Scents are a powerful thing. Don’t just take our word for it, either – science tells us that our sense of smell is directly linked to the emotional part of our brain. Put this knowledge to good use and pick the right scent for how you want (and need) to feel. Here are the top fragrances to set you on your way.
Traffic, office politics, deadlines, trying to get that reservation at the hottest restaurant in town – daily life is full of stressful situations. But don’t let it get to you. Nutmeg has been proven to decrease your irritation levels, and to help keep you calm throughout the day, a spritz of Mr Burberry could be the answer. This complex fragrance boasts a base of nutmeg and gives it a fruity, floral edge with top notes of grapefruit and tarragon.
Hectic, big city life getting you down? Get through a working week of too little sleep, too many meetings and a couple of big dates with…citrus! The scent of citrus boosts alertness and concentration, and Gucci Guilty Eau Pour Homme gives you a double hit with powerful top notes of lemon and bergamot that are cleverly mixed with smoother notes of musk and patchouli.
Gucci Guilty Eau Pour Homme is not yet available in mainland China – but you can find it now at T Galleria by DFS at The Boulevard at Studio City, Macau.
Newlyweds in Turkey and Tunisia have traditionally spread neroli oil over their sheets on their wedding night because it is believed to increase libido, circulation and calming feelings – a potent combination that can’t really go wrong. In Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte, the sultry neroli note is combined with leather and musk to make a seriously sensual fragrance. Gentlemen, take note – literally.
Saffron has long been used as a mood booster in traditional Persian medicine, and modern studies show that it can increase production of the happy hormone, serotonin. So get joyeux with Balmain Homme, a chic cologne that combines spring-in-your-step saffron with bergamot, leather and nutmeg.