Style investigates the scents that men wish women wore more often
Time Out Dubai Staff
Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana Dhs360, Sephora, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9828).
Andrew Marshall film production co-ordinator, Kiwi, 28 ‘As a fresh, crisp and refreshing fragrance, it captures what a beautiful woman should be. It’s light and gives you an initial understated whiff that leaves a great first impression.’
L’Eau by Carolina Herrera Dhs370, Faces, various locations including BurJuman (04 352 1441).
Haneef Al Raisi music producer, Emirati, 29 ‘This is very airy, fresh and warm. The blossom lemon with the rose, jasmine and just a little sandalwood perfects the scent of a woman. To me it actually smells just like a spring garden!’
Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel Dhs506, Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5333).
Roy McFarlane chef and designer, South African, 35 ‘This is elegant and makes a woman seem classy, expensive and like she’s not trying too hard. It reminds me of my wife: she wears five or so different perfumes, but this is the one I remember.’
Daisy by Marc Jacobs Dhs395, Paris Gallery, various locations including Deira City Centre (04 295 5550).
Nick Alvis head chef at Verre by Gordon Ramsay, British, 31 ‘I prefer fresh, floral and summery fragrances (rather than musky or spicy). They lift my mood. UK summers were a great laugh, and this perfume brings back a lot of happy memories.’
Diamonds by Emporio Armani Dhs410, Paris Gallery, various locations including Deira City Centre (04 295 5550).
Chris Corander events director, British, 29 ‘Feminine and understated. I don’t like musky or overly flowery scents – it has to be somewhere in between – and I can’t stand it when a woman smells like she’s doused herself with a whole bottle of perfume!’
Original Musk by Kiehls Dhs314, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
Kens Gourgue works in luxury interiors, American, 46 ‘This is a unisex scent, but I love the smell of Musk on a woman; it has a very sensual quality. It smells different on each person, but I also like it mixed with sweeter scents.’
Euphoria by Calvin Klein Dhs350, Sephora, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9828).
Nicolas Trabucco media consultant, French, 29 ‘It’s natural, fresh, sensual, catching and as unique as the women I like to be with. This scent reminds me of good times and puts a smile on my face whenever I smell it.’
Parisienne by Yves Saint Laurent Dhs495, Faces, various locations including BurJuman (04 352 1441).
Abdul Karim Samaan PR practitioner, Syrian, 25 ‘I find it light yet very distinct, elegant and refreshing – a great scent to walk past or get stuck with in an elevator. I’ve never been to France, but would imagine all women there smell like this!’