How To Smell Great On A Budget

March 17, 2020

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Just because you are on a budget, it doesn’t mean you can’t smell good. Remember smelling good does wonders for your personality and confidence. With so many resources around us, there is always a cost-effective way to smell good avoid bodily odours. Not convinced? Then go through the tips below and let’s see if you change your mind.

Do The Bare Minimum

The first step to tackling body odours is to do the regular expected grooming. Investing in a shower gel, lotion, deodorant, and perfume. Make sure you employ a reasonable grooming routine. Try to shower at least twice a day to make sure that your body is free of odour-causing bacteria.

If your armpit or pubic hairs grow, take time to shave. Remember these are the hardcore odour-causing bacteria breeding grounds and excellent traps for sweat. However, this practice alone may not be enough. To really smell good at all times, you must adopt the right lifestyle, which takes us to the next point.

Always Hydrate

There no better way to improve your health, body, skin and even look than to hydrate. By now, you must have already heard this from your mother, teacher, doctor or even from the TV Ad. Yes, they are all right. Hydrating is an important route to keep your body odour-free. This is because by doing so, you all flushing all toxins from your body.

Adding juices and smoothies made from fresh fruits and berries to your diet also complements water intake. This is because fruits and berries are also packed with vitamins and antioxidants that help to enhance the detoxification of your body. With minimal toxins, you will notice the elimination of body smell. Even your fragrances will last longer on your skin. Plus, the perks to hydrate means that you will have younger-looking skin.

 Watch What You Eat

Integrating a healthy diet into your eating habits is also an excellent way to ensure you smell good on a budget. Think of it, you are not spending more because food is already part of your budget. The frequent intake of junk food, as well as fatty and salty foods, will distort the biochemical interactions in your body. This leads to the production of more toxins which results in more body odours.

Eating healthy and integrating food items such as veggies and fruits does the opposite of what junk foods do to your body. And whilst we are on the subject of food, you must also watch what you eat in terms of smelly foods. Although food items such as garlic and eggs are very healthy, they tend to produce unpleasant smells either by bad breath or flatulence. So on those important days where you plan to meet people, avoid eating such foods.

Develop A Skin Care Routine

Just as you develop a daily grooming routine, you should integrate a skincare regimen as well. This is especially important when you enter your 20’s. As you get older the body mechanism requires a boost. Thus, in addition to hydrating and eating healthy, a skin regimen also provides a boost. 

Consequently, you accumulate many elements that contribute to body odour build-up. These include dust, smoke, dead skin, sweat, and many other elements. Thus, it is always a good idea to exfoliate at least once a week to get rid of all these unwanted elements on your body. And just because you are on a budget and can’t afford the high-end seaweed exfoliate from Sephora, it doesn’t make it the end of the world.

You might as well make your body scrub at home. Depending on your skin type, you have so many ingredients for a good scrub at home. This includes sugar, coconut oil, avocado, salt, rosewater and many more. Simply look up the ideal recipe for your skin type online and enjoy soft, fresh and clean skin every end of the week.

Use Fragrances

Even on a budget, a good fragrance is still important. It doesn’t mean that you should go on a bender to purchase a high-end designer perfume. Alien perfume is a good option that doesn’t break the bank. The key is to know how to pair the fragrances without having to spend so much. First, even in an antiperspirant deodorant to tackle sweat.

Then, invest in an affordable body mist or spray. This means that you don’t have to purchase expensive perfume. Even an eau de toilette will do because you already have other fragrances to layer. Just make sure the scents align! If this is difficult, then try to minimize the scents. Go for a non-perfumed shower gel, lotion or deodorant instead. 

If f you can afford a one time spend, go for oil-based perfume. A small bottle will last you a while because oil-based perfumes stay longer on your skin. The absence of very little use of alcohol in oil-based perfumes reduces its rate of evaporation. Apply a single dab of perfume on your pressure points such as the neck, inner wrists and elbows are you should be all set. You can even maximize your perfume and ensure it lasts longer. Add a little bit of the perfume to your unscented lotion to enhance your scent.

Wash Your Clothes Regularly

Another way to ensure you always smell good without spending a lot of cash is to simply wash your clothes regularly. Make it a point to never wear your clothes twice without washing them first – especially your undergarments.

