We all know fragrance can radically transform mood, in fact it is one of the quickest ways to cheer yourself up!
Take that beginning of spring smell for example – the scent of new blooming flowers makes our hearts flutter with excitement for the warmer months to come. Perfumes allow you to conjure scenes like this any time you want – simply by spritzing a scent, you can be totally transported.
So we’ve put together a little list of our happiest fragrances, and the scenes they conjure for us. These are all great for when you’re feeling down and you need a little pick-me-up, or just want to keep the good vibes going!
Juliette Has A Gun
You’re well into your island getaway at a luxury resort and stroll out to the pool – kaftan on, cocktail in hand. You lay down on a lounge chair and start to absorb those rays of sun, your tropical surroundings laden with the scent of the luscious, warm florals that embellish the landscape.
Top: Freesia, Coconut, Bergamot
Middle: Ylang-Ylang, Monoi Flower, Orange Blossom, Gardenia
Base: Vanilla, Ambroxan, Musks
Against the spectacular backdrop of the French Alps, Narcissus begins to bloom amid lush green grasses that have only just awakened after many weeks under the snow. You frolic through the fields and breathe in Narcisse – light as air, idyllic, and hopeful.
Top: Tangerine, Italian Bergamot,Paraguayan Petitgrain
Middle: Narcissus, Egyptian Jasmine,Turkish Rose
Base: Honey, Wood, Musk
Via Dei Mille
You ride your Vespa along the Sicilian coast first thing in the morning and let the Mediterranean breeze carrying the scent of citrus blossoms whoosh past you. As you stop to enjoy the view, the morning sun heats up the fruit trees, rendering them warmer and sweeter. Breathe in the fragrant air and embrace la dolce vita!
Top: Bergamot, Lemon
Middle: Petitgrain, Neroli, Orange Blossom
Base: Tonka Bean, Patchouli
A scent filled with luminous joy, Ambre Blanc is the scent of sitting in your living room, the golden light of the afternoon pouring through the windows. You’re cozy and comfortable, sipping on an iced chai latte, feeling totally contented.
Top: Bergamot, Hedione HC
Middle: Orris, Amber, Ambrette, Labdanum Absolute, Cedar, Benzoin Siam, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Cashmeran, Musk
Base: Oud, Saffron, Oak Moss, Woods, Cedarwood
Miller et Bertaux
You’re going out on a warm night you intend to fill with dancing, spiced margaritas and laughter. Refreshing and invigorating, Pimiento is the zest of life, with a charm that leaves you feeling all warmed from the inside out.
Top: Pimiento, Saffron
Middle: Clary Sage, Ginger, Geranium, Black Berries
Base: Modern Woods, Crushed Ice
You take a leisurely stroll along the Japanese coastline, bordered with towering Hinoki cypress trees that bend and sway slightly, moved by the marine breeze. Someone, somewhere nearby is burning incense, its sharpness only just permeating the tranquil lushness of the landscape. You feel totally calm and at peace.
Top: Bergamot, Marine Notes
Middle: Spice Notes, Incense, Indonesian Patchouli
Base: Moss, Hinoki Needles, White Sandalwood
You find yourself in an Eastern garden, bordered by immaculate hedges, ornate bridges stretching over glittering ponds. As you explore, pink petals float around, carried by the scent of spring, landing on the magnificent waterlilies floating in the tranquil water.
Top: Bergamot, Water Flower
Middle: Jasmine, Osmanthus, Peach Blossom, Turkish Rose
Base: Musk, Vanilla