As summer comes into full swing at the height of the FMCO, you may find yourself wishing for a getaway. While we can’t do much about the border restrictions, there is one way through which you can still whisk yourself on vacation: Your senses. These fragrances are here to transport you to the summer destinations of your dreams (mentally, not physically).
From the wonders of the Scottish Moors to the diverting city of Florence in 1921, here are our picks for the best new summer fragrances to cop this year:
Les Eaux de Chanel EDT 125ml, RM530
Allow the new fragrance from Chanel to transport you to the marvels of the Scottish moors. Striking the perfect balance between aromatic and woody characteristics, the fragrance has top notes of bright lemon and bergamot, mid notes of juicy juniper berry and fragrant cypress, and a base note of warm vetiver. The result is an intense olfactory journey that is bound to please.
The Alchemist’s Garden 1921 EDP 100ml, RM1,469
The new fragrance is the latest addition to Gucci Beauty’s The Alchemist’s Garden collection: 1921 Eau de Parfum. The name is derived from the House’s birth year; an homage to Gucci’s 100th birthday. With a heart of sweet, floral Neroli blended with the zesty Florentine Limone Cedrato fruit, and a base of earthy oakmoss, the vintage-inspired fragrance is a genderless scent for all seasons.
The new fragrance will be available in Malaysia at the Gucci Beauty KLCC Store after FMCO.
Aqua Allegoria Flora Salvaggia & Nettare di Sole 75ml, RM381
Adding to their garden-inspired Aqua Allegoria collection, Guerlain has released not one, but two delightful fragrances: Flora Salvaggia and Nettare di Sole. Flora Salvaggia is a vibrant, fruity floral with notes of jasmine sambac, orange blossom, melon, and white musk at its core. Perfect for the flirty, confident woman, the fragrance will transport you to the wildflower fields around Paris.
Nettare di Sole, on the other hand, is a much floral with an almost honey-like quality, made with notes of Calabrian bergamot, magnolia, rose, and just a hint of jasmine sambac. It’s warm and subtle, but rich in character; perfect for those who prefer a smooth scent.
Boss Alive EDP 80ml, RM 449
Created by women, for women, Boss Alive is a feminine scent with fruity and woody notes at its forefront. It unfolds first with notes of vibrant apple, tangy blackcurrant, warm plum, and spicy cinnamon to start. Then comes the sweet Madagascan Vanilla, floral Indian jasmine sambac, and aromatic thyme, undercut by the rich, woody notes of cedar, sandalwood, olivewood, and goldenwood. The result is a delicious, energising scent that champions feminine freedom.
Tom Ford Beauty
Private Blend Soleil Brûlant 250ml, RM3770
With internationally-acclaimed actor Hyun Bin as the new face of the fragrance, there is no doubt that this particular scent is going to be a firm favourite this summer. The scent subverts expectations as a masculine, amber floral.
Bright citruses like mandarin and bergamot intertwine with pink peppercorn, jasmine sambac, tuberose, and orange flower absolutes while warm amber, incense, vetiver, and leather are elevated by the invigorating scent of coffee Arabica and tonka bean. Complete with a metallic golden flacon, it’s the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.
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