For outer clothes such as jackets, the rule doesn’t have to be strict. Simply ensure that you spray them with a fabric refresher and hang them in a well-ventilated area before you wear them the next day.

Invest in affordable laundry add ons such as fabric softeners or dryer sheets to give your clothes a fresh and fragrant scent. You will also find very good and pleasant smelling laundry detergents at a very affordable price. Look for subtle and non-overwhelming scents such as lavender or citrus.

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  • Miss Tracy Hanson March 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Orchid I think, but was a very hard decision. Thanks for the chance.

  • Sheena Batey March 17, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    I would choose Fab as I think this would be the best match for my preference in fragrances

  • Priscilla Stubbs March 17, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Silver mountain Water would be my choice

  • Angela Treadway March 17, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Black Orchid x

  • Peter Watson March 17, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    inspired by

  • Katie March 17, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Oud Wood – what a fab website!

  • Ellen Stafford March 17, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    I would love Alien

  • Vikki Bowker March 17, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    I’d choose Orchid!

  • Susie Wilkinson March 17, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I would love to give Orchid a try

  • Solange March 17, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    I would choose Baccarat Rouge 540.

  • Fiona jk42 March 17, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    I would choose the Oud Wood fragrance.

  • Fiona K March 18, 2020 at 9:02 am

    I would choose Alien

  • Elaine Savage March 18, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I would choose Fabulous Fragrance

  • Sally Collingwood March 18, 2020 at 11:20 am

    I would like Orchid!

  • Jackie Howell March 18, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Black Orchid

  • Ursula Hunt March 18, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    I would like Fabulous

  • Charlotte isobelle March 18, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Black orchid for me

  • michelle hall March 18, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    i’d love to try alien 🙂

  • justine meyer March 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Black Orchid for me

  • Lucy Wright-Booth March 18, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    I’d like to try Alien!

  • Helen S Wright March 18, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    I would choose Orchid

  • fiona waterworth March 18, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    I would pick Virgin Island Water

  • ADEINNE TONNER March 18, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I think i would pick the silver mountain water

  • Carole Nott March 18, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    I would choose black orchid

  • Denise Wilden March 18, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I’d like to try Alien please

  • michelle o'neill March 19, 2020 at 4:49 am

    Black Orchid

  • ben March 19, 2020 at 6:53 am

    I would try oud wood

  • Rich Tyler March 19, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Fabulous Fragrance

  • Heather Hibbert March 19, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Alien x

  • Natalie Burgess March 19, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Alien xx

  • Helen Tovell March 20, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    I would choose the Black Orchid

  • Marc H March 20, 2020 at 9:23 pm


  • Natasha R-M March 21, 2020 at 12:36 am

    Definitely Oud Wood.

  • Samantha M March 21, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    I’d buy Alien – one of my favourites!

  • J Schofield March 21, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Black Orchid sounds good

  • Mari Sutherland March 21, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Black Orchid

  • ellie spider March 21, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Alien for me

  • Gemma Massey March 21, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    I’d love Orchid

  • Helen Arlow March 22, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Inspired by Fabulous x

  • Rachael Sexey March 22, 2020 at 9:53 am


  • Megan Kinsey March 22, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Ooh what a great idea! I’d love to try Oud Wood

  • Julia Kerr March 22, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    I’d love to try SMW Inspired by
    Silver Mountain Water

  • Ruth Harwood March 23, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Black Orchid looks amazing, bet it smells divine xx

  • Jackie Dawson March 23, 2020 at 11:40 am

    I would choose Alien

  • Katie B March 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Oud Wood, love anything with sandalwood

  • holly harmsworth March 23, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    it would have to be the inspired by alien fragrance

  • Lisa Wilkinson March 24, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    I would choose Santal 33

  • Lorna Ledger March 26, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Neroli Portofino sounds good

  • Christine Lockley March 26, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    I’d choose ALN inspired by Alien

  • Dan March 26, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Sandalwood is my favourite scent

  • Julie Ward March 26, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Neroli portofino

  • katrina walsh March 27, 2020 at 1:07 am

    Orchid sounds wonderful

  • clair downham March 28, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    virgin island water thankyou

  • ashleigh allan March 29, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    I would choose Oud Wood

  • Sophie Roberts March 30, 2020 at 10:01 am

    I would love to try Black Orchid!

