Shopping Guide: Top 5 Summer Scents

By Butterboom Writers  /  August 22, 2011

Get the scent of the season with these five fresh fragrances. With summer well and truly in full swing, it’s time to pack away those heavy woody scents and instead perk things up with some light breezy perfumes. Even if the sun isn’t shining (always a possibility with Hong Kong’s unpredictable weather), or you’ve got no idea where your nearest flower-filled meadow may be, these scents are certain to get you in the mood for summer.

Marc Jacobs, Daisy Eau So Fresh

A fresh twist on the ever popular original Daisy fragrance, Eau So Fresh lives up to its name by delivering an airy whimsical summer breeze. With notes of raspberry, apple blossom, lychee and jasmine petals, plus a helping of warming plum and vintage violet, this is a flirty but edgy scent that’s both fruity and floral while remaining delicate and feminine. Even the bottle, topped with multi-coloured daisies, is bound to put a smile on your face!

How much? HK$509 for 75ml

Where to buy? Sasa, 72-74 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2895 6112


Nina Ricci, Nina L’Elixir

This quirky variant on Ricci’s signature fragrance manages to be both playful and sensual, featuring Calabrese lemon and Caipirinha lime in its fresh but rich composition. Given its trademark, straight-out-of-Snow-White red apple bottle, this scent evokes fairytales, romance and has a scrumptious undertone of toffee apple too.

How much? HK$662 for 80ml

Where to buy? Sasa, Shop J1 & J8, First Floor, Queensway Plaza, 93 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Tel: 2866 3198


Dior, Miss Dior Chérie Blooming Bouquet

We’ll admit to being drawn to this perfume thanks to the new adverts starring the gorgeous Natalie Portman, and we reckon this strong but sophisticated floral is a perfect match to her post-Black Swan prima ballerina persona. A blooming bouquet of rich scents, including peony, patchouli and Sicilian mandarin essence, this is a romantic invigorating summer take on the original Miss Dior fragrance.

How much? HK$850 for 100ml

Where to buy? Apita, Cityplaza 2, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2885 0331


Calvin Klein, CK One Summer 2011

This limited-edition summer scent lives up to the promise of its colour-popping rainbow bottle, with an invigorating citrus scent suitable for both sexes. Energetic, refreshing and zesty with notes of melon, tangerine and peach, this vibrant fragrance is the perfect accompaniment to beach parties and summer cocktails.

How much? HK$324 for 100ml

Where to buy?  Sasa, Shop J1 & J8, First Floor, Queensway Plaza, 93 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Tel: 2866 3198

Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Eau d’Ete

Another limited-edition fragrance just right for summer, this is an exotic and velvety blend of floral, woody and aquatic notes. With elements including peony, carnation, osmanthus and pear, there’s something a little bit mysterious about this coolly stimulating scent that completely complements the coral-decorated blue lagoon-like bottle.

How much? HK$470 for 100ml

Where to buy? Lane Crawford, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 3638


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