Happier through scent. That is the inspiration behind a trio of uplifting fragrances from Swiss haute jewelry brand, Chopard. This ode to joie de vivre taps the most pleasing natural ingredients known to stir positive emotions through their scent. The Chopard Happy trio, Lemon Deluci, Felicia Roses and Bigaradia, expresses joy through masterfully-blended scents for her and him.
Each is a different spin on a modern floral composition. One sniff and you’ll understand why master perfumer Dora Baghriche is in high demand for her sophisticated modern scents.
Lemon Dulci is a sparkling, lively floral-citrus-green scent that aims to help improve your mood via citrus essential oils – nature’s antidepressants. Blended with ginger and green leaves, and boosted with natural sweet apple extract, this scent is designed to make you smile. The mouth-watering aromas of orange flower water, mango and cucumber perfectly balance the citrus top notes.
Chopard Happy Lemon Dulci – with notes of citrus zest, lemon, mandarin, bergamot, ginger, shiso, orange blossom, apple, mango, cucumber, mint and woods.
Felicia Roses is an enveloping and comforting floral-fruity scent for her or him. Dora designed the fragrance to express love and happiness by combining luscious red and purple berries, roses and fresh spices. The scent opens with a burst of freshness thanks to the fresh berry notes. Pink grapefruit adds a fresh kick and the spices add warmth. Rose notes are often used by perfumers to express optimism and Baghriche demonstrates this beautifully. She mixes high quality rose oil with blackcurrant buds before adding geranium and ylang-ylang. A soothing and slightly sweet tonka bean base note anchors the eau de parfum.
Chopard Happy Felicia Roses – with notes of raspberry, pink pepper, pink grapefruit, rose, cassis, geranium, ylang ylang, tonka bean and cedar.
Bigaradia is a luminous ode to orange blossom with just a hint of sweetness thank to Provence natural honey. It starts with the purest and finest orange blossom absolute and a touch of neroli bigarade and petit grain. There is a clever balance between crispness and warm, ambery accents which gives it character and interest. Think of it as exuding soothing luminous energy.
Chopard Happy Bigaradia – with notes of orange blossom, neroli, green mandarin, bitter orange, carrot, Provence honey, jasmine sambac, patchouli, sesame, cedar and labdanum.
The Perfumer: Dora Baghriche
Often referred to as the “rebel perfumer”, Dora is an artist that brands approach when they want to reinvigorate their brands. She uses ingredients in unexpected ways such as taking a raspberry note but freezing it so it has a frosty effect.
“Lemon Dulci is an easy and mesmerizing fragrance that I like. It is the first thing I wear after my shower. I even keep a small bottle in my bag as I find it is something you can refresh yourself with throughout the day.” With more than 15 years of experience to her name and a list of exquisite creations (including Versace Vanitas) she excels at light, fresh scents. She says this trio of scents express joy in unique ways. “There are many types of joy. Lemon Dulci is about the joy of being energized. Felicia Roses is about the joy of starting anew. And Bigaradia is about the joy of letting go.” And yes, she is immensely proud of each creation. It definitely brought her joy.
Chopard Happy fragrances are available at Holt Renfrew in Canada and holtrenfrew.com