Last Updated on November 8, 2023
Zara has so many incredible perfumes, but did you know that many of them are dupes for designer fragrances – including Aventus Creed. While many of the world’s best-selling perfumes can cost well into the hundreds, Zara’s are much more affordable. I’m talking just 20 quid! If you’d rather save your hard-earned cash for more practical things, it’s not a bad idea to explore the fragrances the high street label has to offer.
As well as scents that smell just like fragrances from Chloé, Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Dior, Zara has a perfume identical to Creed’s Aventus. If you haven’t been lucky enough to smell it yet, Aventus is a woody-floral fragrance that was created by Creed back in 2010 and is now one of the world’s best-known scents.
With top notes of bergamot and pineapple, middle notes of fig leaves, birch, and violet leaves and base notes of sandalwood, ambergris, and tonka bean, it’s a light but sophisticated scent that can be worn come rain or shine. But at a hefty £295 for an 100ml bottle, it’s worth exploring your options.
Keep reading to discover which Zara perfume is a dead-ringer for Creed. Next, read more about the best Zara perfumes for men.
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What Zara perfume is a dupe for Creed Aventus?
Zara’s Vibrant Leather cologne has been said to smell incredibly similar to Creed’s Aventus, with many people on social media sharing their excitement at discovering their likeness. Us too!
Zara’s Vibrant Leather has notes of bergamot, leather notes and bamboo, while Aventus has top notes of bergamot and pineapple, middle notes of fig leaves, birch, and violet leaves and base notes of sandalwood, ambergris, and tonka bean, creating similar scents.
The Original: Creed Aventus Eau De Parfum
Creed Aventus Eau De Parfum 100ml, £295, Liberty London – buy now
Creed Aventus will set you back an eye-watering £295 for 100ml, but Zara’s Vibrant Leather is just £22.99.
The Dupe: Zara Vibrant Leather Eau De Parfum
Vibrant Leather Eau De Parfum 100ml, £22.99, Zara – buy now
Is buying Zara Vibrant Leather cologne worth it?
Yes. Zara’s scents are long-lasting and really affordable, but more importantly it’s about how you feel. It’s worth trying it out in-store if possible, as once you’ve opened up the packaging, you won’t be able to return it.
If you’ve ever been tempted by Creed but couldn’t bring yourself to spend a lot on a bottle of perfume, then Zara is the perfect solution: it smells just as great but costs a lot less.