Your fragrance is an invisible accessory that completes any outfit. With these new scents of the season, you’ll feel sultry and sensuous, sweet and carefree, and even earthy and mysterious as they settle on your skin and beautifully evolve. With their unique design elements, they will even look beautiful on your dresser. Settle in because we predict that you’ll have a hard time choosing just one.
Bulgari Allegra: Like falling in love in Italy and bringing it home
Bulgari Allegra offers five Eaux de Parfum, which can be worn alone, and five Magnifying Essences to enhance your scent. You can even customise it according to how much Magnifying Essence you spritz on.
Bulgari Allegra Dolce Estasi EDP is a dreamy floral citrus scent with musky notes and a smooth finish. Velvety floral fruity Fiori d’Amore is both intense and delicate – just like falling in love. Its fresh, youthful aroma is underscored by a new, innovative note: prelude raspberry.
Jacques Cavallier, Bulgari perfumer, describes Riva Solare as an endless Italian Riviera holiday. Bulgari’s Calabrian bergamot opens the fragrance. Afterwards, orange blossom, neroli, and osmanthus dominate. A musky base enhances its sensuality.
Rock’n’Rome captures the intimacy of sharing a spritz on a Roman terrace with addictive osmanthus, apricot, benzoin, spices, and woods, while Fantasia Veneta is a woody and chypre fragrance with red peach accords and a hint of leathery vanilla – the height of Italian sophistication in a perfume.
The Magnifying Essences enhance or layer Bulgari Allegra’s haute eaux de parfum with a sensual, enchanting touch. With varying spritzes, the blend is uniquely yours, and no one can replicate it. They include musk for more delicacy, bergamot (more joy), vanilla (more comfort), and patchouli (more sensuality).
The Bulgari Allegra collection of Eaux de Parfums ($396, 100ml) and Magnifying Essences ($300, 40ml) are available at major department stores, Sephora and bulgari.com/en-sg.
Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfum Rouge Ultime: Sensual, elegant, and proudly audacious
Created by master perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo, and Fanny Bal, Givenchy Eau de Parfum Rouge Ultime for women who dare to be sensual is an audacious amber floral. Recycled cacao pods and ginger add warmth to opulent tuberose. Combined with sandalwood, patchouli, and vetiver, deep ambroxan notes add elegance, depth and sensuality. Then the honey-sweet facets of Balkan tobacco absolute add another layer of complexity.
Givenchy Eau de Parfum Rouge Ultime ($233, 80ml) is available at Sephora.
Elie Saab Elixir: The love potion of a fierce, determined, and confident woman
Inspired by the sophistication of the house of Elie Saab, perfumers Aurélien Guichard and Jérôme Di Marino imagined the new Elixir as the love potion of a fierce, determined, and confident woman. With notes of neroli from Lebanon and Italian mandarin as well as iris flowers and amber wood, myrrh and benzoin, this alluringly spicy amber-floral fragrance conveys classy elegance and fierce seduction, making it perfect for fashion-forwards needing a chic and decadent scent. With notes of neroli from Lebanon and Italian mandarin as well as iris flowers and amberwood, myrrh and benzoin, this alluringly spicy amber-floral fragrance is fronted by South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel.
Elie Saab Elixir ($105 to $206) is available at BHG Bugis and Bishan, Metro Paragon and Causeway, Takashimaya D.S., and Tangs at Tang Plaza and VivoCity.
Kenzo Flower Ikebana Eau De Parfum: A delicate balance of femininity
Inspired by ikebana, Japanese flower arrangement, and the sakura flower, Japan’s most emblematic bloom, the new Kenzo Flower Ikebana Eau De Parfum exudes sumptuous femininity. Like ikebana, the scent balances three notes: sobacha tea on top, sakura blossoms, jasmine absolute, and Indian tuberose absolute in the middle, and precious woods, such as Australian sandalwood at the base. Aiming to reduce plastic usage, Kenzo presents its first-ever bottles and caps made with sand from France and 15 percent recycled glass.
Kenzo Flower Ikebana EDP is available in 40ml ($164) and 75 ml ($196) at Sephora, Metro Paragon and Takashimaya D.S.
Prada Paradoxe Eau de Parfum: Tap into sensual feminine energy at Prada’s first Southeast Asian store
Prada Beauty’s first boutique in Southeast Asia at VivoCity is the place to go if you’re looking for a new fragrance. From the store façade to the displays, Prada’s brand codes are instantly recognisable. As Prada Beauty’s skincare and makeup are not yet available, you’ll have a chance to discover its iconic fragrance collections instead.
In Prada Paradoxe Intense, the brand proved femininity can be both powerful and delicate, but in Prada Paradoxe EDP, it went for that ultimate sexy but sweet flower power scent.
With a few spritzes, it taps into a sensual feminine energy that sits comfortably in the floral ambery family. The top notes are pear, tangerine, and bergamot, while the middle notes are orange blossom, neroli essence, and neroli. Benzoin, white musk, amber and bourbon vanilla make up the base.
Prada Paradoxe is available as a 50ml ($190) and 90ml ($274) Eau de Parfum and in a 100ml ($230) refill at Prada Beauty, #01-203 VivoCity.