Zara perfume dupes: Just like your designer perfume for a fraction of the price

Get your signature scent without spending a fortune with these Zara perfumes.

Zara perfume dupes

by Eleanor Weaver |
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As much as we'd love to be able to afford high-end fragrances every time they run low, it's not always possible. And if you've not recently been gifted your favourite perfume gift set, you might be wondering if there are any more affordable fragrance options to keep you smelling sweet. That's where our favourite Zara perfume dupes come in.

In this economy, our purse strings are being pulled left, right and centre and we're choosing to focus our attention on our 'needs' rather than our 'wants'. Fortunately, retailers like Zara have beautiful perfumes for women that just happen to be fantastic dupes for our favourite designer perfumes.

What is a perfume dupe?

A perfume dupe is a copy or match to another perfume. Often, brands will create a similar fragrance to those of high-end designer scents deliberately to emulate the smell. These brands offer the fragrance at a much more affordable price point than the designer brands. Many brands also create dupes of designer clothing too, as well as fragrances.

We personally love having our favourite affordable dupe for everyday wear or taking on holiday. Then we can use the real designer fragrance on special occasions. After all, there's nothing worse than losing a perfume or accidentally smashing a bottle.

Best Zara perfume dupes for women

From Jo Malone to Dior, Yves Saint Laurent to Marc Jacobs, we've shared the best Zara perfumes for women that share near-identical aroma profiles. You can save some money without compromising on your signature scent.

Although these dupes are pretty close in notes and scent, it's important to remember we all smell fragrances slightly differently, especially when they're on the skin.

Bringing the garden to life, this Jo Malone London fragrance is beautifully floral. With top notes of Clementine Flower, heart notes of White Lilac, and base notes of Orriswood. In the heart of the scent you'll also experience a sparkling of Orange Blossom without being too overpowering.
Volume: 100ml
Review: "I fell in love with this fresh orange scent, it is literally a pure happiness and delight which transforms the way you feel. It is amazing, well done Jo Malone."

This Eau de Parfum was actually created by Jo Malone CBE for Zara, so you know it'll effectively carry across the same notes. The fragrance is complete with those orange blossom petals, paired with neroli and notes of ylang-ylang. It smells lavish and is great for the summer.
Volume: 100ml

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A signature scent suitable for men and women, Baccarat Rouge 540 is both floral and woody. The Eau de Parfum has aerial notes of jasmine and saffron, facets of ambergris, and tones of freshly cut cedar wood. The bottle, and fragrance, are the epitome of sophistication.
Volume: 70ml
Review: "Sophisticated fragrance that lingers, it will stop you in your tracks."

At a fraction of the price, try out Zara Red Temptation. It's characterised as more feminine, making it a better dupe for women, with slightly greater weighting on the floral notes. Experience facets of saffron, coriander, and bitter orange, combined with the luminosity of jasmine and white flowers, and woody amber base notes.
Volume: 80ml

Packed with energy and sensuality, it's no surprise that YSL Black Opium is a favourite. The black coffee accord is paired with vanilla, enriched by the softness of white flowers and orange blossom, against a base of patchouli and comforting white musk.
Volume: 50ml
Review: "This is in my top 3. After receiving a sample I had to go get this! It is sexy, sweet, and simply divine. It just tops off your whole look! Highly recommended as a gift and even for yourself! Long lasting also."

If that dark aroma is what you're after, with contrasting light notes for a deliciously playful perfume, try Zara's Gardenia. The gripping fragrance brings the deep and captivating scent of coffee but pairs it with silky white flowers, orange blossom, and the fruitiness of peach and raspberry.
Volume: 90ml

Described as "dangerously sexy", this perfume will make you feel like a million dollars. The woody floral fragrance is bursting with neroli and bitter orange, mixed with raspberry and a trail of refreshing white flowers. Heart notes include intense orange flowers and jasmine sambac, with a base of amber, honey, and patchouli.
Volume: 50ml
Review: "This perfume smells absolutely amazing! Would highly recommend it can easily be worn both the day and night, it’s just beautiful."

You can find that similar irresistible scent mirrored in Zara Woman Gold - even the names match up. An attractive blend of fruity sweet caramelised peach with freesia flowers, combined with a sensual heart of ylang-ylang and jasmine, and a captivating, musky base.
Volume: 90ml

Elie Saab Girl Of Now is a distinctive gourmand floral perfume inspired by Lebanese delights. The fragrance opens with roasted pistachio and sparkling pear with a heart of bitter almond and orange blossom, and a base of Tonka bean, almond milk, and patchouli. Deliciously sweet.
Volume: 50ml
Review: "My absolute favourite!! Cannot live without this perfume I feel so happy, calm, and confident when I wear this. I’m addicted, it's like I need it. It smells amazing, very sweet and sexy and you can smell it on yourself for days. Is truly beautiful, usually, I get sick of perfumes but not this - I’ve had like 6 bottles back to back. The love of my life, literally."

