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Your foolproof fragrance guide

We ask a perfume expert to decode some of the newest fragrances on offer this season.


With the summer months upon us, now is the time to get into light floral fragrances. “Summer weather changes our response to fragrance,” says Nick Smart, director of Agence de Parfum. “Bergamot, light white florals, citrus and herbaceous notes respond best during the warmer months – [our skin] holds these lighter, fresher scents perfectly.”

IDEAL FOR: A romantic lunch date.

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From Top, Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy Love Edt, $140 For 100ml; Kate Spade New York In Full Bloom, $140 For 100ml; Christian Dior Joy By Dior Edp, $240 For 90ml.
Chanel Gabrielle EDP, $174 for 50ml.

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Chopard Happy Felicia Roses EDP, $185 for 100ml.


Exceptionally fresh and vivacious, green and citrus elements are perfect for keeping cool and crisp on hot summer days. “Citrus notes at the top, floral heart notes and woody base notes … are a classic composition,” says Smart.

IDEAL FOR: A day with the girls. 

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Feminine floral elements blended with woody or musky notes equal chic refinement. “Rich wood notes of oud or oriental notes of myrrh and frankincense add sexiness, smouldering sophistication and complexity to delicate [florals],” says Smart. If you want a stylish fragrance for everyday wear, seek out “white floral notes, delicate may rose, bergamot and citrus notes, fresh vetiver and light wood notes”, he says.

IDEAL FOR: An inspiring day at the office.

From Top, Elizabeth Arden My Fifth Avenue Edp, $60 For 50ml; Calvin Klein Women Edp, $100 For 50ml; Givenchy L’interdit Edp, $181 For 80ml.
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From Left, Chloé Nomade Edp, $140 For 50ml; Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar Edp, $229 For 90ml; Gucci Bloom Edp, $195 For 100ml.


Warm, sensual and more intense, some scents just love the night. To ramp up the heat, seek out “opulent notes of oriental resins like frankincense, myrrh, ambergris and warm notes of sandalwood and amber,” advises Smart. “Sensual notes also encourage pheromonic responses, so they’re an obvious choice for a night out.”

IDEAL FOR: Cocktail Hour 

From Top, Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Intense Edp, $180 For 50ml; Aerin Amber Musk Edp, $180 For 50ml; Narciso Rodriguez Rouge Edp, $172 For 90ml; Giorgio Armani Fragrances Si Passione Edp,

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