Four scents to evoke the inner summer wanderlust in you

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By Wei Yeen Loh

Four scents to evoke the inner summer wanderlust in you

For idyllic summers by the beach:

Estée Lauder’s Pleasures Aqua is made for the girl who loves salty sea breezes coupled with the scent of fresh flowers. This limited edition scent is inspired by tropical flowers floating on waves, with topnotes of fresh honeysuckle and crisp freesia coupled with heartnotes of lilac, jasmine and peony for a feminine touch. Sensual notes punctuate with musk and ambrox, altogether resulting in a crisp fragrance that’s refreshing as it is uplifting.


For relaxing tropical retreats amidst the lush flora and fauna:

If getting your tan on in an exotic tropical island is your kind of summer, Calvin Klein’s Eternity Summer is a scent that’s made for you. Opening with cool palm tree accords and refreshing pear blossoms and bergamot, the heart blossoms with exotic frangipani and jasmine flowers, leaving a floral trail that’s peppered with sensuous musk accords from vanilla and blonde woods. All in all, this is one cool, airy scent that brings dreams of tropical paradise to mind.


For the girl who lives and breathes adventure:

Made for the girl who’s ultra sweet but with plenty of sass, Givenchy’s Live Irrésistible is a cocktail of flowers, fruits and spices that has resulted in a scent of whimsy. This scent is all about packing a punch in summer: sharp pineapple notes offer a lovely contrast with delicate rose petals, while Jamaican allspice berries give a unique boldness that is rounded up with the sensual warmth of amber and musk. 


For quaint garden explorations in the French countryside:

By Terry’s Thé Glacé Aqua Parfum is all about quenching your olfactory thirst in midday summer with its notes of spiced wood, citrus and musk accents. Its French verbena herb and almond notes provide a soothing touch to the scent, mixed with citrus freshness thanks to Bois Cheri black tea from Mauritius and sparkling grapefruit from Italy. Sault lavender and white flowers offer floral-scented accords, then heightened with the intense trio of Brazilian mate, moss and musk for nostalgic sensuality.


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