Confident Women Own This Type of Perfume—Do You?
Cultivating feelings of confidence at work is one of those things that looks different for everyone. It may be that a sharply cut blazer is all you need to feel self-assured in the office, or perhaps you need daily meditation or empowering mantras. However you choose to find and manage professional courage, the fact is a little extra window dressing never hurts. Case in point: When's the last time you saw someone wearing red lipstick at work that didn't look like they had their stuff together? (Not sure we've ever seen one, TBH.)
Fragrance is another beauty tool you can use to boost your confidence at work, since your sense of smell is linked to your emotions. In order to find out EXACTLY what to wear when you need a boost, we reached out to French perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. A master of scents, Kurkdjian came back to us with one type of perfume he believes suits those times you could really use a shot in the arm. According to Kurkdjian, your best bet is something fresh but sophisticated. "To feel confident during a work day, you can choose something easy to wear but yet very elegant. Our new eau de toilette Aqua Celestia [launching into Mecca in April] offers a heavenly freshness sensation that helps you to feel relaxed and calm." A chic mix of mint, lime, blackcurrant and mimosa, if you can't get your mitts on Aqua Celestia (pictured below), we'd suggest looking for something equally polished. Not a fan of clean, green scents? Ultimately it's about wearing something that makes you feel powerful. In Kurkdjian's words: "In the end the most beautiful fragrance is one that gives you that incomparable emotion—what matters the most is that you have that connection." We couldn't agree more.