There’s nothing more romantic than a decadent designer fragrance for your loved one on Valentine’s Day. With so many fragrances to choose from, it can sometimes be overwhelming finding the right one. Here are a few of my favourite fragrances for both sexes that you should check out when heading to your local department store.
Calvin Klein – Deep Euphoria
This provocative fragrance is a modern adaptation of the original scent taking the much-loved fragrance a little ‘deeper’. Deep Euphoria opens with beautiful florals bringing a modern femininity to the fragrance. It features notes of Cascalone, mandarin leaves, black magic rose, musk and mineral woods. This scent is perfect for the youthful and sophisticated woman in your life. Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria 100ml EDP $120
Burberry – My Burberry Black
Burberry describes this scent as the most intense and sensual edition of the iconic fragrance My Burberry. It combines floral top notes of jasmine flower and candied rose with sweet fruits such as peach nectar to create a seductive and glamorous scent. While this fragrance can be worn by a woman of any age, I would say its slightly more refined and would be enjoyed by a lady in her late twenties to fifties. My Burberry Black EDP 90ml RRP $220
Michael Kors – Wonderlust
Michael Kors does it again with a captivating and confident fragrance the youthful and modern woman will love. Wonderlust combines refreshing bergamot with florals and almond milk to create a milky sweetness, followed by Sandalwood Sri Lanka and Cashmere Wood to add a woody finish which lasts on the skin. Wonderlust is what I’d consider a more premium fragrance in the Michael Kors collection which will be a hit with the woman who enjoys a standout floral scent. Michael Kors Wonderlust 100ml EDP $150.
Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze – Italian Bergamot
It should come as no surprise that refreshing fragrances for men are best-sellers. One of my biggest peeves is that a lot of fresh scents don’t last on the skin. Ermenegildo Zegna Italian Bergamot is the exception and combines bergamot sourced from Zegna’s plot in Calabria with spicy and woody notes to create a refreshing scent which leaves a lasting impression. This masculine scent is suited to any occasion and will be loved by men of all ages. Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze – Italian Bergamot 125ml RRP $295
Christian Dior – Sauvage
A much-loved fragrance choice for men of all ages, Christian Dior’s Sauvage shows no signs of slowing down. Combining the intoxicating scent of Reggio di Calabria Bergamot and Ambroxan derived from ambergris for a powerful woody trail. The base consists of spicy Sichuan pepper which pairs nicely with the fragrances lemony accords. While Sauvage is incredibly popular, I’m always amazed at how different it smells on everyone, and in all instances it’s striking. Christian Dior Sauvage 100ml RRP $149.
Tom Ford Private Collection – Italian Cypress
For a mature and refined fragrance – much like the man who would wear it – you can’t go past Tom Ford Private Collection Italian Cypress. Created especially for the Tom Ford store in Milan, this scent is a modern twist on the classic chypre fragrance style. It combines robust citrus, verdant basil and mint, with radiant woods and resins around a warm cypress heart. This fragrance is the epitome of Italian quality and craftsmanship and oozes luxury. Tom Ford Private Collection Italian Cypress EDP 50ml $325.