7 Best Zara Fragrances For Women


Zara is a fantastic fashion house with many happy customers. Perhaps they’re best known for their clothes, but Zara also sells many different fragrances, many of which are actually pretty nice. But what are the best Zara fragrances for women?

The House Of Zara And Its Fragrances

Zara is a brand that probably everyone has heard of by now. Known for its affordable, but great clothes and accessories, Zara has truly made a name for itself. Zara was founded in 1975 in Spain, but it wasn’t until 1998 that they started creating fragrances.

Currently, the house of Zara is known for its extremely inexpensive fragrances that, unlike most other affordable clothing brands, actually smell really good. For the average Zara fragrance, you can expect to pay around $20, which is fairly cheap for a fragrance.

Of course, a Zara fragrance will not be of the same quality as a high-end niche fragrance, but still, you do get your money’s worth. Currently, Zara has many unique creations, but sometimes, they also mimic other popular fragrances. 

One more thing to know about Zara is that they don’t sell their fragrances online. In order to try them out, you have to visit a Zara store near you. And that is something I definitely recommend, as Zara has many hidden gems. Below are some of the nicest Zara fragrances for women, in no particular order!

1. Zara Damascene Rose

Scent: Zara Damascene Rose is a fantastic fragrance with a fruity, floral scent that has a resemblance to Gucci Rush. This fragrance opens with a sweet, fruity scent of pear and blackcurrant, supported by some peppery notes. After a while, you can start to notice more fruits, as well as florals. Although the name of this fragrance is ‘Damascene Rose’, there’s no note of rose listed in this fragrance. Still, though, it does smell fantastic and it definitely has a nice influence of florals. The base of this fragrance is a bit sweeter, due to the notes of vanilla and praline.

Notes: The top notes of Zara Damascene Rose are pink pepper, white pepper, pear, and red currant. The middle notes are peach, heliotrope, iris, freesia, and lily of the valley. The base notes are praline, musk, patchouli, vanilla, and white woods.

Best for: Zara Damascene Rose is a fantastic fragrance that you can wear all year long. This fragrance is on the fresher side, due to the florals and fruits, but there’s also a nice sweetness to it. This makes it work during both the warmer, as well as the colder months. Furthermore, this fragrance can easily be worn casually, and it also works in a formal setting as well. Overall, this is a very versatile fragrance and you should definitely try it out in your nearest Zara store!

2. Zara Red Vanilla

Scent: Zara Red Vanilla is a lovely fragrance with a nice scent of sweet fruits. This fragrance opens with a scent of blackcurrant and pear, creating an immediate scent of sweet fruits. This sweet, fruity scent will stay like that for a long while, only to be accompanied by some gourmand notes. Notes of vanilla, tonka bean, and praline, although very faint, add another layer of sweetness. Despite the name ‘Red Vanilla’, you can’t really pick up on a strong vanilla scent. Nevertheless, the fragrance smells amazing and has a seductive and likable vibe.

Notes: The notes of Zara Red Vanilla are praline, vanilla, tonka bean, iris, pear, blackcurrant, and patchouli.

Best for: Zara Red Vanilla is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the colder months. This fragrance has a sweet scent of fruits and gourmand notes, which works perfectly during those colder days, as the scent will easily pierce through the cold. During these colder months, this fragrance makes for a fantastic casual fragrance, during both the day and the night. The sweetness of this fragrance also makes this a great fragrance to wear when you’re going out or when you’re going on a date. Zara fragrances aren’t really sold online, so make sure to try this fragrance in a Zara store near you!

3. Zara Oriental

Scent: Zara Oriental is a fantastic fragrance with a sweet scent of vanilla and caramel. This fragrance immediately opens with the sweetness of vanilla and caramel, however, there’s also a little freshness in there as well. Over time, the fragrance doesn’t really change much. Every now and then, you can notice a floral note, as well as a musky base. However, you mainly get this gorgeous, gourmand scent of vanilla and caramel. Although linear, it still smells fantastic!

Notes: The top notes of Zara Oriental are bergamot, rose, and freesia. The middle notes are vanilla and jasmine. The base notes are musk, patchouli, and caramel.

Best for: Zara Oriental is a great fragrance to wear during the colder months. This fragrance has a beautiful sweetness to it, which makes it work perfectly during those colder months. During the colder months, this fragrance is great for everyday casual wear, during both the day and the night. This fragrance is also a great one to wear when you’re going out at night, as it is somewhat seductive. Overall, a fantastic fragrance and it’s definitely worth trying out in a Zara store near you!

4. Zara No.3 Woody

Scent: Zara No.3 Woody is a great fragrance with a fresh, green scent of woods. This fragrance opens with a very fresh scent of apple and florals. Along with the fruits and florals are some green accords. This creates an interesting scent, as it is fresh, yet not at all citrusy. After a little while, more floral notes become apparent, however, these mainly add a green scent. The base also adds a nice touch of cedarwood, which is responsible for the woody influence. Overall, this is a fantastic fragrance with a fresh and interesting scent.

