Not-so-controversial opinion: You’ve been paying too much for fragrances. Until now, at least, because the best Black Friday perfume deals are here—the early ones at least—and they’re nothing to turn your nose up at (unless, of course, you’re about to take a big whiff).
You probably already know this time of year is great for scoring Black Friday makeup and skin care deals, but the perfume sales we’re starting to see are just as good. (Not to mention, all the early Black Friday mattress deals, Black Friday clothing deals, and even Black Friday sex toy deals.) But back to why we’re really here: The discounts. We’re currently seeing everything from full-size women’s perfume bottles—great if you already have your signature scent on lock—to men’s cologne sets that are ideal for gifting the husbands and dads in your, all from brands like Maison Margiela’s Replica, Dior (and Miss Dior!), YSL, Chanel, and Glossier.
Whatever compels you to shop the best Black Friday perfume deals, check our edit of can’t-miss finds below.
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Dermstore has pretty solid beauty deals available all year round, but loves to offer generous discounts on luxury fragrance brands around Black Friday. Right now, candles from cult-favorite brand Ellis Brooklyn are already on sale, along with scent diffusers from Naturopathica, in case your home needs some sprucing up.
Last year, Kate Middleton’s go-to perfume—Orange Blossom by Jo Malone—was on major sale at Saks. (Trust us, this is rare. Orange Blossom is part of Jo Malone’s permanent collection—not to mention an all-time best-seller—so it hardly ever gets marked down.) While the bestseller isn’t on sale again just yet, you can score fragrances from Soho House’s Cowshed line and wellness brand, Aromatherapy Associates.
No list of the best Black Friday [insert literally anything] deals would be complete without a healthy dose of Amazon steals, so let’s start here. While you can fill your basket with skin care, brow enhancers, hair dryers, and anything your makeup drawer could possibly need, these already on-sale Amazon perfumes and candles are enough for us to buy without a Prime membership.
Are we really surprised to see that Sephora brought home the deals? Sephora’s Holiday Savings Event usually has fragrance lovers flocking to the site and shelves, but the retailer does drop new deals leading up to that and Black Friday. Go forth and conquer.
Nordstrom never disappoints during the holidays, whether you’re looking to buy the best gifts or snag a casual 40% off your favorite designers. This year, we’re eyeing Jo Malone colognes and full-size Viktor&Rolf scents. Last year, Yves Saint Laurent’s Black Opium, and Valentino were on sale for under $100, and travel-size gift sets from brands like Atelier Cologne were too.
Ulta’s Black Friday sale is already teeming with deals. Fragrance snobs can take advantage of deals and free gifts with select purchases from YSL, Viktor&Rolf, Carolina Herrera, and Miss Dior.
Violet Grey is one of our favorite destinations for luxe beauty deals—and it’s the best place to spot markdowns you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Case in point: Every single scent from Off-White is discounted as we speak.
The same goes for Bloomingdale’s. Right now the retailer is offering a ton of discounts on luxury fragrances from Thomas Kosmala, Frederic Malle, and more.