Guess what? You don’t have to splurge on a fancy Valentine’s Day date to have a romantic, memorable evening. All it takes is a few personal touches including some sultry make-up, scented candles and, of course, a spritz of your favourite scent to set the mood. And the best bit is that you don’t even need to be in a relationship to feel the love.
Anything but cheesy, the perfect February 14th fragrances may house some classically romantic notes – think florals, citrus and lavender to name a few – yet all have their own distinct scent that will linger long after the candles have died.
Whether you’re planning an evening in with your loved one or a small dinner with friends, these seven fragrances are perfect for any kind of celebration this Valentine’s Day.
Coco Chanel Eau de Parfum Intense
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without Chanel, and this pretty pink fragrance is sensual, deep and addictive thanks to notes of patchouli and an ambery accord of vanilla absolute and tonka bean. At its heart, rose and jasmine will make you feel all wrapped up warm for a dreamy night in.
Christian Louboutin Loubiraj Eau De Parfum
Firstly, can we talk about how beautiful this Loubi bottle is? While its leather accords may not make it traditionally romantic, this magnificent and wild, woody fragrance with notes of suede, cedar and pink pepper leaves a powerful mark for all those fierce females amongst us.
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Kilian Love Don’t Be Shy
Everything about this perfume screams ‘Valentine’s Day’, from the fruity floral notes of orange blossom, jasmine and rose to the pastel pink bottle. One spritz and you’ll instantly be in the mood to celebrate.
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Loewe Tomato Leaves
While Loewe’s home fragrances line might be for your room rather than your skin, it doesn’t make them any less desirable. Infused with tomato leaf essence, this will turn your living room into an earthy oasis and the perfect spot for that special date.
Molton Brown Fiery Pink Pepper
A spicy blend of spicy pink pepper, lively ginger and rich patchouli all contained within the walls of a luxuriously dark bottle designed by Vincent Villeger, a couple of spritz of Molton Brown Fiery Pink Pepper will actually last, so you don’t need to worry about topping up throughout the evening.
Paco Rabanne Pure XS
Marrying ylang-ylang with hot vanilla, this floral oriental scent is just what you need for Valentine’s Day. It even has heart notes of salty-sweet popcorn, making it the perfect accompaniment to your movie night.
Tom Ford Tubéreuse Nue
The most recent scent from the man himself, Tom Ford’s Tubéreuse Nue brings together top notes of sichuan pepper, jasmine and lily with suede, musk, tonka bean and agarwood (Oud), as an ode to the world’s most sensual flower. While it might be a splurge, it’s the perfect kind of scent to splurge on as you’ll want to save it for special occasions, making it perfect for Valentine’s Day.