Fragrance has always played a big role in my beauty journey. I have a whole collection of pretty florals and fruits, ambers and musks — one for casual days, another for meetings when I need a confidence boost, and more for date nights and special occasions. They scent my life. The price, though, of high-end perfumes can be a barrier. Enter Dossier, a budget brand taking the perfume industry by storm. They’ve cut out the fluff to deliver fragrances that smell high-end (yes, really!) at a super wallet-friendly price.
These eight perfume dupes at Walmart range between $26 and $49, and are inspired by some of the most popular fragrances on the market — think Dior, Jo Malone, Yves Saint Laurent and more. They’re also backed by thousands of glowing five-star reviews. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect gift or looking for a new (or cheaper) scent for yourself, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by these perfumes that are practically interchangeable with their designer counterparts and cost a fraction of the price.
This review told us everything we needed to know to add to cart: “I would say this is 9/10 spot-on for a dupe. The OG is my favorite perfume. I bought a full-sized bottle once and was so sad by the lack of longevity. For $100+ dollars per bottle, I had expected the scent to last several hours — really more like a whole workday. As beautiful and well-balanced as it was, before mid-morning she was barely a whisper of herself. Now, the Dossier impression is very accurate, but with big bonuses. Namely, she lasts, like I can still clearly smell her at the end of the evening from a 7am application.”
Fans recommend applying lotion before spraying on your scent to help with longevity. “It is the perfect daily, unisex scent. I went through an entire bottle. … It is light, airy, and not overpowering but lasts a fair amount on clothes and skin,” said one.
“At first I was confused. I did a test spray on the box and when I went to smell it I didn’t smell anything. I thought, that’s weird, I find that most fragrances especially luxury scents are very strong. … So I sprayed this all over myself — like way more than I would do with any other perfume because why not if it smells like nothing! And to my surprise, it developed into this sensual deep warm but clean scent. It’s a little vague and understated but still makes you smell good without being obnoxious,” said this excited user.
Take it from someone who calls this her husband’s “signature scent.” “This is very traditionally masculine but with a hint of something more. That pineapple note just makes it more unique. He sprays this on his work shirt at the beginning of the day and it lasts. You can still smell the silage when he walks in the car 12 hours later.”
At just $29, you can’t beat the price. “This perfume is amazing! Honestly, it smells better than Good Girl in my opinion,” raved a fan. “It lasts such a long time, I’ve had mine for only two months and I’ve barely made a dent in it. The scent is not overpowering at all and I get tons of compliments everywhere I go. Highly recommend!
More than 5,000 shoppers gave this scent five stars. “I’m in love. I have had people stop me and say how good I smell,” wrote one convert. “This smells so good. I can actually have my husband wear this as it is a great unisex scent. I hope this scent does not go off the market! Don’t hesitate — buy this and you will love the way it smells.”
For those who love dessert-like perfumes that smell like orange creamsicle ice cream, this is for you. “I love this fragrance. It’s unusual. It’s floral but also has the scent of marshmallow. At first I thought I wouldn’t like it, but I really do. It’s yummy and sexy — so unexpected in a fragrance. And I like that. I want to wear it every day,” said one Walmart reviewer.
Reviewers describe it as “beautiful, feminine, and floral.” “The very initial note is orange blossom, which instantaneously gives way to a unique floral scent that is tempered by more gourmand base notes,” said one shopper. “It reminds me of the feeling of when I visited Paris during a two-month backpacking trip across Europe, and I would sit at the cafe eating the most delicious croissants and drinking shots of espresso while people watching and generally feeling youthful and optimistic about life.”
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