Words by Maggie F. Francisco
Fragrance is a very powerful thing. Scents give us that direct link to memories and emotions. Maybe you've had a whiff of someone's perfume and you've been transported back to a time you spent with someone you love. Perhaps, you caught that aroma of newly-baked cupcakes and you're reminded of the times you spent with your mother or grandmother back in the kitchen.
Not only do fragrances invoke memories, they can also attract a new love, bolster your mood, enhance your personality, create a lasting impression, and of course, make wonderful gifts. Even better? There's no such thing as having too many fragrances.
Though International Fragrance Day only comes once a year on March 21, you can celebrate scents all year round. Whether you're planning to buy the latest releases of perfumes or rediscovering the iconic fragrances that paved the way for many that we know today, now is the perfect time to go on a shopping spritz!
Below, I present to you my top picks of tried-and-tested fragrances for both men and women. Fragrances that capture happiness with every spritz. And so, dear readers, I invite you to celebrate the day with me with all things fragrant and add a dash of olfactory appeal, not just on International Fragrance Day, but every single day.
Calvin Klein Fragrances
LOVE OF ALL THINGS FRAGRANT
Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni once said, "A perfume is like a piece of clothing, a message, a way of presenting oneself, a costume that differs according."
Perfume has always been part of our society. Men and women have been seduced by the power of good perfumes and fragrances. But the magic of perfume captivates us all in more ways than one.
THE SCENT COLLECTION
To many people, perfume is the perfect finishing touch to their outfit, as well as their very self. It is that extra invisible accessory that completes your personal style.
Perfume is a subtle detail that subtly underscores your look. Without it, there's something missing. Whether you have five bottles or 25 flacons on your shelf, it goes without saying that each fragrance speaks to your heart.
Jo Malone London
Salvatore Ferragamo Fragrances