8 new perfumes that’ll help you start off 2021 on a fresh note

If you catch a whiff of the perfume you wore in 2020, you’ll likely be reminded of the months on end that you spent at home thanks to the pandemic-induced lockdown. Looking for a brand-new perfume to switch things up in 2021? These scents—sweet, balanced or ultra bold—will favour your fancy.

Lanvin Girl in Capri EDT

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Refreshing and aromatic, with a hint of marine-inspired notes, this feminine fragrance will appeal to your nose if you prefer light, citrusy scents. The classic refreshing top note—bergamot—along with mellow grapefruit blossoms, white musk and amber evokes the pleasure and joys of exploring the stunning island in southern Italy.

Memo Paris Vaadhoo EDP

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This scent serves as a departure from the conventional floral and spicy fragrances. This unisex aromatic fragrance opens with notes of ginger and basil. Then, the floral heart is a blend of jasmine and geranium and is balanced by a rich woody-green base of vetiver, moss and patchouli. The inspiration is, ofcourse, the beautiful Vadhoo island in the Maldives.

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi EDT

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Would you rather be on the Amalfi coast right now? Close your eyes and let the scent of bergamot, grapefruit, lemon take you there. Hints of fig, pink pepper, jasmine along with musk and cedar make for a pleasant scent.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia EDP

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Tom Ford Bitter Peach EDP

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This fragrance contains notes of peaches and blood orange that work with rum-infused davana oil, patchouli and sandalwood to create an oriental-vanilla fragrance you’ll want to keep taking whiffs off. The sweet and tart mix will ensure that the scent is not cloying, so if you love balance, this is the one for you.

Yves Saint Laurent Libre EDP

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This is a sensual fragrance with notes of lavender, orange blossom, jasmine, vanilla, musk and cedar. Libre will appeal to you if you’re looking beyond the traditional feminine florals, but don’t want too far into a uber-masculine woody category.

Miss Dior Rose N’Roses EDT

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This isn’t the powdery old-school perfume you remember of rose-based scents. While the main note is fresh rose from Grasse, the white musk and zesty bergamot give it a hint of warmth and spice that balances it all out.

Jo Malone Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense EDP

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The top note of resinous woody cypress starts things off on an aromatic fresh note, which then dries down to a warm amber and juicy grape notes. The perfume will remind of you earthy, woody warm, which is a great scent to start the year off with. Spritz the scent on your pulse points—your body heat will help to diffuse the fragrance as the day goes on.

The article was first published in Vogue


  • Aparrna Gupta

    Transitioning from crafting stories for The Asian Age and Bombay Times to setting beauty trends in Verve, Aparrna Gupta’s journey has always revolved around resonant storytelling. Her prowess in content creation is unparalleled, with articles featured in renowned publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel India, Lifestyle Asia, Elle, and Femina. She also excels in content ideation, trend identification, mood board creation, and product styling. Her expertise has proven invaluable to homegrown brands, enabling them to authentically connect with their audience.

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