Valentine's Fragrances


Shoe designer, Vince Camuto has recently launched a line of three fragrances into Debenhams - just in time for Valentine's Day. The perfume range includes three feminine scents; Fiori, Amore and Bella, each of which feature a beautiful filigree cap. Although I much preferred the Fiori bottle, which has a rose gold lid and a pink bow (and would have looked even more gorgeous) on my dressing table, I was most drawn to the description of Bella*; alluring, passionate and sensual, a vibrantly warm bouquet of Nectarine Blossoms, Italian Bergamot and Jasmine Water with a base of White Amber. 

My signature scent is definitely warm and floral, rather than anything too citrusy or ocean-inspired. Especially at this time of year (and Valentine's Day in particular) I think it's nice to wear a warm, flirty scent - and leave the fresh and light fragrances for the summer. 

Vince Camuto Bella* £55 from Debenhams.

Here are some other fragrances that I think are perfect to wear (or drop hints about!) for Valentine's Day: 

I have Vivienne Westwood Boudoir and I love it so much. As the name suggests it's quite a sexy fragrance, it's floral and feminine but with a bit of a seductive smokiness to it.

I also have Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! which is a much more playful and fun fragrance and looks amazing in my room! Who needs flowers when you could have a flower that never dies or loses it's scent?! It's sweet and fruity but still fresh and light. I don't like perfumes that are too sickly sweet! 

I've not tried Chloe Love Story before, but doesn't it sound like the perfect Valentine's Day scent? I love all of Chloe fragrances bottles that have a retro vibe to them, and this one is inspired by the love padlocks on Paris' Pont des Arts.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb is one of those fragrances I spritz on every time I'm in the Debenhams Beauty Hall but have never gotten round to treating myself to. True to it's name, Flowerbomb is a floral explosion which is sultry and sophisticated yet still fresh and clean.

Nina by Nina Ricci was my favourite perfume when I was younger (and I still love it but have run out!) but I'm keen to try the newer Nina L'eau. Not only is it in a prettier pink apple bottle but it's fresher and lighter than the warm and sweet original Nina. 

Benefit's fragrances are always lovely, and great bet for anyone on more of a budget. I love the look of Maybe Baby, it's in a much nicer bottle than the rest of Benefit's perfumes and looks far more luxe than the £29.50 price tag. 

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