Best Fragrances For The Chinese New Year


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The Chinese New Year falls on 12 February 2021, ushering in the Year of the Ox, which in the Chinese Zodiac represents strong, open people with a great sense of friendship. We review the best fragrances for the Chinese New Year below.

1. Blu Mediterraneo Mirto di Panarea fragrance

Acqua di Parma celebrates the Chinese New Year with the joyful freshness of Blu Mediterraneo, combining this important event with a special edition of Mirto di Panarea. A fragrance with intense revitalizing power, it whisks you away to a faraway island, blending the scent of the sea with the aromas of Mediterranean scrub. The fragrance opens with the sunny notes of lemon and bergamot, myrtle, and basil. At its heart, the scent of sea breeze meets the floral notes of jasmine and rose in natural harmony with the base of juniper, cedar, mastic, and amber.

A harmonious array of small golden spheres on a red background envelops the packages and distinctive boxes. The bright pattern recalls the berries of golden myrtle, one of the best-loved fruits in the Italian Mediterranean, a luxuriant garden of extracts and aromas that inspire the fragrances in the Blu Mediterraneo line. Such a gift will surely be noted, also thanks to the red cap that distinguishes this edition of the iconic Mirto di Panarea bottle in its unmistakable blue tone.

Acqua di Parma has seen to even the smallest details in this limited edition, reinterpreting it in red and gold in keeping with the most anticipated season in China and countries of the East.

Acqua di Parma creates a graphical interpretation of the Ox, sweet and smiling, to decorate the red and gold tags and an elegant set of red envelopes. Together with the tags and silk ribbon, the envelopes enhance the package and echo the Eastern tradition of giving gifts of money as a wish for prosperity in the New Year. The fragrance is available now exclusively at Selfridges ( and priced at £52 for 30ml & £82 for 75ml.

2. Mandarin Blossom & Sandalwood Eau de Parfum

The mandarin orange is a native of China and an important symbol of Chinese tradition and culture, a symbol of ‘good fortune’, with a significant sacral meaning during the Chinese New Year festivities.

Mandarines are symbols of the New Year and the expected positive changes. These symbols of good fortune, luck, and success are exchanged between families, friends, and colleagues as offerings of goodwill during this time of festivities.

Mandarin Blossom & Sandalwood – Eau de Parfum by Pairfum London offers an elegant, feminine floral fragrance with the freshness of Mandarin Blossom, Apricot and White Hyacinth as top notes, ideal for the Chinese New Year. Its romantic heart reveals a floral bouquet of Sweet Pea, Jasmin, and Ylang Ylang, while the Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, and Musk create a magnetic trail.

3. Flora Luminare Eau de Toilette

Flora Luminare Eau de Toilette by Molton Brown continues with the mandarin, orange blossom theme. Illuminate the senses with a sensuous blend of inflorescent aromas transport you to a gleaming languid morning, enveloping the self in a sparkling duo of citrus mandarin and creamy jasmine absolute.

Top notes of orange blossom, mandarin, and ylang-ylang. A heart of Polynesian frangipani, jasmine absolute, and rose absolute. A base of vanilla, cedarwood, and musk. Delicious.

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