SWEET VALENTINE. Much like fashion, perfumery changes over time and some trends come into favor from time to time
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Valentino Uomo Intense; Paco Rabanne 1 Million Privé;
Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka; Giorgio Armani Armani Code Profumo
Many new men’s fragrances redefine masculinity with vanilla-esque sweetness, often derived from tonka beans. A little spritz of these is quite enough to whet one’s appetite with seductive aromas packing notes similar to cherry, almond and cinnamon. While these four picks carry tonka beans in the mix, Valentino Uomo Intense is intensely creamy thanks to the addition of vanilla. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka amplifies its luscious temptation with coffee, cacao and mint infusions. A smokier version of this theme is well encapsulated by Paco Rabanne 1 Million Privé with a pinch of tobacco. Armani Code Profumo from Giorgio Armani, meanwhile, strikes a balance between fresh fruity hints and sweet olfactory allure. Any of these should prove sufficient to sweeten up the mood, especially on Valentine’s Day.