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How to pick-up the right fragrance for this Valentine’s Day

A short guide to pick-up the right bottle of fragrance for this Valentine’s Day.

FRAGRANCES FOR HER

FASHIONISTAS

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.

FLIRTY GIRLS

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.

TRUE BRITS

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.

SULTRY SIRENS

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.

Gucci Guilty Intense is perfect for romantic nights out

Gucci Guilty Intense is perfect for romantic nights out

FUN LOVERS

Coach Poppy

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.

LUXURY LOVERS

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.

REAL LADIES

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.

FLORAL FANS

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

FOR ADVENTURERS

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.

TRUE GENTS

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.

KEEN TRAVELLERS

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.

OUTDOOR TYPES

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.

Guerlain Homme L’Eau Boisee is a woody version of Guerlain Homme L’Eau, with notes of Indian vetiver, perfect for spring days

Guerlain Homme L’Eau Boisee is a woody version of Guerlain Homme L’Eau, with notes of Indian vetiver, perfect for spring days

DISCERNING CHAPS

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.

GOLDEN OLDIES

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.

FLAMBOYANT TYPES

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.