With summer coming up it’s definitely time to treat yourself to a new and exciting perfume. But there’s two problems, out of the hundreds of wonderful fragrances available how do you choose just one?

And the second problem? How do you pick an enticing, gorgeous, head turning perfume without breaking the bank?

There are bargains out there if you know where to look and more importantly if you are savvy with your money.

Ever heard the phrase “Never judge a book by its cover”? Well, this also pertains to perfumes as well, just because it comes in a more expensive bottle or with a celebrity endorsement doesn’t necessarily mean it is a nice fragrance and certainly doesn’t mean it’s the perfume for you.

With just a minor bit of research it’s possible to find affordable, luxurious and beautiful scents that are bound to get you in the mood for all those summer parties!

“I haven’t got time to do research on perfumes!” I hear you cry, well don’t worry because we have done the legwork for you and listed the five top perfumes that will make your summer smell magical and most importantly not cost you the earth!

FM 18 Fragrance for Her by Federico Mahora

It’s super easy to fall back on old purchases and not try something different, but if you are brave enough to check out the FM 18 Fragrance for Her by Federico Mahora you will not be disappointed!

Beautifully designed by the team at Federico Mahora, this exquisitely stylish and effervescent perfume is available in three distinct collections of varying concentrations, the most expensive of which is an amazing £20.90 for a 50ml bottle.

Containing citrus hints and an alluring blend of vanilla and ylang-ylang, many have compared its scent with the famous Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel.

Available in the range of collections at jaw dropping prices from the prestigious this is an amazing summer perfume for all tastes.

Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum 

A playful, and modern fragrance that is certain to make your summer go with a bang Perfect by Marc Jacobs is a scent that exudes individuality and celebrates originality.

For such a well known and well used scent finding the perfume at a bargain price was difficult but there are some good offers out there if you look hard enough.

The cheapest I found for this fine spray was £54 for a 50ml bottle or £108 for a 100ml bottle and while many may think that is still slightly expensive, this is still a delightful scent that would make an excellent gift for a special occasion.

Dior J’adore Eau de Parfum Spray

The quintessential feminine perfume J’adore by Dior is a world renowned fragrance that many say is one of the most luxurious and impressive fragrances on the market.

This well known history and name of course comes with an equally prestigious price tag, but after much sifting through the net, we managed to find a 50ml bottle at a fairly reasonable £68.50.

Vibrant, sensual and legendary this scent is well recognised and not yet overused and with a little elbow grease can be found at an affordable price.

Armani Diamonds Eau de Parfum

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, goes the old saying and when you combine that with the Armani name you know you are going to get top notch quality.

Normally retailing around the £55 mark for a 50ml bottle, after some searching we managed to get this down to a decent £32.95, which considering its well loved brand name is no mean feat.

A beautiful combination of the modern and the traditional, this fragrance personifies the unique, the powerful and the confident and would be an excellent purchase for someone looking for a statement scent.

Paris by Yves Saint Lauren 

Paris by Yves Saint Lauren is a fresh and subtle perfume that pays fantastic homage to the city of love.

Available at a discounted price of £55 (previously retailing at £75) for a standard 50ml bottle, this fun, vivacious and almost childlike scent is sure to inspire wistful memories of the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower even if you have never been to Paris!

A great perfume at a reasonable price that will help get you noticed at all your summer soirées.

FM 141 Fragrance for Her by Federico Mahora

Those fantastic people at FM Fragrances have only gone and done it again!

If you are looking for the show stopper of fragrances for your summer event, then look no further than the FM 141 Fragrance for Her by Federico Mahora.

This is one of the most luxurious, sumptuous and magnificent fragrances in the FM Fragrances collection and even comes prepackaged in a deluxe presentation box that just screams quality.

Distinguished, alluring and opulent the FM 141 Fragrance contains sweet hints of yuzu and pomegranate with gorgeous tones of ambergris and mahogany, this is the scent of the summer and at only £26.50 for a 50ml bottle, comes at an amazing price.


As you can see, there are indeed bargains out there if you look hard enough and smelling great this summer doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.

It’s always important to remember why you are buying a perfume as well, is it because you like the scent and how it makes you feel? If so, that’s great.

If however you are buying the same old fragrances because of some misplaced brand loyalty or it’s the fragrance of choice of your favourite Insta celeb, then why not try ditching the expensive, well known brands and try something new, exciting and fresh, after all isn’t that what summer is about?