8 fragrances to spoil someone special with this Valentine’s Day
It’s a great excuse to expand your scent wardrobe
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / May 26 2017
While Valentine’s Day is typically about expressing your love to your other half, we think it’s a great time to treat yourself - or a special gal pal - for no other reason than “just because”. Here are our top fragrance picks worthy of a coveted spot on your dresser.
Bottega Veneta Eau Sensuelle EDP
Bottega Veneta’s scents are renowned for being romantic, elegant and wearable, and this one is no different. This new fragrance is filled with a blend of fruits (think juicy peach), a heavy hand of florals (you can’t go wrong with gardenia and jasmine), plus a touch of smooth vanilla and leather.
Dior Poison Girl EDT
Opening with Sicilian bitter orange, with a heart of Rose of May and Damascena rose, and finishing with vanilla bean and tonka bean, this spritz will get his heart racing, and is sure to excite his senses.
Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Lumiere EDP
Tom Ford’s new Velvet Orchid Lumiere brings about a flurry of emotions upon first spritz, all thanks to its alluring blend of sweet, sour and bitter. The fragrance opens with bergamot and mandarin, which complements honey and succan absolute (taken from purified rum, which smells sugary), and closes with Turkish rose oil, jasmine, vanilla, myrrh and sandalwood.
Penhaligon’s Luna EDT
We have to say, the juice is just as pretty as the bottle. Discover an airy blend of zingy oils like bergamot, lemon and orange mixed with romantic gestures of rose and jasmine, plus a touch of ambergris and musk to finish.
Estee Lauder Modern Muse Nuit EDP
Think of Modern Muse Nuit as a sexier nocturnal friend of the classic Modern Muse; with notes of mandarin, blue chamomile, jasmine, sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla, it’s a spritz that’s bound to please, especially if you’re looking for a more sensual option to take your Valentine’s Day to the next level.
Lancome Miracle Blossom EDP
Make a lasting impression with Lancome’s fresh scent that packs a punch. Bursting with litchi, mandarin, apple, rose (notice a theme here), and a base of ambrox, musk and sandalwood, it’s a gorgeous spritz that won’t be too overbearing.
Aerin Tangier Vanille EDP
Aerin’s new Tangier Vanille fragrance takes the cake for best gourmand fragrance this Valentine’s Day. Other than vanilla, you’ll spot other ingredients like sensual Bulgarian rose, Italian bergamot, musk and sandalwood, making it a real crowd-pleaser.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Kiss Edition
We can’t decide what we love more about this fragrance; the bright fruit notes of pomelo and apricot, the fail-safe additions of pink rose, violet, and peony, or the oh-so-pretty ombré pink bottle.
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Main image photography: Edward Urrutia
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.