It is officially that time of the year when you start noticing those chocolate bouquets, heart shaped balloons, red roses and everything else that shouts aloud “Valentine’s Day”. I believe every day is special and we do not need to wait for any specific day to make our loved one feel special. Still, I love the excitement in the air and the priceless glee that I get to see on my hubby’s face every time he opens a gift. For someone who takes forever to select a gift (you should see me a month before my wedding anniversary :D), all my gift hunts start a month before the D-Day. Moreover, I have always felt that the time that someone actually takes out to do something special for the dear ones is much more precious than the gift.
So, here is a Valentine’s Day perfume guide for all the men who are perfume hunting for their special ones and those gorgeous ladies out there (including me!) who love to pamper themselves because we don’t need reasons to be special.
Though I have mentioned the listed prices for the perfumes, you can find them at much reduced rates on almost all websites and stores.
1. Miss Dior by Christian Dior
Described as a floral chypre symphony, Miss Dior is created for the “elegant and spirited young women in love”. Classy, confident and sexy; the fragrance perfectly embodies the playfulness of young love. The scent opens with a fresh, fruity, citrus note that blossoms into floral ones, slowly taking you to the depths of patchouli before finally concluding beautifully in musk.
Listed Price: $100 for 50 ml
2. Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf
An explosive, sophisticated and glamorous fruity-floral fragrance, Flowerbomb comes in a stunning diamond-grenade bottle. The scent has an intense floral heart of sweet and pure Sambac jasmine, seductive Centifolia rose, freesia and Cattleya orchid, while the musk and patchouli in the base renders the oriental notes.
Listed Price: $95 for 50 ml
3. Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
A perfect choice for an Opium scent lover, Black Opium is a fascinating and seductively intoxicating fragrance. The opening notes of adrenaline-rich coffee and the sweet sensuality of vanilla recline into the floral softness of white flowers, followed by woody notes of cedar and patchouli, giving a roundness, depth, and mysterious elegance.
Listed Price: $67 for 30 ml
4. Chanel Chance
Described as delicately sparkling and endlessly romantic, Chanel Chance is for the innocent, dreamy and utterly romantic. It is a sophisticated classy fragrance best described as a wave of extreme freshness that delicately blends with the flowery notes and continues with a subtly sensual spicy composition.
Listed Price: $78 for 50 ml
5. Shalimar by Guerlain
The queen of exotic Oriental perfumery, Shalimar is the creation of Jacques Guerlain, inspired by the epic love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Undeniably one of the oldest and best oriental perfumes, it is warm, floral, sensual and perfectly embodies true love and romance – One of the best gifts to epitomizeyour never ending love ;).
Listed Price: Starting from $80 for 50 ml (approximately)
6. Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture
A glamorous fruity floral fragrance, Viva La Juicy is young, bold and a head turner right from the gorgeous packaging with the adorable fuchsia coloured bow. The fragrance opens with notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin,followed by heart notes of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine before concluding in a gourmet rhapsody of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines.
Listed Price: $74 for 50 ml
7. Sì by Giorgio Armani
Created by master perfumer Christine Nagel and fronted by Cate Blanchett, Si is a sophisticated perfume for the modern, graceful, unconventional women.The scent opens with a flourish of blackberries inspired from the Italian gardens, followed by heart notes of cassis and nectar and finally grounds with the crisp clean scent of white cedar wood.
Listed Price: $92 for 50 ml
8. Daisy by Marc Jacobs
A fresh, light and feminine fragrance that entices you with the initial fruity notes of strawberry and pink grapefruit, beautifully blended with green aroma of violet leaf, its heart beats in floral rhythm, composed of silky and intoxicating gardenia, delicate violet, and jasmine petals, while the soft dry down is composed of white woods, soothing vanilla and musk.
Listed Price: $75 for 50 ml
9. Michael Kors
A luxurious, classy and chic fragrance, Michael Kors is a sensual blend of floral, woody and musky scents. The character of the fragrance is formed of creamy floral notes dominated byfresh tuberose, freesia, blue iris and white peony with smoky Moroccan incense adding a surprising counterpoint.The fragrance elegantly concludes with a voluptuous base of cashmere woods, musk and vetiver.
Listed Price: $90 for 50 ml
10. Euphoria by Calvin Klein
A sensual, elegant and feminine fragrance, Euphoria is inspired by the black orchid’s mythical, sexy and exotic notes. The fragrance starts with uplifting notes of pomegranate, persimmon and lush green accord and takes on a mysterious and intoxicating tone with heart notes of rich black orchid, dewy lotus blossom and sensual champak before concluding in a luscious base of cream accord, mahogany wood and liquid amber.
Listed Price: $69 for 50 ml
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