This £9.99 fragrance has gone viral because it 'smells like designer perfume'

A video comparing cheap perfumes to designer scents has racked up more than a million views on TikTok

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Investing in a new beauty buy never fails to lift our spirits, whether that's investing in the best mascara on the market, or indulging in a new designer scent. 

While some wouldn't dream of deviating from their signature designer scent, others wouldn't turn down something that smelled similar if it was significantly cheaper, like this Chanel No 5 dupe. So it's no surprise that a recent video comparing bargain scents with designer fragrances has gone viral.

The video in question claims that Superdrug's Artiscent Atelier fragrances smell similar to designer brands has amassed more than 1M views and 100,000 likes on TikTok. As well as being super affordable at just £9.99 per bottle, all of the fragrances are vegan friendly – perfect if you're giving Veganuary a go.

According to the video, the Patchouli Passion scent is similar to Lancôme's La Vie Este Belle, while the Marine Riche is reminiscent of Diesel's Only The Brave. Watch the full video for yourself below.

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More fragrance dupes for you!! This time artiscent 🤍 #dupes #superdrug #fyp #foryoupage #strongertogether #fragrance

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Interested in trialling the bargain fragrances for yourself? Shop a selection of the Artiscent Atelier scents for yourself below.

Happy spritzing!

Artiscent Atelier Crème Fleur Eau de Parfum, £9.99, Superdrug (opens in new tab)

Artiscent Atelier Crème Fleur Eau de Parfum, £9.99, Superdrug (opens in new tab)

Notes of peach, mandarin, rose, musk, cedarwood and amber.

Artiscent Atelier Amber Envie Eau de Parfum, £9.99, Superdrug (opens in new tab)

Artiscent Atelier Amber Envie Eau de Parfum, £9.99, Superdrug (opens in new tab)

Notes of grapefruit, geranium, black pepper, amber, cedarwood and leather.

Artiscent Atelier Marine Riche Eau de Parfum, £9.99, Superdrug (opens in new tab)

Artiscent Atelier Marine Riche Eau de Parfum, £9.99, Superdrug (opens in new tab)

Notes of tangerine, apple, lemon, violet leaves, lavender, cedarwood and leather.

Artiscent Atelier Santal Fraiche Eau de Parfum, £9.99, Superdrug (opens in new tab)

Artiscent Atelier Santal Fraiche Eau de Parfum, £9.99, Superdrug (opens in new tab)

Notes of bergamot, green apple, geranium, cinnamon, amber and musk vanilla.

Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week. During her career she's interviewed some seriously famous faces, from Little Mix to Drag Race royalty The Vivienne, as well as chatting to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists.