This Season’s Feel Good Fragrances

Belle About Town's guide to this season's feelgood fragrances

For most people the fragrance we use isn’t just a scent, it is about making a statement about ourselves as well as having a powerful connection with our emotions. Not only do they evoke memories and take us back to a fond time or place, scents have a lasting impact on our mental wellbeing and moods, which is worth considering when picking your next perfume.

Various research has documented the relationship between fragrance and our mood with some changing our mind-set positively. We have identified some of the best selling feelgood fragrances this season, with notes that have a positive influence on our mood and well-being.

Bergamot

Bergamot is an essential oil with renowned properties for lifting your mood, reducing anxious thoughts and feelings to leave you feeling calmer. Once used this cleansing scent will leave you
feeling awake and refreshed. It’s the matriarch of feelgood fragrances! Our recommended fragrance to restore your calm is Le Labo Bergamote £120 for 50ml. Bergamote combines freshness, sweetness and sensuality with acrobatic tones, and each bottle can be personalised with your own message. A perfect gift for someone you love.

Jasmine

Extracted from the Jasmine flower, this scent has been shown to boost productivity and focus, whilst also having a positive impact on your mood. The Recommended Fragrance to lift your mood is Accessorise LoveLily – £19 for 75ml. This is the ultimate feminine fragrance. The scent opens with juicy top notes of raspberry and orange, invigorated with a zesty accord of bergamot. At its heart Muguet (lily of the valley) combined with Jasmine add a fresh and floral depth. What makes this perfume so perfect is the elegant, clear hexagonal glass bottle that it comes in. Striking yet simple, the clear glass lid is beautifully crafted with a stunning fuschia pink lily that blooms from within and its stem adds a pop of colour through the core of the bottle.

Limonene

Limonene is an ingredient which is found in the peels of lemon and other citrus fruits. Citrus scents are known to help to promote concentration and have calming and clarifying properties. These scents also help when people are feeling angry, anxious or run down. Mixed Floral Fragrance Research has proven that a mixed-floral fragrance makes people learn faster than in a fragrance free zone. The Recommended Fragrance to Boost Your Concentration & Energy: Monsoon Rose Gold – from £24 to £35. This sophisticated scent opens with juicy top notes of citrus, rich floral heart notes and decadent woods which combine to create a feminine and sensual scent.

Crisp Apple

Extracted from apples, this scent can help to reduce headache symptoms as well as help to shorten migraine episodes. Apple odour also helps to control feelings of anxiety during stressful moments and helps us to feel calm. The recommended fragrance to ease stress and lift your mood is GHOST Sweetheart – £34 for 50ml. Opening with notes of fresh green apple and lemon zest this is a floral scent with a touch of oriental spice. Perfect for lifting the mood throughout the day in Autumn months.

Grapefruit

A study has shown that women who spritzed a fragrance with Grapefruit were perceived at least 5 years younger than if they wore no scent. Recommended Fragrance To Feel Fantastic: LIVELY in the Light & Dark range by Leighton Denny– £43 for 70ml. Presented in a quirky bent glass bottle, this fresh and lively fragrance does just what it says on the tin and boosts your spirits. Sparkling citrus notes of bergamot, lemon and grapefruit entwine with a warm spicy accord of nutmeg, ginger and pepper. It’s a great daytime pick-me-up or uplifting scent for a night out.

Emily Cleary

Emily Cleary

After almost a decade chasing ambulances, and celebrities, for Fleet Street’s finest, Emily has taken it down a gear and settled for a (slightly!) slower pace of life in the suburbs. With a love of cheese and fine wine, Emily is more likely to be found chasing her toddlers round Kew Gardens than sipping champagne at a showbiz launch nowadays, or grabbing an hour out of her hectic freelancer’s life to chill out in a spa while hubby holds the babies. If only!

 

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