Sure, you could get your loved one a box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day to let them know how much you care.
Or you could say it with scent and gift them something that literally everyone loves to receive: a fragrance.
Flying solo this Month of Love?
No worries – you can treat yourself to a new scent to see you through summer. You deserve it! Here are the fragrances that are currently on our radar.
Armani Privé Rose Milano Eau De Toilette
Soft, delicate and oh-so chic, this floral fragrance has timeless rose at the heart, with lemon, bergamot and pear at the top, and earthy patchouli and moss rounding off the base. It was created as a tribute to the elegance of the Italian fashion hub, Milan, and adds an instant touch of class.
BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline Eau De Toilette
Crystals are pristine and perfect and were the inspiration for this floral-aquatic fragrance for women. It contains fresh Asian-inspired notes of bamboo, pear, lotus, tea, musk and oakmoss. These blend together to create an aroma that resembles frosted flowers, making this scent the perfect wear for the warm summer months.
Jo Malone London Red Hibiscus Cologne Intense
One of the newest on the list having released this year, this cologne is genderless and can be part of a shared his-and-hers collection. It’s a warm, spicy, floral scent, with notes of ginger, cardamom, hibiscus, jasmine, ylang-ylang, vanilla, amber and incense. It’s also a great transitional fragrance and can be worn all year.
Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Eau De Toilette
A chypre-fruity fragrance that’s been popular since it launched back in 2015, this British best-seller has spicy and fresh notes of ginger, cardamom, clove, lily, jasmine, tuberose, musk, cedar and sandalwood. This scent comes with a matching body wash and body lotion, so you can layer them up for even more longevity and projection.
Shiseido Ginza Eau De Parfum
This Japanese heritage brand is known for creating fragrances that are light, subtle and airy, making them a natural choice for warm summer days. This perfume has vibrant notes of pomegranate and pink peppers at the top, orchid, freesia, magnolia and jasmine at the heart and patchouli, mossy wood and sandalwood at the base.
Davidoff Cool Water Reborn Eau de Parfum
If you know a guy – or are a guy – who likes woody-aromatic scents, this one is worthy of a spot in any collection. Launched a few months back, this newbie comprises just three solitary notes, namely galbanum, cedar and Haitian vetiver. A versatile fragrance, it can be worn from the client meeting to the club.
Gucci Guilty Elixir de Parfum
Amber, woody and floral? This top-selling fragrance for men has the best of all three! Designed to be worn by those who are daring, captivating and sophisticated, it has top notes of orange blossom, pimento seeds and nutmeg, middle notes of orris and osmanthus and base notes of vanilla, benzoin and patchouli.
Yves Saint Laurent Trench Eau de Parfum
This luxury fragrance is actually genderless and was inspired by the classic wardrobe must-have: the trenchcoat. Part of the popular Le Vestiaire des Parfums collection – all of which are inspired by an item of clothing – this scent contains a blend of notes, including tangerine, bergamot, fig, iris, neroli, musk, cedar and amber.
Tom Ford Azure Lime Eau De Parfum
A new release from this cult-favourite beauty brand that hit shelves in 2023, this perfume was created to capture the simple and relaxed glamour and style that’s associated with private islands in the Caribbean. As such, it has refreshing notes of lime and other citrus, buchu and agathosma mixed with deep woods, musk and sandalwood.
Paco Rabanne Erotic Me Eau de Parfum
This fragrance is one of six that make up the popular PACOLLECTION of scents that launched five years ago. Classified as a leather scent – a sexy Valentine’s Month choice – it has unexpected and interesting notes (only five of them!), which are milk, leather, fruits, osmanthus and mixed florals. And the combination? Totally sublime!