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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dupe Day: Versace Bright Crystal vs. Victoria's Secret Bombshell

I remember the first time I smelled Versace Bright Crystal: I crawled into my now-work-bestie's car for the first time and I was like, "WOW IT SURE SMELLS MAGICAL IN HERE!" Not in a sarcastic way either, I truly thought her car smelled incredible. I also knew the scent was familiar but I could never quite put my finger on it.

I remember the second time I smelled Versace Bright Crystal: my teacher friend, Taylor, came over to play makeup with me and as she sat down next to me, I had that same "HOLY MOLY! YOU SMELL GOOD!" moment.

** Brief interruption: in case you're new to my blog, there are VERY few perfumes I like and/or will use.  You can read more about my aversion to fragrance and my holy grail scent HERE.  So in case you're wondering why smelling someone and actually enjoying their fragrance is a big deal, that's why. Okay, back to my story...

The third time I smelled Versace Bright Crystal is when Sephora (last month) had a sample size as a 100-point reward.  INSTANTLY, I snatched it up.  It arrived at my house and I anxiously spritzed my entire body, my bedroom, everywhere.  And again, I had that, "I know this smell" feeling.

It wasn't until over a week later when I was watching Kathleen Lights Must Have Summer Scents video, that I realized why Versace smelled so familiar.  In the video, she mentioned Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume as one of her all time favorite summer scents so I thought to myself, "oh it is summer, I should probably go find my bottle seeing as it is one of mine too!"

When I pulled it out of my closet (where all my spare beauty products live), I spritzed it all over myself and BAM! It hit me right then and there: Versace Bright Crystal and Victoria's Secret Bombshell are IDENTICAL. So I tested this theory, I put Bombshell on one arm and Bright Crystal on the other and by the end of the day, I couldn't remember which arm wore what.

Here's the best part: Versace Bright Crystal is $94 for 3.0oz, while Victoria's Secret Bombshell is only $68 for 3.4oz.  AMAZING, RIGHT?! More product for less money. Man, I love a great dupe (and saving money).

Do you love VS Bombshell Fragrance? What about Versace Bright Crystal?! Tell me about your favorite fragrances in the comments below! XOXO

3 comments :

  1. Today I went to Ulta Really overpriced and I don't like that store Was going to try Versace Bright Crystal I knew immediately the scent smelled like VS Bombshell I left to go to VS to buy the big bottle for less than what a small bottle of Versace cost Happy happy day!! Bought a bra and panties too lol

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  3. I've been looking for a dupe for Bright Crystal for YEARS. Could never bring myself to buy it, and had given up on finding a dupe. I'm definitely going to smell the VS Bombshell for myself now!! You're my hero!

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