The Scent of Love
We all like to present our best and most attractive selves to the world no matter what activity we are involved in. Part of this image is how we smell. Due to this fact, the personal care and perfume industry is on the constant quest to produce fragrances that will affect our moods and emotions in a positive way.
It has long been accepted that our sense of smell greatly influences our moods, emotions, memories and even our attractiveness to the opposite sex. Women especially are highly sensitive to smells particularly around ovulation however not all smells produce a positive response.
Widely publicised research findings on female sensitivity to male pheromones have shown that fresh male sweat such as during exercise is very attractive, stimulating sexual desire in women. However the same is also true of males who find the natural scent of women arousing, heightened by slight perspiration. This comes with a word of caution as sweat that has been oxidised or sat on the skin for a while is a positive turn off to both sexes.
So while you don’t want to completely eradicate your natural odour, you want to enhance it with a complimentary perfume that will not only be appealing to the opposite sex but also improve your own emotions and mood! Wearing pleasant fragrances on a daily basis have been shown to reduce mood disturbances such as tension, depression, anger, fatigue and confusion. This in turn will give you a personal sense of well-being, a better frame of mind and self-esteem, good humour and self confidence all of which inevitably will be more attractive to a potential partner.
Different scents affect us in different ways. A light, fresh fragrance can lighten the mood and refresh us; a deeper, more classic perfume can evoke a feeling of sophistication and elegance. Some aromas are designed to produce a tranquil effect, a calming and soothing feeling; other perfumes are designed to smell like the outdoors or a floral garden. Smells are a very personal preference because they are so closely linked to our memories. So while one smell evokes a peaceful feeling in one person it can have the opposite affect on someone else depending on the memories associated with it.
Overall sweeter, tasty, homely smells rate the highest amongst men when asked their preferences. Fragrances that contain ingredients such as Vanilla, Chocolate, Cinnamon and Citrus smells tend to evoke deep seated emotional memories of home, being safe and secure, carefree and fun filled days. Smelling them helps the guys relax, feel safe and secure enough to let their attraction and affection show.
As fragrances and smells are so closely linked to emotions and memories it is likely that you will choose a perfume that will most closely resemble the smells of past occasions. Therefore the chosen perfume can set the mood for any occasion, not just in a romantic way, but also in a peaceful and familiar way.
So don’t be afraid, let loose and play with scents when the mood strikes and choose a different perfume for all the important occasions in your life.
Yves Saint Laurent – Belle D’Opium
The new addiction by Yves Saint Laurent. A mysterious woman, a powerful and unsettling seductress, ingenuous but dangerous. Her perfume is a bewitching and luminous new Oriental fragrance. An overdose of rare and precious ingredients: Casablanca Lily, Incense, Jasmine Absolute. Available in three sizes.BELLE D’OPIUM EDP 50ml RRP:$110
Benefit maybe baby eau de toilette
A warm and inviting fragrance captures a playful tumble of white blossoms. Sparkling and flirtatious…maybe baby.
Top Note: apricot and white ginger. Middle Note: fresh water blossoms of cyclamen, lychee and bergamot. Base Note: white musk, Himalayan poppy and warm peach
50 ml RRP$32.00
pureDKNY Scent Spray
Sensuous and tender, pureDKNY is the epitome of simple luxury – a drop of Vanilla in water as its signature note. The soft floral scent also features a Dew-drop Petal Accord, Lotus Flower, and Bulgarian Rose, which harmonize with the floral heart of Transparent Jasmine, Freesia and Lush Orchid. The finish is a cradle of warmth — White Amber, Creamy Sandalwood and a drop of Vanilla in water. pureDKNY Scent Spray 50ml $110
Anna Sui Magic Romance
A rich white floral fragrance. The scent opens with notes of Sicilian lemon, melon, bergamot and tagete, a soft, apricot scented flower. At the heart of the fragrance, orange blossom lifts the spirit, while tuberose provides a sense of strength followed by jasmine. This gives way to the scent of lotus blossom, pineapple and black currant which then deepen into warm white cedarwood, coconut and amber. 30ml RRP:$69.00
Dolce & Gabbana Rose the One
Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One features a feminine and floral scent. Beginning with top notes of pink grapefruit, mandarin and cassis the scent continues with light touches of peony, lily, lycee and Bulgarian rose. The fragrance ends with subtle hints of vanilla and musk with an amber base. The opulent bottle and pink cap are designed to represent the rose. 50mL RRP: $124