Looking for a new signature scent? We suggest you opt for something that won’t just look great on your vanity dresser but would also smell all sorts of amazing on you. Off the top of our head, we’re thinking a pretty pink bottle of perfume that looks and smells expensive—and by that, we mean a whiff of luxury that embodies opulence and lasts all day, whether you’re into floral, woody, musky, or powdery fragrances. You might want to take out your cameras too, because our curated picks below are perpetually ready for an Instagram shot.
Tom Ford Rose Prick
Rose Prick Eau de Parfum, P12,600, TOM FORD, Rustan's
Launched in 2020, Tom Ford’s Rose Prick employs three types of rose to give it a unique blend of floral fragrance: May Rose, Bulgarian Rose, and Turkish Rose. It’s also topped off with notes of Sichuan pepper and turmeric for a warm spicy scent that will linger throughout the day. Not to mention, the dusky pink matte bottle that resembles a chess piece would be a nice display on your vanity dresser!
Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum, P5950, GUCCI, Rustan's
There’s just something utterly sophisticated about a minimalist packaging, like this lacquered bottle in a vintage powder pink shade. Gucci Bloom, the first fragrance developed wholly under Alessandro Michele’s creative vision, was blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas using an abundance of flowers—Tuberose, Jasmine, and Rangoon Creeper, a unique flower sourced from South India. The fragrance, meant to capture the scent of a thriving garden, was designed to celebrate the authenticity, vitality, and diversity of women.
Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming
Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, DIOR, Rustan's
Dior perfumer François Demachy describes Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming as “an instant present.” The enchanting fruity scent from the blend of raspberry, pomegranate, and blackcurrant is heightened by the spicy and floral notes of pink peppercorn with May Rose and peonies. Designed for the modern Christian Dior muse, the clear bottle shows off its visibly pink liquid that smells like a dream, replete with a silver bow wrapped around the cap to seal in all the magic.
Lancome La Vie Est Belle
La Vie Est Belle EDP, P7495, LANCOME, perfumes.com.ph
"La vie est belle" is a French expression that translates to "life is beautiful," so it’s only fitting that the fragrance is housed in a simple yet beautiful flacon, which is actually a redesigned version of the classic 1949 Lancome bottle. It features a dominantly sweet and powdery scent powered by vanilla, tonka bean, patchouli and praline, with fruity accords coming from the flavors of black currant and pear.
Narciso Rodriguez For Her
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum, P6700, NARCISO RODRIGUEZ, Rustan's
The minimalist powder pink bottle is already enough reason for you to want to buy this fragrance. But if you need further convincing, Narciso Rodriguez For Her is especially attractive if you’re a fan of musky scents. This one comes with a floral twist, enhanced with hints of rose, peach pulp, and soft amber.
Cartier La Panthere
La Panthere Eau de Toilette, $82 (approximately P3963), CARTIER, cartier.com
Launched by a French luxury label widely known for its fine jewelry, Cartier’s La Panthere Eau de Toilette unsurprisingly looks like a diamond itself. It’s the epitome of opulence characterized by a radiant aroma of dainty white flowers like gardenia, lily of the valley, and jasmine. It was created by Cartier perfumer Mathilde Laurent, describing it as “a delicate fragrance full of feline grace.”
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum, $115 (approximately P5558), VIKTOR & ROLF, us.viktor-rolf.com
Viktor & Rolf couldn’t have chosen a name more apt for this fragrance than Flowerbomb. It’s an explosion of floral notes described as “a bouquet of tens of cattleyas, hundreds of sambac jasmine, thousands of freesia, and millions of rose petals enriched by an addictive scent of patchouli and vanilla.” The now-iconic bottle, which is designed to resemble a grenade, says a lot about the scent itself too: It’s powerful yet feminine, and totally unexpected.
Glossier You EDP, $60 (approximately P2900), GLOSSIER, glossier.com
If you’re not a fan of florals, then Glossier You might just be right up your alley. Dubbed as “the ultimate personal fragrance,” this award-winning powdery, musky scent boasts of adapting to one’s own unique skin chemistry so it transforms and smells different on everyone, hence the name. Even the pink gradient bottle topped with a bold red cap is unique yet unassuming.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée, price unavailable, CHANEL, Rustan's
There is something so unmistakably Chanel about Coco Mademoiselle, which has already managed to become as iconic as the French luxury house’s original No. 5. Originally launched in 2001, the bestseller has recently received a 2020 makeover in the form of Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée—a seductive night fragrance designed to be sprayed generously before bedtime to envelope the wearer in sensual notes of white musk, rose petal, and jasmine.
Dolce & Gabbana Garden
Dolce Garden Eau de Parfum, P4850, DOLCE & GABBANA, SM Department Store
If you’re looking for something sweet and fresh, you can’t possibly go wrong with Dolce & Gabbana’s floral fruity gourmand fragrance. Described as “a delicious flower blossoming in a Sicilian garden,” it has distinctly floral main accords made more fun with notes of vanilla and coconut. The bottle, replete with a pastel pink flower cap and an elegant black grosgrain ribbon, mimics the delicateness of flowers in bloom.