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Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Scent this Valentine's

Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Scent this Valentine's

With the exception of flowers and chocolates (nice, but so cliché), perfume is the number one choice for a romantic gift at Valentine's. But with so many scents to choose from, where to start? We’ve gathered our top tips for selecting the perfect romantic perfume or aftershave for your loved one.

1. Discover the perfumes they are already in love with

Go secret squirrel and find out what perfumes or aftershaves they already wear. This will provide a key list of note that they are familiar with, and a set of notes for you to instantly down select from when at the fragrance counter.

2. Decide if you’re buying an evening or daytime scent

A lighter fragrance is suitable for daytime wear – so select the lighter notes from their already loved perfumes. Choose the softer and much gentler florals with fresh airy, or even sweet top notes for daytime wear. Whereas heavier exotic florals, spicy accents and deep woody notes create a more seductive and alluring scent for romantic or special occasions in the evenings.

A Valentine’s perfume should be one that inspires romance, evening fragrances are popular choices for Valentine’s scent gifts – it’s sure to inspire romance wearing a scent chosen by your loved one.

Comments Helen Janousek, Stylist and Events Manager.

3. Don't go spritzing yourself with testers

You'll end up with a confusing mixture of scents that's impossible for your nose to separate. Use the blotters, it’s their sole purpose to help you separate these. Also, it will allow you to discard anything you find immediately unsuitable without turning your wrists into a perfume playground.
Don't smell immediately. Allow the alcohol to evaporate for a minute so you get a true first hit of the top note.

4. Don't decide immediately, let the heart and base of the fragrance develop fully

Make a shortlist of approximately three. Leave to develop – after the initial burst, the heart of your fragrance will come through and thereafter the base of the scent.

Don’t decide immediately, at our tailor-made fragrance experiences we advise our clients to let their selection of blends settle and to come back to them once more – its takes time for a perfume to truly come alive, for it to reveal its heart and final base note.

Comments Helen Janousek.

The perfect blends for a romantic fragrance

We have an exquisite selection of floral accords that are perfect for creating bespoke romantics fragrances. Exotic Floral is a firm favourite. An intense fusion of exotic white florals with violet leaf and sandalwood to add a sensuous heart to any fragrance. If you’re looking for something lighter, Fresh Floral has accents of sheer white florals and creates an enchanting scent with a freshness to it. Elegant, and sophisticated – look for these a perfume.

Adds Helen.

Gifting a tailor-made perfume with a romantic intention...

Our floral blends feature on both our Design Your Own Fragrance - Exotic Collection at just £49, or for a more delicate scent choose the Design Your Own Fragrance - Floral Collection. Alternatively you can treat your loved one to a tailor-made fragrance of their own, by blending a selection of our 21 notes at one tailor-made fragrance experiences. They’re available nationwide.

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