Roberto Cavalli’s Nero Assoluto – With its woody scents and vanilla undertones, it is a sophisticated and refined scent, allianced with primal sensuality; perfect for vibrant, assertive women. I love the fragrance because it was one I started wearing when I first started dating my long-term boyfriend. Having met him in my local bar when I was training as staff (his best friend trained me) I instantly wanted to know who the handsome blue-eyed stranger was: I couldn’t take my eyes off him. He, on the other hand, was aloof and cool and continued this bravado for another year whilst we slowly became friends. Spending our evenings and weekends in a large group of friends, it was difficult to get him alone but eventually he came round to meet my parents – still as ‘just friends’… or so I thought! After a couple of cocktails, we left the house to meet with friends and on the way, under an oak tree bathed in dappled moonlight, he kissed me for the first time. Every time I spray my perfume, I remember this moment and four years on, it still fills me with butterflies.

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