Manon Isabella talks about iconic fragrances for those who prefer fresh notes in their perfumes
With perfumes being an integral part of your fashion statement, it is obvious for you to complement it in accordance to your personality. The previous article in this series talked about fragrances for the classy woman and in this series we take it one step ahead by talking about perfumes which are high on the sporty feel.
Sporty fragrances are for those who patronise the usage of fresh notes that are loud and long lasting clearly outlining their personality each time they choose to wear a perfume in this category. We bring to you a compilation of popular fragrances for men as well as women who are looking for the scents that become an accessory to express their sporty personality.
Here is a look at some brands that offer both male and female versions of their sporty fragrances:
Cool Water, the popular fragrance by Davidoff has different versions for men as well as women. The men’s fragrance is more about fresh and sharp notes that are simple and very strongly masculine. Top notes include mint and green nuances, lavender, coriander and rosemary. The heart notes include geranium, neroli, jasmine and sandalwood. The base is composed of cedarwood, musk, amber and tobacco giving it a lasting sillage.
Almost ten years after the successful launch of Cool Water for men, the makers finally launched the women’s version as well. The women’s version is based on the fresh aquatic notes reminiscent of the unpredictable nature of the ocean breeze and the vast expanse of the sea. Top notes of this fragrance are luscious, cool and aquatic with citrus, honeydew melon, quince, pineapple, lotus and lily. Heart notes are gentle flowers consisting of May Rose, jasmine and muguet. Base notes are musk, vanilla, peach, sandalwood, orris and vetiver.
Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana
Light Blue, an impressive fragrance in this category comes from Dolce & Gabbana. The perfume was launched in the summers of 2001. It is casual and breezy, sparkling fruity-floral scent that evokes the spirit of the Sicilian summer. Fresh notes of lime and cedar that recreate the image of the Southern Woods seashore.
Later on Dolce & Gabbana, also launched Light Blue Pour Homme, a citrus aromatic fragrance for men. Top notes of this fragrance consist of Sicilian Mandarin, juniper, grapefruit and bergamot. The heart is made of rosemary, Brazilian Rosewood and pepper that adds a refreshing twist to the character of the scent. The base made of musk, oakmoss and incense adds excellent sillage.
Acqua di Gioia by Giorgio Armani
Acqua di Gioia was introduced by Giorgio Armani in March 2010. Inspired by the women of substance, the fragrance comes with a seductive aroma of the sea. The unique composition encapsulates the character of the free spirited woman who is in perfect harmony with nature. Inspired by the idea of summer holidays spent on the islands of Pantelleria and Antigua, where Armani has his villas, the fragrance offers an escape into nature. Even the bottle is designed to look like a drop of water.
Armani soon followed with a feminine version of this fragrance creating the Aqua di Gio for women which once again pays tribute to the seaside atmosphere conveying the scent of the cool wind and the magnificient sea. Bitter citrus with aromatic nuance of rosemary intertwines with salty, sea notes and pellucid hedione laid on a woody base is what gives this fragrance its unique character.
Rem by Reminiscence
This is a floral aquatic fragrance for women and men launched in 1996. The beautiful blend of contrasting notes is what gives this fragrance the ability to leave behind a lasting sillage. Top notes are sea water, rose, lilac and jasmine while the heart comprises of fenugreek and patchouli laid on a base of musk, tonka bean and vanilla.
Moving on, let’s take a look at some recent introductions in this category exclusively for the ladies.
Fresh Couture by Moschino
The second fragrance by Moschino under the creative director Jeremy Scott (the first one being Toy from 2014) came out in October 2015 under the name Fresh Couture.
A surprising and ironic product, Fresh Couture fragrance plays with fresh and joyful accents at the same time. Its sparkling top notes of mandarin and bergamot are enriched with exotic ylang-ylang. Juicy raspberry provides contrast to the floral heart of velvety white peony and osmanthus. The base underscores refined and modern character of the perfume with accords of clear woods, white patchouli and ambrox for an excellent fragrance.
Acqua by Roberto Cavalli
Better known as the turquoise successor to fragrance Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum from 2012, this fragrance takes its inspiration from exciting nights in the Mediterranean and is created by the perfumer Louise Turner.
Acqua introduces a beautiful blend of contrasting notes in the form of a fragrance that is sure to get the attention of the female perfume lovers. The beautifully intertwined notes are laid on a base of sensual musk that gives the fragrance a lasting sillage. In fact, even the bottle of the fragrance is designed to attract attention. The stylish blue flacon adds to the elegant femininity of the fragrance.
And last but not least, here is a look at our favourite picks for men..
Five years after the launch of Allure Homme, Chanel presented Allure Homme Sport, which came across as a fresher and sharper fragrance. The crystal clear beginning introduces notes of water and aldehydes. It is followed by the woody and spicy character of the fragrance, which thanks to luminous vetiver is not oriental heavy, but light and translucent. The base is composed of sensual white musk, tonka beans and amber. The popular fragrance was designed in 2004 by the famous ‘nose’ of Chanel, Jacques Polge.
Boss Bottled Sport by Hugo Boss
Boss Bottled Sport, the sporty version of the men’s fragrance Boss Bottled from 1998, was presented in the spring of 2012. The scent is described as fresh, energetic and very masculine, aiming at men of competitive spirit, those who are willing to challenge themselves.
The composition consists of an aromatic – aldehyde opening with fresh pink grapefruit at the top. The heart is aromatic and spicy, thanks to lavender and cardamom accords. Masculine and woody vetiver forms the base of the perfume giving it a lasting scent.