6 Enchanting Fragrances to Gift Your Loved One for Valentine’s Day
While the standard V-Day gift often includes flowers and edibles, gift your other half a more lasting sign of your adoration: one of these locally-found fragrances.
Miss Dior Rose N’Roses Eau de Toilette by Dior
“Make me a perfume that smells like love,” Christian Dior told his perfumer in 1947, and Miss Dior was the result. With floral and citrus notes, Rose N’Roses, the line’s newest scent, romantically evokes the rose fields of Grasse, France.
$107 for 3.4 oz; Lord & Taylor, Eastchester and Yonkers
Love Potion #1 Eau de Parfum by OdeParis
Niche house OdeParis, launched by Sudhir Gupta, former owner of Eau de Luxe parfumerie in White Plains, has four scents in its the Love Potion Collection. #1, a gourmand, combines faux edible notes (smells of coffee and almond) with a patchouli base, for a delicate scent. Exclusively available until Mother’s Day.
$85 for 3.7 oz; Lord & Taylor, Eastchester and Yonkers
Emerald Reign Signature Parfum by House of Sillage
House of Sillage’s artisan bottles, with 158 hand-placed Swarovski crystals sprinkled on their metallic domes, make for an aesthetically pleasing gift. Mark Buxton, perfumer for major European fashion houses like Givenchy and Cartier, created Emerald Reign as a warm fragrance with an exotic feel. The scent, whose slogan is “The aura of pure confidence,” features Indonesian nutmeg and Indian cardamom oil, and violet leaves and sandalwood.
$360 for 2.5 oz; Bloomingdale’s, White Plains
Greenwich Village by Bond No. 9
Bond No. 9’s Greenwich Village, like its namesake, has a unique mystique. Intended to capture the essence of the of the iconic neighborhood’s creativity, the oriental-floral scent is layered over an unorthodox base of ambrox, peach musk, and praline. Wax nostalgic over the bottle’s ancient subway token logo.
$405 for 3.3 oz; Saks Fifth Avenue, Greenwich
Tiffany & Love Eau de Parfum for Her
Tiffany & Love Eau de Toilette for Him
Gift a couple with the blue box that never disappoints. These two wood-infused fragrances feature blue sequoia, with the For Her having top notes of blue basil, blackcurrant, and grapefruit, and the For Him offering ginger, mandarin, and cardamom oils. The bottles can be personalized with a custom engraving.
$105 for 1.6 oz (For Her), $77 for 1.6 oz (For Him); Tiffany & Co., White Plains