The best thing about fragrances is that they’re completely subjective.
Each person’s nose is different – and they’re programmed to enjoy different smells. This means that finding a new fragrance is like a constant treasure hunt. Your nose doesn’t discriminate fragrances due to their price or their packaging; they go on the notes alone, which is why no scent should ever be ruled out.
We’ve rounded up some of the best, budget-friendly perfume buys you can find – just pick your notes and enjoy smelling amazing – for less…
Best scents under $20:
Remember when you used to munch on musk sticks as a child? Well this fragrance smells exactly like that! Featuring notes of patchouli, rose, vanilla and musk, this decadent scent is a real treat – and we actually cannot believe it’s so affordable.
This fragranced body spray features a captivating blend of exotic oriental scents and citrus notes. It can be used as a regular perfume, or to fragrance you from top to bottom.
This roll-on scent is just like summer in a bottle. Throw it in your purse to ensure that you smell like a juicy mango mixed with pink grapefruit whenever you like.
Best scents under $30:
These scented body mists can be sprayed all over your body for a delightful fragrance hit that lasts. The body mists are available in coconut, strawberry, pink grapefruit, shea, moringa and vanilla. What’s your flavour?
This clean, roll-on fragrance features an array of scrumptious notes, including freesia, rose, peony, geranium and lily – and is only $23!
Described as a mix of sweet, fruity and sensual, this fresh scent features notes of blackcurrant, pineapple and citrus, as well as deeper notes of sweet vanilla, musk and deeper florals.
Best scents under $40:
A fruity floral juice that opens with notes of dragonfruit and Armenian plum before developing with middle notes of black tulip and peony. The dry down is a mix of amber, patchouli and sandalwood.
A uniquely feminine pink fragrance that comes housed in a decadent bottle. The juice itself opens with notes of bergamot and rose petals before resting with tuberose, orange blossom, vanilla and musk.
Named after Kate Moss’ daughter Lila, this sweet summertime fragrance features notes that reflect its youthful, feminine packaging. You’ll be able to sniff notes like mandarin, white lily, night blooming jasmine and creamy suede.
Best scents under $50:
This delightful fragrance set contains four 7ml EDP from the DKNY range, including Be Delicious x 2, Fresh Blossom & Golden Delicious. This is a great way to ensure you smell great at home, at the office – and anywhere else you might find yourself wanting to smell good. The best thing is, it’s only $49!
Inspired by the beauty of pure cotton, this fresh, oh-so-light scent is perfect for any woman.
This bold Italian blood orange scent is infused with notes of jasmine, rose and lily of the valley – making it the perfect scent for summer. The decadent black bottle and red tassel make it an ideal gift for a loved one.
Which scent would you most like to try and why? Which scent sounds like it could be your new signature scent?