Words: Emily Venables
Festival fever is in full swing! All over the country flower crowns are being adorned and glitter is covering everything! There’re endless opportunities for selfies and everyone is in a great mood - what’s not to love? Whether you’re heading to the front of the crowd to rock out or you’re more of a hang back and soak up the atmosphere kind of person, find a scent that perfectly suits your destination and style right here at The Perfume Shop.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Cool
Your backpack is full of retro t-shirts and if you’re not one of the first to join the mosh pit, then you’ve probably started it! For the die-hard festival fans who are there for the … well, the music, you need an edgy scent to match the mood (and your eyeliner!)
For her: Black Opium Intense by YSL
Dark, intense and as iconic as the lead singer of your fave band. No rock ‘n’ roll goddess would be without this thrilling perfume which effortlessly blends Black Absinth, coffee and orange blossom. A chart-topping combination!
For him: Black XS by Paco Rabanne
A fragrance that posses’ radical charm and a willingness to not just break the rules, but smash them on the ground like a guitar! A few sprays of Black XS will have you thrashing around like the rock god you are (or wish you were!).
If you’re all about flower power prints, vivid colours and Western-inspired co-ords then you’re channelling hippie chic vibes. Complement your daisy chain crown and tassels with a spritz that’ll channel your seventies aesthetic.
For him: Eros by Versace
Back in the seventies notes of tobacco and musk were all the rage. While we’re not going to suggest wearing your grandad’s Old Spice to tap into the boho style, we can show you how to bring the nostalgic notes bang up to date with the help of Versace’s Eros. Part refreshing citrus (think mint, lemon, apple) and part old worldly man (tonka bean, oak moss, cedarwood) it’s the perfect spin on seventies style.
We envy you ‘I woke up like this’ crew. Somehow you just throw a bunch of things together and it works – but to recreate the look anyone else would need a full-on glam squad. If you’re smugly nodding along, then here’s the next big thing to help you set the trends before they become too mainstream for your level.
Style icons flock to a dessert in California every year to showcase their unparalleled talent for #candid snaps and ultra-cool style – oh, and we guess for the music and arts too. If you didn’t quite make it this year but want to channel some of those vibes, then try Kate Spade’s Truly Dazzling. It even features notes to mimic scent of rain across a desert. Say Sahara what?
For the man who has timeless style, he wears a scent that transcends the trends. An oldie but a goldie, Aqua di Gio is one of those fragrances that only a cool guy would wear (and probably won’t admit to, for fear it will become too ‘mainstream’). Refreshingly crisp, it’ll partner with a loose unbuttoned shirt and shorts – perfect for the European festival scene.
Are you joining in the fun at a festival this year?
Find a fragrance to perfectly suit your mood!