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2022’s Favorite Perfume Dupes To Save Your Wallet

Back in the day, I wouldn’t really care about my perfume. I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase the prettiest bottle that I first laid eyes on…or I’d take the recommendation from a magazine that I’d never smelled before. It wasn’t a solid plan, and I usually ended up hating it.

If we’re being honest…I don’t actually have the time to go to a store and spritz every perfume sitting in front of me. I also am not keen on knowing what type of scent I want - fresh, floral, musky, clean. All I know is I often develop a headache after five minutes and two perfume spritzes.

I purchased the Sephora Perfume Sampler, which is thirteen perfume samples for $72 and at the end, you pick a free full size of your fave. I thought this was the perfect solution to a lazy girl like me who can’t be bothered to figure out which perfume works on my own…until I realized a fatal flaw in the perfume industry, that is.

An ounce of product for $100 is something I would laugh at if it were makeup…so why am I so okay with using expensive perfumes?

I get the promise of a longer lasting scent…but my wallet would thank me if I saved a huge discount on perfume that smells good. I hate shopping in stores, it gives me unwarranted anxiety, so I try to peruse online as much as humanly possible…so I rarely even purchase a perfume because I get nervous I’ll hate it.

And yet, my entire TikTok since the pandemic has been filled with perfume propaganda and I fell for it like a fool. I began to fall into the trap with celebrity perfumes like Ariana Grande’s Cloud and Billie Eilish’s Eilish…and then my curiosity grew.

You hear about the elusive and unaffordable Baccarat Rouge 540, or the trendy YSL Black Opium and Caroline Herrera’s Good Girl…but we can’t keep dropping over $70 for a perfume.

Thankfully, I’m also on DupeTok. It’s about saving your money and still getting what you want. You can smell like a million bucks, but your perfume only costs $20.

My FYP is filled to the brim with alternatives for perfumes that once would’ve cost me an arm and a leg, so I figured I would share some of the highlights of the most popular perfume dupes in 2022 thanks to one of the best on TikTok, @paulreactss.

The Famous Black Opium

Yves St. Laurent’s Black Opium is a viral sensation that costs around $83 if you buy it on the website. Not all of us can afford to replace our perfume when it decides to run out, so a dupe is necessary at all times


@paulreactss @paulreactss finding a dupe for black opium by YSL #blackopium #ysl #perfume #fragrance ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys - Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey


Luckily, Paul recommends the Zara Gardenia as an exact dupe for Black Opium. It’s only $17, so you’re getting a steal. .

If You Want To Smell Like Harry Styles…


Let’s all feign shock when we learn that Harry Styles’ cologne is the $175 Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. Surrounding all this DWD drama, it seems Harry is all we can talk about…so why not dupe his scent while we’re at it?


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Oakcha’s Torrid Day was inspired by Tom Ford’s cologne and has almost a full five star rating. At only $40, you’re saving a disgusting amount of money.

If You Love Juliette Has A Gun…

The minimalist perfume, Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume is known to be unlike any other. Using Cetalox as their main event, which is an ingredient normally used as a base note, this retails at $140.


@paulreactss @paulreactss finding a dupe for juliette has a gun not a perfume #juliettehasagun #notaperfume #perfume #fragrance ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys - Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey


What appears to be an exact replica is the Glossier You perfume. Curating to your natural pH, this perfume is said to smell different on everyone.

Let’s Smell Like Kylie Jenner 

I was in absolute, utter shock when I heard that Kylie Jenner wears body spray from Victoria’s Secret. The Coconut Passion Body Spray is apparently heavenly…and I sighed a happy sigh of relief when I saw it was only $20.


@paulreactss @paulreactss finding a dupe for the body spray kylie jenner uses #kyliejenner #coconutpassion #perfume #fragrance ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys - Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey


However, Paul found an exact duplicate…not necessarily in price, but for those who may have canceled Victoria’s Secret or want something stronger than a mist, Sabrina Carpenter’s Sweet Tooth is for you.

Your wallet doesn’t have to suffer if you want to smell good. It’s time to stop gatekeeping and start girl bossing.



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