Sol De Janeiro's new 'After Hours' fragrance smells just like *this* designer perfume—and will save you $118

With its blend of warm florals, Sol De Janeiro's 'After Hours' perfume mist just became our new obsession...

A woman wearing a blue and black top spraying the Sol De Janeiro After Hours perfume on her neck/ in a purple template
(Image credit: Sol De Janeiro)

The Sol De Janeiro After Hours perfume is getting a one-way ticket to our best perfume list as not only is it the perfect fall scent, but it's also said to be a swap for a certain luxury scent, for $118 less.

Now, we won't draw this out—we know the suspense is killing you—'After Hours' is being described by floral perfume lovers as a muskier alternative to Viktor & Rolf's cult-classic Flowerbomb fragrance by floral perfume lovers, with a hint of YSL's Black Opium.

And, as its midnight blue bottle and blend of warm florals would suggest, it's also being described as the perfect 'late night scent' and personally, we can't wait to douse ourselves in this when fall rolls around...

What does Sol De Janeiro After Hours smell like?

Honestly, at this point, we (and our bank accounts) owe so much to Sol De Janeiro, what with them already providing the perfect Baccarat 540 Rouge dupe saving us a small fortune and now this.

Flowerbomb dupe!

Sol de Janeiro After Hours Perfume Mist

RRP: $24

With a blend of jasmine, amber woods and blackcurrant, this scent is described as the perfect fall and date night perfume.

After Hours, which is now available at Sephora and is an ASOS exclusive over in the UK, boasts an expensive-smelling mix of blackcurrant, pear nectar, midnight jasmine, patchouli and amber woods, which evidently has 'Quiet Luxury' perfume lovers in a chokehold.

As mentioned, shoppers are comparing it to the likes of Black Opium and especially Flowerbomb, with one remarking: "Smells AMAZING!! The scent reminds me of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and I am here for it. I already ordered a backup from their site cuz I know it won't be available for long!! I sprayed it over 4hrs ago and I can still smell it on my clothes."

Another also quipped: "it's like a Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb dupe, I honestly love it so much!"

While a third said: "This is perfect if you’re a lover of YSL black opium, this is basically that in body spray form." Now, that's some pretty impressive, not to mention expensive, company After Hours is keeping.

In terms of Flowerbomb's scentscape, the fragrance—which will set you back $118—features perfume notes of peony, jasmine, rose accord and woody amber. Meanwhile, Black Opium (which retails from $95) is on the sweeter side, with hints of vanilla, black coffee and sensual white florals. 

They all definitely offer a rich, musky floral vibe, so if you're into that, Sol De Janeiro's After Hours might be something of a game-changer for you.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.