When it comes to planning out the look for February 14th, makeup and the perfect outfit always seem to come first. But did you know that scent has the ability to take your date night from 0 to 100, real quick? Our sense of smell encapsulates not only actual aromas, but any experiences and emotional associations we have with them. Before you call bullsh*it, listen hard.
Olfactory receptors”what we use to smell”directly connect with the limbic system, the brain's most primitive centre that is also the seat of emotion. So next time you smell freshly baked cookies and get teary eyed because it reminds you of your grannie's signature recipe, chances are it's plucking at your olfactory receptor strings.
What you need to know for your Valentine's Day fragrance choice: No misguided "I feel like wearing this today" frivolous perfume application allowed. The perfume you wear for your Valentine's Day date with your man needs to be chosen with special care, because, if you're strategic enough, you'll be able to evoke the right amount of sexual intimacy, mushy sweet talk and fun all into one day. (And yes, it will all be because of these fragrance recommendations. In the words of Drizzy, "You can thank me now," because this ish works, seriously.) No matter what kind of special date you've planned with your beau, we assure you we've got you covered.
The Date: A relaxing spa getaway for you and your man. Wear something clean and sensual, but also relaxing. Basically, don’t overdo it and give him a strong perfume headache when he’s trying to chill after your couples massage. An invigorating scent will make him want to spend endless vacations with you simply lounging.
Clean RESERVE Warm Cotton, $125: Airy and soft, this sustainable version of Clean’s original warm cotton is more complex with sexy base notes of vetiver and musk that are balanced by the sustainable Benzoin”a sweet vanilla-tinged resin”and the floral cotton accord, fresh mint and ginger notes. It’s nice and crisp so the two of you will want curl up in each other’s arms all day.
Eternity Now Calvin Klein, $98: This bright floral fragrance features notes of juicy nectarine, lychee, peach and neroli with sophisticated base notes of sensual musk and cashmere. Eternity Now speaks simple sophistication, exactly what you need at the spa.