A smell-a-like is a perfume that smells like a designer fragrance but with a different name and packaging, and at a cheaper price. A smell-a-like isn't an exact copy, but often smells very similar.
PRESS REVIEWTelegraph.co.uk (10 Oct 2012)
At first, when I sprayed my wrist, the X-Bolt was disappointingly innocuous. I was secretly hoping for some violent whiff of slurry to confirm my hunch that this was all a clever PR stunt.
But no, this was definitely a proper eau de toilette - and one determined not to offend.
Initially, the only scent I could detect was old-fashioned sweet shop: bonbons and barley sugar. Not entirely unpleasant. And then, the undertones started to seep into my nostrils. Frangipani and pears, a sort of poire clafoutis; then came vanilla, not quite the heady scent of Madagascan pods, slightly more the manufactured vanilla you get in an Ambi Pur plug-in air freshener; finally, an aroma of wood, which at a stretch might pass for sandalwood.
BLOGGER REVIEWBonkers about Perfume (23 Sep 2012)
Hey, I have to say that once again I am very impressed. I don't know exactly what notes I am smelling, other than a vague luminously woody ambery quality and a slightly herbal facet, but I do detect a marked resemblance. The main difference seems to be that when you first spray Hugo Boss, it is soft and refined from the off (as men's designer scents go), whereas the Lidl scent is a little brash at the outset, but quickly settles down.
Bought Aura De Esplendor from lidl for £4.99. What a very beautiful and long lasting perfume. Gorgeous!!
Stumbled across this while shopping and Lidl and thought i would give it a spray expecting the worst... it actually smells amazing especially for the £3.99 price tag.
smells exactly like boss bottled. not sure if it last as long but its cheap enough.... who cares. great copy.
ed hardy villian is exactly the same
Smells very like boss bottled but i'm getting some strange soapy/lavendar note. still great though and cheap. lasts about 6 hours. gis a video for it here:
i used to work nights on a 12 hours shift so sprayed at 18:00 before work and people coming in at 05:30 would still smell this and never new it was a smells like
This does smell pretty similar to SpiceBomb, there are some differences but if you like SpiceBomb you will like this too. It's spicy, woody and sweet and quite long lasting for the price. It gets a big thumbs up from me.
Tested in a scent's shop, identical to the original, but very cheap, 100ml less than 20€.
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