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T&C Luxury Beauty Awards: All the Fragrances You Need to Discover This Year

Luxurious perfumes, colognes, and candles with the most memorable scents to help you earmark your most beautiful moments.
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If fragrances are the best triggers for conjuring memories, make sure to wear the most delightful perfumes for the beautiful moments you'd like to remember. Here, our picks of the best scents for everyday and for special occasions. 

Best Classic Perfumes:

Chloe Signature EDP

Photo by CHLOE.

With notes of rose, lychee, freesia and pink peony, Chloe's Signature eau de parfum is a beautifully feminine scent that isn't overwhelmingly floral. It's perfect for all ages because of its soft, graceful notes that melt into the skin and last the entire day.

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Vera Wang Signature Women 

Photo by VERA WANG.

This signature scent launched by the designer in 2002 is just like one of her iconic gowns—timeless, wearable, feminine, and unforgettable. Fall in love with the perfume’s alluring concoction of Bulgarian rose and gardenia, mandarin blossom, and musk, among others.

P4,650; Rustan’s The Beauty Source; SM Beauty Store

Bulgari Omnia Amethyste

Photo by BVLGARI.

What do you get when you bottle the scent of an Italian sunrise over a bed of flowers? The Bulgari Omnia Amethyste eau de parfum holds the answer. The perfume opens with a surprising burst of grapefruit before settling into a bouquet of florals—iris and roses, to be exact. After that scent is stripped away, what lingers is the scent of the woods, which is fragrant and can almost be described as sweet. A few spritzes of this EDP and you’re ready to conquer the day.

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Lanvin Eclat D’arpege

Photo by LANVIN.

Bottled in Lanvin’s signature spherical flagon, this fragrance opens with an intense and unmistakable floral scent, attributed to the green lilac and lemon leaves. Once it relaxes on the skin, it changes to reveal another bouquet of flowers: wisteria blossoms and peach blossoms. The fun begins when, finally, a sweet white musk comes out to play. It’s a fun, flirty, and feminine scent that can be worn every day.

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Boss The Scent For Her Eau De Parfum

Photo by HUGO BOSS.

This fruity scent opens with sweet and tangy notes of pepper and green mandarin, then trades in the fruity scent for middle notes of freesia, before finally leaving behind the warm small of cocoa. Despite its complexities, The Scent For Her eau de toilette presents itself as an everyday scent that’s clean and subdued. The faint pink fragrance is kept in a transparent glass bottle in the shape of a gem, clearly meant to distinguish itself from its counterpart for men.

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Best Floral Perfumes:

Jo Malone London Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne

Photo by JO MALONE.

Imagine a sweetened and brightened honeysuckle and you get this “happy new floral” by the luxurious perfume house. It opens quite green and fruity, thanks to davana, and settles and lingers all day with the fragrance of honeysuckle and roses.

P8,150; Rustan’s The Beauty Source; Greenbelt 5; SM Aura; Power Plant Mall

Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori Eau De Parfum

Photo by GUCCI.

Not for the faint of heart, this intensely floral perfume by Gucci is just what this brand's perfume should be: nostalgic and wild. Just a spritz and you'll feel like you're revisiting your grandmother's boudoir. 

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Flower By Kenzo Eau De Vie Eau De Parfum Spray

Photo by KENZO PARFUMS.

Light and refreshing, Kenzo's spirited fragrance reminds one of the joy of youth and is definitely a powdery kind of floral that can be layered on as you please.

Rustan’s The Beauty Source; SM Beauty Store

Best Rose Perfume: Aerin Rose Collection Garden Rose

Photo by AERIN.

This bright modern rose opens green and fresh with hints of geranium before it blossoms into a bouquet of white Bulgarian rose, lush rose centifolia, and rose bulgare. Adding to its lush appeal are sandalwood and amber, which also put the elegant restraint in what could be an explosion of roses. 

Best Fruity Perfume: Ferragamo Signorina EDP

Photo by SALVATORE FERRAGAMO.

Chic and cheeky, this perfume reminds us of pretty young things enjoying life and everything in it. Don’t be fooled by the initial girly-girl explosion—it’s middle and base notes temper it to sophistication and grace.

Rustan’s The Beauty Source; SM Beauty Store

Best Citrus Perfumes:

Tom Ford Fleur der Portofino

Photo by TOM FORD.

A seductive citrus, this Tom Ford cult favorite blends Sicilian lemon, white acacia, jasmine, and honey, among other notes to deliver a beautiful and balanced everyday fragrance perfect for a tropical climate.

Lanvin A Girl In Capri

Photo by LANVIN.

The newest summer cologne of Lanvin starts out as a wonderful and sweet burst of lemony notes, reminding us of magic hour moments at our favorite beach getaway. Bright, citrus, and breezy, it’s an ideal day scent you won’t get tired of using. 

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Aerin Aegea Blossom

Photo by AERIN.

We’d say this iteration is a very delicate citrus that’s feminine and all grown up. It takes you to a coastal paradise with delicious citrusy notes that won’t ever be overpowering no matter how much you spritz.

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Best Oud Perfume: Tom Ford Oud Wood

Photo by TOM FORD.

This crossover scent will definitely impress both ladies and gents. Its decadent blend of oud, amber, and vanilla seduces and lingers just the way it should. 

Rustan’s the Beauty Source; Adora

Best Oriental Perfume: Carolina Herrera Good Girl Legere

Photo by CAROLINA HERRERA.

The stiletto sculpted bottle of this iconic scent alone already reads femme fatale. Featuring mandarin, jasmine, and sandalwood as key notes, this sweet oriental fragrance is addictive as much as it’s seductive.

SM Beauty; Rustan’s The Beauty Source

Best Hair Scent: Jo Malone London Wild Bluebell Hair Mist

Photo by JO MALONE LONDON.

This dewy hair mist infused with argan oil instantly refreshes our locks and banishes smells from our lunch out.  Sometimes we also like to use it for fragrance layering and use it on the ends of our hair while wearing another Jo Malone London cologne for a more delicate scent. 

Rustan’s The Beauty Source; Greenbelt 5; SM Aura; Power Plant Mall

Best Home Scent, Candle: Jo Malone London Green Tomato Leaf Home Candle

Photo by JO MALONE LONDON.

Who ever thought a tomato plant could smell this great? It has green and crisp notes that transform your living room into a delightful garden, and your every day into a relaxing and refreshing Sunday morning.

Rustan’s The Beauty Source; Greenbelt 5; SM Aura; Power Plant Mall

Best Home Scent, Diffuser: Diptyque Ginger Hourglass Diffuser

Photo by DIPTYQUE.

Our favorite from the Hourglass Diffuser line, this zesty and spicy scent permeates the air with what smells like freshly cut ginger and sweet lemon, definitely delightful for every space. 

Rustan’s The Beauty Source; Power Plant Mall

With additional reviews by Hannah Lazatin and Nicole Cruz.

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Nicole Limos Morales
Contributing Beauty Editor
Nicole is the former managing editor of Town&Country. After working as features editor and beauty editor of the title’s print edition for 6 years, she helped launch Townandcountry.ph in 2016, creating new concepts and story formats, analyzing data, and mastering digital audiences—establishing the title to become the Philippines’ leading luxury lifestyle website. She left her full-time position in 2019 to focus on family life, while carrying on writing beauty content for T&C as a contributing editor. “I think what’s amazing about beauty is that in its arena, you can really only be a skeptic for so long,” she says. “There will always be a product that will make you believe.”
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