In The Spirit Of Valentines Here Are 5 Love Inspired Fragrances

We all love a love story, whether its our own, in a movie, a novel or even one of our friends. [...]

We all love a love story, whether its our own, in a movie, a novel or even one of our friends. Love is present in our lives in a multitude of ways, both platonic and romantic, love is good for our mind and body

Our sense of smell plays a huge factor in how drawn we are to someone, whether we like or dislike them and in some cases can strengthen the bond of love. We associate certain scents with those we love and specific fragrance notes can ignite fond feelings.

Yet fragrances don’t just create attachments and memories, along with making us smell and feel good, many of them have a story or association to love. So gifting a fragrance doesn’t just have to be a luxury it can be a continuation of a love story or the start of yours.

J’adore – Dior

The iconic J ‘adore by Dior translates to ‘I love’. Created by perfumer Calice Becker and release in 1999, J ‘adore has become an opulent staple on many women’s’ dressing tables. With top fruity notes of pear, melon, peach mandarin and bergamot, the fragrance is sweet before transcending into more sensual notes of jasmine, tuberose, freesia, rose and orchid before drying down with notes of musk, vanilla, blackberry and cedar; comprise a feminine and sophisticated scent.

Love Relentlessly – Tory Burch

Aiming to capture the feeling of falling in love Tory Burch released Love Relentlessly in 2016. A fruity floral fragrance with top notes of pink pepper, raspberry, grapefruit and lemon; middle notes of rose, iris, litchi and jasmine and base notes are patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and amber.

Love – By Kilian

Love by Kilian is an amber fragrance that launched in 2007. Top notes of neroli, bergamot, pink pepper and coriander; blend with middle notes of orange blossom, jasmine, honeysuckle, rose and iris; before drying down to seductive base notes of sugar, caramel, vanilla, musk, civet and labdanum. Brand owner, Kilian Hennessey, alongside perfumer Calice Becker created a fragrance that embodies love in its most sensual form

Love in White – Creed

Since 2005 this fragrance has often been selected as a wedding day scent; Love in White by Creed was inspired by a sunny day drive through the tree lined streets of Provence. An elegant bouquet created by Olivier Creed and Erwin Creed in 2005. A top note of orange peel blends with middle notes of magnolia, rice, jasmine, and Bulgarian rose that dries down to base notes of ambergris and sandalwood.

Shalimar – Guerlain

A flora, amber, woody scent that was originally released in 1921 by Jacques Guerlain and was reformulated in 2005, Shalimar, is a tribute to the ultimate love story. Shah Jahan was mesmerised from the moment he met his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a besotted couple with a tragic ending that led to Shah Jahan building the Taj Mahal in his wife’s memory as a sign of their undying love. Shalimar is one of the best selling fragrances of all time and is composed of lemon, bergamot, jasmine, rose, opoponax, vanilla, balsam, amber and vanilla.

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