Best Zara Perfume 2023 – 23 Fragrances That Are Dupes For Designer Scents

Just when you thought they couldn't get any better

Last Updated on September 25, 2023

Looking for the best Zara perfume? Then you’ve come to the right place. Zara has long been selling a selection of incredible perfumes, but it’s also just released a brand new fragrance collection. Among them are titles like True Amore, Someday Sometimes, Velvet Shadow and Spirited Romance, all of which come in simple, clear bottles with a black bottle top.

If you love a luxury scent but have a tight budget, Zara’s perfumes are going to be your best friend. If you didn’t know by now, the high street brand’s fragrances are actually pretty similar to some of the most popular designer perfumes (yep, even the new ones!) so if you avoid the high street when looking for perfume, you might be missing a trick. Being affordable doesn’t make them smell any less good than their designer rivals.

Zara is known for its super stylish clothing, shoes and accessories, but its beauty section is just as good. You can check out everything you need to know about Zara beauty if you’re looking for a general overview or wanting to find out more about what the Spanish brand has to offer, but we’re here to talk about the perfume.

The brand’s perfumes have been around for a while now, but they’ve been getting more attention lately thanks to TikTok. In fact, videos about the range have amassed more than 249.3 million views at the time of writing. But while fashion and make up dupes aren’t hard to find, dupes for luxury perfumes can be quite a challenge and we all know how expensive a good bottle of perfume can be. Byredo’s Palermo perfume comes in at £200, while Roja’s A Goodnight Kiss retails at an eyewatering £1,250.

It’d be nice to be able to drop a casual grand on a bottle of perfume, but unless you’re Beyoncé, you’ll need to take out a loan just to do so. And why shell out hundreds on smelling good when you can spend as little as £9.99 and smell absolutely delicious? If you’re not sure what to get, here’s a quick list of the best Zara perfumes for women (and which luxury fragrances they’re dupes for). Oh, and if you’re looking for a fragrance for a man in your life? Make sure to check out the best Zara perfumes for men next.

Remember, if in doubt you can try on any perfume in-store at Zara. Just look for the tester bottles near the perfume section, which is usually located towards the tills. To test perfume properly, spritz a bit of the fragrance on your wrist, then let it settle for around 20 seconds before giving your wrist a sniff. If you find one you love, you may save a little bit of money by waiting until the Zara sale, when many fragrances are discounted.

Next, check out the best new arrivals at Zara or if you’re on a budget, read more about the next Zara sale. Now, onto the perfumes…

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Zara True Amore EDP: Dupe for Parfums de Marly Delina Exclusif Parfum

Zara True Amore EDP:

£11.99 – buy now

Introducing True Amore, a brand new fragrance from Zara. This warm and feminine perfume has floral notes on a base of vetiver and frankincense, and is said to smell similar to Parfums de Marly Delina perfume, which has very similar notes of grapefruit, vetiver and vanilla.

Zara Velvet Shadow EDP: Dupe for Kilian Love Don’t Be Shy

Zara Velvet Shadow EDP

£11.99 – buy now

This brand new floral perfume is almost identical to Kilian’s Love Don’t Be Shy, which has notes of marshmallow sugar accord, warm amber and sharp neroli, while Velvet Shadow has notes of marshmallow, jasmine and bergamot notes. Love Don’t Be Shy comes in at £205 for 50ml but Zara’s Velvet Shadow is just £11.99. It’s worth a try, right?

Zara Spirited Romance EDP: Dupe for Dior J’Adore


£11.99 – buy now

Next up is another of Zara’s latest arrivals. Spirited Romance combines notes of bergamot, white floral bouquet, honeysuckle and white musk to create a powdery and delicate scent. This smells just like Dior’s iconic J’adore fragrance.

Zara Les Heures Passent EDP: Dupe for Goldfield & Banks Ingenious Ginger

Zara Les Heures Passent

£11.99 – buy now

This new perfume combines notes of bergamot, ginger and Tonka Bean to create an absolutely delicious fragrance, said to smell like Australian label Goldfield & Banks’ Ingenious Ginger perfume. Both perfumes are perfect summer scents.

