Have you ever noticed that certain scents make you feel a certain way?
I love coming back to my parents’ house because the scent of home evokes feelings of familiarity and security. When I moved to the other side of the world – away from my family and friends – I remember going into a department store and I would spray my mothers perfume all over my scarf and every time I had a weak moment I would smell it and would feel comfort.
Or for example the smell of sunscreen immediately sends out some feel-good hormones and reduces stress. Our brains associate this scent with vacation, beach and sun and who doesn’t feel relaxed when on vacation?
I love using my vitamin C serum after I wash my face in the morning as the clean, citrusy smell immediately boosts my energy and makes me ready for the day. It also lowers the amount of norepinephrine (stress hormone) and who doesn’t want that – since mornings can be stressful enough.
Different scents do have different effects on us – that is why I absolutely love using essential oils, body mists/Eau de Toilettes and perfumes. Our bodies respond physiologically and psychologically to different scents and thus it has an impact on almost every aspect of our lives – sleep, stress, memory, self-confidence, concentration, mental health, emotions and even romance.
Because scents are so closely linked to memory and emotions I think every woman should have one or two staple perfumes that people associate with her.
The first two scents are my absolute favorite ones – my staple scents with recognition value 🙂
Notes: Ylang-Ylang Essence, Damascena Rose Essence, Sambac Jasmine Absolute.
This is the kind of perfume that I wear once I put my makeup, a sexy outfit and jewelry on. I spritz a generous amount on the my wrists, my neck, the inner part of my elbows and I feel like I can conquer the world. It totally boosts my self-confidence and I feel feminine, sexy, luxurious and fierce.
Notes: Dewy Freesia, Tamarind, Chinese Osmanthus, Incense, Fresh Tuberose, White Wings Peony, Blue Orris, Arum Lilies, Cashmere Woods, Musk, Vetiver Haiti.
This is my everyday go to scent which I love because it reminds me of the flowers of Hawai’i…Its warm scent makes me feel playful, feminine, sophisticated and sensual at once. I love to wear this perfume with a light little summer dress. Every time I wear this scent I get tons of compliments on how I smell.
Notes: Freesia, Green Absinthe, Peach, Rose, Iris, Sandalwood, Cashmeran, Musk, Amber, Vanilla.
I love this fragrance as its warm, floral yet clean and powdery style makes me feel sensual, feminine and elegant.This is another of my go to type of scents that I like to wear with a jeans and t-shirt type of outfit.
Notes: Lotus, Freesia, Cyclamen, Rose Water, Fresh Peonies, Carnation, White Lilies, Precious Woods, Osmanthus, Tuberose, Amberseed, Musk.
This scent is a classic one. It is more of a fresh/clean flowery scent. I like this one a lot and it gives me similar vibes as the Burburry- Body perfume. I would also wear this one when I feel more sporty yet feminine. It has been around for a while now but I always enjoy having a bottle of this perfume at home.
Notes: Orange zest, Orange Blossom essential oil, Orange Blossom absolute, Jasmine, Cedar, Benzoin
I just recently ran out of it and I can’t wait to have it back in my collection. This Eau de Toilette reminds me so much of my childhood when I spent the summers in the South of France with my family. It is a very nostalgic scent to me and I love to spray this on whenever I want to dwell in memories for a while lol. It is so nice for the warmer months as it’s citrusy, clean and flowery at the same time.
This perfume smells just like you would imagine the Provence (the area my family is from) would smell. When I close my eyes and smell this scent I can literally see the fields of lavender, the olive- and orange trees mixed with sunshine and blue skies in front of my inner eye. The company is a small and is located in Grasse “the capital city of perfumes”.
I hope you enjoyed this post and as always I would love for you to leave me a comment telling me what perfume you absolute love. I am always on the hunt for an amazing perfume.