fast requirement when you are on the hunt for the perfect fragrance. 

Thankfully though, there are a few rare scents that do not poke a hole through your wallet, and also help you feel like your best selves. Read on to find out some of the perfumes that have been cherry-picked for their undulating fragrances for women, all of which cost less than Rs. 1,000!

1. Yardley London Morning Dew Daily Wear Perfume For Women


This is your go-to long-lasting perfume which will help you feel classy and mysterious. It provides a burst of freshness with its top notes being Mandarin and Freesia, heart notes of rose, and base notes of Musk and Sandalwood. A great choice for work events and first impressions, a few spritzes on your clothes and pulse points leave those around you longing for more. Get it at just Rs. 299!

2. Embark Women's My Dream For Her EDP


At just Rs. 595, this exotic feminine scent is the perfect choice to ensure that you smell your best all day long. Its soft floral notes combine with oriental and woody that give rise to the ultimate scent of courtship. Spray it on to fill the air with the promise of love and the desire to chase after everything your heart longs for. The key fragrance notes of this perfume include Juniper Berry and Violet on top, Bulgarian Rose at the heart, and Dry Amber and Sandalwood as the base. 

3. The Body Shop Strawberry Body Mist


If you are someone who enjoys berry scents as much as I do, you are not going to want to miss out on this one. TBS’ signature Strawberry Body Mist is a light fragrance that can last you your entire workday. Its sweet, light scent makes everyone around you think, “Wow, what was that smell?” Layer it on and top it up for a long-lasting, irresistible burst of fruitiness. Infused with cold-pressed strawberry seed oil and the essence of sugarcanes, you are definitely going to enjoy the long-lasting freshness that this ultra-fine mist has to offer at Rs. 795.

4. Engage Femme Eau De Parfum For Women


A fresh and revitalizing fragrance, this one will keep both you and your partner in high spirits all day long. It is packed with sensual notes that make heads turn your way, all day. Consisting of vanilla and geranium as its keynotes, this refreshing blend of floral, fruity, and oriental notes ensures that you are not forgotten even after you leave. It’s yours at Rs. 449!

5. Nike Up Or Down Perf EDT for Women


If you’re looking for a strong yet classy scent, this should be your first choice. It is a long-lasting perfume with fruity notes of Pear that give way to the refreshing floral notes of Jasmine and Pear, which then leave the lingering scents of Lily-of-the-Valley and Musk. Buy it at Rs. 825!

6. Jovan Musk Eau de Cologne for Women


A sensual and sultry fragrance, this one’s a winner among several women. It oozes confidence - spritzing this on is a surefire way of spicing up your dinner date. Earthy musk combines with the fresh, floral notes of  Jasmine, Neroli, and Bergamot to produce a seductive, yet irresistible fragrance that you just can’t get enough of. Buy it for Rs. 725.

7. Biotique Royal Saffron Eau De Parfum


This explosion of floral notes reminds you of all the magic and romance the world has to offer. It incites positivity and makes you feel like you’re on top of the world the entire day. Consisting of Saffron, Jasmine, and Tuberose Bloom on a heady base of Patchouli, this scent will definitely give you an impression of living life in a hidden-away garden, away from the worries of the world. Get it at Rs 699.

8. Revlon Charlie Red


Launched in 1993, this is a classic scent that is a must-have on every woman’s perfume shelf. It is a warm and vibrant fragrance that evokes romance, with its top notes made up of an irresistible combination of black currant, orange flower, violet leaf, and nasturtium. Its middle notes consist of rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, and apricot, which give way to its full-bodied base notes of amber, and vanilla heliotrope flower. It’s yours at Rs. 625!

9. Adidas Natural Vitality


This fruity and floral perfume has a long-lasting scent that gives you a burst of freshness. Its top notes consist of fruity scents - lychee, apple, orange, which give way to the heart notes of lotus and watermelon. The base notes include sandalwood and musk. This revitalizing perfume is available for Rs. 675!

10. Fogg Scent I am Queen Women Fragrance Body Spray


This fragrance will definitely make you feel like royalty. With 12 hours of anti-bacterial protection against body odor, this scent is super gentle on your skin and leaves a clear, yet strong fragrance. Suitable for all skin types, it comes with the fragrant notes of ginger, bitter orange, rose, jasmine, honey-amber, which give way to the earthy base notes of sandalwood. 


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