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Suddenly Essence Eau de Parfum (Men And Women) 100ml, £4.99 In Store @ Lidl (30th January In Northern Ireland, 6th February In UK)

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Posted 30th JanAvailable: NationalEdited by:"louiselouise"

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Edit 8th January: Confirmed in two stores by HUKDers - thanks katek and cecilmroberts
Womens' scents: En Rose, Cotton Blue, De Amor, De Esplendor, Eternelle, D'Elle, De Aguamarina.
Mens' scents: Acqua Fresh, Victory and Dark Blue.


(From 30th January in Northern Ireland, 6th February in UK - going by the Lidl websites)

Re an older post, from February 2018, about Lidl's perfume dupes
Essence - £4.99/100ml, is back on 6th-12th February for men and women
(in the UK, Northern Ireland is earlier, see below).

There has been a name change, the Womens' scents were called Aura before, but they all seem to be called Essence with this edition.

Unfortunately, Lidl's UK website gives little indication what to expect, only De Esplendor is pictured and the blurb says "Choose from a range of scents for men or women".3398258.jpgSnapshots from the Lidl Valentine's Catalogue and direct link here (the perfume is on the cover, of course, but also on Page 10, online)3398258.jpg3398258.jpgLidl Northern Ireland has more pictures (De Amor, De Esplendor, En Rose), but still no sign what the Mens' scents will be.
And they're using the "old" Aura EDP photos, for some unknown reason!
(Note their website says, "from 30th January")
3398258.jpgOnly the name Essence has changed but the variant names are the same, for most of them.

Essence De Esplendor
*Like Dior J'Adore
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Going by Google Images, here's the Essence scents I can find:

Essence De Amor
*Supposedly Cacharel Amor Amor
3398258.jpgEssence En Rose
*Similar to Lancome La Vie Est Belle
3398258.jpgDe Aguamarina
*Like Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia (just noticed that's spelt with a G, not a Q )3398258.jpgAngelica *Dupe of Thierry Mugler Angel
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Essence D'Elle *Similar to NARCISO RODRIGUEZ for her
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Essence New York *Dupe of DKNY Women
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Essence Unicke *Like CK One
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and, (via Google Images again) some Ladies' Essence scents come up I've never seen before!

**No idea if these will be part of the upcoming Valentine's Promotion, or these are temporary/Euro-only lines.**

Essence Stylish Girl 3398258.jpgEssence Eternelle 3398258.jpgEssence Jolie 3398258.jpgSpeculative but assuming the Mens' scents are the same (100ml/£4.99) they should be:

  • Essence Victory smells like Paco Rabanne Invictus
  • Essence Aqua Fresh smells like Acqua Di Gio Homme
  • Essence Unicko smells like Solo Loewe
  • Essence Dark Blue smells like Hugo Boss Dark Blue
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Because this is released in NI first, and I'm in Glasgow, I'm not sure what's in stores yet or I'd take photos. I'll update if there are stories on the red tops' websites (can't see any online), usually The Sun et al run Aldi and Lidl must-have promo stories.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 30th Jan
Also have the Aqua for men. Exactly like Armani aqua di gio. 4.99 100 ml
Thank you heat added great post
I buy boyf all sorts of scents - he's told me to stop as he has too much

Back in 2018, I bought him Unicko (smells like Solo Loewe) which he loved, and was the one that had rave reviews out of the Mens' options. Will have to see if there's newer Youtube reviews for Essence.

Edit: This Romanian reviewer, Cristina Preda, talks about these three (video from 28/11/19, so reasonably new)
Essence De Amor - dupe for Cacharel Amor Amor
Essence De Aguamarina - dupe for Armani Aqua di Gioia - this is my favourite of the ones I've tried
Essence En Rose - dupe for Lancome La Vie Est Belle

She also states the Aura name as an alternative, which confirms there's been a name change.

Also worth noting, she says scents such as Suddenly Madame Glamour are a permanent line (and X-Bolt). Whereas Essence/Aura are only available on special occasions such as Valentine's Day - can't vouch for this, however.

There's a bit of preamble, but the reviews start around 4:15
Not seeing much about the Mens' scents, though I read this brief Basenotes/Essence Unicko thread around the time I did the 2018 Deal post.

