Dupes Similar To Amyris Femme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

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Amyris Femme is a feminine, floral fragrance released by Maison Francis Kurdjian in 2012. This fragrance enjoyed viral success that quickly led to it being sold out online and in-store across the country. If you love the way this fragrance smells but it’s become impossible to find or you’re unwilling to pay the hefty price, you’ll be happy to know I have put together a list of similar fragrances and dupes for you to discover. These scents not only feature similar vibes and notes as Amyris Femme, but they won’t break your budget either.

What We Are looking for in a MFK Amyris Femme Dupe

Amyris Femme smells like sweet lemon blossoms and oranges intertwined with amyris and iris flowers before settling into a musky base. Amyris appears as a middle note and seamlessly intertwines with woody, muskier notes before settling intimately on the skin. It is a feminine, sophisticated combination of notes that smell mature without being too matronly.

When looking for an alternative you want to make sure there are bright citrusy top notes in the fragrance you choose. You should also make sure there are floral notes within the formulation, notably irises or violets. Jasmine is another note that could work well within this accord too.

When looking for a dupe or fragrance with a similar vibe to Amyris Femme, be sure your selection features a soft, subtle dry down that projects more intimately instead of outwardly. You also want to ensure that it is woody and musky with subtle hints of amber. This combination of notes gives Amyris Femme its sophisticated quality and makes it widely popular with women of all ages.

Also, be sure that the sweet and fruity top notes do not become too gourmand throughout the day. Depending on the formulation some fruity notes can cross that line, especially with fragrances that feature vanilla or tropical fruit notes within their accord. You should steer clear of fragrances that become too overwhelmingly green throughout the day. Some white floral notes tend to transition in such a way, so be mindful of this. 

Now that we’ve covered what to look for, let’s get started on my list of top ten dupes and fragrances you should try if you enjoy Amyris Femme.

10 MFK Amyris Femme Dupes

1. Athena by Oakcha

Athena by Oakcha
Athena by Oakcha

 

The first fragrance on my list of dupes for Amyris Femme is Athena by Oakcha. Oakcha creates fragrances that are heavily inspired by bestsellers, and Athena does a decent job of capturing the essence of what Amyris Femme is all about once it dries down and settles on the skin. However, there are a few points I should make before you try this one out. Upon first spray, Athena opens up with very bold, floral notes which is somewhat different from Amyris Femme. While these notes are quickly followed by sweet citrus and lemon blossoms, woody amyris quickly takes center stage as it lingers throughout the day. When sprayed directly on the skin, Athena lasts for about four or five hours before fading away. However, when I sprayed it on my clothes it tends to last much longer, staying noticeable throughout the workday. If you love the amyris notes featured in Amyris Femme and prefer them to outlast the musky base or citrusy top notes, you may want to give Athena a try.

2. Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

 

When it comes to the scent trail, Amyris Femme carries a slightly different smell depending on the person wearing it. That has a lot to do with everyone’s unique body chemistry. Because of this, I think that Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel deserves a spot on my list. Some people who wear Amyris Femme detect a bolder citrus note mixed evenly with bright florals and a subtle hint of earthiness. This combination reminds me of this classic fragrance and can give off a very similar vibe. The citrusy top notes, specifically orange blossom, project very well within both perfumes. However, the dry down in Coco Mademoiselle is softer and slightly powdery, giving this fragrance more of a mature vibe than Amyris Femme. There is also a hint of patchouli that makes Coco Mademoiselle somewhat earthier as well. I must mention that Coco Mademoiselle is pretty potent, so one or two sprays will go a long way. While it is in no way a clone of Amyris Femme, it does project a bright, sunny vibe that can be pretty similar.

3. Oil Perfumery – Our Impression of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Femme

Oil Perfumery Our Impression of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Femme
Oil Perfumery Our Impression of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Femme

 

For a decent dupe with good longevity that smells very close to the original, I suggest checking out Oil Perfumery: Our Impression of Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Just a bit of this fragrance goes a long way, as it leaves a noticeable scent trail throughout the day. Oil Perfumery’s version of Amyris Femme is pretty close to the real thing, though the bottom musky notes do seem a bit stronger than the original. The citrusy top notes are not very detectable after a while and tend to fade away after just a few hours. Still, the floral and warm amyris notes mix well with its softer bottom notes of amber and vetiver to create a perfect fragrance for work or play. If you enjoy Amyris Femme but don’t have room in your budget for the real deal then you may want to check out Oil Perfumery’s dupe instead.

4. White Tea by Elizabeth Arden

White Tea by Elizabeth Arden
White Tea by Elizabeth Arden

 

If you’re looking for an inexpensive perfume with a similar vibe as Amyris Femme that’s a bit more aquatic and slightly greener, you might want to try White Tea. While the notes aren’t exactly the same, I feel that this fragrance has a very “fresh” feel that is reminiscent of Amyris Femme. The first notes I detected as I sprayed it are oceanic intermingled with mandarin orange and subtle hints of sage. While this fragrance does feature a greener heart mixed with notes of white tea and iris, it is the dry down where I notice a resemblance to Amyris Femme. I like the way White Tea settles on the skin with soft hints of amber, musk, and exotic wood notes. The dry down is earthier, but it’s not overbearing and I think works well as an everyday fragrance since it is quite subtle. White Tea may not be a dupe of Amyris Femme, but if you’re looking for a fragrance with a similar vibe that’s more oceanic, you should give it a try.

5. Iris Femme by ALT.

Iris Femme by ALT.
Iris Femme by ALT.

