Fragrance Makes Me Happy – The wonders of scent play a crucial role in the human experience, this begins on our first day in the world and continues to be important throughout our lives.
There is an intimate connection between smell and emotion, and these can be influenced by the assortment of aromas around us.
Fragrance connects us with our food, our homes, nature, and the world that we live in to enhance our lives in many ways, affecting our mood, stress levels, apathy, happiness, sensuality, relaxation, stimulation, sleep patterns, self-confidence, and even our physical and cognitive performance.
Fragrance is positively associated with nostalgia, memory, and self-image, meaning that the right scents can evoke pleasant feelings and promote an overall improvement in well-being.
Buying perfume for yourself or a gift for a friend can be fun and exciting. Taking the time to understand your favourite fragrance notes, will turn the end experience into a more pleasurable one.
Some of the most common fragrance note categories include fresh, floral, spice, fruits, woods, and musk, each are typically used in specific note categories. For instance, fresh and floral scents are almost always top notes, that you will experience first, while woody and musky scents typically appear toward the bottom of the note pyramid and these will linger with you.
Perfume can play an important role in our wardrobe, giving us a unique aura and presence. This is created by the fragrance notes, each of the individual components, when combined, for a unified, pleasing perfume.
Women Talking tried a selection of Clinique fragrances, to discover their appeal. They have a dramatic range—from bright and upbeat to complex and sensuous.
Clinique Happy Eau de Parfum Spray – this is their best-selling women’s fragrance. Every citrus-bright, floral-fresh note holds the promise of a happy day, something we could all do with!
What It Does
A hint of citrus. A wealth of flowers. A mix of emotions. First launched in 1997 and formulated with happiness as its north star, Happy is still their bestselling women’s fragrance today. An uplifting scent that combines fresh, vibrant notes—ruby red grapefruit, bergamot—with soft, sensual ones—Hawaiian wedding flower, spring mimosa.
Grapefruit and bergamot bring crisp freshness.
Bergamot, mimosa, and Hawaiian wedding flower add softness and sensuality.
Clinique Happy Heart Eau de Parfum Spray – A rich, fresh floral fragrance that celebrates the romantic side of Happy.
What It Is
A wealth of flowers. A hint of warmth. A deepening of emotions. With a heart of water hyacinth, brightened with Mandarin and blond woods. Wear it and have a happy heart.
Mandarin, Cucumber, Yellow Primrose, Water Hyacinth, Blondewood, Sandalwood.
Fresh. Warm. Optimistic.
How To Use
Spray onto pulse points: wrist, neck, and chest.
Aromatics Elixir Eau de Parfum Spray – A cult classic scent defined by a complex blend of luxury notes, for an incomparable and intense fragrance.
What It Is
A cult classic scent defined by a complex blend of luxury notes, for an incomparable and intense fragrance.
The classic elixir combines over 700 ingredients to create a confident, sensuous fragrance that goes far beyond the role of perfume.
Rich vetiver, lush oakmoss, and luxurious patchouli are balanced with the soft floralcy of ylang-ylang and rose—a bold blend that stirs the senses and spirit in subtle, pleasing ways. A uniquely intense and non-conformist fragrance that always makes a statement, Aromatics Elixir is designed for the true individual.
Patchouli brings an intense, warm sensuality.
Vetiver adds rich woody earthiness and an air of freshness.
Oakmoss adds rich green notes.
Ylang-ylang and Rose oil impart a subtle, sweet floralcy.
As well as floral fragrances, other favourites in the Clinique Fragrance range include: