With Valentine’s Day approaching, we’re going to switch it up and do For Her and Then He Steals It.
Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling is inspired by London Dry Gin … and let’s all remember: dudes like anything that references drinking, or getting you drunk. It opens with a clean, crisp scent that calls to mind a classic men’s cologne, then warms to soft brown sugar and amber notes.
I think we’re lucky to live in a time where sexuality and gender are increasingly blurred (I believe that’s called freedom … or at least, we’re getting there). I love a fragrance that references cologne - I think it lets your own modern femininity tell a story, rather than laying some outdated idea of “woman” on you. The same is true were he to steal this … I think the warmer notes would merge so interestingly with a man’s skin to create something really sexy.
But more importantly, it comes with a note that says “Keep Me” - and it’s in a robin’s egg blue box like something else - so basically: you get this, you’re engaged now. In your mind. For 2 minutes. Whatever. Modern woman. Fiancé sounds like a car name. Anyway. [Chugs gin & tonic].
Despite the silver bow, this is definitely a unisex fragrance, so don’t hesitate to pick it up for him yourself, then obviously steal it.
Does this: Stunningly fresh and sexy scent inspired by men & gin
Is this: Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling
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