Here Are Our Top Fragrance Picks To Start Off 2020

Here at NYLON, we love any reason to change up our fragrances, to keep things fresh. Fruity, citrus or musky, we’ve rounded up our favourite newly-launched perfumes, from both established and up-and-coming brands, that we will be reaching for in 2020.

MISS DIOR ROSE N’ROSES

One spritz of this radiant perfume takes you straight to a rose garden in full bloom. A timeless scent, this warm, fresh and delightfully rosy perfume paints a stunningly floral canvas onto your senses with top notes of grasse and Damascus roses. A hint of bergamot, mandarin, and geranium in the mid notes brings balance to the fragrance. Base note of white musk brings a warm spice that is the perfect complement to the citruses and rounds out the scent. A celebration of roses and spring, this fragrance is a modern take on the classic Miss Dior scent.

Priced at $137 (50ml) and $196 (100ml), Miss Dior Rose N’ Roses is available at all Dior counters islandwide.

GUCCI BLOOM AMBROSIA DI FIORI

With their latest addition to the Gucci Bloom family, the maison invites us to experience a feast likened to those enjoyed by Greek gods. This vibrant bouquet of flowers includes a rare velvety orris that was used as an essential oil in Ancient Greece and Rome. Ambrosia di Fiori is a more intense version of the original Gucci Bloom EDP, with additions of rich, dense-smelling rose. Top notes of jasmine bud and Rangoon creeper instantly transport you to a lush garden. Meanwhile, mid notes of Indian tuberose add a touch of soft musk while base notes of rosa damascene and Tuscan orris linger on the skin hours after application.

Priced at $175 for 50ml, $235 for 100ml. Gucci Bloom Ambrosia Di Fiori is available at all major department stores including Tangs, Takashimaya, Robinsons, Metro, and BHG Bugis.

DIPTYQUE EAU CAPITALE

Emulate the effortlessly cool vibe of the French with Diptyque’s new Eau Capitale EDP. This unisex perfume is Parisienne chic in a bottle. We might not spend our evenings sipping wine and snacking on cheese in the city of love but we can that imagine we are with this fragrance. A lively bouquet of roses hit the senses before mid notes of bergamot spiced with pink peppercorns bring a level of nuance and complexity that only Diptyque can achieve. The base note of patchouli is intoxicating and seductive, rounding out the scent with its dark, musky aroma. Seductive yet classy, this scent is perfect for the cool girl or cool guy in your life.

Priced at $223 for 75ml. Available at Diptyque Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Robinsons, Paragon, TANGS at Tang Plaza and www.escentials.com

CHRISTIAN DIOR ROUGE TRAFALGAR

This cheeky, seductive, and fruity scent is the must-have for every It Girl. Made as a celebration of iconic red designs by Christian Dior, this effortlessly hypnotic and charmingly irresistible scent is sure to make an impact. The chypre fruity scent is wonderfully layered with top notes of strawberries, raspberries, and blackcurrants. Mid notes of mandarin and violet leaf  accentuate the berries whilst adding a burst of citrus. Base notes include wood, patchouli and musk that seductively linger on your skin and adds depth to this sweet scent.

Priced at $140 for 40ml, $315 for 125ml, $450 for 250ml and $625 for 450ml, Christian Dior Rouge Trafalgar is available exclusively at the Maison Christian Dior boutique at ION Orchard.

COACH DREAMS

Inspired by the freedom and adventure of a road trip across America, this new fragrance by Coach is both playful and sweet.  Opening notes of bitter orange and pear give way to mid notes of gardenia and cactus flower, creating a fruity and floral bouquet that illuminated the senses. Base notes of Joshua Tree and Ambroxan reflect the great open road with with their earthiness. Charming and full of excitement, this scent is made for those with a carefree and adventurous spirit.

Priced at $66 for 30ml, $109 for 50ml and $149 for 100ml. Coach Dreams will first be available at Metro exclusively from 10 April 2020 before being available at TANGS, Takashimaya, Robinsons, BHG and Sephora from 17 April 2020.

HERA BLACK

The first ever masculine scent within the HERA Signature line is made for the modern man on the go. HERA Black EDP is a velvety, woody cologne made for the sophisticated urban man. With top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, mint, pine, Korean pepper, and ginger, this unique blend will definitely make a good impression. Citrusy and fresh, it has mid notes of lean aquatic and base notes of dried amber, sandalwood, cedar wood, moss, and vetiver for an added touch of seduction.

