What are we going to do when Love Island finishes next week? And where will we get all of our beauty tips? We’ve loved learning about the Islanders’ product recommendations and routines, especially when they’re recommending bargain buys that are affordable for all of us at home.

Case in point Samie Elishi. The 23 year old has just delivered a bargain perfume alternative to Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540, £235 here – saving shoppers £213. This week, on an episode of Love Island, Samie spritzed Sol de Janeiro's Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 68 Perfume, £22 here, over herself, dousing Rosie and Tanya in the scent as well so that they all went to bed smelling divine for their bedmates.

You’ve probably heard of both of these fragrances; Maison Francis’ offering because it’s used and loved by the likes of Molly-Mae Hague and Rihanna, and Sol de Janeiro’s spritz because it’s a TikTok-viral product.

Left, Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 68, and right, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540

Several Sol de Janeiro products are in the Boots-stocked Love Island glam room this season

Fragrance TikToker Jus de Rose filmed a video on how the luxury scent smells “just like” the much cheaper perfume spray, in her opinion, and the clip has been met with dozens of comments from followers who agree with the comparison of the two.

“Literally smells 90% the same, just sweeter,” says one, while a second writes: “I think Sol DJ is better but it doesn’t last as long.”

A third asks: “Is it better than the Zara Red Temptation everyone is talking about?”

Sol de Janeiro’s scent isn’t the only perfume being touted as a good alternative to Baccarat Rouge 540, so if you fancy shopping some of TikTok’s top “dupes” here are some of the other recommendations from bargain hunters…

Zara Red Temptation EDP, £22.99 here

Warm and rich with notes of bitter orange, saffron and jasmine.

Ariana Grande Cloud EDP, £30 here

With sensual musks and creamy woods, we can see why this scent is being likened to the designer buy.

Victoria’s Secret Midnight Bloom Body Mist, £15 here

The two might look completely different, but this VS buy also smells like creamy woods and white florals.


By Editor