9 Uplifting Fragrances For An Instant Pick Me up
While we all agree that motherhood is the most rewarding thing in the world, it is also one of the most challenging.
Throw in lack of sleep, toddler tantrums and children who have an innate ability to block out the sound of your voice (seriously why do we have to ask 10 times before they listen to any instruction?), and it’s no surprise that at times we could do with a bit of a pick me up.
Our sense of smell can have a powerful impact on our moods. From creating instant revolution (remember those early days of pregnancy when the mere whiff of freshly brewed coffee would have you running to the bathroom) to a feeling of overwhelming love (really is there anything like the lovely milky scent of a newborn), a smell can transport us back in time or help take us where we want to be.
Here at Editor’s Beauty we’re a big fan of using fragrance to lift our mood. So when you next feeling a little overwhelmed, why not try spritzing yourself with one of our favourite uplifting scents for an instant pick me up.
With its zesty Mandarin and fruity Magnolia resting atop a sensual Sandalwood, Prada’s instantly refreshing and indulgent scent, offers an olfactive escape, transporting its wearer to a tropical paradise. What more could we ask for.
Bright, confident and uplifting, this elegant scent contains some of the most well love ingredients in perfumery, from dazzling notes of lemon, bergamot and petit grain, to orange flower, ambergris and sandalwood. An Italian summer in a bottle.
A rose fragrance but not as you know it. Tom Daxon’s Crushing Bloom Eau De Parfum is a refreshing and modern take on the traditional scent with spicy top notes, a floral heart of rose, jasmine sambac and iris, and the finest musk at its base.
Inspired by Tropea where white sands and rocks meet twinkling blue sea, Tiziana Terenzi’s elevating perfume features base notes of vetiver, vanilla bean and patchouli with brilliant flashes of mango, lemon, bergamot and green mandarin.
Eliza Grace’s irresistibly seductive scent is both elegant and contemporary thanks to its heartening blend of bergamot, grapefruit and orange blossom, combined with warming scent of cedarwood, delicate jasmine, heliotrope and a fig-tea accord.
Part of Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire, this aqueous and botanical manages to combine the uplifting scent of the floral, green, and citrusy all in one fragrance. Simply dreamy.
Carolina Herrera’s fresh vibrant scent built around spearmint nanah, virgin mint and Italian bergamot, and mingled with citrus and geranium oil, is an aromatic, green and leafy scent that evokes the feeling of a glamorous escape.
Created as Francis Kurkdjian’s personal tribute to femininity, this beautifully modern fragrance has been blended with two types of Rose - the Damascena Rose from Bulgaria as a pretty and sensual top note, and the Centifolia Rose from Grasse to give it a deep and musky undertone. But it is its added notes of Pear and Lychee drawing down to a heart of Violet and Magnolia Blossom that helps to creates a scent that is delectably unique and uplifting.
Inspired by the Yemengzhu - the legendary luminous Chinese pearls of green fluorite, Thameen’s sparlking scent opens with a biting note of green apple set aglow by the bright notes of madarin, neroli and bergamot, while green tea, bitter-yert, lustrous Tonka, oak moss and musk allow for a sensual and mesmerising base.