You love your guy’s scent, so much that you sleep in his shirt, lay on his pillow or get random whiffs of it throughout the day. Alas! We have rounded up some cures to the obsession of his lingering scent – four fragrances that are suitable for men and women. With these androgynous potions, you can share more than chocolates with him this Valentine’s Day.
An Ode to New York Oud
The New York Oud by Bond No. 9 retains the androgynous nature of the Old World oud, but this new concoction is not traditional by any means. The timeless scent has been modernized and given an urban flair, creating a unique New York flair.
A sumptuous rose bouquet blends with musky teakwood and earthy vetiver to create a lingering urban-forest accord. It even boasts a top note of honey-like saffron – what Cleopatra threw into her bath to enhance lovemaking. This Oud launches in time for Valentine’s Day at Bond No. 9, so spray some on as you leave the store, and let it linger all night through to Feb. 15.
Six Scents x Three Equals Amazing Sensory Overload
Six Scents Series Three evokes emotion that is a multi-sensory experience. Spraying on any of the Six Scents fragrances mimics the feeling you get when you put on a sexy dress – you just feel sexy. And that is exactly why it’s meant to be shared. For Series Three, six prominent designers from around the world collaborated with six perfumers to explore childhood memories and the influence of adolescence on identity. This collection for both men and women is a journey between the fading of innocence to the onset of rebellion, mischief and reality, with each scent being a completely different journey.
This collection isn’t only a gift for your significant other, a portion of proceeds goes to War Child International in support of reducing poverty, promoting education and standing up for children’s rights all over the world.
Take a look at their video on the inspiration behind the collection here.
You Can Wear Kate Walsh’s Boyfriend
Kate Walsh’s new perfume, called Boyfriend, is meant for women, but he won’t know the difference. The marriage of the feminine and masculine scent, created by Private Practice star, was the result of a breakup where she missed the scent left behind. Realizing she didn’t need a boyfriend to enjoy “lingering scent”, Boyfriend was born. The blend of woods and florals is meant to give you the feeling of wearing your boyfriend’s shirt to sleep, except you have it wherever you go.
Boyfriend is available exclusively at Sephora.
Tom Ford’s Exotic Dark Flower
Though Tom Ford’s Black Orchid is considered a women’s fragrance, we think it can go both ways. This dark flower is a far cry from a bunch of petunias. Black Orchid represents timeless luxury and worldly glamour reminiscent of classic fragrances.
This warm and spicy fragrance is a sensuous blend of black truffle and ylang with fresh bergamot and black currant as the top note. The heart is a mixture of the custom-made Tom Ford Black Orchid with dark, tempting florals and rich fruit accords deepened with intoxicating lotus wood. It is balanced with patchouli, incense and vetiver. Vanilla drops add a fluid creaminess to warm balsam and sandalwood. This fragrance whispers seduction.
Experience the Black Orchid at www.tomford.com.
*samples of some of these fragrances were provided for an adequate review