Scents are important because they trigger memory and create attraction. Although I have my favorite perfume, and I hesitate to wear other perfumes, some perfumes other than my favorite do entice me. Since the holiday season is near why not think ahead for gift ideas.
My first showcase is a men’s scent that may you may like enough to purchase for your man. Viktor and Rolf’s SpiceBomb is the uber manly version of FlowerBomb. Although the sent is very manly, the spicy tobacco scent is appropriate enough for a female to wear a spray or two. If the two of you don’t live together, then at least you can use it while staying over.
The powerful lingering scent exudes sexual attraction and it will remain in your memory long after the scent wears off. It is definitely overpowering, so it takes a certain couple to wear it with confidence. If your other half enjoys heavy-duty smells that make people turn and take a whiff, then this may be the perfect gift.
→ Buy the Viktor&Rolf SpiceBomb, $75.00 - $95.00, at sephora.com; this item ships free.
Now if you want to act a bit more selfish, then buy yourself a bottle of Ralph Lauren Romance. The classic scent never gets old. This light, sophisticated scent smells lovely on most people because its not too overpowering and most women wear it well.
The skin absorbs it just right and the feminine smell lingers throughout the room. Sometimes my mom wears this scent and she leaves a nice, soft smell in the air when she walks away. Perhaps the name of the scent describes it well; it is just purely romantic. I found a great value gift set just in case you need a little incentive. Enjoy.
→ Buy the Ralph Lauren Romance Gift Set, $85.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
If you want to try something unique with a price tag that reflects its status, then try Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge. This unique sent has an explosive amount of floral and spice that will knock your socks off. Tom Ford describes it as “erotic decadence and audacious,” need I say more? Fall in love hard.
→ Buy the Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge Eau de Parfum, $205.00 - $280.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.