Last Updated on June 14, 2023
Are you a fan of Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle but not ready to splurge on the high price tag? Well, there are a lot of purse-friendly dupes that mimic the sweet and sultry scents of Lancome.
A lot of people say that Zara Red Vanilla is a dead ringer for the luxurious fragrance but at a fraction of the cost. Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle will set you back £57 for 30ml, while its high street version comes in at just £7.99.
Zara has always been our high-street go-to for clothes, but their perfume collection is also amazing. They have a catalogue of scents that cater to different moods and occasions, from soft and floral to earthy and musky.
With over 188 million views on Tiktok, beauty aficionados have been showing a lot of love and attention to Zara’s perfumes. Especially the scents that can easily be mistaken for high-end brands like Chanel and Dior.
If you love the scent of Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle, but can’t quite justify the cost, give the Zara Red Vanilla a try. You’ll be amazed at how similar the two scents are, and you’ll love the affordability of this amazing dupe.
Here’s everything you need to know about this Lancome dupe.
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What does Zara Red Vanilla smell like?
Zara Red Vanilla has a warm and spicy floral scent, featuring the freshness of iris, and red peony. Compared to its luxury version, Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle has notes of patchouli mixed with sweet fruity scents and delicious vanilla.
Zara was able to mimic the earthy and slightly woody aroma of La Vie Est Belle. The perfume also features a delicious combination of vanilla, juicy tangerine, and sweet raspberry, creating a warm and comforting aroma.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how close the two scents are. And with a price point of just £12.99 for 90ml, you can indulge in the decadent aroma without breaking your budget.
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Another great thing about Zara’s perfumes is their packaging. The sleek and minimalist design of the Zara Red Vanilla bottle will look great on any vanity or dresser.
Plus, it’s lightweight and easy to travel with, making it the perfect addition to your bag for a weekend getaway.
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Which Zara perfume is like Jo Malone?
Zara Red Vanilla isn’t the only dupe for luxury scents, especially if you’re not into fruity or earthy scents. If you prefer softer scents, you will love Zara’s perfume collaboration with world-renowned perfumer Jo Malone—Ebony Wood.
Ebony Wood is reminiscent of the iconic Wood Sage and Sea Salt fragrance. It has notes of pink peppercorn, clove and ebony wood. The scent is meant to encapsulate ‘the moment of freedom and carefree adventures that are about to begin.’
£25.99 – buy now
What is Zara Gardenia perfume the dupe of?
Zara’s Gardenia is a great dupe for YSL’s Black Opium. Like YSL’s dark and sweet aroma, Zara’s Gardenia has an irresistible mix of orange blossom and black coffee, rounded off with vanilla undertones. Compared to the Black Opium, Zara made its dupe have a little more spice to it.
£12.99 – buy now
Shop other Zara perfume
If you are a perfume lover Zara perfumes should be part of your collection, here are more fragrances that have the same luxurious scents as high-end brands.
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