Love is in the air! As we prepare for a big night out for Valentine’s Day, don’t forget that the way we smell is just as important as how we look – especially when he closes in for a kiss. Fragrances evoke and retain memories; they also leave a subtle impression about you on others.
Here are a few perfumes we suggest you wear this romantic season.
LOVE IS A WALK IN THE PARK
Your Valentine’s date: After presenting you with a bouquet of sunflowers, he takes you cycling, before completing the day with a picnic in a garden.
The perfume to wear: ESCADA Cherry in the Air. Inspired by the fresh and sweet scent of cherry blossoms, the top notes are rich citrus like black cherry and raspberry, and the heart notes consist of floral scents like gardenia petals, coupled with coconut orchid, warm vanilla and marshmallow. Available in 100ml (S$117), 50ml (S$93) and 30ml (S$67), and a 150ml body lotion (S$38).
Your Valentine’s date: Is at your favourite French restaurant and he surprises you with a bouquet of white roses, as well as a violinist playing “your song”.
The perfume to wear: Balmain Ivoire. The original Ivoire was inspired by the beauty of a woman draped in a pale silk gown whom Balmain saw one evening in the 1970s. The new Ivoire holds to the same poetic story while making the scent more contemporary. Available in 100ml (S$154), 50ml (S$108) and 30ml (S$79)
THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS
Your Valentine’s date: Is going to be like most weekends where you spend time with him helping out at the hospice. He cooks you dinner in the evening and presents you with a bouquet of pink roses.
The perfume to wear: PureDKNY A Drop Of Rose. Derived from community trade ingredients, this rose scent is concocted primarily from roses from Turkey, where they’re gathered one by one and then brought into the village for distilling. Available in 100ml (S$132) and 50ml (S$96).
ROYAL TO YOU
Your Valentine’s date: He gives you the royal treatment by sending you to your favourite spa for a head-to-toe pampering. Then, he presents you with the largest bouquet you’ve ever received.
The perfume to wear: Gucci Flora Glamorous Magnolia. This zesty and glamorous fragrance gives an uplifting feeling with its top notes of freesia, green leaves and citrus zest, yet maintains its sensuality with the musk, sandalwood and warm chocolate accord in the base notes. Available in 100ml (S$168), 50ml (S$113) and 30ml (S$93).
TAKE A CHANCE
Your Valentine’s date: He brings you on a road trip that concludes with a bungee jump.
The perfume to wear: D&G La Roue de la Fortune. This lavish perfume is feminine and opulent, opening with floral notes that contrast the scent of woods at the base. Retails at S$107 for 100ml.
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