Have you noticed the man in your life giving you a judgemental look as you acquire yet another fragrance to add to your collection? The good news is that he will be welcoming some of the latest launches in the perfumery world. Here are the tricks up our sleeves (and pulse points):
A gender-neutral fragrance means that you’ve expanded your perfume collection – and his! He certainly won’t mind a gift that you can share.
Byredo Velvet Haze
If you both like something that smells fresh and earthy, then look no further than this new launch from boutique fragrance brand Byredo. Velvet Haze is infused with notes of ambrette, coconut water, patchouli, cocoa absolu, and wild musk. The invigorating scent is inspired by the counter-cultural movement of the 1960s, so it’s perfect for the low-key rebel in you.
Byredo Velvet Haze is available in two sizes: 100ml (SGD281) and 50ml (SGD191), and retails at Escentials Paragon.
Jo Malone English Oak duo
Musky herbaceous scents can smell very enchanting and alluring. We’re in love with the two new fragrances from Jo Malone: English Oak & Hazelnut and English Oak & Redcurrant. The former has spicier and more woody accords to it, while the latter is fresh, zesty, yet still musky. A candle has also been created in this scent for you to incense your house in the scent you both love.
The English Oak collection is available at all Jo Malone boutiques, and they retail at SGD104 for 30ml and SGD208 for 100ml.
In 2010, Diptyque launched the unisex Vetyverio EDT, and the popular scent is now available in an EDP this year. The scent retains its floral and woody notes, but with higher concentration of ingredients used. The new and stronger fragrance has surprising facets to it, so you’ll be surprised by accords of smokiness and florals that you don’t expect.
The fragrance uses Vetiver roots as the main ingredient, hence the name, and its freshness is accentuated with grapefruit.
Match up with him
While couple t-shirts are tacky, matching fragrances aren’t. The subtle way to “make a mark on him” is romantic and helps him remember you all day. And how can he judge you for getting yet another fragrance if he gets one too!
Calvin Klein Obsessed duo
Obsession by Calvin Klein, which featured supermodel Kate Moss as its face, is undoubtedly one of the most memorable fragrance campaigns ever. The new Obsessed fragrance is an updated take on the iconic fragrance and brought back Kate Moss and Mario Sorrenti (who photographed her for the Obsession campaign previously) for this project.
Obsessed for Women is an oriental aromatic fragrance, while Obsessed for Men is an oriental woody amber scent. Both scents are sleek and sophisticated, but come together beautifully to lend contrast to each other.
Obsessed for Women is available in three sizes: 100ml (SGD151), 50ml (SGD120), and 30ml (SGD85), and Obsessed for Men is available in three sizes: 125 ml (SGD130), 75ml (SGD93), and 30ml (SGD68). They are available at Tangs @ Tang Plaza and all department stores and Sephora stores.
You know what’s another fragrance he wouldn’t mind? A seductive scent that reminds him of how much he loves you.
YSL Mon Paris
The new YSL Mon Paris EDT will remind you of the first moments of attraction – it’s intriguing and mysterious. Its first notes are made up of bergamot, raspberry and blackberry, all of which lingering and inviting.
The heart notes is reminiscent of the first moments when you fall in love: the sensual notes of flowers are fresh, voluminous, and leave you a little light-headed.
Finally, its base notes represent the intoxication at the peak of passionate love. A bewitching conconction of patchouli, white musk, and ambrox rounds up the beautiful fragrance.
YSL Mon Paris EDT is available in two sizes: 90ml (SGD199) and 30ml (SGD99).