Good news! After months of working at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health has finally eased on workplace restrictions.
Since 28 September, the authorities have allowed the gradual return of people back to their workplaces, provided that companies and employees follow a strict protocol mandated by the MOH.
After staying home for so long – probably forgoing your fragrances (but hopefully not personal hygiene!) – splurging on a new fragrance to mark your return to the office and that things are slowly going back to “normal” sounds like the best way to celebrate.
In the words of the timeless Coco Chanel, “No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory.”
Ready to browse and splurge in the most highly anticipated fragrances of the year? Here are Daily Vanity‘s top picks!
1. Tom Ford Bitter Peach
Tom Ford has recently launched a new fragrance in the Tom Ford Private Blend Collection, called Bitter Peach. The hint of the Cardamom Oil spice and the sweet texture the fruit is known for completely enraptures anyone who is caught in its vicinity.
Bitter Peach is explicitly sweet and dangerously voluptuous, where sweet turns suggestive, and addiction is inescapable. This fragrance makes for a sophisticated scent at work and a sensual option for after-work dates.
Tom Ford Private Blend Bitter Peach Eau de Parfum retails for S$478 (50ml) and S$1,250 (250ml). It is currently available at all Tom Ford Boutiques, including TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, and Robinson Raffles City, as well as Sephora.sg. It will also be stocked in Sephora stores island-wide from 22 October onwards.
2. Marc Jacobs Perfect
Inspired by Marc Jacobs’ mantra: “I am perfect as I am,” this perfume takes you to a whole new level of modern femininity. The whiff of daffodil and rhubarb’s floral nature is surprisingly fused with the vegan latte staple of almond milk. It is then mixed with the smooth musk cedarwood that ends with a bold, energy match, ready to lift your spirit.
If you’re feeling unmotivated, this fragrance will surely wake you from the toes up, so you can get ready to seize the day!
Marc Jacobs Perfect EDP retails for S$184 (100ml), S$152 (50ml), and S$39 (10ml) at Sephora in-stores and online, as well as at all other major department stores.
3. Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori
Let the fragrance speak for you with the fifth installment of Gucci Beauty’s iconic Bloom pillar – the new Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori.
The scent sends you to a trance-like sensation of the white floral signature of Bloom Eau de Parfum blended with Jasmine Sambac Closed Buds and the hint of Ylang Ylang facets – a truly must-have in this season’s collection! Get ready to fall in love.
4. Chloé Signature Rose Tangerine
Switch up your fragrance wardrobe with the newest release of Chloe’s parfum best for a warm and sunny day. The unique rose essence is partnered with the vivid blackcurrant in line with the smooth texture of cedar and white amber, making the undertones linger pleasantly. Chloe’s Signature Rose Tangerine is the cool autumn breeze, bottled.
So if you want to lighten up the mood at your workplace, get this fragrance and watch how everyone swoon!
Chloé Signature Rose Tangerine retails for S$165 for 75ml, S$136 for 50ml, and S$95 for 30ml at Takashimaya, Metro Paragon, Metro Woodlands, Robinsons The Heeren, Robinsons Raffles City, TANGS at Tang Plaza, TANGS VivoCity, Isetan Scotts, BHG Bugis. The 75ml and 50ml are available on Sephora.sg and at all Sephora stores.
5. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle L’eau Privee
Suppose you want a light and delicate version of the initial Coco Mademoiselle. In that case, L’eau Privee is sure to bring you the originally known sophisticated scent innovated with a voluptuous whiff of patchouli and citrus.
A waterfall haze of stars and nightlight in a frosted bottle, the aura, and fragrance will surely leave you an unforgettable scent on the skin and sheets.
Coco Mademoiselle L’eau Privée reetails for S$198 (100ml) andS $139 (50ml) at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty stores island-wide.
6. Jo Malone London Fig & Lotus Flower and Cypress & Grapevine
Two perfumes worthy of what inspired their creation, the new Jo Malone London Fig & Flower and Cypress & Grapevine encompasses various scents that can be perceived from the famous Hanging Gardens.
Featuring scents of the freshly stepped petals to the trailing musk of the grapevine on top, the amber fragrance and wooden notes of the cologne will leave your path with a fresh, floral outlook.
Jo Malone London Fig & Lotus Flower retails for S$110 (30ml) and S$215 (100ml). Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense retails for S$196 (50ml) and S$280 (100ml). Both fragrances are available at Jo Malone London boutiques.
7. Burberry Her
Burberry recently re-introduced four fragrances for its Her campaign, featuring fashion model Fran Summers, that celebrates free-spirited individuality for women of all aspects.
Her Eau de Parfum and Her Blossom Eau de Toilette encompass a romantic and effortless style with their blends of berries & amber and fruity mandarin & pink peppercorn. In comparison, the Her London Dream and Her Intense are best for a long-awaited lively night after work hours that will leave you feeling wild and intoxicated.
Her London Dream retails for S$214 (100ml), Her Blossom – S$193 (100ml), Her Eau de Parfum – S$214 (100ml) and Her Intense – S$240 (100ml). They are available on Sephora.sg, Sephora ION, and BHG Bugis Junction.
8. IRRESISTIBLE GIVENCHY Eau de Parfum
A tang of blond wood mixed with the scent of rose fillings? Sounds genuinely irresistible to let go this fall season. The new Irresistible Givenchy Eau de Parfum in its trademarked prism bottle is what you need to put the worries of 2020 behind and start afresh as you return to your office. Simply give in to the seductive charm of its hidden depths.
Irresistible Givenchy Eau de Parfum retails for S$105 (35ML), S$150 (50ML), and S$175 (80ML). It’s available at Takashimaya, Cosmetics Department Level 1, and Sephora.
9. Flower By Kenzo Poppy Bouquet EDP
Following the 20th year of this perfume’s creation, Kenzo Parfums reinvented this extraordinary scent with a new floral and fresh style.
With a twist of its Japanese roots, Kenzo Parfums added to the blend of Mandarin and Rosewood with the original Bulgarian Rose in bloom to create an everlasting multitude of scents worthy of its name.
Get ready to smell divine and otherworldly at the office!
Flower By Kenzo Poppy Bouquet retails for S$96 (30ml), S$134 (50ml), and S$184 (100ml) in-store and online at Sephora and at major department stores island-wide.
10. Joy by Dior Eau de Parfum Intense
The Joy Eau de Parfum Intense is truly a fireworks blast of floral scents. The burst of various petals of Rose and Jasmine accentuates the high-end note of the Sandalwood, showing vibrant, natural energy in the fragrance that will make your day at work pleasantly move even as hours pass by.
JOY by Dior EDP Intense retails for S$125 (30ml), S$175, (50ml), and S$252 (90ml) at all Dior counters island-wide.
11. Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose Eau de Parfum
Mon Guerlain takes the daring sense of passion and turns it into something that leaves an unforgettable imprint to anyone who experiences it.
With its revolutionary formula of both floral and fruity essence of Bulgarian and Turkish rose, this concoction leaves a long-lasting impression with just one spray. This is certainly what you can consider if you’re looking for a signature scent for work.
Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose Eau de Parfum retails for S$159 (50ml) and S$229 (100ml) at Guerlain counters at TANGS Plaza, Takashimaya D.S., Metro Paragon, Sephora ION, Sephora Marina Bay Sands, and Sephora Ngee Ann City.