Short of Cash? But Like New Perfume? Try This


I always feel so ridiculously pleased with myself when I find a low cost perfume that is actually GOOD.  I always want to share it since I am a firm believer in the adage that smelling good should be affordable for all, regardless of budget. Forgive my smugness, but yesterday my Amazon package arrived containing a 50ml bottle of Coty Chanson D’Eau and a matching body spray.  It smells amazing and it cost me the grand total of 2.99GBP plus 1.95 P&P.

A great perfume under a fiver?  It can be done. They’re practically giving this away and because it’s Coty, you know it’s not made by some cowboy outfit.

According to Fragrantica Chanson D’Eau opens with Orange, Basil and Lavender and beds down into Mango, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Tonka Bean.

Image However, according to IScentYouADay, it smells like  Ô de Lancome’s thrifty cousin.  Whilst the quality is thinner, and there’s no mossy finish like Ô de Lancome , It smells like a retro green eau de cologne with a powdery, soapy citrus finish.  It is immensely refreshing and the longevity is not at all bad when you consider the price.

I get Green notes, Oranges, Lemons, and Bergamot from it, and at this price I can afford to use liberally.  It’s especially suited to those summer days when you need something sharp to cut through the heat, but it’s also great in Winter after a shower.

I have never seen it in a shop, but it’s readily available on Amazon and I will be stocking up. When perfume is this good, and this cheap, they usually stop making it, just to annoy me.

4 thoughts on “Short of Cash? But Like New Perfume? Try This”

  1. Dearest Iscent
    The thrifty cousin of O (I wish I knew, or could be bothered to learn how to insert circumflexes)? Now that does sound like a January treat, I shall go and spray myself with limes and contemplate a purchase.
    Thank you for being our lady of the bargain bins.. oh, that didn;t sound as complimentary as I meant it to. I’m sure you know what I mean!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  2. What a super tip! This sounds like the perfect perfume to pack for a summer holiday – refreshing as all get-out but you won’t cry if it all leaks in your suitcase. Personally, having been introduced to the practice by French friends, in hot weather I love to refresh myself with a good drenching in Eau de Cologne halfway through the afternoon when I get sticky. Would it be tip-top for that?

    1. It’s perfect for that. It’s kind of a demi league above the divine 4711 as it has some lasting power, not much, but you’d get a few hours out of it.

      It’s very clean, green and citrussy and a perfect cheer me up scent, especially since you get change from three quid!

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