Saying a particular perfume is cheap means different things to different people. Some people will consider it to mean the price of it to cost less than the name brands and other people will consider it to mean that the quality of the perfume is inferior. And still, other people will think it means both. We, on the other hand, have a different idea as to what actually constitutes a cheap perfume.
In our estimation, an inexpensive perfume is one that has the same quality of a name brand perfume or cologne but doesn’t cost a whole lot of money. Although you may be thinking that no such product exists in reality, we have actually found ten of them and listed them below. The following are high-quality perfumes that are also pretty inexpensive.
Best Cheap Perfumes
10Ariana Grande Ari Eau de Parfum
This scent was first launched in 2015 by the pop star Ariana Grande, and it would be an underestimate to say that it made a splash. This perfume comes in a beautiful bottle, but it’s not the design of its bottle which makes an impression. The fragrance in this bottle contains top notes of raspberry, grapefruit, and pear. It’s middle notes consist mainly of rose, lily-of-the-valley and vanilla orchid. Although all of these notes may be similar to the formulations of other cheap perfumes, it’s the base notes which really sets it apart. That’s because the base of this fragrance contains not only wood and musk notes, but it also has a touch of marshmallow. It’s a delicate and sweet perfume that really makes an impression.
9One Direction Our Moment
Floral, fruity and musky are just some of the adjectives you can use to describe One Direction Our Moment. This product has a moderate sillage and good longevity to it. Its top notes include red currant, pink grapefruit, and forest fruits. This perfume’s middle notes contain hints of jasmine and freesia, and this perfume’s base notes smell like a blend of woods, patchouli, and musk. Overall, it’s a well-balanced blend that isn’t overpowering. And unlike other inexpensive perfumes that are sold online and in stores, it doesn’t contain strong alcohol notes. Which makes this product a better perfume than its price would suggest.
8Katey Perry Killer Queen
Killer Queen is a perfume created by Katy Perry, and the first one she’s done in partnership with Coty. This perfume is named after the Queen song “Killer Queen” and we think it’s a suitable choice for this scent. That song talks about a strong, independent woman who captivates everyone and that’s exactly why it’s a suitable name for this fragrance. It’s got top notes of Bergamot and plum, middle notes of jasmine and celosia, and bottom notes of patchouli and praline. It’s an independent fragrance that immediately grabs your attention and never lets it go.
7Jessica Simpson Vintage Bloom
You wouldn’t expect a pop star to create a fragrance that could easily become a classic, but it does appear that Jessica Simpson managed to accomplish that feat with Vintage Bloom. This perfume is a call back to the floral fragrances of the past, and it is one of the best smelling perfumes in its price range. This scent has lemon/lime top notes, middle notes that contain raspberry blooms and peony. At its base sit only two notes, musk, and sandalwood, and they do a good job of bringing this whole fragrance together. It’s a perfume that’s destined to become a classic with time.
6Just Me Paris Hilton
This perfume was launched in 2005 and is basically what you would have if you were able to magically turn Paris Hilton into a fragrance. This cheap perfume is a sweet, powdery fragrance that’s a cocktail of flowers and fruit. It’s uppermost notes, the ones that strike the nose first, contain raspberry, pink pepper, and Bergamot. Its heart contains notes of white rose, freesia, and iris. And finally, the base upon which the entire perfume is based contains earthy scents of Tahitian vanilla, sandalwood, and musk. This scent isn’t all that subtle, but it’s quite a delicious fragrance and it has a youthful vibe to it.
5Katy Perry Meow Eau De Parfum
Although we imagine that some women will be turned off by the design of this perfume’s bottle, which is a whimsical cat shape, its contents will probably win them over. That’s because this fragrance has a blend of fruit and florals that is light, airy and quite positive. The whole foundation of this perfume rests upon vanilla, amber, and sandalwood, and it’s this base that lifts up the rest of the scent profile. Its top notes reveal the fruity fragrant scents of pear, tangerine, and jasmine. The middle notes contain honeysuckle and African orange flower. It’s truly a scent that’s inspired and playful.
4Love Struck By Vera Wang
Love Struck by Vera Wang is both a classic scent designed for women with conventional tastes and a youthful fragrance designed for free-spirits. How can a perfume be both? It does it with its unique scent profile that’s made up of fruity top notes, its flowery heart notes and is earthy base notes. On top, the wearer will smell Mandarin orange, guava, and angelica. In its middle, notes of lotus and tuberose dominate, although a little bit of the angelica continues to make its presence known. When that has finished, the perfume then settles down into wood and musk scents.
3Live Luxe By Jennifer Lopez
The bottle of this fragrance is almost as exciting as the perfume inside of it. While the bottle has a unique design and contains plenty of colors, the perfume in it is very much a fresh and fruity scent. The first notes it radiates are those of peach, melon, and pear. The next notes to come to the surface are lily-of-the-valley and honeysuckle. And what’s left after the top and heart notes fade are this perfume’s quiet base notes. Notes which contain scents of vanilla, musk, and amber. Although it only has a moderate sillage, it’s got good longevity that lasts longer than even some of the expensive perfumes.
2Beyonce Heat By Beyonce For Women
This fragrance by Beyonce is very much like the Queen Bee herself. It’s mysterious, sensual and elegant. That’s because it’s created with a unique blend of scents that work in perfect unison to create an inexpensive perfume that seems like it’s more expensive than it actually is. The top notes of this fragrance include whiffs of peach, neroli, orchid, and magnolia. The notes found in its middle include almond, musk, and honeysuckle. At its very base, are subtle notes of amber and Tonka bean—two exciting fragrances which do an amazing job of holding all of the other notes in line.
1Curious by Britney Spears for Women
This cheap perfume comes in a blue diamond shaped bottle, and it’s marketed towards millennials who are looking for a scent that’s energetic, sensual and effervescent. And that’s exactly what this scent provides. It’s a combination of notes that simply can’t be found in other perfumes. This fragrance has top notes of lotus, pear, and magnolia. Its middle notes are awash with notes of jasmine and tuberose, and it’s base notes have a not so subtle blend of white musk, sandalwoods, and of course, vanilla. All of which makes this perfume by a pop icon one worth checking out.