 

Next on my list of dupes and alternative fragrances to Amyris Femme is Iris Femme by ALT. This company specializes in creating scents that are inspired by best selling fragrances. Iris Femme opens with sweet notes of orange and lemon blossom before quickly delving into middle notes of amyris and floral irises. Its base is quite woody with smoky notes of vetiver that appear and fade quite nicely as it dries down. To my nose, this fragrance is a little more floral at the opening than Amyris Femme is, but the citrus notes and amyris become more apparent as it settles. I don’t think it lasts as long as Amyris Femme does and it doesn’t project as much either. I think it’s a more intimate, softer take on the original, so if you’re looking for a fragrance that is a little more subtle, you might want to give Iris Femme a try.

6. Silk Blossom Cologne (2019) by Jo Malone London

Silk Blossom Cologne 2019 by Jo Malone London
Silk Blossom Cologne 2019 by Jo Malone London

 

If you like the mix of fruity and floral notes of Amyris Femme but are looking for something a little lighter and without a woody, musky base, you might want to try Silk Blossom Cologne. This fragrance is a reformulation of the original and was released in 2019. Sweet notes of apricot open up this fragrance along with the subtle earthiness of white pepper before moving through middle notes of rose and silk tree blossoms. It is within a few minutes that fresh jasmine blooms take centerstage before this fragrance fades softly into a base of subtle moss and sweet heliotrope. While the drydown in Amyris Femme is fresh and clean, there are also notes of muskiness which are not apparent in Silk Blossom Cologne. I think the longevity of this fragrance is decent, but it is very light, so you may want to reapply it midday or even layer it with something slightly bolder to help it project a little better.

7. Boomski Pour Femme by The Dua Brand

Boomski Pour Femme by The Dua Brand
Boomski Pour Femme by The Dua Brand

 

If you’re looking for a slightly sweeter, fruitier take on Amyris Femme then I suggest checking out Boomski Pour Femme by The Dua Brand. I immediately notice bright notes of pear and sweet pea when I first sprayed Boomski Pour Femme. These top notes tend to linger for quite a while before it starts moving through the rest of its accord. Iris takes a bit of a backseat with this fragrance as I note warmer, woody notes throughout the heart before finally settling into a soft, base of amyris. I don’t think it projects as well as Amyris Femme, but it will get you noticed if someone is standing close by. It’s soft, light, and has minimal sillage, which is great if you’re the type of person who has a hard time finding a perfume that smells the same on you as it does in the bottle. I think this is a good spring fragrance to add to your collection if you enjoy Amyris Femme but aren’t able to track down a bottle of this popular perfume.

8. Amyris Femme Extrait de Parfum by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Amyris Femme Extrait de Parfum by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Amyris Femme Extrait de Parfum by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

 

If you love the original Amyris Femme but would like something with more floral notes during the dry down process then I suggest that you try Amyris Femme Extrait. This flanker was released in 2019 and features a softer, more seamless blend of notes than the original. In other words, there isn’t a truly clear set of top, middle, and bottom notes. Rather, fragrant jasmine, orange blossom, pear, iris, and amyris settle quite nicely against a backdrop of woody and amber notes. These notes stayed detectable on my skin throughout the day while hints of jasmine would become noticeable and fade into the background again. The dry down is quite pleasant, and I would have to say more floral and woody than the original. In terms of longevity, I would say it’s comparable to Amyris Femme, however it is a softer scent than the original. If you enjoy the notes in Amyris Femme but are looking for something that is slightly more subtle then I’d suggest checking Amyris Femme Extrait out.

9. Floral Sandalwood by Dossier

Floral Sandalwood by Dossier
Floral Sandalwood by Dossier

 

While Dossier usually does a pretty decent job in creating fragrances inspired by bestsellers, I feel that they missed the mark with this one. Upon first spray I immediately noticed how it opened with bold citrus notes. Although pear and violet are also listed as the top notes I had a hard time detecting them, as the citrus was overwhelming. As it dried down I did notice hints of amyris and jasmine, but those quickly faded into a subtle, woody base of sandalwood and musk. I think Floral Sandalwood would work much better as a layering fragrance, as the projection is just not very strong and the citrus notes tend to overwhelm the other notes within the formulation. If you’re looking for something to layer in order to create your own inspired signature scent, this may be an option for you. But don’t purchase Floral Sandalwood with the expectation that it will be a close dupe of Amyris Femme.

10. Prescriptives by Calyx

Prescriptives by Calyx
Prescriptives by Calyx

If you’re looking for something that’s more robust and fruity with a fresh twist, you should check out Prescriptives by Calyx. Initially released in 1987, Prescriptives starts out with fresh and fruity top notes of mango, papaya, citrus, and fresh mint before settling into middle notes of melon, roses, and white florals. This mix of fresh white flowers and juicy ripened fruit is what gives Prescriptives a very similar vibe to Amyris Femme. Prescriptives is much sweeter though, and I noticed that these fruity notes tended to linger a bit longer than in Amyris Femme. Prescriptives settles into a musky and woody base, with hints of amber and sandalwood that are a bit stronger too. I think these notes do a good job of cutting through the sweetness, as it can be a little intense for some noses. I think this is a fresh, youthful scent that doesn’t smell as well rounded as Amyris Femme does, but still similar enough to earn a place on my list. I think Prescriptives makes a good daytime fragrance, however, it lacks the depth and allure that is more typical of evening fragrances.

Final Words

A good dupe of Amyris Femme should at least have some elements of bright orange or lemon citrus, as well as white or purple florals and a soft musky base that is still detectable at the end of the day without becoming too overbearing. Your perfect fragrance will be one that is sophisticated yet not too demure, and feminine without being too youthful and sweet. Stick to these tips and you’re sure to find the perfect dupe of Amyris Femme that works for you.

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