Before I had kids I loved splashing on the perfume. Every morning I’d have a good spritz of something and it was a well engrained part of my daily routine. Once I had children I lost that for a bit, not wanting to have strong smells while I was trying to establish breastfeeding and bonding with newborns though. Now those baby days are over though, and getting back to wearing the fragrances I love every day is part of finding myself again.

The problem is though, that the price of my favourite designer perfumes have suddenly made me think twice. What was affordable when we had no children suddenly seems like a lot when you’ve got 2 kids to consider. My friend Nicola has introduced me to FM, a company that provides gorgeous perfumes without the designer price tags. You will find scents that are really similar to your favourites – but how does it all work?

What Is FM?

FM is a company that sell fragrances, skin care, body care, cosmetics, health products, cleaning products & more! Distributors have found huge similarities between FM fragrances and some of the designer favourites making it very easy to find a perfume that customers will like based on their usual scent.

Are FM Perfumes Fake?

They’re not fakes or copies – they contain the same fragrance oils sourced from DROM factory in Germany where the likes of big brands such as Chanel also purchase their oils. A fake implies something is illegal and they are usually lower quality, and that is simply not the case with FM. The perfumes are similar but not exact copies, and are often of a superior quality.

A perfume bottles lying on it's side with flower petals and leaves inside it and on the surrounding area
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How Much Are FM Perfumes?

FM fragrances sell from £16.90-£26.50 for a 50ml bottle with luxury fragrance ranges also available. FM are able to sell their fragrances at this lower price due to saving money on advertising by using distributors to advertise and sell them rather than high paid celebrities and by packaging their fragrances in simple, elegant bottles.

What Are The FM Fragrance Ranges?

FM have 3 main ranges of fragrances:

Pure – a Parfum containing 20% fragrance oils, lasting minimum 6 hours (£16.90)

Intense – a Parfum containing 30% fragrance oils, lasting minimum 8 hours (£20.90)

Royal – a Parfum containing 20% fragrance oils, lasting minimum 6 hours but with more expensive fragrance oils (£26.50)

Top 10 Women’s Fragrances From FM

With so many scents available it can be hard to know which ones to try. Nicola has shared with me the top 10 FM women’s fragrances which she thinks every woman should try at some point. They are listed below, along with the designer perfume they are most similar too and a list of the fragrance notes in each – so you can see for yourself how similar they are. If you already like the designer fragrance then there is a strong chance you’ll like the FM fragrance too.

1) FM 18

18 – Similar fragrance notes to Chanel, Coco Mademoiselle £16.90

Coco Mademoiselle

Top notes – Orange, Bergamot, Grapefruit

Heart Notes – Lychee, Rose, Italian Jasmine

Base Notes – Indonesian Patchouli, Haitian Vetiver, Bouron Vanilla, White Musk


Top Notes – Orange, Orange Blossom

Heart Notes – Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang

Base Notes – White Musk, Vetiver, Vanilla, Tonka Bean

A bottle of FM 20 perfume and Viktor & Rolf, Flowerbomb
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2) FM 20

20 – Similar fragrance notes to Viktor & Rolf, Flowerbomb £16.90


Top Notes – Bergamot, Tea

Heart Notes – Jasmine, Freesia, Orchid

Base Notes – Centiflora Rose, Patchouli,


Top Notes – Osmanthus, Black Tea, Bergamot

Heart Notes – Rose, Freesia, Magnolia, Orchid

Base Notes – Musk, Patchouli

A hand holding a bottle of Baccarat Rouge perfume and FM 910
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3) FM 910

910 – Similar fragrance notes to Maison Francis Kurkdijan, Baccarat Rouge 540 £26.50 (Unisex)

Baccarat Rouge 540

Top Notes – Jasmine, Saffron, Orange, Marigold

Heart Notes – Ambroan, Evernyl

Base Notes – Cedarwood, Ambergris, Fir Balsam


Top Notes – Jasmine, Saffron

Heart Notes – Balsam fir, Cedarwood

Base Notes – Cashmere Wood, Ambergris, Moss, Brown Sugar

4) FM 905

905  – Similar fragrance notes to Jo Malone, Pomegranate Noir £26.50 (Unisex)

Pomegranate Noir

Top Notes – Raspberry, Plum, Pink Pepper

Heart Notes – Casablanca Lily

Base Notes – Guaiac wood, Patchouli, Frankincense


Top Notes – Plum, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Pomegranate, Clove

Heart Notes – Pink Pepper, Jasmine, Opponax, Patchouli, Lily

Base Notes – Guaiac Wood, Cedarwood, Amberwood, Vanilla

5) FM 413

413 – Similar fragrance notes to Lancome, La Vie Est Belle £16.90

La Vie Est Belle

Top Notes – Blackcurrant, Pear

Heart Notes – Iris, Jasmine, Orange Blossom

Base Notes – Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Praline, Patchouli


Top Notes – Blackcurrant, Pear

Heart Notes – Iris, Jasmine, Orange Blossom

Base Notes – Chocolate Pralines, Patchouli, Vanilla

A bottle of Creed, Aventus for her perfume and FM 372 on a dressing table with fairy lights
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6) FM 372

372 – Similar fragrance notes to Creed, Aventus for her £16.90

Aventus for Her

Top Notes – Green Apple, Violet Leaf, Pink Pepper, Calabrian Bergamot

Heart Notes – Rose, Styrax, Mysore Sandalwood

Base Notes – Peach, Cassis, Amber, Ylang Ylang


Top Notes – Patchouli, Green Apple, Bergamot, Lemon, Pink Pepper

Heart Notes – Sandalwood, Rose, Musk

Base Notes – Peach, Blackcurrant, Lily, Ylang-Ylang, Amber

7) FM 16

16 – Similar fragrance notes to Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo £16.90

Jimmy Choo

Top Notes – Green Notes

Heart Notes – Tiger Orchid

Base Notes – Toffee, Indonesian Patchouli


Top Notes – Mandarin, Pear, Green Notes

Heart Notes – Orchid

Base Notes – Patchouli, Toffee

A bottle of Theirry Mugler, Alien perfume and a bottle of FM 489
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8) FM 489

489 – Similar fragrance notes to Theirry Mugler, Alien £16.90


Top Notes – Sambac Jasmine

Heart Notes – Cashmere Wood

Base Notes – White Amber


Top Notes – Green Leaves, Anise, Blackcurrant

Heart Notes – Orange Blossom, Water Notes, Lily of the Valley, Cashmere Wood

Base Notes – Cedarwood, Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Ambergris

9) FM 809

809 – Similar fragrance notes Tom Ford, Black Orchid £26.50 (Unisex)

Black Orchid

Top Notes – Jasmine, Gardenia, Blackcurrant, Lemon

Heart Notes – Orchid, Spicy Notes, Lotus

Base Notes – Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Amber


Top Notes – Bergamot, Ginger, Water Notes

Heart Notes – Incense, Rose, Patchouli

Base Notes – Musk, Vanilla, Vetiver

A bottle of FM 366 perfume and YSL, Black Opium
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10) FM 366

366 – Similar fragrance notes to YSL, Black Opium £26.50

Black Opium

Top Notes – Pink Pepper, Orange Blossom

Heart Notes – Jasmine, Coffee

Base Notes – Vanilla, Patchouli, Cedarwood


Top Notes – Pink Pepper, Orange Blossom, Pear

Heart Notes – Coffee, Jasmine

Base Notes – Vanilla, Patchouli, Cedarwood

Where Can You Buy FM Perfumes?

For any queries or questions about products or to place an order, please contact Nicola via Instagram or on Facebook.