We bloggers love a good dupe. Especially when the dupe is literally a tenth of the price of the original product. So if you’re looking for an alternative to what may be your favourite perfume, keep reading!
I heard a lot about Lidl’s Suddenly Diamonds Perfume*, £3.99 being a dupe for the Boss Orange Woman EDT 50ml, £41; I didn’t quite believe it. How can something that cost a tenth of the price be a duplicate? After testing it out, I had to eat my words. It’s actually very very close.
The packaging isn’t similar. I think Lidl has done an excellent job with the packaging. It’s housed in a sturdy glass, spray bottle with a metallic lid. The packaging doesn’t look like cheap at all. It’s comparable to a lot of the celebrity fragrances out there which are priced considerably higher.
Lidl’s Suddenly Diamond has top notes of Apple with mid notes of Orange Blossom and Jasmine, and base notes of Cinnamon and Sandalwood. It’s very similar to Boss Orange Woman, which has top notes of Crispy Apple, Bergamot, White Peach, mid notes of Orange Flowers, Plum, Cinnamon Stick and base notes of Creamy Vanilla, Sandalwood, Olivewood. The notes are so similar that you’d have to really work to tell the difference.
For me the biggest difference was in longevity. The Boss Orange Woman lingers for the whole day in comparison to Lidl’s; which for me lasted around 5 hours. You’d have to reapply at that point. However for £3.99 – I really wouldn’t be fussed by the lasting power.
If you’re a fan of Boss Orange Woman, save yourself some dosh and pick this up. It’s a brilliant dupe and even without that, a great perfume for the value!
What do you think of Lidl’s Suddenly Diamonds? Have you tried anything from Lidl’s beauty range? Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!