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.
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.