Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. If, like me, you’re one of those people who leave everything to the last minute then here are a few last minute perfume suggestions for Valentine’s Day gifting or to wear on a romantic date.
Calvin Klein Reveal
Our first Fragrance Picks by Calvin Klein combine the essential simplicity and discerning attention to detail for a play on cool, sophisticated masculinity and soft, sensual femininity. The scent is characterised by intriguing duality, unexpected freshness, and enveloping warmth. For the first time in fragrance, a highly sensorial raw salt signature captures traces of the erotic scent of skin. The unique signature melts into a heart of orris, while the drydown of sensual sandalwood reverts back to the core identity of the house’s fragrances. To me, this fragrance smells so refreshing and clean. It reminds me of cool, fresh watermelon on warm days. I also love the packagaging!
30ml £37.50 Available at The Fragrance Shop www.thefragranceshop.co.uk
Kim Kardashian Fleur Fatale
I’m a huge fan of the Kardashians. They are a real guilty pleasure of mine. Developed by Givaudan, this fragrance takes a different turn from Kim’s past fragrances and opens with the fresh crispness of Blackcurrant, Bergamot and Violet. The heart of the fragrance unfolds with a beautiful floral bouquet of Iris, Tea Rose and Peony, while Amber, Sandalwood, and White Musk provide a warm and intoxicating finish. Fleur Fatale will be the seventh fragrance in Kim’s successful portfolio of fragrances. The packaging is crisp, white and modern and perfectly reflects the beautiful fragrance inside. Fleur Fatale by Kim Kardashian is priced at £24 for 30ml.
Harajuku Lovers “POP ELECTRIC” LOVE
Gwen Stefani’s limited edition collection of Harajuku Lovers fragrances is named the POP ELECTRIC collection. Building on its past success, the much loved and award winning Harajuku Lovers Fragrance POP ELECTRIC collection has five new luscious scents packaged in vibrantly coloured bottles that look like they’ve been dipped in molten chrome. The doll shaped bottles are whimsical pieces of pop art inspired by Stefani’s love of modern street art.
‘LOVE’ is a mouthwatering fruity floral, featuring juicy apple, dewy pear, surrounded by jasmine, cashmere woods and creamy musks that is perfect for Valentine’s Day 2015. I’m quite picky about sweeter smelling fragrances but I adore this one! It is definitely one of those fragrances that just instantly makes you swoon. Fun, quirky and utterly irresistible. Available nationwide. 30ml EDP – RRP £24.95
ROGUE LOVE and ROGUE MAN by Rihanna
ROGUE LOVE by Rihanna captures that moment when love first hits you with a wild rush that travels through your whole body. Delicious fruits tempt your senses with notes of fresh citrus and succulent peach mingling with the temptation of juicy berries. Just as the facets of love take multiple twists and turns, the core of ROGUE LOVE by Rihanna is built with layers upon layers of lush, rich florals. A bit uncontrollable like the fluttering of the love-struck heartbeat, the petals are a radiant texture with vibrant colours of honeysuckle, jasmine and orchid, splashed with the simply irresistible seduction of coconut. In the background lies the pure beauty of the sophisticated sweetness of vanilla and golden amber. A mysterious femininity emerges as powerful, lingering notes of rich creamy woods are drizzled with an addictive hint of caramel.
The ROGUE LOVE by Rihanna Fragrance Top Notes: Mandarin, Berry & Peach Middle Notes: Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Honeysuckle, Coconut, and Orchid Base Notes: Creamy woods, Amber, Caramel and Vanilla. Don’t forget: You can also pick up ROGUE MAN for the perfect his and her’s fragrances this Valentine’s Day.