Yes, you read that title correctly. Chanel dupes for under £10! Today, I’m going to talk a little bit about these two fantastic fragrances I picked up recently that cost a mere £6.99 each! You’ll never guess where they’re from…
As I mentioned briefly in my last post, I recently stumbled across some fantastic dupes for high-end beauty products, at seriously low prices, from none other than Aldi! (No, really.)
I probably need to be honest here with you, I’ve never tried Chanel No.5 or Coco Mademoiselle myself, mainly because I’m not made of money – but other websites, who actually know what they’re talking about, say that these Aldi fragrances are Chanel dead-ringers.
Lacura 5th Element – The Chanel No.5 Dupe
At a mere £6.99, this is way cheaper than the real thing’s £110 price tag. As I said, I’ve never tried Chanel No.5, not having the money (or class, probably) but upon the first sniff, I immediately said ‘this smells like Grandmas’… Make of that what you will. Chanel No.5 is a perfume that harks ALL back to 1921, so it’s obviously going to have a more ‘retro’ scent.
The Lacura 5th Element fragrance lasts all day. Longer than many other perfumes I own that are far more expensive. I’m impressed if we’re being honest. Seriously, seriously impressed. I might not love the scent that much, but I’m sold on this dupe because of the price and how much of a good job they’ve done at longevity and ripping off many aspects of the original, from the monochrome box, to the design of the bottle itself.
If you’re thinking of treating yourself to some No.5 this Christmas, give this a try first and see if you can’t save some serious cash.
Lacura Feminie – The Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Dupe
This £6.99 Coco Mademoiselle dupe is right up my street. Again, it lasts ALL day with just a couple of spritzes. It’s a much more modern scent than the 5th Element/No.5 one. I wish I could describe it properly, but I am terrible at picking up the different layers and ‘notes’ of a fragrance. While it’s quite a polarising way to view them, I just think perfumes either smell nice or they don’t; the simple creature that I am.
The box is pink this time, and so is the fragrance itself – just like Coco Mademoiselle is! So, I think that’s proof that Aldi is incredibly good at ripping off high-end products, right down to every aspect of the design.
You also get 100ml of Feminie in a bottle, which would set you back £110 if you were splashing out on Coco Mademoiselle instead! Over a hundred pounds versus £6.99. It’s a no-brainer really, isn’t it?
Both of these perfumes have been on sale in Aldi (honestly) for the past week, so if you can still find one or two in your local store, I’d definitely recommend picking one up! (Sadly, they’ve already sold out online.) If you’re lucky enough to grab one, they’d even make a fantastic stocking filler, wouldn’t they?
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