THE BEST PERFUME DUPES – DOSSIER PERFUME

Today we are introducing you to Dossier, a fragrance company that creates clean, non-toxic, and ethical fragrances inspired by designer favorites, starting at only $29. They believe that everyone should be able to afford luxury perfumes. They make their perfumes affordable by removing the designer label.

All their perfumes are Colorant & UV Filter Free, vegan, cruelty-free, Paraben & Phthalate-free, and made with 100% clean ingredients that are made in Grasse, France (the perfume capital of the world). The company itself is based in New York City.

We have been using Dossier perfumes for years now and can honestly attest to the high quality of their fragrances and packaging which is why we are confident that you’ll love this brand too. 

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WHAT IS A DOSSIER?

“Dossier was founded out of a desire to make premium fragrances accessible to everyone. As scent enthusiasts ourselves, it became impossible for us to turn a blind eye to the price markups traditionally seen in the industry. Whether it be marking up scents because of celebrity endorsement fees or pricey packaging, we realized perfumes were being sold for way more than they cost to make.”

So basically, Dossier is a company that uses the same scent notes as high-end perfumes, without any price markups. So, anyone can smell amazing and feel great because you didn’t break the bank.

They have fragrances, for women and men. The dossier has unisex perfumes as well.

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HOW IT WORKS.

You can go to the Dossier website and take a quiz; this quiz will help pick the perfect scent for you after you answer a few questions that only takes 1 minute. Or if you have a luxury scent that you know you love, but don’t want to pay the high price, you can search the name of that scent on the website’s search bar. If they have a scent that is inspired by your search, they will show you.

PACKAGING.

The packaging for Dossier perfumes is very simplistic and modern. It is a simple clear bottle with a white-label, the label has the name of the fragrance as well as the fragrance notes. It has a simple spray nozzle with a magnetic cap. Part of how they can keep their prices so low is the cost of packaging is much less than luxury perfumes.

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Each scent comes in a cute little box that has a card with all the information about the perfume, along with the sample and the bottle. We know that it seems risky to buy perfumes online, so they send you a sample size perfume with each one you order. You can use that to make your final decision on whether you like the scent or not. You can return any unopened perfume for 30 days no questions asked. Customer service is amazing, and we never have any issues with them.

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Our EXPERIENCE.

We were very impressed with the quality of these perfumes. Normally when we use our more expensive perfumes, we have to reapply throughout the day but with Dossier, the perfumes last longer. We gifted our subscribers with some dossier perfume, and they said they lasted all day as well! They said they couldn’t stop getting compliments which made us very happy with our choices. The original and the DUPES of Dossier fragrances are 100% the same, the only difference is you are not spending $200 on one perfume when it comes to Dossier.

The only thing we don’t love is the spray nozzle because if it breaks you can’t replace the nozzle part or open the bottle to transfer the scented liquid into another container which is upsetting. But that doesn’t stop us from buying them. We just wanted to add that little note because we know a lot of people come to us for our honest reviews.

FRAGRANCES WE ARE LOVING NOW.

Musky Musk // This is inspired by Juliette Has a Gun, Not a Perfume. (Retails for $135)

Top Notes: /

Middle Notes: Cetalox, Iso E Super

Base Notes: Habanolide, Musks

Ambery Saffron // Inspired by MFK’s Baccarat Rouge 540 (Retails for $325)

Top Notes: Saffron, Orange Blossom

Middle Notes: Jasmine, Plum, Cedarwood

Base Notes: Oakmoss, Fir Balsam, Amber

Woody Sandalwood // Inspired by Le Labo Fragrances’ Santal 33 (Retails for $198)

Top Notes: Violet Leaves, Cardamom

Middle Notes: Orris, Ambrox, Cedarwood, Cypriol

Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Amber

Ambery Cherry // Inspired by Tom Fords Lost Cherry (Retails for $375)

Top Notes: Cherry, Almond, Cinnamon

Middle Notes: Cloves, Rose, Jasmine, Plum

Base Notes: Peru Balsam, Tonka Bean, Vanilla

Floral Honeysuckle // Inspired by Gucci’s Bloom perfume (Retails for $108)

