If nuclear bombs are considered weapons of mass destruction, sprays in bottles are known as the world’s weapons of mass seduction. Who would not love a good sweet scent of a rose and a masculine sexy aroma of wood? People wear different perfumes depending on the occasion, the place, and the person they will be meeting. Fragrances are airs of mystery and confidence in a bottle.
Egyptians, Greek and Persians used perfume as part of religious rituals. This generation, however, treats fragrances as a cosmetic tool. Different brands offering varying scents are displayed in the malls either in pink or blue bottles. Pink are usually concocted for women while liquids in blue bottles are the ones especially made for men. This has been the trend until recently.
Gender lines, these days, are beginning to vanish. More and more women are becoming fire fighters, lawyers, engineers – professions which are originally intended for men. On the other hand, some men are better chefs and designers than women. When it comes to scents, his and hers are beginning to disappear as well. Though it was in 1994 when the first unisex perfume was formulated by Calvin Klein, an increasing demand for unisex perfumes are just starting to take the spotlight.
The days of Victorian sweet rose and hard wood scents are already over. Unisex perfumes are not created to simply provide a different thing to market. Rather, it is a response to people’s needs to express themselves. A good scent creates a positive commotion in the subconscious and exudes more mystery, yet captivates the persona of an individual in a manner more surprising than clothes or make-up.
Admit it. By labelling bottles with his and hers, you are limited with roses for women and wood for men. You may even resort to a blue bottle even if it is not your personality, simply because it is the one available at the men’s section of a department store. However, labels are not the ones that count. It is the scent that matters the most. With a unisex perfume, you can now reach for a bottle in whichever section of the store it may be located. A man can even reach for a bottle of rose and it becomes a masculine rose.
With gender-neutral perfumes, couples can now say goodbye to blue and pink bottles in the dresser and simply wear fragrances according to their heart’s desire. It’s a one-size-fits-all kind of bottle.
With unisex perfumes beginning to populate the market, it has become difficult to know which ones can express your mood the most. Here are some of the top scents to look for.
• Calvin Klein One Summer. This is a blend of water fern, lemon and tangerine, melon, freesia, sea breeze accord, cedar, verbena, rhubarb, and many other scents. It is perfect for a tropical out-of-town trip with your friends or a sexy beach day-out with your significant other.
• Tom Ford Oud Fleur. Oud Fleur by Tom Ford is a Woody Chypre fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Oud Fleur was launched in 2013. The fragrance features rose, patchouli, agarwood (oud), sandalwood and resins.
• Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Toit. The garden is full of aromatic herbs, flowers and fruits whose flavors vary as they pass through the metamorphosis induced by the seasons. Its fresh and sweet-smelling atmosphere is captured by apple, pear, rose, green grass, basil, magnolia and compost notes.
• Estee Lauder Wood Mystique. Wood Mystique is the first unisex fragrance by Estee Lauder. An elaborate background slowly, languorously unfolds, revealing an exceptional, long-lasting richness. Patchouli and Leather essences indulge in the lush and intricate creaminess of Indonesian Benzoin, Cedarwood SFE -- a new ultra rich, ultra smooth cedar extraction being used here for the first time in perfumery -- and a hint of Raspberry for an impression of dramatic mystery and richness. The extremely precious and rare Agar Wood, distilled from the heartwood of the Aquillaria tree, brings a wildly compelling, deep balsamic woodiness, known to engage the senses, the mind, the body and the spirit."
These are just a few of the numerous available unisex perfumes in the market. Find the perfect scent that best describes you. Express yourself in an unlabelled bottle and have fun with it!