Pic Courtesy: Ralph Lauren Romance
Since time immemorial, perfumes have been considered potions for seduction. And with the most romantic day of the year just around the corner, these fragrances are bound to set the mood for the evening.
“Valentine’s Day calls for sensual fragrances,” says Sonali Vengurlekar, Training Manager, Baccarose. “Scents that are ultra-feminine or ultra-masculine, which make you desirable, are recommended.” The inspiration for a perfume can find expression in different elements, be it the theme, the bottle design or even the ingredients.
In terms of ingredients, one should look for a fragrance containing elements that are known for their aphrodisiacal properties. Think ingredients like chocolate and patchouli. “Women can opt for fragrances that contain vanilla, chocolate or patchouli in the base notes,” shares Vengurlekar. “They give the fragrance just the perfect amount of warmth, richness and sensuality.” She
recommends perfumes like Thierry Mugler Angel EDT, Gucci Guilty Intense for women, Escada Desire Me, and CH 212 VIP. Speaking about the fragrances, Sonali shares, “Chilled vodka is the key ingredient in CH 212 VIP Men, along with lime caviar. Symroxane, with its salty, amber and slightly enveloping musk, reveals the sensuality of the skin.” On other hand, Gucci Guilty Intense, both for men and for women, are uncompromisingly sexy, provocative and dangerous. “Gucci Guilty Intense for men, which contains lemon and lavender, has been hardened by the coriander for a more metallic masculinity,” adds Vengurlekar. “In the women’s fragrance, feminine lilac surrenders to the seduction of warm amber notes, leading to an oriental fragrance.”
Ratna MVK, the Business Head for Giorgio Armani, Diesel and Ralph Lauren fragrances in India says, “I believe that Diesel Loverdose, mixture, is also a good option. Elements like vanilla and ambrox, known for their aphrodisiac properties evoke sensuality in the perfume.” Often a fragrance is an expression of love owing to its bottle design and theme. Vengurlekar states that Diesel Loverdose, with its deep purple, heart-shaped bottle, symbolises love and passion. Similarly, Loewe Quizás, Quizás, Quizás Pasión, contained in a bright, red flacon and Kenzo Flower Tag are romantic choices for the season.
Ralph Lauren Romance is a fragrance that Ratna adds to about purity—simple and with minimal detail—carried out with a sense of sophistication and romance. The bottle too is based on the pure and the refined—the romantic, smooth rectangular shape of both, the bottle and cap reflects an uncluttered ease and elegance,” she concludes.
So whether it’s the ingredients that could spice things up with your Valentine, or simply the vibe of the season demonstrated by the bottle, make your scented choice, to make a statement in love!
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