Whether you’ve got an ultra-romantic night in planned or you’re going the Netflix and pizza route, these scents will get you into the Valentine’s Day spirit.
No matter what your Valentine’s Day plans consist of — whether it’s a romantic home-cooked meal with your significant other, an evening of Netflix and takeout, or a snuggle session with your furry friend — one thing we all have in common this year is that our plans, both big and small, will be taking place in the comfort of our homes. The quickest and most surefire way to get into the V-Day spirit? With gorgeous Valentine’s Day fragrances — ones that you can wear or fill your home with. Whether you’re in the mood for something soft and romantic, or bright and uplifting, the below selection of Valentine’s Day fragrances is sure to get you in the mood for however you choose to spend the day.
Louis Vuitton Étoile Filante
The latest fragrance from Louis Vuitton, Étoile Filante (which means ‘shooting star’ in French) launched at the end of January and is the perfect antidote to a cold and gloomy winter season. Ushering in (or perhaps manifesting) sunnier days with floral notes, plus notes of sun-ripened strawberry and jasmine, Étoile Filante is bright and radiant, and just the thing to set the mood for a joyful Valentine’s Day — no matter what your plans may be.
Nanor Effervescent Scented Candle
The Canadian brand’s selection of natural and biodegradable soy wax candles feature timeless scents that you can’t go wrong with. Our favourite, Effervescent, is inspired by a cold, refreshing glass of aperol spritz. Sparkling and bubbly, and featuring notes of peppercorn, lime, ginger and orange flower, this is the perfect candle to light as you pour a glass of bubbly and toast to a warm and cozy Valentine’s Day.
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rose
Is there anything that says Valentine’s Day more than a bouquet of roses? The latest Dolce & Gabbana fragrance, Dolce Rose, is an ode to the classic bloom, blending fruity notes of green apple, mandarin and white peach with two different rose notes — rose absolute and rose centifolia.
Boy Smells Fleurshadow
Fleurshadow is the newest launch by cult favourite candle brand Boy Smells. The smoky floral fragrance is made with floral notes like rose, violet and geranium, and finished with smoky incense to balance out the romantic scent.
Atelier Cologne Lemon Island Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume
We don’t need to tell you that a fresh burst of citrus is exactly what the doctor ordered right now. No list of Valentine’s Day fragrances is complete without some crisp, fresh lemon notes and the newly launched Atelier Cologne perfume, aptly and delightfully named Lemon Island, fits the bill. Awaken your senses with notes of lemon (duh), plus warm vanilla and jasmine. Atelier Cologne founder Sylvie Ganter describes the fragrance as, “the warmth of the island, the scent of your skin after bathing in the ocean and wearing sunscreen. There is something sensual, sunny, and happy at the same time.” Sign us up!
Diptyque Eau Capitale Hair Mist
When you think of Valentine’s Day fragrances, you may not immediately think of hair mist, but may we suggest adding one to your scent wardrobe? Diptyque’s new Eau Capitale Hair Mist leaves a light and delicate veil of fragrance on the hair, subtly revealing its notes of rose, bergamot and pink peppercorn only to you and to those who get close enough.
Colekt La Chambre Cologne Concentrée
Swedish unisex fragrance and skincare brand Colekt launched ssense.com at the end of 2020 with a collection of three fragrances, La Chambre, Void and Persona, inspired by the contemporary art scene in Stockholm and made with 89.5% natural ingredients. La Chambre is a versatile, milky scent that you can wear yourself or gift, with notes of pink pepper and lavandin, rounded out with spicy cardamom.
Mugler Angel Nova Eau de Parfum
The first Mugler fragrance developed using an upcycling process (the scent uses already-distilled rose petals, saving them from early destruction and getting two extracts from a single flower), the newly launched Angel Nova perfume is a fruity floral scent with notes of rose, raspberry and lychee. The result? A deliciously sweet, totally Mugler scent that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Fancy Face Inc. French Affair Candle
Leading makeup and hair service brand Fancy Face Inc. recently launched a candle inspired by the scents of Paris. With notes of vanilla, patchouli and spiced tobacco, the candle is warm, alluring and seductive — everything you could want for a Valentine’s Day at home.