Did you know that fragrances can affect our mood and social behaviour? This is why floral scents are captivating, citrus scents are invigorating and fruity notes uplift the spirit. But there’s also something to be said for fresh and clean-smelling perfumes. These fragrances evoke a sense of calmness and will remind you of early morning air in the mountainside, clean linen, or ocean breeze. They are the perfect choice for those who can’t stand heavy scents as they are universal pleasers.
What are fresh fragrances?
A "fresh" perfume will typically have fruity, green, water, citrus and aromatic ingredients that give it a light and refreshing scent. These fragrances are also perceived as "cool" tones — invoking the image of cooler climates — and tend to have shorter staying power than its floral and woody sisters.
If you want to smell fresh and clean all day long, get one (or more!) of these best fresh perfumes for women — all readily available in Singapore.
KENZO L'eau Kenzo Pour Femme Eau De Toilette is a spicy take on the traditional fresh scent. Perfume creator Daphne Bugey sought to create a feminine and invigorating scent that delicately delights the senses and the result is a combination of frosted mint, pink pepper, mandarin with notes of lotus flower and white musk.
It's priced at SGD72 per 30ML, SGD99 per 50ML, and SGD153 per 100ML.
Do you love that distinct smell of rain and wish you could bottle it up? Get a whiff of that calming scent that lingers after a rainy day anytime you want with the Clean Reserve Rain Eau De Parfum Spray. This unisex perfume blends cucumber notes with vetiver and patchouli to make an airy scent. Aside from the fragrance itself, you’ll also love Clean Reserve’s unique eco-friendly bottle topped with a sustainable wood cap from Spain.
It's priced at SGD120 per 100ML.
Anna Sui’s Fantasia Mermaid Eau De Toilette is made for those who love ethereal scents. This punchy aquatic fragrance begins with a bursting aroma of blood orange and sweet mandarin, which is immediately balanced by spicy cardamom and pepper. It then settles into a light scent with the help of watery lychee fused with the musky combination of vanilla, honey, tonka bean and blood woods.
It's priced at SGD29 per 15ML, SGD85 per 30ML, SGD109 per 50ML, and SGD140 per 70ML.
Called an “(un)floral scent”, the vegetarian MALIN + GOETZ Stem Eau De Parfum focuses on the scents we often discard when gardening such as the fresh fragrance of cut stems, crushed leaves and the rich soil from which it was plucked. It showcases the aroma of green hyacinth stalks, mandarin leaves and wild freesia greens which are all complemented by musk.
It's priced at SGD149 per 50ML.
Dubbed as a modern perfume, the LOEWE 001 Woman Eau De Parfum captures the scent of the “morning-after”. This fresh, sensual fragrance owes its warm notes to the combination of jasmine, linen and musk. Its thoroughly minimalist aroma is also reflected in the elegant glass bottle which will inevitably look great on your vanity.
It's priced at SGD130 per 30ML, SGD155 per 50ML, and SGD215 per 100ML.
Want a fresh fragrance with a hint of floral? Add the Daisy Love Eau De Toilette to your arsenal. This light scent opens with a sweet whiff of cloudberries and then reveals a delicate clean aroma of daisy tree petals mixed with cashmere musk and driftwood. Sugar, spice and everything nice!
It's priced at SGD150 per 50ML and SGD185 per 100ML.
As its name suggests, Maison Margiela’s REPLICA Lazy Sunday Morning (SGD185) is light and easy to wear. This perfume aims to evoke memories of lingering in bed during the weekend. It does this by mingling the clean notes of patchouli and white musk. It’s a pleasing delicate scent that you’ll keep coming back to.
It's priced at SGD210 per 100ML.
True to its name, BYREDO Blanche Eau De Parfum embodies the colour white. It encapsulates the great feeling you get when you envelop your body with fresh sheets or when you put on fresh laundry that still smells of detergent. This scent achieves this by putting together a concoction of white rose, aldehyde and pink pepper with strong base notes of sandalwood, blonde woods and musk.
It's priced at SGD236 per 50ML and SGD336 per 100ML.
Jo Malone’s Fig & Lotus Flower Cologne features a delicate scent that’s easy on the nose. It’s inspired by the fresh aroma of water-splashed lotus flowers in the ponds of the enigmatic ancient Hanging Gardens. The perfume uses Stemone for that luscious leafy whiff and is paired with lactic notes to form the milky scent associated with fig leaves.
It's priced at SGD118 per 30ML and SGD237 per 100ML.
If you’re looking for a fresh scent with a zesty kick, choose Tom Ford Beauty’s Mandarino Di Amalfi Eau de Parfum. Described as an “effervescent” and “luminous” scent, this perfume is infused with a mix of fresh herbs including mint and thyme and blended with wildflowers. It’s great for days when you need a mood booster!
It's priced at SGD420 per 50ML.
If you like sensual citrusy notes but still have that fresh quality, the fresh Fresh Life Eau De Parfum fits the bill. It whisks you away to a day out under the clear blue sky, breathing in the sweet morning air, and revelling in its grass and cypress notes.
It's priced at SGD34 per 10Ml, SGD82 per 30ML, and SGD148 per 100ML.
The Dior New Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau De Toilette contains tender notes of peony, Damascus rose, and Calabrian Bergamot. It's a springtime floral scent that's inspired by Christian Dior's legendary love of flowers.
It's priced at SGD118 per 30ML, SGD166 per 50ML, SGD237 per 100ML, and SGD286 per 150ML.
The Calvin Klein CK One Eau De Toilette Spray is so subtle that you have to be super close to smell its fresh fragrance. It's light, relaxed and simply pure to the nose. You can splash it all over your body and it won't be overwhelming.
It's priced at SGD110 per 100ML and SGD155 per 200ML.
The Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau De Toilette has a colourful fresh-floral scent profile inspired by the Mediterranean. Revel in its notes of Sicilian cedar, green apple, bamboo, jasmine, and white rose.
It's priced at SGD95 per 25ML, SGD139 per 50ML, and SGD183 per 100ML.
If you love fragrances that remind you of soap and water, the philosophy Pure Grace Eau De Toilette captures that aroma in a bottle. It's infused with subtle notes of water lily, bergamot, lavender, muguet, and frosted musk so you'll always smell like you just stepped out of the shower.
It's priced at SGD75 per 60ML.
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