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Small Bathroom Survival: Lesson #1 – Sharing Scents
Thu, 28 June 2012 10:10AM
I have a very tiny bathroom. Blasphemous for a beauty editor, I know, and when you throw in one fully grown male and two small children sharing that sacred space, I tell you, you’d be up for bigger digs on death row. Luckily I am a makeup and moisturiser minimalist but the beauty area I tend to binge on is fragrance. Unfortunately, so does my husband who has signed over his pulse points to me for story research on many occasions. No sooner does he crack the top on one bottle, but another arrives in the post.
So, in an effort to make some space, we are sharing our scents and playing with some unisex options. This is fabulous for culling all that perfume clutter and most excellent in the dead of night when the aforementioned small children sniff him out, mistaking him for me at potty time. Bless.
Victoria Beckham and David Beckham for Beckham Signature
Whether you have a tiny or mighty big bathroom, here’s some facts and some fab fragrances to share with/steal from your man.
- In western society, feminine fragrance cues include fruits, sticky sugary flowers and powdery vanillas and ambers. Men on the other pulse point are spoilt with fresh, aromatic herb notes and green, spicy and woody scents.
- In the Middle East men are big wearers of heavy rose and vanilla based fragrances and even female fragrances due to cultural acceptance of these notes being marketed neither for Him or Her exclusively.
- In Europe and America, lavender based fragrances are considered masculine, but in Brazil women use a lot of lavender based fragrances.
- Look for a unisex fragrance that encapsulates the best of both your worlds; classic male Eau de Cologne structure and a beautiful rounded softness peppered with moment of floralcy for her. When balanced, this is the perfect perfume. Think cK One; timeless synergy for both sexes.
CK One, from $59, from department stores
D&G Fragrance Anthology 10 La Roue de le Fortune, from $104, from department stores
Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Cologne Noir EDP 75ml, $199, from David Jones
Maison Martin Margiela ‘Untitled’ EDT, $145, from Myer
If you prefer not to share, but want to be a bit same/same, try these:
Vera Wang EDP, from $170 and Vera Wang for Men EDT from $95, from department stores
Guess Seductive EDT, from $55 and Guess Seductive Homme EDT, from $95, from department stores
What about you, Primpettes – do you share a fragrance with your main man?
Or do you prefer to stick with more feminine scents?
Do you love wearing male fragrance?
Posted by: ecb