Falling on the first day of Syawal (one of the months in Islamic calendar), it has been a tradition observed by Muslims around the world, regardless of culture, to put on new clothes and accessories on this auspicious day.
The reason being Eid is a day where Muslims celebrate their triumphant victory over adversities in overcoming worldly desires and temptations during the fasting month.
Now that you have your designer clothes ready (I heard local designer collaboration collections with one particular online fashion retailer are selling like hot cakes as this post is written), why don’t you pair your Raya looks with these luxurious scents:
Dolce & Gabbana The One Gentleman
A scent created by the renowned Italian designing duo Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana; The One Gentleman pays homage to the modern-day gentlemen with audacious and spice-laden scent.
“This fragrance really reflects our gentleman in many things: he is worldly, successful, [and] impeccable but he also boasts something else such as an innate elegance that distinguishes him from the rest. Men would love to be him, women to be his...” the duo remarked on this fragrance.
Built around two contrasting accords: the ‘Solid Chill’ accord and the ‘Liquid Heat’ accord, which reflect the different facets of cold and hot metal, HUGO Red is a classic fragrance for men that stimulates the wearer and leaves him feeling energized and ready to challenge himself.
Lacoste Challenge Re:Fresh
Says Lewis Peacock from the P&G Fragrance Design Team: “In a traditional fragrance, the top‐note oils, responsible for the fresh initial scent, quickly evaporate from the skin after spraying. This can mean that you lose the first impression of the fragrance quite quickly.
“However, the Time Release Technology traps some of the top‐note oils in the perfume, steadily releasing them in new bursts of fresh top notes over time. This allows the fragrance to smell fresher for much longer, as if you had just sprayed it on your skin.”
Lacoste Challenge Re:Fresh opens with sparkling notes of Birch leaf and spicy cardamom that exudes exhilaration.
At its heart lies the juxtaposition of oregano and rosemary – continuity to the sparkling fresh opening. The down-dry bottom of the fragrance is made of the rich complexity of Patchouli and Tolu balm, giving the fragrance a lasting masculine richness.
In a nutshell, Bulgari Aqua Amara is best described as a bottled version of the mythical Garden of the Hesperides. Like its predecessors, Aqua Amara is an olfactory poetical rendition that waxes lyrical on the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea, long viewed by the ancient Greeks and Romans as the longstanding symbol of life, fertility and purity.
“Inspired by the flacon’s incredibly rich and precious copper colour, I created a luxurious Eau enriched with the noblest materials from the best harvests,” master perfumer Jacques Cavallier comments. “While retaining in a fresh aquatic universe I imagined a fragrance full of energy, bathed in light and brimming with ingredients of exceptional quality”.
The top notes of the juice fuse the essences of Sicilian Mandarin and Tunisian Neroli while the heart boasts water note that was originally created by Cavallier for Aqua Pour Homme. However, eliminating the marine accent, the water note is crafted using molecules developed with the most advanced technologies to express spring water in all its sparkling glory and mineral-filled properties.
At the bottom, the heart of Indonesian patchouli forms a luxurious vibration that is enriched with olibabum, adding a composite of density and freshness.
A modern composition of feminine floral notes blended with sparkling top notes, BOSS Nuit Pour Femme complements the iconic little black dress effortlessly. Think of it as a finishing touch to that graceful and elegant personal style.
At the heart, feminine sophistication is manifested by juxtaposing jasmine and white flower bouquets mixed with the sensual softness of white violet. At the base, seduction grows richer with dry down notes of vibrant crystal moss and warm, creamy sandalwood notes that bring forth soft and gentle quality.
The duo adds, "Rose The One was created to capture her most intimate moments. It is a light, sensual fragrance; a scent that evokes the luxurious sensuality of bathing in rose petals.”
At the heart is the feminine bouquet of Peony, Lily, Lychee and the graceful Bulgarian Rose, the core and the inspiration of the fragrance. Down to the bottom is a tenderly sensual musk and amber concoction, evoking both evocative and soul-stirring silage.
The playful and sensual spirit of Lacoste is captured and immortalised into a bottle of feminine essence, aptly known as Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme.
An outstanding yet lavish sensorial experience, Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme represents the important trinity of Lacoste as a revered fashion brand: The iconic crocodile, the petit piqué cotton and the classic lineage of the fashion label.
Taking the crispiness and the clean nature of cotton – the main “ingredient” for Lacoste’s iconic piqué cotton shirts – a bouquet of white flowers is combined with soft sensuality and creamy balsamic tones, adding a resonant base.
Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme is composed by the sparkling freshness via juicy top notes of White Pineapple, with Mandarin and Bergamot from the unspoilt Italian region of Calabria.
The white floral accents of the Orange Flower and Jasmine Sambac are woven with the almost textural quality of Pineapple Flower to create a delicately clean, natural femininity at the heart. Last but not least, the explosion of creamy and voluptuous sensuality of Sandalwood and Vanilla, enveloped with the nuances of Vetyver and Peru Balsam
It is brimming with originality and potent nobility – a fragrance with a strong statement that will send you into a sensorial frenzy from the first spritz.
An olfactory initiation into a dream-like sensation, Dior Addict infuses the revitalising note of the Sicilian Mandarin, unleashing a joyful yet charming scent. The heart of the fragrance is composed from the mélange of white flowers, Jasmine Sambac and Tunisian Neroli. At the base, woody nuance of Sandalwood Essence is blended with a hint of vanilla to give the fragrance a sensual yet subtle end.
Coach Love Eau Blush
The soft kiss of innocence derived from the delicateness of muguet adds perfect balance to heart. Ending the harmonious accords of love is the amalgamation of sandalwood and cedarwood, wrapped in the elegant radiance of ambrox and comfortable musk.