Perfume has been a part of the civilized society since the earliest of human civilizations. It has been a part of the cultural fabric of human societies all over the world in varying forms. The word perfume is derived from the Latin word per fumos meaning 'by fumes'.
Perfume has been synonymous with sophistication ever since its invention and it probably was the basis of its invention. Pleasant scents make us happy, the class that wanted itself to be apart from the rest started endorsing perfume and thus it became part of our day-to-day life.
With more and more progressive evolution of societal values, perfume was not limited to a certain class, and anybody with the means to buy it could wear it. Today, it is a beauty staple. No ensemble is complete without a scent.
The perfect scent for you depends on your personality, the season and your own olfactory palate. It also needs to be in sync with the kind of look you are going in for, the occasion and the time of the day. So, here is a review of some of the most trending perfumes of 2017 to help you out.
1. Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf
This perfume has a floral scent with a significant Asian aesthetic. The notes are dominated by striking spring scents of jasmine, rose and patchouli. Cattleya orchid forms the balancing middle note. This is the ideal fragrance for a garden party or a lunch date with your girlfriends. It says you are playful and in the mood for enjoying a few mimosas under the sun.
2. Hermes Eau des Merveilles Bleue
Created by Christine Nagel, this scented luxury is inspired by the gurgling sounds of water streaming over pebbles. It has calming notes of sea, base notes of patchouli and a woody tone. It is ideal for creating an earthy effect. You can wear it on a day-to-day basis for a walk around town or for a cozy rendezvous with some close friends.
3. Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture
The brand best identified with loungewear has launched this perfume with a similar laidback aesthetic. Let out the wild child in you with this fruity perfume, with hints of flowers. Fun top notes of berries and base of vanilla make it an ideal perfume for a poolside party. The touch of jasmine in between gives it an elegant feminity.
4. Nirvana Rose
Yet another romantic number by the Olsen Twins, Nirvana Rose is taken to the next level by its exquisite sensual notes. It is ideal for a date night or an after-party. The packaging is in tune with its inspiration. The red bottle with gold accents explicitly says romance. As the name suggests, it has top and middle notes of Rose de Mai and geranium. The base note is vetiver. It is a must have in your perfume inventory for this 2017.
5. Eau de Parfum by Chloe
It is a floral perfume with a sophisticated English garden scent. It is not too intense and has hints of amber. Top notes are those of rose and peony. It has a middle note of honey that descends into the sublime notes of cedarwood. It has a well-rounded fragrance, ideal for tea parties and book readings.
6. Light Blue by Dolce Gabbana
It is a quintessential Italian fragrance with a myriad of notes all combining to give it the vibrant flair that the Italia are known for. The inspiration for this perfume is the classic Italian femme fatale. Summary top notes of cedar and apple transitioning into middle notes of bamboo, jasmine and rose and finally settling around citron, amber and the earthy musk that lingers in the mind. This type of perfume can be worn to a wedding but will also make its mark at an office party.
7. Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
Aptly named, this perfume is addictive. It sets itself apart from other perfumes this season with its punch of coffee in the opening notes, followed by sublime vanilla and decadent white florals. It is a must have for all you forces of nature. It has a determined tone balanced with the fine feminine elegance.
8. Chance by Chanel
Interpretation of the power of chance and serendipity, this perfume is exciting and effervescent. Four fragrances come together, as if in a chance meeting to create this undoubtedly remarkable set of perfumes. Chance Eau Vive is explosive and invigorating, Chance Eau Tendre is refreshing, Chance Eau Fraiche is floral and airy and Chance has a playful childlike vibe. Take a leap of faith and choose one this 2017, and it can lead you to the unexpected.
9. Daisy Dream by March Jacobs
This perfume screams summer. The warm blue skies and the free-spirited daisies form the inspiration of this fragrance. It is a warm blend of fruity and floral scents. Opening notes are the resonant fruity aromas of grapefruit and blackberries, which go on to be enveloped by the middle notes of blue wisteria, jasmine, and lychee. This soft bouquet of fragrances sits in the lap of earthy base notes of musk, white woods, and coconut water. It is apt for wearing to a Sunday brunch.
10. Versace Bright Crystal
As the flagship perfume of the brand, it has carved a niche in the perfume market with a dedicated following year after year. It's simple yet versatile, unobtrusive yet lingering medley of floral and musky scents. Top notes include pomegranate and yuzu, followed by lotus and acajou and final notes of musk and amber. It is an ideal fragrance for the office and family reunions.
These are the top perfume picks for 2017. There is something for everyone in this selection. Perfume inventories should be constantly updated because your scent defines your personality, which is always evolving, except for the constancy of the core values that each person represents differently. The same should reflect in the perfumes you select.