Posted on: January 27, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

If you’ve read any of my articles, then you’ll know that I love an affordable fragrance. As someone who works in the beauty industry, I am lucky enough to receive samples of both luxury and high street perfumes, and I truly believe that you don’t have to spend a fortune in order to smell good. That’s why I’m always rounding up my favourite Zara perfume dupes, my top M&S scents and even the fragrances I am loving from high street favourite, & Other Stories. However, last week, I noticed that one of my go-to affordable beauty brands, Beauty Pie, also had an amazing selection of perfumes on site, and as soon as I saw them, I was desperate to give them a go. 

If you didn’t know, Beauty Pie is essentially a subscription beauty website, where you can get incredible formulas for a fraction of the price. From just £10 a month, you can purchase a huge range of skincare, bodycare, makeup and more at factory prices, and get your hands on some of the brand’s bestselling products. They currently have four fragrances on offer (although some are limited edition) ranging from £28 to £33. If you aren’t a member, then these perfumes will set you back £120 each, so you are definitely saving on a luxury scent by signing up.

Junior Beauty Editor, Grace Lindsay, has spent the week testing every single perfume from Beauty Pie.

After reading about each fragrance on offer, I was intrigued to give them a go, so I’ve spent the last week wearing every single scent from the brand (on different days, of course). As a beauty editor, it’s my job to let you know about the best products on the market, and after trying these fragrances out, I knew I had to share my findings with you all. As you’ll see below, for me there was one clear winner, but that’s not to say that I didn’t have thoughts about all the perfumes on offer.

So, whether you’re looking for a new spring scent or you’re simply just as obsessed as me with finding the best beauty deals, keep on scrolling to see how I got on…

Price shown is members’ price. Key notes: Vanilla, bergamot, rum absolute, jasmine and musk. Editor’s pick: This was easily my favourite fragrance from the brand, and if I’m being honest, I now can’t imagine my perfume wardrobe without it. It’s worth noting that I personally love sweet, gourmand fragrances, so if you aren’t into that, then this might not be for you. However, if you do love warming, vanilla scents, then I highly recommend giving this a go. Spraying it literally feels like a warm hug on a winter’s day, with notes of jasmine and musk giving the vanilla base a sensual edge. It’s perfect for both day and night, and you can also layer this with other scents depending on the occasion. The thing that stood out the most to me was the lasting power of this perfume. After a long day travelling on tubes and running around the office, I could still smell this fragrance when I got home, and for just £28, I think that’s pretty impressive.

Price shown is members’ price. Key notes: Plum, red apple, peony, rose absolute and jasmine. If you prefer a floral scent, then this might be the one for you. One spritz of this had me longing for spring, with notes of sweet, fresh peony and juicy red apple reminding me of warmer days. Don’t be fooled though, as a hint of patchouli oil gives this fragrance a hidden depth, making it smell much more expensive than the £28 price tag.

Price shown is members’ price. Key notes: Fir balsam, gentian absolute, cashmere, amber and citrus. This fragrance is very different from the two above, but there’s no denying how luxurious this smells. It’s definitely more of a unisex scent (my boyfriend is a big fan), with fresh, slightly spicy fir balsam blending beautifully with warm amber and sparkling citrus notes. It’s invigorating and intoxicating, and definitely has a more unique finish compared to the other perfumes on offer. 

Price shown is members’ price. Key notes: Fig, cardamom, jasmine, cedarwood, sandalwood and cashmere wood. In last place would have to be La Flâneuse. Don’t get me wrong, this perfume smells just as expensive as the other options on offer, but it’s probably not my kind of fragrance. We all know that perfume is so personal, so if you like more woody, slightly spicy scents, then this could be the one for you. It reminds me of fragrances from the likes of Le Labo and Byredo, with earthy notes such as cedarwood and fig. When I smelt it, memories of crisp walks on winter days came to mind.

I love this Zara perfume so much that I wrote a whole article about it. With warm saffron, jasmine and amber, it’s perfect for a date night or dinner and drinks.

This & Other Stories fragrance is great for these colder months. Think juicy blackcurrant, earthy leather and a hint of amber for added depth.

Yep, that’s right. This M&S perfume is only £10. This is another great evening option thanks to notes of sensual jasmine.

If you’re missing summer, then I highly recommend spritzing this perfume mist from Sol De Janeiro. This is quite literally a holiday in a bottle, with notes of pistachio, vanilla, salted caramel and sandalwood.

Did you know that French skincare favourite, Caudalie, also does fragrances? After trying this fresh, summery scent out, I was sold. White musk and neroli combine with orange blossom and jasmine for a fragrance reminiscent of nights spent abroad with a glass of wine in hand.

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