High-end perfumes are quite tempting as a beauty investment — the scents last long and come in beautiful, luxurious packaging. But if you can’t quite justify splurging on a fragrance at the moment, consider checking out Zara perfume dupes instead!
The perfume sleuths in TikTok have found in Zara’s large collection of perfumes several alternatives to popular scents from Maison Francis Kurkdjian, BYREDO, Jo Malone London, and more. Read on to find out your options!
1. Zara Red Temptation EDP and Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540
If you like Baccarat Rouge 540’s elegant and intense notes of amber, jasmine, saffron and cedar wood, the Zara Red Temptation Eau de Parfum is a good dupe. It has very similar notes of saffron, jasmine, and amber but with the bright addition of bitter orange to cut through the florality.
The Zara Red Temptation Eau de Parfum is priced at SGD49.90 per 80ML on the brand’s website.
2. Zara Waterlily Tea Dress EDP and BYREDO Gypsy Water EDP
If you like BYREDO’s fresh and woody notes from citrus, pine needle and sandalwood, then you’ll want its shoe-in alternative: the Zara Water Lily Tea Dress. It has the same fresh scent — though considerably brighter and greener — and features notes of vert de bergamot, spearmint and musk. Both are good options for people who like delicate fragrances.
The Zara Waterlily Tea Dress Eau de Parfum is priced at SGD55.90 per 90ML on the brand’s website.
3. Zara Ebony Wood EDP and Jo Malone Wood Sage And Sea Salt
The Zara Ebony Wood EDP is part of the Zara Emotion collection designed by renowned perfumer Jo Malone. It’s not a coincidence that Ebony Wood features a similar scent profile to another Jo Malone creation, the Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne. The sister perfumes both feature ebony wood and pink salt.
The Zara Ebony Wood Eau de Parfum is priced at SGD55.90 per 90ML on the brand’s website.
4. Zara Cherry Smoothie and Tom Ford Lost Cherry
The Zara Cherry Smoothie went TikTok-viral for its very similar scent profile to the Tom Ford Lost Cherry Eau de Parfum. Both have cherry, almond, plum, tonka bean, peri balsam, and vanilla accords but Zara’s version is less spicy — making it perfect for daytime use.
The Zara Cherry Smoothie is priced at SGD24.90 per 30ML on the brand’s website.
5. Zara Red Vanilla EDP and Lancôme La Vie Est Belle
Lovers of the fruity floral fragrance family won’t be able to resist the Zara Red Vanilla Eau de Parfum, which is a close dupe to Lancôme's bestselling La Vie Est Belle. Zara’s scent features blackcurrant, iris and vanilla notes, while Lancôme gives a headier experience with its combination of patchouli and iris.
The Zara Red Vanilla Eau de Parfum is priced at SGD39.90 per 180ML on the brand’s website.
6. Zara Golden Decade and Yves Saint Laurent Libre
The golden hues of each perfume already hint at their very similar scents. To be honest, the Zara Golden Decade Eau de Parfum is a true dupe for the popular Yves Saint Laurent Libre. Both feminine-floral perfumes feature notes of orange blossoms, lavender, and jasmine, which what make them so similar. You’ll only notice the difference after a few hours.
The Zara Golden Decade Eau de Parfum is priced at SGD49.90 per 80ML on the brand’s website.
7. Zara Apple Juice and Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
The Zara Apple Juice EDP and the Chanel Chance Eau Tendre both share the beautiful combination of grapefruit and jasmine of cedar. These two are must-haves for floral-fruity fanatics, but Apple Juice also has apple, orange, and peony that make it the clean girl fragrance.
The Zara Apple Juice Eau de Toilette is priced at SGD26.90 per 90ML on the brand’s website.
8. Zara A Perfume In Rose and Glossier You
If you're a fan of the popular Glossier You perfume and swear by it, then you'll be happy to know that the Zara A Perfume in Rose smells very similar to the OG formula. Both the Glossier and Zara fragrances have a floral scent with woody and musky touches to it. While it's a great dupe, fans of the Glossier perfume should note that A Perfume in Rose smells a bit sweeter than You, possibly because of its fruity notes.
The Zara A Perfume in Rose Eau de Parfum retails at SGD39.90 per 100ML on the brand's website.
9. Zara Gardenia and YSL Black Opium
Sweet and vibrant is how you can describe YSL Black Opium and Zara Gardenia as both fragrances have hints of coffee and vanilla. These two scents also share floral notes for a hint of freshness that make it an everyday go-to fragrance.
The Zara Gardenia Eau de Parfum is priced at SGD39.90 per 100ML on the brand's website.
This article was first published on 28 April 2023. Last updated: 27 October 2023.
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