This week we test: perfume

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 April, 2012, 12:00am

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Never underestimate the power of scent as a way to show your persona. Pick a lighter scent with woody notes for daytime and more intense ones with citrus and floral notes for evenings

Luciano Soprani Her (HK$368/30ml)

This fragrance was presented at Cannes last year. It's everything you'd expect for the occasion: sumptuous, opulent, with a 'red carpet' feel. Even the bottle has star appeal. The scent is floral, with musky tones some may find a little mature.

L'Occitane Cherry Princess Eau de Toilette (HK$360/50ml)

It has plentiful notes of cherry and a touch of white blossoms and fruits. And it smells so sweet and fruity, you'll feel like a princess. It lifts you up in the morning, and perks you up later in the day.

L'Eau de Chloe (HK$480/50ml)

If you could bottle spring in the European countryside, it might smell like this: a little bit citrusy, a little bit woody, fresh, with a hint of spice, and great staying power. The 1930s-style bottle deserves to be displayed with pride.

Lollia Little Luxe Eau de Parfum Relax (HK$130/8ml)

A lovely fresh fragrance in a small, pretty, printed bottle to carry around in your handbag. This scent will remind you of a happy springtime.

Paris Hilton Passport In Paris Eau de Toilette Spray (HK$368/100ml)

You may not have Paris Hilton's millions, but you can better visualise her jetsetting lifestyle thanks to her latest scent. It opens with fruity top notes of berries and peach, then transforms into an exotic Arabian jasmine with a hint of velvety peonies.