I bought a £6.49 dupe of my favourite £60 perfume from Temu – I thought it’d smell s**t but it totally blew me away

A bargain-hunting mum was pleasantly surprised to find a cheap perfume from Temu smelled like the posh version.

With the rising cost of living, many cash-strapped beauty fanatics are forced to find cheaper alternatives to their favorite products, including perfumes.

Unlike the real deal, the version on Temu costs less than £7, meaning you'll save over £50 for a 50ml bottle


Unlike the real deal, the version on Temu costs less than £7, meaning you’ll save over £50 for a 50ml bottlePhoto credit: Tiktok charlotte14_2
According to the enthusiastic buyer, the online retailer offers a large selection of everyday fragrances


According to the enthusiastic buyer, the online retailer offers a large selection of everyday fragrancesPhoto credit: Tiktok charlotte14_2

Luckily, hundreds of social media users have come to the rescue with their favorite dupes on the market – and now one money-savvy mom, Charlotte, has joined them.

Taking to TikTok, the bargain lover explained how she ordered loads of goodies from discount store Temu and was completely amazed by what arrived.

One of the items that ended up on her doorstep was a package containing a bottle of her version of the cult favorite 1 Million by Paco Rabbane.

How she found out the videoNot only was the iconic gold packaging identical, the scent also matched very well.

“I only ordered a small bottle – there are also larger bottles.”

“But I thought to myself, ‘I’m not ordering a large copy.’ […] “Bottle and it’s a load of shit.”

After spraying some of the bargain product on her hands, the beauty lover discovered that the duplicate smelled exactly “like the original.”

Although the scent is “not bad,” Charlotte added that the scent will most likely “last for five minutes” before dissipating into nothing.

However, with such a low price – the buyer paid just £6.49 – we can’t really complain and you can top up at any time throughout the day.

Unlike the affordable duplicate, the classy designer perfume will set you back almost £60 for a 50ml bottle Boots.

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Do a bit of math and you can work out that you’ll save over £50 if you get the Temu lookalike – Cha-Ching.

”I am impressed. They had plenty of others too.

“Cheap, small everyday perfumes – get Temu,” Charlotte raved incessantly about the successful mini purchase.

Other customers were also impressed by the quality, with one writing: “I bought this from Temu and it smells the same.”

A second chimed in: “I’ve bought so much from Temu, lots and lots of orders, everything fine so far.”

“I ordered Coco Chanel for myself and it said COOC on the bottle,” giggled a third.

Another shared his favorite bargain, writing: “I ordered Armani and Versace and it’s beautiful.”

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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