From Sisley to Gucci and Louis Vuitton, we got it all covered for you.
Summer has arrived! In fact, we are already in the midst of the season because the heat is starting to get to us. Compared to last year, where summertime was spent in the confines of our homes because of the ongoing pandemic, this year is starkly different. Greater vaccination rates across the world have enabled more social gatherings and that bottle of fragrance is finally back in action.
Get back into the groove of things with a scent that is fresh, bright enough to get noticed and subtle enough to spritz in the summer heat, earning the display-worthy bottles prime countertop position.
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Best summer fragrances at a glance
- Sisley Izia La Nuit
- Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia
- On The Beach by Louis Vuitton
- Dior Sauvage Elixir
- Burberry Hero
- Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue Forever
Sisley Izia La Nuit
An ode to the night and a tribute to the mysterious rose found in the garden of Countess Isabelle d’Ornano. The Izia La Nuit is inspired by the original Izia, a bright, airy floral scent, while this new edition offers a renewed intensity combined with the warmth and sensuality of the rose. This hypnotic fragrance is a combination of fruity and vibrant blackcurrant, mandarin and cardamom at the top; floral and luminous scents of d’Ornano, freesia and magnolia in the middle; lastly, woody and sensual base notes of amber, patchouli and vanilla grounds the perfume. It’s definitely one of the best summer fragrances to get right now.
Sisley Izia La Nuit is available at Sisley Boutique and Sisley stores in Singapore.
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia
This new iteration from the original that was released a century ago, is a bottle that is joy-fuelled with a floral signature that calls out to the wild and free spirit in all of us. After months of cooping up, a simple spray of this fragrance will help kickstart the new adventure that awaits us. The botanical elixir is built around the White Gardenia, which is known for its velvety, zesty and rich green undertones. Enriching it further, the bottle is blended with Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute to keep the scent fresh and exotic. Lastly, a juicy pear blossom accord, and a pinch of brown sugar accord that leaves a soft, sumptuous sweetness in its sillage is enjoyed.
Gucci Beauty Flora EDP is available at Sephora stores and on sephora.sg and at Takashimaya, Tangs and BHG from 1 Sep 2021.
On The Beach by Louis Vuitton
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This bottle from the French Maison is named, “On The Beach” and it clearly sends the message as the go-to scent this summer. Louis Vuitton is known to represent the epitome of travel and this Eau de Parfum definitely earns a spot on your pulse points. The key note, yuzu, is citrusy, but its other aromatic constituents like thyme, rosemary, pink pepper, cloves and cypress, undoubtedly make it a perennial favourite for many.
On The Beach is available for purchase online and in Louis Vuitton stores.
Dior Sauvage Elixir
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Sauvage Elixir is one of the best summer fragrances thanks to its tasteful blend of ingredients — grapefruit, sweet wood, and lavender to create a scent that pushes limits in a delightful and bewitching way. Every note of the perfume complements perfectly to invigorate the senses and accentuate its allure. Overall, it is an olfactory composition with astonishing strength that explores uncharted territory.
This was the bottle that caused a frenzy on the Internet when a chiselled Adam Driver turned into a centaur for the brand’s first fragrance for men under Riccardo Tisci, the Chief Creative Officer of Burberry. Exploring the theme of masculinity, the scent opens with citrus and spice notes from bergamot and pepper. The aromatic heart centre notes blend in with juniper while the deep woody base notes leave an impression of cedar. A unique quality of the Hero is that it contains a trio of cedarwood with different origins. Together, the scent celebrates what modern men are today.
Burberry Hero is available on Burberry’s online store here.
Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue Forever
This is for him and her. Light Blue Forever is one of the best summer fragrances for your partner and it calls to mind the trip down to the Mediterranean Sea two summers ago. For the men: Top notes of cold-pressed grapefruit zest and Italian bergamot open the fragrance then as the fragrance evolves, invigorating green notes of violet leaf combine with the fresh ozonic accord; the Magnetic white musks dominate the drydown, while earthy vetiver extends the fragrance’s allure.
For the ladies: Top notes consist of an addictive duo of crisp Granny Smith apple and tangy Calabrian lemon the the scent blossoms with a new sunny floral heart of orange blossom and voluptuous white flowers. The sensual heart notes give way to a signature trail of Virginia cedar and cashmere woods. Lastly, white musks seductively caress and envelopes the sun-warmed skin.
Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue Forever is available online here.