I hope you are enjoying June! Isn’t it crazy how fast half a year can go it feels like yesterday I was unwrapping Christmas presents now we are well and truely in summer!
Anywho, I am super excited to be doing this post today as this companies products are amazing!I am always open to trying new things and as a savvy saver I love a bargain. Unfortunately when it comes to my taste in perfume I seem to only like high end smells (Apart from CKin2U which has been my go to since I was about 12) Anyway my boyfriends dad, like me loves high end aftershave creed aventus being his favourite. With a price tag of £170 for 50ml buying this as a gift or even purchasing for yourself seems super crazy unless you’re rolling in money. This is when we happened to stumble upon Eden Perfumes.
Who are Eden Perfumes?
Great question, these guys are a family run, vegan, cruelty free perfume store which originated from Brighton, they now have a second shop in West London. They make organic perfumes with similar smells to big named brands at a fraction of the cost. They only make Eau de Parfum rather than Eau De Toilette which is supposed to be the stronger, longer lasting of the two.
What’s the Cost?
30ml £18.00New £15.00Refill
50ml £24.00New £20.00
100ml £30.00 Refill … I couldn’t seem to find a price for first time purchases I am assuming this is because you can only buy these in store.
Do they actually smell the same?
So J’s dad was the test rabbit with the first bottle and I was so impressed with how similar they were especially when it works out £126 cheaper! I decided to invest as well and see if this was the case with their other perfumes so I purchased one similar to Eros by Versace (507) and Olympia by Paco Robban (491) both smelt similar to the originals as I asked every person I came in contact with. My mum actually preferred the dupe to Olympia (491) over the original.
As time has gone on and I have had both of the dupes for 3/4months I have noticed that there is a slight change from how they smelt originally and how they smell now. I wouldn’t say it is that obvious and if you are planning to use the perfume on a daily basis then I don’t think it would be an issue. My only reason for noting the change was due to a night out where I applied the original before going out and then reapplying the dupe on the night out, the dupe had definatly lost the sweetness it originally had.
- Cheaper for high end perfumes and aftershaves
- Smells nearly identical to your favourite branded perfumes
- Cruelty free
- Refills are available meaning less waste.
- For some of the lower ended perfumes and aftershaves it is more expensive
- Bottles no bigger that 100ml
- After a while the smell begins to change
Where can you buy them?
If you follow this link it will take you straight to their homepage where you are greeted by a search bar. In this just type in your favourite perfume or aftersahve and it will give you their most similar fragrance. Once you have decided that you are going to take the plunge select a size and purchase. As I am UK based postage was very speedy and did not cost too much. I know they do deliver worldwide,however I am unsure of the costs so obviously this is something you will need to factor in if purchasing from them.
As you can see from the price list they offer a refill service meaning you can send your bottle back when it is at an end and they will refill it for a discounted rate.
So the bottles are a little drab and they’re never going to look as pretty as the real Versace bottle, however for the price and and original smell I cannot fault them. I will defiantly be getting my bottles refilled and though I may keep the real perfumes for special occasions at least I will be able to smell expensive everyday.
Have you tried Eden Perfumes? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.