“If I were rich I would wear the best fragrances ever made…”
There is a close association between perfumes and luxury in our society. The most expensive perfumes are sold with a 1 million dollars price tag for a bottle (DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle is a good exemple).
And do you know why they can sell perfumes at this price? Well, perfumes are truly the only “magic wand” that can instantly makes you more attractive without any effort.
Thank god, we don’t have to spend that much money to buy some of the best perfumes in the world. So, if you want to buy yourself a bottle or offer it as a gift regarding your budget this guide is for you.
As fragrances are a very personal thing, we invite you to smell perfumes before buying.
Cheap but qualitative perfumes
Montblanc individual or how to get a niche fragrance on a budget. This perfume cost around 30$ and smells like Creed’s Original Santal which is a 350$ perfume.
You would think that Montblanc has copied Creed’s formula but in fact, Montblanc individuel has been released first.
Main notes are : sandalwood, raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, lavender, pineapple and cinnamon.
A very clean and aromatic fresh scent, good sillage and longevity. You can wear it in every environments.
It clearly deserves a “best bang for your buck” award.
Simply one of the best budget fragrance for summer! Davidoff cool water is a classic since the 90’s. Very “fresh out the shower” perfume it’ll remind you a cool summer at the beach with a fresh breeze. Only downside, longevity is not that good.
Main notes are : sea water, lavender, mint, rosemary, oak moss
At 28$ for 4.2 oz you can’t go wrong with this perfume.
Not the best fragrance in our guide but definitely the cheapest one.
For 23$ you’ll get a decent musk, floral and citrusy fragrance with good sillage and longevity.
Main notes are : Musk, cyclamen, kumquat, coriander, cinnamon and brazilian rosewood.
If you don’t want to spent too much on perfumes this bottle is for you.
2. Best perfumes on a 50 to 100$ price range
Dior Sauvage is one of the most easily complimented perfume a man can wear.
Very fresh and noble fragrance, very versatile, for all seasons, day or night, casual-to-formal fragrance with good longevity and sillage.
Main notes are : Ambroxan, bergamot, pepper, lavender, cedar and patchouli.
Just spray it and wait for compliments.
One of the best summer fragrance ever made. Very fresh and aquatic fragrance. Spray it, close your eyes and it will remind you the hot summer, holidays at the beach and the sea.
That’s how powerful Acqua Di Gio Profumo is.
Main notes are : Sea notes, bergamot, patchouli, rosemary, sage and geranium.
Excellent sillage and longevity, very versatile, you can wear it at work or for summer evenings/nights.
This perfume is the ultimate winter weapon. Perfumer Olivier Polge strikes again with one of the best winter fragrance.
Spray it, close your eyes “et voilà”, you’re in cabin on a mountain, it’s snowing outside and you don’t care because you’re in front of a fireplace with your loved ones.
Main notes are : Cinnamon, pepper, tobacco, leather.
Strong longevity and powerful projection, you definitely want to wear it in automne/winter.
One of the best compliments grabber for winter.
3. Best Niche perfume
Let me introduce you to the king of fragrance, CREED aventus. This guy is a champion but a very pricey one at 268$ for 1.7 oz bottle.
Very classy and mature fragrance, very good for work or formal occasion all year round.
Excellent sillage and longevity.
Main notes are : Pineapple, birch, musk, apple, black currant, bergamot, patchouli and oak moss.
Of course the price is high, but it’s price of originality, no other perfume smells like CREED aventus.
A way less expensive alternative to Aventus is ARMAF CLUB DE NUIT INTENSE, at 39$ for 3.6 oz you’ll get a decent clone of Creed’s best seller.
Is Aventus overpriced for a perfume? Well, I’ll let you tell us in the comments below.