Perfumes That Calm Thy Senses!

Welcome to the world of relaxing perfumes…

World of fragrances is astonishing, often leaving you in awe. A scent is supposed to slow down the nervous system, and heighten the emotions you feel by smelling that particular sense. Science? Maybe. But fascinating…

It has been proven that Aromatherapy is a natural way to stimulate relaxation and sleep without any side effects. So is testing scents that relax your nerves, calm your mind and bring your body at ease.

ParfumPlus decided to get in touch with the ones who know it the best: The Perfumers!

Stress Busting/Relaxing Perfumes, by Philippine Courtiere, Firmenich

Rose Pompon- Annick Goutal

It’s a playful, light and airy rose fragrance that is so full of life. Thoroughly grounded in all its complexity, there is a distinct, almost radiant citrus fruity note that is so uplifting.


Top- Raspberry, Black Currant, Pink Pepper

Heart: Rose, Pink Peony

Base: Musk, Cedar, Patchouli

Al Ezz- Ghawali

This fragrance is a very unique story of  balsamic vanilla meets woods. The combination is thoroughly comforting, reminding me of homely comfort. The smell instantly transports me to my cozy chalet in Switzerland.

Notes: Cedar, Vanilla, Apricot, Ylang-Ylang

Pour Un Homme Caron- Caron

This classic fragrance is a truly remarkable manifestation of tranquility. The intricate blend of lavender, vanilla and musk is extremely soothing and stress-busting.


Top: Lavender

Heart: Vanilla

Base: Musk

La Fille De L’air Monoi- Courreges

The ultimate vacation scent for me! A glowing orange blossom fragrance rooted in a peaceful bed of solar notes like tiare, neroli and bergamot. Tonnes of vacation vibes with this one!


Top: Bergamot, Neroli

Heart: Orange Blossom

Base: Vanilla, Tiarre

Moving on, here’s a list of Stress Busting/Relaxing perfumes by Claudine de Vogel, CPL Aromas, Germany

Feminité du Bois

A women’s fragrance that was originally launched by Shiseido in 1992 and has been available as a Serge Lutens fragrance since 2009. This fragrance is so warm and comforting! It is not the individual fragrance ingredients, but the fragrance as a whole that gives you the impression that you can really ‘switch off’ when you put it on.

Top: Bergamot, Green Leaves
Heart: Jasmine, Rose, Violet Accord, Warm Dried Fruits
Base: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Sweet Tonka, Musk, Vanilla

Escale à Pondichéry

A feminine fragrance launched by Dior in 2009. This is a wonderfully light fragrance, very airy. This transparency really helps with clearing the mind and getting rid of all unnecessary thoughts and worries when you smell this.

Top: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Black Tea
Heart: Sambac Jasmine, Cardomom
Base: Sandalwood

Gucci Guilty Absolute

A masculine fragrance launched by Gucci in 2017. This fragrance is rich and warm and very relaxing. Like wearing your favourite vintage leather jacket. As soon as you put the fragrance on you feel safe and secure, able to leave you worries behind you…

Notes: Woody notes, Patchouli, Vetiver


A classic fragrance for men, launched originally in 1961 by Guerlain. The fragrance had an image revamp in 2000 but has remained the same wonderfully rich and soothing vetiver fragrance that it has always been. My dear grandfather used to wear this fragrance. Every time I smell it, it takes me back to the carefree days of my childhood. When my grandfather passed away, I was given his bottle of Vetiver and I have cherished it ever since!

Bergamot, Neroli, Tobacco, Amber, Sweet Tonka

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