Natural perfumier Aftelier Perfumes are inspired by the beneficial properties of jasmine and the lesson in optimism offered by the classic by Voltaire to create a fragrance called Candide. Quoting research from the Journal of Biological Chemistry which has found natural jasmine to be better than Valium at calming and soothing, perfumer Mandy Aftel perfected a cheerful blend...
"The sunny color comes from the orange shades of jasmine , pink grapefruit, and blood orange essences. The smell of jasmine is uplifting and cheerful in a sexy way – the perfect blend of high and low, sweet and dirty. The pink grapefruit is juicy and sweet; the blood orange smells of mouth-watering orange mixed with raspberries. The name is an homage to the great novel from Voltaire, with its theme of optimism."
Prices: $150 for 1/4 fl oz plus a complimentary mini kit and $45 for 2 ml.
Via press release