Holiday Fragrances With Fragrance Lounge
This week we focus on holiday fragrances. “When I think of vacationing in the tropics I always look for a fragrance that finds the perfect balance between something fresh and something sweet,” says Matthew Milèo, founder of Milèo and former in-house beauty and fragrance expert at Chanel. “One that will also hold up well to the heat and humidity—you’re probably going to sweat, but that doesn’t mean you want to stink. The fragrance needs to be strong enough to banish BO, and still remain breezy fresh throughout the vacation.”
The open mountain air should inspire one to wear a relaxing earthy scent that may also double as a protectant—woody notes are highly meditative during nature walks while keeping the insects at bay. Think sandalwood, agarwood, greenheart wood, cypress, and cedarwood as well as green notes like violet leaf, geranium absolute. These “zen” notes tend to be found in unisex fragrances and can be shared with the ones around you regardless of gender.
The Mediterranean is known for its deep blue oceans, white architecture, colourful sunsets, and fresh, salty air. There is a chic casualness about it—maybe because it’s a destination for friends and lovers. I don’t think anyone goes here alone, and if they did, they certainly aren’t leaving alone. Wearing a scent that is fresh yet captivating works best here. Nothing florally intense or heady.
Always bring multiple fragrances because you never know what to expect in a big city, but if you must choose one let it be a gourmand fragrance. Thick, big city air is more polluted and humid than the open-air destinations on the list of destinations. There is also huge olfactory competition when it comes to the number of restaurants, bakeries, and candy stores that there are in such a small amount of space, so your fragrance has to compete with all of that, among other people’s fragrances, and nothing does it better than a sweet and spicy oriental floral.”
Some of our top picks for Holiday Fragrances include:
HERMES JOUR D’HERMES EDP 85ML – Kshs. 17,200
PACO RABANNE LADY MILLION FABULOUS EDP 80ML – Kshs. 12,950
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER SO SCANDAL EDP 80ML – Kshs. 12,900
MUGLER ALIEN GODDESS EDP 90ML – Kshs. 18,100
CAROLINA HERRERA GOOD GIRL SUPERSTARS EDP 80ML – Kshs. 16,300
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER SCANDAL POUR HOMME EDT 100ML – Kshs. 11,900
BVLGARI AQVA POUR HOMME EDT 100ML – Kshs. 12,950
PACO RABANNE PURE XS EDT 100ML – Kshs. 10,500
RALPH LAUREN POLO ULTRA BLUE EDT 125ML – Kshs. 12,900
DOLCE & GABBANA LIGHT BLUE POUR HOMME FOREVER EDP 100ML – Kshs. 13,000
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The Fragrance Lounge was founded in 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya. Fragrance Lounge is one of the leading authentic boutique perfumes in East Africa with international standards. We deal in authentic and original perfumes from all direct sources including France, USA and UK. We strive to provide a wide range of Men & Women’s fragrances, Lotions, after-shaves, deodorants and skincare products to Kenyans.