The temperature is rising with summer approaching (even though nothing’s technically changed in Malaysia), but this is giving us great excuse to declutter our closets again for newly launched products — and that includes your fragrance closet.

Fragrances are made to portray a mood, vibe, or personality. Hence, for the summer where everything is all about sun, laughter, fun and being carefree, scents that are heavy and musky won’t really sit well with the weather or on the skin.

That’s why fragrances launched in spring and summer seasons tend to lean towards fresh and citrusy florals, so you’ll find plenty of zesty opening notes and floral hearts within these new summer fragrances. While it is time to bid your winter musky scents goodbye, those after a whiff of it can check out Atelier Cologne‘s Café Tuberosa.

With that, we’ve rounded up 8 new summer fragrances you can consider purchasing to kick-off this hot but carefree season.

1
Calvin Klein's Eternity Air

It’s fresh, airy, yet dense — Eternity Air captures all of the different shades of the atmosphere. The fragrance holds a blend of exhilarating freshness, with top notes of grapefruit oil and black currant, and peonies as the middle note. The scent goes musky with a touch of cedarwood oil.

Calvin Klein Eternity Air EDP, starting from RM290

2
Moschino's Gold Fresh Couture

The third edition of the iconic cleansing bottle fragrance is now gold. Moschino’s Gold Fresh Couture is an ode to femininity while conveying delicious sensations. Its juicy top notes of yellow mandarin, pear, and rhubarb granita, and white vine peach opens to a floral heart of jasmine and ends on a sensual note of musk and vanilla.

Moschino Gold Fresh Couture parfum, starting from RM214

3
Atelier Cologne's Café Tuberosa

There are three main key ingredients used to create this smooth and creamy fragrance: tuberose from India, bergamot from Calabria, and espresso coffee accord for that addictive finish. A bold, unique, and rich fragrance that is suited for unforgettable nights.

Atelier Cologne Café Tuberosa pure perfume, starting from RM365

4
Gucci's Bloom Acqua Di Fiori

Soft dewy freshness and a light, aquatic composition have been added to Gucci Bloom’s signature scent. Acqua Di Fiori is a new refreshing chapter, blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas. It’s a rich scent of a thriving garden, with tuberose and jasmine combined with Rangoon Creeper — a flower discovered in South India, that transports the wearer to an imaginary garden.

Gucci Bloom Acqua Di Fiori EDT, starting from RM320

5
By Terry's Soleil Piquant

Upon the first whiff, you’ll get the scent of orange blossom — glorified by the sparkling freshness of mandarin and bergamot. Once settled, the neroli blooms pierce through the scent with its sweetness and sunniness, while also being subtly tamed by iris. The scent ends with patchouli, gaïac wood, and vetiver that are haloed with a veil of Vanilla — woody, luxurious, and enigmatic.

By Terry Soleil Piquant EDP Intense, RM885

6
L'Occitane's Terre de Lumière

Zesty bergamot, ambrette seed, and pink pepper, with lavender honey as its heart before it settles into a sensual balsamic and musky base notes. This is L’Occitane’s interpretation of the golden hour in a bottle. Made by three perfumers, this fragrance is multi-faceted but it balances between masculine freshness and a delicious feminine softness.

L’Occitane Terre de Lumière EDP, starting from RM299

7
Annick Goutal's Rose Pompom

A well-loved fragrance by many when it was first released in 2016, now the Rose Pompom EDP is denser and more sensual, without compromising its freshness. Each note is further emphasised; sparkling, fruity notes become denser and more textured on the skin, while fresh berries now offer a more indulgent note. The bottle is also redesigned in striking fuschia to reflect the new bold scent.

Annick Goutal Rose Pompom EDP, starting from RM695

8
Bulgari's Omnia Pink Sapphire

Ignite your bold and daring energy with this new fragrance from Bulgari. Described as the ‘fragrance of dream and escape’ by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, the scent opens fizzy with sparkling citrus and pink pepper notes, before evolving to the creamy floral heart of the fragrance, which is from delicate velvety frangipani and wild tiara flower. The scent wraps up with white musk and deep anchor of multifaceted vibrant wood.

Bulgari Omnia Pink Sapphire, price unavailable

9
Amouage's Imitation

Inspired by Amouage’s creative director, Christopher Chong’s personal exploration of New York City in the 1970s, he brought the city filled with graffiti, neon lights and art into Imitation. The women’s fragrance is a floralcy aldehyde fragrance with notes paying tribute to this unforgettable era — such as blackcurrant buds, liquorice, rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, sandalwood, and patchouli.

Amouage Imitation Woman EDP, RM1,190

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.