Whether you’re looking for an exclusive scent (with the price tag to match) or just want to smell great on a budget, check out our favourite scents

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Smelling great is important to us. These are our team’s favourite scents, from everyday sprays to those special occasion perfumes:

Great taste doesn’t have a price tag. Our favourite perfumes range from budget buys to luxury perfumes. What do they have in common? They all smell divine!

Budget perfumes for less than R200

For most people, the word ‘perfume’ drips with budget-breaking extravagance. While you may want to smell that way, you definitely don’t have to pay for it.

Fine Fragrance Collections is inspired by popular high-end perfumes and retails for less than R200 a bottle! These perfumes smell just like their expensive counterparts. If you’ve got expensive taste and a tight budget, these perfumes are a double win for you.

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The Body Shop also offers a large range of perfumed body mists that are easy on the pocket and pack a high-quality punch. The Indian Night Jasmine Fragrance Mist is a firm favourite in our team. It smells exotic and feminine, and there’s also the option of layering in your fragrance with the body wash and body lotion. Yes, it smells that great.

Mid-range perfumes less than R500

If you are looking for something more elegant, Avon Rare Pearls is a good choice. This fragrance lasts up to eight hours, which makes it worth every budget-friendly penny.

 

We also love Justine’s Bella – a floriental scent with delicate notes of peach and orange blossom.

For the brand conscious who are looking for a statement scent, Tommy Hilfiger Girl Now and Elizabeth Arden White Tea are right up your ally. Both scents are distinctly feminine, and when used just right, leave a great impression with anyone who comes your way.

Our favourite under R500 fragrances for summer

EDT (eau de toilette) scents have a less concentrated fragrance than EDPs (eau de perfume). The EDT alternative is perfectly matched with strong perfumes like Revlon’s Unforgettable. This option means you get the best of the perfume with less intensity – and for less money!

 

Luxury perfumes over R500

Treat yourself with one of these luxe perfumes. The best thing about them (aside from the fact that they obviously smell great) is that they have the All4Women beauty team’s stamp of approval.

Once opened, perfume can last up to two and a half years. So if you love the scent and use it sparingly, a luxury perfume could find its way into your beauty cupboard, even if you’re on a budget.

These are our favourites

Diptyque Do Son

Dior Addict

Paco Rabbane Lady Million

Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue

Guerlain Idylle

Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey