Perfect Scents for Post-Lockdown
Lockdown is gradually easing and as restrictions are beginning to lift, it’s time for many of us to start venturing out again and meeting friends and family. After 3 national lockdowns and many different tier systems and local restrictions, April 12th felt like a huge milestone with retail and hospitality being able to reopen in some capacity.
With that in mind, if your post-lockdown social calendar is slowly stating to fill up again, you’ll need the perfect fragrance for your upcoming engagements! Whether you’re looking for a perfume or aftershave, here is a round-up of the perfect scents to show off on your next trip to the beer garden.
The best post-lockdown perfumes
When it comes to finding a signature perfume, the choice is endless. What’s more, the perfume for your first outing after lockdown can feel like a momentous occasion, with a glamorous spritz of your neck and wrists before you head out the door. We’ve got a variety of amazing perfumes, some new and some old favourites.
Launched in 2020, Armani My Way is a new, contemporary fragrance that has been crafted from the finest natural ingredients. Housed in a striking bottle, My Way encapsulates curiosity, reinvention and connection with others, the perfect theme for a post-lockdown fragrance.
Opening with bergamot and orange blossom, My Way has a floral heart of tuberose and jasmine. It sits on a woody, warm base of cedarwood, vanilla and white musk, resulting in the perfect balance of bright florals and earthy tones. It’s available in 30ml, 50ml and a refillable 90ml bottle.
Lancôme Idôle L’Intense
Another new fragrance, Lancôme Idôle L’Intense is an addictive version of the original perfume, described as a chypre floral fragrance. A tenacious and unforgettable scent, Idôle L’Intense is housed in an elegant and classic bottle.
Opening with both bitter orange and Mandarin orange, this perfume has a radiant burst before moving into a stunning floral heart of rose, jasmine and musk. With a base of cashmere, patchouli, vanilla and sandalwood, it is a sensual fragrance that will add an intense touch to your collection.
Dolce & Gabbana The One
Described as an amber floral fragrance, Dolce & Gabbana The One has been a best-selling perfume since 2006. Inspired by oriental scents, the fragrance brings together fruity, floral and warming woody notes perfectly.
Opening with peach, lychee and bergamot, The One has a floral heart of lily, jasmine and plum. Finishing on a base of vanilla, amber and vetiver, The One is an alluring fragrance with character.
Elie Saab Le Parfum Royal
Launched in 2019 and inspired by the elegance and femininity of a queen, Elie Saab Le Parfum Royal is a bold chypre fragrance with a floral heart. Opening with Mandarin orange, it has a heart of rose and neroli, before finishing on a base of vanilla, patchouli and amber.
The perfect combination of notes as the weather continues to improve, Le Parfum Royal is powerful, feminine and simply fit for a queen.
Our final choice for post-lockdown perfumes is a timeless classic, continuing to be a huge hit since its release in 1999. An opulent and elegant fragrance, Dior J’Adore is beautifully balanced with shimmering notes housed in a curvaceous bottle.
Opening with fruity notes of melon, peach and bergamot, J’Adore has a heart bursting with floral tones of tuberose, orchid, freesia, jasmine, lily and rose. With a base of musk, vanilla and blackberry, it is a fresh yet sensual perfume that is perfect for every occasion.
Perfect post-lockdown aftershaves
As lockdown continues to ease, it’s time to upgrade your aftershave collection for when your social calendar begins to fill up again! We have a variety of classic scents that will do just the job whether you’re sat in the beer garden with friends or going to dinner on a date.
Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport
Launched in 2012, Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport is a sportier version of the original, created with an energetic scent that is perfect for any occasion. Housed in a simple but striking bottle, there is no wonder this is a popular choice.
Opening with sparkling citrus notes of grapefruit and bergamot, it has a spicy heart of nutmeg and leather, before finishing on a woody base of vetiver and cedar. Both aromatic and masculine, this is a must-have for your next purchase.
Davidoff Hot Water
We all know and love Cool Water by Davidoff, but have you ever tried Davidoff Hot Water? This alternative aftershave is ideal for evening wear, with an oriental-spicy scent that features some very unique notes. Housed in an eye-catching deep red bottle, it’s time to heat things up.
Opening with notes of absinthe and basil, Hot Water has a fascinating heart of paprika and patchouli for a spicy kick. Finishing on a base of benzoin, which is a balsamic resin, and styrax which is a woody floral shrub, this is a very balanced fragrance with just the right amount of warmth.
JPG Le Male
First launched in 1995, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male is an aromatic fragrance housed in its unique bottle shaped like a torso. It has continued to be a popular choice for everyday wear since its initial release, with a mix of citrus, herbal and woody notes that result in a fresh scent.
Opening with mint, lavender and bergamot, Le Male has a heart of caraway, cinnamon and orange blossom, before finishing on a woody base of vanilla, sandalwood and tonka bean.
The affordable German brand has been a favourite since its launch in the 1980s, with a choice of playful but masculine fragrances for every occasion. Its original aftershave, Joop Homme, was released in 1989 in its striking fuchsia bottle that set a trend with its classic fragrance.
With opening notes of orange blossom, bergamot and lemon, it has a unique heart of jasmine, lily, cinnamon and cardamom for an oriental twist. Finishing on a base of sandalwood and vanilla, Joop Homme is the perfect long-lasting aftershave for everyday wear.