10 Best Zara Perfumes For Women (2022 Update)


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Spanish fashion brand Zara has gained a bit of a cult following due to the incredible value of their fragrances. The best Zara perfumes for women combine quality scents with a really reasonable price; a refreshing change from some of the more expensive designer brands.

I could not resist another visit to my local Zara in Watford to discover some new fragrances, so have updated this article with two brand-new 2022 Zara releases that I managed to get my hands on! With so many fragrances available, I was spoiled for choice.

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10 Popular Zara Perfumes For Her

The best Zara perfumes for women offer designer scents without the designer price tag. Here are 10 incredible Zara scents to consider.

1. ZARA Hibiscus Eau de Parfum

ZARA Hibiscus Eau de Parfum
Credit: Zara

Review

New for 2022, Zara Hibiscus Eau de Parfum is an attention-grabbing tropical fragrance that is fruity, and sweet, yet with an alluring bitterness that creeps in.

This scent opens with uplifting notes of bitter orange and sweet tangerine. A tropical heart of passionfruit and mango is lifted by fragrant peony.

Upon dry-down, the smooth and seductive sweetness of vanilla orchid is warmed by the subtle resin tones of amber. Settles to a heavenly fruity-floral tropical feminine fragrance with hidden depths.

It’s a surprisingly complex scent for the price point. Indeed, it sits on a level with more expensive branded fragrances and is similar to Loewe Solo Ella – it doesn’t smell cheap or synthetic.

Top Notes:

Bitter Orange, Tangerine

Mid Notes:

Peony, Mango, Passion Fruit

Base Notes:

Vanilla Orchid, Amber 

Seasons & Longevity

Zara Hibiscus Eau de Parfum has moderate longevity at 4+ hours with decent sillage and projection, so works well as an everyday fragrance that isn’t too overpowering.

As for when to wear, this fragrance is perfect for spring and summertime to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face. Well done Zara, a great fragrance.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 4+ hours

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Zara:

2. ZARA Candy Festival Eau de Toilette

ZARA Marshmallow Addiction Eau de Toilette
Credit: Zara

Review

Another new fragrance launched in 2022 is Zara Candy Festival Eau de Toilette. This fruity, almost sparkling, holiday-feel fragrance is similar to the rather fabulous Parfums de Marly Meliora.

The opening notes of succulent melon and semi-sweet blackcurrant collides with a fruity heart of tropical pineapple and apricot.

The initial fruity notes are warmed by a seductive base of musk and the fresh woody scent of cedar and a touch of warm amber. Settles to a tropical fruity blend with hints of musk. Pretty much a blind buy.

Top Notes:

Lemon, Cantaloupe Melon, Blackcurrant

Mid Notes:

Apricot, Pineapple

Base Notes:

Musk, Cedarwood, Amber,

Seasons & Longevity

Spring & summer months are ideal for Zara Candy Festival due to its easy-going fruity notes. Leans more towards daytime casual wear, and the odd festival too, I imagine!

Performance is OK considering the price. Longevity is 3+ hours with good sillage and projection if you over spray.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 3+ hours

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Zara:

3. ZARA Gourmand Addict Eau de Toilette

ZARA Gourmand Addict Eau de Toilette
Credit: Zara

Review

Zara Gourmand Addict Eau de Toilette is a chypre fruity fragrance launched in 2019 and smells similar to expensive designer fragrances such as YSL’s Black Opium and Pacco Rabanne XS.

Gourmand Addict has a citrus opening leading to a heart of juicy peach and blackcurrant in the middle. The base of intoxicating patchouli adds depth and this fragrance settles to a cheerful fruity, juicy and peachy scent.

Top Notes:

Mandarin Orange, Bergamot

Mid Notes:

Peach, Blackcurrant

Base Notes:

Patchouli

Seasons & Longevity

It’s a great daytime scent that is probably best suited to the warmer months due to its fruitiness – but I can see it working all year round.

Although it doesn’t last for ages (only 3+ hours), it does have good sillage and projection whilst it’s active. An excellent choice if you want a burst of fragrance.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 3+ hours

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Zara:

4. ZARA Ultra Juicy Eau de Toilette

ZARA Ultra Juicy Eau de Toilette
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Review

Ultra Juicy Eau de Toilette is a floral fruity fragrance for women by Zara that was first launched in 2019. Seems a nod to the Juicy Couture line of fragrances due to the pear, gardenia and musk.

The opening sweet note of bergamot, peach and pear is soon joined by a bloom of gardenia, jasmine, honeysuckle and freesia.

Soon, a creamy musk and woody base with a touch of amber upon dry-down completes this alluring, feminine scent.

