Perfume Addict’s Guide to Saving Money on Fragrance in Singapore

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I’m enchanted by luxury perfumes, with Apogée by Louis Vuitton, Miss Dior by Christian Dior, and Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel being my go-to daily scents. However, indulging in the latest fragrances can be expensive. Thankfully, with some smart strategies, you can keep your collection fresh and varied without breaking the bank!

Here’s a comprehensive guide to saving money on perfumes in Singapore.


Singapore is known for its grand sales events, such as the Great Singapore Sale, Black Friday, and mid-year sales. These are prime times to score discounts on high-end perfumes. Keep an eye on the dates and prepare your wishlist in advance. Many stores also offer significant discounts during festive seasons like Christmas, Chinese New Year, and Hari Raya.


Online platforms like Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora often have competitive prices and frequent promotions. They also offer discount codes, flash sales, and bundle deals that can significantly reduce the cost of your favorite fragrances. Additionally, international websites like FragranceNet and Strawberrynet ship to Singapore and often feature lower prices compared to local retailers.


Instead of splurging on full-sized bottles, consider purchasing decants or samples. These smaller quantities allow you to enjoy a variety of scents without committing to the high cost of a full bottle. You can also find local sellers on Carousell who offer authentic decants and samples.

I recently came across Zara dupes for expensive perfumes, including Zara Sublime Epoque for Armani My Way, Zara Red Temptation for Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540, and Zara Nude Bouquet for Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet. Moreover, you can check out Bath and Body Works’ Oh, Cherry Fine Fragrance Mist, a dupe for Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry, and Petal Parade Fine Fragrance Mist, a dupe for Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl.


If you’re traveling, Changi Airport’s duty-free shops are a treasure trove for fragrance lovers. You can find exclusive deals on a wide range of perfumes, often at lower prices than in regular stores. Remember to check if there are any additional discounts for travelers or special offers available. I remember buying my husband a Coach perfume at the airport that was much cheaper than at Sephora!

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Many perfume retailers have loyalty programs that reward you with points for every purchase, which can later be redeemed for discounts or free products. Joining mailing lists can also be beneficial, as subscribers often receive exclusive offers, early access to sales, and special discounts.


Discount stores and outlets, such as Mustafa Centre, often stock a wide range of perfumes at lower prices. While the selection might not include the latest releases, you can still find many popular and classic scents at a fraction of the cost. Usually, discount stores provide small testers that you can take home.


Purchasing pre-loved perfumes can be a great way to save money. Platforms like Carousell allow individuals to sell their lightly used fragrances at reduced prices. Ensure the seller has good reviews and the perfume is well-maintained. This option is particularly useful if you’re looking to try a scent without the full retail price commitment.


Sometimes, fragrance brands and retailers host workshops and events where participants can create their own perfumes or receive samples. These events can be a fun way to discover new scents and often come with complimentary goodies or discounts on purchases made during the event.


Joining online communities and forums dedicated to fragrance enthusiasts can open up opportunities for swapping perfumes. Platforms like Reddit’s r/fragrance and various Facebook groups allow you to exchange scents with others, providing a cost-effective way to explore new fragrances.

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By leveraging these tips, you can enjoy a diverse and luxurious perfume collection without overspending. Happy scent hunting!

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