13 June, 2024

Team Sassy’s Current Go-To Fragrances: 10 Summer Perfumes & Scents

13 June, 2024

A little spritz of perfume goes a long way and during the hot and humid season, smelling like sweat isn’t the most pleasant! Here are Team Sassy’s favourite summer perfumes and fragrances that’ll sure bag you some compliments!

A whiff of floral and citrusy scent is a go-to for the summer season, from the classics like Gucci Bloom to Jo Malone and Byredo to lesser-known favourites, you’ve come to the right place (quite a dangerously tempting one at that!) if you’re looking to refresh your perfume collection for the warmer days. Scroll down, plenty of “clean girl” scents ahead!

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The Best Summer Fragrances In Hong Kong

Byredo, Bal d’Afrique Eau de Parfum

Founder of the luxury fragrance brand Ben Gorham deemed the Bal d’Afrique as his love letter to Africa, celebrating its diverse culture, music and arts with top notes of African marigold and base notes of Moroccan sandalwood. Our Head of Partnerships, Mansha Channa points this unisex scent as her go-to summer perfume for it’s light and fruity at first but builds into more of its musky layer overtime.

From $,1550 for 50mL

Jo Malone, English Pear & Freesia Cologne

Best believe our Editor, Fashila Kanakka douses herself in this cologne in the spring and summertime. This sweet scent first sweeps us off our feet with top notes of King William Pear and eventually unfolds to a floral freesia scent and then levels into a more deep and woody patchouli. Despite it being a cologne, we found the smell actually lingers for the whole day!

From $670 for 30mL

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Gucci, Bloom Eau De Parfum

Our Head of Partnerships Haley’s pick! Gucci Bloom is a rich white floral eau de parfum, created to unfold as its name suggests. Notes of natural tuberose and jasmine and south Indian Rangoon creeper for a powdery edge. Light and fresh, it’s an all-rounder.

From $895 for 50ml

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Born to Stand Out, Dirty Rice Eau de Parfum

An unconventional and edgy Korean lifestyle brand, expect unique and intriguing fragrances that will first make you raise an eyebrow and then make you add to cart. Slow down your summer days and add some warmth with Dirty Rice, a perfume created as an ode to intimacy. Top notes bergamot and almond are vibrant whereas the heart notes of basmati rice (we know!) is balanced by peony and milk to add a touch of creaminess. Finally the woodsy base notes of vetiver and smoky sandalwood create an everlasting depth to the whole perfume – our Designer, Aida Hamid’s fave!

USD205 for 50mL. Fragrances are more limited on the global site, head to one of the stockists (one in Macau) for a wider collection.

Creed, Love in White Eau de Parfum

 A romantic, floral fragrance blending Bulgarian rose and Florentine iris with light and feminine notes of Italian orange, magnolia, warm vanilla and sandalwood, our Editor Catherine Pun’s choice is this elegant Love in White by Creed. Think of this as a bottled bouquet of flowers (long lasting too) perfect for date nights!

From $1,430 for 30mL

Rituals, Rêve de Hanami Eau de Parfum

For an everyday perfume that’s affordable and long-lasting, Rituals feels casual yet elevated thanks to its elegant packaging. The Rêve de Hanami from the Sakura series is a deep rosy scent complemented by notes of lychee, pear, and bergamot and subtle hints of vanilla and patchouli, all in all, making it a wearable sweet scent that isn’t overpowering.

From $205 for 15 mL (travel size) 

Glossier, Glossier You Eau de Parfum

Looking for a perfume that’s catered to you? The Glossier You is formulated to be a skin-scent enhancer, meaning it smells a little different on everyone. With a thumb print made to fit the perfume in your hand like a glove, the fresh, warm yet subtly spicy fragrance is fitting across all seasons.

From $285 for 8mL

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Elizabeth Arden, Green Tea Eau de Toilette

If you’re stepping into Sasa for a cheap and quick fix but not sure where to start, the Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Eau de Toilette is a tried and tested we can vouch for. Airy yet slightly herbal (in a refreshing way!) and uplifting, keep this in your gym bag to smell good as new post workout. Shop this perfume at Sasa or Colour Mix, as well as online from HKTV Mall.

$145 for 100 mL (originally $385)

Serge Lutens, La Fille Tour de Fer Eau de Parfum

To make a statement, think a mix of pink berry essence, Turkish rose, Bulgarian Rose and iris which lands fruity at first but reveals a fiery scent in the heart notes. Serge Luten’s La Fille Tour de Fer is rebellious and embodies a modern day woman who’s breaking stereotypes and the codes of perfumery!

From $1,350 for 50mL

Sol De Janeiro, Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 68 Perfume Mist

Bright sunshine, fresh ocean breeze and the salt and the sand, that’s what this Sol De Janeiro mist reminds us of! A tropical getaway packed in a punch, this lightweight mist is a must-have essential in your bag. Free of all nasties, vegan-friendly and cruelty-free with an affordable price tag, spray on your hair and body (and maybe even your space!) for a lingering scent of sweetness.

From $210 for 90 mL

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Editor’s Note: All listed prices were correct at the time of publication.

Main image artwork by Sassy Media Group using images courtesy of respective brands, image 1 courtesy of Byredo, image 2 courtesy of Jo Malone, image 3 courtesy of Gucci, image 4 courtesy of Born to Stand Out, image 5 courtesy of Creed, image 6 courtesy of Rituals, image 7 courtesy of Glossier, image 8 courtesy of Elizabeth Arden, image 9 courtesy of Serge Lutens, image 10 courtesy of Sol De Janeiro.

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