When Dolce & Gabbana first launched Light Blue in 2001 (more than 20 years ago!), I don’t think they expected it would become a cult classic.
However, thanks to its light, feminine, and fresh uniqueness, it became one of the most popular summer scents in the perfume world. In fact, it’s my personal go-to as well!
Wanna guess why I think it’s named Light Blue?
Well, I think this wonderful perfume is just like a bright summer’s sky – fresh, youthful, clean. It’s impossible to wear this scent without a smile on your face.
Okay, before I start writing poetry about it, let’s get started on our list of 7 perfumes similar to Light Blue (and even some that you might like more than the original)!
7 Best Perfumes Similar to Light Blue
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1. I Love Love By Moschino For Women Eau De Toilette Spray
- Notes: Grapefruit, sugar cane, musk, orange
- Similar in terms of: Floral fragrance with citrus and woody accords
I bet when you heard Light Blue dupes, you didn’t expect to see a famous brand like Moschino. Well, this isn’t our only big name on the list!
In addition to amazing shoes and bags, Moschino also makes great perfumes. This particular one is a floral woody musk with bright, fruity notes – making it perfect for the summer.
Now, let’s come to the notes. At the top, we have the perfect ingredients for a fruit salad: grapefruit, red currant, orange, and lemon. The middle notes introduce more sweetness and floral aspects with sugar cane, cinnamon, bulrush, lily-of-the-valley, and tea rose. Rounding up the base, we have musk, woody notes, and cedar.
The major accords between the two fragrances are definitely very similar: citrus, musk, aromatic, and cedar. However, this fragrance is definitely sweeter than Light Blue and also has another key difference of having no amber.
But that’s not necessarily a bad thing! In fact, one of my friends actually prefers this one because she dislikes amber scents. So for the amber dislikers among my readers, this is the Light Blue alternative for you!
2. Yves Rocher Naturelle For Women Eau De Toilette
- Notes: Lemon, green apple, jasmine, musk
- Similar in terms of: Floral fragrance with similar citrus notes
Next up, we have a floral green fragrance by Yves Rocher. A lot of the notes match, making this perfume smell like Light Blue while still maintaining its own individual twist with a fresh spicy and energetic kick.
The top notes are citrus-heavy, with bergamot, lemon, green apple, and tagetes. In the middle, floral notes of peach blossom and jasmine add gentle femininity to the fragrance. Cedar, amber, and musk make up the base notes.
While this scent has musk, it’s definitely less powdery and musky than Light Blue. It’s very bright and natural, and perfect for younger perfume lovers.
One downside of this Light Blue knockoff is that the longevity isn’t the strongest. I’ve definitely had to reapply every few hours when I’ve used this perfume.
However, since it’s not a very pricey bottle, that might not be much of a problem.
The bottle is also adorable and matches the green, summery vibes of this perfume perfectly. If you’re looking for a light, youthful scent for the summer, it doesn’t get much better than this!
3. La Rive by Donna Carina for Women Eau De Parfum
- Notes: Lemon, jasmine, musk
- Similar in terms of: Floral scent with lemon, musk, and jasmine notes
Our next perfume is super simple, in terms of scent, notes, and bottle design. I actually really appreciate this, because most perfumes overcomplicate their composition in a way that doesn’t work or smells overpowering.
La Rive, however, knows exactly what it’s doing.
The top notes consist of lemon and hyacinth. In the middle, we have jasmine and apple tree. Finally, the base notes are made up of cedar and musk.
Wow, that was short!
If you compare that list with the notes for most other perfumes I review, you’ll notice how uncomplicated it is. But that’s exactly what I love about this scent:
The notes are simple, clean, and gentle – none of them overpowering the fragrance. With such few notes, it still manages to hit those citrusy, woody, and powdery notes that make it an understated cologne that smells like Light Blue.
This fragrance is a bit citrus-focused, so I like to layer it with a floral fragrance to add some depth. Longevity is decent, around 4 hours, but I’d recommend carrying the bottle with you on longer outings.
4. Soleil De Capri by Montale for Men and Women Eau de Parfum
- Notes: Grapefruit, white flowers, musk, spices
- Similar in terms of: Floral fruity fragrance with musk and lemon
If you’ve read some of my other articles, there’s one thing you know about me for sure:
I LOVE unisex perfumes. I just love how classy they smell, and I enjoy the androgynous aspect. Since unisex scents have to incorporate both masculine and feminine aspects, they’re usually complex but unique.
