When it comes to fragrances I think I have a very specific taste – as do most people. I know what I like and what I don’t, and I never smell something once and change my mind. I know from the fist time I smell something, whether it’s for me or not. Love at first sight kinda thing, in the scent sense obviously. I’ve learned a lot about fragrance since I started blogging – base notes, mid notes etc. And I’ve come to know what to look for in a new perfume.
But what about when it’s not perfume…it’s fragrance…what’s the difference? Well, none admittedly, it’s just a play on words. But perfume is associated with females and aftershave with males. But in recent times that line has become blurred – invitingly so.
Now we have a vast array of ‘unisex’ fragrances from everyone like Chanel to Jo Malone. As we finally edge more into an acceptance of gender neutral society, it seems only natural that we should have unisex fragrance on a more accessible playing field. So, if you haven’t tried a unisex fragrance yet, I recommend starting with Maison Margiela Replica Across Sands. It’s one of the best I’ve tried, and here’s five reasons why you should try it too…
Who decides who smells like a man, and who smells like a woman anyway?
No seriously, who does? There’s only a separation because we’ve created it. There’s no rule with fragrances, so there’s nothing to say that you have to smell floral, sweet and classy as a woman and manly, musky and heavy as a bloke. Try a unisex fragrance because it bends all the previous fragrance preconceptions and gloriously mixes both edges. Who wants to be predictable anyway?
The Maison Margiela Replica Across Sands has that perfect blend I’m talking about. It mixes Oud, patchouli and incense to create the heavy musk you often smell traces of in men’s fragrances – along with cinnamon to make it more of a sweet edge. Best of both worlds.
Love your partners scent – now you can live in it
I think we all love our partner’s chosen scents, don’t we? And if we don’t we make sure to get them one we do! I love spraying my fiances aftershave on the pillow when he’s away and I love wearing his t-shirts and the faint smell of it. Now you can smell like it, and be encompassed in that gorgeous and reminiscent scent all day long.
As an eau de parfum, the intensity of the fragrance is excellent. It sticks to skin and combined with it’s potency and inclusion of Oud, it just doesn’t budge. I can smell it all day long without a touch up.
It’s an up and coming trend
It’s a fact when you look at retailers that some unisex fragrances are best sellers. Because of the way the world is adapting to a more unisex way of thinking in general, the fragrances are getting more and more popular. So get ahead of the trend and get there first.