My Favourite Smell – Laura Bermingham

My Favourite Smell – Laura Bermingham shares her all-time favourite scent.


Continuing the series My Favourite Smell, Laura Bermingham, well-known Beauty Expert for Ireland AM and Irish Mail on Sunday, gives us the inside on her all time fave smell sensations…

laura bermingham

The question: What is your favourite smell, other than perfume, and why?


My favourite scent is freshly cut grass. I grew up in the city centre without a garden, and where the only way we would have experienced scent, would be from trips to a park or on days out of the city. I live near the sea now and being able to smell both regularly is really uplifting – nature is the best inspiration for all fragrance.

coast + grass scene

We totally agree with Laura – the natural smell of cut-grass is one that can evoke good memories of summer holidays or just lazy days in the park with your mates.
There are a lot of perfumes that have captured a ‘fresh cut-grass’ scent but since you can’t squeeze grass to get an oil, the scent is replicated using Cis 3 Hexanol (an aldehyde) which gives an intense odour of freshly cut green grass and leaves.

CIS3 Hexanol


See some more in the My Favourite Smell series or let us know your favourite smell (that isn’t a perfume) in the comments box below.