I decided we should use a mixture of Eden Perfumes and Floral Street perfumes to give us a better chance of finding our replacements. Here’s a reminder of what we want to find dupes for.
Oud by The Body Shop (as they no longer stock it)
1 Million by Paco Rabanne.
Heat by Beyonce
Deep Red by Hugo Boss (I already have a fairly good one from Floral Street)
Opium by YSL
Burberry Woman (the bloke noticed this on someone and asked what it was)
Treasure by Eden Perfumes mixed with Wonderland Peony by Floral street replicates Beyonce Heat pretty well.
Electric Rhubarb by Floral street – which I was sure would be similar to Heat – was fun but had no depth to it, no projection at all and then faded into oblivion after 15 minutes!
Wonderland Peony by Floral Street is a deep, spicy replacement for Hugo Boss, Deep Red with Treasure by Eden being similar but lighter.
Black Orchid by Floral Street very similar to Opium by YSL but a little lighter.
No luck with the random Burberry one unfortunately.
Million Dollar Man by Eden Perfumes is pretty close to 1 Million.
Oud Wood by Eden Perfumes is the perfect replacement for The Body Shop Oud, we are both thrilled!
I can’t even remember how many perfumes I’ve tried at this point but it’s meant that I’ve found some new unexpected favourites.
Wild Vanilla Orchid by Floral Street smells like freshly baked fruit pie. So comforting and natural. It reminds me a little of the original Angel by Thierry Mugler but no where near as sickly.
Virgin Waters by Eden Perfumes smells how a Piña colada cocktail tastes. I have to resist the urge to drown myself in this everyday, the perfume I mean…possibly.
Well, even if I wear perfume every time I leave the house, I don’t think I’ll need to buy any more for decades! Now, I also have lots of handbag/washbag sized ones.
Which out of all of the above do you want to try?