Founder and Editor of RESCU.com.au
If Instagram is our answer to armchair travel, then designer fragrances are our answer to curing our craving for an expensive designer wardrobe and a teleport to a life we’d rather be living. This season, the most fashionable houses have released some of the most gorgeous fragrances we’ve experienced to date and for a fraction of a new Balmain dress, you’re invited to get your fashion fix via these old factory delights.
Tom Ford Private Blend Soleil Blanc
Mr Ford, you had me at hello. Soleil Blanc is a sizzling summer romance on a remote island paradise. From the master of sex appeal and smooth seduction comes the latest addition to his private blend collection. As the name suggests this is a warm, luscious and seductive scent. I have literally had people follow me down the back streets of St Tropez to ask what I’m wearing. If that’s not a strong enough endorsement for a single girl about town, I’m not sure what is. The scent is addictive and HOT. Think top notes of cardamom and bergamot, a floral heart (jasmine and tuberose of course!) and icy coconut milk for creaminess. Wear this with your sexiest little black dress or a white bikini. 50ml EDP $298 Selected David Jones and Myer stores Nationally
Chanel No. 5 L’Eau
Fronted by the hotter than hot scion of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, Lilly Depp is the new face of Chanel’s latest update on the classic No.5. Think of this as the flirty younger sister of Eau Premier and the minxy daughter of No. 5. Modern, distinctive and still Frenchy Chic, the re-invention of a revered classic is no mean feat. We love the zesty citrus top notes, flirty jasmine and fresh green ylang ylang that have respected the past and re-invigorated the future. Wear this with a stripy tee to channel your inner Bardot. 50ml EDP $164 from Chanel boutiques, Myer and David Jones Nationally.
Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Collection
The iconic New York designer recently launched her signature chic to our shores and hot off the heels of her first fragrance comes the trio of fragrances inspired by her garden and favourite colours: Rose, Verte and Bleue.
This collection is the epitome of rich girl chic. All hamptons holidays, uptown sophistication and upper east side power mamma. My pick is the Jolie Fleur Bleu, the ultimate bouquet of white flowers. Think Tuberose and jasmine blended with a touch of citrus and and earthy wood base notes. Wear this with your favourite white shirt or kaftan. 100ml EDP $195 David Jones and Myer
Missoni Eau de Toilette
Italian fashion powerhouse with the instantly recognizable knitwear and the go to brand of the Jet Set launch this perfect woody floral Eau de Toilette just in time for our long hot summer. The very flirty and feminine fragrance is a modern twist on what is ultimately a classic summer love story- Citrus top notes (blood orange) juicy fruits (pear) and bold florals (peony) at the heart and a sexy warm white cedarwood and musk at the base to make it last well into the night. Wear this with your flirty play suit while you sip on a Apperol Spritz. 50ml $105 exclusively at David Jones.
Marc Jacobs Decadence 24K
Have you seen the bottle? Talk about collectible and glamorous. The ultimate city girl’s fragrance got a first class update just in time for the party season. You will love the xxx and xxx notes. I love that it lasts all night and leaves a little trail of something to remember long after you’ve ubered home.. Wear this with a flirty dancing dress and racy lingere. 30ml $190 David Jones and Myer
Alaia Paris Eau de Parfum Blanche
I started wearing the elegant and mega seductive Alaia black on a winter holiday to Europe earlier this year and it is easily one of the most memorable fragrances I have ever worn, so imagine my delight to discover a new summer Eau de Parfum has launched. A very European summer floral with a subtle vanilla base that is the very embodiment of gorgeous sunsets viewed from the deck of a super yacht and balmy summer nights. I’ll be wearing this to cocktail parties with my off the shoulder dress and sky high sandals. 30ml EDP $92 exclusively at David Jones.
I love Juicy Couture
From the design team that practically invented ath-leisure all those years ago comes the latest summer fragrance offering. I love Juicy Couture is the perfect fragrance to take you from Yoga to the juice bar and later to poolside drinks. The seductive blend of fruit (red currant and mandarin) , florals (honey suckle and jasmine) and woody base notes makes for a crowd pleasing, modern and long lasting fragrance few would be able to resist. With a cheeky leopard print on the bottle this seductive fragrance is best worn with your favourite designer jeans paired with a slinky silk cami. 30ml EDP $65 nationally