There’s no doubt about it; some perfumes and aftershaves can be incredibly expensive. This is fine if you’re a professional footballer or a TV celebrity, but not so great for the rest of us mere mortals. However, it can’t be denied that the major perfume houses, though pricey, produce fabulous scents. What’s a fragrance-lover to do?
Thankfully, there is an alternative option. Copycat Fragrances specialise in discount perfume (UK-based), that’s inspired heavily by some of the world’s best-loved scents. Feeling intrigued? Read on for more information.
Discount Fragrances – What’s the deal?
A perfume discount is enough to tempt anyone; but only if the product is high quality. Sadly, the market is awash with cheap-smelling, chemical-ridden fragrances, which give reasonably-priced scents a bad name.
We take a completely different approach. All our discount fragrances use mostly the same top-quality ingredients as the major perfume houses. We’re talking sought-after scents like ambergris, jasmine blossom, cedarwood and oud oil ( which is one of the most exclusive perfume ingredients in the world).
The result? A fantastic quality ‘inspired by’ version that’s extremely close to the original. And even better, it’s usually about a third to a quarter of the price. (There’s also an exclusive offer on at the moment – use code BLOGDISCOUNT7 till 15th of April at checkout to get an even bigger discount!).
We often get asked about our perfume discount – and how we’re able to offer the fragrances at such a reduced price. There’s a simple answer to this; we don’t charge designer prices, and we never will. We want to bring perfumes and aftershaves to the market that are accessible for all.
Discount Perfume (UK, French and Other Fragrances)
We take our inspiration from several fragrances across the world. From the famous French perfume-houses (which spend years developing their scents), to forward-thinking UK scent-developers, we focus on capturing the essence of their fragrances in every ‘homage’ that we create.
Let’s take Bleu as an example.
Bleu is an iconic fragrance; much loved by men of all ages and nationalities. It’s strong and aromatic, and versatile enough to be worn in a range of different situations.
Like the original, ours features a blend of sandalwood, amber and tonka bean; which creates a woody, slightly sweet scent. In short, if you’re looking for something classy without being overpowering, this is a great choice.
It’s not a 100% match, but trust us, it’s close enough that people won’t really be able to tell the difference. And, our perfume discount means that you can enjoy wearing the fragrance at a greatly reduced cost.
Some people, when purchasing discount perfumes online, feel a little bit nervous. After all, if you haven’t had the chance to test it out, how do you know you’re getting a great quality fragrance?
Hopefully, our reviews speak for themselves (you can find these on most of our product pages). However, there’s also the option to purchase 5ml sample bottles; which is the ideal way to test out the fragrance before you commit to buy the full-sized version. We even do exclusive sample packs – letting you try out several at a time.
It’s definitely the savvy way to buy online!
What discount aftershave to buy?
If you’ve already got a favourite designer fragrance, chances are you’ll find its ‘inspired by’ equivalent on the Copycat Fragrances site. There are a wide range of male colognes and female perfumes on offer, which take inspiration from some of the world’s best-loved scents.
However, if you’re struggling to select one, here’s a quick handy guide.
- Mysterious and alluring. These sorts of fragrances usually contain ingredients like musk, cedarwood, oud or ylang ylang.
- Fun and fruity. Look for scents that use ingredients like lime, bergamot, Sicilian orange, grapefruit or pineapple. Coconut provides a tropical punch, and apple gives a hint of tangy sweetness.
- Floral and feminine. Some male colognes use floral ingredients (notably jasmine or occasionally patchouli) but generally speaking, flowers tend to be used more commonly in female scents. We’re talking about rose, orange blossom, violet and lavender.
- Spicy and unusual. If you like bold, adventurous fragrances, look for ones with a hint of spice or ‘bite’; with ingredients like pink pepper or peppermint.
- Fresh and ‘outdoorsy’. Many male and female scents rely on ‘nature’ inspired scents, like sea-salty ambergris, vetiver (which is reminiscent of lemongrass) and freshly cut grass.
Before buying, think about when you’ll be wearing it. For example, nature-inspired fragrances tend to be more suitable for daytime wear, whereas enigmatic, sensual colognes are much better suited for after-hours events.
Of course, everyone is different, and it’s important to experiment with the scents before committing to one in particular. We recommend testing out a few before you select a full-sized bottle; just to check you’ve got the perfect ‘inspired by’ fragrance for you.
To explore our options, check out the Copycat Fragrances website today. Remember to use BLOGDISCOUNT7 till 15th of April if you’d like even more money off your purchase!
Disclaimer: all products mentioned above, along with their labelling, are a guide and should not be confused with the actual fragrance brand. Any name trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective designers or makers. Please note, these perfumes and candles are not to be confused with the originals, and we have no affiliation with any companies mentioned. Our interpretations of the fragrances and candles were created through chemical analysis and personal development, and their description is solely to give the customer an idea of the nature of the scent. It is not designed to mislead or confuse the customer in any way, and does not infringe on the manufacturer's or designer's name or trademark.