PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2001, 12:00am

Paul Smith for Women ($230 per 100ml from ICON)

'It's long-lasting, not too overpowering and the scent is refreshing and simple for summer.'

Charmaine Cheung, managing executive, ICON cosmetics chain

Dry Idea by Gillette ($3.59/HK$28 per 2.5 oz from

'I'm fiercely loyal to this roll-on. The light, powdery fragrance is feminine and clean and it works really well for a long time. Every time I'm in the United States, I bring back five bottles.'

Constance Haisma-Kwok, beautycolumnist, South China Morning Post

Dr Mist ($16 from

'I find this scent-free, colourless anti-perspirant long-lasting. And you can use it on your feet as well as yourunderarms.'

Beatrice Lai, gym manager, Philip Wain Fitness & Beauty

Helmut Lang (US$22 per 2.4oz from

'I've finally discovered a deodorant that doesn't smell of fly killer or come in a horrible pink bottle. The packaging is really cool, the smell isn't overpowering and it seems to last forever.'

Tamsin Blanchard, style editor, The Observer newspaper

Escape by Calvin Klein ($130 per 75 grams from Seibu)

'It's long-lasting and refreshing, and the aroma is spicy, not too strong. It's easily distinguishable from other brands.'

Anthony Man, manager, New York Fitness