Oh, perfume! So luxurious, so seductive, so hard to pick out for someone else. This Valentine's Day, instead of gambling on a pricy bottle, perhaps you'd like to add some deliciously-scented fun and sexy silliness to the proceedings..
(Images as credited above, except for Deo Candy from Meets Obsession and dryer sheets from This Week For Dinner.)
- Wode Paint by BOUDICCA is a blue spray paint (packaged in a stainless steel spray paint can, no less) that quickly disappears, leaving only fragrance behind. Inspired by the cobalt war paint worn by Queen Boudicca, I imagine Wode Paint would be fun to spray all over each other, or to scent linens & furnishings. Scary to spray paint your couch blue, but fun. (Am I the only one bothered by the fact that all of the promo photos make the model look like she's bleeding blue blood? Disturbing.)
- Merci New York featured the gorgeous Les Bulles d'Agathe made by master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. While they would be a lovely send-off for a newly-married couple, as suggested, why wait for a wedding? Host a little Valentine's Day Dinner party with beautifully-packaged bubbles as a parting gift for each guest. Or better yet, draw your Valentine a bath, place a glass of bubbly and a vial of bubbles on the edge of the bath, and look forward to your bathroom smelling divine.
- Years ago, PapaBubble collaborated with Commes des Garçons to create an edible fragrance, "The Taste of Commes des Garçons". As Bloesem described it, "It is a powder candy that matches the perfume. Can you imagine giving your date an actual taste of your perfume... talking about seduction techniques..." Sadly, this was a very limited edition product, but I hope the future brings us more tantalizingly edible perfumes.
- Deo Perfume Candy is a step in that direction, though with more of a drugstore-look than high-end perfume style. As New Hope reports, "Deo Perfume Candy contains geraniol, the main component in rose oil. Much like garlic, geraniol leaks through one's pores, delivering a perfuming effect. It's commonly used in many perfumes and is safe for consumption." What do you think? The packaging is certainly not Valentine-worthy..
- Finally, customizable perfumed dryer sheets! Don't get too excited, they don't exist yet. However, one Dennis Thomas has applied for a patent, so it's only a matter of time. I've never encountered a dryer sheet that came close to what I'd like to smell like, but if my clothes could smell like my fragrance of choice? Dreamy!