Budget Beauty: Summer colognes under P500

We've already shared our stay-fresh-secrets for this summer because while sweating is inevitable, smelling icky shouldn't be. To keep you pleasantly fragrant even on a tight budget, we're listing purse must-haves that are all under P500! 

Whiff of Perfume (Instagram: @whiffofperfume) is a locally-based company that manufactures hand-crafted fragrances. Their best seller is the Nectarine Pearl (P395/30ml), which has delicious peach and soft floral notes. Some say that it’s a dupe of Jo Malone Nectarine Honey and Blossom, and has a lighthearted fruitiness that makes it perfect for summer. For orders, send a message to 09178827565 or email whiffonline@gmail.com

Image via Seek The Uniq

Image via Seek The Uniq

Kiele Anti-mosquito Baby Cologne (P199/120ml) is another locally made scent that not only smells good but also wards off mosquitoes! It's the perfect solution for when you venture outdoors for some summer fun. The formula is actually a baby cologne made of citronella masked with a French essence, which means it is really gentle and light in addition to being DEET-free. Kiele is available at SeekTheUniq.com

Body Fantasies Cucumber Melon Body Spray (P409/236ml) is a popular choice among those who loved Bath and Body Works’ Cucumber fragrance. It has the same clean and refreshing aura with a friendlier price tag. It lasts for hours, too! Body Fantasies is availabe at Watsons and Zalora.com

Bath & Body Works White Citrus Fragrance Mist (P338/88ml) greets you with citrusy top notes, mellows into a bouquet of florals, and finally settles with hints of musk and wood. And if you want to make the scent last all day long, you can layer with the shower gel and lotion from the same scent line. Bath & Body Works is available at Watsons

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Image vis Seek The Uniq

Another local scent to check out is SeekTheUniq x Sparrow Sun Kissed EDC (P420/60ml). It’s a sunny and refreshing blend of light citrus made from bergamot, crisp pear, and dewy green tea bottled in a lovely frosted glass bottle. Try this if you're into green and leafy scents. Available at SeekTheUniq.com

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Image via Nekkid

We’ve always loved Nekkid Pure EDP and now here’s Nekkid Tender EDP (P350/30ml). It’s a fresh, floral, slightly musky scent that’s wonderful to wear during warm and humid weather. It has top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and mandarin orange; middle notes of jasmine, rose, and freesia; and a base note of musk. If you're into organic products, you'll be glad to know this is made from natural ingredients, you’ll surely love this gentle, summery scent. Available at nekkidmanila.weebly.com.

What’s your scent for this summer? Will you be trying something from this list?