Fragrance is a definite weakness of mine; however some higher end perfumes can take a significant chunk out of my bank balance. I’d heard from a relative that Lidl had created a few of their own fragrances, one of which was being hailed as a dupe for one my most worn perfumes Hugo Boss Orange. At only £3.99 for a 50ml eau de parfum, I decided to give it a whirl.
The exterior packaging already gives a nod to Boss Orange due to the classic white and orange design. The bottle itself is very minimalist with a clear glass bottle and sleek metal lid. Whilst it wouldn’t make a statement sitting on your dressing table, the sturdiness of the bottle itself makes it ideal for your handbag.
The scent has top notes of orange blossom and is quite zingy and strong upon first application, however does wear down to its softer base notes of sandalwood and vanilla. The fragrance lasted around 5 hours on my skin which is unheard of from a budget fragrance (although, of course, fragrance does wear differently on everyone) and caused no irritation. It’s a very fresh and generally easy to wear scent. One friend wouldn’t even believe me when I said it was from Lidl!
In comparison to Hugo Boss Orange, I must say that it really is hard to tell the difference as far as fragrance goes. Boss Orange does last slightly longer on the skin, which is to be expected, but for the price comparison the odd touch up is acceptable. Whilst the Lidl offering costs a mere £3.99, a 50ml bottle of Boss Orange would cost around £44.50, meaning a total saving of £40.51!
Hugo Boss Orange can be purchased here // “Suddenly Diamonds” can be purchased from your local Lidl supermarket.
Would you wear a £3.99 fragrance?