Natural Essential Oils: Unisex fragrances
A good fragrance isn’t just about how it smells, but rather how it makes you feel, what emotions it evokes, and which memories it conjures up. And that’s not about the packaging or advertising – it’s down to science.
Scents have the ability to alter our emotions and moods and are more powerful than you may realise. This is because of the unique connection in the brain where, scent, memories and emotions are processed.
Therefore, there are fragrances that are composed of notes that are designed to direct and target these emotions. Some, like sandalwood, elicit feelings of calm, while others such as vanilla might leave you feeling warm and sensual.Understanding which smells conjure which feelings is a great way to know which fragrance to wear, depending on the occasion: a spritz of bergamot might provide the momentum you need to start the day, while jasmine could charge you up before a meeting.
Bergamot is one of the most exquisite essential oils, an essence indispensable for it's sharp freshness, it's understated elegance and immediacy to the beginning of perfumes. The fruit is pitted like a small orange, although it has a pear like shape.
Bergamot, it’s fresh, zesty and sparkling, so it’s perfect when you need a shot of energy and to help bring back positive thoughts. Popular within aromatherapy, bergamot essential oils can be used to help with depression and anxiety.
When to wear it: Known to help uplift spirits, a spritz of bergamot fragrance is a great way to start your day.
Suggested fragrance: I Have Confidence
This beautiful oil comes from a parasitic, evergreen tree which burrows it's roots into other trees. The yellowish wood is solid in thin scrapings and the trees are cut when they reach maturity at sixty years - never before thirty. It is commonly agreed that the best sandalwood essential oil comes from Mysore in India.
The yin to the sandalwood's uplifting and energising yang is it's meditative and mind-expanding tranquility. There is a coolness to the scent of sandalwood: a precious and fully rounded substance, that helps to vitalise both the mind and body.
When to wear it: If you are feeling a bit anxious, a spray of sandalwood can help calm the nerves.
Suggested fragrance: I Have Calm
The delicate white flowers of this climbing tree are picked at night when the aroma is most intense.The perfume of jasmine flowers undoubtedly unlocks something; with the generosity of the scent, and it's alluring energy - jasmine has the ability to fascinate.
The jasmine scent could be a fragrance on it’s own, sweet and exotic. It’s calming to the nerves and warming to the emotions, producing positive feelings of confidence.
When to wear: A fragrance with notes of jasmine assists it’s wearer to exude confidence and a sense of allure. Save it for special occasions or splash it on every day for that extra joosh!
Suggested fragrance: I Have Joy