Everyone seems to be scampering to look good for the Lunar New Year, but let’s not forget that smelling good’s on the table too. Bespoke perfume retailer Maison 21G will be releasing their exclusive Prosperity Scent Kit (S$150) in stores from 24 January to 7 February 2020, just in time for the festivities.
The limited edition Chinese New Year collection features never-before-seen extraits de parfum in three sweet scents—Mandarin Orange, Osmanthus, and Green Tea.
I tried all three scents so you don’t have to, and am here to bring you my thoughts on each one.
The crowd favourite was instantly the Osmanthus—light, aromatic and generally inoffensive, this scent surely makes a safe gift for anyone. No matter who you’re shopping for, you can’t go wrong with the Osmanthus scent.
Being the only one that wasn’t tea-based, it wasn’t difficult for the Mandarin Orange scent to stand out. Our first thought was, “who wants to smell like peeled oranges?”, but we soon swallowed our words because, we do. After the initial citrusy punch wears off, what’s left is a sweet, pleasant fragrance that lingers on. And besides, what’s more apt than smelling like a bunch of oranges this new year?
My personal favourite was hands down the tea-lightful Green Tea scent. Apart from the fact that I’m a die-hard green tea fan (or any tea, for that matter), I loved how refreshing and unique this one was. I’m not one to douse myself in heavy perfume or anything, so this scent was my personal pick because it balanced fragrance with saccharine notes without being over the top.
Snag yourself these fragrances when they’re out in stores and you’ll be good to go for the new year ahead!
Date: 24 January – 7 February 2020
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