Primark Perfume Review

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Never afraid to try the cheapest of cheap products in the hope of a lovely, budget friendly gem this time I’m stepping up to try out Primark perfumes. My nearest Primark is a huge behemoth of a place which has a fairly vast beauty area similar to the men’s section in most other branches, so after a poke round I came across their perfume range and came away with 4 scents in rollerball bottles. These scents do also come in larger bottles but I thought it best to stick with the cheaper end and not totally scorch my purse for the sake of research.

Primark Perfume Review

Pink Me Up
I thought I’d hate this. I’m fairly girly but y’know I’m not a girlie-girl with a pink obsession and a Barbie collection.
“A candylicious blend of sweet lemon and rose on a base of musk” isn’t as twee and teen as it sounds. It has a very definite air of Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue and whilst the scent doesn’t last for hours, a small rollerball is a great addition to a handbag in place of an expensive fragrance.

With no description on this packaging this clean smelling scent gives off more than a hint of Paco Rabbane’s Lady Million, with an obvious nod toward Marc Jacob’s Dot in the packaging arena. This is my favourite of the four and has taken up permanent residence in my handbag. It lasts around 3-4 hours on my skin but doesn’t fade to an acrid, burnt lemon and cat piss scent when fading, like so many cheap fragrances tend to.

P.S. Love
“Surround yourself with love and lace…intimate and sensual floral notes of yang ylanf and fresh jasmine are surrounded by succulent peach accords. The scent of pure femininity!”, this fragrance isn’t my kind of thing not just because the description made me want to claw my own eyes out, but it doesn’t smell bad by any stretch of the imagination. It is light and sweet with just a hint of musk to round it out.

Midnight Kiss
My friend Anna tells me this is a great dupe for Paco Rabbane Black XS for Her and she is happy to switch to this fragrance once her original runs out. For me this scent is fairly strong upon first application but it soon dissipates to become quite a pleasant, musky wear.

These scents are all fairly sweet to start with and this won’t be to everyones taste but when left to dry many of them develop muskier and deeper tones. They’re not the most complicated and deep fragrances available however they are fantastic to have in your handbag, especially if you’re like me and end up losing half your belongings in the taxi after a night out.

Each rollerball contains 10ml EDT, priced at £1.99.


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  1. Only recently discovered these myself, I picked up the midnight kiss one as I love Black XS, and was thrilled it smells so similar! Granted like you say they maybe don’t last as long as some perfumes, but Im more than happy to spend only £6 on a 50ml bottle for everyday wear.

    They actually have quite a big range of perfumes, but as with most things primark you have to get in their quick! I may pick up one of these rollerball ones for my bag next time I’m in, thanks!

  2. Wow I have never seen these, I really want to try them out now. Black XS jupe sounds good to me and Polka dot xxx

  3. I use the Polka too, I find its so handy to have in my bag and its not so strong that it gives me a headache like most. The roller bottle seems to be lasting forever but I think I might invest in the bottle when it finally goes. Hopefully they keep the scent around as I wasn’t keen on any of the others myself. Bargain price too!

  4. I havnt seen these either…but I usually keep a body shop perfume at wrk that are only £15, to use as a fresh up and have had a lot of compliments on it by customers so it shows cheaper isn’t always nasty!!

  5. Head over to Lidl, they do a great Chanel Copy at the mo! The range is called Suddenly… 2 for £7!

  6. I cannot believe how cheap they are, you can always count on Primark to have some fab bargains! // UK Fashion Blog

  7. Ooooh, I’m going to Primark tomorrow and I’m definitely going to try these out, thanks for sharing Thrifty : ) xx

  8. Oooh I might give some of these fragrances a go and stick a couple on my Christmas list. I feel like most perfumes are such a rip off – you’re only paying for the bottle (as gorgeous as they are) and the advertising. But really the only thing that should matter is the smell. Thanks for the post, I’ll give them a try :)

  9. I would love to try out these perfumes! Though I agree the description on’P.S. I love you’ is cringey!
    Have you tried tha Zara roller balls? They are only £3.99 and smell amazing!

    Alice xx


  10. Karoline says:

    Hello :) Have any of you tried the Primark perfume called He loves me poppy? The bottle is black with a red fabric poppyflower hanging on the see-through plastic lid. I Wonder if this is a dupe for some other perfume..I have it and love it sooo much. I`m sad to soon be empty. We don`t have Primark here in Norway. Do any of you know if it is a dupe? Then I can buy the original since I can`t seem to get a hold of He loves me poppy. Tried Ebay and everything. Kind regards from Karoline in Norway :)

  11. Marine says:

    Hello, great post! I love Marc Jacobs products, my everyday fragance is Daisy. I was looking for an alternative as they tend to be a little bit expensive… I might try the Polka one and see how it goes. Thanks :) xx

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