On Parfumo dot net:
Essence Victory parfumo.net/Per…ini
Acqua Fresh https//ww…ini (good luck to the ebay seller describing it as Essence Acquaintance - likely predictive text )
No comments, but Dark Blue has a few ratings parfumo.net/Per…ini
Weirdly the Unicko page on Parfumo dot net is completely blank (and it's the most popular one with reviewers!).
Edited by: "louiselouise" 31st Jan
Anyone know if they still do the suddenly diamonds fragrance for woman (which was the hugo boss orange dupe)? It was amazing
ambs30/01/2020 21:46

Anyone know if they still do the suddenly diamonds fragrance for woman …Anyone know if they still do the suddenly diamonds fragrance for woman (which was the hugo boss orange dupe)? It was amazing



I haven't seen that in Lidl for years - though - I'm not the best person to report back as I only go into Lidl every few weeks or so. My local Lidl (Jamaica Street, Glasgow - smallest store in the world) barely does any Special Buys which doesn't help.

Another one which is quite hard to find (for me, anyway) was Suddenly Woman I (Chanel No 5 copy and it was a brilliant dupe, even though I hate No 5).

I still have my bottle of Suddenly Diamonds, will have to sniff it to see if it's off!!
Edited by: "louiselouise" 30th Jan
louiselouise30/01/2020 21:49

I haven't seen that in Lidl for years - though - I'm not the best person …I haven't seen that in Lidl for years - though - I'm not the best person to report back as I only go into Lidl every few weeks or so. My local Lidl (Jamaica Street, Glasgow - smallest store in the world) barely does any Special Buys which doesn't help.Another one which is quite hard to find (for me, anyway) was Suddenly Woman I (Chanel No 5 copy and it was a brilliant dupe, even though I hate No 5).I still have my bottle of Suddenly Diamonds, will have to sniff it to see if it's off!!


I have 3, hoarded. Gave one to my friend last week for her birthday. She was made up
Thanks op a true...
scent of a woman
Great thanks, been waiting for these
so whats the story about these famous brand copies ? does the scent fade quickly ?

not embarrased about using a copy if its nice
ijwia31/01/2020 00:13

so whats the story about these famous brand copies ? does the scent fade …so whats the story about these famous brand copies ? does the scent fade quickly ?not embarrased about using a copy if its nice



I have De Esplendor and Aguamarina, longevity isn't that bad. I'd say Aguamarina is the worst-lasting out of all the Lidl options I've sampled, though aquatic scents are like that on my skin anyway.

In the Youtube video above, she mentions that En Rose (La Vie Est Belle copy) has excellent longevity compared to the other two she sampled.

Also have D'Elle though I hardly use it as I already have Lovely (which in itself is a Narciso Rodriguez For Her copy), pretty good on my skin, too.

My sister has a few of the others, can't ask her opinion at 2am though Ultimately if you're dissatisfied you could use them as a body spray instead and use your "real" scent on top. If you really hate it, use it as a loo spray, haha.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 31st Jan
Informative post, with helpful additional details and commentary - thanks OP.

Shame not too much info available about the men's ones, but nothing to do but wait I guess.
Edited by: "elbs" 31st Jan
Someone PMed me last night and I think they may be purchasing in the NI stores, so hopefully there will be an update before the 6th

Edit: All my sister has said this afternoon (via Facebook Messenger) is that she thought they were all really good, long-lasting and very similar to the originals. I bought her Angelica (Thierry Mugler Angel copy), En Rose (La Vie Est Belle copy) and New York (DKNY Women copy) a few years ago.

Angelica was her favourite, from what I remember.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 31st Jan
I bought a couple of the Essence for men last year and while they smell fine, for an EDP they don't seem to last at all.
louiselouise31/01/2020 12:49

Someone PMed me last night and I think they may be purchasing in the NI …Someone PMed me last night and I think they may be purchasing in the NI stores, so hopefully there will be an update before the 6th Edit: All my sister has said this afternoon (via Facebook Messenger) is that she thought they were all really good, long-lasting and very similar to the originals. I bought her Angelica (Thierry Mugler Angel copy), En Rose (La Vie Est Belle copy) and New York (DKNY Women copy) a few years ago.Angelica was her favourite, from what I remember.


