Valentine's Day is looming boys and girls. In this article I'm going to recommend 5 his and her fragrances from The Perfume Shop that will make the perfect lovers gift. I wanted to highlight both genders as I know a lot of female readers come to my blog for gift ideas.
The Perfume Shop (winner of the coveted Retailer of the Year Award at the Fragrance Foundation Awards for the past two years) have some great deals on this week so you need to jump on this quick.
You can purchase the perfume in any of their 256 stores across the UK & Ireland or through their website. Choose from a multitude of delivery options; click & collect or next day all available.
Valentine Gift Ideas for Him
Emporio Armani Stronger With You Intensely EDP 50ml
(Launching at The Perfume Shop 30th January 2019) RRP - £56.00
You may have seen the 'Together Stronger' web series on YouTube. A brilliant marketing campaign that has clocked up more than eight million YouTube. The same couple will be featuring in a new campaign for 2019 set in the Mediterranean entitled “Together we are shooting stars”.
This fragrance has more of an oriental push. Floral notes at the heart with Sage and Lavender, underscored with Tonka Bean and Cinnamon. Perfect for your fireside companion.
Hugo Boss, Boss Bottled Oud Aromatic EDP 100ml
Launched January 2019 RRP - £88.00
The ultimate Black Tie fragrance. ‘BOSS BOTTLED OUD Aromatic opens with a refreshing orange flower note on top and a seductive myrrh on the dry down. Very masculine. Your partner will effuse a woody leather trail with this fragrance.
Perfect for those one on one black tie events that are slightly unusual. I was recently invited to a cigar and whisky tasting event down at Churchill's. Although I couldn't make the event, I would certainly look to wear something immediately distinguishable, to an event with an unusual theme.
Alien man Fusion EDT 50ml
(Launching at The Perfume Shop 4th February 2019) RRP - £47.00
Of all the new fragrance releases from the Perfume Shop, this Alien Man Fusion has a slightly more accessible price point. The bottle is ostentatious, it's different and the green coffee and smoked beach base notes give it a real kick.
I would invest in this one if you're really looking to take your partner by surprise.
Deals of the Week for Him
Eau De Lacoste Blanc EDT 100ml
ONLY £24.99 (offer valid 31st January – 6th February 2019)
You need to jump on these quick because they're amazing marquee name fragrances at a great price. This Eau De Lacoste Blanc EDT 100ml is one of the best every day scents on the market. For your sporty partner who enjoys a healthy and fitness focused lifestyle.
It has a very citrus opening, plenty of grapefruit, rosemary and my favourite spice to put on salmon currently; Cardamom. (Honestly, get some Cardamom on your fish it's the best).
Lacoste rarely make a misstep both in fashion and in their fragrances. It's a safe bet and a very versatile scent.
Boss Bottled Night EDT 100ml
Price TBC (launching 7th February – 14th February 2019)
If I were to do an 'editor's pick' this would be it. Such an amazing spicy, intense fragrance for under £30. BOSS Bottled Night has an undeniable, palpable, masculine aura to it.
It's compelling, sits close to the skin, has great silage and plenty of character. Trust me this more of a present for you than it is for him. You'll love it!
WHY SHOP AT THE PERFUME SHOP
Before we get into the women’s selection, a brief note on why you should shop through The Perfume Shop. Firstly they're the proud sponsors of this feature and by supporting them you're also supporting this blog, keeping the good CT ship afloat.
Secondly, their staff are trained and developed so that they are the most knowledgeable sales advisors within the perfume industry, with over 400 industry recognised experts.
You can visit any store (there are ten in London) and the experienced staff there are equipped and able to assist you select your perfect fragrance for you or for your Valentine.
Lastly, you can also personally engrave the fragrances starting from £5.99, both online and in selected stores.
Valentine Gift Ideas for Her
Emporio Armani In Love With You EDP 50ml
(Launching at The Perfume Shop 30th January 2019) RRP - £68.00
The flip-side to the Stronger With You Intensely for him is this very delicate In Love With You for her. It evokes and encapsulates all those unquantifiable emotions of love and obsession.
Featuring the iconic double ring. Mr. Armani wears two single rings, one belongs to him, the other belonged to his life time partner, Sergio Galeotti. This double ring design was Mr. Armani’s inspiration for the caps of the bottles.
CACHAREL Yes I Am EDP 50ml - £60.00
New to the fold this year is the affirmative fragrance Yes I am by Cacharel. If your partner is into her makeup, has an infinity with lipstick then this iconic-shaped bottle will be just the ticket.
It's bold, daring and reflects all the positive qualities in your partner. You'll be entranced by the scent, composed of Mandarin, Jasmine and Sandalwood. A very Oriental flavour and texture that will keep you on your toes.
Daisy Love Sunshine EDT 50ml
(Launching at The Perfume Shop 30th January 2019) RRP - £57.00
This Daisy Love Sunshine is just brimming with optimism. A beautifully encased fragrance that effuses Summer vibes and the promise of good times. From the mind of Marc Jacobs, this perfectly balanced Sunshine Limited Edition will transport your partner to a happy place where optimism overflows and the carefree spirit of daisy is celebrated.
She'll love it if yellow is her thing and she has a penchant for fruity floral fragrances.
Deals of the Week for Her
Lacoste Touch of Pink EDT 90ml
RRP - £55.00 down to £27.99 SAVING of £27.00 (offer valid 31st January – 6th February 2019)
A very playful scent and an absolute bargain with the reduction price! It's a very youthful scent. The pink bottle is hardly a subtle feminine touch but works perfectly. There is a citrus, there is floral notes and with it the promise of Spring.
It has an everyday feel, a versatile scent that can worn to any event during the day. Even casual dinners or meetings.
Gucci Bamboo EDT 50ml
Price TBC (launching 7th February – 14th February 2019)
Lastly on the ladies deal range is Gucci Bamboo. The bottle and the scent combined are remarkably elegant. It's notes of ambery and orange blossom just give it a velvet intensity.
It's a complex fragrance that communicates perfectly for the essence of today’s multifaceted woman. The modern Gucci woman shares Bamboo’s characteristics of confidence and poise.
There is so much positive allure I would have to make this Gucci Bamboo my editor's pick for fragrances for her.