The right fragrance is everything. Cotton peony, Cardamom, Iris, and Tonka Bean. Amber, Bergamot, Peony, and Rose. What’s your poison?
Finding your signature scent can be a little like choosing a favorite child, especially when there are many yummy options.
And while there’s nothing wrong with splurging on a classic scent, many body-hugging options tend to come with a heart-stopping price tag, especially if they come in bottles with designer labels.
So, what’s a girl to do? Embrace your natural body scent or dust off your chemistry books and whip up a sultry DIY fragrance? Maybe.
The good news is that there are a few scents out there that can make you and your wallet-friendly.
Keep scrolling to check out our seven favorite fragrances under $30.
Mixture Relaxation Eau de Parfum, $30
Looking for the perfect fragrance to gift your ‘been-stressed-lately’ BFF? Try this EDP from Mixture. Infused with notes of eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, and spearmint, this crisp, sweet-smelling scent will clear your mind and relax your senses.
Vera Wang Embrace Green Tea & Pear Blossom, $27
Not all celebrities have expensive fragrance lines – this Vera Wang special is enough proof. It features notes of green tea and fruity pear blossom to give you a refreshing everyday scent.
Good Chemistry Sugar Berry, $25
Subtlety is not the name of the game for this EDP. Formulated with delicious-smelling notes of freesia, raspberry, and vanilla, the fragrance was made to get noticed.
Keep a bottle in your office desk for those days when you need a quick confidence boost or refresher when you’re running late for a date – you won’t be disappointed!
Glossier You, $22
Glossier doesn’t disappoint when it comes to fragrance, and this pick lives up to the hype. With notes of ambrette, iris root, musk, and pink pepper, the cult favorite gives you that cashmere on bare skin feeling. Cozy, right?
Well, that’s not all.
This sweet scent literally sinks into the skin to give a long-lasting touch. It’s the ideal choice for minimalists or girls who just want to smell like themselves but wayyy better.
Pacifica Persian Rose, $22
If you’re looking for the royal treatment in a perfume but aren’t willing to wreck your financials, this pick from Pacifica is the perfect option. Its audacious blend of Bulgarian rose, delicate fruit, myrrh, and subtle violet make for an empress’ fragrance on a laundress’ budget.
Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar, $16
This one goes out to my ’90 kids: if you had to sum the decade of plaid flannel shirts, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Tamagotchi, what would it smell like? Definitely this pick from Bath Body Works.
It is sweet, very, very sweet, and delightfully nostalgic. So, why not give yourself a little spritz for old time’s sake?
Elizabeth Arden, Sunflowers $14
If you want to be judicious with your budget this season, this Elizabeth Arden fragrance should be your go-to. Loaded with a sophisticated and seductive blend of citrus, jasmine, melon, and oakmoss, this fragrance makes the perfect spring pick-me-up.