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6 Weird Perfume Alternatives

Updated on July 26, 2015

We all know that the price of some perfumes can be a little out of budget, and some fragrances can be harmful for sensitive skin, but there are some odd options that are not perfume, that may smell just as good to you and are great for just about any skin type! Listed below are 6 weird perfume alternatives.

Vanilla Extract

You have probably smelled this before if you love making sweet treats in the kitchen, but this commodity can be used for another purpose. If you dab a little on your wrists and neck, you will carry a sweet scent. The smell of the extract stays on skin very well too!

Baby Oils

Baby oils have a nice and fresh scent that grown ups love too! The oil makes the skin soft, lightly scented and is great for those with sensitive skin. There are a variety of baby oils with scents that may be appealing to you.


Some flowers, such as lavender or roses, have a somewhat strong scent, and when you rub them onto your skin, the scent may stay for a while. It is a very natural alternative to wearing perfume.

Baby Powder

Baby powder has an interesting scent that in my opinion, smells pleasant, but is not a favorite for everyone. If you are not a fan for the scent, you can add a few drops of your favorite scented essential oil to the powder. Baby powder is a good replacement because it can absorb sweat and grease, which also makes it a great alternative to deodorant.

Spices and Herbs

Now is a good time to go to your spice cabinet, but not for cooking! There are different spices and herbs that smell devine and cost next to nothing at your local grocery store. You should take your favorite scented herbs and spices and place them in an oil overnight, and then dab the oil accordingly on desired areas.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are a great replacement because there are a variety of scents, such as lavender, orange, eucalyptus, peppermint and many more. Perfumes usually only contain a small amount of essential oils, but an essential oil by itself is very natural. Many of these oils can help with dry skin and itching as well.

Now you won't have to spend a fortune or sacrifice your good skin to smell pleasant! I hope that you found this article useful and/or interesting. Please feel free to leave any questions or comments you may have below.


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