Zara Splendid Bronze EDP: Dupe for Thierry Mugler’s Alien Essence Absolute

Zara Splendid Bronze

£11.99 – buy now

This exciting new perfume has key notes of jasmine, orchid and black vanilla, which blend to create an intense aroma. If you were a fan of Mugler’s Alien Essence Absolute before it was discontinued, you’ll love it!

Zara Bye Love EDP: Dupe for Givenchy’s L’Interdit

Zara Bye Love EDP:

£11.99 – buy now

With notes of sandalwood, patchouli and rose petals, Bye Love has been likened to both Givenchy’s L’Interdit and D&G’s Dolce Garden.

Zara Oriental EDP: Dupe for Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb


£12.99 – buy now

Arriving in a stunning little bottle, TikTokers have identified a similarity between Zara’s Oriental and Viktor & Rolf’s iconic Flowerbomb perfume. As someone who wore it for years, I’m so excited there’s a more affordable alternative. With this perfume expect a floral burst, featuring fresh bergamot and sweet orange. A hint of vanilla softens the citrus undertones, making it perfect for summer. Check out other affordable alternatives to Flowerbomb in our alternative curated list.

Zara Red Vanilla EDP: Dupe for Lancome La Vie Est Belle

Zara perfume Red vanilla

£7.99 – buy now

Zara’s Red Vanilla is said to be similar to Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle, which will set you back £48 for 30ml. This high street version comes in at just £7.99. Its arguably less sharp than Oriental, and featurs a warm and spicy fragrance, perhaps making it more at home during the winter. Again, a hint of vanilla adds a touch of warmth.

Zara Applejuice EDP: Dupe for Chanel Chance


£12.99 – buy now

One TikToker claims that Zara’s fresh Applejuice fragrance smells ‘exactly’ like Chanel’s Chance. As you’d expect, with Applejuice the main fragrance coming through is apple, with some citrus undertones. It’s certainly more unique smelling as perfumes go, so we’d recommend trying this in store.

Zara Ebony Wood EDP: Dupe for Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt

zara ebony wood

£25.99 – buy now

One of the perfumes crafted by Jo Malone, this scent is meant to encapsulate ‘the moment of freedom and carefree adventures that are about to begin. It’s also very similar to Jo Malone’s Wood Sage and Sea Salt fragrance. It’s certainly less floral than some of the other Zara alternatives, featuring a clove-like scent. This makes it perfect for the colder months, but less suited for summer.

Zara Nude Bouquet EDP: Dupe for Dior Blooming Bouquet

Zara perfume Nude Bouquet EDP

£17.99 – buy now

In the mood to spritz on a scent that’s floral but also fruity? This one, which is said to be a cheaper alternative to Dior’s Blooming Bouquet, has notes of cherry, peony and vanilla that fits the bill. Another great choice for those looking for a floral, summer fragrance.

Zara Red Temptation: Dupe For Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Baccarat Rouge 540

Zara perfume Red Temptation EDP

£22.99 – buy now

Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Baccarat Rouge 540 is the perfume of the moment, and Zara’s Red Temptation is similar with notes of orange, amber and evernyl. It’s one of the more expensive Zara perfumes, but its arguably got the deepest scent – perfect for winter. You can also check out more dupes for Baccarat Rouge 540 next.

Zara Violet Blossom: Dupe For Thierry Mugler’s Alien

Zara perfume Violet Blossom EDP

£12.99 – buy now

This one’s said to be a good dupe for Thierry Mugler’s Alien. If you like your scent to be delicate and sweet — notes of magnolia, almond, and vanilla — you’re gonna like this. Hints of apple help give the fragrance an edge to cut through the softer notes.

Zara Waterlily Tea Dress: Dupe For Byredo Gypsy Water

Zara Waterlily Tea Dress:

£25.99 – buy now

Another one of Jo Malone’s creations for Zara, this scent has notes of vert de bergamot, spearmint, and musk. It’s believed to be a good dupe for Byredo’s Gypsy Water. Fresh, fun and perfect for those wanting to spritz-up their scent.

