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Six Summery Fragrances to Spritz This Season

These summery fragrances will make you forget all about winter before it’s even arrived. 

Has the arrival of chilly autumn temperatures got you longing for the return of warmer weather already? If that’s the case then fret not, there are a plethora of enchanting and uplifting fragrances that are sure to bewitch the senses and make you feel like spring isn’t too far away. They’re so good, in fact, that in just one spritz you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to warmer, sun-drenched climes.

Keep scrolling to discover the six must-have summery scents you need in your life.

Summer FragrancesGUCCI MEMOIRE D’UNE ODEUR 

Gender-bending scents are the in thing these days and of course, Gucci has nailed the trend with new Mémoire D’Une Odeur (60ml EDP, $149). The delicate and uplifting scent has been created to be worn by anyone and features Roman Chamomile and Indian coral jasmine alongside musk, cedarwood and sandalwood.

TRY IT: If you’re after a summery scent that is perfect to spritz no matter what the time or occasion is,  Gucci MĂ©moire D’Une Odeur is the perfect fragrance for you this season. It’s never overpowering but is always memorable.

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JOY BY DIOR EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE

The heady new rendition of JOY by Dior (50ml EDP, $209) is sure to bewitch the senses with radiant notes of neroli, centifolia rose and jasmine. A hint of sandalwood and vanilla add another dimension to the enchanting scent.

TRY IT: Whether you’re already a fan of the original scent or love vibrant contemporary floral fragrances, you won’t be disappointed by this radiant newcomer.

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AMOUAGE LOVE MIMOSA

Lauded fragrance house, Amouage, has released another head-turner with Love Mimosa (100ml EDP, $515 from WORLD). And given the name, it’s no surprise that Mimosa is at the heart of Amouage’s latest release. Hints of violet leaves, juicy pear, orris, heliotrope and ylang-ylang round out the scent.

Try It: If you consider yourself a bit of a fragrance connoisseur and you’re looking for something for a fragrance that’s made from the most exquisite ingredients, Amouage Love Mimosa is for you.

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TOM FORD METALLIQUE

While Tom Ford enthusiasts will no doubt be drawn to dazzling bottle, it’s the seductive notes in Metallique (50ml EDP, $250) that will have you head-over-heels in love with this scent in just one spritz. Think a mesmerising bouquet of contemporary florals heightened with a pinch of spicy pink peppercorn, creamy vanilla and sandalwood. 

TRY IT: If you usually reach for Tom Ford’s Soleil Blanc or Santal Blush, Metallique is the perfect addition to your already stellar repertoire of scents that have the power to transport you to a sun-drenched beach. Those who love powdery fragrances that just seem to get better when the temperature rises will love this one too.

Summer FragrancesVAN CLEEF & ARPELS SANTAL BLANC

Some fragrances get even better when the temperature rises and Van Cleef & Arpels Santal Blanc (75ml EDP, $230) is one of those scents. An intoxicating heart of sandalwood is accompanied by zesty mandarin and tonka bean come to life on warm, sun-kissed skin.

TRY IT: If you’re after a fragrance will remind you of warm, sunny days once they depart, Van Cleef & Arpels Santal Blanc is the perfect scent for the job.

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BOTTEGA VENETA ILLUSIONE

Illusione  (50ml EDP, $160) features intoxicating woody floral notes; bergamot and blackcurrant sit atop a heart of orange blossom and green fig, and base notes of olive wood and tonka bean. 

Try It: If a trip to the sun-soaked Italian coast appeals. Illusione transports the senses in just one spritz of fragrance.

The Best Back-to-Work Wardrobe Essentials from Local Designers

If you’re back to work and have had a little bit of trouble parting with your lockdown-appropriate activewear wardrobe, you’re definitely not alone. Fortunately, local designers have our back-to-work wardrobe sorted with these cosy, on-trend essentials that are sure to make returning to the office that little bit easier.

The timeless dress

Just because winter is well and truly on the way, it doesn’t mean you have to give up your love of floaty, feminine dresses that tend to be synonymous with the warmer seasons.

Look for trans-seasonal dresses that are easy to layer up and dress up and dress down as needed.

Pictured above: Mina ‘Maggie’ dress; Twenty-Seven Names ‘Seasons of Love’ dress; Maggie Marilyn ‘Open to Suggestions’ dress. 

The comfy pants

Lazying around in pyjama pants all day might be out of the question now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be just as comfortable – and a whole lot more stylish.

This season, forget about skin-tight jeans and leather pants and opt for always-in-fashion wide-leg pants.

The trusty oversized shirt

No wardrobe is ever really complete without a well-tailored shirt. A great shirt is easy to wear and the versatile staple can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Left to right: Taylor ‘Caption’ shirt, Moochi ‘Spiral’ shirt.

The cosy knit

While many of us are dreading impending chilly temperatures, snuggling up in cosy knitwear is one way to make the arrival of winter more bearable.

The Classic Coat

If in doubt, layering a great coat over your outfit is one of the quickest ways to elevate your look over the winter months. This season we’re spoilt for choice with classic trenches, oversized coats and autumnal colour palettes all on offer from local designers.