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What Does the Zara x Barbie Perfume Smell Like?

This hugely popular perfume has been compared to a £200 fragrance.

Last Updated on July 19, 2023

Wondering what the Zara x Barbie perfume smells like? I’m here to help. Earlier this week, Zara dropped a collaborative capsule collection with none other than Barbie to celebrate the release of the new movie. From July 21, you can see Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie with Margot Robbie playing the leading role alongside Ryan Gosling as Ken. After seeing the cast attending premieres all over the world in their Barbie-inspired outfits, we’ve all got Barbie fever so the new Zara x Barbie perfume is a must.

The perfume sold out almost instantly after the release of the collection, but it’s now available on reselling sites like Vinted, eBay and Depop. Before you take the plunge however, you might be wondering what it actually smells like. Is it sickly sweet, or well balanced? Is it a dupe for a designer fragrance like so many Zara perfumes are? I’m here to answer all your burning questions.


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What does the Zara x Barbie perfume smell like?

The Zara x Barbie perfume has top notes of of orange and neroli, heart notes of powdery rose and orange petals and base notes vanilla and tonka bean. TikTokers have compared it to both Kilian’s Love Don’t Be Shy and Princess perfume, which will set you back £205 and £100 respectively.

TikTok user @itsonlyhayley x described the scent, saying: “It’s a soft, pillow vanilla. I’m getting marshmallow, I’m getting cream. There’s some tonka bean, there’s some florals. It smells to me like a hybrid betweeen Kilian’s Love Don’t Be Shy, Kilian’s Princess and Parfums de Marly Oriana. I think it’s most comparable in Princess in my personal opinion.”


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What is Zara x Barbie perfume a dupe for?

As mentioned, Zara x Barbie has been compared to a few different designer scents, but the comparable perfume that seems to have come up time and time again by shoppers is Kilian’s Love Don’t Be Shy.

So now you know what the Zara x Barbie perfume smells like, next take a look at Zara x Barbie’s full collection in pictures. You might also want to know when the Crocs x Barbie collection drops in the UK.

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