Of Passion And Enchantment

Are you and your partner fun-loving and adventurous, or more intense and reflective? Whatever your bent, here’s how to pick a pair of perfumes that best reflects your relationship.

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Are you and your partner fun-loving and adventurous, or more intense and reflective? Whatever your bent, here’s how to pick a pair of perfumes that best reflects your relationship.

Ever bury your nose in your partner’s chest, take a whiff of his scent, and get instantly flooded with intoxicating headiness? That is the power of scents. 

Scents can inexorably affect our mood and play a big part in attraction between people. Studies have shown that olfactory stimulation can affect us physiologically, and influence our cognition, mood and social behaviour.

As scents send subtle olfactory messages to our unconscious mind, they may hold the secret to our attraction for our partner. That means the right fragrance could be the tie that binds.

Ignite and inspire the chemistry between you and your partner with matching fragrances from this list.

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1 For Passionate Partners

Evoke the intensity of your romance and passion with Eternity Intense Calvin Klein fragrances, which summon up your sensuous connections with their exhilarating scents.

For Him: Calvin Klein Eternity Intense for men EDT, $59 (30 ml), $88 (50 ml) and $121 (100 ml). 

This refreshingly spicy and woody fragrance opens with bergamot and grapefruit. At the same time, its cedarwood base with cashmeran, vetiver and smokey resin exudes an intoxicating earthiness. The orris elevates the overall strength of the fragrance with its subtle sensuality while enveloped with hints of aromatic lavender, geranium and rhubarb.

For Her: Calvin Klein Eternity Intense for women EDP, $73 (30 ml), $104 (50 ml) and $137 (100 ml).

Fresh and energetic with a burst of aquatic floral notes, this rare, sensual orris lends its intensity to this irresistible fragrance that is both addictive and seductive at once. With vanilla crystals as its base, bergamot, osmanthus and liquid rose exude exquisite feminine tones while sandalwood, musk and benzoin cap off the unbreakable bond of lasting desire.

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2 For Sophisticated Jetsetters

From the perfumeries of British luxury brand Burberry, these new offerings embody the qualities that make the most exquisite fragrances. Perfect for those who want to live it up a little. 

For Him: Mr. Burberry EDP, $94 (30 ml), $119 (50 ml), $164 (100 ml) and $192 (150 ml).

A deeper and richer interpretation of the iconic Mr Burberry Eau de Toilette, this warm and woody fragrance fuses classic masculine scents of aromatic tarragon with comforting, spicy cinnamon, layered delicately on rich patchouli with a dense, woody base of amber and smokey vetiver for the discerning gentleman.

For Her: My Burberry Blush EDP, $119 (30 ml), $156 (50 ml) and $225 (90 ml). 

Fruity and floral with a sparkling twist, My Burberry Blush is inspired by a London garden in the first light of day as flowers blossom. Opening with glazed pomegranate and vibrant lemon, delicate rose petal notes are lifted with crisp apple, while a base of jasmine and wisteria accord round off this intensely feminine scent. 

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3 For Free-Spirited Lovers 

Love to express your feelings for your partner in unusual ways? The Gucci Guilty Love Edition fragrances epitomise liberty and freedom – perfect for the couple who embrace individuality.

For Him: Gucci Guilty Love Edition Pour Homme EDP, $119 (50 ml) and $159 (90 ml). 

Vivid and energising, this spicy green scent is perfect for the confident man who has a love for adventure. Infused with refreshing ginger, its fruity tonalities sparkle with kumquat accord, mandarin and pink pepper, while lavender, geranium and rosemary add a balanced aroma. Patchouli and benzoin enhance sensuality while vetiver is the predominant note for this masculine creation.

For Her: Gucci Guilty Love Edition Pour Femme EDP, $158 (50 ml) and $209 (90 ml).

A tribute to the narcissus flower, this oriental floral-fruity chypre fragrance shines with a green crystalline freshness composed of bergamot, grapefruit and a watery accord. In contrast, a narcissus accord is elevated by the tangy notes of raspberry, violet and jasmine sambac. Paired with a musky base, this layered creation is made complete with patchouli and amber.

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4 For The New Lovers

If you are in the early days of your relationship, the Acqua Di Parma Signatures Of The Sun fragrances inspire an openness to explore new possibilities and perspectives.

For Her: Acqua Di Parma Signatures Of The Sun Osmanthus EDP, $330 (100 ml) and $415 (180 ml). 

Known as the flower of happiness, the osmanthus is a tiny yet heavily scented flower that blossoms for a single day in the luxuriant forests of South-east Asia. This fragrance opens with fruity green mandarin and delicate neroli, and merges with the sensuality of peony, ambrette and patchouli to leave a slightly herbal, fruity-floral trail.

For Him: Acqua Di Parma Signatures Of The Sun Ambra EDP, $330 (100 ml) and $415 (180 ml).

This intense and intriguing blend combines the musky and damp-earth aroma of ambergris, the citrus notes of orange, bergamot, and sweet petitgrain. At the same time, the woody accents of nagarmotha and cedarwood meet the delicacy of the rose, as sandalwood, musk and vanilla bring it all together. 

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5 For The Resilient Couple

Celebrating timelessness and commitment, Tiffany & Co. is synonymous with a legacy of love. The jewellery brand’s first exploration into a fragrance pairing is an ode to long-lasting relationships. These dual scents share a key ingredient, the blue sequoia, a green-woody scent that smells like a forest.

For Her: Tiffany & Love for Her EDP, $125 (50 ml) and $245 (90 ml).

Created by perfumers Honorine Blanc and Marie Salamagne of Firmenich – the world’s largest fragrance company in the world, its fresh, woody floral scent reflects the authenticity of love – uplifting and soothing.

For Him: Tiffany & Love for Him EDT, $125 (50 ml) and $170 (90 ml).

This marks the inaugural launch of men’s fragrance at Tiffany & Co. Created by perfumers Sophie Labbé and Nicolas Beaulieu of IFF, this citrusy aromatic fragrance with a wood-infused base to represent steadfast love.

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6 For The Spontaneous Couple

Enjoy embarking on whirlwind adventures and exploring the world together? These radiant fragrances from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris reflect boundless energy wrapped up in a spirit of sojourning, perfect for those who are game to go wherever the wind takes you.

For Her: Amyris Femme Extrait De Parfum, $465 (70 ml).

A fruity-floral scent that features soft, woody amyris from Jamaica and iris from Florence, this naturally sunny fragrance is a complex fragrance that also contains jasmine absolute, mandarin blossom, pear accord and orris butter – perfect for the free-spirited heart.

For Him: Amyris Homme Extrait De Parfum, $430 (70 ml).

Energetic and elegant, this amber-woody scent inspires with its mix of mandarin essence from Sicily, cinnamon essence from Ceylon, saffron accord, orris butter from Florence, tonka bean absolute from Brazil, amyris essence from the Caribbean and vanilla accord.