Beauty buzz

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 April, 2011, 12:00am


A little fragrance can complete an outfit. Here's a selection of eau de toilettes to take you through the summer.

Parlez-Moi d'Amour by John Galliano (HK$600/50ml) is a whimsical combination of blueberry, ginger, turkish rose and musk that is fronted by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen. While some may find this fragrance cloyingly sweet, its biggest fans are likely to be from the sweet 16 set. Available at Faces, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Aqua Allegoria Jasminora by Guerlain (HK$430/75ml) is a floral scent with a sensual jasmine undertone. Sprightly green notes such as freesia and a hint of citrusy bergamot create a delicate combination that will suit those looking for a sophisticated summer scent. Available at Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central.

Aura by Swarovski (HK$530/50ml) is the crystal company's first foray into fragrance. Centred on a fusion of amber and white musk, soft fruity lychee tones are perfectly balanced by white jasmine and rose. The final product is powerful, feminine and easy-to-wear. Available at all Swarovski boutiques.

L'Eau D'Issey Summer by Issey Miyake (HK$470/100ml) is a crisp fragrance with whiffs of rose water and pear. Initially light and refreshing, the scent develops into a tantalising concoction of peony and carnation notes, drying down to a velvety wood scent. Available at Lane Crawford stores.