Thursday, 2 August 2012

Black xs dupe


Black xs is my most worn perfume, i first started wearing it when my parents got it me for my birthday around two years ago. I loved it at first as it was my first 'real' perfume, and i went through my first bottle so fast, not realizing how expensive it was. I then went on to try and find another perfume, but i couldn't find one that i liked more than black xs. After that it was always on the top of my wish list when it came to my birthday and Christmas, if i was lucky i would get a bottle  on both days, which i would then try and make last for as long as possible. 


I love a bargain so i regularly began to search eBay for it, but they always seemed to be listed on buy it now, not far from the rrp prices in shops. After my unsuccessful search i decided to try and see whether there was a dupe out there, i just typed in black xs dupe and a webpage came up for many perfume dupes, after scrolling through for a while, i finally came across a dupe for black xs...


Zara black;

The name is very similar, 'black' and in some way the packaging, with the decoration of roses throughout, so maybe it was Zara's intention. The Smell is not exactly the same, but definitely the closet i have ever smelt, both Black xs and Zara's black are eau de toilette but black xs does seem to last longer on the skin.


For a 30ml bottle of Black xs it is £27.50 from boots (although i do usually get the 50ml, which is slightly more expensive) whereas for a 30ml bottle of Zara black it is £6.70 which is less than a 1/4 of the black xs price. I find that the price of Zara black makes it more acceptable to use more often and top up during the day without feeling like you're wasting your money.




28 comments:

  1. Great post !

    3 words LOVE YOUR STYLE :)

    I love this perfume too ever since I tried it at a friend maybe I shut be putting on my wishlist !!

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    1. Thank you, i will be sure to check out your blog!x

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  3. They look like really nice perfumes!

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    1. They are! i will be sure to check out your blog, and Christmas swap!xx

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    1. They are definitely worth purchasing!xx

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  5. thats such a great dupe find, i never think of looking at zaras perfumes.x

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  6. It's great when you find a dupe that saves you loads of money like that :) Lovely blog btw!

    Lauren
    pinkforflamingos.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. nice review :)

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  8. I looooove Zara! following!

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  9. I didn't know thay made dupes of perfumes!!!

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  10. Such a great post! I am now following. Just had a quick looks through your blog, its really lovely and i cant wait to see more!
    Anna

    http://opshopaholic.blogspot.co.nz/

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  11. I love finding dupes like this! Perfumes are so heavily marked up for designer-type brands. I might check out Zara's offering next time I'm there.

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  12. ahh no way, I'll need to give this Zara one a try! x

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  13. Hello, lovely blog you have!
    I'm a new follower, would you like to follow each other?

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    xx
    Monica

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  14. I've heard that Black XS is actually a "dupe" of Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb! Not sure if that's true because I've never smelled Black XS but I loooove my Flowerbomb.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  15. Nice...love it.;-)
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  16. Lovely blog!
    I'm now following you, and it would be really kind of you if you wanted to follow me back! :) x

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  17. Zara has such nice perfumes,i was surprised...I own a few :)

    xx

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  18. great post! i've never tried zara perfumes before

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  20. I'd love to try black, but I'd probably get the Zara version, because of the price! You have a lovely blog, would you like to follow each other? If yes, please let me know!
    Dasha x
    http://touch-of-turquoise.blogspot.ca/

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  21. I love the Zara perfumes they smell really good and are so cheap!
    -Zoe

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  23. great review, your blog is just lovely, keep up the good work :)

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  24. Great post ,love!You have great blog:)Following you now via GFC,hope you'll do the same!
    xoxo Antonella!

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