Designer perfumes are a wonderful thing – but let’s be honest, they don’t come cheap so you’d be forgiven for thinking you need to spend a fortune to buy a luxurious and exciting fragrance that smells beautiful and lasts all day.
Of course, there is nothing quite like investing in an irresistible designer scent to spritz on special occasions but it may be difficult to look past an affordable scent that smells so similar, and won’t hurt your pocket.
Perfume Dupes – are they worth it?
Perfume dupes are usually all too easy to find, but they are not all created equal, so it’s important to do your research before buying them.
Copycat perfumes are widely available but it can be a bit of hit and miss when it comes to their quality, longevity and performance.
The good news is that savvy scent shoppers can find top quality designer perfume dupes, with similar characteristics to the originals, but for a fraction of the price.
High end 'inspired perfumes', created in boutique perfume houses, will have several levels of fragrance. The top notes are detected immediately then after several minutes the middle notes develop for two to four hours.
The base ensures the perfume is well rounded and gives the fragrance depth. Base notes can be amongst the most expensive in the perfume industry, so it makes sense that cheaper copy perfumes may not have them, so fall flat on the underlying tones
Perfume dupes that don’t compromise on quality or scent are an affordable alternative to designer fragrance brands. This is why choosing a quality dupe perfume is a great option to spending a pretty penny on a designer fragrance
How are dupe perfumes made?
Reproducing a scent exactly is not a simple matter but GCMC (Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry) technology allows the perfume makers to separate, identify and quantify the aromatic compounds within a sample.
The lab’s chromatograph produces an intricate chart with many peaks that each represents a particular ingredient and its amount.
This analytical method combined with the artistry and experience of the perfumer, can imitate a fragrance that is close to the original tester perfumes.
What do you do when you run out of your favourite designer perfume, with the thought of having to spend a pretty penny to get a fragrance that smells as beautiful and lasts as long?
Match Perfumes have a range of dupe perfumes that prove you don’t have to spend a fortune, as each one is a near perfect replica for a much more expensive designer scent.
An inspired fragrance can never be an exact match, but it can come as close to the original perfume as one can reasonably expect and be as beautiful.