Wonderstruck is a fruity floral fragrance released in 2011 by Taylor Swift. It features a vibrant accord of ripened berries, freesia, and vanilla before settling into a base of amber and musk.
This fragrance quickly became a top-selling scent, especially around the holiday season. Sadly, Wonderstruck has become unavailable, and fans like me are looking for an alternative.
If you’re searching for a copy of Wonderstruck, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve rounded up ten of my favorite alternatives to Wonderstruck that you might like to try.
What Similarities Are We looking for in Wonderstruck
Wonderstruck smells like a combination of ripened red berries, juicy peaches, and soft florals with a sugary vanilla finish.
The opening is sweet with a subtle green tea note. The apple blossom and freesia notes add another dimension to this fruity opening before revealing a creamy vanilla heart. The vanilla remains through drydown as it settles into a musky amber base with subtle sandalwood and peach notes.
It’s a very youthful, feminine fragrance, and the sillage and longevity are relatively strong.
When looking for a suitable alternative to Wonderstruck, I believe it must feature a very gourmand vibe with a sweet opening. The scent must have a vanilla heart, and the base should remain light and sweet with amber and musk notes. It should also have a powdery finish and not become too cloying.
I’d like to keep these pointers in mind when finding a suitable alternative to Wonderstruck.
Now that we know what we’re looking for, let’s take a look at my favorite dupes and alternatives to Wonderstruck.
10 Dupes of Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift
1. Secret Fantasy Midnight by Avon
If you enjoy Wonderstruck’s sweet, fruity opening but wish it had a woodier base, then certainly check out Secret Fantasy Midnight.
At first spray, I detect juicy plums, pomegranates, and sour cherry notes, quickly followed by a sweet, floral bouquet. Although there are no vanilla notes within the accord, I can sense a vanilla vibe as it dries down. This characteristic is possibly due to the base of amber, musk, and woody notes.
While the sillage is similar to Wonderstruck, it doesn’t last as long. You may need to reapply throughout the day.
2. Wonderstruck Enchanted by Taylor Swift
This flanker of the original Wonderstruck was released in 2012 and opened up much more sweet and gourmand.
To my nose, the overwhelming sweetness of wild berries, passionfruit, and sugar dominates over the middle floral accords. I could barely detect the peony, freesia, and champaca that make up the middle accord.
This fragrance seems to transition from fruity sweet notes straight to a musky, vanilla base.
It seems to last longer than Wonderstruck, though, and its sillage is moderate.
If you really enjoy sweet, gourmand fragrances, you may like this, but I advise you to try it out first to ensure it’s not too overwhelming.
3. Pink Princess by Vera Wang
Pink Princess also opens on sweet notes of raspberries, but it is softened slightly by bright, citrusy grapefruit. These top notes linger as soft, floral notes of hibiscus and honeysuckle reveal themselves. These florals stay in the background as the fragrance develops throughout the day. The sweet vibes continue as it settles into a base of marshmallow and amber.
Compared to Wonderstruck, this fragrance is a bit softer and not as loud, but it still embodies those same sweet vibes.
On the downside, this fragrance is weak and lasts about three hours before disappearing altogether. The sillage is quite intimate too, which might be an issue if you prefer a more robust scent trail.
4. Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf
If you enjoy the vanilla and floral notes within Wonderstruck but are looking for something less sweet, Flowerbomb is also a good choice.
I feel that the opening is much greener, and the tea note is bolder than in Wonderstruck. There is a slight synthetic vibe right after the first spray, but this is transient and disappears before it moves into a fragrant middle accord of jasmine, rose, freesia, and orange blossom.
The vanilla note begins to take shape and remains throughout the dry down as it settles into a base of patchouli and musk.
I think Flowerbomb embodies a similar vibe to Wonderstruck without becoming overly sweet. The projection and longevity are relatively moderate, and I think it’s an excellent year-round fragrance.
