Very helpful Review4
With a score of 9.0 out of 10.0, it reminds me lipstick...
I stumbled into ZARA yesterday and saw 3 brand new scents: 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0 ZARA EDT. All notes are printed on the box and bottle, so I tested all of them. The former two are fresh, perhaps better for spring and summer seasons, but the latter immediately reminds me of my childhood, precisely the scent of my mother's lipstick, which I like of course!
I have noticed that there are two trends of opinion, with opposing approaches, on this scent. Despite the notes are not exactly the same and just a few of them match, I think that 9.0 is very similar to the powdery of the original Dior Homme (2005), and in some parts, it reminds me the floral aspect of Kenzo Power. Conversely, some other reviewers compare it to Valentino Uomo. Perhaps, it is a clone of none of the two, though it has many similarities with both. It is suitable for cooler weather and is perfect during both fall and winter time.
A warm cozy, mysteriously chocolate vibe, type of fragrance. The iris is opening the show, with the support of creamy bergamot and lemony coriander. Clean vetiver and juniper berries linger in the background. As the show goes on, the bitter spicy cardamom pods blended with sweet amber pop up, dominating the scene. The pepper, black pepper I would bet, punctuates the sentences, but the other notes accent the mysterious chocolate vibe, on the dry down.
It's almost middle winter now, and I do not regret my early choice this morning. So lovely, I do still smell it on me after half a day. On my skin, the powdery and chocolaty effect of the orris is long lasting and pleasant, and sillage stays close to me but can be perceived without being overpowering. Moderate in longevity, sillage, and projection. The sprays will decide that, so be aware.
In my opinion, this scent has a niche quality and does not deserve any criticism, considering its bargain price.