Lidl is a German discount supermarket chain with over 10,000 stores across Europe. Lidl stocks a range of health and beauty products, including fragrances which smell very similar to well known designer fragrances. Most famous is Suddenly Madam Glamour which many bloggers claim is close to being an exact replica of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle.
The list below shows all of the Lidl fragrances that our users have added.
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.
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
this is actually a copy of flowerbomb to those who know their perfumes. the one in the range that is like la vie est belle is called aura belle!
Amazing, smells crisp & fresh just like DKNY but at much more than a fraction of the cost of original.
Thank you Lidl
Amazing, smells crisp & fresh just like DKNY but at much more than a fraction if the original.
Thank you Lidl
Knowing quite well how Giorgio Armani's Acqua Di Gio smells, I bought a bottle on Thursday, used it to the office on Friday and got asked many times what fragrance I was wearing, lasting over 9hrs and smelling very much like the real article...you guessed right...I rushed back to my local Lidl to stash more bottles..you're right again...it had sold out.
PRESS REVIEWDaily Mail (25 Nov 2014)
The notes in these are similar — quite fruity and sweet — so if you like one, you’ll probably like the other. This one wore off quickly, and was slightly more sugary, signalling to me that it was a cheap version.
BLOGGER REVIEWBonkers about Perfume (22 Feb 2014)
Both the BOSS Orange edt and Suddenly Diamonds have that bright citrus opening, followed by a syrupy orange-y cotton candy, musky drydown, which kicks in pretty soon in fact. The Lidl scent is in a slightly 'deeper register', if that makes sense, ie is slightly less fruity and bright and kind of 'flatter' and more musky maybe, but I am splitting hairs really, as the resemblance is compelling.
every time they sell this (every few months) me and my sister have to stock up because it is the best cheap perfume around
At the begining it smells the same, but after time it releases different notes than original, dont last longer than 2H. Anyway, very nice smell!
Smells exactly like Emporio Armani Diamonds and just £3.99 wow!
PRESS REVIEWDaily Mail (16 Oct 2013)
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (£66.50, 50ml): There’s orange coming through — with maybe a little more in the way of florals. Very pretty.
Suddenly Madame Glamour by Lidl (£3.99, 50ml): I’m getting peach, orange and something more resinous: amber, maybe.
Verdict: Anyone in the business could tell you that one of these is Coco Mademoiselle. But the Lidl one is a respectable fragrance and not vastly dissimilar.
PRESS REVIEWExpress.co.uk (27 Jun 2011)
Chanel has lost out in a smell test to a cut-price supermarket scent.
Ninety per cent of women in the test turned their noses up at £61 Coco Mademoiselle in favour of Suddenly Madame Glamour from Lidl at £3.99 for 50ml.
The test was carried out on a panel of 150 women by an independent expert.
BLOGGER REVIEWbodyconfidential.co.uk (21 Feb 2013)
The perfume, although a lot less intense and long-lasting as Mademoiselle, is a very close match. Put it this way, if you were blindfolded and unsure which was being sprayed on your wrist, there’d be very few differences
BLOGGER REVIEWA Thrifty Mrs (28 May 2012)
They smelt very similar when first applied, sisters who are mistaken for twins a lot but when you take a good look at them there is a couple of years difference and one has a longer nose. That kind of similarity, y'know?
On my skin the oriental notes in the Chanel play louder than in the Lidl for the first 20 mintues or so. I can detect the citrus a lot more in the Lidl but I like that for summer. As the day wore on the difference became harder to detect and if I hadn't written down which arm was wearing which scent (yes my memory is shocking) I probably wouldn't have been able to tell the difference after 4 hours worth of wear on a warm day.
BLOGGER REVIEWWake Up Buttercup (26 May 2012)
I thought I could smell Chanel Coco Mademoiselle lingering around the office but upon further investigation found out it was actually suddenly madame glamour - the £3.99 perfume from Lidl.
