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These 5 scents will remind you of your favourite holiday destinations

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These 5 scents will remind you of your favourite holiday destinations
These 5 scents will remind you of your favourite holiday destinations

Fragrances hold the power to help us feel like a whole new person, or even mentally transport us to a whole new faraway land.

Our sense of smell is deeply linked to the limbic system, the part of the brain responsible for memory and emotions. When we inhale a fragrance, the olfactory receptors in our nose send signals directly to this region. This is why certain smells can instantaneously evoke strong emotions or memories, even those long forgotten. For many, the scent of saltwater might bring back memories of beach vacations, while the aroma of pine could recall a hike in the mountains.

If you’re stuck between meetings with no time to hop on a flight any time soon, allow these popular fragrances to give your mood a quick pick-me-up by reminding you of your favourite holiday destinations.

1. New York City, United States of America: Carolina Herrera 212 NYC Eau De Toilette

An ode to the city of New York, this fragrance opens you to an experience like no other! The fragrance belongs to the floral family and starts on a fresh and bright note and melts into rich base notes of sandalwood and musk. A modern, creative and diverse fragrance, pick this one up if you’re in love with New York’s dynamic, diverse vibe.

2. Paris, France: Furla Romantica Eau De Parfum

Paris, popularly known as the City of Love, is one of those places that has made its way to almost everyone’s travel bucket lists. This dreamy, romantic energy is perfectly encapsulated by this fruity-floral scent which opens with sweet, heady notes of black currant and davana and melts into a floral heart.

3. Sofia, Bulgaria: Chloe Rose Naturelle Eau De Parfum Spray

With rose at its heart, the Chloe Rose Naturelle Eau De Parfum Spray will teleport you to the rose fields of Bulgaria. The olfactory experience of the fragrance is also enhanced by neroli and bergamot as top notes and sandalwood and cedar as its base notes.

4. Rome, Italy: Valentino Born In Roma Uomo Eau De Toilette

All roads lead to Rome! If a balanced mixture of art and history, along with mouth-watering delicacies and beautiful architecture sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is the fragrance for you.

This perfume, belonging to the woody family, has notes of salt, ginger and vetiver, to create a fresh, earthy scent that’s classic and hard to forget, just like Rome.

5. Hawaii, United States of America: Coach New York Platinum Eau De Parfum

Always wanted to visit Hawaii? We can take you there (olfactorily). This perfume is laced with notes of nashi pear, cardamom and vetiver to impart a fresh yet intense aroma with a hint of spiciness. This heady fruity-spicy cocktail is identical to Hawaii, since the atmosphere of the place instantly makes one feel fresh, energetic yet calms the mind at the same time.  

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