"Keep it simple," is my mantra, which is why I'm such a fan of unisex scents. They're not the kind to shake you by the shoulders and announce, "I'm HERE!"
In the absence of hyper-feminine or masculine notes, you get an "Oh, that's nice" chord. And really, most days, that's all I'm looking for. Here, my top five units:Elternhaus MoslBuddJewChristHinDao (Unfaith). What do the world's biggest religions have in common? This perfumer thinks they all have a clean, sweet sandalwood base. Pantheism and unisex? Count me in.
2 by Comme Des Garcons. I've tried to work with Japanese sumi ink derived from the soot of pine branches for Japanese brush painting. It's impossible. But this fragrance, inspired by the ink, is easy, resinous, and woodsy (and doesn't stain your fingers).
Le Sirenuse Sienne L'Hiver. The husband and wife team who run Le Sirenuse, the five-star hotel in Positano, is so charming and fabulous that you can't help but want to be them. A spritz of Sienne l'Hiver, one ofRead More »from For You, For Him: The Best Unisex Scents