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Long gone are the days that scent falls into two very distinct gender categories. Today perfume houses are thinking beyond the binary to create signature scents designed with everyone in mind. Neutral scents are fast becoming the way to buy fragrance, making sharing, or stealing from him, the new norm.  It’s time to throw out the fragrance rulebook and let your nose do the talking. Embrace your aesthetic freedom with these unisex fragrances…

Kiehl’s Original Musk Eau de Toilette Spray, £45 for 50ml 

This best-selling scent is almost impossible to keep on shelves. Based on the unique and extremely popular blend of Kiehl’s Original Musk Oil essence, this is a creamy, citrus scent combined with a warm mixture of tonka bean and white patchouli that brings a sense of comfort. Expect to be stopped in your tracks and questioned what you’re wearing? 

Byredo Mojave Ghost Eau de Parfum, £127 for 50ml 

A spritz of this and you’ll be ready to lure your valentine in no time. This woody and aromatic composition is created with warm notes of sandalwood, musk, amber, and cedarwood plus florals like violet and magnolia, making this the most mesmerising and sensual scent that will attract both sexes (win, win!) Eye-wateringly expensive, but a purchase you won’t regret. 

Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka, £86 for 50ml

Described by its creator, master perfumer, Mathilde Bijaoui as having “an atmosphere of addiction and carnal richness that appeals to both men and women,” this cologne is a modern unisex scent like no other. Sensuous and captivating to both men and women alike, the spicy undertone will fast become addictive. It compliments many notes, making it a great choice if you enjoy layering your fragrances for a scent that’s more personalised.

The Nue Co. Forest Lungs Fragrance, £85 for 50ml

Born from the popular trend that forest bathing and tree-hugging bring huge benefits to the human body, this fragrance created by the chic wellness brand has been specifically formulated to bring a sense of calm to the nervous system by replicating the molecular compounds produced by trees, that are known to help combat stress and anxiety. It’s like medicine in a bottle but smells fabulous too. A cocktail of woody and smoky notes with a slight touch of citrus (think freshly cut herbs) will transport you to nature and keep you grounded. 

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino EDP, £178 for 50ml

Virtually escape with your loved-one to the Italian Riviera with this crisp, fresh, vibrant fragrance that bottles up a teeny bit of Portofino with all the class and style you expect from Ford. Tunisian neroli, Italian bergamot, and Sicilian lemon bring juicy drama that transports you to sunnier climes. A great choice for date night.

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum, from £60 for 15ml

This cult favourite has created a fragrance frenzy for the last 11 years when unisex scents was almost unheard of. It has a toxic yet not overtly overwhelming mix of strong spicy, leathery and musk notes, almost like you’ve stepped foot into a Gentlemen’s Club, mixed with subtle tones of soft feminine notes such as violet and iris. It’s a very unobtrusive smell that pleasantly lingers all day long. But be warned, it has the power of attraction.

Calvin Klein CK One, £27.99 for 100ml

Klein was pioneering unisex fragrance before it was even a thing. Who didn’t own a bottle, circa 1994? This super-light refreshing cocktail of bergamot, cardamom, fresh pineapple, papaya, jasmine, violet, rose, nutmeg, and musk, continues to be a best-seller that appeals to both sexes without breaking the bank. We predict this will out-live of us all and be on the shelves forever!

Bamford Woodland Moss, £95 for 50ml

Better known for their organic spa range and beautiful aromatherapy blends, Bamford has cleverly bottled up the scent of the English countryside. The smell of wellies squelching in the mud amongst earthy leaves and dirt (in a good way!) balanced with patchouli and aromatic notes of sage, angelica and rose. Warm and intimate, (just how you want your valentine) this is one to spray to keep you both grounded, connected, and appreciative of one another.

Aesop Tacit Eau de Parfum, £90 for 50ml

Most of us associate Aesop with posh hotel toiletries, yet their scents are often undeservingly over-looked. However, when it comes to a one-size-fits-all fragrance, the minimalist bottle and classic notes will keep you, and your partner, coming back for more. This woody-based smell is aromatic heaven for those who like rich powerful blends while the citrus undertones play down the final aroma creating the perfect harmony. A couple’s dream.

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