YSL Beaute Mon Paris Parfum Floral, $229
From creators Dora Baghriche and Olivier Cresp, who have worked on the Mon Paris fragrance line since its inception, this new summer fragrance evokes feelings of flirtation and passion. It opens with zesty, fruity notes of bergamot, pear, raspberries and peach before mellowing to a floral mix of jasmine, orange, magnolia and peony. Even though its base is an earthy patchouli, the fragrance remains light and airy. If you buy this at the YSL Beaute counter at BHG Bugis, you can get a limited-edition ribbon to dress up your bottle too.
Byredo Sundazed, $210-310
This scent is reminiscent of endless summer days under the Californian sun. It opens light and refreshing with notes of mandarin and lemon, before mellowing into notes of neroli and jasmine sambac and ending with a cotton candy and skin musk base. It’s not overtly sweet, but it’s more suitable for those who are into slightly heavier, not too airy scents.
Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel Paris Riviera, $215
This limited-edition addition to the Les Eaux de Chanel collection is inspired by the French Riveria of the 1920s. It’s an airy and light scent (like the rest of the fragrances in the range) with notes of orange peel that mellows down to jasmine and neroli, then sandalwood. This is only available from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2020, so if you want to get your hands on this, you might want to do so now.
Hermetica Megaflower, $175 – $265
This new-to-Singapore perfume brand is alcohol-free and utilises a hybrid patented technology that reveals the heart of the scent immediately instead of you having to wait for it to mellow down. This has a bouquet of sparkling orange flower wrapped with amber notes for warmth.
Issey Miyake Shades of Paradise in Shade of Sunrise, $98
The Japanese brand’s new line of limited-edition fragrances is a collaboration between French perfumer Aurélien Guichard (who’s worked on fragrances such as Gucci Guilty and Versace Eros among many others) and French colour designer Mai Hua, who designed the bottles. There are four iterations in the range, and our pick is Shade of Sunrise, which has floral notes such as jasmine, frangipani, ylang-ylang, osmanthus and white rose. A lemon top note keeps the fragrance light, while sandalwood and cedar base notes ground the scent.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian L’eau A la Rose, $260
This floral-fruity scent has a rose base made with two different roses. It opens with Damascena rose oil from Bulgaria, with pear and lychee, and mellows to the centifolia rose absolute from Grasse. If you are into rose fragrances that are a little more layered and sweet, yet still light and airy, this is the summer fragrance for you.
Moschino Toy 2, $85 – $150
This new fragrance by Moschino has a whiff of sparkling mandarin orange and Granny Smith apple flavours that settle into floral notes of magnolia, jasmine and peony. A woody base of amber wood and sandalwood grounds the fragrance to prevent it from becoming too light. The super adorable bear bottle just adds to its appeal.