Perfume can be expensive – very expensive in fact – and if you’re the type of woman who enjoys wearing it in your everyday life, it can quickly become one of your most luxurious purchases. That said, there are a number of ways you can smell seductively succulent for pennies, and we are about to discuss them in this article. Have a read and let us know in the comments how many of these you plan on trying.
Try Before You Buy
If you purchase your perfume from a department store, it’s likely that you’ll be able to try the perfumes on offer before making a decision to buy one. Not only will this save you from purchasing a scent that you’re not overly keen on, but it will also leave you smelling seductively succulent on the day of your visit. You can also leverage free fragrance samples from online websites such as Just Freebies. These will be sent through the post to you, giving you plenty of different fragrant options for just the cost of shipping.
Check Out Daily Deal Sites
Daily deal sites like Living Social and Groupon often have offers on health and beauty products – perfume included. Some of these sites also allow you to use coupon codes enabling you to save even more on an already great deal. During our research, we found deals of up to 70% off designer makes like Paco Rabanne, Dior, Burberry, and Calvin Klein. Both men and women’s perfume deals can be found on these sites, and many also enable you to sign up for newsletter updates so you’ll never miss out.
Holiday sales and events like Black Friday are another great time to pick up perfume for pennies. Again, you can often find discounts for as much as 70% off during these events, making them a good time to stock up if you can afford to. Make use of any coupons you have on top, and you’ll save even more. Research has shown that the best time to pick up perfume at a discount is just after Christmas and Valentine’s Day. So, if your loved one wants to buy you a gift, ask for a gift card for a perfume store or ask them to wait until the sales and buy double the amount.
Shop the Discount Stores
Retail stores like Burlington Coat Factory, Home Goods, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx all sell a variety of perfumes, even from the leading designer brands. While they won’t necessarily have the same range that a department store or online perfume store will have, the main benefit is that you can pick up fragrances for a fraction of the cost you’ll find them elsewhere. In fact, you can expect to find fragrances for 30%-60% of the RRP if you shop at the stores mentioned above.
Check Out Smell-Alikes
While everyone has their favorite brand of designer perfume, it’s not always realistic to splash the cash when you wear the scent every day. To combat this, there are now a number of smell-alike fragrances which, while not an exact match, are designed to smell very similar to the big designer brands. These often have a similar packaging style too to help you work out which designer brand they are similar to. One thing to consider here is that the scents do tend to be a bit weaker, so you may need to spritz yourself more often. However, when they cost a fraction of the price, this is a small sacrifice to make.
Can you think of any more tips? Let us know in the comments below.