My husband and I have been married for two years – July just gone. During the run up to the wedding, I decided that I wanted to get a new perfume to take away on honeymoon, so that that particular scent always reminded me of our amazing honeymoon. I finally narrowed it down to two fragrances – Bvlgari Aqua Divina and Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess.
My mom and I were out shopping and had one scent sprayed on each wrist so we could keep smelling each one and decide which to buy. In the end I just couldn’t decide on one and ended up getting so busy with the last minute planning (code for – Bridezilla came out and took over) that I just left it and decided to take an existing perfume. On the morning of my wedding, my Mom surprised me with a wedding box of goodies which included the Bvlgari perfume. It is such a gorgeous perfume and I really loved wearing it on honeymoon, so my decision was made.
After honeymoon I still kept thinking about the Bronze Goddess perfume, but I never got round to buying Estée lauder Bronze Goddess (mainly because my Mom bought it, as she loved it so much) HOWEVER, and it is a big however, Next have brought out a fragrance that is literally identical.
It was actually my Mom who discovered this too. When she told me about it, I must admit I didn’t quite believe how identical this fragrance would be, but it really is exactly the same. The first time I wore it to work, another Bronze Goddess wearer within the office, immediately guessed I was wearing it. That is how similar the two fragrances are.
What is even better about this dupe is that is costs only £8 – winner. I know what you are thinking, for £8 it can’t last as well as the original, but it does. At the end of a full day of wearing it, I could still smell it on myself. I also think the bottle, although different to the Estée Lauder, is really lovely and very fun for the summer. They also do a number of other dupes, including a Marc Jacobs Daisy dupe.