Posted on: October 26, 2023 Posted by: Comments: 0

It’s no secret that we’re fans of Zara here. We’re always keeping an eye on the new arrivals section, trying to uncover the best finds and we love to find those designer-inspired buys that will be trending for the season ahead. What can we say? The retailer just consistently delivers when it comes to clothes and accessories. But I’m going to let you in on a not-so-secret secret that just might blow your mind: Zara also has some of the best perfumes too. So yeah, you could consider it a one-stop shop. If that’s news to you, you’re welcome.

When it comes to Zara’s beauty section, you don’t want to sleep on the fragrances—many of which were created by some of the world’s top perfumers. There’s a scent for just about any mood and occasion, from fresh florals to something woodsy to ones with a little bit of spice. The best news? In true Zara fashion, they are at an amazing price point. You can’t find a fragrance over £26 here. At that price, you could add a couple to your perfume collection to keep on rotation.

Since the inventory is pretty extensive, we’ve tried to narrow it down for you and shared some of the best ones to buy below.

If you’re looking for a classic floral, here it is. The fresh fragrance contains notes of pomelo flower, black vanilla and green tea. 

This perfume will transport you to fun and carefree summer nights, even in the dead of winter. It has notes of orange blossom, jasmine, mandarin and lavender. 

Zara has the woody scents if you’re looking for that, too. This one is infused with scents of pink pepper, clove and ebony wood so it’s a little bit spicy and earthy at the same time.

With floral notes of rose, iris and peony alongside juicy pear and blackcurrant, this is a unique twist on a classic floral scent and is perfect for a vibrant, everyday scent.

The bergamot in this gives it a bit of a light, airy feel, but it’s balanced out with sweet notes of vanilla and tuberose.

I love this fragrance because it’s a bit mysterious. It has fruity notes of grapefruit and tangerine for a fresh feeling, but it’s also got an indulgent touch of vetiver. 

Bergamot is always a classic note in fragrances—who doesn’t love that fresh, citrus smell? This eau de parfum also contains notes of tangarine and orange blossom. I think it works year-round, but I’d wear it especially in the spring and summer months.

This one is just so cheery and lively. It has those happy notes of peach, rose, and warming cedarwood.

When a fragrance is named Nocturnal Life, you know you’re getting something a little mysterious and intense. It has notes of bergamot, juniper berry, cinnamon and tonka bean.

Sandalwood is one of my favourite scents in fragrances—I love how it can be so grounding but doesn’t feel too serious. In addition to sandalwood, this eau de parfum has jasmine and cardamom.

Don’t let the “vanilla” in this perfume’s name fool you. It’s far from boring and average. The nighttime fragrance is warm and sensual, with notes of tangering, iris, and vanilla.

Described as “warm, long-lasting, and cozy,” this eau de toilette might be your signature scent to wear in the fall and winter months. Notes include peony, vanilla, and musk.

Here’s another cheerful, bright, and feminine pick. The unabashedly floral fragrance contains scents of jasmine, peony, rose (of course), and sweet vanilla.

Fans of rich oud-based perfumes will love this ambery woody scent, which melds spicy and leathery notes with fresh rose.

This floral scent is immediately inviting. The tubereuse scent is given depth thanks to creamy sandalwood.

This fresh scent is perfect for brightening autumnal days thanks to notes of apple, pink grapefruit, violet and orange. 

Supposedly, this is the high street version of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 eau de parfum. It’s usually out of stock, so move quickly if you want to try it. If you’re not familiar with the scent, it has spicy saffron and coriander opener, which moves into bitter orange and jasmine, before drying down into an addictive praline, moss and woody amber notes with a touch of musk. Heaven.

This fragrance has a little bit of everything with hints of sweet and powdery notes amongst explosive florals. It’s the kind of perfume you can wear day to night.

Yes, Zara are certainly leaning into the renaissance of vanilla perfumes, but when they do them this well it’s easy to see why. Starlight Vanilla blends the sweetness of almond milk and vanilla foam with calming lavender and amber for a dream-like evening scent.

Everyone needs a classic nude in their makeup bag. This lipstick leaves a velvet matte finish.

Zara’s new liquid lipstick selection has an array of brilliant colours to choose from and promises up to 16 hours of transfer-proof colour. 

Offering a hint of colour, this coats lips in a hydrating and cushiony veil.

Glossy finish is all the rage, and just one sweep of this jelly lip oil will add a sleek gleam. 

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

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