What does your perfume say about you?

Hippie chic or party animal? Find the perfect scent to match your personality. 

New fragrances for a new year
New fragrances for a new year
31 Dec 2018

New fragrances for a new year

Thinking of expanding your fragrance wardrobe? Or planning an early Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone? From oceanic notes for the frequent traveller to sexy sweet scents for the party-goer, we recommend both classic and new fragrances for every personality.

Histoires de Parfums This is Not a Blue Bottle 1.2 EDP 60ml, $72, from Sephora
Histoires de Parfums This is Not a Blue Bottle 1.2 EDP 60ml, $72, from Sephora
31 Dec 2018

Histoires de Parfums This is Not a Blue Bottle 1.2 EDP 60ml, $72, from Sephora

The scent: Part of a wardrobe of five fragrances (from 1.1 to 1.5), we chose to review this creamy florential scent not only for its colourful packaging but because it’s unisex and easy on the nose. It immediately smells green and fresh with a pink pepper and green ivy opening, and moves into a mid-section of lily-of-the-valley, ylang-ylang and purple lilac. What lingers the rest of the day is a powdery pillow-soft base of milky white musk and sandalwood.

You are: A lazy one-scent woman/man who loves wearing just one do-it-all perfume.

Bvlgari Rose Goldea Limited Edition EDP 90ml, $232
Bvlgari Rose Goldea Limited Edition EDP 90ml, $232
31 Dec 2018

Bvlgari Rose Goldea Limited Edition EDP 90ml, $232

The scent: Love the pretty-in-pink flacon with colourful Pop Art illustration designed by London-based Chinese artist, Jacky Tsai. Instead of the classic rose scent, this one sparkles with youthfulness and luminosity by using pomegranate at as the top note, a floral-rose-musk composition at its heart, and a sandalwood milk and white incense base.

You are: Romantic but passionate, demure yet seductive. You are a terribly confused romantic!

Christian Siriano Silhouette in Bloom EDP 100ml, $99, from Sasa
Christian Siriano Silhouette in Bloom EDP 100ml, $99, from Sasa
31 Dec 2018

Christian Siriano Silhouette in Bloom EDP 100ml, $99, from Sasa

The scent: A fragrance that captures the radiant aura of a glamorous and stylish woman, this floral scent seduces us with rose and jasmine followed by a fruity middle of pear leaves, pink pepper and Italian mandarin, then settles into a sensual woody base of patchouli and sensual woods.

You are: Feminine and sophisticated, you never leave the house without a full face of makeup, styled hair and sensible shoes.

Prada Olfactories Pink Flamingos EDP 100ml, $440
Prada Olfactories Pink Flamingos EDP 100ml, $440
31 Dec 2018

Prada Olfactories Pink Flamingos EDP 100ml, $440

The scent: Part of the Prada Olfactories wardrobe, this scent takes its inspiration from the Tokyo’s dynamic street scene and art-scape using a florescent pink bouquet of Japanese rose, cherry and iris.

You are: A Japanophile sneaker-loving pop princess who loves art, music and fashion.

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria EDT 75ml, $128, from Sephora
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria EDT 75ml, $128, from Sephora
31 Dec 2018

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria EDT 75ml, $128, from Sephora

The scent: A unisex fragrance reminiscent of an early morning stroll along the rocky coastlines of the Italian Riviera, this is a sunny, bittersweet scent inspired by Italy's rare chinotto fruit. The first whiff is energetic and citrusy with chinotto and mandarin, followed by a floral heart of jasmine, geranium, cardamom and rosemary. It is rounded off with calming base notes of musk and patchouli.

You are: A water-loving globetrotter who loves travelling to coastlines in the summer.

Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Ferragamo Limited Edition EDP 50ml, $100
Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Ferragamo Limited Edition EDP 50ml, $100
31 Dec 2018

Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Ferragamo Limited Edition EDP 50ml, $100

The scent: A sexy eau de parfum for a sexy bottle, this is a warm-ish fragrance suitable for cold weather and clubbing nights. It opens heavy and sweet with blackcurrant and rosemary, melts into a heart of jasmine and rhubarb, and ends off with Tahitian vanilla and creamy sandalwood.

You are: A party animal; always up for a fun night out in your LBD.

Banana Republic Pure White EDP 75ml, $109, from Sasa
Banana Republic Pure White EDP 75ml, $109, from Sasa
31 Dec 2018

Banana Republic Pure White EDP 75ml, $109, from Sasa

The scent: Part of the brand’s ICON collection of eight travel-inspired fragrances, Pure White is a clean, fresh and understated unisex scent while blends musk, lavender and amber with subtle hints of green tea, bergamot, grapefruit, jasmine and African violet leaf.

You are: A fuss-free minimalist who likes shower-fresh, barely-there smells.

Juliette Has a Gun Sunny Side Up EDP 100ml, $165, from Sephora
Juliette Has a Gun Sunny Side Up EDP 100ml, $165, from Sephora
31 Dec 2018

Juliette Has a Gun Sunny Side Up EDP 100ml, $165, from Sephora

The scent: The latest addition to the brand’s iconic collection of uber cool perfumes, this unisex fragrance is classified as warm-spicy akin to how the midday sun warms the skin. You get an immediate whiff of sandalwood which transitions into a floral heart of iris and jasmine, followed by an ambery-vanilla base note.

You are: Happy, positive, free-spirited and individualistic. You love to buck trends.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Baccarat Rouge 540 Travel Set, $540, from escentials
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Baccarat Rouge 540 Travel Set, $540, from escentials
31 Dec 2018

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Baccarat Rouge 540 Travel Set, $540, from escentials

The scent: A Maison Francis Kurkdjian classic, this Oriential fragrance for men and women is now available in an exclusive travel set featuring the gold edition Globe Trotter with five Extrait de Parfum refills. If you are a lover of heady musky-smoky scents, then you’ll enjoy this simple but strong concoction of jasmine, saffron, cedarwood and ambergris.

You are: Mature beyond your years. Some women may find this a little “old lady”, but the guys will dig it for the manly cigar room smell.

Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk EDT 100ml, $145, from Sephora
Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk EDT 100ml, $145, from Sephora
31 Dec 2018

Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk EDT 100ml, $145, from Sephora

The scent: Part of the Replica wardrobe of super hipster fragrances, we’ve singled out this summery scent that reminds us of the fresh ocean breeze with a little Hawaiian flavour. Starts out citrusy with bergamot, lemon and pink pepper, and moves into a sensual base of ylang ylang, coconut milk, musk and heliotrope.

You are: A barefoot-on-the-beach music festival-hopping, yoga-loving hippie!

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