This Le Labo Santal 33 dupe is $40 at Chemist Warehouse

The fragrance lords have smiled upon us

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / June 18 2024

There's little we love more than an A+ perfume dupe here at BEAUTYcrew.

The combination of delicious fragrances and palatably low prices really just hits us in that sweet spot y’know?

We’re still reeling after discovering that Ariana Grande’s $50 Cloud perfume is the perfect Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe (and that it’s Hailey Bieber’s go-to spritz to boot). 

And while we were convinced that this was merely a fluke and a one-off, it turns out we were wrong.

Because apparently JLo’s latest fragrance, Jennifer Lopez One Eau De Parfum ($39.99 at Chemist Warehouse) is an unnervingly convincing dupe for the cult-favourite Le Labo Santal 33 ($433 at MECCA).

Le Labo Santal 33

Jennifer Lopez One

But it’s no mere coincidence that the two fragrances smell similar.

In fact, according to The Cut, Lopez actually bulk orders the Le Labo Santal 26 candle (AKA the home fragrance that inspired the brand’s iconic perfume), sometimes ordering anywhere between 100 to 200 units of the burner at a time. Interesting

It now makes complete sense that the scent profiles for Lopez’s new One perfume and Santal 33 are in fact extremely similar.

Le Labo’s Santal 33 is a notoriously woody fragrance with notes of Australian sandalwood, cedarwood, leather, cardamon, iris, and musk.

As for JLo’s One? It doesn’t stray far from the iconic formula it’s inspired by, with pink pepper, jasmine, patchouli, amber, sandalwood, moss crystal and suede rounding out the fragrance dupe. 

And considering Le Labo’s exxy price tag, we owe a lot to Lopez’s raging obsession with the scent, as her own version comes in at just a tenth of the price.  Talk about savings...

More Le Labo Santal 33 dupes...


#1/ Who Is Elijah His Her 50ml, $99 at The Iconic

This Australian-made EDP shares the same sandalwood and musk notes you love about Santal, blended with a fresh green burst. Consider it a spring take on the classic favourite.

#2/ Clean Reserve Sel Santa 50ml, $69.99 at Chemist Warehouse

This one is a slightly lighter, more citrus-leaning version of Santal 33. It's ideal for those who love the powerful feeling of a woody fragrance, only less heady.

#3/ Designer Brands The Lab, NYC (EDP), $12.99 at Designer Brands

Unafraid to call a spade a spade, the description of this fragrance is quite literally 'inspired by Santal 33'. Only those with a clever nose will be able to spot the difference.

Main image credit: @lelabofragrances

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Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).