Monday, August 12, 2013

Raya-worthy Scents fo All Occasions

[As published on Emmagem.com HERE]
With Raya in full swing, we’re pretty sure everyone’s having fun and catching up with friends and family right now. With so many outings to plan and attend, matching your outfits and head scarves to fragrances that are suitable for the occasion is important. Here are some of our favourites:
Delicate scented veil
Perfect for: visiting friends and family
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During the daytime, the heat can intensify the smell of your perfume, so it’s best to opt for a light and airy scent that’s versatile and ‘friendly’ for all noses.
Your goal: To smell fresh, even on a hot day.
Key notes to look out for: Rose, grass, peony, pear, verbena
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We recommend:
1. DKNY Pure A Drop of Rose
2. Annick Goutal Petite Cherie
3. Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede

Sweet seduction
Perfect for: a high-tea date
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Sweep him off his feet with a sweet scent with unique notes he just can’t put his finger on. Too much of a gourmand scent can be a little off-putting, so use sparingly. One or two sprays max should do the trick.
Your goal: To let him remember the way you smell (in a good way of course)
Key notes to look out for: Cherry, honey, vanilla, blackcurrant, peach
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We recommend:
1. Dior Addict Eau Delice
2. Marc Jacobs Honey
3. Avon Only Imagine

Classics with a twist
Perfect for: attending an open house
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Meeting new people and striking up conversations with strangers requires an extra bit of confidence. You can’t go wrong with these classic scents, which are lighter and more suitable for young ladies compared to their original predecessors.
Your goal: For that extra boost of confidence that you smell good
Key notes to look out for: Mimosa, ylang ylang, grapefruit, musk, water lily
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We recommend:
Bulgari Omnia Coral
L’eau d’Issey Summer 2013
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

Elegance in a bottle
Perfect for: meeting up with the girlfriends
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Only a girl will be able to tell the difference between what perfumes you wear. Don’t be put off by celebrity fragrances, sometimes the scent that lies behind the name is an unexpectedly pleasant surprise.
Your goal: To show that not all celebrity fragrances suck
Key notes to look out for: Lime, patchouli, jasmine, frangipani, sandalwood
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We recommend:
1. Katy Perry Killer Queen
2. Jessica Simpson Vintage Bloom
3. Rouge by Rihanna

Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin from all of us at Emmagem.com!

(Main image: designyourownperfume.co.uk   Other images: pinterest.com)

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