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Persolaise picks his top 5 fragrances for under £30

At this time of year when every penny counts, we don’t always have extra cash to splash on the ultra luxe perfumes we lust after – either as gifts for loved ones or a special treat for ourselves. However, there are some truly amazing pocket-friendly fragrances out there, and following the first of our gift guides last week, we asked some of our favourite bloggers for their top five for under £30. Step forward Jasmine award-winning Persolaise

AromaticsElixirEasily one of the greatest, most distinctive scents of all time, this courageous marriage of rose and patchouli – composed by Bernard Chant – just seems to get better with age. Thumbs up to Clinique for continuing to make it in an accessible, entry-point size.

Clinique Aromatics Elixir £22.50 for 10ml eau de parfum
At Debenhams

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You can always rely on Simon and Mark Constantine to inject boldness into their olfactory creations, and Kerbside Violet is no exception. It contrasts the steam-green hiss of violet leaf with assertive, urban notes of asphalt and petrol to create one of this year’s true originals.

Gorilla Perfume Kerbside Violet £18 for 10ml perfume
At Lush

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In its special ‘Kiss’ mini-edition, Daniela Andrier’s more-ish blend of caramel notes with powdery benzoin and skin-hugging musks is cuter than ever. And it’s completely calorie-free. Bonus!

Prada Candy £26.10 for 20ml eau de toilette
At John Lewis

EnPassant
Malle’s large flacons are a touch pricy, but he recently made the welcome decision to offer all his scents in individual 10 ml bottles, some of which come in at under £30. [NB: This set of three work out at just over £20 each] Of those, Olivia Giacobetti’s En Passant is my favourite: a whisper of lilac, lily of the valley and longing.

Frederic Malle En Passant £65 for 3 x 10ml eau de parfum
At Liberty

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Jasmine and sandalwood come together with head-spinning power in this modern classic from Jean-Paul Guerlain. Do note that you can pick up both the eau de toilette and the heavier eau de parfum for less than £30.

Guerlain Samsara £29.99 for 30ml eau de parfum
At Boots

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