Vanity Fare: Fresh, radiant and bold fragrances to lift your mood

With some fragrances, you can almost smell the colourful notes. Photo: Paco Rabanne

Nothing says joy like the whiff of your favourite scent. Whether it is a zesty fragrance, or a floral perfume that brings to mind a field of flowers, these latest releases will definitely help brighten your mood.

Pop of colour

Marc Jacobs’ sparkling, vibrant, and energising new fragrance, Daisy Ever So Fresh, exudes a burst of freshness that embodies a bright, bold attitude.

The fragrance presents a bouquet of juicy citrus notes of mandarin essence, mango and Pineapple Smell-The-Taste that capture the whimsical feeling of dappled sunshine. Radiant rose water and orange blossom essence add an instinctive floral splash to its heart while cashmere woods wrap the fragrance in an airy, yet energetic, warmth.

Reconceptualising the original design of Eau So Fresh, the sleeker version of this signature bottle showcases a youthful and vibrant, orange-hued juice. Inspired by the sparkling rays of sunshine, the Daisy codes become brighter and more solar, with refreshing shades of orange and yellow, immersed with elegant winks of white and gold.

A playful gold cap and six energizing iconic orange daisies embellish the bottle to harmonise with the bright yellow accents as the focal point of the bottle.

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Bold vision of femininity


Paco Rabanne’s Fame fragrance is bursting with precious ingredients crafted in Grasse from precious, customised, sustainable ingredients obtained through cutting-edge technology.

The fragrance features a star-studded cast of notes that have never played together in a fragrance.

The first mango accord that is 100% of natural origin, meets jasmine, harvested and crafted in Grasse using micro-liquid technology.

A customised incense blend, sourced in Somaliland, are harvested by hand using an ancestral technique by a community that acquired a Responsible Sourcing certification in 2021, ensuring its commitment to sustainable collection, social responsibility, and fair-trade principles.

Sandalwood grown in Australia, vanilla sourced in Madagascar, and Dreamwood, a new 100% natural origin, renewable, biodegradable molecule produced through a white biotechnology process complete the list of hero ingredients.

Radiant blooms

The Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine Eau de Parfum bursts with a radiant composition led by grandiflorum jasmine.

Tender wreaths of noble jasmine are transformed through extraction into the heart and spirit of the scent, blended with base notes of sandalwood and benzoin.

It is further lifted with notes of mandarine essence and magnolia accord, which infuse the scent with a joyful feeling.

The fragrance is encased within a new, elongated bottle, crafted from lacquered turquoise stone glass featuring a shiny gold cap, with packaging that features a new take on the House’s distinctive Flora pattern, first created by artist and illustrator Vittorio Accornero for Gucci in 1966.

Sensual and glamorous

Goldfield & Banks’ Velvet Splendour perfume is described as “like holding a large bunch of sunburnt wildflowers in both arms and pressing one’s face gently into it”.

The mimosa (wattle) tree bursting into bloom, marking the first sign of spring in Australia. Soft yellows are shaded against blue skies. The first inhale is an immediate mix of green stems, yellow blooms, cool air and warm light.

Cruelty free with a concentration of + 20% essences and tested under extreme humid weather conditions, the scent includes the botanicals and essences mandarin, hedione, mimosa absolute Australia, orange blossom absolute, jasmine sambac, sandalwood, patchouli, tonka bean, among others.

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Distinctly unconventional

Drawing on the myth of Narcissus and Echo, and the struggle between the inner and outer selves, Aesop’s Eidesis Eau de Parfum is the fourth fragrance in the Othertopias fragrance collection.

The beguiling magnetism of the fragrance is drawn from myth and mesmeric ingredients, luring the senses into a landscape of wooded depths, iridescent florals, and liquid stillness.

Designed for those seeking unique aromas that know no gender boundaries, the fragrance fuses floral notes redolent of the pool or looking glass, with an earthy, woody base of vetiver, sandalwood, and cedar.

With an aroma that is provocative yet comforting, it opens with rousing top notes of sparkling petitgrain, spicy black pepper, and a subtle floral accord, leading to a resinous, spicy heart of frankincense, cumin and cedar, before resting into a base of sumptuous sandalwood, cedar and earthy, green vetiver.

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