Listen up, fellas. The big V-Day is now less than a week away and if you haven’t got her anything, you Better. Start. Panicking.

Speaking from personal experience, a perfume is a much better gift to receive than a bunch of flowers. Firstly, it lasts longer than a few days before tiny flies start circling around it and then refuse to leave your home forever.

Also, it’s pretty damn thoughtful, and isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is really about (not just another example of the endless commercialisation of everything).

If she’s asked for a perfume in particular, so help you, please just buy it.

But if she’s given you no clue, and the thought of traipsing round endless department store fragrance halls until your nose is numb trying to suss out which one’s really herseems a fate worse than death, check out our helpful guide to this season’s new smells:

  • If she’s all about classic style…
    • The latest in the fragrance line of designer Elie Saab, Rose Couture is a pretty chypre floral. Notes of orange blossom, jasmine and rose nectar sparkle on top of a sensuous base of sandal and patchouli.

      Put simply, it’s a failsafe scent. Inoffensive, classic (but not in a smells-like-your-grandma way) and the one to get her if you have absolutely no idea what she likes.

    • If she has a dark side…
      Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Nuit Blanche, from £46

      One for the more adventurous lady, the new re-imagining of YSL’s self-indulgent Opium is pure rock chick in a bottle.

      A burst of white coffee, aphrodisiac white musk and sweet vanilla will have you craving all-night adventures.

    • If she’s up-to-date on designers…
      Diptyque Eau Rose, £65 for 100ml from

      Not only will you score major brownie points for being remotely aware of Diptyque (the cult French candle brand), their newest line is a collaboration with super-hot fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan. She’ll be wildly impressed.

      This limited edition Eau Rose perfume comes in the prettiest packaging and features a full-bodied blend of bergamot, lychee, rose and honey.

    • If she likes things light…
      Estée Lauder Modern Muse Eau De Rouge, from £36

      If she’s not one for heavy scents, this just may be her bag.

      A fresh twist on Estée Lauder’s original Modern Muse Le Rogue, this sheer-effect perfume is a flirty contrast of vibrant fruit, dewy rose and dreamy woods.

    • If she’s young at heart…
      Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rose, from £37 at

      Pink? Check. Glittery? Check. A sugary sweet campaign fronted by a Victoria’s Secret model? Check, check.

      Indulge her girly girl fantasies (or inner five-year-old) with this light hearted new release from Juicy Couture featuring fizzy citrus and honey-like floral notes.                                                                                  [Source:- Huffingtonpost]

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