9 Affordable Perfumes So You Can Smell Like Gucci on a Target Budget

Fragrances are incredibly personal, and it can take a bit of searching to find one you love. Maybe you're exploring the indie scene, or maybe you're all about a classic scent that makes you feel like a glam granny. Either way, the process that goes into purchasing a perfume can be quite involved. But what if what you thought was a luxe perfume was actually an imposter?

Last May, five people were arrested in connection to a counterfeit perfume ring in NYC. According to reports, the group sold Chinese-manufactured fragrances that were said to be authentic in trademarked packaging to wholesalers in seven states. This isn't the first time the beauty industry has dealt with counterfeiting, and it probably won't be the last. The best thing to do is make smart purchases from retailers that are authorized by your favorite brands to sell products.

Besides, some of the best scents out there don't have to cost an arm and a leg. We've gathered nine of our favorites that are under $50 so you can feel like million bucks without breaking the bank.

Keep scrolling to check out our top picks for fragrances under $50.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Do you have a favorite affordable perfume? Tell us about it in the comments!