The HERA Black EDP Gift Set retails at $105 for 50ml (inclusive of a 5ml mini spray). Exclusively available at the HERA ION Boutique.

FRÉDÉRIC MALLE BIGARADE CONCENTREE

Frédéric Malle, a new niche brand in the industry, is a publishing house that gives world-class perfumers the freedom to create without any limitations. Each carefully crafted fragrance is art in a bottle. Bigarade Concentree by Jean-Claude Ellena is named after the Bigarade orange that is at the centre of this scent. It culminates in an exquisitely minimalist yet seductive fragrance made for a wearer as unique as this blend. Top notes include bitter orange and a touch of cardamom for excitement. Mid notes of rose, cedar and myrrh create complexity without detracting from the top notes while base notes of oak moss and cumin add a hint of darkness and luxury. This fragrance is irresistible and seductive, made to renew its wearer with every splash.

Priced at $391 for 100ml. Now available exclusively at escentials ION and escentials.com from mid February onwards.

MON GUERLAIN BLOOM OF ROSE

Embody passionate femininity with Mon Guerlain’s latest EDT. Taking inspiration from their muse Angelina Jolie, this fragrance’s mix of floral and fruity is both tenacious and joyous.  Top notes of lavender and orange flower are intricately blended together with mid notes of Jasmine Sambac, Bulgarian rose, Turkish roe, fruity pear and neroli to produce a lively and feminine bouquet of floral and citrus. Base notes of Tahitian vanilla, patchouli and sandalwood add a touch of sweetness and earthiness that softens the scent. Playful and captivating, this scent celebrates femininity and is perfect for the modern woman.

Priced at $137 for 50ml and $187 for 100ml. Available at Tangs, in store and online.

TOM FORD WHITE SUEDE

Tom Ford’s Private Blend White Suede is a modern yet classic unisex EDP. This fragrance mixes the sensuality of leather and suede with the luxuries of velvety rose and warm amber to create an exclusive blend that feels dangerous and sexy. Top notes of saffron, rose, and thyme hit the palate with an earthy yet floral sensation while mid notes of mate tea, olibanum, and lily of the valley exquisitely balance the sweetness of the rose. Base notes of amber, suede, sandalwood, and musk add a touch of drama that lingers on the wearer.

Priced at $355 for 50ml, $499 for 100ml, and $905 for 250ml. Available at the Tom Ford boutique at Marina Bay Sands, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, Robinsons Raffles City, and Sephora. Available online at Sephora.sg.

LANVIN MODERN PRINCESS BLOOMING

Modern Princess Blooming is the latest addition to Lanvin’s Modern Princess perfume line. Inspired by a princess who is determined to bring joy to those around her, this scent is fresh and uplifting, with top notes of mandarin, pink grapefruit, and frosty watermelon to reflect the joyous nature of the princess. Mid notes of Osmanthus, jasmine, and demask rose create a bouquet of irresistible florals. Base notes of cedarwood and white musk balance out the sweetness of the scent with a hint of musk. Warm yet inviting and energetic, this scent definitely spreads some joy into your day.

Priced at $60 for 30ml, $90 for 50ml, and $120 for 100ml. Modern Princess Blooming will be available at Metro, TANGS, Takashimaya, Robinsons, BHG and Sephora from 1 March 2020.

BY KILIAN LOVE, DON’T BE SHY

Crafted by Kilian Hennessy with the aim to translate the sensibility of fine liquors into perfumes, By Killian is a niche, up-and-coming brand in the perfume market. Killian believes that each bottle is a symbol of who we are and, more importantly, where we wish to go.  Rumoured to be Rihanna’s fragrance of choice, this scent is as one-of-a-kind as its wearer. Inspired by the feeling you get from the smell of your lover’s skin, Love, Don’t Be Shy is both yummy and sexy. Opening notes of neroli essence goes beautifully with the honeysuckle accord, orange blossom absolute and rose essence found in the mid notes. This luscious bouquet of floral delight lingers on the skin, before the base notes of marshmallow, sugar accord and ciste labdanum absolute add a note of sensuality to the fragrance.

Priced at $480 for 50ml. Available at Lazada.sg.

Advertisements