So you're getting ready to go on a date, and everything is fine apart from your scent. I have this issue every time I do something exciting, I have to find the right perfume to go with what I'm doing. My favourites are floral and sweet scents, but still elegant. The Fragrance Shop have released some new scents for spring which would double as lovely gifts for Valentine's Day for both men and women.*

Hugo Man
This fragrance has scents of papaya flowers, water lillies and aquatic green apples, with core notes of peach nectarines, wild berries and musk. The base of this fragrance is of sandalwood and Baltic amber, giving it the 'manly' element to it. This is definitely an adult fragrance and is quite attractive (as are the Hugo Boss male models...). The style of the bottle is simple and to the point, with an interesting screw top, quite different to the female fragrances. For this 30ml bottle, it is £29.50.

Hugo Woman
Hugo Boss Woman is all about a woman seizing life and embracing everything life has to offer. This is a fruity and floral with a boyish twist. The top notes are boysenberry, Italian mandarin and Himalayan red grass. The middle notes are Jasmine sambac and plush, black plum, iris and Indian black tea. Finally, the base notes are sandalwood, similar to Hugo Man, with cedar and amber. As I said, floral scents are my favourite, and this smells gorgeous once sprayed onto the skin. For 30ml this is £34.50.

007 for Women
As you may know, 007 already have three male fragrances on offer, so 007 for Women is the female counterpart, inspired by the seductive women from the James Bond films. This is a feminine fragrance with a hint of mystery, just as you would expect. With an initial burst of spicy Black Pepper with Rose Milk it shows the danger reflected from the movies. Alongside this, it has blackberry and white floral jasmine, black vanilla, white musk and cedarwood. I love the packaging, the black glass to reflect the image of the films, with a tiny band of gold to highlight the luxury. For 30ml this is £24,50

I really love both the perfumes, they are right up my street. I can see myself wearing this a lot. Andy quite enjoys Hugo Man, and says it suits everyday wear but strong enough to wear for an evening occasion. All the fragrances are available from The Fragrance Shop.

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