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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Chee

11 Lush Summer Fragrances For 2023

Scent is a vital part of our day-to-day life. Fragrance is a quintessential feature of a person’s self-image, and encapsulates personality and identification, both in how you feel, and how the world sees you. This can change as quickly as the seasons. Summer is on the horizon, so we have collated a list of our top picks to help you embody the freshness and life of the summer season.

1. Acqua di Parma Arancia La Spugnatura (Limited Edition)

HK$1,720 | Shop here

This limited edition Acqua di Parma Arancia La Spurgnatura eau de parfum perfectly captures the summer season with its citrusy scents. With top notes like arancia vaniglia, mandarin and lemon and heart notes of bitter almond and black pepper, this one-of-a-kind fragrance is inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean. Its base notes bring in hints of cedarwood and musk to complement its refreshing infusion.



2. Jo Malone London Rose Blush

HK$970.00 | Shop here

Floral fragrances encapsulate the summer bloom perfectly. Jo Malone’s Rose Blush is pretty self-explanatory. With invigorating notes of basil and rose, the herbaceous and floral aromas combine to create a perfect match to al fresco weather. The added notes of white musk provide an earthy depth to the palette, forming an encompassment of a midsummer’s day.



3. Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum Intense

HK$1,550.00 | Shop here

The beloved Gucci Bloom has been repackaged for customers to experience their favourite fragrance for longer. Using heart notes of orange blossom absolute to provide a citrusy freshness that perfectly matches the tuberose and jasmine sambac undertones. Grounded in patchouli essence and crystal moss accord, the bouquet combines fruity, floral and musk to create a complex aroma inspired by the majestical midnight. Perfect for hot summer nights, this bewitching fragrance is bottled in a sleek black silhouette.



4. Kilian Roses On Ice Eau de Parfum

HK$1,788 | Shop here

For a beautiful fragrance that can be worn unisex, this perfume was launched in 2020 for daytime wear. An homage to Kilian Hennessey's wife's favourite cocktail, a gin on the rocks, Kilian Roses On Ice Eau de Parfum showcases a sophisticated layering of fresh cucumber, floral rose, and base notes of earthy musk and sandalwood. Specifically designed for warmer season wear, the ingredient cocktail is classy and complex.



5. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc

HK$1,723.00 | Shop here

Just like it’s name, Tom Ford Soleil Blanc is a perfect reiteration of summer vacations in the sweltering sun. Combining deep ylang ylang and amber mix, enjoy the striking reminiscence of rich vacation aromas. With Cardomom and Coco de Mer, live out your dream exotic vacation day to day through the easy access of a bottle.


Photo: Lane Crawford

6. Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria

HK$1,590.00 | Shop here

Exist on the Italian Coast with Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria through the sunny notes of bergamot. Woody cedarwood and grassy vetiver transports you to the heat and richness of the Calabria region, which is reflected through its art deco bottle and oceanic colour palette.



7. Tender Light Estée Lauder Eau de Parfum

HK$1,575.00 | Shop here

Paired with the golden hues of its beautiful bottle, Tender Light Estée Lauder Eau de Parfum is a celebration of sunlight; reminiscent of tea leaves, its bottle symbolises peace and harmony. The bouquet itself mirrors this, with fresh bergamot, woody Chinese tea and sweetened Florentine iris. The combination of light aromas makes this fragrance the epitome of a fresh summers day.



8. Phlur Solar Power Eau de Parfum

HK$780.00 | Shop here

For the allusion of sunkissed, salty skin, Phlur Solar Power Eau de Parfum is the quintessential option. New to 2023, the fragrance pairs citrusy notes of bergamot and red mandarin, with floral tones of neroli, jasmine and orange flower. Musk, sea salt and driftwood complete the emsenble to create a slightly salty palette that reminds us of summer days spent lounging on the beach.



9. Mugler Alien Goddess Eau de Parfum

HK$1026.00 | Shop here

Also new to 2023 is Mugler Alien Goddess Eau de Parfum. Its much-loved Alien Goddess has expanded to include a warm, smooth scent to match the updated amber bottle. Vanilla and cashmere tones create an ambience of sweet summer evening, paired with the gorgeous floral notes of intense jasmine, for the perfect vacation fragrance.



10. Burberry Her Eau de Toilette

HK$1,1190.00 | Shop here

Reminiscent of the British summer garden, Burberry Her Eau de Toilette combines fruity and floral notes with a smooth sweetness to capture all olfactory pleasures. Floral peony and rose, fruity pear and sweet honeysuckle carry the fragrance, which is layered with a woody base. The ingredients alone remind us of a quintessential British summer garden party.



11. Cartier Oud Vanillé Les Heures Voyageuses

HK$2,600 | Shop here

The amber engraved bottle of Cartier Oud Vanillé Les Heures Voyageuses sets the tone for the warm, sweet contents within. Vanilla and oud wood layer to shape an ambience of summer nights spent by the bonfire. The perfect contrast between the two notes adds a depth to the simple formula, providing a simple, yet addictive scent.

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