My idea for Aqua Universalis was to translate the feeling of freshness, not the smell of freshness – there is a big difference. The feeling of cleanliness, it's a bit more elevated, a bit more refined. So I think Aqua is great, it's like a pair of jeans and a white shirt – like a basic.
2. Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de parfum, 70ml, R5,700
This is a best seller and a crowd pleaser for anyone.
3. Aqua Celestia, 70ml, R2,510
It's very bright and the idea behind it was where the sky meets the sea with the two blues blurring in the horizon. It brings an inner feeling of joy and the scent uplifts the mood.
4. Féminin Pluriel, 70ml, R2,705
For women, I like this scent because it’s the idea of capturing all the facets of femininity in one scent. It's very feminine but not in the girly way, I don’t really like girly perfumes - I don’t like those types of cliques.
5. Amyris Femme, 70ml, R2,705
The name comes from a wood that comes from Jamaica called Amyris. It also has another name called West Indian Sandalwood and it’s a great scent as well.
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