3 Best Parfums De Marly Layton Clones/Dupes (2023)

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In 2016, Parfums De Marly Layton took the fragrance community by storm. It quickly became Parfums De Marly’s best-seller and was surrounded by a lot of hype in the fragrance community, particularly on YouTube.

Parfums De Marly Layton is a luxurious fragrance that is perfect for any occasion. This fragrance is a masterpiece of art and science, featuring a perfect blend of spices and woods that create a seductive scent. It is a unisex fragrance that is suitable for both men and women.

Since Layton sounds so amazing, why are people looking for Layton clones/dupes?

For one reason, the price tag. Layton will cost you $150-$300 US depending on the source and whether it’s a tester, a new bottle, or a pre-owned bottle.

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I’ve narrowed it down to the 3 best Parfums De Marly Layton clones/dupes on the market and you can’t go wrong with any of them.

Parfums De Marly Layton Notes

I’m leaving the notes for Parfums De Marly Layton here for you to compare to the clones/dupes in this list.

parfums de marly layton notes
Source: Fragrantica

Parfums De Marly Layton Clones/Dupes

There are numerous clones/dupes of Parfums De Marly Layton on the market. From my research, most of these clones are not worth it.

I’m not going to waste your time with the bad clones and only focus on the ones that are deemed to be worth getting.

#1 Parfums De Marly Layton Clone/Dupe

Amber Oud Exclusif Bleu Edition

parfums de marly layton clone
Amber Oud Exclusif Bleu Edition Review
Similarity To Parfums De Marly Layton

(Canadian site but ships internationally)

Clone/Dupe of: Parfums De Marly Layton

Have I tried Amber Oud Exclusif Bleu Edition? No

Have I tried Parfums De Marly Layton? Yes

Blind buy worthy? Yes

Opening: Said to be 95% identical to Layton. Smooth, non-alcohol opening.

Drydown: Said to be 95%+ identical to Layton.

Performance: Said to perform better than Layton’s most recent formulations. 10+ hours on skin and days on clothes. A strong projection for 1st 2-3 hours.

(Canadian site but ships internationally)

#2 Parfums De Marly Layton Clone/Dupe

Al Haramain Detour Noir

parfums de marly layton dupe
Detour Noir Review
Similarity To Parfums De Marly Layton

Clone/Dupe Of: Parfums De Marly Layton

Have I tried Detour Noir? Yes

Blind buy worthy? Yes

I’ve tested Detour Noir and Layton side by side and came to the following conclusions below.

Opening: Detour Noir is louder and slightly screechier compared to Layton. Otherwise, they are nearly identical.

Drydown: Becomes closer to Layton in the dry down. I’d say 90-95% identical. I put Detour Noir and Layton on test strips and got my wife to smell their dry downs. I asked which one she preferred and she chose Detour Noir. That’s how good this clone is.

Performance: Projects heavily for 2-3 hours and lasts 10+ hours on my skin, and eternal on clothes. I’d classify Detour Noir as beast mode and is one of my best-performing (if not my best) fragrances out of the 70+ I own.

#3 Parfums De Marly Layton Clone/Dupe

Costume National I

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costume national i notes
Source: Fragrantica
Costume National I Review
Similarity To Parfums De Marly Layton

Inspired By: Parfums De Marly Layton

Have I tried Costume National I? Yes

Blind buy worthy? Yes

Costume National I is near niche quality. It’s so smooth and well-blended, which is apparent as soon as it’s sprayed.

I don’t think the notes presented are accurate. I don’t see how this can smell the way it does, like Layton, with those notes.

Opening: Very smooth and has the Layton vibe. I find it not as sweet and a little spicier in the opening.

Drydown: The most notable differences here are the leather and amber. The leather provides a deeper and darker richness than Layton. The leather adds a masculinity that places the scent somewhere between Layton and Layton Exclusif. The amber provides the sweet warmth but lacks the sweet vanilla accord found in Layton.

Performance: Above average projection for 2 hours, I get 10+ hours of longevity on my skin and days on clothes.


  • Inspired by Layton
  • Scent is between Layton and Layton Exclusif
  • Opening is smooth, less sweet and spicier
  • Dry down is deeper, darker, amber instead of vanilla
  • Projection is above average for 2 hours
  • Lasts 10+ hours on my skin

May you awaken
May you see clearly
May you be love

Take care ♥

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