Monday, 9 February 2015
St Valentine's Day - Say it with Floris
What if I Seek for Love of Thee?
If you are unsure what to send to the secret male love of your life on Valentine's Day, say it with Floris. A new drill is just sending out the wrong signals, as Cupid will tell you.
Floris has an impeccable history of fine English perfume making. What's more, your secret love will also appreciate the Ian Fleming connection of their No 89 scent — he used it and mentioned Floris in three of his Bond novels — which they describe as a 'quintessentially English gentleman's fragrance'. They say Prince Charles enjoys it too, but that's classified information.
He is a gentleman, right? I don't want you wasting your advances on some ill-mannered hobbledehoy who won't treat you as you deserve to be treated. I worry about your choices sometimes. If he doesn't read The Tweed Pig, then we need to start asking questions.
Anyway, let us assume he deserves the effort you are putting in and he's the right sort. He will be delighted with No 89's classic blend of perky cologne elements and masculine woods and spices. The scent will last all day, and hopefully encourage an affection that lasts a bit longer.
Top notes: bergamot, lavender, neroli, nutmeg, orange, petitgrain
Heart notes: geranium, rose, ylang ylang
Base notes: cedarwood, musk, oakmoss, sandalwood, vetiver