Scentsational: The Best Perfumes For Every Budget

As author C. Joybell C. puts it “You are never fully dressed without perfume”. Whether you like floral, something bohemian, or are all about the edge, there is always a scent to suit you. Read our perfume reviews to find one that fits your budget (there’s a fragrance for every pocket too).

Scents for Her

 Perfume_For_Every_Budget_For_Women_Fashion_StyleThe Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose Launched in 2013, this is a beautiful addition to The Body Shop’s White Musk family. The fresh yet sultry fragrance is a versatile option for daywear as well as night and is cruelty-free too! If you want an exclusive scent on a limited budget, this bottle is your best bet. INR 1395 onwards. 

Calvin Klein Euphoria Launched in 2005, Euphoria is for the modern, sexy and chic woman (as described by CK itself). With balanced notes of pomegranate, lotus, amber, and mahogany among others, it serves the purpose of both night and day with equal grace and lasts a solid six hours. INR 3000 onwards.

Nina Ricci L’Air Du Temps Princess Diana’s favourite perfume is an absolute classic! L’Air Du Temps is known for its unmistakeable scent, a sophisticated fragrance concocted with carnation, rosewood, sandal, and spices. A must-have for perfume lovers. INR 4500 approx.

Dior Poison This one beats the all! The iconic Dior Poison is among the world’s bestselling perfumes. With a rich blend of spicy, fruity and amber notes (coriander, berries, tuberose) mixed with honey and opoponax, the sensual scent is ideal for evenings and edgy, glamorous looks.  INR 8,500.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Jacques Polge, Chanel’s perfumer since 1978, created this iconic perfume to capture the spirit of Coco Chanel herself. We’re glad to say this one is as iconic as it gets. The alluring blend of orange with mimosa, Turkish rose, patchouli, and vetiver will transform you in a splash. INR 8,900 onwards.

Scents for Him

 Perfume_For_Every_Budget_For_Men_Fashion_StyleOne Million by Paco Rabanne Perfumes for men are often on the strong and harsh side, but not this one. A pleasantly light perfume, One Million boasts a fresh fragrance—suitable for day and night—composed of grapefruit, mint, blond leather, amber. Brilliant in price and quality, we say YES to this one. INR 1,800 onwards.

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Unlike the last one, this one is strong. Very strong! Gucci Guilty Pour Homme is the masculine counterpart to the brand’s popular Guilty range for women. Created by Jasques Huciler, this fragrance is composed with notes of lavender, lemon, cedar, and patchouli. This one’s for the charmers. INR 3,900 approx.

Armani Code by Giorgio Armani Created by Antoine Lie, Antoine Maisondieu and Clement Gavarry, Armani Code was the winner of 2006 FiFi’s fragrance of the year. The spicy Oriental fragrance is masculine blending notes like bergamot, star anise, olive blossom, leather, and tonka bean never fails to make an impression. INR 4,000 onwards.

Images: Blue Scandal; Champel; Feel Unique; Macy’s; Perfumery; Peter’s of Kensington; The Body Shop India.

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