The Perfect Fragrance Wardrobe For The Festive Season
The festival of lights is just a stone-throw away and as you may be aware, it’s not just a one day affair. The Diwali celebrations span across a five-day period—which means five days of pure festivities, laughter, joy, and love shared with your near and dear ones. It’s that time of the year where you have the freedom to tap into your most vibrant and creative self— a splash of colour, a whole lot of sparkle and shine, and everything in between—it’s the only way to celebrate. After all, you’re bidding farewell to the old and embracing the new.
When it comes to Diwali celebrations, however, outfits and makeup usually take precedence, leaving you with just one fragrance that holds up the fort during the five-day festivities. But, if you’ve got an outfit for every day, why settle for less when it comes to your scent? This is the year you spice things up and celebrate each day of Diwali with fragrances that symbolise the day. From Dhanteras to Diwali to Bhai Dhooj, we’ve curated a fragrance wardrobe available at Parcos.com that fits in perfectly with the vibe of each of the occasions.
Day 1: Dhanteras: Strike Gold
Symbolised by the purchase of gold offered to Goddess Lakshmi, Dhanteras embodies peace, purity, and prosperity. Personifying the thought behind the festivities of the day, these fragrances encapsulate the symbol of Dhanteras perfectly through gold-inspired scents that are nothing but precious.
A fougere fragrance that glistens in gold, Carolina Herrera’s Bad Boy Gold Fantasy is the scent of the season. Perfect for the modern man, the tempting scent opens up to top notes of sparkling grapefruit and white pepper. At the heart lies notes of clary sage and vetiver, two essentials that add that earthy essence to the fragrance. The base notes of cocoa and tonka bean blended with the other notes makes this fruity fougere linger on, all through the wear.
An intense version of the iconic Good Girl, this fragrance is definitely a collector’s edition and one for the shelves. Part of the oriental family, the scent hosts hints of florals laced in a sweet and strong fragrance. It opens up to its nutty and sweet top notes of almond which eventually fade to its heart notes of tuberose and jasmine sambac—both come together seamlessly to leave you with a beautiful fragrance. Finally, the base notes of cocoa and tonka bean give the soft and sweet fragrance an intense warm and woody touch that lasts all day long.
Day 2: Choti Diwali – A Day Of Cleansing
The second day of the five-day festivities is all about the ‘cleanse’. Traditionally, aromatic oils are applied before a shower, as it symbolises the removal of impurities and other sins. Keeping that in mind, our curation of fragrances for Choti Diwali tap into the aromatic vibe, allowing you to retain that fresh scent all through the day.
A classic aromatic choice, Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme Vetiver is made for the refined and timeless man. The top notes of ginger open the fragrance with powerful warmth which is balanced by clary sage and woody vetiver which gives the scent a deeper, woodier embrace that lasts all through the wear.
M Micallef’s Ananda T Chai is a spicy aromatic fragrance that goes beyond the traditional and leaves you with a unique scent. Embracing you with a burst of lemon and bergamot, the top notes instantly refresh your senses. At the heart of the fragrance, you will find its middle notes of green tea, nutmeg, heliotrope, ylang ylang, thyme, fern, and rose, bringing a fresh and aromatic essence to the mix. Eventually, its base notes of spices, amber, vanilla, cedar, and white musk, give the fruity-floral fragrance a heady and heavy twist—sweet, spicy, woody, the contrast of notes is what makes this one an off-beat, yet sophisticated choice.
Day 3: Lakshmi Pooja + Diwali – Make A Lasting Impression
This is the day where longevity is key, especially considering the festivities last all through the day. Make a long-lasting impression with fragrances that entice you from the first spritz itself—they’re the kind that get heads turning. The notes of these scents linger through all the celebrations, from playing cards to bursting firecrackers to lighting diyas.
Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir – For Him
A mysterious and audacious fragrance that is meant for the sensual and bold man, Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir is the ultimate choice. With an overall woody fragrance, it hosts hints of citrus and florals packed beautifully together with heavier woody and earthy notes. The top notes of cypress and mandarin add that burst of freshness, while the middle notes of heart of musc bring that soft white floral touch to it. Finally, base notes of leather, sandalwood, tonka bean, and vetiver take the top and heart notes to the next level by adding that earthy, intense, and sensual sillage.
Versace Dylan Purple – For Her
A floral fragrance that entices your senses from the first spritz, Versace Dylan Purple surely makes a statement just by itself. Bright, elegant, and absolutely vibrant in all facets, the fragrance starts off with its top notes of Italian bitter orange orpur, pear juice, and bergamot accord, all of which burst into this happy and sparkling blend. Purple freesia, pomarose, and mahonial lie at the heart of this fragrance and can be best described as its true soul. Powerful and elegant, these notes breathe life into the scent and give it that bright and beautiful character. Finally, base notes of cedarwood, belambre, and sylkolide, strike that balance by lending a woody and musky accords to the overall fruity fragrance.
Day 4: Govardhan Puja: An Ode To Nature
Dive into nature with day four of the festival lights. The quieter celebration of the lot, Govardhan Puja honours Lord Krishna’s win against Indra, where Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Mountain. On this day, people tend to celebrate it by making a small hillock out of natural elements, to symbolise the win. Therefore, fragrances selected for this specific day pay homage to nature. Taking you back to your roots through familiar floral, fresh, green, and earthy notes, these fragrances are sure to take you back to a time that was.
Azzaro Wanted Eau De Toilette – For Him
A woody fragrance that is hard to resist, Azzaro’s Wanted has been designed for the enigmatic man. The woodiness of the scent isn’t as intense as one would imagine—as a matter of fact, the overall tonality of it is more balanced than one would assume. The fragrance opens up to top notes of lemon, ginger, lavender, and mint, all of which bring a refreshing citrus start to the scent. A mix of apple, juniper, and guatemala cardamom and geranium at the heart spices things up a little. Finally, the base notes of tonka bean, amberwood, and vetiver, tie the fragrance in a neat woody bow that’s perfect for daytime wear too.
L’eau d’Issey Rose & Rose – For Her
A bright fruity and floral fragrance, L’eau d’Issey Rose & Rose makes for a great light and airy go-to. Inspired by the dewy effect on flower petals, this perfume is a joyful bouquet waiting to be sprayed. It opens up to top notes of pear, pink pepper, and raspberry, all of which bring that fruity aroma to the scent. At the heart of the fragrance lies its notes of rose and osmanthus, which add an intense rosy accord that becomes the signature of the perfume. Lastly, the base notes of ambrox, cashmeran, and patchouli essence, bring out the warm and fresh side of the wild, leaving you in the arms of mother nature itself.
Day 5: Bhai Dhooj: A Bond To Be Celebrated
The last day of the festivities is a celebration of the bond between brother and sister. On Bhai Dhooj, the sisters take the lead by praying for their brother’s prosperity, life, and happiness, while offering them a feast to remember. Embodying that very bond between siblings, the scent is an amalgamation of both feminine and masculine notes—a contrasting blend that comes together beautifully to make the perfect fragrance suited for both brother and sister.
A woody fragrance that finds the sweet spot between feminine and masculine, Collection Les Sommets Moncler La Cordee is the refreshing scent that goes beyond gender. Inspired by nature, the scent has a woody base with bursts of fresh bergamot accord. The fragrance opens up to top notes of warm woods and tea, and soon enough the heart note of bergamot sets in. Eventually, you’ll notice the deeper undertone of the fragrance take over with its base notes of cypress essence and cashmeran. Reminiscent of a forest, this perfume is an unconventional choice that leaves a lasting impression. Don’t miss the apothecary-style bottle the fragrance is housed in—it’s a contemporary take on the timeless, traditional medicinal bottle which makes for a great shelf-topper too!