Legendary American actress Marilyn Monroe was never without her Chanel No5 – she would dab herself with it before she went to bed
Don’t forget to take some fragrance with you when you go on holiday. You want to take a selection of scents to fit every occasion. You may need a light perfume during the day, doing day trips to museums and sipping coffees and liqueurs in coffee houses and then wear a more heavy one in the evening for that romantic dinner or night out at the opera.
PERFUME AS AN APHRODISIAC
Perfume can make a man or woman feel more attractive – help boost their confidence – act as an aphrodisiac. Cleopatra was fond of her fragrances and Napoleon liked a good whiff. Perfumes with jasmine, rose, bamboo, saffron and sandalwood, were perfect for amore.
Perfumes have been around for centuries. In fact, the earliest was recorded in Pyrgos, a village in Cyprus, 4,000 years ago. The perfume had extracts of pine, coriander, bay and lavender. In days gone by like chocolate, perfumes was a luxury, not so now.
More people like to wear perfumes and aftershaves every day – gone are the times when people put them on just on special occasions. So a good supply is essential.
ONE FOR THE BEACH
For those scorching days and humid nights, you might want to consider some fresh smelling fragrances. CK One Summer by Calvin Klein has produced this fun bottle which is ideal for holidays and blends floral and zesty notes of blueberry leaf, kiwi and cactus. This spray is good for going out for a night of cocktails and dancing. Another option that will have heads turning is Couture La La Malibu by Juicy Couture. It’s a mix of mandarin with wild rose tones and captures images of Malibu beaches.
WHAT WOMEN WEAR
These days there is an infinite choice. Among the most popular brands this year have been: Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel Paris-Edimbourg; Etro White Magnolia; Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey; Molton Brown Lily & Magnolia Blossom; Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal; Louis Vuitton On the Beach; Bulgari Riva Solare Eau de Parfum; and Pamella Roland by Pamella Roland Eau de Parfum.
POPULAR FOR MEN
For men, popular brands of aftershaves have included: Sauvage by Dior; 1 million by Paco Rabanne; Black Orchid by Tom Ford; Explorer by Montblanc; Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier; Light Blue Pour Homme by Dolce & Gabanna; and BOSS Infinite by Hugo Boss. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, have a look at my favourite.
American Actress and legend Marilyn Monroe said that she only went to bed wearing Chanel No 5, which is why her name has been linked with this iconic perfume. These days celebrities have their own brands. Here is a list of the top few: Nude (Rihanna0); Promise (Jennifer Lopez); Thank U Next, (Ariana Grande); Christina Aguilera (Christina Aguilera); Love and White Diamonds (Elizabeth Taylor); Stash Prive (Sarah Jessica Parker); Signature (Shawn Mendes); and Midnight Fantasy (Britney Spears). Have a look at what my favourite actor Tom Hanks likes to wear.
BITS AND PIECES…
No need to worry about buying those last-minute toiletries which come in this nifty duffel bag that comes with everything you need and fits neatly into your suitcase. This spacious, waterproof bag is made from a smooth, nylon fabric, and comes with a lifetime customer service. It has loads of pockets to fit your razors, sunscreen, shampoo and toothbrush. It is even equipped with a hook for hanging, making it easily accessible to hand.
ESSENTIAL TRAVEL BAG
It is always good to have your travel bag with all the essential products for you and your partner. Have a look below and see what you need in your reusable pouch. Make sure every toiletry is below 100ml which makes it airport approved.