The Smell Good Guide

The Smell Good Guide

Few of our favourites for you, for him...

There is nothing quite like creating unforgettable moments with a flirty spritz of scent or filling a room with the heady aroma of a beautiful candle to set the scene.  Sauce has compiled a few of our favourites for you, for him, for her ideas to turn on the heat.


For the rebel heart | Dark Rebel by John Varvatos

Dark Rebel is the newest addition to the John Varvatos fragrance portfolio. This fragrance is full of surprises with a combination of subversive scents. Varvatos finely crafts woodsy scents, with hints of Jamaican Rum, black leather, and the exotic dragon skull flower, giving this fragrance its wild edge. The nutmeg essence provides a note of sweetness while black pepper gives it some bite. To be worn with passion, on a dusk-till-dawn date.
Duty-free $95 NZD

For the romantic | Jo Malone

Jo Malone’s signature gift sets reflect true refinement, from the iconic cream box to the crisp black tissue interior. This gift is the ultimate gesture.

Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom is fragranced with mists of honeyed, golden mimosa that float above the spiciness of freshly crushed cardamom. Creamy tonka and smooth sandalwood woven under powdery heliotrope and Damask rose picked at dawn. It is warm, ethereal and mesmerising. Transform your home with the luxury of an opulent poetic garden. Get the set or splurge on the 100ml cologne or the 200g candle (45-hour burn time).

For the Indie goddess | Miu Miu

Bearing all the hallmarks of Miuccia Prada’s incredible dedication in capturing the essence of the brand in a scent, and her ode to the quirky creature in all of us. Cult Miu Miu matelasee bags and modernism inspire the ultra cool packaging. This soft, fresh scent is set against a deep earth-toned background, the wood and pepper of Akigalawood and an extract of patchouli. This note adds a rich, brooding mystery to the subtle sparkle of the floral.
Who doesn’t want to sparkle all day?     
$100 NZD

Goodness in wax | Asley & Co

Asley & Co creates what I personally describe as a mesmeric scent. This is heaven-scented goodness in wax. I was transported to the height of summer on the Mediterranean, walking down a narrow alley in the village behind my grandmother’s house grows an old fig tree; its roots bursting through the path and its scent trapped in that narrow walkway. The beauty of that fifth of our senses—breath. This genuine made-in-New Zealand product is a thoughtful gift to send to your love across the sea. Call me a forever-fan of Ashley & Co.
$49.95 NZD

For All | Byredo Sunday Cologne

Byredo’s Sunday Cologne has us feeling sophisticated, adding a little European polish to our date. Think coffee in the park, a stroll through a gallery or antique market. This fragrance has all the makings of a signature scent. Clean and fresh, it’s a scent for all seasons. A citrus woody fragrance for men and women that is all of fresh, spicy, clean, zesty and invigorating.
Cute couples apply here to share.
100ml  $286.50 NZD


Words and Design | Theresa Frankovich
Cover Image | Goods We Like