Words: Lauren Carbran
Blue Monday might be dubbed the most depressing day of the year, but we’re spending it in the best way possible – treating ourselves to a sparkling, mood-boosting scent of course (and FYI, you should do the same). Did you know fragrance can impact our emotions, decisions and the way we lead our lives? 80% of flavours we taste come from our sense of smell, after all. These fragrances are total winners for an instant uplift this January…
THE PERFUME EDIT LIME & BASIL FOR HER & FOR HIM
Mandarin zest, lime, basil and dark pepper have never danced so beautifully on your skin - until now. We’re talking tangy, herby and rich accords that will quickly become your new go-to smell. So what’s so great about The Perfume Edit Lime & Basil for Blue Monday? The powerful lime and mandarin will give you a boost of energy and spur you on, whether you’ve got a daunting presentation coming up or a black tie shindig. This will be your saviour way beyond Blue Monday.
CAROLINA HERRERA GOOD GIRL GLORIOUS GOLD FOR HER
Stiletto-shaped bottle? Check. Shimmering gold vibes? You bet. The sexiest smell around? Without a doubt. Carolina Herrera Good Girl Glorious Gold is proof that a fragrance bottle can encourage feelings of happiness. And it’s perfect for all you girly girls out there. The notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla will put you in a good mood to start the day. Plus, when you smell coffee, you’re more likely to do well under pressure. Fact.
VALENTINO BORN IN ROMA DONNA FOR HER
A syrupy sweet elixir of bergamot, blackcurrant and jasmine tea, this will not only be your pick-me-up for 2020, but it’s also majorly trending in the fragrance world right now. Why? Well, berries are big for Spring/Summer 2020 and different forms of jasmine are starting to emerge onto the scene too (this perfume specifically features sambac jasmine absolute, a strand of Spanish jasmine along with the jasmine tea). Luxurious and striking, Born In Roma will last on your skin for a good few hours – bonus.
K BY DOLCE & GABBANA FOR HIM
Supercharge your senses and forget it’s Blue Monday with this spicy pick for men. It opens with a bolt of fresh citrus, then comes the pimento essence and the base that oozes earthy vetiver. The best part? The top shaped like a crown. No man should be without this ultra-masculine bottle. Happy Blue Monday!
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