Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Perfumes That Smell Like Love
In 1947, the perfumers Paul Vacher and Jean Carles were asked by designer Christian Dior to “make me a perfume that smells like love”. The result was Miss Dior. So what does love smell like? Perhaps not like roses, nor chocolate, but like youth, your beloved and memories. For Valentine’s Day we chose seven scents that we know you will love:
Miss Dior Cherie was created by Francois Demachy and is a tribute to Mr. Dior’s famous quote. Wild strawberries, juicy fruits and hint of buttery popcorn, it is the perfume she will love to wear with that special someone out to a casual dinner or a quiet evening at home.
Another Dior she’ll love is Dior Joy, fronted by the actress Jennifer Lawrence. Wild, uninhibited with sweet jasmine, creamy woods and soft skin musk, Dior Joy is a lovely fragrance for all seasons and wonderful for Valentine's Day.
Moschino I Love Love by Moschino is a lighthearted, contemporary and breezy perfume created by master perfumer Olivier Cresp. Playful and exuberant this fragrance is for a woman whose heart bursts with of optimism and possibilities. Citrus notes sparkle; and Valentine's day feels like springtime.
Promise her anything but give her Tabu, a fragrance of forbidden love that was created in the 1930s. Not for the timid Tabu is for a woman who know how to make an entrance and bewitch all those around her. Best for evvewear this is a luxurious oriental with amber, resins, civet and precious woods – sandal and patchouli at the base.
For Him, Dunhill Man has all the right ingredients for romance this Valentine's Day. This masculine fragrance has a heart of iris, the flower that promises love and a memorable drydown of sandalwood, tonka bean, moss, and musk
Everyone loves a bit of bling! Jivago 24k. Besides smelling marvelous, this amber tinged white floral, touched by rare white roses is packaged in the the most stunning bottle with its jewel stopper. Gold flakes float inside the perfume swirling like a gentle caress.
Perhaps love smells like a trip you took where the people greeted you warmly and you felt like it was a like you never wanted to leave. Kenzo Amour created by perfumer Daphne Bugey evokes a trip to Japan, where cherry blossoms were blooming and the smell of powdery heliotrope was in the air. Exotic frangipani wafts sweetly as vanilla envelops you as you wave good bye.