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THE VALENTINES GIFT LIST: FRAGRANCE FOR HER
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, it’s time to drop some serious hints to your man for a new scent, these seductive scents are at the winners on our wishlist.
MARC JACOBS DECADENCE
Our favourite new MJ fragrance was created by Master Perfumer Annie Buzantian in collaboration with Marc Jacobs himself and Ann Gottlieb. Opulent top notes of Italian plum, saffron, and iris blend with a heart bouquet of luxurious Bulgarian Rose, lush Orris, and Jasmine Sambac. We love the classic Marc Jacobs handbag shaped bottle too!
50ml, £64, www.theperfumeshop.com
THIERRY MUGLER ALIEN EAU DE TOILETTE
A magical scent with top notes of Mandarin Essence, heart notes of heady Moroccan Jasmine and sumptuous base notes of White amber and cashmeran wood.
60ml, £53, www.theperfumeshop.com
YVES SAINT LAURENT BLACK OPIUM NUIT BLANCHE
The white floral heart inspired by the original Black Opium is seductively fused with a burst of energizing white musk and white coffee. This glittering bottle is a must have for any party girls dressing table. .
50ml, £64, www.theperfumeshop.com
REVLON LOVE IS ON
There could not be a cuter bottle design for our Valentine’s fragrance gift givers; this vibrant blend rose, spice, and vanilla infused musk is a winner in our book.
ELIE SAAB ROSE COUTURE
For a truly floral fragrance, this one hits the spot. Penny-rose opens up this scent, while the likes of orange blossom and jasmine are at the heart. Sandal and patchouli can be found at the base.
£52, 50ml, www.houseoffraser.co.uk
KIEHL’S VETIVER & BLACK TEA EDT
This unisex number blends smooth, citrusy black tea with the sweet notes of vetiver. Finished with a touch of spicy pepper and wood, it’s the perfect every day scent.
£24.50, 30ml, www.johnlewis.com
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SIGNORINA MISTERIOSA
Stylish and modern, this perfume combines wild blackberry with neroli and orange blossom. It’s then finished off with notes of black vanilla mousse and patchouli.
£42, 30ml, www.debenhams.com
RITUALS FLEURS DE L’HIMALAYA
Inspired by the mountains in Himalaya, this unique fragrance blends wild orchid with Himalayan peonies and a drop of cotton musk.
£39, 50ml, www.uk.rituals.com
LIZ EARLE NO 100
With her skincare smelling so good, it’s no surprise that Liz Earle’s fragrances are fresh and natural. This particular one uses Damask rose, orange flower and Indian jasmine, which are paired with bournon vanilla, sandalwood and mandarin.
£49, 50ml, http://uk.lizearle.com
MICHAEL KORS SEXY SUNSET
Like sunshine in a bottle, this radiant scent is a great addition to any fragrance collection. Opening with nashi pear, freesia and lotus flower, it follows in to a floral mix of peony, jasmine, magnolia and gardenia, before finishing off with sensual woody notes.
£58, 50ml, www.boots.com
NINA RICCI POP
We’re obsessed with the cute bottle and the fragrance inside is even better! Marking the perfume’s 10th anniversary, it remains the same delicious blend of lime, lemon and sticky toffee apple. All of which are enhanced with moonflower, white cedar and cotton musk.
£35.50, 50ml, www.escentual.com
CHERYL STORM FLOWER NOIR
A seductive scent, Cheryl’s latest number opens with mandarin, juicy pear and rhubarb. With a heart of orange blossom and rose petals, it’s topped off with brown sugar and sandalwood.
£16.49, 100ml, www.boots.com
LANCOME LA VIE EST BELLE
This alluring number is fast becoming one of our favourite evening fragrances. Notes of iris, jasmine sambac absolute, orange blossom and patchouli are combined for an irresistible finish.
£64, 50ml, www.houseoffraser.co.uk
CHLOE LOVE STORY EAU DE TOILETTE
The title alone guarantees this scent to be a seductive, romantic number. And with jasmine and orange blossom being the key notes, this gorgeous perfume will go down a treat.
£47, 30ml, www.theperfumeshop.com
PENHALIGON’S EMPRESSA EAU DE TOILETTE
This opens up with a vibrant blend of pink pepper, blood orange and peach, before descending into a heart of dusky pinks, white roses and neroli. Finally, it’s all finished off with patchouli, vanilla and amber.
£124, 100ml, www.penhaligons.com
ANNICK GOUTAL ROSE POMPON
Encased in a sleek glass bottle, this bold scent is super romantic for your hot Valentine’s date. Top notes of pink pepper and blackcurrant kick things off, while at the heart there’s Bulgarian rose and Taif rose. Finally, a base of peony, white musk and woody cedar rounds things up.
£87, 100ml, www.harrods.com
Yardley’s feminine and addictive Hermina is bound to impress in the scent stakes. Top notes of pear, lemon and bergamot are paired with a heart of fig and black pepper, while amber and wood are at the base.
£19.99, 50ml, www.yardleylondon.com
CRABTREE & EVELYN EVELYN ROSE
For a feminine fragrance, try this uplifting scent. Using Evelyn rose petals as the key note, it’s combined with peach nectar, jasmine and amber.
£45, 50ml, www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk
Feature: Kathryn Lewsey