Scenting the summer season- 3 top picks
Australia has the dubious honor of undergoing a very unsnowy Christmas, and with that comes the harsh heat of the Asia-Pacific summer season. Here’s 3 fragrances to bring about a surprisingly pleasant odor to the first days of summer
TOM FORD Priv ate Blend- Azure Lime
Azure Lime, part of the TOM FORD private blend collection is so predictably excellent at the highest artisinal level that ‘selling’ this product in and of itself is a pointless gesture. Encapsulated in 50/100 ml minimalist bottles, Azure Lime is a dry-as-gin tropical scent that opens with a sprig of bergamot. Chords to follow include lemon, valencia orange, basil and mint. Like any true artisinal fragrance, the final chords transform the warmth of the blend infusing it further with notes of patchouli and musk. A must have for anyone who appreciates a lasting scent with depth and personal character!
(Available at David Jones, RRP $225-$250)
Acqua Di Parma- Colonia
Acqua Di Parma Colonia has been around since the early 1900’s. The fact that the company crafting their self-titled Colonia has actually expanded since then means this is obviously preserving some good tradition. Crafted in the traditional style of haute perfumery, Colonia contains top notes of citrus and florals and is then finished with a sandalwod basenote. Packaged in a circular and neat little bottle, Colonia is an excellent all purpose fragrance that can make the transition from a day at the office to a night in the bar fairly well!
(Available at www.spacemstore.com, RRP $158.00 AUD)
Comme Des Garcons- PLAY
The house of Rei Kawakubo has a long seasoned history behind it, but aside from the dynamic fabrics, reshaping of ‘fashionable’ symmetry and use of ‘ink’ in perfume CDG also has ‘Play’. A perfect introduction to the world of Comme Des Garcons, the Play eau de parfum is a rich and fresh scent combining gourmand notes such as saffron and black pepper with ‘clean sea air’. Beyond your dime-a-dozen-new-each-season designer label perfumes, Play is evocative of everything that has made CDG an industry favorite staple: it is fun, dynamic and unique…qualities that carry over well to the message the wearer is attempting to convey!
(Available at www.meccacosmetica.com.au, RRP $168.00 AUD)