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Fitnessence, from House of Matriarch, is the fragrance I wear for my workouts. According to Christie Meshell, the creative force behind House of Matriarch, her aromatic woody fragrance from 2015 is…
“The original pre-workout fragrance…, formulated with natural essences to increase oxygen flow in the brain, activate beneficial hormonal changes, increase stamina and improve reflexes, benefit the circulatory system, signal the brain to lubricate the joints…”
She maintains that unlike other pre-workout boosters such as caffeine and energy drinks, FITNESSENCE works immediately and has no rebound effects, and …”in addition to the immediate boost, the sesquiterpenes in FITNESSENCE create an anchor of motivation in the brain, an association that grows stronger each time you smell the fragrance…”. 
How does Fitnessence smell?? The blend of over thirty essentials oils has a wonderful opening, refreshing and light, like a soft breeze in a Northwest cedar forest, cool green with a spicy undertone from nutmeg and clove, coriander and pepper, mixed with herbs, such as bay leaf, basil, and minty shiso. 
The heart goes deeper into the woods, with the distinctive sweaty note of cypress balanced by the clean grounding note of cedar, and the dark-blue evergreen scent of spruce forming an invigorating but still light-handed accord. A smattering of floral and herb notes, narcissus and green tea, add some intrigue. The base is welcoming and warm, with notes of frankincense, sandalwood, ginger, myrhh and amber mixing with the calming wood accord. 
Fitnessence is definitely non-gendered, and wears lightly on skin so that it remains in personal space, and is therefore ideal for a workout scent. Does it improve my performance, make me stronger? Who knows? What I can tell you after wearing it several times is that I’m enjoying the time I spend in the gym, look forward to going, and feel strong and pain-free after my workout sessions. Maybe those sesquiterpenes are really working. 
Notes: bay, basil, nutmeg, shiso, clove, galbanum, coriander, khella, atlas cedar, blend of five peppers, cypress, turmeric, coffee, linaloe berry, Texas cedar, spruce, narcissus, barberry, green tea, saw palmetto, goldenrod, helichrysum, frankincense, sandalwood, ginger, myrrh, opoponax, amber, eagles
Type: EdP
Perfumeur: Christie Mishell

Price: $6.00