Sun Salutations

Radiant sprays inspired by the sun’s rays

Portrait of Tammy Strobel

1. When it was first created in 1919, Guerlain’s Mitsouko innovated by using a summery peach note, and the fragrance beguiled famous names over generations, from Charlie Chaplain, to Princess Diana to Inès de la Fressange. In this updated 100th anniversary edition, a peach, bergamot and jasmine-tinged scent remains, while the bottle is reinterpreted using handapplied gold carat flakes.

2. Nina Ricci’s Les Sorbet collaboration aims to replicate the refreshing sweet treat as a scent. The Italian house partnered with craft-made icecream makers Amorino to reinterpret the classic Les Belles des Nina line, presented in three adorable pastel matte bottles. In our favourite, praline sits with raspberry, satsuma and lemon.

3. Conceived as a fresh burst of morning light, Soleil Lalique by Lalique is an open call to wake up and face the world with a smile. Cardamon and mandarin, meddled with jasmine, sandalwood and pink praline creates a warm halo of serene notes for the creative, connected soul.

4. Sea air is listed in this wistful edition from Anna Sui. Intended for the modern zen girl, Serenity Wish blends a lemon, white jasmine, iris and orange flower swirl in a sun-ready mix meant to induce pause. Described as a fragrance of seaside orchids and with a fairy cresting the pretty pink bottle, you can make it your wish to flutter to your calm place whenever you spritz.

5. Osmanthus by Ormonde Jayne is bright, clean and comforting. Fruity top notes pomelo and davana mingle with the calming, and unmistakable, osmanthus in this enticing Autumnal blend that smells fresh and sweet and like a warm afternoon following rain. Stocked for the upcoming season at Parfumerie Trésor in Hong Kong.

6. Sun-ripened lemon and Granny Smith apples burst from Dolce and Gabbana’s reimagined Light Blue Sun 2019 limited edition. Sun-soaked frangipani heightens the original jasmine and white rose heart of the scent and is blended with refreshing coconut and sea-like ozonic accord. Lingering white musk hints at a beachside romance, for whom a perfect gift might be a bottle of the matching pour homme edition.