Scent is our most intimate sense. But even for the most romantic among us, a full bottle of perfume can be a big commitment. A cheeky gift of scented something still says you care, but lets your partner keep their signature rituals; independent but interconnected.
Here are some of our favourite sensual scented gifts.
MON AMOUR CANDLE Etiket Originally conceived as a limited edition candle for Valentine’s Day, it quickly became a staff and client favourite. Moving beyond the obvious Hallmark images of roses or chocolate, it was formulated around a luscious gardenia accord, exuding a grown-up, refined sensuality. Touches of cherry and spice add an irreverent wink. Burn to turn up the heat.
BACCARAT ROUGE 540 SPARKLING BODY OIL Maison Francis Kurkdjian For an extra-luxurious Valentine’s gesture, snap up one of the last few boxes of this recent holiday exclusive from Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The iconic scent of Baccarat Rouge is seductive enough, but the skin-loving oil format and addition of a subtle golden sparkle gives the scent an even more intimate feel.
LUCKY DAYS TRAVEL SIZE Libertine Fragrance Sometimes scent doesn’t have to be complicated – it can just be joyful. Canadian cult perfumery Libertine conceived Lucky Days as easy-to-love and easy-to-wear; it’s a dose of love-drunk optimism you can spray on on wherever, whenever. An orange blossom perfume may sound feminine to some, but this would smell amazing on any gender.
CAROLINE’S FOUR HUNDRED ROOM SPRAY Arquiste Floral notes are hard to capture, and perfume often falls short of the dazzling, natural scent of the real thing. But while flowers fade and start to clutter up the counter, this room spray offers near-endless bouquets. A dazzling distillation of real-life roses, this scent is bold, romantic, and beautifully botanical.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT BODY LOTION D.S. & Durga This skin-enhancing perfume potion is almost always one of our number one gift recommendations. The minimalist formula is designed to boost any fragrance, including your partner’s favourite, but it also works to turn their natural scent into a perfume in its own right. The moisturizing formula is lovely to apply, and anchors any scented oil to the skin. It’s the perfect subtly romantic gesture.