Here at Who What Wear, we are big fans of Zara perfumes. Not only do they smell incredible, but they look chic, they are super affordable and they give designer fragrances a run for their money. If I’m being totally honest, some of my most-used perfumes in my collection are from the high street store.
The other day, my friend was out shopping and was looking to treat herself to a Zara fragrance, and she text me to ask me which one I would recommend. I instantly replied telling her that she had to get Red Temptation, and after testing it in store, she added it to her basket straight away. Don’t get me wrong, there isn’t one Zara perfume that I haven’t liked, but in my opinion, Red Temptation is a cut above the rest. I’m planning on getting a bottle for all of my friends and family this Christmas as I’ve never received so many compliments on a scent before. Not only that, but it smells so similar to a £235 cult fragrance.
If you’re wondering what cult fragrance I’m talking about, it’s none other than Baccarat Rouge 540. I’m sure you’ve seen this perfume all over your Instagram feed, and there’s no denying that it’s one of the most luxurious scents on the market. I’ve had it in my collection for a while now, and I always reach for it on special occasions. To me, it’s smooth, it’s sensual and it has a chocolate-like sweetness, which is all thanks to a combination of saffron, jasmine, cedarwood and amber. So, when I first smelt Red Temptation by Zara, I couldn’t believe how similar it was.
The high street fragrance also contains notes of saffron, jasmine and amber, but the addition of praline gives it a delicious, creamy finish. If I had to describe it in a nutshell, I would say it smells sweet, sensual and incredibly expensive. Even if you don’t like sweet scents, the woody, earthiness of amber and moss give this fragrance a deep richness, and I’m yet to meet someone who isn’t obsessed with it. With winter approaching, I couldn’t recommend it enough. Spritzing the perfume feels like a warm hug, and the scent is just perfect for making any Christmas parties or festive dinners feel even more special.
The best bit about this perfume is just how affordable it is. You can get a 100ml bottle for £23, and trust me when I say that it will last you forever. It has some seriously impressive staying power for a high street fragrance, and thanks to the price, I don’t mind throwing it in my bag and topping up my scent throughout the day. If you’re looking for a new perfume this season, make this one top of your list.
See? Told you the bottle was chic. Pros: Smells just like Baccarat Rouge 540, affordable and great for keeping in your handbag. Cons: Doesn’t last as long as the designer fragrance
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