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If you’re on the lookout for the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, you simply can’t go wrong with perfume. The only challenge you have is getting the scent right! Perfume can be a very personal gift, so if you’re buying for your girlfriend or wife, it pays to do a little research into which fragrances she will love the most.
Luckily for you, we’ve put together some of the most romantics scents for Valentine’s Day to help you narrow down your search for the ultimate perfume. Here we take a look at some of the best aromas to look out for when shopping for a new perfume.
The rose is the most romantic flower of all, with its sweet and delicate scent. When you think roses, you think love and romance, so opting for a rose-based perfume is a sure winner for Valentine’s Day.
Many perfumes will use a red or pink rose in creating its scent; these rose colours deliver the smell you typically think of. However, intense yellow and orange roses can provide a fruitier smell, so keep an eye on those ingredient lists.
Generally speaking, a rose scent is a powdery, floral scent with a lemony fresh edge for a perfectly balanced aroma. If this sounds like something your other half will love, look out for perfumes like Armani Si Rose or Miss Dior.
Jasmine is used in many different perfumes, and has a more exotic scent which makes it great for adding an aromatic floral smell to the fragrance. It creates a creamy, sweet fragrance which is known for being very calming.
Jasmine can result in the perfect balance of flowery meets woody, which prevents the fragrance from being too sweet. This can be a helpful ingredient to remember if your other half isn’t too keen on really sweet fragrances.
Vanilla is an incredibly popular scent and it is often found in the base of the fragrance, which means it lingers beautifully when all other parts of the perfume have faded away. Vanilla is a very warming and comforting smell, working well in all types of perfumes from oriental and woody fragrances to floral ones.
Vanilla is a very versatile ingredient in many fragrances for both men and women, creating an almost edible, tangible scent that you recognise instantly. If this sounds perfect for your partner’s next fragrance, look out for Dolce & Gabbana The One and Thierry Mugler Angel. Both use vanilla beautifully but very differently.
Lavender has been known to promote relaxation and is often used in a number of beauty products like hand soap, body oil and face masks. It’s also a popular choice to help keep your clothes drawers fresh. For this reason, lavender is a perfect ingredient for perfume.
It has an earthy and floral scent that adds a fresh element to fragrance, and has been described as having a calming and comforting effect. One of the best examples of a lavender scented perfume is Burberry Brit Rhythm, which opens with a burst of lavender before evolving into a blend of floral and woody notes.
The scent of patchouli comes from a plant, giving it an earthy and musky smell. Patchouli can add great depth to a fragrance, and is often found in oriental perfumes. It has a sweet yet smoky smell, which can balance the sweetness of many floral ingredients perfectly.
Patchouli is often used in the base of fragrances to round off the perfume with a balanced aroma. You may often find patchouli and vanilla working together to create the ultimate creamy, woody scent. To best understand how patchouli can work in a perfume, look for Tom Ford White Patchouli. On the other hand, check out Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia can provide a floral scent with the perfect patchouli base.