For a fraction of the price, Zara's Violet Blossom is just as sweet and seductive. It's made up of refreshing yet delicate notes of magnolia, apple, and madonna lily with the warmth of vanilla and sweetness of almond. Both of which add comfort and voluptuousness to the scent.
Volume: 30ml

This gender-neutral scent is the perfect pick for summer with the natural scents inspired by the great outdoors. Enjoy notes of pine needle, sandalwood, and lemon with hints of vanilla and bergamot that travel through the heart of the perfume to deepen the aroma.
Volume: 50ml
Review: "Amazing perfume - how have I not discovered Byredo before is beyond me. Especially one who loves perfumes. Received a little sample of this and it's just amazing. The fragrance is so soft and subtle yet strong enough to smell without being too overpowering if this makes any sense. I think it's a perfume one must try to understand just how amazing and incredible this fragrance is."

Another fragrance made in collaboration with Jo Malone CBE, this fragrance is filled with notes of bergamot, spearmint, and musk. Jo perfectly sums up what this perfume evokes: "Soft jazz music plays in the background, a picnic on the lawn, the gentle breeze caresses a vintage tea dress".
Volume: 90ml

Long lasting, fresh and floral, Daisy Eau So Fresh is designed to be delicate yet playful, just like a daisy. The scent features enticing top notes of raspberry, pear, and grapefruit, deepening into a sensuous heart of wild rose and a musky finish of warm plum and cedarwood.
Volume: 75ml
Review: "This is a very pretty floral fragrance. Light and not overwhelming. I'm sensitive to some scents so I was glad it wasn't too strong. Perfect for everyday use."

Whilst Zara Orchid is inspired by the orchid, it shares the same playful and floral characteristics. Full of charm, it has fresh floral notes of rose and lily of the valley, fruity notes of peach and apple with a musky background of wood and amber.
Volume: 90ml

For a warmer, amber floral, try Dolce & Gabbana The One. With a personality of a diva but with contrasting sweetness, the top notes of bergamot and mandarine mix with the soulful heart of Madonna lily, lily of the valley, and jasmine. At the base, there are notes of vanilla, amber, and musk.
Volume: 30ml
Review: "Perfumes with amber notes are usually up my street so I was not disappointed with this one! It's definitely on the sweet side but equally sultry. I also find it to last a long time on me."

Amber in name and nature, this perfume from Zara shares that strong, sensual, feminine scent with contrasting notes. The fragrance opens with fruity notes of mandarin orange, cherry, and passion fruit, unveiling a heart of Tiare flower and hyacinth, and finished with a vibrant stream of vanilla, amber, and white musks.
Volume: 90ml

Delicately floral with top notes of essence of mandarin, heart notes of peony, and base notes of white musk, this scent brings the tender floral bouquet to life. French perfumer François Demachy described it as "Like a springtime bouquet with a hint of elegant and light woody notes, Miss Dior keeps its promise of love."
Volume: 100ml
Review: "I was slightly unsure about purchasing this perfume. I already have Eau De Parfum and didn’t think any other Miss Dior perfume would compare. Well, I was wrong. This perfume is equally amazing. So fresh and floral-like. Perfect for day or night."

This 'bouquet' by a different name captures the light, springtime spirit mirrored in Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet. The fragrance pyramid reveals notes of cherry, peony, and vanilla for a fresh, pleasing, and vibrant scent. Romantic and irresistible.
Volume: 100ml

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This classic perfume from Dior is described by François Demachy as "a flower that does not exist." Crafted from beautiful flowers from all over the world, it features ylang-ylang, Damascus rose, jasmine grandiflorum, Indian tuberose, and Indian sambac jasmine with warm facets of orange blossom.
Volume: 50ml
Review: "Dior is classic - timeless. The scent is light and floral, without being overpowering. I would buy this again and again. I can't recommend it enough."

For a similar scent profile, try Zara Rose. This eau de toilette from the floral scent family reveals notes of blackcurrant, peony, and, of course, that heart of rose which makes it a suitable dupe to Dior J'adore.
Volume: 50ml

How can I find my designer perfume dupe?

If your favourite high-end perfume isn't on this list, you can find it and its closest dupes. Simply search for it on fragrantica.com.

Searching your favourite perfume will show you everything you need to know. Its main accords, how other buyers have rated its longevity and value, and which other perfumes this scent reminds them of. Here, you can find more affordable alternatives if you're looking to save money but retain a similar fragrance. From Chanel perfumes to Yves Saint Laurent, you don't need to let a tight month keep you from feeling (and smelling) your best.

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