5. Secret Wonderland by Bath & Body Works
In my opinion Secret Wonderland is one of the most similar fragrances to Wonderstruck for several reasons. When I first sprayed it, the opening contained sweet, fruity notes, especially ripened strawberries and raspberries. Throughout, it moves seamlessly through middle notes of juicy peach, jasmine, and gardenia. Immediately afterwards, it transitions into a warm base of vanilla, musk, amber, and sandalwood.
I find the base more powdery than Wonderstruck, giving it a more mature vibe. I think this is a good option if you’re looking for an alternative that’s powderier with a more prominent strawberry note.
6. Ruby Berries by Zara
Ruby Berries is a sweet fragrance alternative to Wonderstruck without any earthy or musky notes. This fairly simple composition features red fruits, peaches, and vanilla notes.
Upon the first spray, I immediately detect the smell of sweet raspberries and strawberries. There are notes of peach that quickly settle.
Although this fragrance contains vanilla notes in the base, I found that each note remains distinctive and reappears throughout wear.
Unfortunately, Ruby Berries has no longevity and only lasted about an hour before it completely faded. If you’re looking for a similarly sweet, affordable fragrance to Wonderstruck, check out Ruby Berries.
7. Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture
Another fragrance I found that has a similar vibe to Wonderstruck is Viva la Juicy. Upon the first spray, I noticed this fragrance opens up just like Wonderstruck, but it’s slightly less gourmand due to the white floral notes that develop soon after.
At the heart of this fragrance lies gardenia, honeysuckle, and jasmine, which I think give it a slightly soapy vibe. Sandalwood, amber, and sweet vanilla notes appear as it dries down, giving it a muskier vibe than Wonderstruck.
The floral notes tend to reappear and fade throughout wear, while the initial sweet notes fade into the background. Unfortunately, this fragrance lacks longevity and disappears within just a few hours. The sillage is also much more intimate.
8. Gourmand White Flowers by Dossier
If you enjoy Wonderstruck but also enjoy an earthier vibe and rose notes in your fragrances, I suggest checking out Gourmand White Flowers.
At first, I detect a similar fruity sweetness like Wonderstruck, but green tea and freesia notes give it a greener opening. At the heart of this fragrance lies white floral and rose notes which intensify throughout the day.
As it dries down, a soft base of musk, patchouli, caramel, and vanilla gives this fragrance a slightly earthier vibe than Wonderstruck.
I would layer it with another perfume with a strong amber or vanilla heart to enhance its projection.
9. Sweet Like Candy by Ariana Grande
Next on my list of alternatives to Wonderstruck is Sweet Like Candy. Sweet Like Candy starts with sweet blackberry, pear, and bergamot notes. However, I found they quickly transition into a more candied vibe.
The very first notes of the scent settle quickly into a middle accord comprised of marshmallow, whipped cream, and black currant. Fragrant jasmine, honeysuckle, and frangipani notes also develop and soften the sugary notes. It almost smells like cotton candy to my nose before drying down into a base of cashmere and vanilla.
Sweet Like Candy is creamy and more mature than Wonderstruck but still carries that same sweet, sugared vibe.
The longevity is decent, though I think it projects better during warmer temperatures. Overall, I think this is a good alternative to Wonderstruck if you’re looking for something a little more subtle with a creamier base.
10. Reborn Lust by Oakcha
If you enjoy the soft floral scent and musky vanilla undertones of Wonderstruck but wish it was much less sweet, check out Reborn Lust.
My first impression was that I noticed that the opening was still somewhat sweet with bright bergamot and green tea notes like Wonderstruck, but there weren’t any vibrant, bold berries to take the sweetness to the next level.
The scent transitions into a fragrantly floral heart comprised of jasmine, orchid and rose. There are also freesia and orange flower notes which are reminiscent of Wonderstruck. It settles quickly into a slightly earthier base of patchouli, musk, and vanilla.
I was pleasantly surprised by the fragrance’s lasting power, as just a couple of sprays lasted throughout the day.
I recommend this fragrance for someone looking for a more floral alternative to Wonderstruck that is office-friendly.