Words: Lauren Carbran
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to choose a gift for that special someone. Find your perfect scent below and we’ll match one for your partner…
YOU WEAR: HUGO BOSS BOSS THE SCENT FOR HER
BUY YOUR PARTNER: Hugo Boss Boss The Scent for him, a rich, masculine blend of spicy ginger, honey and leather accords. There’s nothing better to complement the sweet hints of honeyed peach, freesia and cocoa in your signature scent. Oh, and if you want to try the latest additions to the Hugo Boss family, opt for Boss The Scent For Her Private Accord (cocoa absolute and roasted tonka) and Boss The Scent For Him Private Accord (mocha and ginger). Valentine’s Day never smelt so good.
YOU WEAR: PACO RABANNE LADY MILLION FOR HER
BUY YOUR PARTNER: Paco Rabanne 1 Million for him, the ideal day-to-night scent to complement your favourite blend of raspberry and orange flower in Lady Million. 1 Million for him oozes peppermint, blood mandarin and sparkling fresh fruits for a sharp, energetic outcome. And once you smell it, you’ll be hooked.
YOU WEAR: ARMANI BECAUSE IT’S YOU FOR HER
BUY YOUR PARTNER: Armani Stronger With You for him – it’s the most romantic male fragrance on the block this Valentine’s Day. With cinnamon essence, glazed chestnut accord and lavender, it’s a treat for the senses. Switch it up and try the latest couple of Armani scents, Stronger With You Intensely for him (pink pepper, vanilla and amber) and In Love With You for her (black cherry and jasmine sambac). They’ve just launched, so grab them while you can…
YOU WEAR: PACO RABANNE PURE XS FOR HER
BUY YOUR PARTNER: Paco Rabanne Pure XS for him, an insanely sexy scent for Valentine’s Day, with ginger, cinnamon and vanilla for a mouth-watering finish. And as you’ll be smelling of the popcorn, sandalwood and ylang-ylang in Pure XS for her, we reckon you might just get the award for the best-smelling couple.
YOU WEAR: YSL BLACK OPIUM FOR HER
BUY YOUR PARTNER: YSL Y Eau de Parfum for him, the masculine, intense fragrance that smells of ginger, apple and tonka bean. Oh - and have you tried YSL Black Opium Click perfume pen? It clicks at its end and swipes onto your skin in a gel-like formula, which smells just like the original scent (but is way more practical for when you're on the go).
YOU WEAR: VIKTOR & ROLF FLOWERBOMB FOR HER
BUY YOUR PARTNER: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb for him, a spicy, addictive blend of saffron, cinnamon and leather. Chances are he's smelt it before and already loves it, so it’s a no-brainer buy for Valentine’s Day.
YOU WEAR: JEAN PAUL GAULTIER CLASSIQUE FOR HER
BUY YOUR PARTNER: Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male for him. If he’s sophisticated, elegant and bold, this one’s for him. It’s warm and fresh, mixing mint, cinnamon and vanilla, while the bottle is an icon of masculinity – perfect for Valentine’s Day.
YOU WEAR: DOLCE & GABBANA THE ONE HER
BUY YOUR PARTNER: Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men for him a vibrant, seductive combo of ginger, orange blossom and tobacco. What better to match your favourite scent filled with lychee, peach and jasmine? They’re a match made in heaven.