Lady Million by Paco Rabanne has long since been one of my favourite scents. Provocative, delicious and oh so feminine with base notes of Patchouli and Honey, heart notes of Orange Flower and Jasmine Sambac, and top notes of Neroli, Bitter Orange and Raspberry. It’s one of the scents that is not only well recognised, but extremely popular, especially amongst the teens and twenties age bracket.
I haven’t owned the perfume for over a year now – instead opting for my favourite signature scent (more on that in another post coming soon). Anyway, this past week, I paid a visit to my new favourite bargain supermarket, Lidl. As I was wandering down one of the aisles, I came across a few perfume testers. One of the bottles reminded me so much of that bright gold packaging of Lady Million, so I decided to spray a little. I was super shocked to instantly be hit by the same scent as Lady Million! I couldn’t believe it – I practically danced down the aisle after finding this gorgeous scent and realising it was a dead ringer but for just £4.99 for 100ml rather than the £69 for 80ml that I’ve been so used to buying in the past by Paco Rabanne.Produced by La Rive, the brand is a dab hand at creating dupe fragrances, and I know they’ve also created dupes for perfumes such as Chloe. So, what are the pros and cons?
It’s an Eau de Parfum rather than Eau de Toilette so the scent is stronger
The scent doesn’t last as long on the skin so you’ll need to re-apply throughout the day
It’s not so easy to find – you have to drop on at the store so you’ll only manage to get it if it’s in stock. As far as I’m aware, you can’t order this online.
As you can see from the list, for me, the pros outweigh the cons. As the perfume is so cheap, I don’t actually mind having to re-apply it throughout the day, and I’m more than happy to decant a little into an atomiser to carry around in my handbag. I’m still pretty shocked by this discovery – to me, it smells EXACTLY the same which is just absolutely incredible.
Although I adore having true brands on my dressing table, I’m all for dupes and saving money where possible. It’s always great to discover a hidden gem. Have you found any bargain perfume dupes? Let me know in the comments!
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