I Always Get Compliments on Zara Perfumes—10 That Could Easily Pass for Designer

Who doesn't love a designer perfume? Not only do they look beautiful, but they smell beautiful too. The only downside, unfortunately, is that they can sometimes set you back a small fortune. However, thanks to one of my favourite high-street stores, smelling expensive doesn't have to break the bank. Enter, Zara.

Over the years, Zara perfumes have become staples in my fragrance collection, and I often find myself reaching for them over my luxury scents. Since trying lots of different ones out for myself, I've come to realise that there are certain Zara fragrances that smell just like some of my designer faves. In fact, if you blindfolded me and asked me to tell the difference between the two, I'm not sure I'd always be able to.

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It seems I'm not alone—TikTok is full of videos of people comparing Zara perfumes to high-end fragrances from brands such as Armani, Dior, Tom Ford and YSL. Here at Who What Wear UK, we don't gatekeep, so I thought it was only right to round up the best Zara perfume dupes available right now. 

All of these high-street perfumes are under £30, so you're literally getting the designer look (or smell) for less. Interested? I thought so. Keep on scrolling for the very best Zara perfume dupes. These fragrances are always selling out, so make sure to add them to your basket before it's too late. You've been warned…

1. Zara Sublime Epoque vs. Armani My Way

2. Zara Red Temptation vs. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540

3. Zara Gardenia vs. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

4. Zara Apple Juice vs. Marc Jacobs Daisy

5. Zara Nude Bouquet vs. Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

6. Zara Gold vs. Paco Rabanne Lady Million

7. Zara Nocturnal Life vs. Kilian Angels Share

8. Zara Cherry Smoothie vs. Tom Ford Lost Cherry

9. Zara Ebony Wood vs. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt

10. Zara True Amore vs. Parfums de Marly Delina

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow. 


As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.