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Indiana Jones might not be happy but so it is: On Sunday, the Chinese-speaking world ushered in its new year and its 12-year zodiac turned from the dragon to the snake. During NYC Fashion Week, we’re already seeing reptilian-inspired skins and prints from Tom Ford, Proenza Schouler and J. Crew. Right here, Miami-based Amorium Jewelry is putting out, um, charming, serpentine chic pieces all handmade in Turkey. www.amoriumjewelry.com

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Many Dave Matthews fans still don’t want to kick his unforgettable 1998 song “Crush” off their playlists. Snuggle up with the singer-songwriter’s latest wine from his Dreaming Tree portfolio named after the classic melody, about how powerful love is (sort of like Matthews’ “Crash,” give or take a letter). The Zinfandel and Merlot blend has smoky notes and a pop of raspberry, and, like the tune, is kind of addictive. $14.99 at Target. www.dreamingtreewines.com

This ought to get your motor running: SKYY Infusions Wild Strawberry. This might very well be the sexiest infusion yet. Some sweet, Miami-friendly cocktail suggestions: The Strawberry Seduction with a dash of basil and honey and the citrusy Sultry Sunset. The next best thing to chocolate covered. Look for it in bars and restos soon.

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Give your loved one a history lesson on Valentine’s Day. Santa Maria de Novella’s very first scent, Acqua de Colonia, was created for Catherine de Medici, whose perfume maker created it just for her when she went to France to marry Henry II. Still hand-formulated in Florence, Italy, this bracing, citrusy unisex fragrance is surprisingly modern, despite its pedigree. $125 at Santa Maria Novella Boutique Bal Harbour Shops. www.santamarianovellausa.com

Coach Love: how appropriate for VDay. The retailer’s latest scent is a contemporary, romantic and sensual woody floral. Call it modern love in a bottle. “It’s the most romantic fragrance Coach has created,” said Karyn Khoury, Senior Vice President, Corporate Fragrance Development, Worldwide, The Estée Lauder Companies. “It has presence, but it doesn’t shout. And while the scent is very streamlined in its construction, it’s actually quite complex in the number of ingredients used. That’s part of what makes it so compelling.” www.coach.com

Celebrate your journey as a couple with married country stars. SOUL2SOUL Vintage by Faith Hill and SOUL2SOUL Vintage by Tim McGraw. SOUL2SOUL Vintage are a perfect match. The two complement each other to create a “harmonious” bond. Hers exudes elegance and femininity; his is super masculine. $24.50 each at drugstores and mass retailers.

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No, not all beauty secrets come out of France. Rex Skin Care was developed in our own Broward backyard to answer the demand for no-nonsense products for men. Its mission in a bottle: to combat the effects of sun, sweat, and dehydration. Snap up bestsellers like the Vitamin C Moisturizer, Matte Finish Serum and Instant Impact Gel. A gift set, packaged in a vintage cigar box, is sold at Mike’s Cigars in Bal Harbour. Telenovela actor Andres Garcia Jr. is a fan — and spokesman. www.rexskincare.com

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