Topic: Like Opium - but cheaper?

Do you know of any perfume that smells like Opium, but is MUCH cheaper?

I`ve tried "Cinnabar", but it smelled like tobacco.

And I`ve tried "Youth Dew", didn`t like it.

I love "Obession", but not the reformulation.

And we don`t have "Perfums Cafe" here unfortunately, but I`ve read that it`s similar to Opium.

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.546.jpg  Estée Lauder Cinnabar http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.3866.jpg  Cafe Parfums Cafe

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.555.jpg Estée Lauder Youth-Dew http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.248.jpg Calvin Klein Obsession

Help?

Last edited by The Swedish girl (2012-06-21 14:14:52)

Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.4421.jpg Yves Rocher Ispahan I thought this was quite similar. But it's hard to find now.

Also http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.555.jpg Estée Lauder Youth-Dew has some similar aspects. Don't know aout the price though.

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Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

Thank you!

I`ve already had Youth Dew, didn`t like i very much unfortunately.

Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

Sucarie wrote:

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.6037.jpg  Avon Imari

Try this. It's not as deep and rich as Opium but it is a nice Oriental/spicy perfume and cheap with a money back guarantee. I really think they are very similar.

Oh, we don`t have Avon here unfortunately.

Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

The Swedish girl wrote:

Thank you!

I`ve already had Youth Dew, didn`t like i very much unfortunately.

Sorry, didn't read the OP properly.  dumbom

Honestly, I'd just get the real thing. Nothing is as amazing as the original Opium. You can get really fortunate with used bottles on ebay. I got this for 20 Euros the other day http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.478.jpg Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille . (almost 30ml)

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Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

I think this one http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.5025.jpg Lulu Castagnette lol ;-) is quite similar to http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.9394.jpg Yves Saint Laurent Belle d`Opium with a massive cost difference.

and maybe this one http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.362.jpg Christian Lacroix Tumulte just slightly?

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Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

We don`t have any of those you guys mentioned here.  grater

Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

maybe http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.3934.jpg Molinard Habanita

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Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.2385.jpg Montana Parfum de Peau http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.401.jpg Cristobal Balenciaga Rumba http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.556.jpg Estée Lauder Youth-Dew Amber Nude http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.609.jpg Chanel Coco http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.6326.jpg Avon Rare Rubies http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.6037.jpg Avon Imari

Opium is a very difficult fragrance to dupe. But, these are in the same category and have quite similar notes. The Amber Nude has a slightly sweet element you may not find in Opium, but it's a differant frangance from Youth Dew original.

Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

The Swedish girl wrote:

We don`t have any of those you guys mentioned here.  tongue lac:



hmm that's a shame as here I spotted http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.5025.jpg Lulu Castagnette lol ;-) for £7.99 in TKMaxx...absolute bargain and very good longevity for EDT...well over 4 hours on my skin

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Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

It's not Copy+Paste of Opium, but it is very similar, and it's cheap! I just don't know if you can find it!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.9621.jpg Coty Sophia

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Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

The Swedish girl wrote:

We don`t have any of those you guys mentioned here.  tongue lac:

Perhaps you could try online. I have seen all that I listed except Amber Nude at fragrancenet.

Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

I read that http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.5358.jpg  Houbigant Raffinee is similar to Opium?




There's lots of perfumes that arent avail in the UK shops , which i can get on ebay. Try your Swedish ebay , or the UK , USA versions. The postage from USA- EU is high , but from the UK - EU isnt too bad .




I got lucky on ebay with a vintage Opium extrait , for £10 . http://houseoffraser.scene7.com/is/image/HOF/I_3365440000612_50_20090518

Ebay is a gamble , but 9/10 times i get lucky . Had my first really bad buy this week . A n 50% full 100ml pre -reform bottle of Lagerfields "Sun N Moon Stars" . The perfume had probably been kept in the sun , and has lost its strength. Can hardly smell it ! Oh well , it was under £5 and ive had plenty of good buys to make up for it. .Good Luck !!!

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Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.249.jpg Calvin Klein Obsession for Men  hjarta

Re: Like Opium - but cheaper?

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.2229.jpg L`Occitane en Provence Eau d'Iparie

You may like this, not quite as spicy as Opium, but still an amazing incense scent.

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