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FRAGRANCES TRIED AND TESTED

By Laura Cheng, 23 October 2018

Psst... DYK you can now bag fragrances on ASOS? Yep, that's right. And to celebrate this fact, we asked Face + Body Assistant Buyer, Laura, to test out some of our top scents and give us the lowdown. 
Fragrances available at ASOS tried and tested | ASOS Style Feed

From nostalgic fragrances giving all the mid-00s feels to exclusives from boutique British perfume house Shay & Blue, Laura shares the scents that will have everyone asking what you're wearing.
Kilian fragrance available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Think Diet Coke with a slice of lime. From Parisian fragrance house Kilian (just landed at ASOS), this is sweet with a spicy citrus aftermath thanks to notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and lime. I put this on in the morning and still smelt like a soda 10 hours later – meaning a little spritz goes a long way. Plus, the bottle is like a little piece of pop art for your dresser.

 

Kilian Boys (eau de parfum), £55

Tommy fragrances available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

These scents are so iconic that they sparked all kinds of nostalgia when I got a whiff. Tommy Girl is a bright floral with the apple tree blossom and honeysuckle seeping through giving me festival feels. Tommy Boy, on the other hand, is a little more woody (my kind of scent) with a nice blend of bergamot, citrus and mint along with a subtle fruity twist. How to wear them in 2018? Well, I'm not sure whether they're specifically designed for layering together, but they make a powerful combo – I like to think of them as a kind of Coachella/Glastonbury fusion. Dream team.

 

Tommy Girl fragrance and body lotion set, £25 
Tommy Boy fragrance and body lotion set, £25

Shay & Blue fragrance available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Both of these are part of a four-piece exclusive-to-ASOS collection – so if you are looking for a new signature scent, chances are no one else is going to smell as good as you. And the best part is they're 10ml, so they're perfect for carrying with you for a spritz on the go (I slipped the Mandarine into my gym bag for a post-work-out citrus hit). Voulez Vous is floral and sweet, and feels like drinking a vanilla latte on a bed of white flowers. If you are already sweet enough, though, I would steer towards the Mandarine. I love masculine scents and this one is definitely versatile with notes of mandarin, pomelo and amber woods. 

 

Shay & Blue Mandarine (eau de toilette), £12 
Voulez Vous (eau de toilette), £12

DKNY Be Delicious fragrance available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

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Another one bringing on the nostalgia (this time circa 2005), I think it's just about time DKNY Be Delicious made a return to your circulation. Giving those year-round holiday vibes, it's super fresh and energetic with top notes of cucumber, grapefruit and apple and base notes of sandalwood and white amber coming through.

 

DKNY Be Delicious (eau de toilette), £40

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