Making Scents Of Attraction | Clozette
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.

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.


The Pairing: Dolce&Gabbana Pour Femme (chypre-floral) and Pour Homme (aromatic-fougere) 

Her Notes: Neroli, tangerine and raspberry on top; jasmine and orange blossom at the heart; and marshmallow, vanilla, heliotrope and sandalwood at the base. 

His Notes: Bergamot, tangerine and neroli on top; lavender, pepper and sage at the heart; and tobacco, cedar and tonka at the base.

Hugo Boss

The Pairing: Hugo Boss Nuit (floral-aldehyde) and Boss In Motion Black Edition (woody-aromatic)

Her Notes: Aldehydes and peach at the top; white flowers, jasmine and sensual violet at the heart; and crystalline moss and creamy sandalwood at the base.

His Notes: Bergamot, grapefruit, cardamom and kumquat on top; blue lotus, ginger, sage, tobacco and vanilla accord at the heat; and patchouli, vetyver, myrrh and sandalwood at the base.

Gucci Guilty

The Pairing: Gucci Guilty Intense for women (oriental-floral) & for men (aromatic-fougere)

Her Notes: Pink pepper on top; lilac at the heart; and patchouli and amber at the base.

His Notes: Lavender and lemon at the top; orange flower at the heart; and cedar wood and patchouli at the base.



Did you know that acclaimed Taiwanese-born Canadian actor Godfrey Gao used to wash his face with a bar of soap? And that he had oily, blemished skin? And that Lee Sinje used to have dull skin? 

If you saw the two of them at the launch of the SK-II AurActivator CC Cream held earlier this month, you wouldn’t believe it. You could see the two brand ambassadors had crystal clear, radiant skin with absolutely no blemishes as they mingled with the media.
As the event proceeded, both celebrities revealed there was a lot of pressure on them to look good, with an emphasis on clear, radiant skin. According to Lee Sinje, “Being in this industry puts a lot more pressure on me to always look my best. However, for me, taking care of my skin goes beyond just looking good for others,” she explained, adding, “It’s amazing how much better you can perform when you put in effort to look and feel your best on the inside.” 

And while you would think men are exempt from this kind of pressure, Godfrey candidly broke that notion, “When you are an actor, the first thing most people notice is your face. Contrary to popular belief, proper skin and hair care is just as important for men as it is for women. A lack of grooming not only detracts from your appearance, but it also undermines your credibility as an artiste.”

So how do the two of them manage to maintain such flawless complexions with hectic schedules? According to Lee Sinje, “I use my favourite SK-II products night and day! I start with the Facial Treatment Essence, the SK-II cleanser, the Facial Treatment Mask and my favourite Cellumination Aura Essence. I’m also excited about the new SK-II AurActivator CC Cream.” Godfrey revealed, “The Facial Treatment Essence for Men is a definite favourite of mine. It is also important to wash your face with the right skincare products and follow a proper daily skincare regimen.”

And no daily skincare regimen would be complete without the new SK-II AurActivator CC Cream. The newly launched product takes a holistic approach to skin brightening. It promises to instantly deliver a radiant complexion, go deep within the skin to reduce melanin as well as protect the skin from damage caused by UV rays with SPF50. Truly, it is your one answer to achieving an aura glow.

The NEW AurActivator CC Cream first made its global debut at Shilla Duty Free in Changi Airport in early January (retailing at SGD92), and quickly exceeded expectations, selling out within 20 days. It is now back in stock and will be launching in the rest of the local counters from March 2015 onwards.



With all the skincare products out there in the market, it sometimes can get quite overwhelming when trying to decide a new item to try or what item to look for to solve your skincare issues. 

Since our Beauty Community is filled with savvy beauty-gurus who are actively trying a variety of products and sharing their quick reviews on the items, we've put together a list of quick-reviews we recently spotted.

So if you're looking to add a new skincare item to your collection, give these a try!


How To Maintain & Avoid Sagging Skin
by loveforskincare

"As promised, here's sharing what I use at home to maintain and avoid sagging skin especially around my jawline/chin. 1) Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Mask: immediate effect, great just before a date night or important occasion. 2) Skin Dip Serum: prescribed by Dr Eileen Tan after my first try with thermage to give a boost to my collagen formation..." 

Collagen Drink
by SmitaDeSouza

"The latest addition to my skincare routine isn't a cream or a serum, but a supplement - the Laneige Collagen Drink to be precise. One swig of it (the entire bottle) at bed time, just after my skincare routine. Despite fish collagen and elastin it's quite tasty and I don't even mix it with a juice." 

For An At-Home Facial
by Vinvola

"Since i'm not able to arrange for a facial appointment this month, I use Erabelle Skin Softening Refiner for a mini-facial at home. It acts as an exfoliating scrub and a mask, all you have to do is to to apply a layer of it on your cleansed skin and wait 5-7 minutes for the products to “melt” into a thin transparent film." 

For Clear, Radiant Skin
by beautifulbuns

"My resolution for this year is to get good, clear, healthy, and radiant skin, so these are some of the stuff I'm using at the moment. Newest to join my army is IDS clinic's LycoWhite Oral Skin Supplement, which is supposed to help increase skin fairness and work as an oral sunblock. " 

Natural Skincare Products
by musicalhouses

"These Alexiares & Ani skincare products are pretty darn awesome! The Twins Vitamin C and E serum is a well-formulated serum with a stabilized form of Vitamin C, and The Co-Conspirator Revitalizing Eye Gel has various peptides to help overall skin quality. "