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The Top 4 Fragrance Trends for 2021

By Olivia Carlin

5 Min Read

Searching for a new signature scent? Whether you're looking for a new perfume to wear as the seasons change or refresh your home scents, discover the top fragrance trends you need to know this year with our expert insights. 

Woman spraying perfume onto neck

01. Mood Boosting Blends

Enhance your wellbeing and promote positivity 

This year especially has seen an increase in 'feel-good' fragrances that promote joy, positivity and a sense of optimism. Many of us have been seeking small moments of happiness from the comfort of home, looking for fragrances that help to boost our mood and make us feel good. 

Aromatherapy, or the use of fragrance to improve our wellbeing, is on the rise this year... Citrus notes and essential oils of grapefruit, bergamot or lemon help promote feelings of joy and happiness.

- Robin Fisher, Product Manager 

With an uplifting blend of pink grapefruit, lemon and orange, our Just Grapefruit collection of Scented Candles, Diffuers and Room Sprays make a stylish addition to any space. Alternatively, if you love citrus scents, try our Glenashdale Bath & Shower Gel. A refreshing blend of grapefruit and vetiver that helps to create a bright and beautiful start to your day. 

02. A Nod to Nostalgic Scents

Fragrances that bring comfort 

How many of you have re-watched your favourite TV show or your favourite book? The uncertainty of the last year has resulted in many of us searching for familiar fragrances and experiences that evoke a sense of comfort and nostalgia. Given that our sense of smell is intrinsically linked to the part of our brain which processes emotions and memories, it's no surprise that we're seeking particular fragrance notes and accords which brings us feelings of comfort. 

With notes of delicate rose petals and citrus intertwined round a warming sandalwood heart, our signature After the Rain Eau de Toilette captures the true essence of Scotland. Whether it's from childhood visits to the Isle of Arran or days spend outside in the typical Scottish 'summer', this comforting fragrance helps you to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. 

Image of perfume on bedside table

03. A Floral Affair 

White flowers continue to captivate

Another emerging trend this year is the theme of escapism. With many of us spending more time outdoors or sparking our creativity by turning our hand to new hobbies, the possibilities of what the future might hold have fuelled our imaginations like never before. That's why heady white flowers, such as jasmine and tuberose, continue to captivate our senses and transport us to another moment in time. 

Renowned for its calming and stress-relieving properties, our Jasmine & Philadelphus Diffuser blends the soft notes of jasmine with the mellow, floral hints of tuberose and philadelphus to relax both mind and body, allowing you to let your creativity run wild.

Table in lounge with Reed Diffuser and Scented Candles

04. Sustainable Switches

Eco-Friendly Favourites

Now more than ever, we're adopting a 'less is more' approach to fragrance. By adopting a more conscious approach to our shopping, we're allowing ourselves more time to find sustainable items that allow us to feel good while playing our part in protecting the environment too. 

At ARRAN Sense of Scotland, we are committed to protecting our natural environment and crafting vibrant, evocative scents which allow us to connect with nature. That's why we continue to use natural ingredients of the highest quality wherever possible throughout our Perfume and Home Fragrance collections. Each and every one of the tins in our Home Fragrance range is 100% recyclable, with sustainably-sourced and fully recyclable paper packaging in our perfumes and fine fragrance. 

Image of Candles, Diffusers and Room Spray with geraniums and watering can in background

Find Your Signature Scent

Try our fragrance finder quiz 

Not sure where to start? Answer a few short questions and let us help you find your perfect fragrance pairing with our Fragrance Finder quiz. 


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