Best Perfumes for Women on a Budget — Valentine’s Day

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Nothing completes a Valentines Day date like a fragrance. If you’re going out with your steady, a new perfume adds a subtle, memorable twist on the night. And if you’re stepping out on V-day with a less familiar partner, the right fragrance can set the tone for the night. We’ve sniffed out the shelves to find you the best perfumes for women on a budget — they’re all under $50.

6 Top Budget Fragrance Picks

1. Midnight Muse

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Midnight Muse Eau de Toilette, $9.99, H&M

Midnight Muse is the perfect name for this scent. It will remind you of what you would wear on a late night stroll with your special someone. Think of amber and vanilla married together to make an unforgettable aroma that is light and effortless. At $9.99, this fragrance is well worth the price and affordable enough to be your daily go-to scent.

2. Pink Sugar

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Pink Sugar, $45, Sephora

Pink Sugar is a popular choice in the perfume world, for women of all ages. This scent reminds you of a candy shop filled with sugary sweets like gum drops or cotton candy. It’s a comforting fragrance, but in an energetic way. Plus, the ball application is super convenient. Keep this perfume in your clutch and roll it on your wrist or neck for a quick refresher.

3. Unconditional Love

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Philosophy Unconditional Love Eau de Toilette Spray, $42.49, Overstock

If you prefer a fruity scent to a warm, sensual one, Unconditional Love would be a wise pick. This fragrance is made with lilies, so you’re getting that floral smell with a hint of clean freshness. If you can picture yourself in a garden picking fresh flowers, then this scent would suit you perfectly.



Martha-Raye is a senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in Environmental Studies. She loves fashion and music, especially eco-fashion. In her spare time, she sews, works out, and snuggles up with Netflix.

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