None in mine yet in Antrim,N.Ireland.
Looks like I'm heading to Lidl tomorrow! Also added the Valentine leaflet in the original post - direct link here (the perfume is on the cover, of course, also on Page 10).
🔥 OP
Strange one - just back from Duke Street, Glasgow and the lady serving me didn't seem sure which perfume I was referring to (it was on the window advertised ).

I looked all over and she had to radio a colleague, who said it will probably be due in tomorrow. So, will try again, probably in St Rollox on Friday.

Sorry about that, I have heard of Special Buys being delayed but I think it's quite rare?
Nothing in my local - just the old stuff from Christmas - about a dozen bottles
There was a display stand in my local today, browsed the mens.... But was only three of the four mentioned by op. No unicko.... Which was the one I wanted to try. Typical.
I was in lidl (Felixstowe) last Sunday and saw these. Still had all of them so doubt they’d been in long! Didn’t get a proper sniff of them all to figure out which ones I like that I haven’t got as had my 17 month old with me who was attempting to take people out with his mini trolley but will pop in tomorrow and hopefully they’ll still have some!
Edited by: "katek" 6th Feb
All that was in my store was the usual Suddenly Madame Glamour and X-Bolt in fact, that's what the sales assistant thought I was asking about!
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A few new ones and some of the same.
Edited by: "katek" 7th Feb
katek07/02/2020 10:49

[Image] A few new ones and some of the same.



Thanks for that! Cotton Blue is one I haven't seen before - wonder if it's like Dolce & Gabanna Blue? Fingers crossed I find some.

(For those with bad eyesight like me!! ) I see En Rose, De Amor, De Esplendor, Eternelle, D'Elle, De Aguamarina, Acqua Fresh, Victory and Dark Blue.

Oops, and Cotton Blue.

I'll try two of the newies and see what I think.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 8th Feb
louiselouise07/02/2020 10:55

Thanks for that! Cotton Blue is one I haven't seen before - wonder if it's …Thanks for that! Cotton Blue is one I haven't seen before - wonder if it's like Dolce & Gabanna Blue? Fingers crossed I find some.(For those with bad eyesight like me!! ) I see En Rose, De Amor, De Esplendor, Eternelle, D'Elle, De Aguamarina, Acqua Fresh, Victory and Dark Blue.I'll try two of the newies and see what I think.


Haha thanks!

For some reason it’s loaded really unclear 😳
None in St Rollox, Glasgow either! They'll be getting them in "soon"

Edit: Sis reckons Eternelle may be Calvin Klein Eternity.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 7th Feb
Not sure if anyone has tried the aldi ones, there were no testers to sniff.
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katek07/02/2020 14:46

Not sure if anyone has tried the aldi ones, there were no testers to …Not sure if anyone has tried the aldi ones, there were no testers to sniff. [Image]



An older Anna Biondi La Bella Vita from Aldi is the one I have, from two years ago - it's okay, but doesn't have the sugary-sweetness genuine LVEB has. Might try these out.

I'm guessing the other two Lacuras are probably Gucci Floral and maybe CK One?
Edited by: "louiselouise" 7th Feb
katek07/02/2020 14:46

Not sure if anyone has tried the aldi ones, there were no testers to …Not sure if anyone has tried the aldi ones, there were no testers to sniff. [Image]


Have you seen any for men on display at Aldi?
katinka07/02/2020 19:16

Have you seen any for men on display at Aldi?



They're all in the 6th February Special Buys (not sure if it's just a coincidence - though - Valentine's is coming up anyway)

The Mens' range (been in Aldi before) are:

