Pink, Red & Gold

By Jo Phillips

Pink makes the boys wink, so said the saying before the second world war, as afterwards pink was considered too much like red and the blood-red memories of those mainly men returning from battle, so the colour blue became the boys colour of choice, thankfully in many countries around the world red and pink are seen universally as the colours of love.; why not add in a little gold for foreverness and wham bang than you here are some ideas for gifts for valentines.

Photography by Jason Yates, Creative direction Jo Phillips, assisted by Steph Jones


Who doesn’t like a good scented candle? a few to choose from in the scent of the rose the flower of the season as well as some just for the perfect colouring.

Boy Smells, Cinderose, Inspired by the subversive floral photographs of Gregory Crewdson, Cinderose exposes the sinister side of beauty. Skandinavisk candle, Rosenhave, Danish for ‘rose garden, a perfume and Swedish rapeseed wax blend in painted glass with a pure cotton wick and engraved beechwood lid. Nest, Rose noir & oud Create a sultry aroma with this Classic Candle featuring captivating Rose de Mai blended with smoky oud, a hint of incense, black leather, and patchouli. Jo Loves, candle, a fresh and full-bodied fragrance encapsulating sparkling notes of citrus and Spearmint sitting on a bed of powerful Guaiac Wood, Cedarwood and Vetiver with a lingering ribbon of Hedione and Black Pepper.

Synchronicity Scents, LOVE – soy wax candle with Juicy clementine and aromatic geranium sitting on a warm and welcoming heart of fragrant olibanum and clove essential oils. & other Stories, Sardonyx Fire scented candle – The warm and earthy mystique of Sardonyx Fire sets the senses ablaze with an exhilarating blend of guava, patchouli and Indian jasmine. The Muses, Unplug scented candle with soft, velvety petals of rose and freesia beautifully complement the musky tones of honey amber, creating a delicate, warm, sweet scent at the heart of this blend.  Skandinavisk, Rosenhave mini scented candle, see full-size versions in shot 1.

Perfume is the ideal gift to say ‘i love you‘ from woods to florals there are plenty of choices and raise a cocktail together with this set from Starlino and of course nothing tops a cocktail off quite like a Maraschino cherry! Sana Jardin, Incense Water – Eau De Parfum roller all staring Moroccan May rose, a clear, sweet and slightly honeyed bouquet. Dunhill, Icon Racing – men’s Eau De Parfum inspired by Dunhill’s motoring heritage, with solar accord, black pepper and amber. Gucci Guilty, Pour Homme is a Woody Aromatic Spicy fragrance created to provoke. Burberry Hero, Eau De Toilette – Riccardo Tisci’s first scent for Burberry a marriage of strength and subtlety with a Fresh, luminous and bold scent. Moschino, Fresh Gold Coutre – Eau De Parfum for her with floral, woody, fruity scent

Hotel Starlino, Rose Aperitivo – Aperitivo made with Italian Grapefruit peel, Lemon peel and other herbs and spices. Shown here with a valentines Gift set complete with glass. Hotel Starlino, Maraschino Cherries – matured for two weeks in their natural Marasca juice then rested for another week to achieve their peak flavour.

Jusbox perfumes, Use Abuse – A vibrant and explosive fragrance that evokes all of the excitement and enthusiasm of the 80s with a unique musky-floral accord.

Hotel Starlino, Rose Aperitivo – Aperitivo made with Italian Grapefruit peel, Lemon peel and other herbs and spices. Shown here with a valentines Gift set complete with glass. (as before) Ellis Brooklyn, WEST – This Eau de Parfum is a fresh, citrus scent perfect for every day.  La Perla, Invisible Touch – Eau De Parfum with floral, woody blend that works it’s magic like soft cashmere over delicate lace.  Lalique, Reve d’lnfini – A sparkling, sensual Eau De Parfum fragrance, a bouquet of fresh flowers softened by satiny peach Moschino, Toy 2 Bubblegum – Eau Da Toilette with a floral, fruity and oriental in a hot pink teddybear bottle Marc Jacobs, Perfect – Is a playful and unexpectedly comforting eau de parfum for women who know and cherish who they, it has a floral fruity scent with tangy rhubarb, daffodil and creamy almond. Valentino, Born in Roma, coral fantasy – This eau de parfum is an ode to self-celebration. Edgy yet feminine with top notes of kiwi and orange, middle note of jasmine and a musky base Viktor & Rolf , Flower Bomb, Ruby Orchid – Eau de parfum inspired by the glamour of burlesque, this sensual scent blends ruby flower orchid, juicy peach, and red foxy vanilla bean Narciso, Narcisse Rodriguez, Rouge – An Eau de Parfum that plays with the extremes of seduction and attraction, it has a heart of musc with Bulgarian rose and iris sitting at the top. Issue Miyake, l’eau d’issey, Rose & rose – An intense Eau de Parfum to experience the wildness of a rose with Pink Peppercorn, Raspberry, Pear top notes, rose heart and Patchouli Essence, Ambrox, Cashmeran bottom notes. Dolce & Gabbana, Lily – This eau de toilette celebrates the charming pink lily flower, a symbol of femininity and kindness. The fruity-floral fragrance combines the delicate floral signature of pink lily accord with exotic passion fruit and a background of soft, sensual musks.