  • Mel Pennie March 30, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    I’d choose ‘Fabulous’, great reviews of this fragrance!

  • lynn mitchell March 30, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    i like oud wood

  • Deborah Clarke March 31, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Oooh I’d love to try Alien its my favourite.

  • Alison Johnson March 31, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    ALN the Alien version perfume

  • Jo m welsh April 2, 2020 at 7:39 am

    I’d like to try Silver mountain water

  • Jessica Barber April 2, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    I’d choose inspired by Alien!

  • Margaret GALLAGHER April 2, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Irchid sounds devine

  • Cathryn Crawshaw April 3, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Black Orchid x

  • donna jones April 3, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Black Orchid

  • lynn neal April 3, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Neroli Portafino sounds good!

  • Carolynn Woodland April 3, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Black Orchid

  • Susan Smith April 3, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Black Orchid

  • Amy Bondoc April 4, 2020 at 5:25 am

    id choose Neroli Portofino

  • Astrid Charrier April 4, 2020 at 7:08 am

    black orchid

  • Laura Pritchard April 4, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Black Orchid sounds lovely!

  • Anthea Holloway April 4, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    I would choose Black Orchid

  • Sallyanne Rose April 4, 2020 at 4:28 pm


  • Emma England April 4, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    I would choose the fragrance inspired by alien.

  • Allan Fullarton April 4, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I would love Alien

  • Sheri Darby April 4, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Neroli Portofino

  • Graham Robinson April 4, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Mrs loves perfumes. I’ll get her something if I win.

  • Patricia Avery April 4, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Sauvage for my lovely hubby

  • Laura Claridge April 4, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    I would love to try Alien please 🙂

  • Pauline Lamont April 5, 2020 at 1:23 am

    Awesome giveaway

  • Debra Walker April 5, 2020 at 5:48 am


  • Kim Lam April 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

    I would choose the Best Seller Mixed Sample Bundle so I could try them all to see which one suited me best

  • James Silcock April 5, 2020 at 9:10 am


  • Sandra Fortune April 5, 2020 at 10:03 am

    I’d choose Just Neroli I love neroli oil so this would be for me

  • Terrie-Ann Wright April 5, 2020 at 10:18 am

    I would choose the Silver Mountain Water

  • Geri Gregg April 5, 2020 at 10:34 am

    I’d love to choose the
    Best Seller Mixed Sample Bundle, so I could try a few!

  • Susan B April 5, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Black Orchid sounds particularly appealing but I would actually be delighted to try all of them.

  • A.E. ADKINS April 5, 2020 at 11:14 am

    I would love to try Silver Mountain Water

  • paula cheadle April 5, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Black orchid

  • Victoria Easton April 5, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    ALN – sounds like a copy of one of my favourite “going out” fragrances!!

  • Kate Davies April 5, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Tuscan leather

  • Stephanie Clifford April 5, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Alien is my favourite fragrance

  • Tracy B April 5, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Oud Wood would be my choice

  • Lindsey Stuart April 5, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    I am delighted to have came across this website through your blog, thank you for sharing
    There are loads of copy cat perfumes I would love to try out, I would go for the Black orchid first, Lovely!

  • Gary Topley April 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Sauvage, thankyou for the competition x

  • Adrian Bold April 5, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    I would choose the Orchid. Thanks for the competition.

  • kim neville April 5, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    I would choose Black Orchid

  • Stef Acaster April 5, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Inspired by Sauvage

  • laura stewart April 5, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Neroli portofino

  • Diana April 5, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Black Orchid

  • zoe corbin April 5, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    black orchid

  • antonia richardson April 5, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    has to be ALN for me

  • Georgie Wright April 5, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Just Neroli, inspired by Neroli Portofino, sounds amazing!

  • Orange23 April 5, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Probably oud wood

  • Catherine Gregory April 5, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    I’d choose Alien

  • Natalie Gillham April 5, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    I’d choose Black Orchid x

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