Scent-of-women

Luring the enemy

Not that men are the enemy, but you know what we mean. You?ve got to choose your weapons well to capture their attention and defeat the opposition – other girls. It?s like fishing, darts or bullfighting. Red is where it?s at and red will make him look twice. It?s the colour of passion, so if you want some, you better learn how to get it this month.The power of the product:

How many times has a man asked you ?What?s that scent?? That question can seal the deal. Here they are –

  • Clarins Eau Dynamisante ($55)
  • Hermes Rouge Hermes ($80)
  • Samsara by Guerlain ($76)Never skimp on nails – go for

    Mecca manicure in Desdemona ($20)

    Dirty Girl Gloss in Pomegranate ($20)

    Turn Heads in Red

    Nothing gets you noticed more quickly than a slinky red evening dress-a la Samantha in Sex in the City. Find our faves at:

    www.witchery.com.au

    www.portmans.com.au

    www.sportsgirl.com.au

    If you?re in Sydney head to Seduce

on Oxford Street, Paddington. You?ll find plenty of red.If the occasion is casual, match it with your footwear. In Melbourne, head to Prime, (227 Barkly Street, 03 95370344), for the latest in street wear. Our hot tip is the red Birkenstock.

Lingerie – yes sirrreeee. Give him what he wants and don?t disappoint when it comes to your under garments. Lingerie is the word and it?s also the weapon. Look out for the recently launched Zimmerman lingerie line. Think hot and red. For stockists contact 03 95371900.

Lay on the charm

With your accessorising you can weave magic. New line Tatty, started by Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden, has the latest most eclectic mix. Men love a girl with her own style and these accessories pack a punch. They range from giant beads in ice-cream colours to kooky watches. We love the guitar plectrum charm bracelet. Available at Zimmerman, YPV and Empire.

Grrrrrrrr

If you don?t want to go red, go animal. Wear your animal instinct on your sleeve, in the form of Carla Zampatti?s latest leopard-print top. Exotic and powerful-this top answers the call of the wild. Around $300

Kiss kiss

Sometimes all the red you need is a slash of colour on your lips. It?s a strong look and requires very little other makeup. We love Shine Delice Sheer Shimmering Lipcolour in Cherry Cola by L?Oreal

July 30, 2002

20 Things Men Adore About Women

What they adore:1. Nervous hair play (when you keep toying with one strand/ tuck it behind your ears/run hand through it repeatedly

Why? “It’s captivating because when a girl’s nervous or self-conscious, it flatters us and shows your vulnerability.”

2. Our beds “Women’s beds are always so much more sensual than men’s. The pillows are fluffier; the sheets feel fresh and clean.

3. The way we get out of cars. “Our legs, of course.

4. The way women get mad when the bill or the wine list is handed to the guy. I don’t mind it but she does. “That’s strong and sexy.”

5. Female bathroom products. “My shampoo says, “20% more!” and costs under $5. My girlfriend’s shampoo has 6 paragraphs about its exotic ingredients.”

6.Jeans. “No matter how faded or torn, they’re the sexiest article of clothing she owns.”

7. The way we check ourselves out. “I love it when my wife watches herself in shop windows. I like it when girls reapply lipstick using a restaurant knife blade. “Men are just as vain as women, they’re just more clandestine about it”

8. The way women ask for cuddles. “You know that scene in Pulp Fiction, where Maria de Medeiros says to Bruce Willis, “can we make like spoons” – that turns me to putty.”

9. When we wear their clothes. “I’ve lost lots of white shirts this way but it’s worth every cent.”

10. Our collarbone. “I love that crook between her neck and her clavicle – no matter what the rest of her looks like, her collarbone makes me lick my lips.”

11. The way women yawn. “Her arms go up, her breasts push forward, and she gets that sleepy, sexy look on her face.”

12. Audrey Hepburn’s hair, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. “A girl wearing her hair up says class, confidence and sultriness. And it also shows off that collarbone.”

13. When we help men put on a condom. “If she assists me, I hate them less, and want her more.”

14. Our legs when we wear high heels. “I love the way high heels make her calf muscles taut and sexy.”

15. Scent of a woman. “It’s a distinctive combination of sweat, fragrance, laundry powder and soap.”

16. Pierced navels. “I find them enormously sexy because in order to show them off girls have to show their bellies and the top of her hips. Who notices the jewellery?”

17. Tiny tattoos in discreet places. “The lower back just above her bum is my favourite spot on a girl for a tatt.”

18. How we eat. “It turns me on seeing a woman take the first bite of a steak.”

19. Fiddling with wedding/engagement ring. “I get a rush when I see my wife unconsciously rubbing her thumb against her wedding band. I don’t know why. Must be a husband thing.”

20. A woman’s face just after she’s fallen asleep. “She looks so young and vulnerable. It makes me feel really protective.”

January 28, 2002