Fabulously quirky is key because a) it’s fabulous, so I’ll know he’ll love it, and b) it’s quirky, so it’s likely to have fallen under his shopaholic radar.
If you’re similarly scratching your head, wondering what to buy that ‘difficult’ loved one, here are three fabulously quirky suggestions in the fragrance line…
The Library of Fragrance, Gin & Tonic - £15 for 30ml
I spent a good half-hour in Boots the other week, testing every bottle they had in-store. My favourite is Gin & Tonic. It’s a light crisp unisex fragrance with a dash of juniper that smells like… you got it.
These cologne sprays are £15 for 30ml, and are on a buy two for £25 at Boots at time of post here.
Escentric Molecules, Molecule 01 – £27 for 30ml
Molecule 01 melds with our natural pheromones, so smells different on every wearer. It is subtle to the point that you may only be able to detect a hint of it on yourself, though I definitely pick-up its captivating velvety, woody note and especially when working out at the gym (increased body heat and all that). But the main point here is the effect it has on others - more on that in my full review!
Molecule 01 is available at Cult Beauty, among other stockists, here.
Mustela Musti Eau De Soin - £18.50 (RRP) for 100ml
Gosh, this scent takes me back to when my kids were new-born. There’s a certain aroma that lingers around babies (I think every mum will know what I mean). It’s a distinctive fresh, clean and pure smell and that pretty much sums up Musti Eau De Soin. It can also be used to freshen-up linens and the nursery – spray just prior to nappy changing!
Mustela Musti Eau De Soin has an £18.50 RRP but I’ve seen it on Amazon for £14.74 here.