Fresh notes for Valentine's Day gifts of beauty.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we sniffed around for scents that will strike a note with the loved ones in your life. From your free spirited best friend to the man on your list, a sweet smelling gift personally selected by you (or by us, but we won't tell) that will remind them of your affection all year long.
Strike a note with these five fragrance finds.
For the Free Spirit: See by Chloe
Draped in femininity, See by Chloe Eau de Parfum Spray is instinctively playful in an urban-chic way. The addictive floral scent comes in a modern, multifaceted bottle, where the glass pleats and feet make it appear as if it as floating. Notes: Jasmin, ylang, vanilla and musk. $58-$98, sephora.com.
For the Sensual Seductress: Truth or Dare by Madonna Naked
Truth or Dare by Madonna Naked Eau de Parfum is a sexy scent that alludes to Madonna’s sensual inner qualities. Keeping the same silhouette as the original, this version has been stripped naked to expose beautiful amber colored juice, inspired by her favorite rose champagne. Notes: Peach blossom, vanilla orchid, cedar and sandalwood. $68, macys.com.
For the Diva: Forever Glowing by JLo
Inspired by Jennifer Lopez’s vibrant confidence, Forever Glowing by JLo Eau de Partfum is a sensual floral scent that captures the soft warm glow of feminine skin in a sensual, sparkling way. Reflecting all the elegance of her signature Glowing collection, Forever Glowing features a cylindrical lavender frosted bottle. When the atomizer is pressed, the 1.7-ounce bottle illuminates. Notes: Saffron, neroli and toffee. $39-$49, exclusively at kohls.com.
For the Sophisticate: Balenciaga L’Eau Rose
The third opus in the Balenciaga Paris fragrance dynasty, Balenciaga Paris 'L'Eau Rose' Eau de Toilette is a sparkling melody that sings of a radiant violet as light as the caress of spring. Its pure pink color seems to quiver behind the thick glass of the bottle. The matt black cap contrasts with the deceptive tenderness of Eau Rose. Notes: Blackberry and musk. $90-$115, nordstrom.com.
For Your Guy: Encounter by Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein Encounter Eau de Toilette Spray is an addictive, sensual and woody men’s fragrance. The glass bottle has a unique shattered design. The rich, deep blue color creates a sleek, luxurious look. Notes: Mandarin, cardamom, rum, pepper, Egyptian jasmine, patchouli, cognac, agarwood, Atlas cedarwood and musk. $58-$72, sephora,com.
What's your favorite fragrance?