Fragrance Files: The Most Romantic Scents To Bewitch Your Valentine
Dior Poison Girl
Boys may deny it, but they all have a sweet-tooth. Approachable, yet with an allure of something forbidden, Poison Girl turns the romantic rose into a sugared one with notes of Venezuelan tonka bean, sandalwood, almond and vanilla. It will leave a delicious trail wherever you go and will definitely turn some heads.
Lancome Tresor in Love
Love is in the name with this one. It might seem like an obvious choice but what better way to celebrate love than with this beautiful scent. It starts with juicy nectarines, peaches and tart pears before it leads to a floral bouquet of Turkish rose and jasmine. An innocent fruity-floral that encapsulates the image of a young woman in love.
For those who are looking to smell a little risque on your Valentine’s dates, this is the perfect scent for you. With a name that literally translates to ‘sluts of the palace’, this sensual scent from niche house, Etat Libre D’orange conjures a provocative scene that is behind closed doors. Powdery notes and violets are mixed with sensual leather and animalic notes to create the perfect juxtaposition. A lady on the streets, a freak in the sheets.
Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme
This new fragrance from Gucci that comes in a gorgeous fushcia flacon is great for date night in a dimly lit, posh restaurant with your Valentine. Much like wine, this scent is both bitter and sweet. Top notes of blackberry gives it a dark but fruity vibe before the aromatic bitterness of cypress and patchouli kicks in. Of course, Bulgarian rose is there to add a touch of feminity. And just like how you can never stop at just one glass of wine, this scent will leave him wanting more.
Valentino Donna Acqua
Fresh, young and sweet! This is for dates at the fair, filled with fun and laughter. This stunning bottle houses a luminescent pink juice that both sweet and youthful. A delicious floral gourmand that centres around the notes of pear, almond and frangipani, it’s unique and delectable at the same time. The innocence is grounded by a creamy sandalwood that stops this scent from being juvenile. This is one to make you and your Valentine smile.
Hermès Twilly d'Hermès
Sophistication with an unexpected twist! Twilly d’Hermès is sure to charm your date with its heady white floral concoction of tuberose, jasmine and orange blossom. Smooth sandalwood and vanilla deepens the scent for a touch of sensuality but the surprising addition of ginger is what makes this one stand out. It’s spicy and smooth at the same time. Truly a scent that your man will never forget.
If you want to shine bright like a diamond this Valentine’s Day, look no further! Sparkling, effervescent and effortless are the words to describe this fragrance by Tiffany & Co. The scent opens with a bubbly citrus combination of mandarin orange, bergamot and lemon. It then leads into a clean powdery iris and a transparent musk with a touch of rose to femme it up. It’s one to fit any location or date scenario you might face.
Can you resist this lovely pink hued juice? Because we can’t. For those who want to smell totally unique and unlike any potential *ahem* ex, Nightingale is the perfect scent for you. Inspired by the land of the Rising Sun and featuring a note of Japanese plum blossoms, it’s ethereal and elegant like a geisha. Saffron, labdanum, rose and a touch of oud adds richness and depth to this powdery floral scent. It’s romantic grace and feminity in a bottle!
Prada La Femme L'eau
The newest addition to the Prada La Femme line comes just in time for Valentine’s Day and it couldn’t be a more perfect date scent. Warm florals such as frangipani, tuberose and ylang-ylang lends heat and sensuality while a woody base gives it character. It’s utterly feminine, warm and genuine, traits that a man just cannot resist.
For the bad gals out there who are just out on Valentine’s Day looking for a bit for fun, Noir Pour Femme is the scent that will channel your inner sultry seductress. A deliciously creamy kulfi note is sweetened with molten amber and vanilla. Rose, sandalwood and ginger balances the sweetness with a sprinkle of sophistication that transforms this scent into an irresistable femme fatale.