Just like lipstick shades, there are many choices when it comes to perfume. There are citrusy ones that remind you of being at the beach. Sweet vanilla notes that bring memories of freshly baked cookies. And the list goes on. There are also more musky scents that smell like spicy cinnamon and amber. They might even smell like men’s cologne but who says that fragrances can’t be unisex?
If you’re looking to explore the world of spicy perfumes, here are some you can test out. Pair it with a vampy red lip and you’re ready for date night.
Mac Shadescents in Velvet Teddy
As part of their fragrance line, Mac released scents inspired by their iconic lipstick shades. One of them is Velvet Teddy, which is a blend of wild honey and creamy musk. It also has notes of ginger, tonka bean, and vanilla. Available at SM Aura Premier.
Soleil et Lune in Simone
This scent from local brand Soleil et Lune mixes marine and wood notes. When you spritz this on, you will get a smell of tart blackberries and grapefruit married with smoky vetiver and warm cedar wood. Available at Firma, Greenbelt 3.
Calvin Klein in Escape
A classic ’90s perfume that you can still wear today, Escape is considered a romantic fragrance. It has an initial scent of chamomile, apple, rose, and peach. Then as it dries, you get notes of coriander and sandalwood. Available at Rustan’s Makati.
The Body Shop in White Musk
This fragrance opens with notes of basil, jasmine, and musk. It also has a blend of peach, vanilla, and amber making it perfect for everyday use. Available at SM Megamall.
Chanel Eau De Parfum Spray in Chance
Chance by Chanel fuses freshness and hints of spiciness. It has top notes of pink pepper, pineapple, and lemon. The base of this perfume is a blend of amber, white musk, and vetiver. Available at Rustan’s Makati.
Jo Malone Cologne in Mimosa & Cardamom
This scent is a mix of golden mimosa and spicy crushed cardamom. It also has notes of creamy tonka, sandalwood, and Damask rose. You can wear this on its own or layer it with their other scents depending on your mood. Available at Greenbelt 5.
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