With Summer freshly underway, it’s the perfect time to invest in a new designer fragrance. With sweeter, crisper under tones to florals and sprinkles of wild citrus notes, new counter picks offer total reinvention for the season ahead. By the time every last spritz has soaked up your skin, the bottle will relight summer’s memories for years to come.
Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous
Uniquely Tom Ford, the new fragrance blend captures a scent as carefree and sensual as its name implies. Enriched with a decadent oriental leather and topped with notes of lavender, clary sage oil and amber, the reinvention is empowering, sultry and every woman’s missing date night factor.
Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous RRP: $460
Steven Khalil Eau de Parfum
The namesake fragrance is the designer’s first and is set to become a wedding day must-have. Strong but soft, Khalil has created a scent designed to represent moments in life and special memories that can be associated with the fragrance. Its luxurious scent, much like a wedding dress, exudes class, elegance, and sophistication. Balanced with notes of sultry peach and honey-warmed white florals, the lingering base notes of fine patchouli make up its unique scent.
Steven Khalil Eau de Parfum, RRP $190 for 100ml
Tiffany & Co Eau de Parfum
Celebrated for engagement rings, sentimental pieces and expressions of love through jewellery, the brand’s mantra surrounds stories of love. New to the collection features Eau de Parfum – a modern, artisanal scent made up of manderine, iris and musk to match and, true to the core, the fragrance is inspired by love itself.
Tiffany & Co Eau de Parfum, RRP $195 for 75ml
Si Nacre Limited Edition Eau de Parfum by Giorgio Armani
Timeless and vibrant – much like his fashion designs – the limited edition Si adds shimmer to the classic fragrance, blending fresh raw materials with the classic notes of deep blackcurrant nectar on a base of musky blonde wood. Fresh, fun and ever-fashionable, it’s a summer essential in our books.
Si Nacre Limited Edition de Parfum Giorgio Armani, RRP: $179.10 for 50ml,
Jason Wu by Jason Wu
The namesake fragrance lives equally up to its scent as it does collections. Designed to emulate the fragrance box clutch that walked the runway of his autumn/winter ’17 show, Wu’s new fragrance nudey-blush hue is inspired by the colour of pressed powder compacts from the fifties – as commonly seen in his designs. Simple, elegant yet perfectly playful, the scent offers fig, Italian bergamot and mandarin tones with the twist of modern spice with hints of pink pepper. Summer in a bottle? We think yes.
Jason Wu by Jason Wu, RRP: $150 for 90ml
Live Colourfully by Kate Spade New York
Much like the brand itself, colour, playfulness and elegance lie at the core of Kate Spade’s new fragrance. Named most appropriately, Live Colourfully, the fragrance’s top notes consist of sparkling mandarin, pink waterlily and star anise. Topped with golden gardenia and coconut water and strengthened beneath with radiant musks and amber notes, its spirited mood promises to lift any dull day. Hello, summer.
Live Colourfully by Kate Spade New York, RRP: $85 for 30ml
Oud Minerale by Tom Ford
In true Tom Ford fashion, the new fragrance blend captures summer most elegantly in a bottle. Merging rare and precious oud with the fresh ocean mist, the fragrance captures the refreshing play of surf and sea against the burning flame of smoked wood. The reinvention is empowering, playful and, as always, uniquely Tom Ford.
Oud Minerale by Tom Ford, RRP: $340
Aerin Tuberose collection Eau de Parfum
Consisting of two fragrances, Le Jour and Le Soir, perfectly encapsulating summer’s days and summer’s eves, the tuberose imparts two difference fragrances depending on when its harvested – sweet feminity at dawn and an intoxicating, deep fragrance at dusk. Created to be worn interchangeably and to suit different moods, occasions and times of day, the pair is the perfect artisanal fragrance due.
Aerin Tuberose, $305 for 100ml
Miss Dior Silky Body Mist
Light yet as quintessentially Dior as ever, the airy and sensual body mist delicately beautifies the skin. Perfect for summer and easily touched up when on-the- go, the fragrance is fresh, crisp and emcompasses all that Dior is: elegant and joyful. Lasting up to 6-hours, the non-oily body mist is a summer must-have.
Miss Dior, Silky Body Mist, RRP: $75
Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum
Developed on the visualisation of a radiant woman, Olivier Polge drew inspiration from Gabrielle – the women she was before the designer Coco Chanel. Encompassing a rebel at heart with passion and freedom at its core, the four white-flower duet, in combination with exotic jasmine, create the golden girl image as reflected on the dazzling bottle itself. Creamy and ever-Chanel, the fragrance’s iconic story is as much so as its scent.
Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum, RRP: $174