Words: Charlie Leeves
A great fragrance has a unique ability to capture the attention of everyone in the room, creating a long-lasting impression on all those around them. However, fragrances don’t just have an impact on other people, they also can make you feel good about yourself. Certain fragrance notes can relax you and put you in a good mood especially bergamot, jasmine, lavender, cedarwood and Ylang-ylang.
Here at The Perfume Shop we have used these 5 fragrance notes to compile the ultimate Top 10 Feel-Good Fragrances to make you feel great - check out our list below!
Bergamot as a scent is complex. It is a fresh, soft and comforting yet at the same time it is bitter with subtle floral elements - that right there is bergamot’s charm. Bergamot makes you feel good, it lifts your spirit with its citrussy summer vibes and relaxes you.
1. Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder
Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder is a summer feel good fragrance. Top notes of citrussy sharp bergamot and mandarin combine with refreshing coconut in the heart note to pick you up and take you on a tropical adventure. Vanilla and amber in the base notes make this a full-bodied fragrance that you will love.
2. Le Beau by Jean Paul Gaultier
If a powerful scent is what you are looking for then look no further than Le Beau by Jean Paul Gaultier. Its refreshing top note of bergamot pairs effortlessly with seductive coconut wood to create an addictive and sexy Oriental fragrance. Tonka beans tie this scent together making a strong statement in the base notes
Jasmine is one of the most popular scents in the world. The reason why it is so popular is that it not only picks you up with its soft floral nature, but it also relaxes and focuses your mind. Just picture lying in a summer garden, it is that exact feeling!
3. Black Orchid by Tom Ford
Luxury contained in every bottle, Black Orchid by Tom Ford picks you up when you are feeling down and puts the strut back into your step! The jasmine in the top note combines with citrus lemon and mandarin creating not only a bold, powerful fragrance but a sensual scent too. Next, orchid swells in the heart grabbing your attention and never letting go. Silky chocolate and vanilla round off the base notes pairing with luxurious vetiver and patchouli.
4. Peppered Earth by The Perfume Edit
This unisex fragrance is the definition of duality. Spicy pink pepper and cassis create a sensory delight in the top notes of this fragrance. Once this spice slowly fades away it reveals the soft rose and delicate jasmine in the heart notes. This contrast wakes you up and gives you a new sense of focus for the day. Aromatic base notes of cedarwood and musk cast your mind back to memories of relaxing evening walks as a child. Peppered Earth by The Perfume Edit has a nostalgic warmth to it; you will find yourself smiling whenever you wear it.
Lavender is the quintessential floral fragrance; its relaxing nature reminds you of hours endlessly spent lost in the summertime. Lavender calms and relaxes you, its soft nature doesn’t overpower a room but allows you to effortlessly blend into every situation.
5. Mon Guerlain EDP by Guerlain
Bold and bright, this addictive fragrance is built around the Carla Lavender in Provence. The Carla lavender in the top note is fresh and subtle which acts as a perfect contrast to the sharp bergamot that it pairs with. Sambac Jasmine, a night blooming jasmine, is picked at sunrise to ensure that the rich scent is perfectly captured in this fragrance. Finally, iris and vanilla notes end this fragrance. Mon Guerlain provides a comforting freedom to its wearer by never being overpowering but always being there.
6. Givenchy Gentleman EDP by Givenchy
Gentleman EDP by Givenchy confidently combines both the intensity of a traditional masculine fragrance with the airy light nature of the modern-day man. The peppery spice in the top note is calmed and soothed by the floral lavender in the heart notes, taking the bite out of the pepper hit.
The finalise of floral lavender combined with the ethereal patchouli creates a truly irresistible fragrance.
Cedarwood is often used as the base notes of many perfumes due to its larger than life aroma and dense richness. Cedarwood has the ability to uplift you and is used to refresh scents in the base notes and push them to the next level.
7. Si Passione by Armani
“Si” is Italian for “Yes” and Si Passione by Armani will give you the confidence to say YES to even your greatest fears. The dynamic top notes swirl around the fragrance combining and contrasting with each other, the spicy pink pepper and pear shouldn’t work together and yet they do. The powerful floral punch of red rose and jasmine in the main body of the fragrance proves to be refreshingly seductive. It is the cedarwood in the base notes that tie the contrasting fragrance elements together, fusing them to create the perfect long-lasting feel-good fragrance.
8. Gucci Pour Homme by Gucci
There is no way else to say it - Gucci Pour Homme by Gucci is James Dean cool. It is a suave and effortlessly charming fragrance. Top notes of bergamot and violet add an uplifting bright freshness to this full-bodied scent. Next, the heart notes provide warmth with the leather and sweet tobacco combining to bring masculinity to this iconic fragrance. Woody scents of cedarwood meander through the scent finishing it off with a powerful punch.
Not only does it have the coolest name of all the fragrance ingredients, but Ylang-ylang also has one of the most captivatingly sweet scents. It is the perfect indulgent scent to make you feel sexy and powerful.
9. Carat by Cartier
Carat by Cartier is a bright and beautiful fragrance taking inspiration from all the colours of the rainbow. Light and feminine, floral notes dominate this scent with clear iris and violet combining with sweet honeysuckle to deliver a sense of overwhelming calmness. Sensual ylang-yalng ends the fragrance with a sexy twist to this otherwise pure fragrance.
10. L.12.12 Blanc by Lacoste
L.12.12 Blanc by Lacoste is an unforgettable fragrance. The fresh and bright top notes of cardamom and rosemary are perfectly mixed with the refreshingly sharp grapefruit. The ylang-ylang heart notes playfully combine with the top notes for a sudden mix of contrasting scents. Then the base notes come into play, bold cedarwood and suede add bold masculinity to the mix. L.12.12 Blanc is the perfect scent for during the day or whenever you are feeling playful.
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