Warm and sensuous, bright and uplifting – fragrances not only serve as olfactory expressions of our mood but have the power to elicit emotions and conjure up memories both tender and nostalgic as well.
A whiff of a specific scent and you are transported back to a distant memory that triggers joy and happiness, instantly brightening up your day, while other scents may soothe the senses and have a calming effect.
This International Self-Care Day, treat yourself to a line-up of delectable fragrances in an act of self-expression and self-love, honouring your feelings and elevating your mood as you spritz your heart on your sleeve.
Penhaligon’s Highgrove Bouquet EDP, RM950
Top notes: Geranium, lavender, hyacinth
Middle notes: Weeping lime headspace, French mimosa, tuberose
Base notes: Cedarwood, orris fusion, musks
A scent inspired by and created with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Highgrove Bouquet is a tribute to the magnificently fragrant summers at Highgrove Gardens, the home of HRH & Camilla.
A fragrance that is as uplifting as it is sun-filled and radiant, this floral woody, gender-neutral fragrance features hyacinth in its top notes, a scent often associated with happiness and positive emotions. Known to uplift the mood and re-energise its surroundings, hyacinth promotes a sense of calm, renewal and vitality, making Highgrove Bouquet the perfect pick-me-up.
Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl Blush EDP, RM627 (80ml)
Top notes: Italian bergamot and mandarin, almond oil
Middle notes: Ylang ylang and upcycled rose oil
Base notes: Vanilla and tonka bean
Good Girl Blush by Carolina Herrera is a bold explosion of contrasts that forms a unique, powdery expression of floral femininity. It is a fragrant expression of the inner world that every woman carries within herself, the ability to be sensual and strong, instinctive and intelligent, romantic and empowered simultaneously.
Ylang ylang exudes a sweet, exotic, and floral aroma that envelopes its wearer with calming sensuality, while vanilla emanates a warm and comforting aroma that creates a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Together, they relax the senses with an unmistakably feminine touch.
Paco Rabanne Invictus Victory Elixir, RM730 (200ml)
Top notes: Lavandin, cardamom, black pepper
Middle notes: Incense, patchouli
Base notes: Vanilla, tonka bean
All-new Invictus Victory Elixir by Paco Rabanne was made to push victory beyond limits and embrace moments of immortality. This iconic fragrance for men is the ultimate expression of victory – never stop winning.
The scent of cardamom is known to enhance mental clarity, improve focus, and provide an overall sense of well-being. Black pepper has a sharp, spicy, and invigorating scent associated with alertness, energy, and stimulation – a fragrance to consider to energise your day and revitalise the mind.
Anchored by patchouli middle notes known for its grounding properties, the fragrance helps bring a sense of stability and balance to the mind and emotions.
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Royal EDP, RM524 (80ml)
Top notes: Pomegranate, mandarin
Middle notes: Orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose
Base notes: Cashmeran, patchouli, musk
Lady Million Royal by Paco Rabanne was designed to capture the essence of challenging femininity – to live daringly, as your own unique self. She’s the woman who rules freely and expresses herself without constraints.
The eau de parfum’s top notes of pomegranate are fruity and slightly tart, emanating an aroma that is known to help stimulate creativity and inspire a sense of enthusiasm. Complemented by energising mandarin and sweet, uplifting jasmine, let this invigorating potion boost self-confidence and help you feel like a one in a million.