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T&C Editors' Picks: 14 Enticing, Luxurious Fragrances We Love

Our choices for the chicest scents of all.
IMAGE KENZO; LOUIS VUITTON; COURTESY HERMES; FREDERIC MALLE; CHLOE
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Once a week, we ask our editors to share the items they've been loving or lusting after—whether it's a new skincare product we're dying to try or a travel essential we can't live without. Consider "Editors Picks" your T&C approved wish list for beauty, travel, fashion, and everything in between.

Jo Malone London Honeysuckle and Davana


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“We traveled to the English countryside for a first whiff of Honeysuckle and Davana, the glorious brand new fragrance of Jo Malone London. It’s the scent of liquid sunshine on a hot summer day. Master perfumer Anne Flipo and Celine Roux, the brand’s global head of fragrance said it brought back memories of their own childhood summers. The sweet scent of honeysuckle, the golden flower for which is it named, evolves throughout the day, attracting those who breathe it in. Its essence, layered with my favorite Grapefruit, is a sensory delight.” Available soon at Jo Malone London stores at Greenbelt, SM Aura, and Power Plant Mall.

MiN New York Coda


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“This is my new favorite and I think I'll be wearing it for the rest of my life. It's mature and sexy. It's the scent for future grandchildren to remember me by.” 

Buly 1803 Eau Triple Bigarade de Séville


“A water-based perfume, it is fresh and light on the skin. I love the citrus, mint, and rosemary highlights.”

Frédéric Malle Dries Van Noten Eau De Parfum


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“I've been wearing Frederic Malle perfume since 2003—when I first stepped into his signature chambers, I became a lifer. I think I have gone through five or six different favorites but currently, I swear by the warm sophistication of the Dries Van Noten by Bruno Jovanavic edition.” 

Heretic Parfums Holi Water


“Bohemian elegance. That's what this is. It's like that friend you have who is so unaware of how chic she is. This scent is chic without trying to be.”

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Hermès Eau de Citron Noir


“This unisex fragrance is a rich citrus (thanks to notes of black lime) that starts out quite feminine and gradually becomes woody and smoky. Uncomplicated and elegant, it's an ideal pick for our tropical weather.” Available at Hermes, Greenbelt 4

Penhaligon's Elisabethan Rose


“I never thought I'd ever adore a rose perfume till I discovered this revamped Elisabethan Rose by the British brand. And 'adore' is really the word. This delicious floral is like candied rose, the kind that will change the mind of every rose perfume skeptic, featuring hazelnut leaf, cinnamon, and almond oil along with the more regal rose notes and a woody dry down. It's like my grandmother's rose was reborn, turned out chic, and became woke.” Available at Rustan's

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Tom Ford Neroli Portofino


“I think this particular scent in the Private Blend line is the aromatic citrus that's very office-appropriate: light but sophisticated and mature.” Available at Rustan's and Adora

Kenzo World Eau de Toilette


“This is exactly the zestier, more wearable update the original Kenzo World needs, thanks to its additional pear note in this 2018 version. It's the sweet-sparkling floral I'd take for romantic evenings.” Available at Rustan's

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Chloé Nomade


“This smells more woody and citrus despite its floral notes, but it's still very sexy and feminine. If I were to give it a personality, I'd say she's a tough Miranda Priestly loosening upand having adventureson a secret island.” Available at leading department stores

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Louis Vuitton Sur la Route


“I can't resist a good citrusy scent. And Louis Vuitton hit the nail on the head and more with Sur la Route. The mix of cédrat, bergamot, balsam with the added spice of pink pepper, nutmeg, and white musk makes for a lively scent that captures the frivolity of summer.” Available at Louis Vuitton, Greenbelt 4

Serge Lutens Daim Blond


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“The perfumes in my arsenal mostly consist of smoky notes so Daim Blond’s floral-powdery scent is a welcome interruption. Though leathery, it manages to be fresh and light at the same time. I like to wear this when I’m looking for a middle ground between citrus and musk.” 

Guerlain Mon Guerlain


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“Oriental and sensual, this perfume by Guerlain is something that I'd wear for the evening. Its vanilla note makes it quite sweet but then it's tempered by aromatic florals. If tulle had a scent, it would be this.” Available at Rustan's

L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere


“This is the fragrance of the Golden Hour: rich, warm, and sweet. If you bottled honey, sunshine, and lavender, you'd get this marvelous signature scent.” Available at Rustan's

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