With Valentine’s Day ahead of us here are a few ideas of His & Her perfumes that are perfect complements to each other, and hence for you and your significant other. Perfumers have painstakingly created these matching fragrances based on ingredients from the different scent families — oriental, woody, chypre, floral, aromatic and citrus. Someone even came up with a fragrance wheel (above) that sheds light on the term “opposites attract” — apparently, all you have to do to sniff out complementary scents is identify the ingredients in your favourite fragrance and look across to the spectrum of ingredients on the opposite half of the chart. Now, if only finding Mr Right was as simple as that.
People are always talking about love at first sight, but the truth is, that instant connection you feel with someone has a lot to do with chemistry, literally — it has a lot to do with how you and the other person smell, and how much you like it. So, if you’re a single lady still searching for Mr Right, it helps to find and wear the perfume that’s irresistible to you, and someone out there is bound to cotton to your scent. If you’re happily involved or married, here’s a very useful trick to keeping your chemistry alive: perfume up even when you’re at home and, like Marilyn Monroe, before you go to bed. There’s nothing like the right scent to get you in the mood for love.