Words: Lauren Carbran
If you’re anything like us, you’ll have Pinterest boards full of your favourite home styles. But did you know your choice says a lot about the fragrances you should be wearing? That’s right. Here’s how to match your property with your perfume…
HOME DECOR STYLE #1: SIMPLY SCANDI
Your homeware palette consists of minimalistic, light and cosy Scandinavian interiors. We’re talking white oak furniture, lanterns in the hallway and hygge vibes in the living room (blankets galore). And whether you’re a Nordic newbie or a Scandi superior, fresh, icy scents were made for you.
PERFUME PICKS: We’re calling it. The smell of the outdoors is the perfume equivalent to the Scandi interiors trend. All hail Calvin Klein Women Eau de Parfum, which smells like a brisk walk in a snowy landscape, with eucalyptus acorns, orange flower and Alaskan cedarwood. The overall result? So delicate and uplifting that you’ll never want to be without it.
Our top new unisex scent, The Perfume Edit Citrus Fresco, was also made for Scandi fans. It oozes ultra-fresh smells of lemon with lavender and woody accords for a blend that soothes and calms. Trust us, you’ve never smelt anything like it.
HOME DECOR STYLE #2: BOTANICAL AND BOLD
With the planet at the forefront of the news, social media and our minds, it’s no wonder the botanical homeware trend is booming. From house plants in terracotta pots, cactus plants decorating shelves and botanical prints on cushions, our homes are becoming filled with nature. So it’s time to get to know green, leafy scents with plant extracts and natural ingredients.
PERFUME PICKS: For us, Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori is the perfume industry’s take on the botanical trend. The bottle most likely matches your bed covers, while the juice is a floral blend of blackcurrant bud, Rangoon creeper (a wild vine found in Asia) and tuberose.
For guys, try Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Infinite, a rich, masculine combo of lavender, rosemary and patchouli.
HOME DECOR STYLE #3: ALL THINGS INDUSTRIAL
One of the most sought-after homeware styles in inner cities, the industrial trend is going nowhere (think Shoreditch, London and SoHo, Manhattan). Your ideal home has sharp contrasts of light and darkness, brick walls, metal lampshades, copper accessories, and black and white urban photography. Your perfect scent? Sharp, spicy and sophisticated.
PERFUME PICKS: Hello, standout scents. Just like the industrial trend, you won’t settle for any basic smell. Cue Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Midnight, which is dark and explosive, thanks to its notes of night-blooming jasmine, praline and pink pepper.
HOME DECOR STYLE #4: COASTAL GETAWAY
Are nautical patterns, shades of white and blue, outdoor furniture and bamboo baskets your thing? Then your homeware style is coastal. Channel those seaside feels with rattan furniture, shells and pebble accessories. And, of course, who could forget the biggest trend of the moment: sustainable materials? We’re loving recycled distressed wood and natural materials in our homes. To match your airy, fresh and relaxing interiors, you need a calming, beachy scent.
PERFUME PICKS: Luckily for you, Dolce & Gabbana has brought us two newbies for summer 2019. Light Blue Sun for her has ozonic accord, coconut water and lemon essence, while the men’s version bursts with frozen grapefruit, coconut water and smells of sea air. Is it just us or do you suddenly crave a beach retreat?