Love meets perfume
We imagine the fragrant notes of six epic love stories
You’re a little bit R&B and he’s a little bit hip-hop? Try our picks for the ultra-glamourous Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The sensual oriental-floral notes of Roberto Cavalli and the bold woody-aromatic Fan Di Fendi Pour Homme are a winning match.
Roberto Cavalli EDP, Rs 5,200; Fendi Pour Homme, Rs 5,490
Is staying in bed for world peace your idea of a non-violent protest? Channel Yoko and John’s hippie vibe with the unisex Hermès Cologne Eau de Narcisse Bleu, a blend of daffodil and woody notes, and Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh, a whimsical fruity-floral scent with a light woody and musk base.
Hermès Cologne Eau de Narcisse Bleu, Rs 7,200; Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh EDT, Rs 6,000
Spicy and sweet, woody and floral, smoky and sparkling – what does love smell like? We imagine the high notes of six unforgettable romances.
If you and your sweetheart can’t keep your hands off of each other, look to Kate and Wills for pointers: Their brand of PDA says they’re besotted while sparing us the gory make-out pictures. Our perfume match for them– chypre-floral Miss Dior Eau Fraîche and woody Portrait for Men – echoes their understated yet out-there romantic style.
Dior Miss Dior Eau Fraîche EDT, Rs 4,250; Paul Smith Portrait for Men EDT, Rs 4,200
Styling: Prashish More; Assisted by: Pooja Shah
Are you raging against a world that won’t let you be together, with ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’ playing on loop? Let Jenny and Oliver from Love Story and our fragrance pair, the floral-fruity Mademoiselle Ricci L’Eau and the notes of musky, minty Le Beau Male Fraicheur Intense, inspire you to break free.
Nina Ricci Mademoiselle Ricci L’Eau, Rs 4,350; Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male Fraicheur Intense EDT, Rs 4,200
Television’s golden girls Ellen and Portia make us want to believe in a love that survives all odds, even tabloid gossip. Their spunky-sultry pair is captured by the sparkling chypre scent of Giorgio Armani Si and intense notes of mandarin, vanilla and sandalwood in BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline.
BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline L’Eau de Parfum, Rs 3,350; Giorgio Armani Si EDP, Rs 5,500
Every fight you have has an appropriately dramatic background score and your idea of a date is running around a technicolour garden. Our pick for Kareena and Saif – the sassy, perky Pleats Please L’Elixir and the fresh, sporty Paco Rabanne Invictus – is a match made in Bollywood heaven.
Paco Rabanne Invictus EDT, Rs 4,500; Issey Miyake Pleats Please L’Elixir EDP, Rs 3,600