Words: Emily Venables
Stress, in today’s world, is a very common feeling! With many factors including home life, current affairs and work all contributing to the feeling of being overwhelmed, it’s no wonder people are always on the look out for ways to relax.
Certain aromas and scents have been used for centuries in an attempt to calm us down. So, if you’re looking for a way to help you reach that zen state then take a look at these notes and perfumes to sooth your worried mind.
1. Libre by YSL for Her
Okay, so lavender to help reduce stress may not be a ground-breaking discovery but it had to go at the top of our list because it just works a treat! Lavender has been the go-to scent for helping people find a tranquil state of mind for as long as the art of aromatherapy has been practised. To find your inner peace and to free your mind, opt for a lavender infused perfume such Libre by YSL which contains layers of bold, aromatic notes.
2. Alien Man Fusion by Mugler for Him
The scent of cinnamon immediately brings to mind feelings of warmth, cosiness and utter relaxation. But did you know it can also help relieve feelings of fatigue? Alien Man Fusion is chock-a-block with beautiful, deeply satisfying notes that not only smell sensational but will also work to give you a well-deserved energy boost with notes like ginger, coffee and leather.
3. Guilty Eau de Parfum by Gucci for Her
Everyone needs to chill out once in a while, it’s fabulous for our health, wellbeing and relationships. So, when you’re next ready to take 5, get your nose around Guilty by Gucci. It’s deep base notes of sweet and strong patchouli will help improve your mood and calm your mind, plus the addition of the lilac accord gives it a real harmonious touch.
4. Citrus Fresco by The Perfume Edit for Him & Her
Is your boss always on your back? Is your work/life balance out of sync? Or perhaps you can’t remember what the bottom of your inbox looks like? If these all sound familiar, a citrus scent may be your one-way ticket to work happiness! Invigorating notes such as lemon, orange, bergamot and grapefruit are said to help dial down the stress levels at work and to improve your levels of concentration. Back to back meetings? No problem when you have a bottle of Citrus Fresco by The Perfume Edit to hand!
5. Eternity by Calvin Klein for Him
If you find happiness in the great outdoors, then this may be the scent of you. Eternity by Calvin Klein combines beautiful, earthy notes such as creamy sandalwood, soothing sage and a mixture of green botanicals to create a scent that literately makes you go ‘ahhh…’ Just like throwing open the windows in your home when spring arrives!
Find your zen state of mind
By shopping relaxing scents at The Perfume Shop