Victory Eau De Toilette 100ml, £6.99 (Paco Rabanne Million dupe)
Reviews here
aldi.co.uk/vic…902
39860908-fnPft.jpgL'Eau Eau De Toilette 100ml, £6.99 (Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio dupe)
Reviews here
aldi.co.uk/l'e…500
39860908-yunBa.jpgMasculine Eau De Toilette 100ml, £6.99 (JPG Male dupe)
Reviews here
aldi.co.uk/mas…103
39860908-GlF9h.jpgSteel Eau De Toilette 100ml, £6.99 (Abercrombie & Fitch dupe)
Reviews here
aldi.co.uk/ste…701
39860908-C6e8C.jpgYou can buy all three of the Womens' scents if you're feeling flush, for £14.97aldi.co.uk/lad…800
39860908-aCoiF.jpgOr individually
Lacura Floral Eau De Parfum 100ml, £4.99
aldi.co.uk/lac…401
39860908-R0ZMw.jpgLacura Je Suis Belle Eau De Parfum 100ml, £4.99
aldi.co.uk/lac…602
39860908-qRFNC.jpgLacura E1 Exclusive Eau De Parfum 100ml, £4.99
aldi.co.uk/lac…300
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Edited by: "louiselouise" 8th Feb
louiselouise08/02/2020 03:03

They're all in the 6th February Special Buys (not sure if it's just a …They're all in the 6th February Special Buys (not sure if it's just a coincidence - though - Valentine's is coming up anyway)The Mens' range (been in Aldi before) are:Victory Eau De Toilette 100ml, £6.99 (Paco Rabanne Million dupe)Reviews herehttps://www.aldi.co.uk/victory-eau-de-toilette-100ml/p/010621332869902[Image] L'Eau Eau De Toilette 100ml, £6.99 (Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio dupe)Reviews herehttps://www.aldi.co.uk/l'eau-eau-de-toilette-100ml/p/010621332869500[Image] Masculine Eau De Toilette 100ml, £6.99 (JPG Male dupe)Reviews herehttps://www.aldi.co.uk/masculine-eau-de-toilette-100ml/p/010621332870103[Image] Steel Eau De Toilette 100ml, £6.99 (Abercrombie & Fitch dupe)Reviews here https://www.aldi.co.uk/steel-eau-de-toilette-100ml/p/010621332869701[Image] You can buy all three of the Womens' scents if you're feeling flush, for £14.97 https://www.aldi.co.uk/ladies'-eau-de-parfum-set/p/000000353846800[Image] Or individuallyLacura Floral Eau De Parfum 100ml, £4.99https://www.aldi.co.uk/lacura-floral-eau-de-parfum/p/702212338227401[Image] Lacura Je Suis Belle Eau De Parfum 100ml, £4.99https://www.aldi.co.uk/lacura-je-suis-belle-eau-de-parfum/p/702212338227602[Image] Lacura E1 Exclusive Eau De Parfum 100ml, £4.99https://www.aldi.co.uk/lacura-e1-exclusive-eau-de-parfum/p/702212332869300[Image]


You are a star, thnx!
Looks like already beaten too it. Mine didn't have the one like Angel

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cecilmcroberts08/02/2020 13:21

Looks like already beaten too it. Mine didn't have the one like Angel …Looks like already beaten too it. Mine didn't have the one like Angel [Image]



That's a real shame, as that's the one my sister wants! (Angelica).
(About Aldi) My store, High Street, Glasgow has these tonight, but no testers! Gah! 39866138-gLIXq.jpg
louiselouise08/02/2020 21:17

(About Aldi) My store, High Street, Glasgow has these tonight, but no …(About Aldi) My store, High Street, Glasgow has these tonight, but no testers! Gah! [Image]


It’s so bloody annoying! If you want it I have an Angelica I’ve not used much of, bought last time they were out! But I prefer some of the others!
katek08/02/2020 21:38

It’s so bloody annoying! If you want it I have an Angelica I’ve not used mu …It’s so bloody annoying! If you want it I have an Angelica I’ve not used much of, bought last time they were out! But I prefer some of the others!



Och, I'll wait till they come out next time, but thank you I got my sister the Thierry Mugler Miroir Des Majestes from TJ Hughes earlier, will put it away for her birthday (pretty much the same as Alien Essence Absolue).
louiselouise08/02/2020 21:43

Och, I'll wait till they come out next time, but thank you I got my …Och, I'll wait till they come out next time, but thank you I got my sister the Thierry Mugler Miroir Des Majestes from TJ Hughes earlier, will put it away for her birthday (pretty much the same as Alien Essence Absolue).


I think it is! I’m sure she will love it!
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