Style & Beauty

Which fragrances do we love?

Looking for a new perfume? We asked our team for their all-time top favourite fragrances. We know there’s so many in the stores and it’s a bit overwhelming, so if you’re looking for some ideas, here’s a good place to start.

“When I’m looking for a perfume, I like something that is both fresh and versatile. My new favourite is Woman by Ralph Lauren. It’s light and floral with Turkish rose and sandalwood notes, but it’s not too sweet or heavy, so it can be worn both casually as well as on special occasions.”  – Leanda Rathmell, Regional Production & Client Services Manager


“I love Dahlia Divin by Givenchy Paris, which has been my favourite for a year. This fragrance is earthy and woody with key notes of patchouli and sandalwood. I used Elizabeth Arden Red Door for years, but when my mum started using it I thought I needed to change!” – Rebecca Bisset, Editor-in-Chief

“My new favourite daytime fragrance is L’Occitane Verbena Eau de Toilette. Its light and citrusy verbena aroma reminds me of a spa. For an evening out, I love the deliciously sexy yet elegant Dolce & Gabbana EDT spray.” – Verne Maree, Contributing Editor

“My best discovery of 2018 is Chloé Nomade, a woody, sexy eau de parfum with a distinctive floral chypre composition. Notes of Mirabelle plum, freesia and oak moss dominate this scent. It’s perfect for date night!” – Anthia Chng, Hair, Beauty & Fashion Editor

“I like to mix up my fragrances but I’m currently wearing Gucci Bloom. I love Jasmine and floral feminine scents so this is perfect for me” – Rebecca Simpson, Hong Kong Editor

“My favourite is DKNY Be Delicious. It’s light and fresh!” – Kate Woodbury, Sales & Marketing

“My favourite scent is Goutal Paris Rose Pompon. It’s flowery, light, fresh and lasts well on my skin. Notes include Bulgarian rose essence, peony, blackcurrant, pink pepper and patchouli.” – Jacqui Young, Integrated Communications Manager

“I have been using Miss Dior Eau de Parfum for the longest time. I love its floral scent that works well for both for casual and formal days. Just a spritz or two is enough to keep the scent on, so the bottle will last! Another of my favourites is Gucci Envy Me, a sweet and playful scent. Don’t be put off by its loud pink packaging, as it’s not too overpowering and works well for everyday use.” – Lindsay Yap, Life & Family Editor

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This article first appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.