It’s said that the way we smell can have a subconscious impact on how appealing we are to others. Part of this comes down to chemistry (as in, pheromone markers of our genetic compatibility with a partner), but it would be remiss to say that perfumes have nothing to do with it.
With Valentine’s Day right on the horizon, we’re thinking about scents that smell like love; like warm skin, romantic flowers, sparkling fruits and sensual woods. Fortunately, some of our favorite houses have new launches that fit the bill, from giddy-first-date-fragrance to comforting scents that smell like home.
Below, explore the GRAZIA edit of Valentine’s Day perfumes.
MAISON MARGIELA On A Date, $160. SHOP NOW
This saccharine scent is spiked with notes of juicy grape, sweet rose and sun-warmed blackcurrant, it’s a light, sparkling fragrance that encapsulates the buzzing anticipation of a first date.
Boy Smells Rose Load, $98. SHOP NOW
While not new to Boy Smells, Rose Load is heavy on the rose, but Earthy inclusions like agarwood, cardamom, and papyrus give it a masculine edge. Wear it to impress your Valentine, or simply to enjoy yourself.
JIMMY CHOO I WANT CHOO FOREVER eau de parfum, $75. SHOP NOW
If you want a fragrance that’s punchy, memorable and stays suspended in the air well after you’ve walked away, this is your new signature. It’s packed with heavy-hitters like rose, black cherry and jasmine sambac, while vetiver and tonka give it longevity. Best paired with a liquified silk gown, glittering views and someone tall, dark and handsome.