Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci: The 8 best perfumes for Valentine’s Day
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa Eau de Parfum £65, Debenhams anddebenhams.com
This beautiful bottle and box houses the scent of a light, fresh bouquet of amaryllis, water lily and white daffodil, with the rare African dog rose at its heart. Underlying all of this is a touch of musk from sandalwood and cashmeran – it’s guaranteed to set your heart a-flutter.
Chloé Love Story Eau de Toilette From £42, available nationwide (UK)
The blend of orange blossom, peppery nasturtium and prunus flower makes this a truly romantic fragrance. More sensual than other Chloé perfumes yet still light and relaxed, spritz it on and imagine walking hand in hand by the river Seine.
Michael Kors Sexy Sunset Eau de Parfum Spray From £39, available nationwide (UK)
With top notes of pear and freesia, heart notes of peony and jasmine and a base note of vanilla, this is a young, fun fragrance that leans towards the sweet side without smelling sickly.
Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum Purse Spray £29, available nationwide (UK)
Fans of Gucci’s latest fragrance, Bamboo, can now buy it in this sleek, handbag-sized spray. The juice inside is a woody floral blend of exotic Casablanca lily and ylang-ylang with warm sandalwood and grey amber – perfect for those who like strong yet feminine scents.
Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum From £49, Harrods and harrods.com
Bringing to mind the classic Italian beauties of the silver screen, rose, bergamot and iris are subtly blended here into an elegant, ladylike fragrance, while leather, patchouli and vanilla add a depth and richness to the scent. The beautiful bottle will sparkle on your dressing table, too.
Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile Special Edition Eau de Parfum £124, Harrods and harrods.com
A bouquet of fresh Italian roses is at the heart of this luxurious scent, which opens with fresh mandarin and bergamot and settles into warm amber and musk to create a balanced, feminine perfume. Even the bottle is extra-special, with engraved roses and 24-carat gold.
Atkinsons Rose in Wonderland Eau de Parfum £120, House of Fraser, Harrods and Selfridges
Fans of very floral fragrances will love this perfume, which is rose through and through but with an edge, much like a rose’s thorns. Blackcurrant buds, geranium and vetiver complement the “super-rose” notes, making this a traditional yet timeless scent.
Yardley Hermina Eau de Toilette £19.99, Boots, Superdrug and yardleylondon.co.uk
Named after the fashionable wife of one of the brand’s early owners in the 18th Century, this is a light, floral, woody perfume containing clear notes of fig, pear and bergamot, with basil and black pepper to balance out the sweetness. It’s incredibly easy to wear and at this price, there’s no need to save it for best.