Perfume High Notes

Perfume High Notes

Find the perfect fragrance for your nose! If you have a highly-sensitive sniffer that's often overwhelmed by strong perfumes, go for the essential oils. If you are a bit sensitive, but can tolerate a stronger aroma, try an all natural perfume. Or if you are looking for a heady scent, try the more potent fragrances.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Sense & Sensitivities, in InStyle Magazine, November 2015 issue.

Amy Synnott - Executive Editor InStyle

Hit Your High Note

"Two friends walk into the fragrance aisle at a crowded department store. One shudders and makes a beeline for the shoe section while the other barely notices the tsunami of aromas. Been there? Turns out a person's 'receptiveness' has a huge impact on the perception (and appreciation) of fragrance. Amy Synnott sniffs out the best blends across the spectrum." -- Amy Synnott, Executive Editor InStyle | Read the entire article @ InStyle.com

If You Like VANILLA


Aveda Vanilla Absolute

Aveda
Vanilla Absolute

Pure Oil
singular note essential oil
essential oil, 1 oz., $28
aveda.com
Pacifica Island Vanilla

Pacifica
Island Vanilla

Natural Blend
fruits, honey-jasmine, vanilla, tea
natural spray perfume, 1 oz., $22
pacificabeauty.com
Dior Feve Delicieuse

Christian Dior
Feve Delicieuse

Potent Perfume
tonka bean, vanilla, praline, caramel
eau de parfum 4.2 oz., $210
dior.com
If You Like ROSE

Jurlique Rose Essential Oil

Jurlique
Rose

Pure Oil
pure essential oil
essential oil, 0.03 oz., $51
jurlique.com
Aftelier Perfumes Wild Roses

Aftelier Perfumes
Wild Roses

Natural Blend
apricot, rose, tarragon, anise, vanilla
natural eau de parfum, 0.25 oz., $180
aftelier.com
Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere

Chanel
No.5 Eau Premiere

Potent Perfume
rose, jasmine, neroli, ylang ylang
eau de parfum 1.7 oz., $100
chanel.com
If You Like VETIVER

Aura Cacia Vetiver

Aura Cacia
Vetiver

Pure Oil
organic essential oil
essential oil, 0.5 oz., $17
amazon.com
Heeley Vetiver Veritas

Heeley Paris
Vetiver Veritas

Natural Blend
vetiver, grapefruit, lavender, mint
natural eau de parfum, 1.7 oz., $195
aedes.com
Carven Vetiver

Carven
Veiver

Potent Perfume
petitgrain, lavender, vetiver, moss
eau de toilette 3.33 oz., $102
saks.com

If You Like JASMINE


Apothecary Shoppe Jasmine Sambac

Apothecary Shoppe
Jasmine Sambac

Pure Oil
absolute essential oil
essential oil, 0.03 oz., $25
apothecary-shoppe.com
Red Flower Champa

Red Flower
Champa

Natural Blend
vetiver, grapefruit, lavender, mint
organic perfume, 0.5 oz., $186
redflower.com
Diptyque Essences Insensees Jasmin

Diptyque
Essences Insensees Jasmin

Potent Perfume
jasmine, orange flower, basil
eau de parfum 2.5 oz., $175
nordstrom.com

If You Like BERGAMOT


Aura Cacia Bergamot

Aura Cacia
Bergamot

Pure Oil
organic essential oil
essential oil, 0.25 oz., $15
amazon.com
Strange Invisible Perfumes Leo

Strange Invisible Perfumes
Leo

Natural Blend
bergamot, cardamom, neroli, jasmine
botanical eau de parfum, 0.5 oz., $125
siperfumes.com
Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot

Tom Ford
Venetian Bergamot

Potent Perfume
bergamot, pepper, gardenia, cedar
eau de parfum 1.7 oz., $220
tomford.com

If You Like NEROLI


Apothecary Shoppe Neroli

Apothecary Shoppe
Neroli

Pure Oil
organic essential oil
essential oil, 0.03 oz., $20
apothecary-shoppe.com
Tsi La Organics Fiori d'Arancio

Tsi-La Organics
Fiori d'Arancio

Natural Blend
orange blossom, tangerine, vanilla
organic eau de parfum, 1.7 oz., $95
spiritbeautylounge.com
Nomenclature Effloresce

Nomenclature
Effloresce

Potent Perfume
orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine
eau de parfum 3.4 oz., $165
aedes.com

Read the entire story at InStyle.com



Amy Synnott photo © InStyle

(Synnott, Amy. "Sense & Sensitivities." InStyle Nov. 2015: 161-164)





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