A few years ago, the world of perfumes was a little different.
While the beauty market was still dominated by expensive fragrances like Guerlain’s Cet Eau De Toilette and Dolce & Gabbana’s My Life In A Day, the big perfume companies like Dior and Chanel were putting out high-end fragrains like Versace’s Amour.
But the industry has been hit hard by the recession, and many of the big brands have started pulling back on their offerings.
Dior, for example, is shutting down its boutique in New York City and is only offering perfume online at its namesake stores, while Macy’s is dropping the Dior Amour brand and replacing it with the Décoles du Monde.
Kohl-brand makeup company Clinique has also been slashing its makeup offerings.
In fact, all the major brands are now offering more affordable products, with the exception of Estée Lauder, which continues to offer pricey fragrands.
As we’ve seen with many luxury brands, a little bit of creativity can go a long way in keeping customers interested in the brands that are making their mark in the industry.
Here are five cheap perfume brands you should try this holiday season.1.
Chanel No. 5: This fragrant-rich scented lip balm, Chanel’s first ever release, is a winner among perfume lovers.
Its formula combines fresh rose water with a creamy blend of organic ingredients that can be used to create a dewy finish.
The lip balms also come in three varieties, with each offering a different scent.
But if you’re looking for something a little more versatile, you can try this one as a go-to lip balmi.
It’s available at all of the top retail chains, and if you don’t live in NYC, you may be able to find it at some of your local drugstores.
Chanels No.5, $45, Chanels, (800) 637-0669, chanel.com Chanel products can be found in the Chanel store, and Chanels products can also be purchased online.2.
Dolce& Gabbanna: The new Dolce and Gabbane perfume has a floral, floral-floral feel, and its scent is rich, fresh, and sweet.
The scent is not for those who prefer the more traditional fragrance offerings.
But for the new generation of perfume lovers, the perfume’s versatility and appeal will be enough to keep them coming back.
Dolci and Gabyne, $65, Dolce, Dolci & Gianni, (212) 656-9998, Dolcsgabyne.com DolceGabyne products can come in the Dolce Gabyanne store, or online.3.
Bvlgari: If you’re a fan of luxury perfumes like Guerloure and Dior’s Amoré, then you’re going to love this new line from the German company.
The Bvlgs is the only fragrain in this line that can make your lips and cheeks glow.
It also has a fruity and floral aroma, which is what people will want to wear during their holiday party.
It can be purchased in stores and online.4.
MAC Cosmetics: MAC Cosmetic is known for their fragrants like Lancôme, Dior de Homem-Christo, and Puma, and the brand also has something for everyone.
The Cosmetics line is a great way to add some variety to your perfume collection.
The latest release, MAC Cosmetique: A Perfect Blend of Passion and Beauty, is available at a variety of retailers including Macy’s and Sephora.
MAC is also available online through the MAC website.5.
Bottega Veneta: This fragrance, which comes in two scents, is an easy way to jump in on the perfumery game.
The first scent, Bottegas, is made from rose water, vanilla, and coconut and is a classic summertime fragrance.
The second scent, Vida, is more of a seasonal scent, and is also made from the rose water and vanilla.
MAC’s fragrance range is a little pricier, but if you want something to wear while at the beach, this is a scent that you will want.