According to statistics, dining out was the leading ‘gift category’ for Valentine’s in 2019 – but that ain’t happening this year, so why not make perfume or aftershave your gift of choice for 2021? It’s probably the year that more than a card matters as well (which was the gift of choice of 40% in 2018)!
And according to a new survey1, 88 per cent of people said receiving fragrance as a gift is ‘romantic’. So it’s a win, win.
But what to buy? Perfumedirect.com has selected its top 10 products for 2021, for both him and her, to make 2021 a bit more scent-sational for Valentine’s Day this year.
Valentine’s fragrances For Her
Tiffany & Co Eau de Parfum Spray 70ml, £75.99 (RRP £100.00)
Tiffany & Co embodies glamour and femininity in this signature scent. Vibrant, citrus top notes of mandarin orange, lemon and bergamot open the scent, Tiffany’s signature ingredient of Iris sits at the heart and Patchouli and musk create warm and sensual finish to the fragrance.
Dior J’Adore Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml, £85.99 (RRP £94.00)
Always a best-seller for Valentines, J’Adore by Christian Dior is a sparkling fresh floral bouquet that is deeply sensual and totally feminine. It exudes top notes of tangy mandarin and ivy leaves, softened by the champaca flower, the heart of rare orchids, roses, and violets, with a base of damascus plum, amaranth wood, and blackberry musk.
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum Spray 80ml, £67.99 (RRP £80.00)
Make her feel a million dollars and smell great too! Lady Million by Paco Rabanne is a vivacious, feminine fragrance perfect for Valentine’s Day. The opulent diamond-shaped bottle reflects the multi-faceted personality of this long lasting, floral scent.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml, £78.99
An explosive, sophisticated fragrance with tea, fresh lime and a sweet floral trail of jasmine, rose, freesia and Cattleya orchid on a lingering base of musk and patchouli. The bottle, designed by Fabien Baron, is the shape of a multi-faceted diamond. Perfect for wearing any time, Flowerbomb will ensure she leaves a trail of allure wherever she goes.
Armani In Love With You Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml, £71.99 (RRP £95.00)
Tell her you love her this Valentine’s day with Armani In Love With You. Inspired by passion and the feeling of being in love, this fragrance is a composition of opposites with both gentle and bold notes throughout. Tangy sour cherry, sparkling raspberry and blackcurrant open the scent to instantly surprise, while the heart is formed of delicate, feminine notes of rose and jasmine contrasted with bitter wormwood.
YSL Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml, £61.99 (RRP £72.00)
Taking inspiration from the city of lovers, YSL Mon Paris captures the spirit of an intense love affair. A reinvention of the traditional chypre, this floral scent is a reminder that love is addictive; fall head over heels with every spritz of Mon Paris.
Valentine’s fragrances For Him
Moschino Toy Boy Aftershave Spray 100ml, £66.99 (RRP £85.00)
Toy Boy by Moschino is a playful spicy-woody-amber scent that opens with top notes of Italian bergamot, pink berries and nutmeg, sweetened by rose, flax flowers and magnolia. The legendary Moschino bear sits on top of a lacquered black bottle, hugging the scent in the glass between its paws.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Aftershave Spray 100ml, £64.99 (RRP £65.50)
Tell him he’s one in a million with this strong, sensual, long lasting fragrance from Paco Rabanne. An all-round classic housed in a striking gold bottle – the perfect Valentine’s gift for him.
Armani Stronger With You Aftershave Spray 100ml, £58.99 (RRP £69.00)
Armani Stronger With You is the embodiment of modern day love, making it a fantastic Valentine’s gift for him. A masculine fragrance containing spicy hits of pink pepper, fresh apple, violet leaves, aromatic lavender and notes of cinnamon, glazed chestnut, amber and vanilla.
Paco Rabanne Pure XS Night Aftershave Spray 100ml, £61.99 (RRP £74.00)
Paco Rabanne Pure XS Night is an intense, daring and seductive fragrance. Ginseng, a natural aphrodisiac, is combined with ginger for an instant attraction, making this fragrance for him agreat choice for a Valentine’s gift.