The sweet fruitiness in Zara Ultra Juicy isn’t overpowering or artificial-smelling, making it a great choice (particularly for the price point). It’s glamorous and modern, yet possesses a vintage feel.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Pear, Peach

Mid Notes:

Gardenia, Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Freesia

Base Notes:

White woods, White musk, Amber

Seasons & Longevity

As for when to wear, Ultra Juicy is much more of a daytime fragrance that suits the spring and summer months best, perhaps creeping into autumn.

Performance is respectable with longevity at 5+ hours and decent sillage and projection.

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 5+ hours

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Zara:

5. ZARA Red Vanilla Eau de Toilette

ZARA Red Vanilla Eau de Toilette
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Review

Zara Red Vanilla Eau de Toilette is an elegant floral-fruity fragrance launched back in 2015. It remains a firm favourite with its dedicated fans who say it’s similar to Lancôme La Vie Est Belle.

This crowd-pleasing fragrance has fruity top notes of pear, blackcurrant and raspberry, with sweet and floral middle notes of iris, vanilla and praline. Sensual base notes of striking patchouli and creamy tonka bean add depth.

Top Notes:

Pear, Blackcurrant, Tangerine, Raspberry

Mid Notes:

Iris, Vanilla, Praline

Base Notes:

Patchouli, Tonka Bean

Seasons & Longevity

It’s more of a fragrance for autumn/winter rather than spring/summer that generates compliments galore. Works well either day or night, so an excellent choice for an everyday fruity/floral scent.

Red Vanilla has moderate sillage and projection with 4+ hours of longevity, again making it an ideal all-round choice for a fruity floral. Not overpowering but undoubtedly noticeable.

Seasons: Autums, Winter
Longevity 4+ hours

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Zara:

6. ZARA Femme Eau de Toilette

ZARA Femme Eau de Toilette
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Review

Zara Femme Eau de Toilette is a warm, powdery, and creamy oriental vanilla fragrance launched in 2018. Said to be similar to Dior Poison in its delivery, this is seriously sexy stuff.

The opening is undeniably floral, featuring zesty bergamot and feminine peony. The middle notes of the fragrance are sandalwood and creamy tonka bean.

Sensual musk, vanilla and patchouli create a delightfully sophisticated vibe once fully settled. Highly recommended.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Peony

Mid Notes:

Sandalwood, Tonka Bean

Base Notes:

Musk, Vanilla, Patchouli

Seasons & Longevity

Zara Femme is an excellent choice for the chilly months of autumn and winter, day or night. Think romantic walks, dinner, or the theatre.

As for performance, lasts 4+ hours on the skin, longer on clothing with decent sillage and projection.

Seasons: Autums, Winter
Longevity 4+ hours

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Zara:

7. ZARA Yellow Velvet Eau de Toilette

ZARA Yellow Velvet Eau de Toilette

Review

Brand new for 2021, Zara Yellow Velvet Eau de Toilette is a floral fruity gourmand fragrance that is warm, silky and utterly feminine.

Yellow Velvet opens with notes of juicy (and slightly) sweet peach and zingy grapefruit that lead nicely into a floral bouquet of exotic passion flower, osmanthus, and peony.

Upon dry-down, smooth notes of vanilla coat the fruity and floral tones to create something extraordinary. The scent is warm, smooth and creamy, yet with a freshness to it.

Top Notes:

Grapefruit, Peach

Mid Notes:

Passion flower, Osmanthus, Peony

Base Notes:

Vanilla Orchid

Seasons & Longevity

Considering the softer notes in this fragrance, it lasts a reasonable 3+ hours with soft sillage and projection. It will need topping up throughout the day but well worth the bother.

As for when to wear, Yellow Velvet invokes a light sense of warm spring, and summer mornings and that’s the season that I’d say probably works best.

If you’re looking for a subtle feminine daytime scent that doesn’t overwhelm, then this is an excellent choice.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 3+ hours

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Zara:

8. ZARA Violet Blossom Eau de Parfum

ZARA Violet Blossom Eau de Parfum
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Review

Launched in 2019, Zara Violet Blossom Eau de Parfum is a feminine and captivating fragrance that’s described as being “nocturnal” – so it’s probably safe to say that this is a scent that’s best worn in the evening!

Violet Blossom is known in the fragrance community for being a decent dupe of a couple of well-known designer fragrances by Chloe, Dior and Elie Saab.

Opening top notes of aromatic apple and lily that lead to lemony/floral notes of magnolia. Upon dry-down, a creamy and slightly spicy base of tonka bean adds an almost retro vibe.

Top Notes:

Apple, Lily

Mid Notes:

Magnolia

Base Notes:

Tonka bean

Seasons & Longevity

Violet Blossom has heavy sillage when first applied and reasonable longevity of 4+ hours. Will make an impact but doesn’t overpower or overwhelm.

