We stereotype. Period. And as much as I wouldnt like to admit it, I clearly recollect being subject to multiple labels growing up. Id be in a corner playing house with Barbie while my make-believe macho brother would be swinging swords around saving the world with G.I. Joe. Fast-forward to two decades later and I still get the same gender-specific mumbo-jumbo doled out Sit like a lady, Dont drink like a man, and the most clichéd of them all - Colognes are for him, why dont you stick to perfumes?
So, if you find yourself as peeved as I am with sickly-sweet, ultra-feminine perfumes, or if youve even gone as far as I have, stealing from your main mans scent stash (not proud but it had to be done), its time to break free from the male/female binaries. Theres a new notion in town - accepting androgynous aromas - and Im all too ecstatic to share the best crossover smells that swing both ways.
Get your S.O. seated down coz this list of unisex perfumes is all about splitting with boo. Dare we say #couplegoals?
Back in the 90s CK made a fashion-forward statement by venturing into the world of gender-fluidity. Unlike most brands at the time Calvin Klein looked to the future for inspo. With a refreshing composition of citrusy opening notes, finally melting into warm amber, its a timeless sharing classic.
If bae and you have long been planning a trip to Provence but havent had the chance, this bottle is your summer-escapade come true. Hints of Green Tea collide with the richness of seasonal fruits (Orange essence, White Wood et Musk) letting off a fresh concoction that transcends stereotypes.
Time to toss brain-washing marketing tactics. While this eau de toilette does specifically call out to men as its key audience, its safe to say it smells divine - on a woman too. Whiffs of Bergamot and Grapefruit exude the freshness of an airy summer day. Bring home a bottle for two, wont you?
Historically, men were meant to smell musky, leaving the ladies uber-fruity. But since were bridging the gap between dual-identities, this crispy scent screams Ill sway either way. Opening with cool Peppermint, its a fresh perfume that uplifts any mood. P.S. It exudes a subtle hint of spiciness too.
The only way to describe the next fragrance in our line-up is hypnotic. While a mysterious wizard mixing love-potions may sound made-up, this real-life teaser is bewitching. Best worn to a black-tie affair, its spicy oriental notes will have youll both love-struck under the dreamy moonlight.
If youre looking for an inspiring story to tell as you make your first unisex perfume purchase, this one smells AH-mazing in addition to sending a message. Unlike the florals that says Im dainty, or the woody-musks that remind you of dad, UCB has found without a doubt a refreshing in-between.
Following leading fashion-houses Kenzo too isnt far behind when it comes to adopting scents that are on the cusp. Launching three variations of the Totem range, this eau de toilette packs a powerful punch. Pink Grapefruit combined with leathery woods are the essence of symbolic sharing.
Lastly, if youre looking to get a valuable something for your one and only but dont where to start looking, this Tommy is what you should put your money on. While on the surface its a treasure for him, its actually a clever disguise coz lets face it youll be nabbing it too. Now thats smart, eh?