Eilish is a relatively new perfume released in 2021 by the iconic pop star. The fragrance is very gourmand and features sweet notes of vanilla, sugar, berry, cacao, and tonka bean. The accord is sweet and subtly spicy and is a great option to wear on a cold winter’s day. It is, however, a bit more expensive than most celebrity perfumes.
If you love the vibe of Eilish but can’t seem to find it anywhere or don’t have the money in your budget, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together a list of my favorite dupes and alternatives to Eilish that you need to try if you enjoy this gourmand scent.
What Similarities Do We look for in Eilish?
Eilish smells like indulging in a fresh batch of sugar cookies while wearing your favorite cashmere scarf on a brisk afternoon. At first spray, bold vanilla notes take hold and remain throughout wear. While red berries and mandarin orange notes are detectable at first, they fade away while the vanilla intensifies. Spicy notes start to emerge alongside cacao and subtle hints of rose. As it dries down, vanilla notes soften as sweet sugar takes center stage.
Towards the end of wear, tonka bean, amber, musk, and woody notes slowly reveal themselves. Eilish is a comforting cold winter fragrance and is suitable for the daytime. It is a soft, feminine perfume that is undeniably youthful.
When looking for a fragrance similar to Eilish, it should feature a vanilla heart surrounded by sweet, gourmand notes. The accord should stay simple and uncomplicated with a vanilla heart. It should remain sweet throughout drydown and not transform into something more spicy and floral.
Now that we know what we are looking for, let’s check out my list of the top ten fragrances you should try if you love Eilish by Billie Eilish.
10 Dupes of Eilish by Billie Eilish
1. Warm Vanilla Sugar by Bath & Body Works for women
First on my list is Warm Vanilla Sugar. I must note there is a strong alcohol smell right out of the bottle. After this overpowering smell fades, the first notes I detect are strong vanilla with synthetic florals in the background. As it settles, the vanilla remains, reminding me of the same freshly baked cookies vibe that Eilish has.
There is also a hint of sandalwood and musk as it develops throughout the day. Subtle floral heliotrope notes arise, which adds another dimension to its sweetness. If you’re a fan of sweet vanilla and don’t mind a strong alcohol smell at first spray, give Warm Vanilla Sugar a try.
2. Katy Perry’s Mad Potion
If you’re looking for a vanilla fragrance but enjoy floral notes, check out Mad Potion. Upon first spray, vanilla, apple, and peony fill the room and linger. Within minutes, these notes fade away, revealing a vanilla heart. Jasmine takes shape as the fragrance matures and settles into a base of musk and amber.
I think Mad Potion opens up more floral than Eilish, but the dry down is similar. It’s also less gourmand. I am disappointed with its longevity, which is very poor.
Overall, Mad Potion has a similar vibe to Eilish. Its performance is significantly lacking, though.
3. Tobacco Collection Rich Warm Addictive 2021 by Zara
Although this is a men’s fragrance, I believe it makes a great unisex option for those who enjoy the vanilla note within Eilish but dislike the sugary notes. It’s cozy, warm, and features a peony heart with rum top notes.
To my nose, the opening is very similar to Eilish. However, instead of the sweet notes intensifying as it matures, it becomes creamy with a subtle tobacco vibe. I noticed an artificial hint of coconut at the opening that fades quickly. The projection is moderate, and this fragrance transforms into a soft skin scent within a few hours.
Overall, I think if you enjoy the vanilla notes in Eilish but wish it wasn’t so sweet, this may be a good option for you.
4. Vanilla Lace by Victoria’s Secret
If you enjoy vanilla but prefer something less sweet than Eilish, I suggest trying Vanilla Lace. The formulation is simple and features vanilla and musk notes. It still has the freshly baked cookies vibe about it, but it is more subtle and less overbearing.
While it has average longevity, it does leave a sweet vanilla scent trail for several hours before fading away. The dry down is musky, but the vanilla remains throughout wear. Because the accord is simple, I think this is an excellent layering fragrance for those who enjoy exploring different scent combinations.
5. Fire At Will by Jovoy Paris
For an alternative with a more powdery vibe than Eilish that still embodies the sweet vanilla notes, I suggest trying Fire at Will.
At first spray, I immediately detect sweet vanilla, accompanied by floral mimosa notes that are bright and uplifting. As it develops, I pick up sweet brown sugar notes that remain through wear. The vanilla carries and remains sweet and creamy while it settles into a bottom accord of amber, musk, and vetiver. I think the vetiver gives this fragrance a slightly medicinal and earthy vibe.
Overall, I believe this is a good option if you’re looking for something softer and more subtle than Eilish.
6. Simply Vanille by ALT
If you want a muskier vanilla vibe, then try Simply Vanille. I smell bold vanilla notes, which soften as the bergamot appears. I also noticed a soapy, clean vibe which I can only attribute to the aldehydes within the formulation. The base is woody though French vanilla notes remain apparent throughout wear.
While I think Simply Vanille performs best in cooler months, it also works well during the summer. Overall, it’s a softer, somewhat more sophisticated vanilla scent that you may want to try if Eilish is too sweet for your liking.
7. Ambery Vanilla by Dossier
Next on my list is Ambery Vanilla. The vanilla notes are more subtle for me and remain in the background throughout the day.
Immediately after spraying, bold peppery notes mix with white florals against a backdrop of juicy pear and mandarin oranges. While licorice appears within the accord, I didn’t pick it up. The base is a mixture of cedar and coffee that give it a gourmand feel when combined with sweet vanilla.
The longevity is decent, and it’s more budget-friendly than Eilish. If you love vanilla but wish it wasn’t so sugary, give Ambery Vanilla a try.
8. Choco Musk by Al-Rehab
I believe that Choco Musk comes close to capturing the essence of Eilish. This accord doesn’t feature prominent top, middle, or base notes. It features vanilla, chocolate, white musk, cinnamon, spice, and sandalwood notes that appear and fade throughout the day.
After a few hours of wear, amber, myrrh, and fragrant rose notes become more prominent and give this fragrance more balance. Choco Musk wavers between vanilla and chocolate notes, which give it a gourmand vibe similar to Eilish. Choco Musk lasts much longer than Eilish, and the sillage is also stronger. You may want to consider trying this one out before purchasing it.
9. Egeo Vanilla Vibe by O Boticário
For a vanilla-based fragrance like Eilish but with a greener vibe, check out Egeo Vanilla Vibe. This fragrance starts sweet like Eilish with juicy red fruit notes, pink pepper, and citrusy bergamot. Fresh green notes quickly develop and linger as it moves through a middle accord of tropical coconut, rose, and cyclamen. As it settles into a warm vanilla base, musk, amber, and cedar develop and remain through the rest of the wear.
I feel Egeo Vanilla Vibe smells like a tropical version of Eilish and is a good option for the summer. It’s also a unisex fragrance and works for both men and women.
10. Crystal Vanilla by KKW Fragrance
If you enjoy the sweetness of Eilish and are looking for something a bit fruitier, check out Crystal Vanilla. It opens up similarly to Eilish, though I think Crystal Vanilla is sweeter with fruits, wild berries, and orange notes.
Rich, sugary notes remain as it moves through a heart of vanilla, floral honeysuckle, and poinsettia. Vanilla notes follow through to the base as sweet cacao and benzoin notes develop and linger through the day.
In my opinion, it’s less synthetic than Eilish, but it still has the same sugar cookie vibe. I don’t think the longevity is as good, though, and it comes at a higher price point, so those are some things to consider.