Have you ever noticed that certain scents have a calming, comforting effect on you? The sense of smell can have a powerful impact on your mood, being closely linked to both memory and emotions. Our memory logs scents like a diary entry, so the next time that you encounter the same scent, it can take you back to that first experience. A fragrance may remind you of a loved one, your home, or a particular event, which you often associate with feelings of security, nostalgia, and happiness.
Looking for a fragrance that you find comfort in is going to be a very personal journey. Let us share with you a few of our favourites to nudge you in the right direction.
CLEAN & SOAPY
Scents of cleanliness, many comprised of irises & powdery violets, white musks, and polished woods bring forth a sense of mental refreshment and stillness.
Couleur Primaire by Les Eaux Primordiales Reminiscent of freshly washed laundry, the scent of cleanliness gives way to reassuring notes of a childhood pear sorbet.
Bubble Bath by Maison Margiela captures an intimate moment of pure wellness when relaxing in a foaming bath. The soothing feeling of a hot foaming bath is recreated by soap bubble accord and coconut essence. The comfort of wrapping yourself in a thick towel made tangible with white musks and patchouli.
A good gourmand can whisk you away to having an cup of coffee on an intimate morning, or baking cookies with mom, or on vacation on a tropical island, sipping fruity cocktails.
1969 by Histoires de Parfums is a fruity-chocolatey concoction with notes of peach, rose, chocolate and coffee. A complex and well-blended scent, it wraps you in a warm, sensual, cozy haze.
402 by Bon Parfumeur opens up with soft white flowers with almond notes, slowly warmed by sandalwood and benzoin. A perfume for the gourmet with vanilla pod at its heart, you're left with the feeling of mouth-watering dessert.
Think about the crispness of the outdoors: the dew on grass, a garden of herbs, the wind blowing through leafy trees. The scent memories associated with greenery can be powerful.
Tacit by Aesop is a crisp and captivating fragrance with Yuzu-inspired citrus notes, green accords of Basil and spicy undertones.
Elite by Floris has mellow woody notes enlivened with cool citrus twists and punctuated with green resinous notes. Lavender and fir balsam are at its heart, evolving into a mossy base of vetiver.