'Perfect Match' winner Georgia Hassarati swears by this affordable cult-favourite perfume

“I’m gonna put you guys on”

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 02 2023

Georgia Hassarati caught our attention when she made her bikini-clad debut on season three of Netflix’s controversial dating show Too Hot To Handle — she broke a few hearts and even stole a few (expensive) kisses when season three aired. 

More recently, the 27-year-old Brisbanite returned to Netflix alongside a ragtag cast of past Netflix reality stars in Perfect Match, appearing as one of the season’s wild card cast members, and subsequent winner. 

Unsurprisingly, the model and social media influencer has garnered a lot of attention for her makeup; while she doesn’t rate her makeup skills, she likes to use cult-favourites such as Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($65 at Charlotte Tilbury), NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($51 at MECCA), and Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand ($60 at Charlotte Tilbury) to help her along.

But when one of her TikTok followers asked her what perfume she wears, we have to admit we were surprised to hear her answer. 

“I’ve got this question a lot recently,” she admitted. “So I’m gonna put you guys on.” 

“This is a fresh girl scent,” she said as she showed off the first spritz. “It’s from Zara, it’s pretty affordable, it smells really nice — it’s called Water Lily Tea Dress ($55.95 at Zarawaitlist only).” 

Zara Water Lily Tea Dress

“Olga [Bednarska]... from Too Hot To Handle season 3 — the show I was on — Olga showed me this and I was obsessed with it,” she shared. “I love it, it just smells so clean and fresh.”

Hassarati and Bednarska aren’t the only ones in love with the fresh scent either; the Internet has dubbed it a convincing Byredo Gypsy water dupe, and even Jo Malone has publicly mused on the perfume. In her words: “soft jazz music plays in the background, a picnic on the lawn, the gentle breeze caresses a vintage tea dress.” Poetic.

Unfortunately, given the fragrance’s popularity, you’ll need to add your name to a waitlist if you want to cop a bottle of the stuff. But if you can’t wait we suggest taking advantage of Zara’s sale and snagging the Water Lily Tea Dress Aromatic Candle (was $45.95 now $19.95 at Zara) instead. 

Zara Water Lily Tea Dress Aromatic Candle

If you’re disappointed because you really, really wanted to smell like Hassarati (bit weird, but okay), there’s another perfume she rates too (plus, it’s got her sister’s co-sign) — Kayali Vanilla ($185 at Sephora).

Kayali Vanilla

“It’s like a vanilla scent, but like, next level,” explained Hassarati. “It has vanilla, orchid, tonka absolute, brown sugar, amber, woods and musk, and it’s like, musky and sexy,” she went on to say before spritzing herself in slow motion. 

Love a budget-friendly fragrance? This Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe is a measly $10.

Main image credit: @georgiahassarati

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).