Nothing is more memorable than a smell. For us travel is the scent of fresh grapefruit squeezed into juice, crushed lavender in the palm of your hand, musty vintage shops stacked with books and forgotten relics, aromatic coffee and fresh pastries, sea air punctuated with balmy coconut infused sun cream. Smell evokes memories so deeply that we feel as though we are transported back to that very moment in time.
We're celebrating the launch of Laboratory Perfumes at Wanderlust Life. Laboratory Perfumes craft unique, gender-free fragrances, scientifically formulated to react to the wearer and evolve over the day. Inspired by the natural flowers, herbs and aromatic botanicals of Britain and beyond, the range of scents and candles are made from natural oils, selected with care and blended with precision. We have picked out our favourite scents and discussed what and most importantly where they remind us of.
For us, the distinctive coconut infused smell of blossoming gorse is one of the most quintessential milestones of summer. After, what feels like the longest summer in decades, the Gorse bushes are flourishing and we are filling our pockets with little mementos to remind us of sun-drenched summer days spent by the sea. Laboratory perfumes have collected and distilled this scent in the most beautiful way and we are truly in love. We thought that the perfect gem to compliment this scent would be our ever enchanting sea glass chalcedony, also inspired by the rugged coastlines of Devon and Cornwall.
Location: Devon and Cornwall
Gem: Sea Glass Chalcedony
Exotic and indulgent, we hold our hands to our face and immerse ourselves in the scent of Tonka. The scent was born out of Laboratory perfumes kitchen, whilst rummaging in the spice cupboard. They discovered that beneath their peppery notes of pink peppercorns, the dried berries of the Peruvian pepper tree have a finely balanced floral fruitiness to their aroma. By combining this scent with the zing of mandarin and adding notes of vanilla-tobacco, the Tonka scent was born. On inhalation we are instantly transported to the soaring peaks and serene waters of Peru. The complex and earthy scent takes us across mountain tops and deep into lush valleys draped in history. We paired the scent of Tonka with our energy clearing, clear topaz. Much like the breathtaking views on top of Machu Picchu, the clear topaz aids mental clarity and boost energy levels.
Gemstone: Clear Topaz
As Summer is drawing to a close, make sure you hold onto those holiday moments and connect with the smells around you.