One way to skip the stress of planning a gift exchange with your partner, trying to guess preferences and engaging in the subtle one-upmanship, is to buy something together. If matching costumes isn’t your brand of sappy, you could go for something more subtle like buying and wearing fragrance pairs and swanning through the day smelling like a power couple. These new arrivals at Perfume World are perfect for the occasion
For the rooftop dinner: Burberry
For him: Mr Burberry
Inspired by British traditions of perfumery, the cologne boasts top notes of grapefruit, cardamom and tarragon. The heart notes include earthier scents of birch leaf, nutmeg oil and cedar, and the base of sandalwood, vetiver and guaiac wood leaves a warm, woody impression. The woody-herbal combination is perfect for a date that includes a romantic rickshaw ride or long drive (provided you’re lucky enough to find a free road)
For her: My Burberry
Inspired by the scent of a London garden after the rain, My Burberry opens with a refreshing fusion of sweet pea and bergamot, which blends into a floral bouquet in the mid-notes of freesia flowers, fruity quince, and an almost minty touch provided by geranium leaves. The base notes of Damascus and Centifolia roses round off the floral flavours, making this a sweet choice for spring.
For that coffee date: Hugo Boss
For him: Boss Bottled
The fruity top notes of apple and citrus give way to a spicy heart of pelargonium, warm cinnamon and cloves. Sandalwood, vetiver and cedar give this cologne a woody, masculine base. This is a scent that perfectly captures the flavours of the season, and will fit right in with a lovely date over a latte.
For her: Boss the Scent
If Valentine’s Day is all about tasting sweet treats with your sweetheart, this dessert-inspired perfume is perfect for you. Its top notes are a juicy blend of freesia and peach; the heart is the apricot-scented osmanthus, which rests on a base of roasted cocoa. How’s that for a delectable concoction?
For the sporty date: Dolce and Gabbana
For him: D&G Light Blue
While technically marketed for summer, this zesty cologne is what you reach for should you be expecting to spend the day outdoors. With citrusy top notes of Sicilian mandarin, juniper, grapefruit and bergamot, spicy middle notes of rosemary, Brazilian rosewood and pepper, and a base of musk, oakwood and incense, this scent will keep you smelling fresh and exciting throughout the day.
For her: D&G Light Blue
A perfect complement to the men’s cologne, this perfume has a fun, fruity-floral fragrance that will keep you fresh throughout the day. The top notes are apple, cedar, Sicilian lemon and bellflower, the heart is of bamboo, white rose and jasmine, and the base amber, musk and cedar. This is what you reach for when you guys plan something that involves an activity like a walk in the park, or a badminton game, or a bike ride over Hatirjheel.