Towards the end of the year, your mood is lighter, so your scent should be too. These uplifting citrusy fragrances are just the thing.
In warmer climates like Malaysia, refreshing scents wear beautifully without overpowering the senses. What exactly is a refreshing scent? “Universally, that translates to citrus,” says Olivier Cresp, the master perfumer at fragrance company Firmenich. But if you think that this also means “fleeting”, don’t worry. The unique combination of citrus with other notes (like woods, musks and flowers) in these picks amplifies their longevity in a subtle, elegant manner.
Clockwise from top: Eau de Givenchy (price unavailable) contains orange and musk notes. Ralph Lauren Romance Rosé ( RM382) blends bergamot with patchouli. Louis Vuitton Le Jour Se Lève ( RM990) has mandarin and jasmine. Vince Camuto Divina EDP ( RM369, perfumestore. my) pairs grapefruit and sandalwood. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Italian Zest ( RM316) features primiofiore lemon and cedarwood.