If you’re reading this right now, it’s safe to assume you’ve experienced finding the fragrance of your dreams, only to discover a heartbreaking prize tucked away in the corner of the package. Maybe you, like me, put your find back on the shelf, but couldn’t get the image out of your head. What if I told you that the designer fragrances adorning the vanities of content creators and celebrities you’ve encountered don’t always live up to the hype? What if that price tag kept you from emptying your bank account only to discover that your chosen eau de perfume, toilette or oil has little to no sillage after you leave a room?
Take it from me: It’s always a good idea to know what you’re in for before you reach for your wallet. Do not be afraid! I’ve gone through my personal fragrance collection and rounded up all the luxurious yet inexpensive scents that I can’t get enough of with the reviews to back them up. If you want to see which ones made the list, read on!