The best perfumes and scents for Valentine 2015
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- Published on Saturday, 31 January 2015 10:00
- Last Updated on 28 January 2015
- Monica Costa
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Valentine is around the corner and overrated as always. However getting a little something by the person you love is great (especially if the partner in question never gives you anything except on these few occasions). Flowers are nice but they die after a few days (not a great message there), chocolates make you fat (also not great!) so a perfume has to be the most romantic gift. The choice is huge and the task of choosing the best products on the market has not been an easy one. But here are London Mums’ favourite perfumes and scents for Valentine 2015.
FRAGRANCES FOR HER
Vera Wang Bejewelled
Burberry Body Mist
A refreshing body mist infused with the Burberry Body Eau de Parfum. It is a delicate and alcohol-free perfume which is gentle to both skin and hair. You need to reapply it a few times if you want it to last throughout the day. I love the embossed white folding box and the multi-faceted frosted glass bottle which has a rose gold coloured embossed check lid. I actually am one of those women who loves perfume bottles so if the fragrance is good I start looking at the beauty of its container.
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Anything that is Vampire driven seems to be popular at the moment, with TV series dominating the headlines across the world particularly due to the sensual look of actors and actresses.
Inspired by the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning hit series True Blood, Forsaken Eau de Parfum evokes a sense of the vampire in you! It is a masculine fragrance, suitable for women with a strong personality or for those moments you need to feel confident – maybe at business meetings. It opens with a seemingly innocent fruity top note of Anjou pear and blood orange. The heart is flowery thanks to night Jasmine and violet petals, with an exciting darker twist of black plum. The base is warm and, above all, irresistibly sensual and mysterious thanks to scent notes of ebony, amber crystals, patchouli and creamy vanilla. This heady perfume lets you flirt shamelessly with the dark side of sensuality! The bottle looks amazing! If you are a perfume bottle collector, this one is definitely a great addition to your collection. RRP £28.99 for 50ml www.hboshopeu.com
FRAGRANCES FOR HIM
The Bluebeards Revenge
From the box you can already tell that this is the utterly ‘manly’ Eau de Toilette from premium men’s grooming range The Bluebeards Revenge. This fresh and masculine scent comes in a vibrant blue bottle, laser-etched with the iconic Bluebeards skull. It is a great perfume bottle for collection too. RRP £19.99
Opening with ozone notes accented by Sicilian bergamot and Ligurian basil, the heart features a rich blend of jasmine, black tea and watermint. Rich base notes include Madagascan vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli, oakmoss and musk.
The fragrance is also available as part of the Eau de Toilette gift set (RRP £24.99), presented beautifully in a branded display box alongside The Bluebeards Revenge shower gel.
Mens Bath Oil (Oak, Chypre and Orange Scent)
In a world where men are still sometimes overlooked when it comes to a little pampering, it’s a challenge to find just the right gift that is not only effective but wonderfully indulgent too – that’s where the Lilou et Loic men’s range comes into its own. This sumptuous Bath Oil is masculine enough to please any man and at the same time it has an energising and invigorating scent.
It is a non-greasy, fragranced Bath Oil made from white oil with a scent of oak wood, musk, orange and vetyver. The idea is that when he soaks in the bath, the scent penetrates his skin and will stay on the body as long as an aftershave if not longer, with the added bonus of the moisturising effect on the skin with just a few drops. Inspired by sunlight falling through trees, this woody chypre fragrance balances a bright citrus accord with the natural aromas of forest flora. Sunlit notes of orange and grapefruit pulse and vibrate with lively charm, the perfect counterpart to spicy nutmeg, black pepper and herbaceous woods.
PRICE: £34.00 for 250ml
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Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums