Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Have you yet purchased your loved one a gift? I have the perfect gift idea that screams you’ve been paying attention to your significant other: a new fragrance.
Fragrances make the perfect gifts not only because it’s the gift that keeps on giving, but it is also very personal and transformative. You’d have to know a lot about the person you’re giving the fragrance to in order to make the right choice. Does she like more florals or citrus, or more musk or vanilla notes? Pay attention to what she is wearing now, and why. Also, scent has the strongest ties to memory, which means by gifting your love a new fragrance, you’re creating a [good] new memory this Valentine’s Day.
Keep reading for my Valentine’s Day Fragrance picks that are sultry, spicy, and sweet. They’re sure to heat up your Valentine’s Day.
1. Tom Ford Black Orchid
I own the 3.4 fl oz bottle of Tom Ford Black Orchid. My husband gifted it to me for Christmas. It’s become one of my favorite fragrances in my collection, and is definitely a seductive scent.
Notes: Bergamot, Citrus, Mandarin, Black Gardenia, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Lotus Wood, Orchid, Spicy Floral Accord, Orchid (Tom Ford Black Accord), Patchouli, Sandalwood, Incense, Vanilla.
2. Coco Noire by Chanel
I stopped by Sephora on a hunt for new fragrances, and came across Coco Noir. This is intimate, seductive and intensely brilliant. Striking top notes of Grapefruit and Bergamot accentuate the floral accord, with Rose and Jasmine, while Indonesian Patchouli and Sandalwood notes add warmth.
3. Elizabeth & James Nirvana
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black is described as “an addictive blend of alluring violet, sensual sandalwood, and rich vanilla that strike the perfect balance between masculine and feminine.”
Violet, Sandalwood, Vanilla.
4. Gucci Flora 1966
Gucci Flora 1966 is inspired by the silk scarf created for Grace Kelly in 1966. It’s a sheer floral blend of elegance with sensual charisma.
Notes: Bourbon Pepper, Peony, Rose, Patchouli.
5. Odin 07 Tanoke
I reviewed the Odin NY 09 Posala a few weeks ago. Next to Tom Ford Black Orchid, it’s definitely a favorite; however, Tanoke is in the running. It’s deep and mysterious, and errs on the side of masculine. It’s definitely a scent for a power woman.
Notes: Top notes are ginger, bitter orange and black pepper; middle notes are guaiac wood, incense and nutmeg; base notes are Brazilian redwood, patchouli and black musk.