Best new fragrances perfect for Chinese New Year 2020: Hera, Maison 21G, Cartier, etc
Get a whiff of that
What's the best part of CNY? For most, it's probably a close call between the bevvy of artisanal snacks and ang pows going around. We, on the other hand, find that there is a more crucial experience that can make-or-break our merrymaking: the communal dining. That's your lou heis and steamboats and BBQs; the foods that we share with our loved ones. Some might even say that it's the whole point of lunar new year festivities — though we wish it came with less of a pong.
Delectable as a bubbling bowl of broth can be, the smell also tends to pervade your hair, clothes, and entire being. Reeking of MSG for hours on end? Not cute. But we have just the fix for it. Below, the punchiest, freshest scents of 2020 sure to chase away all lingering foul odours.
Hera Blue Lilac Eau de Toilette
Refreshing, revitalising notes of bergamot and hyacinth is all you need to cut through the smorgasbord of food smells surrounding you. The fresh scent is sure to last you throughout the day before trailing off into sensual hints of jasmine and mimosa perfect for night-time revelries.
Maison 21G Chinese New Year Eaux de Parfum Collection
Think of it as the ultimate survival kit to a pungent CNY. The saving scents within the set include Mandarin & Orange (a sweet, citrusy fragrance); Osmanthus (a rich and floral confection); as well as Green Tea (a light and energizing offering). Talk about being spoilt for choice, huh?
Pasha de Cartier
The new edition of this cult-classic perfume has an edge to it. Sure, it may retain its soothing lavender scent, but it also comes with warm, musky amber and sandalwood for an added sensuality. The powerful yet unexpected combination will have everyone talking — and forgetting that you smelled like cheese tofu just minutes before.
Miss Dior Rose N' Roses
Dior's latest scented offering is the perfect distraction to less-than-pleasant smells, thanks to its lively, energetic composition positively bursting with florals. We're talking an ingredient list that comprises Grasse rose, Damascus rose, Turkish rose, Bulgarian rose, and geranium if you can believe it. Overwhelming, but in the best possible way. We'll take it.
White Tea Eau de Sabon
When in doubt, reach for the most potent mix of 'em all. This one by Sabon comes formulated with 69% more alcohol than typical body mists, with its concentrated mix settling into skin and eradicating all traces of icky, offensive aromas (close-to) instantaneously.