The Peace­mak­ers

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You may find that fra­grances can mean one thing to you and some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent to an­other per­son, but there’s no deny­ing the calm­ing and re­lax­ing ef­fects of these cud­dle-like notes. When you’re hav­ing a bad day, or even if you need a bit of love in your life, these are the in­gre­di­ents to look out for…

Oud

What it does for you: finds you that lov­ing feel­ing Nick­named liq­uid gold, oud is a rare resin that’s formed when the bark of the South­east Asian agar tree be­comes in­fected with a par­tic­u­lar type of mould. We know, not the pret­ti­est of de­scrip­tions – but the pay­off is worth it, as this se­duc­tive scent can give the wearer the feel­ing of deep tran­quil­lity and har­mony, per­fect for spritz­ing in the bed­room. We’re cur­rently get­ting our fix with Clean Re­serve Sueded Oud, £79, which is a fresh and creamy take on tra­di­tional oud.

Jas­mine

What it does for you: helps with de­pres­sion Feel­ing a bit down? This lit­tle plant is sci­en­tif­i­cally proven to help the brain reg­u­late feel­ings of stress and anx­i­ety. It’s also great for calm­ing nerves and is com­monly used as a nat­u­ral rem­edy be­cause of its up­lift­ing prop­er­ties. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also an aphro­disiac. Try The Body Shop In­dian Night Jas­mine, £15.

Laven­der

What it does for you: Lifts anx­i­ety Laven­der has been used in fra­grances for thou­sands of years. It’s been known not only to calm nerves but re­lieve anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion, and it can also be a handy aid for sleep and headaches. Need to feel lifted? Creed Aberdeen Laven­der, £175, is pretty pricey, but a whiff is all you need.

vanilla

What it does for you: helps with mind­ful­ness If you need a lit­tle help with de­par­ture from the daily grind, this is the note for you. Vanilla’s balmy, warm, sweet fra­grance can soothe, bal­ance, re­lieve in­ner ten­sion and put you in a good mood. You’ll love the time­less scent of Guer­lain Shal­i­mar, £50. It com­bines rose, jas­mine and, of course, vanilla to en­velop you in the love story it’s based on.

rose

What it does for you: boosts con­fi­dence and calms There’s a rea­son we love rose so much. It’s a big hit­ter when it comes to height­en­ing our emo­tions, en­cour­ag­ing pos­i­tiv­ity, strength­en­ing con­fi­dence and in­creas­ing hap­pi­ness. It’s the scent we rely on to put us back into a bet­ter frame of mind. We’re ob­sessed with new Chanel No 5 L’eau, £85: it takes the power of rose and mixes it with jas­mine to cre­ate the ul­ti­mate mood-boost­ing bou­quet.

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