Time is running out to find a scent that evokes all the excitement you desire in a Valentine’s late night date. Count on this short list if you want a new fragrance but don’t have hours to spend on the search. A fragrance expert picked them out for you, and her selection is spot on. You’ll love them; I know I did. Here’s a shout out to Jen at The Summit’s Sephora for romantic choices that work not just for Valentine’s but any date night.
Derek Lam 10 Crosby 2am Kiss is a brand spanking new scent from the clothing designer. This irresistible fragrance is a slightly intoxicating and absolutely addictive, salty caramel wrapped in a rich crystalized amber. The name nails it. This rich scent is a beautiful, passionate, all-encompassing embrace. You’ll find the 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray at Sephora for $95.
Jimmy Choo Illicit Eau de Parfum is a both elegant and edgy. Modern notes of ginger flirt with feminine rose and sophisticated jasmine, effortlessly melting into the skin with a tempting trail of honey-amber. The Illicit woman is both glamorous and addictive, and she knows how to bend the rules without having to break them. The notes are ginger, bitter orange, Turkish rose, sambac jasmine, honey-amber and sandalwood. This is available at Sephora and Ulta. The 1.3 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray is $65.
The refined yet powerfully addictive Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Intense is a sensual harmony of contrasts. This oriental floral has unashamedly provocative notes of vaporous white flowers that incite deep and sensual passion. The top notes are neroli and raspberry, the heart notes are orange blossom and tuberose, while the base note is sandalwood. Jasmine is included. Find this at Ulta and Sephora is $97 for 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray.
Gucci’s Guilty is a sheer, floral-oriental fragrance that delivers the very scent of defiance for the most contemporary of rebels. It opens with a bright burst of mandarin citrus and a dangerous hint of black pepper. Femininity takes over with fruity and floral notes in peach, lilac and geranium. The fragrance dries down to a rich, amber base with notes of patchouli. For the young and stylish, this is an eminently wearable scent with a daring edge of sexiness and sensuality. The 1.6 oz. Eau de Toilette Spray is $77 at Sephora and Ulta.