Notes: The top notes of Zara No.3 Woody are freesia, violet leaves, and apple. The middle notes are cedar, ambroxan, and violet. The base notes are ambrette, mate, and spices.

Best for: Zara No.3 Woody is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the warmer months, such as the spring and summer. This fragrance is very fresh, but also inoffensive. This makes it a perfect casual daytime fragrance for those nice and warm days. Besides just wearing this fragrance casually, you can also wear this to any formal occasion, as well as when you’re working out. Overall, this is a fresh, long-lasting, and versatile warm-weather fragrance that you should definitely try out in a Zara store near you!

5. Zara Tobacco Collection Rich Warm Addictive

Scent: Zara Tobacco Collection Rich Warm Addictive is a gorgeous fragrance with a warm, sweet scent of honey and tobacco. This fragrance opens with an immediate sweetness, with notes of honey and coconut. The note of coconut adds a nice creaminess to the fragrance, which fits in perfectly with the other sweet notes. After a little while, you can start to notice a subtle hint of tobacco, as well as some spices. This all comes together to create an absolutely fantastic fragrance.

Notes: The notes of Zara Tobacco Collection Rich Warm Addictive are cedar, honey, sandalwood, coconut, and tobacco. 

Best for: Zara Tobacco Collection Rich Warm Addictive is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the colder months. This fragrance has a warm and sweet scent, which would be a little too overpowering for the warmer months. During the colder months, however, this fragrance will make you smell fantastic. Although marketed as a men’s fragrance, this fragrance can easily be worn by anyone, and it is definitely worth it. Zara fragrances aren’t really sold online, so make sure to try this fragrance in a Zara store near you!

6. Zara Orchid 

Scent: Zara Orchid is a beautiful fragrance with a floral, fruity scent that has a resemblance to Victoria’s Secret Bombshell. This fragrance opens with a fruity, slightly tropical scent. After a little while, you can start to notice some floral notes, as well as some more fruity notes. This creates a bright and vibrant scent. The base of this fragrance adds some woods, as well as amber, providing the fragrance with some warmth. However, you mainly get a fruity, floral fragrance with a tropical vibe.

Notes: The top notes of Zara Orchid are bergamot, blackcurrant, and rose. The middle notes are orchid, peach, and lily of the valley. The base notes are amber, musk, and cedar.

Best for: Zara Orchid is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the spring and summer. This fragrance has a bright and tropical scent, which fits in perfectly with those warmer months. The florals in this fragrance also give it an uplifting and happy vibe, which makes this a fantastic casual daytime fragrance. However, besides just wearing it casually, you can also wear this fragrance to a semi-formal event as well. Zara fragrances aren’t really sold online, so make sure to try this fragrance in a Zara store near you!

7. Zara Forget Me Not

Scent: Zara Forget Me Not is a fantastic fragrance with a close resemblance to Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. This fragrance has a very crisp and mostly fresh scent with an aquatic and slightly green background. Overall, this fragrance is very close to Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, only this one is a little softer. Still, though, this is a fantastic fragrance with a fresh, fruity opening, a nice mid of florals, and a slightly salty base. All the while, it has a similar aquatic undertone going on.

Notes: The top notes of Zara Forget Me Not are green apple, cedar, and hyacinth. The middle notes are bamboo, white rose, and hyacinth. The base notes are amber and musk.

Best for: Zara Forget Me Not is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the warmer months. This fragrance is very fresh and crisp, which smells extremely nice and refreshing in the summer. During those warmer months, this fragrance works perfectly as a casual fragrance, but it also works nicely when you’re working out, and even in a formal setting. This fragrance is also a great option if you’re looking for something a little cheaper than Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. Zara fragrances aren’t really sold online, so make sure to try this fragrance in a Zara store near you!

Are Zara Fragrances Worth It

Zara fragrances are definitely worth purchasing. Zara fragrances have fantastic prices, and oftentimes, they also smell really good. Of course, this does not go for every Zara fragrance, but the ones listed above are definitely worth trying out.

With a Zara fragrance, you get a good smelling fragrance for a fantastic price. Now, the low price does shine through in terms of quality, as a Zara fragrance will perform a bit worse than other, more expensive fragrances, however, the price of a Zara bottle easily allows you to reapply as often as you want. 

Overall, Zara fragrances are definitely worth it. You get a good smelling fragrance for a small price. I’d recommend you take a look at your current fragrance collection and see which of these Zara fragrances would fit in perfectly!

Jasper Pieterse

Hi, my name is Jasper and I've been a long time fragrance fan. Ever since 2014, I started to get a huge interest in fragrances and I've had my nose on countless of different fragrances. I'm excited to share my experiences!

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