Five fashionable fragrances for the well-dressed woman

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By Wei Yeen Loh

Five fashionable fragrances for the well-dressed woman

If you’re a sucker for scents and high-end fashion brands, here are five luxuriously fragrances to add to your collection. One can never have too many bottles of perfume (and shoes too!), so read on to indulge in a little self-pampering:

A new scent that evokes an experience of exploring a rose garden in summer, Dolce Rosa Excelsa by Dolce&Gabbana makes use of the rose motif that’s been spotted throughout the brand’s runway collections. This fresh floral scent opens with Neroli leaves and Papaya flowers, then transitioning to a floral bouquet of White Water Lily and White Daffodil. But the highlight comes in the form of two delicate Rose notes: the African Dog Rose and Turkish Rose Absolute—both unveiling a sensual character when combined. Not forgetting, warm musky notes add a lovely contrast thanks to Cashmeran and Sandalwood.

Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa (prices begin at RM269 for EDP 30ml) is available at all Dolce&Gabbana fragrance counters in major departmental stores nationwide


One to add to your beauty kit if you’re making your way to a summer/beach vacay this month, Escada Agua Del Sol is a refreshing fruity scent that’s all about enjoying life pleasures under the sun. Fruity top notes of nashi pear granita and icy raspberry sorbet topped with Italian citrus fruits and energising pink peppercorn make an indulgent scent that sounds good enough to eat. As you soak up the sun, velvety cream notes of apricot nectar and rose petals will emanate along with a warm sensual mix of Tonka bean, sandalwood and white musk cream. 

Escada Agua Del Sol (price begin at RM233 for EDT 50ml) is available at Escada counters in major departmental stores nationwide

The next scent in line is one for the woman who’s utterly confident and self-assured: Hugo Woman Extreme Eau De Parfum is one fragrance to deliver maximum impact over time, with its fruity and adventurous concoction of boysenberry and himalayan red grass as its top notes. The scent unfolds to reveal jasmine sambac and black tea—a refreshing combination coupled with the versatile oriental osmanthus flower as its base notes. Going for redefined sensuality with a dash of sophistication? Check. 

Hugo Woman Extreme (prices begin at RM182 for EDP 30ml) is available at all Hugo fragrance counters at major departmental stores nationwide

Picking up where its predecessor left off, Gucci Guilty Eau Pour Femme is the brand’s latest interpretation of its classic women’s fragrances. Encased in the iconic bottle shape that is frosted for a “sensual tension” between the cold steel and softness of the frosted glass, the scent is a surprising addition to its typically cool EDTs, this time with a more delicate, romantic attitude. With sweet lychee and milky notes of heart of lilac, there is a tinge of wild strawberry in the fragrance alongside a musky base.

Gucci Guilty Eau Pour Femme (prices begin at RM301 for EDT 50ml) is available at all Gucci fragrance counters at major departmental stores nationwide

DKNY’s latest trio of limited-edition neon-packaged fragrances is inspired by the city that never sleeps. If you’re one who loves the pulsating lights of the city’s skyline, DKNY Be Electric has three new offerings for you:

DKNY Be Electric Loving Glow has fruity notes of juicy blackcurrant, tart grape and pineapple that go hand-in-hand with floral notes of jasmine and purple violet. Vanilla, amberwood and musk leaves a trail of sensuality along the way. DKNY Be Electric Bright Crush is the bolder, free-spirited scent of the trio, combining dew fruit, bergamot and plum with frangipani and peony. And lastly, DKNY Be Electric Citrus Pulse is a citrusy choice for those who love a vivacious blend of nectarine, mandarin, and passionfruit, along with a subtle sweetness from honeyed magnolia, benzoin, and warm musk.

DKNY Be Electric (prices begin at RM205 for EDT 50ml) will be available at all DKNY fragrance counters April 2016


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