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What Does A Beauty Editor Want To Smell Like On Date Night?

The what and why of their fragrances of choice.
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Chanel Bleu de Chanel Parfum, $217 for 100ml
“I prefer scents that are fresh and clean so even though this is a men’s perfume, it is my go-to for any date night. It instantly makes me feel confident, strong and sophisticated. First launched in 2010 as an Eau de Toilette and in 2014 as an Eau de Parfum, the latter features different proportions of wood and citrus than its two previous interpretations. The result: an aromatic, slightly woody and complex fragrance.” — Sofia Kim, Writer, Female Singapore Gucci The Alchemist’s Garden The Voice of the Snake EDP, $520 for 100ml
“Going on dates is all about power play. And I definitely feel like I have the upper hand whenever I put on this hypnotising blend of oud, patchouli and saffron.” — Joyce Cheo, Senior Content Specialist (Beauty), SPH Magazines Tom Ford Beauty Oud Fleur EDP, $350 for 50ml 
“It all depends on how I want the date to go, if you know what I mean. Most of the time it’s an oud fragrance, just with varying levels of intensity, from Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Oud Silk Mood with whispers of rose, bergamot and chamomile for day, to Tom Ford’s Oud Fleur for night, which intoxicates with a luxurious pairing of rose and oud wood.” — Dana Koh, Beauty Editor, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore Dior J’Adore EDP, $167 for 50ml
“I love this scent for a night out as it hits all the right notes for me — elegant, floral and long-lasting. I love that it’s not overwhelming or too strong, but not too sweet and girlish either. Just a few sprays puts me in a good mood.” — Elizabeth Liew, Content Writer, Singapore Women’s Weekly Guerlain Mon Guerlain Florale EDP, $98 for 50ml
“I personally love floral scents, and this one smells very feminine and sophisticated — which is what something I want all my dates to believe (that I am).” — Sophie Hong, Associate Editor, CLEO Singapore “This scent has notes of Sambac jasmine, Carla lavender, peony and vanilla, which is exactly how I want to feel on Valentine’s Day: romantic, feminine, tender and sensual.” — Joy Fang, Associate Editor, Digital Trending Desk