This particular bottle by Montale is super stylish – you can tell just by looking at that sleek, metallic bottle.
The top notes are fruity, with kumquat, grapefruit, and other citruses. The middle note is simply white flowers, to give a floral touch without being overpowering. Lastly, the base notes consist of spices and musk.
You might think that it would be hard to be a cologne like Light Blue without incorporating heavier flowers, but the understated floral notes on this scent give it maturity.
The initial citrus notes may feel a bit aggressive if you’re not used to fruity perfumes, so I recommend combining it with a sweeter scent that you like using. In fact, that will probably make it smell like Light Blue even more!
5. Halloween Blue Drop by Jesus Del Pozo Eau De Toilette Spray
- Notes: Lavender, green apple, violet, musk, amber
- Similar in terms of: Floral fragrance with amber and musk
The next item on our list is indeed a perfume like Light Blue, but with unique violet and lavender accords that add an amazing dimension to the smell.
The top notes are of this fragrance are lavender, citruses, and green apple. In the middle, we have the floral notes of violet, white flowers, and jasmine. Finally, the base notes are spices, musk, amber, and cinnamon, giving the scent a spicy kick.
The lavender adds femininity and delicacy, while the cinnamon adds some sharpness. However, since the middle and base notes smell like Light Blue, you’ll find that the dry down makes the two scents almost identical.
Plus, if you’re not a fan of citrus scents, this one is a bit sweeter. In fact, I like to say that the citrus in this perfume is more like citrus candy than the actual fruits!
The perfume is also fairly long-lasting, lasting up to 6 hours.
6. LANVIN Eclat d’Arpege Eau de Parfum for Women
- Notes: Green lilac, red peony, musk, amber
- Similar in terms of: Floral scent with musk and amber scents
If you ask any perfume connoisseur for a Light Blue alternative, this is probably the perfume that will immediately be brought up.
Why, you may ask?
Well, this scent came out almost 20 years ago, and people immediately noticed how it was a Light Blue clone thanks to the floral and fruity accords, as well as the major notes.
The top notes are Sicilian lemon leaves and green lilac, followed by middle notes of peach blossom and red peony. Finally, our base notes add the necessary musk and powdery accords with white cedar, musk, and amber.
There are two things I love especially about this option in the list compared to the others:
Firstly, it manages to capture citrus without the use of actual fruit, but by instead using lemon leaves. This makes the scent greener and not overwhelming. Secondly, I love the usage of unique floral notes such as peach and red peony.
The scent is fairly long-lasting, and usually does not require reapplication, despite its lightness.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the bottle is absolutely gorgeous!
7. Atelier Cologne by Cedre Atlas Cologne
- Notes: Lemon, cedar, jasmine, papyrus, and amber
- Similar in terms of: Woody scent with aromatic and powdery accords
Last, but surely not least:
We have another unisex option! Cedre Atlas somehow managed to incorporate classic floral notes in their perfume without losing its masculinity.
The top notes are citrus-heavy, with black currant, lemon, and bergamot. In the middle, we have cedar, jasmine, and apricot. Finally, the base notes consist of papyrus, vetiver, and amber.
While it doesn’t have musk, the scent has strong woody and powdery accords which make it a strong Light Blue dupe, especially for my male readers!
Another additional thing about this scent is that it’s available as a cologne absolue. What does that mean?
Well, a cologne absolue is a fragrance category first introduced by Atelier Cologne, and it comes with a very high percentage of perfume oils at 15%. This means that the scent requires fewer sprays and also lasts longer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1# How long does Light Blue last?
Ans: Longevity for Light Blue is moderate – around 4 to 5 hours on an average day, from my personal experience. Reapplication is usually not necessary.
Q2# What season is Light Blue for?
Ans: Light Blue is definitely a summer perfume, with its green, fruity, and floral dimensions. These also make it a decent spring perfume and more suitable for the daytime.
Q3# What are the notes in Light Blue?
Ans: The top notes of Light Blue are apple, Sicilian lemon, cedar, and bellflower. The middle notes consist of white rose, bamboo, and jasmine. Cedar, amber, and musk make up the base notes.
Regardless of whether you are unsure about citrus, prefer floral scents, or hate feminine scents – I’ve tried to include a perfume similar to Light Blue to suit everyone’s tastes.
Did I miss out your favorite? Have you found your next signature scent from this list? Remember, I love hearing from all of you, so please let me know!
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