“I miss your fragrance, sometimes I miss it so much that I can clearly smell you in the air.” ― Qaisar Iqbal Janjua
There’s no denying that fragrance has the ability to uncover ones romantic side. Memories of the first scent you wore on a date, your first kiss, your wedding scent or even the scent that your partner buys you on the way back from a trip overseas – it may not be a scent you love, but the gesture all the same is a romantic one. In a sea of fragrance options and variants, we have plucked out some of our favourite juices that pay tribute to the whimsical and wonderful world of romance.
Diptyque Eau Rose 100ml EDT Spray, $160
The most romantic flower of them all features alone in this divine scent, which melts into the skin giving different variations of the rose as you wear it throughout the day.
Elie Saab Le Parfum Rose Couture 90ml EDT, $190
This sweet and sensual scent will uplift the senses with its incorporation of mandarin and orange blossom. Honey and rose notes melt into the skin warming up with the woody undertones to give you a beautiful soft floral fragrance.
Bottega Veneta EDP 50ml $175
The ultimate sexy scent, this full-bodied fragrance includes notes of leather and wood making it the perfect choice for a night out with someone you love.
Narciso Rodriguez Eau de Poudre 90ml EDP, $210
While all of these designers scents are feminine and sultry, his latest creation takes you on a romantic trip of the senses. This light floral is soft with an underbelly of warm, woody musk.
Bella Feud Je T’Aime Jane 100ml EDP, $187
With notes of jasmine, queen of the night and orange blossom, this fragrance is a playful and girly take on romance.
Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, $220
Romance personified, this scent with notes of red apple, peony and suede can be worn day or night. This is a light and pretty scent when you first spritz before settling into a warmer fragrance when the suede takes centre stage.
Chanel No5 Eau Premiere 100ml EDP, $281
With Marilyn Monroe admitting to wearing Chanel No5 to bed, and not much else, in terms of sexy scents, this skyrockets to the top. This woody floral includes ylang-ylang, neroli, and sandalwood making it a headier scent great for evenings.
YSL Paris 50ml EDP, $130
For those who favour a delicate fragrance, this light and subtle scent features violet, bergamot and orange blossom ensuring an understated nod to romance.
Chloe EDP 50ml $170
This scent oozes femininity with its fresh floral notes of peony, magnolia, and lily of the valley. Perfect for those who like an elegant and sexy scent.
Valentina Poudre 50ml EDP by Valentino $152
The softer version of the original is beautifully romantic thanks to its powdery dry down. Iris and tuberose are melded with vanilla to create a soft and delicate scent.
Try applying your fragrance after you have applied body oil or lotion - doing so will help the scent adhere to your skin and give the fragrance staying power.
Remember your pulse points for application – wrists, inner elbows, behind the ears and behind the knees.
Avoid spraying fragrance onto your neck – the alcohol in the scent reacts with light and can cause hyper-pigmentation of the skin.
Keeping a purse-sized scent in your handbag is never a silly idea, a quick spritz during the day helps to give your scent more mileage.