More smell-a-like news, from Lidl this time. Just noticed that Lidl too are doing a La Vie Est Belle copy, called Aura En Rose, £4.99 instead of their usual £3.99. https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/5034614/lidl-perfume-lancome-cheap/ (the Sun story is from 30th November 2017) "The perfumes are in selected regions across the UK from today, but are only available for a limited time." These new releases seem to be 100ml, rather than the usual 50ml bottles Suddenly/G Bellini scents usually come in. Lidl's new perfume range in full Aura by Suddenly Aura De Aquamarina - A beautiful fresh floral fragrance ideal for the warmer months, or maybe holidays in the Mediterranean sun. *Like Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia - though another reviewer suggests it's like Armani She Aura D’Elle – A floral perfume with notes of Bulgarian Rose and White Jasmine. *Similar to NARCISO RODRIGUEZ for her Aura Angelica - A scent that combines musky, woody aromas with deep floral notes. *Dupe of Thierry Mugler Angel Aura De Amor – A fruity fragrance with a mix of mandarin, melati jasmine, sandalwood and musk. *Supposedly Cacharel Amor Amor Aura De Esplendor – An opulent, fruity-floral perfume with notes of rose with a hint of delicate jasmine. *Like Dior J'Adore Aura New York - Inspired by New York City’s glamour, this fragrance is vibrant and spirited. *Dupe of DKNY Women Aura En Rose – Contains the scents of an entire bouquet of flowers, perfect for date night. *Similar to Lancome La Vie Est Belle Aura Unicke - A citrus floral fragrance, combining bright notes of mandarin orange, papaya and bergamon. *Like CK One Essence by G. Bellini Essence Dark Blue – An aromatic and dry scent with a floral character. Essence Unicko – This is an oriental fragrance for men with citrus notes throughout. *Similar to Solo Loewe Essence Aqua Fresh – A light fragrance, inspired by the fresh sea and warm sun. *Reminiscent of Acqua Di Gio Homme Essence Victory – A fragrance for sports lovers, with energetic notes and a zesty fruitiness. *Womens' (Aura by Suddenly) comparisons from here http://elblogdemarianrolca.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/viii-sabias-que.html About Mens' (Essence by G Bellini) - Here's a glowing review of Unicko: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/447269-Essence-Unicko-(G-Bellini) Unicko and Aqua Fresh both reviewed here, as well as some of the Aura by Suddenly scents: http://www.smell-a-likes.com/brand/lidl Not sure about "Essence By G Bellini" Dark Blue and Victory but I'll keep looking and update if I do find out :D !
The Sun article DOES mention Anna Biondi Romance, but it's just (I assume) Aldi copy/paste blurb without any hint about which fragrance it's mimicking. I stopped reading the MSE smell-a-likes thread as it was full of comments about an oil fragrance company - not that I'm implying anyone there is shilling, but there was so much chatter focussed on them I lost interest. I added a review, above, about Anna Biondi Romance that states it is a copy of Coco Mademoiselle https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https://lilajamalmakeup.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/eaux-de-parfums-anna-biondi-de-chez-aldi-dupes-de-grandes-marques/&edit-text= I'll try taking a better in store picture later...not sure why it turned out so rotten, my camera's reasonably good - wet/cold hands, maybe :D (fierce)
It doesn't mention Romance because it wasn't listed on the MSE website at that time - although it's been updated to say it's like Coco Mademoiselle now https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/aldi#deal39195 if that helps? :D
Here's a review of three of them, originally in French: https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https://lilajamalmakeup.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/eaux-de-parfums-anna-biondi-de-chez-aldi-dupes-de-grandes-marques/&edit-text=
Here's a picture of the La Bella Vita: (the website mentioned on the back of the perfume box is http://www.maxim-markenprodukte.de/ )