Fragrances can easily affect one’s mood for the day. We light scented candles when we’re stressed and have home sprays handy to make guests feel welcome. And when it comes to personal scents, those with sweet floral and fruity tones can lift up anyone’s mood on glum days.
We’ve narrowed down your options so you won’t take too long testing out each perfume in the store.
Take this small bottle of LUSH’s Lust Perfume (P750) in your makeup pouch, and spray this rich jasmine scent whenever you need it. Just a few spritzes will last you the whole day.
LUSH. Available at Bonifacio High Street and Glorietta 4. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Be reminded of the past summer season with the fruity scent of Bespoke Fragrance in Pears and Green Apple from V&M Naturals (P320).
V&M Naturals. Available on their website.
Another summery scent you should try is Elie Saab’s Le Parfum (P6,500) with notes of orange blossom, gardenia, rose, and honey. Plus, if you’re a fan of Elie’s dresses, then you’ll also love the elegant crystal bottle.
Elie Saab. Available at Zalora PH. For more information, visit their website.
I find that rose scents are suitable for formal events like weddings and anniversary parties. For this, try L’Occitane’s Arlessiene Eau de Toilette (P2,850).
L’Occitane. Available at Rustan’s and Glorietta 1. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
If you’re into mild nutty scents from almond flower and vanilla, then go get Acca Kappa’s Vanglia Fior di Madorlo (P4,400).
Acca Kappa. Available Rustan’s The Beauty Source and Bonifacio Central Square. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Think of the scent of the beach mixed with sweet vanilla. That’s what you’ll get with Lumiere Organiceuticals’ Eau de Parfum: Sel du Soleil (P1,250). Maybe you can bring this with you during a trip to the beach.
Lumiere Organiceuticals. Available at Beauty MNL. For more information, visit their website.
Give yourself a refreshing pomegranate scent after each shower with Crabtree & Evelyn’s Pomegranate, Argan, & Grapeseed Body Mist. Not only will you smell good, you’ll also Vitamin E and other nutrients from its ingredients.
Crabtree & Evelyn. Available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Century City Mall. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
The scent of coconuts will always remind me of tropical islands. Diptyque’s Philosykos Eau de toilette (P5,250) takes that and adds notes of fig fruit that’s reminiscent of Mediterranean summers.
Diptyque. Available at Bonifacio Central Square. For more information, visit their website.
Jo Malone’s Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne has the right blend of sweet and spicy fragrance for that added edge when you walk into a room.
Jo Malone. Available at Greenbelt 5. For more information, visit their website.
The combination of honeysuckle and green tea leaves can give off a light, creamy scent when you spray it on. For this, opt for Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea Honeysuckle EDT Spray (P2,250).
Elizabeth Arden. Available at Beauty MNL and Zalora PH. For more information, visit their website.
Stressed out and need a daily fragrance to combat that? Try out the Sunshine Eau de Cologne from Sparrow (P350) which has hints of chamomile and lavender, perfect for calming your nerves.
Sparrow. Available at Seek the Uniq.
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