Affordable perfumes that smell exactly like designer scents

Published December 21, 2020, 2:39 PM

by Paola Navarette

First-class scents don’t have to hurt your budget

Lining up to purchase some great fashion finds at the international retail brand Zara, their wide range of perfumes have always piqued our interests. Those who are curious enough to take a whiff get to bring home these hidden gems. Here’s why!

One Tiktok user, under the name NYC Scent, just made a compilation of the store’s perfume that smell just like designer scents. The video below will blow your mind!

Zara Black Peony

Smells like: Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb 

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If Flowerbomb is one of your all-time favorite fragrances (and we know it is), then Zara’s Black Peony is about as close as you’re going to get without waving goodbye to several thousands. Peach and bergamot blend with peony to create a fresh, sweet fragrance. A steal at the price.

Zara Forget Me Not

Smells like: Dolce Gabbana Light Blue

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This accessibly-priced scent features many of the same fragrance notes as Light Blue, including cedar and green apple, for a refined-but-daring effect. The result is a fair approximation of Dolce and Gabbana’s masterpiece, at a far less intimidating price.

Zara Scarlet Peony

 Smells like: Dior J’adore

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People have been falling for Scarlet Peony since its launch last year. Flirtatiously feminine, notes of blackcurrant subdue the intensity of the rose and peony. It transitions well from day to nighttime wear, too.

Zara Gardenia

Smells like: YSL Black Opium

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This scent uses many ingredients found in Opium in order to achieve a similar, almost exact, effect. Jasmine, vanilla, cedar, and sandalwood deliver warmth and mystery, with a musky base adding sensual appeal. A good, affordable dupe for its more-addictive cousin.