7 dupes for your favourite discontinued fragrances
Dry your eyes mate, there’s plenty more fish in the sea
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / September 13 2021
There is no pain quite like falling in love with a fragrance, only to find that it’s gone and been discontinued.
Now before you start trolling outlet stores trying to find every last precious drop of that good good, we’ve got some great news – we’ve found a few dupes of your favourite discontinued spritzes for you to sample first.
Call it coincidence or kizmet, these seven fragrance dupes smell awfully similar to some scents that you already know and love – enjoy!
Moschino Toy 2 EDP / Byredo Blanche EDP
Miss the floral, woody musk mix of Moschino Toy 2? Byredo’s Blanche should do the trick. With notes of white blooms, blonde woods, musk and sandalwood, this scent is rich, fresh, sweet and warm in all the right ways.
$217 at MECCA
Dior Midnight Poison / Yves Saint Laurent Elle EDP
Though Yves Saint Laurent may boast a slightly more floral bouquet than the citrus-heavy fragrance blend synonymous with Dior Midnight Poison, those crucial base notes of patchouli and amber are emphatically present. Divine.
$109.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Marc Jacobs Decadence / Huda Beauty Kayali Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper 25 EDP Intense
Spicy yet sweet, it’s honestly very hard to determine the difference between these two offerings based on scent alone. Saffron and Bulgarian rose add a definitive aromatic flair to both perfumes but it’s the heady base notes of patchouli, woods, amber and musk that make these fragrances feel more like a dessert than a beauty buy.
$152 at Sephora
Elizabeth & James Nirvana White EDP / Stella by Stella McCartney
If you’re a fan girl for the powdery, musky-yet-fresh, floral vibe that Elizabeth & James Nirvana White had going on, then you should probably pick up a bottle of Stella by Stella McCartney at your local Chemist Warehouse. The shared notes of rose and peony link the two scents, but unlike E & J’s musky dry-down, Stella offers a distinctly warm amber finish that’s comforting and sexy all at the same time.
$29.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Shiseido Féminité de bois / Serge Lutens Feminite Du Bois EDP
Ironically enough, these two fragrances were created by the same nose – Christopher Sheldrake. Meaning, you’d be hard-pressed to find a dupe quite as spot on as one created by the master perfumer himself. While Shiseido featured notes of honey and beeswax for that sweet touch, Lutens’ version of the potently warm and spicy potion focuses on luxurious notes of benzoin, musk, ginger, vanilla, plum and a bountiful bouquet of exotic white florals to boot.
$213 at Myer
Chloe Love Chloe / Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione EDP
Stunning notes of iris, musk and lilac stand out when you indulge in a sniff of Chloe Love Chloe – well they did, when we could get our hands on the stuff. These days we’re reaching for Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione to satiate our hunger, though we have to say the powdery finish of this spritz adds a layer to the experience that we weren’t getting from the OG – there’s always a silver lining kids.
$39.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Ma Dame Jean Paul Gaultier EDT / Lilac 4711 EDC
Originally created by master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, Ma Dame by Jean Paul Gaultier featured notes of orange, grenadine and musk to create a distinctly sweet, juicy and fruity fragrance. Lilac on the other hand is centralised around blooming notes of lilac (like, duh), while notes of musk, sandalwood, peach and bergamot sweeten and deepen the scent further for a slightly woodier, greener experience than JPG’s Ma Dame.
was $46 now $28 at StrawberryNET
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.