In a tropical weather like ours, it's best to avoid heavy, musky fragrances during the day. Why? As the day progresses and the sun goes higher, the heat tends to magnify the scent of the essential oils in your perfume. Imagine it mixing with copious amounts of sweat and natural oils in your body, and you've got a musky, strong smell that's not pleasant at all!
That's why I prefer using light, energetic scents for day. My past favorites are the DKNY Be Delicious EDP and the Benetton Giallo EDC for their lovely floral/ fruity fragrance that's made for beautiful sunny days. Lately though I find myself reaching out for one of Guerlain's best-loved perfumes called the Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca.
As the name suggests, this perfume smells like a basket of fresh herbs. It invokes mental images of walking in a field of grass, just before the sun rises, before the sparkly dew evaporates in the first rays of the day. It's got a pinch of citrus, a sprig of mint thrown in, and a lovely flowery mix just wafting from underneath.
In other words, I find the Guerlain Herba Fresca to be a beautiful scent. I have never owned one like it yet! This is the first grassy scent I've tried, since I usually come across floral, woody, sporty, and musky scents. "Grassy" may not sound as appealing as the other types of fragrances I mentioned, but it's the freshest and most uplifting smell out of the bunch.
I also like that the scent doesn't fade away quickly. I give it a good five hours before it's completely gone; for the time being, the sharp scent of minty herbs dries down to a soft floral glow on your skin.
Hence, I highly recommend the Guerlain Herba Fresca to women who like a perky pick-me-up in the morning as they leave for work. What you smell as you go out to face a challenging day can really make a difference in your mood. Like a cup of good, strong coffee or a brightening shade of lipstick, this scent can help you face work with a bit more determination and optimism - short of actually frolicking in the grass in a pretty white dress!
The Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca can be found in Rustan's outlets.