Top Notes: Green Leaves, Orange, Honeysuckle

Middle Notes: Jasmine Sambac, Tuberose

Base Notes: Orris, Sandalwood, Vanilla

Woody Oakmoss // Inspired by Iconic Coco CHANEL Mademoiselle perfume (Retails for $116)

Top Notes: Bergamot, Orange, Peach

Middle Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Patchouli

Base Notes: Oakmoss, Vanilla, Vetiver

Woody Sage // Inspired by Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt cologne (Retails for $100)

Top Notes: Fig Tree, Grapefruit

Middle Notes: Marine Notes, Ambrette

Base Notes: Clary Sage, Amberwood

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FINAL THOUGHTS. 

This is a no-brainer to us! The dossier website is amazing, and the scents are amazing. They are so spot on to original scents without the hefty price tag, so you can buy up a bunch of these and switch up your scent all the time. The website is easy to use, and they always seem to be running some kind of deal. When you click on one scent, they suggest fragrances that can create your dreamy blends. Seriously get yourself some of these with our code Lee10, you won’t regret it!

Have you tried Dossier? If so, what are your thoughts on their products? Let us know your answers in the comments section of this blog post below.

DOSSIER DOSSIER DOSSIER

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While we love to experiment with all thing’s beauty, we are secretly brand (and product) loyalists. We prefer to have one thing we love that does the work of the latest fifteen “innovative” products and is willing to invest in a quality purchase if it means I’ll reach for it every morning. This has been the case with the perfume we have used for the last 2 years — we won’t call it out by brand, but we will hint that it rhymes with one of our editor names. We love the scent, so much so that many of our friends can identify when we’ve been in a room or will soon approach by the trace of my perfume alone.

So, when we set out to test Dossier, the latest (and potentially greatest) DTC disruptor in the fragrance game, our standards were high. Our perfume is part of our identity, after all! Dossier’s model and prices are pretty groundbreaking. The brand crafts perfumes inspired by designer fragrances but sells them for a fraction of the cost, despite being entirely vegan, cruelty-free, and composed of the same high-quality ingredients. They’re even produced in Grasse, France, also known as the perfume capital of the world. By eliminating prestige pricing, advertising, and packaging, Dossier sells designer perfume blends (some of which ordinarily sell for over $100) in the range of $19 to $59.

The New Scentsation

Much like its business model, Dossier’s shopping experience is transparent. Each perfume is listed in tandem with its corresponding designer perfume, engineered to make your purchasing decision simple. Still, the add-to-cart journey is endless when all of the fragrances are inspired by cult favorites and luxury classics, like Le Labo’s Santal 33 or Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. We wanted them all! 

Fortunately, Dossier offers a 100% risk-free ordering process. Each bottle comes with a small separate sample, so you can try the fragrance on your skin before deciding whether you want to keep the bottle or return it for a full refund. We decided to experiment with a few of the scents we were most intrigued by: Woody Sandalwood (inspired by Le Labo’s Santal 33); Aquatic Peony (inspired by Armani’s Acqua di Gioia); Oriental Oakmoss (inspired by Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle); and Floral Lavender (inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s Libre). 

The Real Deal

Dossier first impressed us with its unboxing experience. Each pale pink box opened up to reveal a bottle and sample, along with a card describing the fragrance’s notes, original brand inspiration, percent concentration, and return process. I soon discovered that one of our favorite things about Dossier’s minimalist packaging is its sleek and uniform bottle design. The caps on the heavy glass bottles are magnetized, and each perfume has an identical bottle style — two features that make them look elegant (and organized) on any bathroom or bedside surface. 

To measure the actual quality and efficacy of perfume, there are only two major questions that matter (to us at least). Does it smell fantastic? Does it last? Dossier immediately checked both of these boxes. We first tried Woody Sandalwood, the blend designed to imitate Le Labo’s iconic Santal 33. Not only did it smell exactly like its luxury counterpart, but our Dossier bottle lasted with a more natural tone than when we tried the Le Labo equivalent. While we sometimes feel that designer perfumes can sit a little heavy on the skin (and impart a harsh initial hour or two of scent), Dossier’s Woody Sandalwood delivered a gentle but powerful fragrance that lasted for hours. 

