10 Expensive aftershave clone scents on a budget

What is an aftershave dupe or clone?

The scent of a high end aftershave is often bold, sexy and empowering, yet expensive! In today's climate of budgeting and the cost of living crisis, many of us are turning to a cheaper clone alternative for your favourite aftershave scents - but what is a clone and how can you find them?

Quite simply an aftershave scent clone takes the olfactory notes of the original expensive scent and attempts to replicate it in a similar fashion. For many clone aftershave scents they will be near identical or extremely similar to the original scent. 

Some wet shaving artisans will openly share that their scent of aftershave or shaving soap is inspired by a famous brand, however we have put together a list of some of our favourites to help you out! 

1. Creed Aventus

Creed Aventus is the top selling aftershave in the House of Creed so is the inspiration for so many artisan dupe fragrances! Launched in 2010 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Creed, Aventus is pitched as a sophisticated scent for the modern gentleman. 

The rich and fruity fragrance notes make Creed Aventus an iconic scent that is sensual, rich and embodies strength, vision and power! 

Stirling Executive Man Aftershave | Agent Shave

It's no wonder there are some fantastic clone versions of Creed Aventus, these are some that are available at Agent Shave:

2. Dior Sauvage

There is something magical and mysterious about the famous Dior Sauvage scent that just envelops sensuality. An olfactory ode to nature - a scent that is noble and powerful.

Ariana & Evans  Monte Carlo Aftershave | Agent Shave | Wet Shaving Supplies Uk

3. Acqua di Parma Colonia

A timeless scent that embodies Italianity, Acqua di Parma Colonia was originally created in 1916. A citrus blend that is universally loved and instantly recognisable. 

4. Creed Green Irish Tweed

Green Irish Tweed by Creed is a fresh and green fougere scent that is both aromatic and refreshing. A fragrance that encapsulates the essence of an Irish country estate, with earthy tones and freshly cut grass. 

RazoRock Irish Countryside Aftershave | Agent Shave | Wet Shaving Supplies Uk

Offering a dose of nostalgia, this is a scent that is loved by many gentlemen and the inspiration for many clone fragrances! Why not try:

5. Penhaligons Zizonia

An intriguing and intoxicating scent that originated from the 1930's and re-released by Penhaligons in 2001. A warming and comforting oriental fragrance with black pepper, woods, a burst of orange and lavender. One for the well travelled perhaps traditional eccentric! 

  • RazoRock Nomad Aftershave is a great budget choice that is inspired by the Zizonia scent. A mysterious fragrance that was masterfully created by parfumiers in France.

6. Victor & Rolf Spicebomb

A scent for the confident, well groomed man! Strong, bold and unforgiving spicebomb is a fragrance for those who know what they want and how to get it. 

7. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

Stirling Haverford Aftershave | Agent Shave

Opulent, warm and iconic, Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille is a scent reminiscent of a London Gentlemans club! 

8. YSL Rive Gauche 

Launched in 2003, Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent is a sensual yet elegant scent for those gentlemen who know how to please! 

Fine American Blend Aftershave | Agent Shave

A scent loved by many yet discontinued, so re-imagined by Fine & RazoRock: 

9. Creed Virgin Island Water

Exotic and fruity, this is a scent for the summer! Like paradise all year round, Creed Virgin Island Water has notes of citrus fruits, summer blooms, coconut and warm tropical woods.

10. Creed Silver Mountain Water

Cool, crisp and beautiful! Creed Silver Mountain water captures the essence of clean mountains, with sparkling icy streams! 

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