My Mission: Find perfume under $33 that reeks of money.
Tommy Girl 10 Eau de Toilette Spray, $32. While at drinks with a hot-shot beauty exec, she boozily asked, "What perfume are you wearing, because I need it." When I told her it was TG 10, she nearly passed out. Don't underestimate the power of this innocuous citrus-y floral. It sparkles and fizzes like freshly popped champagne.
Philosophy Amazing Grace Perfumed Body Spritz, $25. With layer upon layer of pale floral and soft, musky notes, Amazing Grace is good taste, defined. Little wonder it's Philosophy's best-selling fragrance.
Marc Jacobs Perfume to Go, $22. The thing about gardenia is that one flower quickly fills an entire sunken living room with a gorgeous, rich scent. The same goes with MJ's signature frag: A miniscule dab of the stuff is all you need for an air of refinement.
Revlon Charlie, $10. A low ponytail, a pair of kicky trousers, and blast of Charlie, and BOOM: You're Lauren Hutton, circa 1973. If you've ever wanted to know what it feels like to be rich, free-spirited, and powerful--and under no man's thumb--well, now you'll know.
GapBody Eau de Toilette in Lavender Tea, $21. Somewhere among the Gap's basic undies and socks, you'll find this elegant Lavender Tea scent. Close your eyes and ignore your surroundings: You're now in a tiny Parisian lingerie shop, the kind without a 1/2 off rack.
Now here's the rub: With all of the money you've just saved, it's tempting to buy two. Or just another pair of shoes. I'll leave that dilemma for you.
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