There’s no denying that finding a sure-fire dupe of a cult beauty product is like finding Willy Wonka’s golden ticket.
And while similar counterparts for makeup and skin care are becoming easier to find these days, when it comes to scents, the similarity is much less common.
Considering the decadent and complex layering of scents that go into the formulation of fragrances, it can be difficult to find a more affordable version of a must-have spritz with a higher price tag, especially since most counterparts tend to feel, well, as cheap as they cost.
However, it looks like the brains of TikTok have come up with another impressive reveal that the beauty industry is clinging to.
Taking to Zara, TikTokers discovered
that the brand’s fragrance collection smells eerily similar to the most sought-after designer fragrances on the market – the #zaraperfumes hashtag has a whopping 500,000 views – and all for a fraction of the cost.
Of course, there is nothing quite like spitting the coin for a designer investment to spray on special occasions, it’s always hard to look past an affordable scent that smells great.
Below, we’ve rounded up the must-have scents in the Zara collection and exactly what high-end scents they smell.