Save vs Splurge: Perfumes
Shopping for a new perfume is exciting; it can feel like a real treat, with so many to choose from. However, sometimes your budget can rear its ugly head and limit you before you’ve even started looking. At Perfume Direct, our huge range of perfumes has something for everyone, whether you’re ready to splurge a small fortune on the ultimate designer perfume or you’d rather spend less but still smell amazing.
Here are some of our favourite perfumes that won’t break the bank, alongside some that are definitely worth splurging the extra cash on!
Splurge on Tom Ford
Treat yourself to a perfume that is popular for good reason. Tom Ford Velvet Orchid was released in 2014, with a stunning oriental-floral fragrance that is both bold and elegant. With opening notes of bergamot, rum and honey, Velvet Orchid has a floral heart of jasmine, orchid, rose oil and orange blossom. The fragrance sits on a smooth, woody base with added vanilla for good measure.
Tom Ford’s perfumes are known for iconic blends and a hint of grandeur, with Velvet Orchid being no exception. It’s one of the most suited fragrances for special occasions, or when you want to leave a lasting impression.
Save on Jimmy Choo Illicit
For an alluring and sparkling fragrance that won’t have you feeling guilty about the price tag, Jimmy Choo Illicit hits the jackpot. It is described as a unique fragrance experience, and is a best-seller from a brand that is already well-known for its shoes and accessories.
With notes of ginger and bitter orange, Illicit has a floral heart of rose, jasmine and orange blossom. Its base is where its distinctive style comes in, with amber, honey, caramel and vanilla blended with woody notes. It is a tantalising perfume that will make the perfect accessory for your evenings.
Splurge on Guerlain
Launched in 2017, Mon Guerlain by Guerlain was inspired by modern femininity, bringing fresh and floral notes together with an oriental, spicy twist. With depth and strength, Mon Guerlain is a real treat if you’re looking for something a little different to add to your fragrance collection.
With familiar notes of rose, iris and jasmine, the perfume also has Tahitian vanilla, liquorice and coumarin to bring a warm sweetness to the scent. Housed in Guerlain’s iconic bottle, it is a radiant perfume that will quickly become your signature.
Save on Burberry Touch
Burberry has long been known as the ultimate British brand, founder of the trench coat and that inimitable checked pattern. For a modern scent that has remained popular since the early 2000s, Burberry Touch can be worn for any occasion thanks to its soft, floral notes.
Opening with a unique blend of fruity notes such as orange, blackberry and cranberry, Burberry Touch has a floral heart. Peony, lily and jasmine sit alongside raspberry and peach for a delicate scent, while the perfume’s base gives a woody, balanced finish with vanilla, oakmoss and green almond. It is an easy to wear fragrance that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
Splurge on Penhaligon’s
Penhaligon’s has been creating fragrances since the 1800s and has become a master in capturing the intangible. Penhaligon’s Blasted Bloom is the ultimate example, capturing nature itself in a bottle. It has been inspired by the wild elements of the British landscape, with rugged lands and dramatic oceans.
Opening with notes of wild berries and sea water, Blasted Bloom transforms with a heart of English rose, pink pepper and hawthorn. The fragrance finishes on a perfect base of cedar and moss. It is a crisp, aromatic perfume that somehow perfectly captures a coastal walk by the cliffs.
Save on Dolce & Gabbana
Capturing a slightly different landscape, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue is a tribute to the Mediterranean. It captures the essence of hazy summer days, with a fresh, floral scent that you can take anywhere.
Opening with lemon and Granny Smith apple, the heart notes are a unique combination of jasmine, bamboo and white rose. Sitting on a woody base of cedar and amber, it is a warming but fresh perfume that transports you to a carefree destination. Take nature and summer with you, without needing to buy a plane ticket.