Perfume - budget £30

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Allfurcoatandnoknickers Thu 14-Oct-21 13:15:29

A friend has asked for perfume for her birthday. We've got a budget of £30.
She's mid-50's - any ideas???

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LordEmsworth Thu 14-Oct-21 13:18:42

Do you know what kind of smells she likes? Fruity, spicy, floral?

Allfurcoatandnoknickers Thu 14-Oct-21 13:24:06

All she said was something strong as her sense of smell isn't great!! Glad I don't work with her!!! I'd prefer not to get something too whiffy - I'd probably go with fruity or spicy!

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Allfurcoatandnoknickers Thu 14-Oct-21 13:25:37

I wondered what the Philosophy Grace ones were like? Anyone know?

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AmandaHugenkiss Thu 14-Oct-21 13:26:58

Next have one called Sparkle at the moment which smells suspiciously like Angel…..

Allfurcoatandnoknickers Thu 14-Oct-21 14:42:06

Ok thanks - I'll take a look!

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TheLeadbetterLife Thu 14-Oct-21 14:48:41

Can you get Água de Sevilla in the U.K.? I’ve just discovered it and I’m obsessed. It’s fruity and spicy, lots of orange blossom. I find it very uplifting. Mine came in a pretty gift box with an additional little travel bottle.


ParkheadParadise Thu 14-Oct-21 14:51:17

Jimmy Choo in B&M is reduced to £25 from £40.

Moonface123 Thu 14-Oct-21 15:00:09

Giorgio Beverley Hills very nice, can smell it all day, got mine from Superdrug £18.99.
Also Roberto Cavalli, beautiful scent, very good price online, under £30.00.

mewkins Thu 14-Oct-21 15:40:34

The Zara Jo Malone ones are nice.

Allfurcoatandnoknickers Thu 14-Oct-21 16:24:52

Thanks all - will take a look!

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Beebumble2 Thu 14-Oct-21 20:45:39

I’d second Zara, I’ve picked up everyday scents there. As good as many more expensive ones.

Eaumyword Thu 14-Oct-21 22:56:38

I swear by Shay and Blue Black Tulip. I get lots of compliments when I wear it and it's in your price point. It's quite powerful, but dries down into a delicious floral/gourmand chocolatey scent.
You mentioned the Philosophy Grace range-I find they are clean, soapy, gentle, subtle scents.

Snowdropsandbluebells Thu 14-Oct-21 22:58:00

Clarins have a scent in a red bottle that is strong will find a link ...

Snowdropsandbluebells Thu 14-Oct-21 23:00:41

Sorry its slightly over budget but my local chemist often has 20 percent offers.

ladygindiva Thu 14-Oct-21 23:01:16

The bodyshop have a lovely selection of affordable perfumes. I love their vanilla and fruity scents.

Alloutofglove Fri 15-Oct-21 17:55:11

Hi Op. Philosophy Grace perfumes are lovely imo. Very understated and elegant

Hakunapotato Sat 16-Oct-21 02:57:15

Never thought I’d say this but Ariana Grande Cloud. I get so many compliments with this.

Geamhradh Sat 16-Oct-21 07:37:05


I wondered what the Philosophy Grace ones were like? Anyone know?

Very very light and gentle. Not for someone who wants strong.
I'm in that age group and wouldn't want fruity (we call them pink mingers on the Perfumista threads) unless it's summer citrus, which again wouldn't be strong.
Atelier Cologne do a brilliant discovery set which iirc is in your price range. You get a load of 2ml samples, all beautifully packaged, with a postcard explaining each one. There were about 20 iirc, which makes them really good value from a high quality house. There's the whole gamut of notes, from summery citrussy orange, to spicy ouds.

PaulHollywoodsLowHangingFruit Sat 16-Oct-21 11:59:22

The White Company Perfumes are worth it and bang on £30

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