Happy lurveee week! It’s hard to ignore the madness surrounding Valentines Day. Since Christmas officially came to a close, there has been an abundance of obnoxious decorations, hearts and over priced chocolate boxes every where that you turn. It’s hard not to notice that February is all about declaring your love.
I must admit, I’m not a massive advocate of Valentines Day, however, I do like what it represents. Love should be celebrated with your dearest and dearest. Not just with your partner, but your parents, children, grandparents and so on. Love, in whatever form, should be rejoiced.
Whatever your plans for Valentines day, it’s always nice to feel extra special. Nothing makes me feel more special than a spritz of my favourite perfume. Fragrances are believed to have a powerful effect on your energy level and mood. The sense of smell also evokes emotions, triggering strong and immediate reactions. The capacities for smell and emotion are both rooted in the limbic system; which is within the same network of brain structure. You can prompt your mind to revert to a special memory, such as your first kiss, your wedding day or any moment of happiness with a simple wiff.
Here are a few of my favourite fragrances for Valentines. Depending on my mood and occasion, I swap out my chosen fragrance to match. Although I am somewhat of a perfume hoarder, these 4 are what I believe to be my most favoured for Valentines Day emotions!
Seductive and Mysterious
Made with natural Laotian oud, specially sourced for Gucci. This perfume promises to transport your mind to a captivating and unfamiliar land far far away. It has top notes of pear, raspberry, saffron, Bulgarian rose, orange flower, amber and patchouli.
I love spritzing this decadent fragrance on evenings where I want to add a level oriental glamour and opulence to my ensemble. Arabian ouds are typically known for their potency and staying power and of all the Arabian ouds that I have tried, this one is at the top of my list. One spritz is all you need to feel like middle eastern royalty and the scent will last you for days even after showering.
Fun and Flirty
On the opposite end of the spectrum is BONBON. As the bottle suggests, this perfume is for the fun and flirty moments in your life. If you love sweet and girly fragrances you will love this. Notes of mandarin, orange, peach and caramel are balanced out with sandalwood and guaiac wood.
I choose this fragrance on casual days out when I want to feel youthful lighthearted. Although the staying power is not as strong as the Gucci Oud, it is still strong enough to make an impact. The bottle is oh so sweet and perfect for displaying on your vanity table if you’re into cute decor.
This gold-hued bottle pays homage to Dolce and Gabanna’s effortless luxury. The concept behind this perfume is to celebrate and adorn a woman’s natural sensuality. I like wearing this perfume on days when I want to feel strong and empowered (particularly at work).
The notes of vanilla and musk make this a very ‘grown up’ scent, while the touch of plum and lychee give it a soft edge. It’s not offensively strong, but it works with your body’s unique scent to create a modern, floral and contemporary fragrance. Proudly wear this fragrance alongside your most kick-ass red lipstick!
Old School Glamour
Inspired by the craftsmanship and iconic stature of their handbags, Marc Jacobs created the ultimate statement perfume. The bottle plays homage to the old school perfume bottles in the 50s, but with a modern twist. I love displaying this emerald green beauty on my vanity table.
Succulent Italian plum, rich Bulgarian rose and sensual liquid amber all play a part in this beautiful symphony. Saffron and papyrus wood add a touch of sensuality to the sweet notes. If you’re looking for a perfume to give you that Marilyn Monroe feeling, then this is the one for you.
Happy Valentines Day to all of my subscribers with lots of love and kisses to you all. Comment below and let me know your plans for the big V Day! xxx