Calling all freshers and uni students! As the new academic year arrives, you may be thinking about what to pack and take away with you. Aside from the usual culprits (think laptop, clothes and home comforts), you may need a fragrance or two thrown in for good measure. If you need help choosing, we’ve selected our top picks to get you through Fresher’s week and beyond!
The Perfume Shop student discount
Before we go any further, did you know that we offer student discount across our entire selection of fragrances? We’ve partnered with UNiDAYS and Student Beans, to help make your uni essentials (aka your fave go-to scents), a little lighter on your wallet with 15% off through either company. Perks of being a student, hey?
What to wear to Uni lectures
Uni may seem like one big adventure at first, but the reality is that adventure is going to take you from the lecture hall to the library, maybe via the student union, most days. When it comes to picking a scent that’s as studious as you are (or hope to be!) it’s wise to go refreshing and versatile, to carry you through the day with ease.
If you can’t start the day without a hit of caffeine, then Maison Margiella’s Coffee Break is like a shot of espresso to the senses. Packed with the vibrancy of your local coffee spot, it features a zingy blend of coffee, lemon essence, and a milky mousse accord (it’s giving latte vibes).
Love florals? Marc Jacob’s continues to reinvent cult favourite Daisy with this new rendition Daisy Ever So Fresh. A bouquet of juicy notes – think mango, pineapple, and rosewater – it’s sure to lift your mood when you’re hitting the books.
Fall in love with the woody-amber tones of Eros, the perfect blend of fresh and flirty notes. Blending mint, Italian lemon zest, tonka bean, and oakmoss, it’s as versatile as your go-to pair of jeans.
What to wear to freshers
Freshers week is a chance to meet the new you, the ‘uni’ you. Express your individuality with a scent that will introduce you without a word, and carry you through semester after semester with ease.
For a bold hit of drama, you can’t go wrong with Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf. This pretty, feminine fragrance envelops you in notes of orchid, rose and jasmine and will last from morning ‘till night.
If ‘positive vibes only’ are your bag (and out to make a great first impression), then Gucci’s Floral Gorgeous Gardenia will spark joy with every spritz. Made for the ‘free-spirited’ (cue Miley Cyrus fronting the ad campaign in anime form) it features fresh notes of pear blossom, white gardenia, jasmine and sugar.
If you’re more into sports socials than hitting the local strip, Paco Rabanne’s Invictus Victory gives you ‘man of the match’ vibes in a bottle. A powerful trio of lemon, incense lavender, and vanilla caviar will leave a lasting impression on anyone who passes you by.
What to wear for a night out
There’s a reason people say university is one of the best experiences of their life, and it usually comes down to the people they meet and the memories they make! So, whether you’re dancing the night away with your new housemates or taking part in a more chilled out social activity, do it wearing a fragrance that leaves people asking, ‘what scent are you wearing?!’.
Dramatic and alluring, Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent is the kind of fragrance to use sparingly for its attention-grabbing powers. An intoxicating blend of dark coffee, white flowers, and vanilla, its equal parts glam and edgy – the perfect scent to wear on a night out.
Looking for a confidence-boosting scent? Dior’s Sauvage is a scent that makes people stop and take note. From the moment you inhale the top notes of Sichuan pepper (yes, you read that correctly) and bergamot, you’ll already be hooked on this powerful woody scent.
And guys, for a distinctive scent that wouldn’t feel out of place whether you’re heading to the pub for a quiet few or planning a big night out with your new mates, get to know Only the Brave by Diesel. The charming scent features sparkling citrus notes and sensual aromatics to create an Eau de Toilette that’s confident yet undeniably cool.
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