The right scent awakens your mind’s bliss reﬂex. Now discover your mood-lifting mist.
Your fragrance can truly make you happier and more assured. Science has proved it. Scent – more so than music or even photos – has a Proustian power to evoke nostalgia, a state of mind that triggers feelings of optimism and a higher-than-normal level of self-esteem. The key, of course, is to ﬁnd a fragrance that prompts that positive recall. Research shows that two of the most potent memory-conjuring scents are those of food and ﬂowers.
1/Coach New York Eau De Parfum ($83.70 for 50ml, www.carapharmacy.com) has hints of raspberry and pear, while 2/Jo Malone London Basil & Neroli Cologne ($205 for 100ml) smells like freshly cut basil. 3/Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Ginestra Eau de Parfum ($343.14 for 50ml, shop.nordstrom.com) and 4/So Very Soﬁa by Soﬁa Vergara (prices vary, www.amazon.com) are both ﬂoral-packed. And for a double whammy, 5/Gucci Bamboo Eau De Toilette ($160 for 50ml) has notes of vanilla and jasmine. Happy spritzing!
PHOTOGRAPHY CLAIRE BENOIST / STYLING ALMA MELENDEZ / PROPS ELOISE CORR DANCH - ART DEPARTMENT