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. 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 (SGD70) 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.
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 (SGD116). 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.
Anna Sui’s Fantasia Mermaid Eau De Toilette (SGD129) 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.
Called an “(un)floral scent”, the vegetarian MALIN + GOETZ Stem Eau De Parfum (SGD146) 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.
Dubbed as a modern perfume, the LOEWE 001 Woman Eau De Parfum (SGD163.20) 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.
Want a fresh fragrance with a hint of floral? Add the Daisy Love Eau De Toilette (SGD166) 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!
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.
True to its name, BYREDO Blanche Eau De Parfum (SGD211) 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 the strong base notes of sandalwood, blonde woods and musk.
Jo Malone’s Fig & Lotus Flower Cologne (SGD221) 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.
If you’re looking for a fresh scent with a zesty kick, choose Tom Ford Beauty’s Mandarino Di Amalfi Eau de Parfum (SGD375). 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!
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