I Tested Dozens of New Fragrances and Can Confidently Say These Are the Top 5
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I had big international travel plans for this year, but the longest trip I've taken in the last 12 months was a walk around the block. With my biggest destination these days being the left cushion on my couch, I've found a new way to transport myself to places far, far away: fragrance.
Are you longing to visit the coasts of Italy? No problem. In need of some R&R that only a luxurious bubble bath at a resort can fix? I've got you. You just need the right bottle of perfume. Scent has the ability to elicit an emotion, bring back a memory, and even boost your mood. That's why so many people have been leaning into their favourite fragrances while working from home. "Scent is more than just something we like; it can be tied into our confidence and linked to our ability to self-soothe by reminding us of times when we felt powerful," psychotherapist Daryl Appleton, MD, told POPSUGAR.
There are more than enough new perfumes out there to unlock your own mini-holiday. To help you pick the right destination in a bottle, I tried dozens of brand-new scents and hand-selected my favourite fragrances for 2021. See which ones made the cut ahead, no matter what experience you're after.