A scent; something that can be both special and sensual, something that lingers and lasts. Something that can hold a memory, invoke a feeling or inspire a fantasy.
While in yesterday's post, I suggested the gift of a memory this Valentine's, today I wanted to talk about tangible gifts and more specifically, the gift of a scent by Crabtree & Evelyn. The luxury bath and body care brand stock a huge range of Valentine's gifts but the scents that stole my heart this year were the Evelyn Rose Eau De Parfum, the Pear and Pink Magnolia bath and body care range and For Him, the Moroccan Myrrh Cologne.
The delicate mix of Turkish Rose and magnolia, sweetened by notes of peach nectar, fresh citrus and subtle amber makes for a warm, sensual feminine scent. And in a luxurious illustrated gold bottle, this fragrance would make the perfect gift for either you or your loved one. Because Valentine's Day is about showing self-love too ...
And for him? An exotic mix of myrrh, bergamot and spicy cardamom with geranium and amber notes. Just in case he's not irresistible enough already.
Whether it's do with attraction or association, the power of a scent is one commonly underestimated. It helps us to remember places, experiences and people too - especially those that mean the most to us. There's a science to support the relationship between scent and sexual attraction, the power of another's aroma on our thoughts, feelings and physical desire for them. An appealing scent can draw us in, make us long to be around that person and miss them when they're gone.
It has become something we seek too; a smell that we adore, long to breathe in, one that makes us feel safe and at home. And when found, it envelopes us and makes us think solely of that one special person, with their own signature scent that we love.
So indulge the senses. Bathe in luxurious fragrant products, moisturise with scented lotion and spritz perfume on your wrists, your throat. Let the warmth of your body activate and carry the scent, creating your very own signature aroma.
Give the gift of sensuality, to both you and your loved one.
This Valentine's Day, say it with a scent.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Crabtree & Evelyn.