Nectarine Blossom & Honey is a sweet fruity fragrance from Jo Malone that features green top notes, ripe nectarine, and a soft honey, peach, and vetiver dry down. It is a delicately scented fragrance that is uplifting, sweet, and youthful. Unfortunately, Jo Malone’s perfumes tend to trend on the more expensive side. If you enjoy the sweetened vibe of Nectarine Blossom & Honey but are looking for something in a lower price range, I’ve rounded up a list of nine dupes and alternatives for you to consider.
The qualities we look for in Nectarine Blossom & Honey
Nectarine Blossom & Honey smells like a combination of fruity shampoo and cutting into a freshly ripened nectarine in the summertime. For me, the fragrance also reminds me of warm spring hikes and fresh grass. There are a few qualities to remember when searching for your perfect alternative. First, the opening of the fragrance should feature a combination of green and fruity notes. While floral notes are part of the accord, you should search for uplifting white florals. Avoid perfumes that include rose notes, as roses can be bold and overpower the rest of the accord. Finally, in terms of projection, you are looking for something soft yet noticeable to those around you. Jo Malone’s fragrance also features a clean scent similar to shampoo or body wash, so if your alternative features a similar vibe, you’re in the right direction.
Finding peach scents that don’t smell synthetic can be challenging, so it’s okay to include perfumes that elicit a slightly artificial quality as long as other notes soften it. Also, your fragrance should give off a similar honey vibe at some point throughout wear. The fruity notes should stay detectable through dry down, and the base should be musky. Avoid alternatives that have an intensely woody dry down, as these notes can turn smoky and throw off the clean, fruity vibe. Now that we’ve gone over what to look for, let’s look at my list of Nectarine Blossom & Honey dupes I recommend.
9 Nectarine Blossom & Honey Dupes
1. The Beekeeper by Oakcha
First on my list is The Beekeeper by Oakcha. I noticed that this fragrance develops similarly to Nectarine Blossom & Honey, but the juicy sweet vibe feels more intense. A common complaint with Jo Malone fragrances is that while they smell fantastic, their longevity is relatively weak. Compared to other options, Oakcha’s dupe lasted longer, and I didn’t have to reapply nearly as often as I did with others. For this reason, I think The Beekeeper is an excellent choice for those looking to save some money without sacrificing quality.
2. Our impression of Jo Malone London – Nectarine Blossom & Honey by OilPerfumery
Before applying this perfume, I immediately detected more of a bitter citrus vibe than the original. Fortunately, this does not transfer onto the skin. After application, I could tell that the sweet nectarine top notes were more muted, while the honey became more intense throughout the day. As it dries down, sweet notes of plum, peach, and vetiver carry this fragrance through dry down. Overall, I think the compact size makes this fragrance especially convenient for freshening up on the go, and I like that it’s discrete enough to fit in your pocket.
3. DIVAIN-299 – Inspired by Nectarine Blossom & Honey
If your budget is your top concern, consider trying Divain’s dupe of Nectarine Blossom & Honey. I found the opening slightly weaker than the original, but it features a familiar green vibe with hints of freshly cut grass, zesty petitgrain, and tangy black currants. A few minutes later, juicy nectarines appear and remain through dry down. There is a slight synthetic vibe that fades a few minutes after application. The many similarities and lower price tag make this option worthwhile.
4. Fruity Honey by Dossier
While I generally enjoy the quality of Dossier dupes, I think Fruity Honey just slightly misses the mark with their version. The opening is very similar to Nectarine Blossom & Honey. However, it becomes nearly impossible to detect the different notes after the first few minutes. The accord in this fragrance is somewhat muddled, and it becomes a generically sweet, floral scent after a while. It was hard to detect any honey in this fragrance, and the longevity was also a bit weaker. You can layer this one with another sweet or floral fragrance to help with projection. If you’re looking for something light and safe, you may enjoy Fruity Honey.
5. Green Tea Nectarine Blossom by Elizabeth Arden
If you need a similar nectarine-based vibe and don’t mind a bold green opening, I suggest trying Green Tea Nectarine Blossom. Like all of the Green Tea fragrances by Elizabeth Arden, this one starts with a bold green tea opening, and this note remains through the middle of wear. At the heart lies a combination of nectarine, blossoms, and a hint of peach. As it dries down, it becomes muskier than Jo Malone’s fragrance, but the sweetness remains throughout wear. In many ways, this fragrance reminds me of fruity shampoo, which gives it a similarly fresh vibe. Although the longevity could be better, it’s much less expensive than a Jo Malone fragrance and may be worth a try.
6. Magnolia Bliss by Juliette Has A Gun
Although I found the opening more citrusy than Nectarine Blossom & Honey, I think the rest of the dry down is quite similar for a few reasons. First, though there are floral notes in this accord, I detected more of a fresh, fruity vibe reminiscent of heavily fragranced shampoo. There is a clean, musky scent that’s nearly identical to the Jo Malone perfume, and it evokes thoughts of carefree spring and summer days. Although this dries into more of a skin scent like the original, that quality makes it perfect for the office, as it remains light and inoffensive throughout wear. The price is almost identical, so depending on your budget, you may choose a more affordable option.
7. Pretty As a Peach by Bath and Body Works
If you enjoy the sweet peachy vibe that remains through wear in Nectarine Blossom & Honey and don’t mind a very simple accord, I suggest trying Pretty As a Peach. Like most Bath and Body Works fragrances, I noticed a synthetic quality right at first spray, which reminded me of peach-flavored candy rings. What struck me with this fragrance is its longevity, and it lasted longer than I anticipated. The overall fragrance experience struck me as a combination of Green Tea Nectarine Blossom by Elizabeth Arden and Jo Malone’s fragrance. It is relatively youthful, and the accord is very linear. If you’re looking for something simple to freshen up during your day, give this fragrance a try.
8. Nude Silk by KKW Fragrance
While this fragrance is not an exact dupe for the original, Nude Silk embodies a few similar qualities. I noticed a mixture of fresh and fruity notes during my first sniff, which reminded me of Nectarine Blossom & Honey. However, there is also a green vibe that never seems to settle. Even as it dries down, fresh honeysuckle notes are still apparent. While the honey notes are much less potent, the peach and nectarine notes are bold. A chemical smell also developed during wear and reminded me of peach air freshener. In terms of sillage and projection, it is very soft, like Jo Malone’s fragrance, which means you may end up reapplying it or layering it with something else more intense.
9. Nectarine Blossom & Honey by Wicked Good
Although Wicked Good is a lesser-known close house than some of the others mentioned on my list, I am very impressed with this fragrance. I notice that the opening is a bit sweeter. As the accord develops, sweetness disappears into the background. A slight hint of spice was fleeting at midday, while the rest of the accord remained a delicate mix of spring flowers, honey, and ripened nectarine notes. I enjoyed this fragrance because it stays sweet and fresh without becoming cloying. This quality is a popular feature that’s noted in Jo Malone’s fragrance as well. I’d try this scent if you’re looking to discover a newer clone house with a fun, fresh vibe.