While the main aim of perfume is to make you smell great, find the right scent and it can actually change your mood. Scents are powerful things since the place in the brain where we process smells is near the brain’s limbic system which is closely associated to where we process feelings. Here’s our guide to the new spring scents, how they smell and what they can do for your mood...
You know the feeling, you’re lying in bed and you just don’t want to get up. Whatever the reason, spritz one of these scents on to help calm you and boost your confidence so you’re ready to face the world.
Coach Poppy, £36 for 30ml EDP, at Harrods. Enq: 0870 034 2566
The scent: This light and pretty, fruit floral is perfect for putting a spring in your step. Be warned it’s not for everyone, as the crème brûlée makes it super sweet.
The mood ingredients: This contains a lot of calming and mood boosting ingredients, most notably Sandalwood soothes anxiety, tension and stress.
Carolina Herrera CH, from £49. Enq: 0207 494 6220
The scent: Not too sweet or floral, the sandalwood, cashmere and suede gives this perfume a heady, well-rounded fragrance that is, quite frankly, super sexy.
The mood ingredients: Bergamot is good for anyone feeling anxious or a bit depressed; orange blos<