Do you have a particular perfume that you always turn to when you’re feeling hopeful and optimistic? Maybe it reminds you of the promise of a sun-drenched beach holiday in the not-so-distant future, or maybe it lifts your mood to make you feel like anything is possible.
Here at Escentual, we have a few personal favourite fragrances that never fail to put a smile on a face, and make us feel optimistic about the good things yet to come. Six Team Escentual members reveal their go-to mood-boosting scents now…
1. Eight & Bob Egypt
Fragrance Pick: Eight & Bob Egypt Eau de Parfum
Why Does This Fragrance Make You Feel Optimistic? Egypt… This was the first ‘niche’ fragrance I ever tried, a few years back now (it still feels like yesterday!) It still gives me the same feeling now when I spray it as it did back then. It definitely makes me feel optimistic; there’s an airy, coolness to it. But, at the same time, it’s warm and comforting – E&B managed to create a really beautiful balance.
I have the 100ml version at home and keep the 30ml on my desk at work to spritz when I need a pick-me-up!
2. Nuxe Prodigieux
Fragrance Pick: Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum Eau de Parfum
Why Does This Fragrance Make You Feel Optimistic? Although I love the sparkling lights and joy of winter, there’s just something about the warmth and radiance of summer that makes me feel optimistic. Sun-drenched sands, tropical coconut milk and cosy vanilla are at the core of Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum Eau de Parfum. So, whenever I’m feeling down I will simply spritz the luxurious bronze Nuxe Prodigieux Eau de Parfum to uplift my senses.
3. FLOWER BY KENZO
Fragrance Pick: KENZO FLOWER BY KENZO Eau de Parfum
Why Does This Fragrance Make You Feel Optimistic? I’ve worn FLOWER BY KENZO for so many occasions and have made a lot of memories that the scent always brings flooding back – my grandma is very opinionated on fragrance and always likes FLOWER BY KENZO, so I have worn it a lot on trips with her. To me, it’s an easy breezy day-time scent with a soothing powderiness amongst the florals that is calming and gives me the sense that everything will be alright. The musky vanilla dry down is understated and beautiful, and the softness makes me feel optimistic that my day will go well with the scent wrapped around me like a familiar hug. FLOWER BY KENZO doesn’t turn heads as you walk in the room, but I’ve had nothing but compliments (usually after a hello hug), which always brightens my day.
4. Clarins Eau Dynamisante
Fragrance Pick: Clarins Eau Dynamisante Natural Spray
Why Does This Fragrance Make You Feel Optimistic?
Eau Dynamisante is my optimistic perfume because of the fact my mum wore it when I was younger and still treasures it now I’m older. Whenever she would spray it, I remember feeling a warm, fuzzy feeling of pure happiness. Now I have it in my collection, I spray it after the gym, so my brain has linked it with even more endorphins!
5. Parfums de Marly Delina
Fragrance Pick: Parfums de Marly Delina Eau de Parfum
Why Does This Fragrance Make You Feel Optimistic? Parfums de Marly Delina Eau de Parfum is my rose perfume of choice, no other compares! Its bright, sweet and fresh rose fragrance combines the soft freshness of a blooming rose in spring with the jamminess of sun-ripened berries which makes me feel hopeful for summer even when the weather is looking rather bleak! I don’t think this feeling of optimism towards the future is just felt by me; Delina Eau de Parfum is so many brides’ fragrances for their wedding day, too.
6. Prada Candy
Fragrance Pick: Prada Candy Eau de Parfum
Why Does This Fragrance Make You Feel Optimistic? Prada Candy Eau de Parfum is a fragrance that makes me feel optimistic. Everything is possible only if you wear this sweet but sensuous fragrance. The caramel and the sweet vanilla give you the extra boost to believe in yourself and in your capabilities and to try everything you ever dreamed of. While the Musks and the Benzoin give you the reassurance that even if you don’t accomplish what you wanted, you still tried and learned. At the same time, the beautifully colourful bottle helps with the mentality that everything can happen if you wear Prada Candy. Every time I choose to wear this fragrance, I choose it because I need this optimistic push to make me feel that I can do everything I set my mind to but also because I cannot resist Candy’s brilliant aromas.