BLOGGER REVIEWWho Is She (1 May 2012)
Lidl have a exact dupe fragrance to Coco Mademoiselle for an entire £2.99 for 100ml. Now I know what you’re thinking it’s too good to be true. So in the name of research I did a little test with my colleagues at work. Two people commented asking if it was a special occasion as I was wearing Chanel, and their looks were priceless as I revealed my little secret. I would definitely recommend picking up a bottle of this to use for work etc instead of using your “good” perfumes.
BLOGGER REVIEWBonkers about Perfume (30 Jun 2011)
Count me in with the 91% of women in the blind test, because I did genuinely prefer Madame Glamour blind. It is the quieter of the two, and as regular readers know, I am a sucker for quiet. And what I also learnt is that to my nose it is not so much that Suddenly Madame Glamour smells all that expensive (though a darn sight more expensive than £3.99, I will say unequivocally), but rather that Coco Mademoiselle doesn't either...
All of the above TRUE! Hard to believe but ALL TRUE and tested with CocoM original (Eau de perfume 100 ml tester) side by side. CocoM just as 'weak'as Suddenly MadamG! No difference whatsoever in 'strengthen' or longevity.A very short second, CocoM more oriental than Suddenly MadamG
Treat yourself to this lidil version ...it's truly hard to tell the difference ...at such a low cost.....you will not be disappointed. Keep your more expensive Chanel for special occasions...
I read that Madame Glamour smells similar to Coco Mademoiselle. Nah, surely not. Well, I was in Lidl the other day and thought I'd have a sniff. I was impressed enough to shell out the princely sum of £3.99, after all it might smell terrible on the skin but you know what? It doesn't, it smells lovely. It smells very similar to Coco Mademoiselle and dries down nicely. I'll hold my hand up to being a perfume snob. I'm a Molecule01 girl and a fan of Tom Ford and Tocca. I wouldn't have thought I'd being buying fragrance from Lidl but there you have it. I'm really impressed.
Lovely fragrance gets lots of compliments
Beautiful! greatly similar - can't beat this for quality and value.
Smells exactly the same but may need to re-apply a few times throughout the day but at £3.99 who cares?
It reminds of Coco Mademoiselle, but personally I couldn't mix them. CM is more oriental while Madame Glamour is more "flowery" let's say. But, it is a nice perfume. And yes I would prefer it for the office, not only because it is cheaper, but also lighter. Let's say is something like a light version of CM. But it is a good perfume for 4 euros.
1 Million von Paco Rabanne gehört zu den beliebtesten Parfums in Deutschland. Dieser Duft riecht sehr intensiv, holzig und orientalisch markant-süß.
Soweit die Beschreibung des Originals. Im Schnitt kostet dieser edle und beliebte Duft ca. 50 € pro 50 ml. Zeit, eine ähnliche und sparsame Alternative vorzustellen: Gibellini No.1 for Men. Wo gibt es diesen Duft? Im Discounter Lidl!
fraction of the cost, 80% of the experience
PRESS REVIEWDaily Mail (25 Nov 2014)
Chanel No 5 is a soapy, warm, vanilla scent, so seductive it was the only thing Marilyn Monroe wore to bed. So no wonder I knew instantly that it was the heady Chanel classic. Imagine my surprise when it was revealed to be a Lidl perfume — I even had to check the bottles hadn’t been muddled up!
It won't last the smell yet it's cheaper than Channel 5,you can use it everyday during ordinary days but for special event,better use the original one.
Fabulous and so alike. Difficult to tell the difference only it doesn't last as long but at the price no problem. Although don't expect Lidl to have it in stock it must be one of their most popular items. I often buy on ebay pay a little more but saves a wasted lidl trip. Lidl get more stock its super
The best 'smell-a-like' chanel 5 i've found. I use it for everyday wear and leave my real one for special occasions. Doesn't ladt long and have to re-apply but that really isn't a problem.
Nice but far better is the original madam glamour
BLOGGER REVIEWBonkers about Perfume (12 Nov 2009)
I bought a bottle on the spot - £3.99 is a bargain by any standards. It smelt to me like a perfume that cost up to five times that ie what I would consider as the lower end of the designer market... Okay, so the Lidl one is not an exact replica, but eight of the eleven notes listed for it also feature in Luminous. Even to my neophyte nose, that counts as a "ghostly resemblance".