Set the scene for love

Set the scene for love

Get in the mood for love with these seductive potions and products.

1) Lush Love Locket Bath Bomb,

$23, from Lush stores

Throw this into a hot bath, let it fizzle and fill the steamy air with jasmine absolute, neroli oil and fair-trade vanilla absolute.

2) Memo Paris Italian Leather EDP,

$315, from Escentials boutiques

An intriguing blend of pink pepper oil, vanilla bean absolute, green tomato leaf, iris concrete, myrrh resin, leather and musk. Inspired by stolen moments in the back seat of an Italian cabriolet.

3) Lush The Kiss Lip Gloss,

$20, from Lush stores

Prep your lips for a pucker with this pink gloss made with fair-trade shea butter from Ghana, plumping guarana seed powder, organic agave syrup, organic mandarin and almond extract.

4) Etats Libres D'Orange - Putain Des Palaces,

$220 for 100ml, from Takashimaya Department Store, Level 3

Made to evoke the scent and ambience of a boudoir, it brings to mind powder cosmetics, the warmth and luxury of a leather armchair, and silk sheets. The notes: lily of the valley, leather, violet, ginger and rose absolute.

5) Cowshed Horny Cow Seductive Bath & Body Oil,

$52 for 100ml, from Takashimaya Department Store, Level 3

An enticing cocktail of rose absolute, patchouli and cinnamon. Pour a few drops into a warm bath, or use as a massage oil.

6) Vitaman Travel Essentials Massage,

$75, from Takashimaya Department Store, Level 3

Light the soya candle to set the mood. Once the candle melts, it turns into a warm oil that is made for dripping onto the body for a relaxing massage. The set also comes with an additional 100ml bottle of massage oil.

7) Fifty Shades Of Grey Valentine's Day Surrender To Color,

$16 each, from selected Watsons and department stores

Whether you buy into the infamous novel's steamy storyline or not, this line of nail slicks will be an interesting addition to your lacquer collection.

There are six shades: My Silk Tie (a gleaming silver); Dark Side Of The Mood (an opaque charcoal); Shine For Me (a shimmering silver with blue sparkles); Cement The Deal (a pale, cool grey); Embrace The Gray (a milky grey); and Romantically Involved (a bright scarlet).

8) Sephora Valentine's Day Calendar Of Love Blue Lilac,

$25, from Sephora stores

A 14-day calendar packed with fizzy floral-scented soaps. You can also customise the surprise by scribbling your declarations of love in each box.


This article was first published on Feb 6, 2015.
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