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valentinoAlthough the scent’s the thing when it comes to fragrance you’d be crazy not to acknowledge the importance of a really good looking bottle when it comes to creating an impact, both in the press and on consumers’ bathroom shelves. And Valentino’s forthcoming men’s fragrance Valentino Uomo is surely about as good looking as they come.

Taking its cues from a luxurious crystal decanter it has an amazing ‘studded’ texture, is as beautiful to look at as it is to hold, and is one of my favourite flacons in a long time. The fragrance itself – a sweet, warm and creamy number with a hint of coffee – isn’t bad either. It launches in February so make a note in your diary.