Acquiring the right perfume can be the toughest decision ever. While trying out a couple of scents can be fun, we are all essentially looking for that one special bottle that can translate our beauty and confidence effortlessly. The key, however, is that there are various levels to that. So the best move one can make, either a perfume beginner or cognoscenti is to own a few eclectic selects and wear the most fitting fragrance for the occasion.
This spring, we bask in fresh, floral and musky fragrances that will have heads turn even after you leave the room. As new buds bloom and the earth awakens from winter, we bring you a guide of eight alluring scents for him, her and both.
Burberry Her Eau de Toilette
Burberry’s most recent fragrance launch in 2022 represent “the free-spirited modern scent for women”. The Eau de Toilette has a blooming peony aroma blended with green pear top notes and crushed berries. It is enhanced with a honeysuckle heart — with lily of the valley and rose — over an addictive musk and cedarwood base.
Mythical and surreal, British model Fran Summers is captured by Mario Sorrenti in the fragrance’s campaign, with angel wings and a skateboard. This feminine scent is perfect for city explorers and the modern, vivacious Burberry woman.
Bottled in the minimal Burberry Her glass design, the fragrance is refreshed in tranquil, pistachio green. Add to cart on Burberry’s website here.
Chloé Atelier des fleurs
And with exciting news for our vegan friends, Chloé has unveiled three 100 per cent natural origin fragrances. The vegan Eau de Parfum consists of three alluring scents: fresh and powdery Narcissus Poeticus, incomparable Iris and sensuous Ylang Cananga. These distinctive perfumes were created by Philippine Courtière, Steve Guo and Serge de Oliveira respectively — each a unique interpretation of their favourite flowers.
The most adoring part? All three are remarkably suitable for the springtime and can be layered atop of other scents from the Atelier des fleurs collection.
Grab your new Chloé fragrance here.
Dolce Lily Eau de Toilette
Amongst Dolce&Gabbana Beauty’s olfactive bouquet is the new Dolce Lily, just in time for café-hopping and harbour cruising in spring. Here, perfumers Nathalie Cetto and Nisrine Grillie celebrate the pink lily — a symbol of femininity and kindness.
Stored in a vivid pink bottle, Dolce Lily combines the delicate floral signature of pink lily accord with passion fruit, vanilla, soft musks and sandalwood.
Click here to get one step closer to being a lively Dolce girl.
Penhaligon’s The World According to Arthur
A few weeks ago, heritage British perfume house Penhaligon unveiled a captivating Eau de Parfum. Packaged in imperial red and dragon-headed bottle, The World According to Arthur is described to breathe fire when incensed. The scent is the epitome of warmth with vanilla, incense and musky ambrette seed. The mystifying myrrh that travels between sweet and spicy makes it moreish and distinctive.
Call forth your dragon within and buy the fragrance here.
Maison Margiela: REPLICA At The Barber’s
Maison Margiela takes the helm when evoking specific memories and places. For At The Barber, the French luxury brand mesmerises the wearer with the sensations encountered at a French barbershop.
This Eau de Toilette is a natural balance between woody and aromatic notes representing confidence. Its freshness is composed of black pepper, lavender, rosemary essence, tonka bean, white musks and basil accord.
Indulge in the memory of a vintage, masculine ritual and shop here.
Eros by Versace
Eros by Versace is an Aromatic Fougère fragrance for a bold and passionate man likened to Greek gods. Perfumer Aurelien Guichard crafted a sensual scent that blends minty freshness with a hint of sweetness. Eros has a unique blend of geranium flower, Italian lemon zest and cedarwood with notes of vetiver, orange blossom and Madagascar vanilla.
This spellbinding perfume is suitable for all seasons — charm with Eros here.
Celine Haute Perfumerie
In 2019, Blackpink’s Lalisa became the first K-pop star to represent the French luxury brand globally. The renowned Kpop star appears in the first-ever Celine Haute Parfumerie campaign earlier this February. Shot by Hedi Slimane, the campaign video features Lisa in sparkling dresses alongside the PARADE perfume and Rolls-Royce’s Spirit of Ecstasy.
The nine perfumes emanate elegance and are tangible creations of designer Slimane’s olfactory journal. The collection recaptures Slimane’s masculine-feminine stylistic codes with its signature powdery filter and blends together marvellously.
Discover the scents and shop here.
Diptyque Do Son Eau de Parfum
Fresh, invigorating and sophisticated, Do Son is inspired by founder Yves Coueslant’s trip to Vietnam as a child.
The fragrance walks the line between femininity and masculinity and is ideal for warm spring. It carries crisp florals of African orange blossom, tuberose and jasmine layered over amber wood.
Delve into the Diptyque universe, starting with Do Son here.
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