His and Hers: The 3 new fragrance duos you need to try this summer


There are two kinds of people in this world: those who think co-ordinating perfumes with your other half is as cringeworthy as getting matching tattoos, and those who think it’s as normal as holding hands. For the latter, they see it as a way to demonstrate how harmonious they are as a couple – the olfactory yin and yang, if you will. And the fragrance houses agree. So if you’re looking to get your hands on a couple of bottles of his and hers perfumes this summer, look no further than the duty free store.

Emporio Armani Because It’s You and Stronger With You

Emporio Armani has launched two new fragrances inspired by Giorgio Armani’s own love story. Take a closer look at the packaging and you can see the rings on the bottle cap, which are the same design that Armani himself wears to this day. The fragrances are currently available at Frankfurt Airport and will be rolled out to the Americas from August (Northern area) and October (Southern area).

Stronger With You for men features pink pepper, chestnut, sage, and cedar wood. 
Because It’s You for women features rose absolute, neroli, vanilla, and raspberry.

Calvin Klein Obsessed for Women and Obsessed for Men

Here’s one for those who love a nineties throwback. Calvin Klein, the master of minimalism, has brought back the iconic Obsession ad campaign fronted by Kate Moss for this modern take on that classic fragrance. Available exclusively at World Duty Free stores.

Obsessed for Women features neroli, white lavender, purple sage, and musk.
Obsessed for Men features grapefruit, Sichuan pepper, black cardamom, and patchouli.

Prada La Femme Intense and L’Homme Intense

First launched in 2016, La Femme Intense and L’Homme Intense fragrances have been revamped this summer. Like the originals, the two new scents were created by nose Daniela Andrier and designer Miuccia Prada. Unlike the other perfume duos on this list, the Prada bottles are similar without being matchy-matchy – so they make a great beginner option if your partner still needs some convincing before stepping out in versions of the same scent. Available now from airport stores in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, and Asia Pacific.


L’Homme Intense features amber, patchouli, iris, and tonka bean.
La Femme Intense features tuberose, ylang-ylang, and patchouli.

Tess Harold
written by: Tess Harold
Born in Hong Kong, Tess currently lives in London where she is Editor at PretAirporter. Over the course of her career, she has worked for the likes of Stylist, The Telegraph, Prestige Hong Kong, Asia Spa and Harper’s Bazaar UK.