Dolce & Gabbana, sheerlips – hydrating tinted lip balm which glides on with the smooth texture of a balm. Sensai, Blooming Blush – A duet of silky sheer blush colour and customisable radiance, Sensai’s Blooming Blush is perfect for infusing your make-up with natural glow. Chantecaille, cheek shade ‘Emotion’ – Blush with exquisite colours and a featherweight texture that brushes on lightly and blends seamlessly. Molton Brown, Fiery Pink Pepper – Fine liquid hand soap infused with smouldering pink pepper, nutmeg and patchouli. Fenty, Dragon Mami Lipstick – An ultra-slim lipstick with a long-wearing, petal-soft matte finish, shades designed to flatter all skin tones. Fresh, Rose deep hydration face cream – a hyaluronic acid moisturiser that delivers 72-hour deep hydration with strengthening damask rose extract for skin that is dewy and plumped with moisture. Fresh, Rose deep hydration oil – Fresh’s first-ever oil-infused liquid serum was created to deliver both deep hydration and nourishment. Dear Dahlia -Paradise Dual Palette – 04 Peach Champagne. Glossier, You – An Eau de Parfum, pink pepper with a woodsy, slightly sweetheart balanced with iris, a white floral, for a creamy freshness, a fragrance designed to grow with you.

Lastly, don’t forget about your lover’s skin and face a little shimmer here a smear of lipstick there all giving a golden glossy rosy glow. Longchamp – Le Pliage Filet in pink (at top) – A string bag with leather clasp and handle which compact and expands perfectly for your shopping. Charlotte Tilbury, lip cheat lip pencil (at top)- a warm scarlet red lip liner shade ideal for perfecting that red lipstick look creating a fuller, re-defined pout. Glossier, cloud paint in the shades, haze, beam and spark – A seamless, buildable gel-cream blush that’s enjoyable to apply and easy to wear. Nudestix, Nudies Bloom, Cherry Blossom – Dual-ended cream blush stick and brush perfect for natural brightening glow, can be applied to eyes lips and cheeks. Aromatherapy Associates, Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil – An award-winning “coping mechanism in a bottle” with hand-blended soothing Clary Sage, Sandalwood and purest Geranium to balance emotions and create calm. Guerlain, Tender Blush – A new colour-revealing blush that gives off a delicate glow, simulating a natural pink flush with a single sweep of. the brush. Chantecaille, Nano Gold Energising Face Cream – A luxurious balm infused with 24-karat gold and silk bound together to create unparalleled anti-aging cream, reducing the looks of ageing signs. Buly 1803, Eau Superfine – a floral toner with rose water to brighten up any complexion, presented in a beautiful hand personalised bottle. Guerlain, No. 1925  Roi Des Rouges and red velvet case – Jewel formula lipstick, long-wear colour in a satin finish creating a luminous glow. Buly 1803, Savon Superfin Makassar – Perfumed dermatological soap with an intense scent of oriental woody iris and blond tobacco. Grow Gorgeous, Volume Bodifying Hair Serum – leave-in serum to control hair helping to tease and add shape to achieve voluminous locks

As before Buly 1803, Savon Superfin Makassar – Perfumed dermatological soap with an intense scent of oriental woody iris and blond tobacco. GrowGorgeous, Volume Bodifying Hair Serum – leave-in serum to control hair helping to tease and add shape to achieve voluminous locks. Anastasia Beverley Hills, Rose Dream – Satin full pigment lipstick with comfortable wearability in a Rose petal pink. Bjork & berries, Shimmer Oil – A natural dry and fast-absorbing shimmer oil enriched with birch extract and natural shimmer minerals for a glowing skin.  MILANI, Colour Fetish Lipstick – The perfect nude, an ultra-creamy, pigment-rich lipstick with a luxurious soft velvet-matte finish. Illamasqua, Spectacular Face Palette – A trio palette including three face essentials in one, Powder Blusher in Katie, Beyond Powder Highlighter in OMG and our new Powder Sculpt contour in Silhouette. Charlotte Tilbury, Cheek to Chic, Pillow Talk – Two-tone pink and champagne powder blush with luminous gold flecks in each shade. Clinique, Moisture Surge – Refreshing oil-free gel-cream with aloe bio-ferment deeply hydrates for skin that looks plump and glowing.ESPA, Tri-active lift & firm neck and décolleté balm – A beautifully rich neck and decollete balm with a hydrating formula to nourish and support.

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