Vibrant Leather Eau de Parfum was created by Jerome Epinette and was launched in 2018 by Zara. This release was the turning point for the brand, often ignored in the fragrance community until then.
Normally, I’m done with all the clone perfumes, being the cheapies or expensive variations on the popular DNA. Yet, Vibrant Leather from Zara is such an affordable scent that I had to give it a fair chance at least.
So, what does Zara Vibrant Leather smell like? The first thing that comes to my mind from the initial spray is the fresh and clean properties of Explorer and the heavy and thick accords of Club de Nuit Intense Man.
All of this combined, yes, you are reminded of Aventus, but in a more watered-down reinterpretation. The fragrance itself wears more like a light Eau de Toilette, rather than Eau de Parfum.
As for the official notes, they get you an idea of what the fragrance should smell like, but don’t tell the real story. The scent opens up a zesty combination of bergamot, lemon, and sweet lime.
This is where the fragrance is the closest to the original. As the scent dries down on your skin and gets mellower, the initial freshness loses its steam quite quickly, and what you are left with is a woody/musky scent trail.
The leather accord is barely there, and if it wasn’t listed as an official note, I doubt anyone would detect it.
Even with all of these shortcomings, I have to say that Vibrant Leather is probably the best bang for your buck Aventus clone, recommended for those who want to save money, and check out what’s all the fuss about the Aventus.
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