Zara Gardenia: Dupe For YSL’s Black Opium

Zara perfume GARDENIA 90 ML

£12.99 – buy now

Don’t let the name fool you… there’s not much floral about this offering. Gardenia is another of Zara’s best sellers, with notes of orange blossom and coffee. This one is said to be similar to YSL’s Black Opium. Hints of peach and raspeberry help cut through the coffee to balance everything out.

Zara Woman Gold: Dupe For Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million

Zara perfume Woman Gold EDP

£12.99 – buy now

Zara’s Woman Gold is said to be a dupe for Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million, with the same notes of caramel and strawberry coming through the strongest. As with many Zara perfumes, vanilla lingers in the background adding depth.

Zara Captivatingly Paris: Dupe for Givenchy Irresistible

Zara perfume Captivatingly Paris

£25.99 – buy now

The sweet and feminine notes of rose, musk, and pear will leave you feeling irresistible and confident, just like the iconic Givenchy scent. But with Zara’s affordable price point, you can indulge in the dreamy fragrance without breaking the bank. So why not let Captivatingly Paris be your little secret to feeling irresistible?.

Zara Fields at Nightfall: Dupe Zadig & Voltaire This is Her

Zara perfume Fields at Nightfall

£17.99 – buy now

Zara’s Fields at Nightfall is a more affordable version of Zadig & Voltaire’s This is Her, offering a warm and spicy fragrance with notes of jasmine, vanilla, and tonka bean. So, why not indulge in Fields at Nightfall and enjoy the scent of autumn at any time of year?

Zara Hibiscus: Dupe for Loewe Solo Ella

Zara perfume Hibiscus

£12.99 – buy now

Enchanted by the smell of Loewe Solo Ella? Zara’s Hibiscus fragrance is a wallet-friendly dupe for Loewe Solo Ella, both offering a feminine and floral scent.

Zara Lightly Bloom: Dupe for Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

Zara perfume Lightly Bloom

£7.99 – buy now

Looking for a scent with notes of peony, rose, and white musk that results in a delicate and feminine fragrance like the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet? Zara’s Lightly Bloom is often considered a dupe for Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet due to their similar floral scent profiles.

Zara Cherry Smoothie: Dupe for Tom Ford Lost Cherry

Cherry Smoothie from Zara Dupe for Tom Ford Lost Cherry

£11.99 – buy now

The Cherry Smoothie is a masterfully crafted scent that captures the essence of the original Lost Cherry fragrance. You’ll love the tartness of the cherries blends harmoniously with the juicy sweetness of the plums, creating a symphony of delectable notes.

Zara Marshmallow Addiction: Dupe for Escada Rockin’ Rio

Marshmallow Addiction: from Zara Dupe for Escada Rockin’ Rio

£11.99 – buy now

Love the Rockin’ Rio from Escada? The Marshmallow Addiction ensures that you can indulge in its luminous blend of sunny flowers and delicious fruit notes. A great perfume for summer and at this price, is a fantastic back-stop for any summer wardrobe.

Zara Amber Fusion: Dupe for Xerjoff Erba Pura

Amber Fusion from Zara Dupe for Xerjoff Erba Pura

£22.99 – buy now

Allow me to introduce you to Amber Fusion, a captivating fragrance that serves as a delightful dupe for Xerjoff Erba Pura. This scent combines the invigorating freshness of citrus with sea-inspired notes, creating a stunning introduction that radiates cheerfulness and fluidity.

That’s everything you need to know about Zara perfumes – and our favourite picks. However, we’ve also put a handy FAQ down here for you, should you need any further information.

Which Zara perfume smells like Juicy Couture?

Zara’s UltraJuicy is perhaps the closest thing to Juicy Couture, with shots of fruit notes bursting through. It’s also under £10, representing huge value.

What Zara perfume smells like coffee?

That’ll be Gardenia, which has notes of coffee and orange blossom. The name can be a bit confusing, so look for a small purple bottle which is better reflective of what to expect scent wise.

What is the most popular Zara perfume?

The bestsellers include Red Temptation, Golden Decade, Amber Fusion, Ebony Wood and Violet Blossom.

What is the most popular perfume of 2023?

Perhaps the most iconic and timeless perfume of all time, Chanel No.5 is still the most popular fragrance amongst women. With notes of rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, lily of the valley, and iris, it appeals to pretty much everyone.