Here at Escentual, we’re all self-confessed fragrance addicts. And luckily for us, we get to try some of the very best new fragrance launches. But, as much as we love trying out the hottest new releases, we all have a few loyal favourites that we keep returning to. So, we thought we’d share some of them with you!
Over the next few months, Team Escentual will be revealing the No. 1 scent they turn to when they want to feel a certain way – whether that’s happy, nostalgic or maybe even just a little bit festive. For us, fragrance is all about feeling your very best.
To kickstart our ‘Fragrances That Make You Feel…’ series, we thought we’d share the scents that never fail to make us feel excited…
1. DSquared2 Red Wood
Which Fragrance Makes You Feel Excited? DSquared2 Red Wood Eau de Toilette
Why Does It Make You Feel Excited? “For me, there’s a little bit of a story behind Red Wood. It was one of the earliest fragrances I wrote about when I first started at Escentual, so it’ll always be associated with those early days of a new job, where you feel equal parts nervous and excited!
But the fragrance itself also has a really excited, buzzy energy in my opinion, too. That’s down to its bubbly, fizzy, tingly blend of juicy cranberry, which pops alongside an exhilarating dash of pink pepper at the top. Plus, it has a magnetic click that rushes into position as you hold the lid just above the spray top – that feels exhilarating enough in itself.” – Kate.
2. GIVENCHY L’Interdit Rouge
Which Fragrance Makes You Feel Excited? GIVENCHY L’Interdit Rouge Eau de Parfum
Why Does It Make You Feel Excited? “A fiery woody-floral scent, L’Interdit Rouge is the spiciest scent in my fragrance collection. And it feels like a rush of adrenaline bottled.
I love wearing L’Interdit Rouge in the evenings, which coincides with when I usually go out to new places or to my favourite cocktail spots – and any time I go out with friends or family is exciting!
Although it’s packed with orange blossom and jasmine, it’s the hot ginger note that really stands out on my skin. Rouge’s gingery twist is so warm and edible that it always makes me excited to wear it. L’Interdit Rouge also has a festive feel (though I do wear it all year) and nothing quite compares to the excitement of holidays spent with my loved ones.” – Hannah.
3. Jimmy Choo I Want Choo
Which Fragrance Makes You Feel Excited? Jimmy Choo I Want Choo Eau de Parfum
Why Does It Make You Feel Excited? “As the Merchandiser at the time looking after Jimmy Choo, I was so excited to launch this new fragrance back in 2021 as it represented everything I love – from fashion to having fun and going out.
My favourite thing about this perfume is the new Jimmy Choo logo on the bottle, which nods to the brand’s fashion heritage. It makes the fragrance seem even more glamorous. I still wear this fragrance today on occasion, especially when I am going out for drinks with friends.” – Jade.