5 things to look for in a perfect perfume dupe

Perfumes are an essential part of your style. A perfectly selected fragrance can make a difference in how people perceive your appearance, taste, and personality. But it is difficult to find a perfume that suits you and represents who you are, especially because famous perfumery brands are so expensive, making it difficult to try various alternatives. There is a way to explore your fragrance style, though. And the answer is duped.


Here are five things to look for in a dupe, with an example of the most trendy one right now.

Scents and composition

Checking its scent composition is a great way to ensure your dupe respects its inspiration. A fragrance must be similar to a high-end one to be considered a good dupe. Not just vaguely comparable, but really on point. Checking its scent composition ev,ery perfume has a selection of top notes, middle notes, and a base, so carefully see that the same aromas are in the same place of the composition.

For example, the best viral Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe is Ambery Saffron by Dossier: an intense opening of saffron balanced by middle flowery notes of jasmine and cedarwood to end with sultry amber. Just like the MFK’s one: check, check, check.


What is the point of a dupe if it doesn’t save you money? Dupes are amazing products that make perfumery more accessible, so you can try different fragrances and pick the best one for you.

They are often at a very reasonable price compared to luxury brands because they only consist of the fragrance itself without any marketing or packaging price markup.

So be sure to look up the original perfume’s retail price and the dupe’s constant to see a big gap between the two.

TikTok’s Baccarat Rouge 540 costs over 300$ while Dossier’s Dupe only 49$.


With a dupe, you want a more accessible version of a luxury brand. But do not save money at the expense of your skin health. Please read a dupe’s ingredients carefully and avoid brands that don’t share them. Ambery Saffron by Dossier smells like MFK’s Baccarat Rouge 540 and has a clear list of ingredients. It is also paraben, phthalate, colorant, and UV filter-free.

Soooo good for your skin.


With a luxury perfume, you pay for its fancy packaging, too. But you only want the packaging to be functional, simple, and practical for a dupe. A bottle with a good spray; avoid anything more complicated than this. Extra points if, like Dossier, the packaging is recyclable, plastic-free, and sustainable.


Finally, consider the overall dupe brand as you would do any luxury one. Does it offer good customer service? Does it promote good initiatives and values? For example, Dossier products are all vegan and cruelty-free. They are about transparency, sustainability, and a more ethical perfume industry.

So their Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe, Ambery Saffron, ticks every box.

About author

Extreme tv nerd. Analyst. Typical web lover. Food guru. Pop culture ninja. Twitter fanatic. Set new standards for licensing accordians with no outside help. Garnered an industry award while writing about country music in Prescott, AZ. Earned praise for creating marketing channels for action figures in Los Angeles, CA. Earned praise for analyzing glucose in Suffolk, NY. Had some great experience developing strategies for Roombas in Ohio. Won several awards for working on dolls in the aftermarket.
    Related posts

    When virtual fashion stands up to the physical world


    Retro Finnish style: This season's have to-have object is a yellow Rukka raincoat


    The delicate system of taking high style Paolo


    Strike a pose: how street-style photography stole style week

    Sign up for our Newsletter