There’s nothing wrong with saving perfumes for special occasions. Some scents are just built to be your weapon for date night instead of say, brunch, and it’s comforting to have bottles you can trust to make that sultry impression. Although, we know that having a ton of options to sift through isn’t everyone’s cup of tea either. Some prefer to have one or two bottles that do it all, regardless of the situation. And if that’s you, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve rounded up seven fragrances that’ll provide a fresh, daytime-appropriate whiff but are elegant enough to get you through an evening affair.
Fresh and Seductive Perfumes for Day to Night
1. Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey Rose & Rose EDP Intense
Rose & Rose strips everything intimidating about rose scents. It mixes the elegant flower with sparkling pink pepper and juicy raspberry and pear, creating a bright spritz as refreshing as cold champagne. The fruity opening aside, however, the scent blooms into a true floral with the comfortingly familiar whiff of Bulgarian rose and patchouli that give it a romantic drydown.
L’Eau d’Issey Rose & Rose Eau de Parfum Intense, P4750 (50ml), ISSEY MIYAKE, Lazada
2. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Gold
It may be no Baccarat Rouge, but Gentle Fluidity‘s composition is ethereal enough to bag compliments just the same. The fragrance has incredible sillage (a must for those impression-making appointments), leaving a warm, scrumptious trail of vanilla and ambery woods with a kick from coriander. While it’s definitely date night material, its nonchalant sultriness can give you a confidence boost for any time of day.
Gentle Fluidity Gold Edition Eau de Parfum, P11,350 (70ml), MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN, Adora.ph
3. Bvlgari Allegra Fiore d’Amore
Fiori d’Amore smells as romantic as it sounds. Inspired by the passionate energy of Italian love, the perfume puts a youthful spin to a rose composition by fusing notes of Turkish and Bulgarian red roses with a sweet raspberry accent. The result? A fresh yet velvety floral that packs a punch even with the tiniest of spritzes.
Allegra Fiori d’Amore Eau de Parfum, P10,350 (50ml), BVLGARI, Rustans.com
4. Chanel No 5 L’Eau
When an occasion is too casual to merit a splash of Chanel No 5, reach for its younger, more minimalist sister, the No 5 L’Eau. It offers the same aldehydic opening but with a refreshing citrus twist, then greets you with the rich floral heart its predecessor is known for. That said, it’s the drydown that really makes the No 5 L’Eau a winner in our books. Thanks to the vanilla and orris root at its base, the fragrance mellows into this creamy, baby powder-reminiscent veil that’s impossible to get enough of.
No 5 L’Eau Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, CHANEL, Rustan’s Makati
5. Acca Kappa Sakura Tokyo
Missing the cherry blossom festival this year? Acca Kappa’s Sakura Tokyo should take care of the FOMO for a while. It smells exactly like spring, bearing a fruity floral cocktail of nashi (Japanese pear), neroli, freesia, and cherry blossoms. The scent barely leaves this bright and invigorating territory, so it’s perfect for a lunch date or when you’re spending time outdoors.
Sakura Tokyo Eau de Parfum, P3300 (50ml), ACCA KAPPA, Rustans.com
6. Tom Ford Bitter Peach
Bitter Peach has the spirit of your favorite fruity cocktail. It’s sweet, definitely peachy, but it registers more as warm and spicy than bitter. In fact, the fragrance almost feels like a wearable rum cocktail-a gorgeous gourmand that remains opulent despite its playful combination of notes. Wear it as your daily spritz to literally add spice to your day.
Bitter Peach Eau ed Parfum, P18,000, TOM FORD, Rustans.com
7. Dior J’Adore Infinissime
Dior’s J’Adore undeniably falls under the light yet seductive umbrella we’re going for, though you probably already own a bottle of that. For something a little different, try the Infinissime, which was made to be the “infinitely sensual” iteration to the classic Dior perfume. It boasts of an additional tuberose note at the heart of the scent, achieving the original’s confident appeal yet smoother, more delicate, and definitely still a compliment magnet.
J’adore Eau de Parfum Infinissime, price unavailable, DIOR, SM Aura
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