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Get The Scent (And Spare Your Cents)

Each Dossier perfume consistently exceeded our expectations. The scents are shockingly identical to their designer inspirations (and most even seem to last longer). But the definitive review comes from our partners, who are the only people around to notice our perfume in lockdown. When we first wore the Woody Sandalwood fragrance, they immediately asked if I had bought Le Labo’s Santal 33. As we tried each scent, they commented on the delightful fragrance floating through our homes. 

The only thing better than a fragrance that inspires compliments costs less than half of its designer equivalent. We won’t be taking Dossier up on its risk-free purchase policy — instead, we will be buying a few more bottles as luxurious holiday gifts that won’t sabotage our budget.

5 More Reasons to Love Dossier

  • Dossier’s perfumes are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben and phthalate-free, and colorant and UV-filter-free — so you can smell amazing without compromising on your wellness.
  • Unsure what your “signature scent” is? Dossier offers a short quiz to help you navigate your first purchase!
  • With Dossier’s completely risk-free process, order (and sample) your fragrances of choice and return whatever you don’t love for a full refund.
  • Dossier’s blog has helpful tips on how and where to apply your perfume for the longest-lasting scent, a guide to perfume, and more educational content intended to strip the fragrance world of its historical sense of exclusivity.
  • Dossier’s affordable perfumes aren’t cheap — they’re made in Grasse, France (the perfume capital of the world) with the highest quality clean ingredients.

Try Dossier yourself here and get money off your order by us with code LEE10.

TikTok’s Favorite Perfume Brand Just Launched a Must-Have Candle Line

If you’ve spent any time on TikTok within the last six months, you’ve likely heard about a perfume brand called Dossier. Beloved by its fans for its affordable perfumes, the DTC brand was founded on the idea of making premium fragrances accessible to everyone and has become well-known for its wide array of designer-inspired fragrances. Now, the brand is expanding into the home space with its first-ever candle collection! Showcasing five scents inspired by their best-selling perfumes, these candles are luxe in every way except when it comes to price. Each five-ounce candle is priced at $39 and features a 25-hour burn time. And just like its fragrances, Dossier’s candles are vegan, clean, and cruelty-free, as well as made with essential oils sourced from all over the world, including Grasse, France, the capital of the fragrance industry. TrĂ©s chic! Keep reading to shop each of the newly released candles and to learn a little bit more about each scent. It’s time for a moment of zen (and self-indulgence).

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Floriental Vanilla Candle $39.00

If warm, coffee-based candles are your cup of, uh, joethe Floriental Vanilla candle is sure to become a favorite. Notes of freshly roasted coffee and minty licorice will instantly perk you up, while woody patchouli and vanilla notes envelop the room in a smell that feels like a hug on a cold winter’s day.

Gourmand White Flowers Candle $39.00

When I first took a look at this collection, I was excited about this scent. As a huge fan of Viktor & Rolf’s Flower bomb, my eyes lit up when I saw this candle was inspired by the fragrance. Made with a blend of white flowers, orchids, roses, and red fruits (with just a touch of caramelized vanilla), this delicate scent is the perfect blend of warm and sweet without being cloying.

Aromatic Star Anise Candle $39.00

The bergamot, geranium, star anise, and lavender notes of this candle help bring an air of sophistication to your space. Inspired by Dior’s Sauvage, this candle exudes peace and serenity.

Powdery Hawthorn Candle $39.00

Close your eyes and imagine this: you’re in a turn-of-the-century high-society boudoir, the counter is covered in era-appropriate cosmetics, and the room is filled with fresh flowers. Sound dreamy? Then you’ll love the Powdery Hawthorn Candle. Notes of talcum powder meet aery florals to evoke light, clean, vintage comfort, and breeziness.

 Floral Rose Candle $39.00

Can’t get enough of rose-scented candles? Then you’ve found your match. This slightly mystical candle is like a velvety bouquet of roses combined with spicy amber tones derived from smoky cumin and incense to strike the perfect balance of relaxing floral and sultry warmth.

The dossier is having a Black Friday Sale right now and with code LEE10, you save more on your favorite candles.

What are some of your favorite candles?

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