Words: Lauren Carbran
You’re meeting the other half’s parents for the first time or you’ve got an interview for your dream job and it’s exciting – really exciting. But naturally, along with this comes stress. Even if you usually stick to your signature scent, it may be time to try our selection of calming perfumes, which will help you through anything life throws your way…
MARC JACOBS DAISY FOR HER
Looking for relaxing scents for stress? You’ll love the heart notes of infused jasmine, which are known to calm nerves and aid sleep patterns, along with the wild berries and sandalwood, which combine to smell delicate on your skin. Spritz this and find yourself being transported to a field of your favourite flowers.
GUCCI GUILTY EAU DE PARFUM FOR HER
This new Gucci perfume is a must-have, especially if you need a relaxing scent. The deep base notes of patchouli are sweet and strong and – best of all – will help to improve mood and relax the mind. We love it even more! Oh, and did we mention the fragrance also includes pink pepper and lilac accords? Bliss.
LANCOME LA NUIT TRESOR SPARKLY FOR HER
Newsflash: you’ll only find this fragrance at The Perfume Shop. Winning! The design of the bottle is to die for, while the notes are all about raspberry, lychee, rose and vanilla. Did you know that smelling roses can improve sleep and bring happy thoughts? Get us this perfume, now…
LACOSTE L’HOMME INTENSE FOR HIM
With its sharp and spicy notes, there’s nothing quite like Lacoste L’Homme Intense. It’s a statement scent. The black pepper heart notes take centre stage, and these are known to help relax the body and reduce cravings. You’ll love the drizzle of almond, rhubarb and ginger, too.
CALVIN KLEIN ETERNITY FOR MEN
What do you get when you mix green botanics, sage and sandalwood? The perfect recipe for a relaxing scent. Calvin Klein Eternity For Men is all about the calming sandalwood accord, which is used in aromatherapy to help you unwind. Ever had a massage? Chances are you’ve been massaged with sandalwood oil. Who else needs this right now?
MUGLER ALIEN MAN FUSION FOR HIM
Say hello to Alien Man Fusion, the woody, spicy new scent on the block. You’ll immediately smell the cinnamon notes, which are energetic and fresh. Cinnamon is known to help fatigue and give an energy boost and in this fragrance it’s combined with ginger, coffee and leather. You can’t go wrong with this, guys.