10 Best Valentine’s Day Perfumes

06 February 2014 by


Burberry Brit Rhythm, £45 (50 ml)

Burberry’s first foray into women’s fragrances, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnlewis.com/burberry-brit-rhythm-women's-eau-de-toilette/p1127525">Brit Rhythm[/a] is inspired by the adrenaline of live music performances. British lavender, orange blossom and vetiver combine to make a smoky, sensual scent that’s feminine with a rock and roll edge.

Mary Greenwell Cherry, £65 (50ml)

Sweet and sparkling Cherry is the most playful of Mary Greenwell’s fragrance quartet. With cherry and blackberry top notes, a floral jasmine heart and a base including vanilla and tonka beans, Cherry is fresh and feminine without being syrupy – ideal for desk to drinks. Available exclusively at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.harrods.com">Harrods[/a].

DKNY Be Delicious City Blossom Rooftop Peony, £37 (50ml)

DKNY have reinvented their iconic apple once again with three brand new city blossom scents, inspired by urban rooftop gardens. [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/DKNY-Be-Delicious-City-Blossom-Rooftop-Peony-EDT-50ml-Boots-Exclusive_1429522/">Rooftop Peony[/a] is a flirty blend of fruits and florals, including citrus, rose, peony and raspberry.

Elie Saab Le Parfum L’Eau Couture, £47 (50ml)

For those who dream about wearing Elie Saab’s couture gowns, this perfume could be the next best thing. Designed to complement the ethereal Spring 2014 collection, L’Eau Couture combines fresh notes of almond, honey, orange blossom and vanilla to make you feel like you’re waltzing around in elegant couture (even if you’re battling the elements in your parka). Available at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnlewis.com">John Lewis[/a] on February 10th (0845 6049049).

Guerlain Cherry Blossom, £175 (125ml)

In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolise spring, beauty and the joy of love. So to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Guerlain have re-released their 1999 Cherry Blossom perfume – a delicate, fresh scent inspired the season. If the cherry, lilac and jasmine notes don’t lift your spirits, the iconic and beautiful Guerlain Bee bottle definitely will. Available exclusively at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.harrods.com">Harrods[/a].

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, £54 (50ml)

According to Christian Dior, pink “is the softest of colours… the colour of happiness and femininity”, and who are we to argue with Dior? The unashamedly feminine [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/MISS-DIOR-Blooming-Bouquet-Eau-de-Toilette-50ml_1217507/">Blooming Bouquet[/a] is a sweet, fruity blend of citrus, peony and rose – ideal for a romantic Valentine’s date.

Estee Lauder Modern Muse, £60 (50ml)

Bows will be everywhere this Spring – your dressing table included. The bow-topped [a target="_blank" href="http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/11483/27307/Product-Catalog/Fragrance/For-Women/Modern-Muse/Modern-Muse/Eau-De-Parfum-Spray/index.tmpl">Modern Muse[/a] combines feminine jasmine with rich woody notes for a complex scent that’s both strong and soft.

Escentric Molecule 01, £65.50 (100ml)

A Valentines anti-perfume if you like, this addictive [a target="_blank" href="http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/escentric-molecules-molecule-01.html">scent[/a] consists of just one ingredient: Iso E Super. While you may not be able to smell much other than a subtle woody note – making it ideal for those who dislike heady perfumes – other people will come flocking for the pheromone-like lure which smells different on every wearer.

Balenciaga Rosabotanica, £53 (50ml)

Balenciaga’s [a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnlewis.com/balenciaga-rosabotanica-eau-de-parfum/p1127670">latest juice[/a], fronted by Kirsten Stewart, is a classically feminine rose scent, freshened up with hints of citrus and white woods.  Fans of Balenciaga’s modern and sexy perfumes will love this one.

Chanel No 5, £67 (50ml)

We told you the classics are the best. We defy you not to be seduced by the glamour of the timeless [a target="_blank" href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Brand-rooms/Brands/CHANEL/Ladies-Fragrances/N5/N5-Eau-de-Parfum-Spray-50ml_130-73004626-125430/?brandname=CHANEL&lhnDeptId=19353">Chanel No 5[/a]. If it’s good enough for Marilyn Monroe…

When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, sometimes the classics are the best. Call us old-fashioned but us beauty ladies would be chuffed with a nice box of chocolates, beautiful bouquet of flowers and gorgeous new perfume. And there are plenty of fresh new scents to choose from to set the mood. Whether you prefer something sweet and feminine or rich and sensuous, click through the gallery above to see our pick of the ten loveliest perfumes for Valentine's Day…

By Sarah Royce-Greensill


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