3 January 2018

Parfen Perfumes Designer Dupes Review

Hello everyone & Happy New Year! 

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to 2018 and had a fantastic Christmas. I returned from Las Vegas a few days ago and I had THE best time. But today I wanted to talk about new perfume brand Parfen.

 Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever really been a perfume snob. With makeup, there tends to be a selection of solid favourites that are pride of place in my makeup bag, but I don’t have that loyalty with perfume. Of course, there’s definitely a few favourites such as Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and Lancôme La Vie Est Belle. The magic of fragrance for me is that a scent has the ability to pull me back in time to a memory, whether it be a holiday or a moment that I cherish and allow me to relive it all over again. 
Parfen is a perfume brand that was established in 1996, creating fine fragrances from a factory in Bulgaria. A team of over 50 specialists help to create a wide variety of more than 350 aromas within the Parfen factory. Not only does this brand create high end, beautiful fragrances but they offer aromas that are inspired by those high-end, designer scents we all recognise and love. 

 Here are the wonderful fragrances I received from Parfen. On the day I received them in the post I was attending a wedding that same afternoon so opted to wear #879 

#879 Vanilla & Coffee 30ml refillable 
(Inspired by YSL Black Opium)

Top Notes: Pink Pepper, Orange Blossom, Pear

Heart Notes: Coffee, Jasmine, Bitter Almond, Licorice

Base Notes: Vanilla, Patchouli, Cedar, Cashmere Wood

This has to be one of my favourite scents. It’s exceptionally reminiscent of Black Opium and wraps me in a warm, inviting blanket of scent that reminds me of my cousins special wedding day. 

#572 Blackcurrant & Vanilla 30ml refillable 
(Inspired by Lancôme La Vie Est Belle) 

Top Notes: Blackcurrant, Pear

Heart Notes: Iris, Jasmine, Orange Blossom

Base Notes: Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Praline

La vie est Belle is fairly similar to Viktor & Rolf flowerbomb, I sometimes cannot tell the two fragrances apart. This is lovely and sweet, very feminine and light. 

#590 Cassis & Vanilla 30ml refillable
(Inspired by Armani Si) 

Top Notes: Cassis

Heart Notes: Freesia, May Rose

Base Notes: Vanilla, Patchouli, Ambroxan, Woody Notes

#590 is a classic scent that is fresh with undertones of warmth alongside that freshness. A simply beautiful scent that’s ideal for everyday. 

#576 Red Rose & Peony 
(Inspired by Chloe)

Top Notes: Freesia, Litchi, Peony

Heart Notes: Lily-of-the-Valley, Magnolia, Rose

Base Notes: Amber, Cedar

Although Inspired by Chloe, this scent reminds me of peony & suede blush from Jo Malone. It’s floral, but flirty and I can’t wait to wear this during spring. 

Prices start from £8.00 up to around £16.00 which is utterly incredible value for money when you think about the blends of essential oils you get to create a vegan, beautiful scent that lasts.
Absolutely ideal for a gift or a treat to yourself!