The frenzy for Valentine’s has been on for quite some days already. Everybody looking for that perfect gift. If you’re at a loss, well… you should know that a new perfume always makes someone feel special. There are a number of perfumes that any woman would be happy to see on her beauty shelf… it’s true that we all have our own preferences when it comes to perfumes, but you can’t go wrong with any of these…

1. DIOR J’ADORE

The message lies in the name… Dior J’adore is one of the best selling perfumes worldwide. ‘The incarnation of absolute femininity in an opulent fruity-floral bouquet. J’adore takes flight with a fresh accord of bergamot, opening into a vibrant armful of roses with a delicate jasmine drydown. The sensual, curvaceous lines of its amphora bottle make this a legendary perfume.’

2. YVES SAINT LAURENT BLACK OPIUM EAU DE PARFUM

A dark eye catching bottle. ‘Black Opium, the new feminine fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent – a new glam rock fragrance full of mystery and energy. An addictive gourmand floral with notes of: Black Coffee – for a shot of adrenaline; White Florals – to instantly seduce; and Vanilla – for sweetness and sensuality.’

3. ELIE SAAB LE PARFUM EAU DE PARFUM

‘The top note opens on a sun-kissed, radiant orange blossom, as an ode to light. The middle note develops into a jasmine absolute, a legendary flower in perfumery, imparting voluptuousness and elegance to the fragrance. It combines with a pure, modern patchouli heart. The base note unfolds into a cedar woody accord adding character and a lingering trail, while the honey rose envelops the composition in a beautifully addictive note…’

4. GEURLAIN MON DUERLAIN EAU DE PARFUM

This perfume was inspired by the famous Angelina Jolie. ‘The fresh oriental fragrance enhances exceptional raw materials: Carla Lavender from Provence, Sambac Jasmine from India, Album Sandalwood from Australia and Vanilla Tahitensis from Papua New Guinea.’

5. DIOR MISS DIOR BLOOMING BOUQUET EAU DE TOILETTE

‘Delicate and light, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is a tender floral bouquet. “Like a springtime bouquet with a hint of elegant and light woody notes, Miss Dior keeps its promise of love.” ‘As a finishing touch, white musk notes delicately wrap around this springtime fragrance. The fruity top notes of Essence of Sicilian Orange combine with a tender floral heart dominated by Peony and Damask Rose. A fragrance that embodies the spirit of Miss Dior in an utterly light interpretation, for a romantic and irresistibly seductive young woman.’

6. CHLOE’ ABSOLU EAU DE PARFUM

Such a cute bottle, right? To add, the top is dipped in 24 carat gold! ‘An irresistible essence that intensifies the signature Chloé fragrance. The intensity and depth of the Damascena rose, already present in the original fragrance, is increased and combined with an absolute of Centifolia rose from Grasse. While vanilla absolute unfurls its round, velvety facets, a touch of patchouli adds character. The Chloé signature is more captivating than ever.’

7. CHANEL COCO MADEMOISELLE EAU DE PARFUM

This one is excellent for everyday wear. ‘The essence of a bold, free woman. An oriental fragrance with a strong personality, yet surprisingly fresh.’

8. GUCCI BLOOM

The bottle doesn’t say much and to be honest looks pretty minimalist which might translate itself to cheap for some… however, it’s a popular perfume. ‘Gucci Bloom is a rich white floral scent that transports to a colourful and diverse garden verdant with flowers and plants. Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas with direction from Alessandro Michele, the fragrance is created to unfold like its name.’

9. MUGLER ALIEN EAU DE PARFUM

An aggressive looking bottle indeed! It has quickly become a best seller… must have an appealing smell indeed! ‘Opening with mandarin and sambac jasmine adds a wow-factor quality that’ll instantly make you feel like an ‘It’ girl. Followed up by softer, floral tones and a warming woody heart it’s designed to hold, before trickling down to mellow white amber’

10. CHANEL NO.5 EAU DE PARFUM

Last but not least, Chanel No. 5. It’s what Marilyn Monroe reportedly wore to bed. It’s an all-time favourite. ‘A powdery floral bouquet housed in an iconic bottle with a minimalist design. A timeless, legendary fragrance. The eau de parfum draws inspiration from the parfum with which it shares its floral aldehyde signature. This floral bouquet composed around May Rose and Jasmine features bright citrus top notes. Aldehydes create a unique presence, and the smooth touch of Vanilla an incredibly sensual trail.’