Popular, high-end fragrances from brands such as Jimmy Choo, Carolina Herrera and Chanel are nearly impossible for the average Jane to attain, considering their ungodly price points. Which is why relying on dupes is common practice among the fragrance-loving community, simply to smell even a fraction of what cult-classic fragrances offer. Although dupes can sometimes be a hit or miss, especially with perfumes, ZARA fragrances seem to be, err, right on the nose when it comes to duplicating the scents of designer perfumes on the market.
With that being said, if you’re a broke baddy like us, wishing to smell like a million bucks at a much cheaper price, below is a list of some of the best ZARA perfume dupes.
Lancôme’s La Vie Est Belle Intensément and ZARA Majestic Opulence
For our fruity girlies who wish to smell like they’re in a fruit orchard, Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Intensément should be hitting the spot. However, the perfect dupe for a fraction of the price is ZARA’s Majestic Opulence EDP. Very much similar to the former, although a lot spicier and less sweet – but still gives a nice, fruity punch. They both have similar notes of vanilla, raspberry and benzoin – so, you’d know you’re getting your money’s worth and will smell utterly decadent too.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 and ZARA Red Temptation
The most sought-after fragrance on the market, MFK Baccarat Rouge 540 is for those who wish to smell more sensual and enticing. But with an eye-watering price tag, it’s time to look for a dupe – and you don’t need to look any farther than ZARA’s Red Temptation EDP. Dubbed THE closest smelling perfume to the former, Red Temptation will make you smell like you’re luxurious and opulent despite its price. Both have notes of woody and spicy, and scent exudes the most enticing side of femininity in a bottle.
YSL Libre Intense and ZARA Golden Decade
An intense vanilla scent that has become a staple fragrance amongst the fragrance community, the YSL Libre Intense has won so many hearts for its enticing smell. However, a close dupe for that has to be ZARA’s Golden Decade. A bit more citrusy than its counterpart – but it has similar notes that can be comparable to the higher-end version. Also, ZARA’s Golden Decade is more wearable than the former, as it’s not as intense, making it the ideal fragrance to wear on a day-to-day basis.
Jo Malone Wood Sage And Sea Salt and ZARA Ebony Wood
For our unisex fragrance peeps, Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt seem to be a cult-favourite for its fresh and aromatic ocean-like scent. With such a distinct fragrance, it’s pretty hard to find the right dupe for it. But voila – ZARA seems to always have our back, and offers the ideal dupe – Ebony Wood. A natural and fresh sophisticated scent that rivals the former, Ebony Wood is even spicier and woodier. The perfect dupe for those who wish to have a clean and complex scent – but at a much cheaper price.
Armani My Way and ZARA Sublime Epoque
A precise clone of Giorgio Armani’s My Way is ZARA’s Sublime Epoque EDP that has all the right notes, but with a twist. While Giorgio Armani’s My Way is a lot sweeter and fruitier thanks to notes of tuberose and vanilla, ZARA’s Sublime Epoque EDP is a lot more subdued in terms of its intensity, but still has a similar scent. However, be warned that it doesn’t last as long as the previous fragrance, so you might want to spritz it on a few more times to make it longer-lasting.
YSL Black Opium and ZARA Gardenia
A staple perfume in every woman’s vanity, one that screams powerful femininity in a bottle, is YSL Black Opium. Rich and decadent, this perfume has won so many hearts and has become a cult-classic amongst the fragrance community. But the perfect dupe that offers bang for your buck is ZARA’s Gardenia. An almost identical scent that would be nearly impossible to differentiate from the former, ZARA Gardenia is the perfect choice to smell luxurious without burning a hole in your pocket.
BYREDO Gypsy Water and ZARA Waterlily Tea Dress
BYREDO Gypsy Water is a crowd pleaser for its uniquely soft, smooth and sweet gourmand scent. It’s tantalizing to the senses, making it one of the most sought after BYREDO fragrances. Earthy and woody, this scent has captured so many hearts, not just women’s, but men’s as well. Considering the high price of this fragrance, the ideal dupe of BYREDO Gypsy Water is ZARA’s Waterlily Tea Dress. Despite its name, this fragrance is more earthy and musky, but has similar notes of the former, making it a very close dupe that is worth every sen.
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