Perfume houses often refer to certain fragrances as romantic, but what exactly makes a scent romantic? Well, it all comes down to the notes in the fragrance. Certain romantic scents fire up olfactory triggers in our brains, evoking feelings of love and desire. This in turn increases blood flow and circulation – which lowers our inhibitions, reduces stress, and gives us a feeling of renewed vitality.
For instance, the fragrance industry often uses floral scents to create soft, feminine fragrances that highlight a woman’s innocent, subtle sensuality. You’ll find floral notes such as rose and jasmine in almost all popular romantic scents. Sometimes lavender for a more calming, earthy effect. Oriental or amber notes are also common in romantic perfumes. These are usually paired with notes of sandalwood, musk, or vanilla. As well as smelling luxurious and sensual, these deeper notes, such as vanilla, are also considered aphrodisiacs and offer a very warming and comforting scent that can go a long way towards creating a romantic mood for any evening.