Besides the many Instagram pictures you are going to post, one great way of remembering your next adventure is with a great fragrance. Scents leave a subtle impression on our sub-consciousness. Wear a special scent that your brain associates with a great memory, and each time you wear it again, you’ll be reminded of the awesome trip you’ve taken. Here are five that are inspired by vacation destinations you’d want to visit next.
New York: Coach Eau de Toilette
The newest fragrance by Coach is inspired by downtown New York City, which is spontaneous, energetic, and free-spirited. Look forward to a scent that is full of contrasts; it opens with fresh pear, and develops into elegant white Alba roses in the heart notes. Finally, it dries down to a sensual cedarwood base note. If you’re a fan of Coach, which has a heritage of leatherware, you’ll be happy to know that the bottle pays tribute to many icons in the brand. For instance, its spray cap is shaped like a silver turnlock, which reminds us of the signature clasp on Coach bags. The Coach Eau de Toilette will be available at Sephora from 15 September 2016, and at major departmental stores from 13 October 2016. It will retail at SGD62 (30ml), SGD102 (50ml), and SGD139 (90ml).
Paris: Zadig & Voltaire This is HER!
Think Paris and you’ll think of elegance, but look to its vibrant art scene, you’ll see hints of rebellion and restlessness. This new fragrance by Zadig & Voltaire puts these vibes into a bottle. The new This is Her! oozes elegance in its top notes, with a bouquet of Arabian jasmine with pink peppercorn, and exudes a rock spirit enhanced by chestnut and vanilla, before drying down with an intense, confident sandalwood base note. No wonder creator Michel Almairac (Robertet) describes his inspiration for this perfume as such: “… I imagined a rock group playing a furious song in a Parisian apartment.” The Zadig & Voltaire THIS is Her! will be available at all Sephora outlets from 1 September 2016, and will retail at SGD71 (30ml), SGD125 (50ml), and SGD148 (100ml). There are also matching body lotion (SGD46), shower gel (SGD44) and deodorant spray (SGD44) you can check out.
Boracay: SIX 1724 Puka
From its name, you would have guessed its inspiration: Puka beach in Boracay. One of the most beautiful beachfronts in Boracay, Puka is known for its gorgeous sunset view, which happens at 1724hr. This perfume opens with green and citrus accords like mint, orange peel, bergamot and lemon, which give way to romantic scents like carnation, musk and jasmine. It dries down to notes like caraway, amber, and musk, giving this fragrance a sensual conclusion. SIX 1724 Puka retails at SGD66 (20ml) and SGD26 (gift box of three 3ml mini bottles). It is available at Naiise concept stores located at Clarke Quay Central, Katong I12, Suntec City, Orchard Central and Westgate. You can also visit its website.
London: Jo Malone Basil & Neroli
Want a fragrance that’s quintessentially London, you’ll have to look to Jo Malone. The upcoming cologne they will be launching – the Basil & Neroli – is anchored in London’s vibrant spirit and inspired by the botanical gardens and leafy squares hidden within the city’s urban spaces. This citrus fragrance is fresh, sparkling, and joyous on the top notes, and the heart notes of neroli and orange bigarade feel warm and balance out the invigorating basil. This will be available from September 2016, and will retail at SGD102 (30ml) and SGD205 (100ml). Body and hand wash (SGD72), body creme (SGD140), and home candle (SGD121) that are in the same scent will also be available.
Sicily: Dolce&Gabbana Sicily
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily is known for its gorgeous landscape and alluring history. The best perfume to remember Sicily by is none of other than Sicily, the Dolce&Gabbana fragrance that’s inspired by this beautiful island. The perfume is in gold to remind you of the gleam of the Sicilian sun. Its top notes feature Sicilian bergamots and honeysuckle, and its heart notes feature classical jasmine, black pearl rose and hibiscus. Both the top and heart notes exude the sensuality and heat of the Mediterranean. Finally, the fragrance completes with sandalwood and musk, giving it a wholesome but lingering finish.