Posted on: January 4, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

If you’ve landed here, you’re a huge fragrance fan like us. However, perfumes can often verge into investment territory and leave a dent in your bank account. Which is why perfume dupes are so popular, allowing you to bag an inspired scent at a fraction of the cost of a luxury fragrance. You’ll no doubt know that Zara perfume dupes are amongst the most popular for smelling expensive, but did you know Zara’s big sister, Massimo Dutti, also has some designer-inspired scents?

We often shop Massimo Dutti for expensive-looking pieces for our wardribe, so it’s no surprise that the brands line of fragrances are equally as chic. The bottles themselves look designer, and I can confirm that the juice inside these bottles is just as expensive-looking. Between the £40-£60 mark, Massimo Dutti’s perfumes are a little more expensive than Zara’s, but millilitre for millilitre, they work out great value when compared to the designer fragrances that smell similar. They’re great perfumes in their own right, but if you’re curious, I’ve ranked the best Massimo perfume dupes that smell designer.

Key Notes: Bergamot, tagetes, marigold, cassis, tulip, orange blossom, cyclamen, cedarwood, sandalwood, barley and musk. We’re starting off strong with what might be Massimo Dutti’s best perfume, which according to the internet, smells very similar to Byredo’s iconic and editor-loved Bal D’Afrique—at a fraction of the cost.

Key Notes: Amalfi lemon, tagetes, blackcurrant, bergamot, African orange flower, violet, cyclamen and jasmine, vetiver, musk, amber and Virginia cedar.

Key Notes: Basil, grapefruit, citron, cardamom, green apple, jasmine, sandalwood, patchouli, leather, vetiver, tonka bean and musk. Fans of sandalwood need to try Sandy Papyrus. Not only does this bottle look expensive, but apparently this has a similar vibe to Le Labo’s cult Santal 33. Except Massimo Dutti’s comes in at £60 for 100ml compared to Le Labo’s £230 bottle in the same size.

Key Notes: Sandalwood, leather, papyrus, Virginia cedar, cardamon, violet, iris, amber

Key Notes: Cotton flower, bergamot, calone,  rosemary, sage,white musk, ambroxan and sandalwood. Trust us, once you smell this, you won’t stop thinking about it. It is light, airy and fresh with citrus notes, but with a touch of cosiness thanks to skin-like musk, creamy ambroxan and sandalwood. It has a similar smell to Loewe’s A Mi Aire.

Key Notes: Bergamot, mandarin, tangerine, clove, tea, rose, jasmine, pepper, carnation, Hinoki wood, cedar, musk and moss

Key Notes: Osmanthus, saffron, leather. Massimo Dutti Black Evening smells very, very similar to Tom Ford’s Ombre Leather. If you ask us, it’s a close match.

Key Notes: Cardamom, leather, jasmine sambac, amber, moss and patchouli

Key Notes: Bitter orange, mandarin, creme cassis, basil gran vert, petitgrain, earl grey, amber, oamoss, patchouli. This is a beautiful take on citrus, complimented with basil and earl grey. To me, it reminds me of Jo Malone London’s Lime Basil and Mandarin.

Key Notes: Lime, Mandarin, white tyme, Basil, amberwood

Key Notes: Mint, blood orange, Amalfi lemon, grapefruit, jasmine, neroli, cassis, calone, patchouli, oakmoss, amber and musk. Bookmark this one for your spring/summer scent of choice. Imagine a sea breeze with orange trees and white florals and you have Island Accord. According to reviewers, this smells very similar to Creed’s Love In White.

Key Notes: Orange peel, magnolia, rice, narcissus, Italian jasmine, iris, Bulgarian rose, ambergris, sandalwood and vanilla

Key Notes: Juniper berry, pink pepper, aldehydes, Nigerian ginger, iris, mint, vetiver, olibanum and musk. To me, Massimo Dutti’s Juniper Berry & Ginger perfume is very similar to Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s 724. It’s bright, crystalline and ultra-refreshing—like welcoming in a crisp breeze on the first day of spring.

Key Notes: Aldehydes, Calabrian bergamot, Egyptian jasmine, sweet pea, mock orange, white musk and sandalwood

Key Notes: Bergamot, litchi, marine notes, peony, pink pepper, apple, rose, musk, cedarwood, cashmere wood and tonka bean. If you’re wanting to channel a bit of Blair Waldorf wandering Manhattan with her bouquet of peonies, this is the scent for you. It smells very similar to Acqua Di Parma’s classic Peonia Nobile.

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Key Notes: Marine notes, Calabrian bergamot, wheat, lilac, musk, tonka bean and iris. Like your perfumes floral with a fresh modern twist? Try Massimo Dutti’s 01 Limited Edition scent. Reviewers say it smells very similar to En Passant, from the chic French fragrance house Frederic Malle.

Key Notes: Lilac, watery notes, green notes, cucumber and wheat

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