As for when to wear, it’s undeniably an evening scent that is well suited to autumn/winter/spring. Can be worn when in casual clothes or dressed to impress.

Seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Longevity 4+ hours

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Zara:

9. ZARA Wonder Rose Eau de Toilette

ZARA Wonder Rose Eau de Toilette
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Review

Wonder Rose Eau de Toilette is an aromatic fruity fragrance first launched in 2019. If you are looking for a rose fragrance, be warned as it contains no rose to speak of, so the name is a little odd.

The scent opens with soft notes of sweet peach, red fruits and candied tutti frutti accord. A delicate heart of jasmine is soon overpowered by moreish vanilla and coconut upon dry-down.

Overall, a very feminine combination of sweet fruits and vanilla with a touch of jasmine. Divine!

Top Notes:

Peach, Red fruity notes, Tutti frutti accord

Mid Notes:

Jasmine

Base Notes:

Coconut, Vanilla

Seasons & Longevity

As for when to wear, it’s really versatile and works day or night in any-season (maybe slightly more suited to daytime wear)—another great all-rounder from the fashion retailer.

Wonder Rose’s sillage and projection are both moderate, and longevity is 3+ hours. This is to be expected for such a soft, delicate, and pretty fragrance.

Any Season
Longevity 3+ hours

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Zara:

10. ZARA Gardenia Eau de Parfum

ZARA Gardenia Eau de Parfum
Credit: Zara

Review

Zara Gardenia Eau de Parfum is an oriental floral fragrance launched in 2021. It’s sweet, floral, modern and feminine plus very similar to YSL Black Opium thanks to the coffee note.

Opening with raspberry and peach are soon joined by an elegant floral heart of fragrant gardenia and orange blossom.

Upon dry-down, a deliciously deep base of rich coffee and a touch of vanilla (although vanilla is not listed on the notes) add glamour and sophistication. Settles to a classy feminine evening scent.

Top Notes:

Peach, Raspberry

Mid Notes:

Gardenia, Orange Blossom

Base Notes:

Coffee

Seasons & Longevity

This fragrance is really versatile although I would probably say it swings a little towards autumn, winter and early spring and is worth saving for fancy evenings out.

Performance is 6+ hours with good sillage and projection. A performer at an excellent price, what more could you want!

Seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Longevity 6+ hours

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Zara:

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Ingrid’s Top Pick

best Zara perfume overall

Zara Violet Blossom

I selected Zara Violet Blossom as the best Zara perfume for women. The combination of apple and lily leads to lemony/floral notes of magnolia. The base note of tonka bean adds an almost retro vibe.

Zara Perfume Q&A

Are Zara Perfumes Any Good? 

Zara perfumes smell incredibly good and offer an everyday alternative to many higher-priced designer brands. Their fragrances come in a range of different sizes and offer exceptional value and are budget-friendly.

Best Zara Perfume For Summer

The best Zara perfume for summer is Zara Hibiscus Eau de Parfum.

Best Zara Perfume For Winter

The best Zara perfume for winter is Zara Red Vanilla Eau de Parfum.

Are Zara perfumes long-lasting?

Yes, many Zara perfumes are indeed long-lasting. Of the 10 Zara perfumes for women that I tested, their longevity ranged between 3 to 6 hours, with an average of 4 hours.

What Zara Perfume Smells Like Chanel Chance?

Zara Apple Juice Eau de Toilette smells similar to Chanel Chance.

What Zara Perfume Smells Like Jo Malone?

Zara has even collaborated with the legendary Jo Malone in their most Zara Emotions Collection, under the heading of her new brand Jo Loves.

What Zara Perfume Smells Like Juicy Couture?

Zara Ultra Juicy Eau de Toilette smells similar to Juicy Couture.

What Zara Perfume Smells Like Ariana Grande?

Zara Mimosa Cloud smells similar to Cloud by Ariana Grande.

What Zara Perfume Smells Like Flowerbomb?

Zara Black Peony smells similar to Flowerbomb.

What Zara Perfume Smells Like La Vie Est Belle?

Zara Red Vanilla Eau de Parfum smells similar to La Vie Est Belle.

What Zara Perfume Smells Similar To YSL Black Opium?

Zara Gourmand Addict Eau de Toilette smells similar to YSL Black Opium.

Conclusion

Fans of Zara fragrances are really vocal about the quality and range on offer, especially in comparison with designer brands and other perfumeries.

If you are new to the brand, I recommend trying out some of the best Zara perfumes for women reviewed here the next time you are in-store. All of these offer quality aromas at an exceptional price. Particularly handy if you’re still finding your feet a little with the type of fragrances you like.

Considering their great price, you can have some fun sniffing and working out what you like without breaking the bank. There’s so much variety that you’re sure to find the one that’s perfect for you.

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