This week we test: summer fragrances

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 05 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm


Summer perfumes can be lighter than their winter counterparts - sniff out citrus and floral notes, or anything that puts you in a holiday mood.

Jeanne Lanvin Couture EDP (HK$395/ 30ml)

Slightly musky, with a hint of raspberries and cedar, in a gorgeous bottle. A bit too strong, though - better suited for more mature users.

Anna Sui Fairy Dance EDT (HK$485/ 50ml)

This is so delicate: vanilla and sandalwood together are almost guaranteed to create a great scent. The fragrance can last up to a whole day. Highly recommended.

Ralph Lauren Big Pony Women (HK$390/ 50ml)

Just a few sprays then you'll be bursting with fresh fruity fragrance of cranberry and tonka mousse in long hours. A great choice for a tropical summer.

Crabtree & Evelyn Wisteria Eau De Toilette (HK$245/ 30ml)

This floral perfume makes a welcome change from the usual suspects of rose, jasmine and lavender. This fragrance has been reworked by C&E into a light, summery scent that will never overpower. A bit pricey.

The Body Shop White Musk Sun Glow EDT (HK$249/ 60ml)

This limited edition scent has notes of white musk lemon, soft peach and peony. It's lightweight but fresh and energising. It fades within an hour, though, so you'll need to reapply frequently.