Valentine’s Day seems as good a reason as ever to celebrate some of my favourite (fruity) floral fragrances. There is just something about the warm weather and cheesy-romance of February that makes it seem a little more acceptable to love the feminine scents (although I wear them year round).
Whether you’re looking for a gift idea or, like me, just appreciate a little pink fragrance: here are my tried-and-tested favourites.
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet
The Miss Dior Cherie fragrance was one of my favourite and first fragrances, but sadly it is now discontinued. Dior has however relaunched their Miss Dior fragrances and updated it in the process, with Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet feeling like the more sophisticated version of my early-20’s favourite. Gone are the caramel popcorn and strawberry notes and enter a more mature fruity – peony combination. My favourite part about this fragrance is how beautifully it wears! It might start out a little strong, but it fades beautifully and last exceptionally well.
Jo Malone’s Peony and Blush Suede
Similar to other Jo Malone fragrances, this delightful floral is both complex and simple at the same time. The opening notes of peony and apple are clean, bordering on powdery but the suede cuts through it just enough to prevent it from going into grandma territory. It’s a true floral with top notes of rose and peony, and in my opinion the more sophisticated version of DKNY’s Delicous Fresh Blossom.
Chloe Roses de Chloe
This perfume smells like a walk through a very fragrant rose garden and is what I wish my own would smell like. It’s a straight-up sweet floral scent with a touch of white musk and litchi. The Chloe Love Story Eau de Toilette is another firm favourite, that is slightly softer and sweeter than this.
The Body Shop Atlas Mountain Rose
A great budget option, the Atlas Mountain Rose is another intense floral fragrance with just enough hits of citrus to keep it fresh. All I can wish for with this fragrance is that it would last longer on me.
Who says you can’t wear pink fragrances year round? There certainly are enough to try!