WHEN it comes to beauty, there’s one thing everyone can agree on: we all want to smell amazing.
And there’s no better way to smell great than to copy what the stars wear. But here’s the problem: most celeb-approved fragrances come with a hefty pricetag.
So, if you’d rather save than splash your pennies, we’ve rounded up both the fragranced loved by celebs, as well as alternatives your wallet will love.
Dior Hypnotic Poison EDP
£97, Dior – Buy Now
Loved by: Adele
Sultry and opulent, this EDP as the ultimate wintry, evening fragrance.
Counting Adele among its wearers, this fragrance is famed for its musky, indulgent scent. With vanilla, bitter almond and jasmine, it has a well-rounded, hypnotic finish.
£8.99, Zara – Buy Now
With creamy vanilla and musk, this high-street perfume gives Dior a run for its money.
It has floral hints of peony and frangipani, but is still balanced and warming.
Plus, at £8.99, you can’t really go wrong!
Chanel No.5 EDP
£136, Chanel – Buy Now
Loved by: Celine Dion
Possibly the most famous fragrance in the world, Chanel No.5 has been adored by stars for decades and even counted Marilyn Monroe as a fan.
Its name comes from the fact that it was the fifth fragrance sample presented to Gabrielle Chanel during the perfume’s creation proccess. The fragrance is elegant and floral, with hints of vanilla.
Marks & Spencer Velvet Amber EDT
£10, Marks & Spencer – Buy Now
With notes of amber, white flowers and neroli, this fragrance is as elegant as it is affordable.
It strikes the perfect balance between warmth and spice, making it ideal for both daytime and evening wear.
Byredo Gypsy Water EDP
£140, Byredo – Buy Now
Loved by: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Byredo’s Gypsy Water is a fresh and woody EDP, with juicy notes of berry and lemon.
The brand has had something of a cult following since its launch in 2006, so it’s no surprise that supermodels like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are fans.
& Other Stories Moon Fiction EDT
£29, & Other Stories – Buy Now
This high-street bargain brings together mouthwatering peach, ginger and lime into a sumptuous fragrance that’ll flatter almost everyone.
The fragrance is long-lasting and perfect for daytime wear.
Similar to Byredo, its bottle is uber-chic, and a proper dressing table statement.
Le Labo Another 13 EDP
£168, Le Labo – Buy Now
Loved by: Billie Eilish
Initially created as a limited-edition EDP, this fragrance has stood the test of time after fans begged for its return.
The unisex scent combines notes of delicate jasmine and heavy musk, and is designed to smell unique on everyone.
£28, Glossier – Buy Now
A proper ‘youth potion’ – this fragrance will take you back to simpler days.
With spiced peppercorns and white florals, it’s the perfect scent whoever you are.
This is all thanks to being designed as a personal skin-scent enhancer – just like Le Labo.
Jo Malone London Wild Bluebell Cologne
£118, Jo Malone – Buy Now
Loved by: Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle once said that she won’t leave home without wearing fragrance, and one of her favourites is Jo Malone Wild Bluebell.
This perfume is floral, crisp and sweet, with indulgent, powdery undertones.
Victoria’s Secret Aqua Kiss Fragrance Mist
£18, Victoria’s Secret – Buy Now
Despite being a fragrance mist – which are usually either unbearably sweet or totally insipid – Aqua Kiss is lovely, and well worth the £18 pricetag.
With dewy and refreshing floral notes, spritzing it feels like jumping into a swimming pool.
It’s a bit of a blast from the past, but you’ll love it!
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess EDP
£89, Estee Lauder – Buy Now
Loved by: Taylor Swift
Thanks to TikTok, a 2013 video where Swift names Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess as one of her favourite perfumes has resurfaced.
And it’s no surprise, because this summery EDP, which combines coconut and warming amber, feels like the first evening of a sunny holiday. As we creep into winter, it’s the perfect scent for reminiscing about your summer travels.
Nuxe Sun Delicious Fragrant Water
£16, Nuxe – Buy Now
As the name might suggest, this fragrance screams beaches, pina coladas and sun.
While its water-based formula is worlds away from an eau de parfum, this fragrance has similar, summery notes to Bronze Goddess.
Thanks to orange and coconut, it’s the perfect mix of sweetness and balance. Delicious, indeed!