Words: Lauren Carbran
What do aromatherapy and perfume have in common? They both use essential oils to create incredible smells. That’s right, it’s time to get friendly with the aromatherapy oils in perfume that will instantly boost your mood (FYI, they’re the perfect pick-me-up when you’re stressed, down or lacking energy). Hello, new favourite smells…
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is defined as the use of essential oils (liquid formed from plants, flowers and natural ingredients) to increase mental and physical wellbeing. This can include massaging with and inhaling a blend of aromas such as lavender, chamomile and citrus fruits. Think deep relaxation and awakening your senses…
What are the benefits of aromatherapy oils in fragrance?
These natural smells can encourage feelings of positivity, happiness and an uplift in mood, and help to alleviate stress and anxiety. Some can even aid sleep problems and boost energy levels. So, smelling aromatherapy oils in fragrance may be the missing piece in your self-care routine.
OUR TOP FRAGRANCES WITH AROMATHERAPY OILS
PACO RABANNE PURE XS FOR HER
Paco Rabanne Pure XS has one hero aromatherapy ingredient – and that’s ylang-ylang. With Pinterest announcing that finding balance with ylang-ylang is going to be on everyone’s to-do list this year (according to The Pinterest 100: The top trends to inspire and try in 2020), it’s now officially on our perfume hot list. Even better, it promotes calmness and targets the part of the brain that emits feelings of happiness. It’s also an aphrodisiac (swoon) and blends sensually with popcorn accords and warm vanilla. You’re in for a treat.
YSL LIBRE FOR HER
This one comes with all the benefits of essential oils, thanks to its delightful duo of lavender and orange blossom. But, for us, it’s the lavender that takes centre stage. Inhaling lavender can relieve stress and anxiety, combat restlessness and even treat headaches and migraines (aka, it’s the ultimate mood-booster). With that in mind, you’ll smell soft, feminine and peaceful when you spritz YSL Libre, which is your perfect signature scent, whether you’re commuting to work or jetting off on your next adventure.
VALENTINO UOMO BORN IN ROMA FOR HIM
There’s no doubt about it, Valentino Uomo Born in Roma is the scent with all the personality. It’s charming and masculine, with a fresh, edgy aroma. Ginger and violet leaves combine with mineral salt and leather for a scent that’s hard to forget. And aromatherapy lovers will be big fans of the heart notes of peppermint, an ingredient that can help with mental exhaustion by awakening your senses and bringing clarity and energy your way. We’ll have 2958673 spritzes of it, please.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER LE BEAU FOR HIM
Addictive, sexy, masculine… this is one of the most popular men’s fragrances around right now. You might be blinded by the grand, incredibly cheeky bottle, but it’s the top notes of bergamot you’ll want the lowdown on. Mixed with fresh notes of tonka bean and coconut wood, it’s a citrus fruit grown in Italy and used in aromatherapy with heaps of benefits, including boosting your mood and alleviating tension and symptoms of depression. What’s not to love?