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My Imperfect Life
My Imperfect Life
Naomi Jamieson

Sol De Janeiro's new 'After Hours' fragrance smells just like *this* designer perfume—and will save you $118

A woman wearing a blue and black top spraying the Sol De Janeiro After Hours perfume on her neck/ in a purple template

The Sol De Janeiro After Hours perfume is getting a one-way ticket to our best perfume list as not only is it the perfect fall scent, but it's also said to be a swap for a certain luxury scent, for $118 less.

Now, we won't draw this out—we know the suspense is killing you—'After Hours' is being described by floral perfume lovers as a muskier alternative to Viktor & Rolf's cult-classic Flowerbomb fragrance by floral perfume lovers, with a hint of YSL's Black Opium.

And, as its midnight blue bottle and blend of warm florals would suggest, it's also being described as the perfect 'late night scent' and personally, we can't wait to douse ourselves in this when fall rolls around...

What does Sol De Janeiro After Hours smell like?

Honestly, at this point, we (and our bank accounts) owe so much to Sol De Janeiro, what with them already providing the perfect Baccarat 540 Rouge dupe saving us a small fortune and now this.

After Hours, which is now available at Sephora and is an ASOS exclusive over in the UK, boasts an expensive-smelling mix of blackcurrant, pear nectar, midnight jasmine, patchouli and amber woods, which evidently has 'Quiet Luxury' perfume lovers in a chokehold.

As mentioned, shoppers are comparing it to the likes of Black Opium and especially Flowerbomb, with one remarking: "Smells AMAZING!! The scent reminds me of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and I am here for it. I already ordered a backup from their site cuz I know it won't be available for long!! I sprayed it over 4hrs ago and I can still smell it on my clothes."

Another also quipped: "it's like a Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb dupe, I honestly love it so much!"

While a third said: "This is perfect if you’re a lover of YSL black opium, this is basically that in body spray form." Now, that's some pretty impressive, not to mention expensive, company After Hours is keeping.

In terms of Flowerbomb's scentscape, the fragrance—which will set you back $118—features perfume notes of peony, jasmine, rose accord and woody amber. Meanwhile, Black Opium (which retails from $95) is on the sweeter side, with hints of vanilla, black coffee and sensual white florals. 

They all definitely offer a rich, musky floral vibe, so if you're into that, Sol De Janeiro's After Hours might be something of a game-changer for you.

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