Fragrances guaranteed to get you in the mood
Want to feel energised and ready to party, or need a calming L’Eau-to? We have the perfect scents, for him and her whatever your mood
James Craven, Fragrance Archivist at Les Senteurs agrees, 'perfume, like the very best champagne, raises the morale and spirits; revives and stimulates; makes the wearer glitter and sparkle from an inner bienfaisance and confidence.'
And thus, we have dutifully sniffed out the best scents for their mood-enhancing benefits whether you’re looking for sedative properties, or a potion to get the party started – we have suggestions for both men and women...
James Heeley Bubblegum Chic, £170
This is vibrantly young, sensual and loud. A sweet hot-house of tropical flowers, predominantly jasmine to excess – and uber-sexy tuberose. If perfumes have a colour, this one is shocking pink.
Maison Margiela Replica Music Festival at John Lewis, £95
With high on life notes of cannabis, mixed with tobacco, oud and violet leaf, it’s a seductive scent guaranteed to help you get into the party spirit.
Frédéric Malle Lipstick Rose, £85
A bouncy, sexy, joyous fragrance inspired by the smell of a brand-new fuschia lipstick. This aldehydic fruity-floral, is just perfect for parties.
Tom Daxon Laconia at Les Senteurs, £155
This is inspired by the Isles of Greece. With its succulent lemon, mandarin, bergamot and water mint mix, it refreshes and revives in equal measure.
Creed Jardin d’Amalfi, £335
The juiciness of zesty oranges and lemons, mixed with pink pepper and petitgrain, sit alongside apple and a hint of rose to give this spritz a rounded freshness.
L’Occitane Eau de Cedrat, £46
This includes all the uplifting notes of bergamot, citrus, and ginger and is akin to a power-shower, bottled.
Tom Daxon Midnight Saffron at Les Senteurs, £155
The earthy saffron base, combined with a big hit of lavender works like a good G&T at the end of a hard day. And relax.
Penhaligon’s Lavandula, £98
There’s one reason to sport this; scientific studies have revealed that lavender can help to reduce sleep disturbance and moodiness by up to 33%. Plus another – it smells simply divine too.
Roja Dove A Goodnight Kiss, from £95
Powdery, musky, and leather notes meet warm milky accords and some light florals too; some say it’s like a kiss from your loved one at bedtime – and there’s nothing more comforting than that.