Romantic Perfumes For Valentine’s Date | Clozette
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.



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)


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).


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).


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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When it comes to deciding on a lip-colour that matches the vibrancy of Valentine's Day, nothing surpasses the allure of the bold, red lip. But while it does add that statement, eye-catching finish to any Valentine's Day affair, we all know the worry that comes with keeping the colour lasting through the night.

So if you're looking to keep your red lip on all-night in time for Valentine's Day, here is our 3-step red-lip regimen for bold, bright, and kissable red lips.


Step #1: Prime Your Lips

We all hate it when we look at the mirror after a delicious dinner only to see that our red lips have faded---leaving behind blotchy, pale lips. So to prevent that from the get-go, prime your lips by staining them red! This works great especially for girls who don't have naturally pigmented lips. We love Benefit's Benetint for its deep staining power and sweet cherry tint. Dab multiple layers of this over your entire lip and let it dry for a long-lasting tint.
Step #2: Line Your Lips

Once your lips have been stained, it's time to line them with a lipliner for that well-defined outline while at the same time preventing the lip colour from bleeding and feathering beyond your lips (definitely not cute at all!). We like NARS' Lipliner Pencil in Jungle Red for its long-wearing colour and creamy formula that doesn't dry out the lips. Carefully line the outer edges of your lips before filling in your entire lips with the liner.

Step #3: Choose A Long-Wearing Formula

At the end of the day, the longevity of your red lip all boils down to the formula. While matte formulas generally last longer than creamier, glossy ones, those also easily dry out your lips. On the other hand, going too glossy may result in the colour slipping-and-sliding across your face. So top-off your prepped & primed red lip with a lipstick like the M.A.C Pro Longwear Lip Crème. It has a matte-to-sheen finish and is long-lasting without drying out your lips too much. Apply one to two coats for a full opaque coverage, and you're good to go!



Bold eyeshadow colours are the new spring trend, but it will never be as stunning without the perfect mascara. The beauty brand from Paris, Make Up For Ever, has given us the mascara we have all been waiting for-- the Smoky Stretch Mascara. It features a new formula that lengthens, stretches, and separates eyelashes for beautifully stretched lashes.

The technology behind the Smoky Stretch Mascara is its Flex Control, combining the tensing benefits of sericin and the shaping properties of a micro-patch. The conical brush is made of flexible polymer slips in between each lash and hugs them from the root to the tip, individually stretching and shaping each one. To avoid clumping, the mascara wiper is shaped according to the ideal diameter to ensure just the right amount of mascara is applied to each lash.

The Smoky Stretch mascara only comes in black, just how the makeup pros like it--thick and intense. 

In line with the Smoky Stretch Mascara is the Rouge Artist Intense--composed of  two lip colours : "Pearly Golden Pink” for lovers of cold tones and “Pearly Pink Copper” for fans of solar looks. Another is the Artist Palette Trio made up of three rosy, coppery tones such as Powdery “Fairy Pink”, muted  “Magma” orange and “Copper Red”. These are versatile metallic shades made to be worn as is or blended together to vary the sensations. 

So if you're looking to add a touch of spring to your makeup collection, check out MUFE's latest collection for a sweet yet striking makeup look perfect for the season.

Click here to find the nearest Make Up For Ever branch in your area!