Summer is a bit different this year. With international travel plans postponed, for the time being, we turn to the little things that remind us of the beautiful sunny season. The sun, sand, and sea vibe of our favorite tropical holidays definitely linger in our memories and what better way to reminisce those moments than with a spritz of the most refreshing summer scents of the season. We rounded up the best summer scents that guarantee tropical vibes for you to change up your seasonal fragrance wardrobe!
Aesop’s Rōzu Eau de Parfum
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Do you want to go into vacation mode despite the tons of things you need to do at work or at home? We’ve discovered the perfect scent for both worlds. Aesop’s Rōzu Eau de Parfum opens with rich floral notes of rose, alongside petitgrain, bergamot, and the vibrant shiso–a reference to Charlotte Perriand’s lifelong affection for Japan–and pink pepper for a touch of spiciness. You’ll feel the sense of adventure and modernity that combines all the beautiful and warm notes of this concoction. Rōzu Eau de Parfum is packaged in a 50ml glass bottle and encased in an elegant box featuring an image from Perriand’s photographic archives. It is available at all Aesop signature stores and counters, and at Aesop Online for HKD $1,300.
PENHALIGON’S THE FAVOURITE
There’s nothing more distinct or as uniquely crafted as a Penhaligon’s scent. We’ve fallen in love with the poetic beauty of The Favourite. A fragrance that hides a story so inspiring you’ll be mesmerized but the depth of its structure. The story revolves around a flower. Mimosa with its warm and powdery character yields its own soft power; freesia, violet, and mandarin that develops fast and bright confidence on the skin; and jasmine rises and sinks upon a sandalwood stage completing the majestic components of this special scent. It’s a precious gift for a special occasion and to be honest a present we’d like to give ourselves too!
Penhaligon’s International Finance Center, 3025A, ifc mall, 1 Harbour View St, +852 2359 3001, www.penhaligons.com
DOLCE & GABBANA’S FRUIT COLLECTION
Reminisce your summer romance with a spray of Dolce & Gabbana’s Fruit Collection. Paying homage to the whimsical beauty of Sicily and its treasures, the three fragrances are delicious masterpieces of the season. Smell sweet and sophisticated wherever you go with the simple pleasure of this scent. Each one conjures nostalgic memories of the rich and creative culture that Sicily represents. The zesty lemon, sweet orange, and exotic pineapple are fresh and playful for your daily adventures. Each fragrance in the collection is centered around a singular fruit, yet composed of a complex blend of rare and carefully crafted essences. Be enamored with the lively colors and vivid scents bringing a contemporary vision to fruity fragrances. The Lemon Eau de Toilette for 150ml is priced at HKD $1,780, the same with the Pineapple and Orange.
Atelier Cologne’s Joie de Vivre Collection
Feel the fun of summer with a splash of Atelier Cologne’s Pomelo Paradis from the Joie de Vivre collection. It will remind you of a romantic evening while watching the sunset with your loved one. The collection also includes Clementine California, Orange Sanguine; Bergamote Soleil, Cédrant Enivrant, and Pacific Lime that comprise natural citruses signifying the joys of summer. The six juicy scents will add a fresh, lively, and reassuring feeling to your everyday routine, making this collection the best for any summer scent wardrobe. We love that it reminds us of blissful days that we need to hold onto until our next travel escapade. The Atelier Cologne Pomelo Paradis in 30ml is priced at HKD $625 as with the rest of the five scents from Joie de Vivre. Add these best buys to your beauty cart now!
Atelier Cologne Hong Kong Boutique Shop 1008, Podium Level 1, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong, www.ateliercologne.com
Déclaration de Cartier & Pasha de Cartier Fragrances
One of our top tips for all our readers this month is to be one step ahead for Father’s Day. Shop early to avoid any setbacks before the special event. A Cartier fragrance is always a heartwarming gift. We truly love the signature character and masculine elegance of scent from the Déclaration de Cartier collection. The Pasha de Cartier fragrance is always a wise choice. It’s comprised of a deeply intense aroma brought by the warmth of sandalwood. You’ll also be captivated by the sensual and confident amber fragrance trail. It’s perfect for your husband, dad, brother–any and all the special men in your life!