Sometimes when you’re feeling sad, all you need is a spa session in your own bathroom, and one of these luxurious scents will be sure to lift your spirits. Here are our current picks to get into that happy space.
CHANEL COCO MADEMOISELLE FOAMING SHOWER GEL
Above: CHANEL COCO MADEMOISELLE FOAMING SHOWER GEL, $80 (200ml) from SG-ESHOP.CHANEL.COM.
When your shower gel smells of COCO MADEMOISELLE, you know you’re living the life. This small luxury is light in texture and lathers into a delightful foam when it comes into contact with water. It wraps skin in the iconic feminine oriental scent that is full of personality and surprisingly fresh. A little goes a long way, so this 200ml bottle will actually last for many wonderful baths.
PENHALIGON’S THE FAVOURITE BODY & HAND LOTION AND WASH
ABOVE: PENHALIGON’S THE FAVOURITE BODY & HAND LOTION (LEFT, $89 for 300ml) AND WASH (RIGHT, $69 for 300ml), available from penhaligon’s boutiques.
It’s easy to see why this scent is called The Favourite; it’s a floral woody musk that’s universally pleasing, with key notes of golden mimosa, Mandarin, violet leaf and bergamot. This combination of a hand soap and lotion will delight you each time you wash your hands, plus it’ll just scream “good taste” to any visiting guest.
DIOR LUCKY LIQUID HAND SOAP
Above: Dior Lucky Liquid Hand Soap, $98 (350ml), from SHOP.DIOR.COM.SG.
The Lucky scent from Christian Dior came about from the designer’s penchant for being superstitious. He would stitch a stem of Lily Of The Valley into the seam of his dresses for good luck, and Dior’s Perfumer was inspired by this and so created the Lucky fragrance around this favourite flower.
This liquid soap version is delicately scented with the Lucky fragrance, and creates a full lather that envelopes skin in softness and comfort. The bottle is very pretty too.
LOEWE LIQUORICE BAR SOAP
Above: Loewe Liquorice bar soap, US$56.44 (298g), from NET-A-PORTER.COM.
If there’s ever a soap that is stunning, it would be this one from LOEWE. It’s a beautiful, stark black block of soap, that’s debossed with the LOEWE logo and threaded onto a rope cord. It’s super chic, and best of all, smells heavenly. Just hanging this in the bathroom will scent the whole room with the rich aroma of nature’s sweet root.
ORIBE BODY & FRAGRANCE COLLECTION
Above: (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) Oribe VALLEY OF FLOWERS EDP, $176 (75ML), Côte d’Azur EDP, $176 (75ML), DESERTLAND REPLENISHING BODY WASH, $68 (300ML), DESERTLAND RESTORATIVE BODY CRÈME, $92 (300ML). available at Oribe salons and retailers.
Oribe is well-known for their high performance hair care collection, and also their signature scent, Côte d’Azur, and now the brand has expanded into a body and fragrance line that includes a decadent body wash and lotion. These come in three fragrances: the iconic Côte d’Azur, and two new scents, Valley of Flowers and Desertland.
We love the Desertland products that smell… green. Like the bottle. It’s a comforting scent of being out in nature, and feeling at peace at the end of a stressful day. The notes include bright, crisp notes of juniper berry, desert wildflowers and Texas cedarwood.