A short guide to pick-up the right bottle of fragrance for this Valentine’s Day.
FRAGRANCES FOR HER
Jimmy Choo eau de toilette
A newly launched lighter version of the gorgeous Jimmy Choo scent, which, in keeping with all things romantic, is pale pink. There are top notes of ginger and heart notes of tea rose. It comes in an exquisite faceted bottle.
Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial L’Eau
In a beautiful bottle with a sapphire blue stopper, this new version of the iconic scent has top notes of damask rose and iris on a base of vanilla and tonka bean. It’s fresher than the original, with an almond overtone.
Burberry Body Mist
A new, lighter version of the best-selling Burberry Body fragrance, this is lovely for spraying all over as it’s delicate enough to scent hair and the whole body. Use after bathing to allow skin to absorb sandalwood, freesia and peach notes.
Gucci Guilty Intense
A warm, oriental version of the eau de toilette, this is a feminine fragrance, with notes of pink pepper, mandarin and powdery violet. Perfect for romantic nights out.
Brand new from Coach, this is a fruity, floral scent with fresh cucumber, juicy mandarin and baby freesia buds. In a pretty pink and red bottle, its woody undertones blend with the floral aspects. Lovely for every day.
Dolce & Gabanna The One
This scent feels exclusive and luxurious. It’s a warm oriental with a citrus blend of bergamot and mandarin. The heavy glass bottle feels substantial and expensive.
Carita eau de parfum
With top notes of bergamot and rose, heart notes of violet, heliotrope and iris and base notes of vanilla, amber and musk, this is one of the sexiest new scents around. A must-have for true romantics.
Fan de Fendi eau de toilette
This limited edition of the Sicilian scent is like a little bottle of sunshine. A fresh floral perfume with notes of Damascena rose, it comes with the famed Fendi logo in bright yellow. It’s available for only one season, so is sure to become a collector’s item.
FRAGRANCES FOR HIM
Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper eau de toilette
With fiery Madagascan black pepper- corn oil, this sultry, warming scent is very masculine. Another great choice is one of Molton Brown’s fabulous gift sets, Fresh Black Pepper.
Boucheron Pour Homme
A refreshing citrus scent with a woody base and notes of bergamot, verbena, basil and coriander. One for men who like to look and smell classic and dapper.
Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico
This sweet, yet fresh, fragrance contrasts cocoa bean with fig leaf for an unusual, yet distinctly Gaultier scent. It comes beautifully presented in a red tin, so it would make a great Valentine’s gift. Ideal for men who like a powerful, exotic fragrance.
Guerlain Homme L’Eau Boisee
A woody version of Guerlain Homme L’Eau, with notes of Indian vetiver. There’s a lovely crispness, too, perfect for spring days.
Tom Ford Extreme eau de toilette
A real treat for the man who knows exactly what he wants. Rum, caramel, vanilla and black truffle make this a unique spicy scent. In an elegant bottle, it will quickly become a favorite.
M7 by Yves Saint Laurent
This is part of The Collection from YSL, another brand to re-launch cult and classic fragrances. Dating from 2002, it has notes of mandarin and myrrh to give a woody, distinctive fragrance. The retro bottle will look good in the bathroom.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million aftershave
A huge seller, this scent is leathery and freshly crisp, with notes of frosted grapefruit, mandarin and peppermint, contrasting with tonka bean and amber. The bottle is impressive and will look smart in a wash bag.