Fresh but warm, light yet rich, the editors share their transition fragrances that have the perfect blend for the in-between weather.
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“I love a scent that feels like a classic and can withstand the test of time. I also look for a fragrance that gels well with my skin and body—regardless of the season. Bal d’Afrique by BYREDO (P8500/50mL) is a perfume that exudes sophistication and comfort at the same time. Inspired by Paris in the 1920s and African culture, art, music, and dance—the perfume is an amber woody scent that consists of amalfi lemon, jasmine and musk to name a few. It is undoubtedly a marriage of unique and vibrant compositions.” – Peewee Reyes-Isidro, Editor-in-Chief
“GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole (P6850/125mL) is technically a summer scent, but its ephemeral quality—standard to all Aqua Allegoria scents—makes it perfect all year round. Nettare Di Sole particularly works as a lovely, sexy transition scent, especially in the tropics where humidity remains even in the cooler months. The sweet gourmand scent caresses the skin, with head notes of orange flower, aquatic elements, and Calabrian bergamot; this is followed by solar notes and a trifecta of top florals: jasmine sambac, magnolia, and rose; a delectable, sugary honey then melts all over the skin. The effect is warm and sensuous, like a lover’s skin after the rain.” – Trina Epilepsia Boutain, Managing Editor
“CHLOE Nomade (P6398/75mL) smells like the spirit of adventure, of lush forests and a wandering spirit. It starts out with the scent of freshly picked sweet mirabelle and grapefruit, like the warmth of the day meeting the tart and fresh evening air. It dries down to a more earthy tone with oakmoss and sandalwood declaring its presence. It makes for a subtle yet complex transition scent.” – Jeb Fronda, Fashion Director
“My signature scent amongst my friends and colleagues for a few years now has been Donna by VALENTINO (P6600/100mL). It’s elegant enough for the office with its romantic pink pepper and overdose of bergamot rose and iris, but its base flirts with smooth vanilla, jasmine tea, and addictive musk that’s perfect for after-office drinks. And of course, there’s the bottle itself that sports the iconic Valentino studs.” – Lyn Alumno, Fashion Editor
“What I love about the “-ber” months is wearing leather coats topped off with the alluring notes of CAROLINA HERRERA Good Girl Eau de Parfum (P5750/50mL). It opens with luminous white florals of jasmine sambac and tuberose; then the gourmand darkness of almond and musk take over leaving a warm and sensual trail on the skin. If personified, the scent would be a modern femme fatale drinking a glass of red at midnight.” – Beauty and Features Writer