I enjoyed Zara's Vetiver Eau de Cologne. I will try to sample the others you mention.
After seeing Dullah occasionally mentioning Zara Sprint 9.58 to have Aventus' pineapple note I went to a store to check it out.
It really does have what I consider to be very same pineapple.
And unlike Aventus it sticks with you until the end. 9.58 is slightly less 'cool' and clean but carries that pineapple right into the very well done woody base. Certainly scratches my Itch for Aventus and cost 1/10 per ml of what Aventus does.
But I do not only want to rave about this little gem wich I picked up today but also want to mention 3 others that seemed very nice, too.
For Him (the brownish juice, I think there are two) : A gourmand halfway between Rochas Man and Pure Coffee IMO. Very nice, burnt caramel, some coffee thrown in. One I seriously consider going back to pick up.
Amber : Very dark, sharp Amber. Backed up with what I would consider Aoud and Patchouly. Unfortunately not that long lasting.
And finally one I have not spent much time with but which seemed alright as well: the silver Sprint bottle : A nice fruit, I think Melon and Cucumber.
Do check them out if you have the chance!
So once again, thank you very much, DULLAH!
Absolutely under the radar. Zara as a whole is that way. Some very stylish stuff, at prices that young people with more looks than money can afford, but very low profile. They even have an iPad app. They had this one women's T-shirt with a bunch of ultra-cool, signature-grade writing on it - made me wish I was back in high school so I could buy it for my girl.
The Pineapple is almost the same, but the drydown is reminiscent of pencil shavings. Great price if you like it, though.
Zara only sells through brick and mortar don't they?
Looking forward to trying For Him next time I'm in town.
Thanks bro. I got Sandalo and Ambre from petrucci a few years ago and was impressed for their quality-price point.
Zara provides a good value/taste level in most everything they sell.
And Sprint 9.58, as Timaru said, is not the only well-done EDT they sell.
Perhaps I will get a chance to sample Zara Sprint 9.58. I don't really shop at there store, however. I find the clothes tight fitting.
The two fragrances I have sampled ( a couple of years ago), Ambar and Vetiver are pretty bad. I'm really surprised at how well they are received here on Basenotes. I would rather wear fragrances from Hugo Boss. And that is saying alot. If I am going for a vetiver fragrance, there is soo many more better choices out there. Also, the vetiver from Zara bothers me. Ambar is just revolting to me.
Just my thoughts and hope I'm not wrecking Timaru's thread.
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Zara has great clothes. Stylish and good quality.
Well if there was a Zara near me I'd be happy to give their scents another chance. Last time I sniffed anything of theirs was a few years ago in NYC, and I wasn't all that impressed. Is Sprint 9.58 recent? I don't remember what I smelled.
"It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."
Wish I had one nearby. Shame that they don't sell them online, but if it's too hard to get what's the point.
I'd like to get as much input as possible from you guys, in order to give others a fairly good impression.
Especially since I did not find a single one of their frags listed on here, had to upload my own pic to be able to post a pic in the TIB JUly thread and finally havent seen alot of talk about these scents overall.
I just think that these may be worth their asking price which is seldom today, if you think about it.
I'm glad I had my nose forced into one of these and if this thread encourages one single person to stop by a Zara shop I'm happy already,
Too bad they didnt have the Vetiver anymore, I would have gladly tried it out.
What Zara frags are still currently available?
Only saw Amber once at a store and never again, dumb move to have let it go.
I don't think Zara stores here are up to date on the frag selections either.
sounds like new haarlem by bond 9. can anyone compare that has smelt them both?!?A gourmand halfway between Rochas Man and Pure Coffee IMO. Very nice, burnt caramel, some coffee thrown in. One I seriously consider going back to pick up.
I smelled them both and I found For Him creamier, less powdery but also sweeter.
I would prefer the Zara but I'm no fan of NH anyway.
I will give it another go this weekend and come back with proper info.
Wait, wait... the Zara Ambar you Aromi got that was sent like, what, two years ago does not have anything to do with the Amber being sold today: you are refering to this one.
http://tinyurl.com/7gee4ts (now doscontinued)
Timaru must be refering to "Amber". I tried to get a picture to no avail. Tese two differ a lot even though they share the name "Ambar / Amber".
Jup, the one I mean looks entirely different.
I received a couple of small samples from Dullah today which included Zara Sprint 9.58 and Aventus.
I've sprayed Sprint on my left wrist and Aventus on my right wrist.
I'm pretty new to this (first post yay! lol), but I'm not smelling the similarity at all.
Sprint has this really strong sweetness that reminds me of some kind of a candy sweet or something... I just can't think what it is exactly that it reminds me of.
Aventus doesn't smell sweet on me at all *shrug*
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Does anyone know of any major retail store/stores in the U.S. that sell Zara perfumes? Thx!
Looks like they are in a few major cities in the USA.
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Has For Him been discontinued? I went into my local Zara and they had about 3 new scents and everything had been restocked apart from that one I wanted! I didn't bother asking the SAs as they know nothing about the frags there.
Some pics taken today
IMO: Sprint is like Black XS ( I don´t detect pineapple)
Zara for Him is like a smooth One Million
Amber is nice, I feel the clean-aromatic-clove feel of rive gauche in it. (don´t detect a 'clear' amber here)
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