The best ones should make others want to hang around you more, not run away. So which are universally pleasant? Well, the ones with jasmine and/or tuberose.
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7 Okay, Jo Malone’s English Oak & Redcurrant Cologne has no jasmine or tuberose. But it’s a fruity-woody pleaser that refreshes and calms the senses. $104 for 30ml.
• With jasmine notes
1 Burberry My Burberry Blush EDP, $105 for 30ml.
4 Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours EDP, $170 for 50ml.
• With tuberose notes
5 Hermes Twilly d’Hermes EDP, $107 for 30ml.
• With jasmine and tuberose notes
6 Chanel Gabrielle Chanel EDP, $180 for 50ml.
2 Bulgari Goldea, The Roman Night EDP, $103 for 30ml.
3 Gucci Bloom EDP, $128 for 30ml.
Why do these two floral notes smell wonderful, make you smell wonderful, yet hardly leave a scent trail? Jasmine calms the nerves and has a freshness that lifts moods. Tuberose is headier and has a butterycreamy scent that gives off a sensual vibe. Out of the seven fragrances here, six have either of the two, or both, and they have our – and our neighbours’ – nod of approval. – KT
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