One of the most common Valentine’s Day gifts is fragrance, but for the man in your life, navigating the beauty department can be overwhelming to say the least. To help, we’ve created a cheat-sheet. Simply leave around the house for him to see “accidentally” and rest assured that this season he’ll return from the shops stress-free and with a perfect present in hand.
• Hypnotic Poison Eau Secrete by Dior – With flirtatious and sensual dimensions, it captures the spirit of the ultimate femme fatale, embodying the sensuality and grace of a woman in charge. Its citrus opening slowly reveals notes of Jasmine Sambac, making way for the sensual and explosive atmosphere of a vanilla hear, and potent, exotic base notes accords. Retail price: $105; FragranceNet.com price: $104.19
• Romance by Ralph Lauren – Radiates the mystery and intrigue that lends itself to Cupid’s arrow. This sultry and feminine fragrance has a subtle blend of fresh rose, violet, ginger, oakmoss, marigold and musk. Retail price: $65; FragranceNet.com price: $58.19
• Fracas by Robert Piguet – Juicy fruits intermingle with fragrant florals in this romantic scent. It combines fruity hints of peach, orange blossoms, floral jasmine, iris and lily of the valley. Undertones of sandalwood, musk, cedar and oakmoss add a touch of mystery and confidence. Retail price: $120; FragranceNet.com price: $91.19
• Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf – Features hints of tea, freesia, jasmine and rose orchid blended together to create a lovely flowery scent that is irresistible, yet sophisticated. Retail price: $160; FragranceNet.com price: $137.19
• Romance by Aroma Naturals – The powerful aroma of luxurious Jasmine combines with euphoric Ylang Ylang to enhance a romantic atmosphere. Retail price: $35; FragranceNet.com: $18.50
• LipFusion Collagen Lip Plump Color Shine in Smooch by Fusion Beauty – Ok, we know, we know. Not fragrance. But you know his efforts are kiss-worthy! Formulated with dehydrated marine collagen spheres that sink into lips and bind with your skin’s natural moisture, giving you a pillowy pout without any pitfalls. Retail price: $41; FragranceNet.com price: $25