With V-Day sneaking up on us, all thoughts have turned to what we’ll be spritzing next Wednesday because, well, we wanna smell sexy af. And if you’re anything like us, you probably won’t need an excuse to buy a new perfume, but if you do, what better reason than to celebrate L-O-V-E? So whether you’ve booked dinner and a movie with BAE or drinks and dancing with your wifey-for-lifey, we’ve spritzed our way through dozens of scents to bring you our top date-night fragrances. Got your back, haven’t we, hun?
The sensual one
Hands up if you want your perfume to speak before you do *puts hands up and waves them around*… you need Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence in your life. In this seriously flirty fragrance, top notes of champagne and bergamot jostle with base notes of vanilla and liquid amber. It’s like the equivalent of a little black dress, with cut-out back detailing: classic yet unexpected.
The girly one
If you like your heels high, your lashes long and your lip gloss pink, this is the Valentine’s Day fragrance for you. Opening with sparkling fruits and florals, it’s blended with musks, woods and a hit of marshmallow. The result? A playful, flirty fragrance that’s made for murdering the dancefloor with the girls. All you need to do bring is your best moves.
The sexy one
The equivalent of sexy underwear or your favourite pair of heels, Michael Kors Sexy Ruby is what we’re calling the big, bouncy blow-dry of date-night fragrances. More sensual than a Robin Thicke video, this chypre (a type of scent that’s warm, dry and woody) opens with luscious rose petals while Indian jasmine sambac and cashmere woods give it a smoky base that adds intrigue.
The fun one
If you’re the easy, breezy type who doesn’t take herself too seriously, let us introduce you to Paco Rabanne Olympea Aqua. A little bit beachy, with notes of ginger lily, vanilla and ambergris, it’s what we’d wear on a bowling or mini golf date. Because Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all dimly-lit restaurants and espresso martinis now, does it?
The romantic one
Fancy yourself a bit of a princess? Then douse yourself in this for date night. From the heart-shaped bottle to its sumptuous scent, this fragrance is all about romance. Start your evening with pure and fresh notes of waterlily, apple and mandarin that dry down to reveal luxurious wafts of powdery vanilla – très youthful and feminine.
The powerful one
If you want to make an impact with your scent, then Gucci Guilty Intense is your only option. With an intoxicating mix of floral and oriental notes this fragrance is bold, brave and a lil too much (in the best way!). By the end of the eve you’ll be left with deep and full notes of patchouli and amber – sexy and perfect for date night!