Scent is one powerful way to evoke emotion. That’s why perfumes are the perfect finishing touch for a romantic date or rendezvous.
Certain notes can heighten the sense of love or romance and these 10 all-time favourite perfume blends certainly do.
Fragrance notes: Pink lady apple, red currant, jasmine, freesia, blond wood, white musk.
The scent embodies a daring, glamorous, sensual and rebellious woman. It opens with a bite, thanks to mouthwatering notes of apple and red currant, and the floral notes are distinct but not too heady. Just enough to give character to the fragrance without being too overpowering.
Fragrance notes: Mandarin orange, orange blossom, bergamot, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, patchouli, vetiver, white musk
Sexy, fresh and with a subtle Oriental vibe. This fragrance is elegant and luxurious. Never overtly floral, nor fruity, nor woody at once, but a lovely balance of the three. It is a smooth, distinct yet pleasing perfume that lingers beautifully on the skin.
Fragrance notes: Ripe mulberry, black peony, jasmine, tuberose, black musk, patchouli
The scent is elegant and very sensual, as can be expected from the smooth, black glass bottle. The olfactory blend is sweet, floral and strongly musky. But the great thing about it? Spritz lightly (1 spray) and the scent lasts all day and isn’t too intense for the office. Layer on a little more before a night out and the muskiness builds into a sublime scent that almost radiates.
Fragrance notes: May rose, mandarin, pink pepper, rosewood, patchouli, bergamot.
An intoxicating floral that isn’t too cloying as it has sharper, more refreshing opening notes thanks to pink pepper and a lemon-y splash of mandarin. The heart of the fragrance has a lovely creaminess to it with jasmine and rose plus a hint of vanilla. The drydown in the base combines rosewood and a hint of patchouli. The scent sits as a powdery, creamy, floral that feels soft and light.
Fragrance notes: Orange, jasmine, cedarwood
I love the radiant, luminous fruity notes of this scent from the first spritz. When the floral notes of jasmine kick in, it becomes more intense and somewhat joyful and playful, like the scent interpretation of first love. At the base note, the depth of cedarwood unifies the scent and gives it a sensual trail.
Fragrance notes: Rose petals, apricot blossoms, peach flowers, vanilla, sandalwood, and musk
The fragrance embodiment of young love that’s refreshing, exciting and radiant. It is soft yet distinct on the skin thanks to a delicate balance of subtle floral notes at the heart of the blend, and warmer base notes of vanilla and musk.
Fragrance notes: bergamot, pink pepper, rose, angelica, cedar, amber, musk
Off the cuff, the scent is effusive with a clash of sweet fruits and a kick of peppery-ness. It diffuses into a rich, comforting rose and soft florals that hold its ground with the musk and amber holding the fort. The scent lasts all day on the skin and smells clean with a trail of subtle florals.
Fragrance notes: Mandarin orange, violet, cassis, Bulgarian rose, vanilla, white musk, woods
One of the most recognisable yet well-loved powdery perfumes of recent times. FlowerByKenzo gave a scent to the scentless red poppy flower, one that’s soft, airy light, feminine and quite addictive. The olfactory blend is genius conveying powdery softness and feminine florals, and the perfume is lasting yet oh-so light too.
Fragrance notes: Amberette, tuberose, iris, vanilla, sandalwood, tonka bean
Like its blush coloured flacon suggests, this scent is like a soft blush. It is powder soft and combines classic feminine florals with airy light woody notes to create a scent that resembles a silky soft négligé.
Fragrance notes: Pink chypre, pink florals, flower honey, soft amber, woods
One of the most notable musk-based fragrances of all time, this is intense yet very pleasant, like a weightless veil of powdery scent. The concoction is perfectly balanced with delicate floral notes interlaced with woods and musks so no particular note sticks out.