Unlisted Brand • Instyle Fragrance • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
These are outstanding knockoff perfumes! I have been trying knockoffs for months to replace my real things and InStyle is outstanding. They are only carried at Walgreen's and you can see the full product list at the InStyleFragrances website. I ran into the BOGO sale and picked up two Angels, an Opium, and a Lovely. The Angel is dead on like the real thing, but I think it smells better drying down. Very robust with good sillage. Lovely is closer to the skin, but very close to the original - which is a bit sharper at first spray. Not liking their Opium very much, however. It has the distinct aroma of spray starch. Will definitely go back and try the rest of the line!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought 4 full sized ones of these 2 weeks ago when they were BOGOF, and they are hit or miss. I don't know what the actual scents of any of the originals are like, but I can tell my experiences with the copycat ones I have. I got Lovely, which smells lovely for about an hour, and then fades away. I sprayed my entire arm with it, thinking perhaps I hadn't used enough, but still the scent doesn't last long. Pleasures smells nice for a little while, but I found I didn't like the way it smelled later, it kind of gave me a headache. I don't know, I guess I just wasn't "in love" with the scent, and perhaps I wouldn't be in love with the original either. I gave it away. I got the Drakkar Noir one for my husband, and it doesn't last as long as the original which I have also bought him in the past, but it does smell just like it. And last but certainly not least I got Angel, which smells wonderful and is addictive. I sprayed it on one night and the scent stayed on my satin pajamas for the rest of the week until I had to wash them. I absolutely love it and am saving it to use for days when I feel like smelling yummy. Smelling Angel just makes me feel happy and cozy and warm, if that makes any sense. If a copy makes me feel this way, I want to try on the original. Ulta doesn't have it, so I guess I'll have to go to the mall. From all the reviews I've read about Angel, it's supposed to be a very strong overwhelming scent and so maybe what I have is better than Angel!
I was waiting for a prescription to be filled and wandered around Walgreens today, and spritzed my left wrist with their Juicy Couture and my right wrist with DK Cashmere. Both smelled really nice (though I don't know what the originals smell like) and even at 10 pm I can smell them on me so these two last!
I thought I had tested all of these by now, but as I was leaving with a prescription yesterday, I saw they had some new ones. I sniffed the spritzer nozzles on them and thought Chance smelled very nice. I spritzed it on my wrist and left the store. My 7-year-old son said I smelled good as we drove to the gym, and the scent was still there after my workout.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have four of these: Glow, Pleasures, Eternity for Women, and Angel. I haven't tried any of the "real" fragrances, but I have to say these are great. Angel and Glow are especially nice. The scent seems to linger for a very long time. The packaging seems sturdy (I only have the purse sprays because I'm fickel and travel a lot), they haven't leaked or anything, and the spray is powerful enough.
For less than $2 for the small bottles (and buy 1 get 1 right now), how can you go wrong?
Edit 10/10/08 to add: These smell synthetic after a while.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
LOVE THIS. Was in Walgreen looking at lotions and spotted Instyle fragrances. I'm not one to buy dupes but when I spotted Lovely I thought I would give it a spray. I could not believe how close to Lovely it smelled. So, before I purchased I read the MUA reviews. I could hardly stay at work (yeah, that LOVELY place) because I wanted to rush back and buy it. Well, I did and I'm very happy w/the results. Long lasting and a perfect dupe. I have only tried Lovely but plan to give others a try. If you can get over being being a perfume snob give this line a try. Perfect price and perfect fragrance.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This stuff rocks! I LOVE Angel, but found it too be really strong and overwhelming at times, not to mention that it ain't exactly cheap - the bottle is lovely but not so much that I'm happy to pay double the price of the scent itself. Sprayed this on as a whim while waiting for a prescription - WHOA. My nose did a double take..er, sniff. I think its almost better than the real thing! Very "sheer" and gentle. Like a "light" version - including price! The purse mini is two bucks, great to tote around as a pick me up. They have scented lotion too, can't wait to try it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Great dupes, IMHO.
I have several and they definitely stand up to the originals. In fact, I find the dupe for Lovely to be even better than the original as I can hardly smell Lovely on myself, even when I apply it with a heavy hand. No problem with InStyle's copy, though. It smells just like what I've smelled on other women and maybe, maybe, it's just a little nicer...to me.
Great prices and fun to play around with. Thumbs up on this line!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I've bought several of the Instyle knock-offs at Walgreens. I prefer the small sample sizes to the full 4 oz. bottles, which I'd never use up. They don't smell bad at all, and are definitely very close to the originals. But the drydown is where you can tell the difference. They all smell similar in the drydown. Update: I tried Instyle's versions of Light Blue and Lovely recently, and both are quite nice.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Walgreen's had it on sale for less than $8 so I bought a bottle of Beyond Paradise. It is a very nice scent. I don't know how close it is to the real thing since I don't have the real one to compare side by side, but I'd say it smells pretty close. It smells nice enough in its own right. I hope they come out with more varieties.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I was in Walgreens the other day and saw the display for Instyle copy-cat fragrances. I sprayed on "Angel" from the tester, thinking, ok this might be nice for a while (or not--I didn't know what to expect!) and went about my day. Man, this stuff is great! I would say it lasted a few hours..but at $12 for the large bottle (and something like $8 for a purse sized bottle) you can afford to reapply. Angel is not my "signature" scent so I've never bought the original, but I like it enough to get a copycat that frankly smells like the real thing, for something different every now and again. My Walgreens had more than a dozen scents. I'll have to try a few more..... What a great find!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Wow! I got two of these InStyle fragrances today...Tommy Girl and White Linen. My HG of fragrances is Victoria's Secret Heavenly, but I sometimes get a urge to try something different. I am usually the kind of girl to spend more money on fragrance than anything because I want the highest quality. These InStyle fragrances from Walgreens smell so similar I don't see how anyone could tell the difference!! At only $12 (with the buy one get one free deal I got today, I paid that price for both!), these are worth stocking up on your favorites. I hope that they expand their selections, even though they have several great choices at the moment.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I agree, this is the best knockoff brand of fragrances. I have it in Glow,Beautiful,Curious,Angel,and Pleasures. Hmm, too good to be called 'cologne' should be eau de toilette. Smells like the real brands.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
okay, you buy this at walgreens. I have Angel, Chanel #5, glow, Beyond paradise, and Curious by Britney spears. Keep in mind that I have the actual perfumes of these also. I can't tell the diffrence. This is such a great knock off!