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Six mood-boosting scents that will make you forget winter is on the way

7 April 2021

A mid-winter escape to somewhere sun-dappled and tropical might be off the cards. But fret not, these enchanting scents will take your senses on a journey in no time.

WORDS BY Nicole Saunders

Gourmand scents often enter sickly sweet territory, but Tom Ford takes a grown-up approach to the fragrance family with Bitter Peach. Luscious notes of juicy peach is at the scent’s heart. And while juicy Sicilian blood orange oil features too – rum-infused Davana oil and a mesmerising patchouli give this sensual scent its edge.

Tom Ford Bitter Peach, 50ml EDP $530.

 

Think of Guerlain’s latest addition to the Aqua Allegoria collection like sunshine in a bottle. With just one spritz it will be as if you’re taking a stroll through a sun-dappled orange orchard. A subtle yet energising hint of mint, woody notes and spicy pink peppercorns make this delightfully cheerful scent unforgettable. 

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia, 75ml EDT $136. 

A mid-winter sojourn to Italy might be off the cards for the foreseeable future but that doesn’t mean you can’t transport your senses there in a jiffy. Valentino Born in Roma Yellow Dream will take you on a journey to the Eternal City with its enchanting notes of Italian lemon, white musk and Turkish rose essence.

Valentino Born in Roma Yellow Dream, 50ml EDP $187. 

This cheery scent from Jo Malone London is guaranteed to beat impending winter blues. Uplift the senses with the fragrance’s tropical notes of yellow hibiscus, fresh rose and sparkling lime. Plus, the new bottle is bound to put a smile on your face too.

Jo Malone London Yellow Hibiscus Cologne, 100ml $244

If sweet and sparkling scents are what you find yourself reaching for day after day, Kate Spade New York deserves a prime spot on your dresser this autumn.  Bold top notes of wild strawberry, rose essence and freesia open this vibrant scent before heady base notes of cashmeran and ambroxan are revealed.

Kate Spade New York, EDP 100ml $163.

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