Favorite Romantic Fragrances
Happy (almost) Valentine's Day, to those who celebrate! In the spirit of love, I've compiled a few of my favorite "cheapie" romantic fragrances. 💝
Valentine's Day reminds me of chocolate-dipped fruits, musks as sheer as lace, and of course... indulgent, gourmand roses! 🌹 But I also think there's no better way to show yourself some love, than feeling fresh and clean - so I've included some "romantic" freshies, too.
This is exactly like biting into one of Queen Anne's cordial cherry chocolates! It has every component: the outer chocolate shell, the bright cherry liqueur syrup, and the sharp Maraschino cherry center. I have yet to find another chocolate-cherry fragrance that is as realistic and literal as this one.
I love this Whipped Rose & Vanilla mist, even more than the popular Roses Vanille Eau de Parfum ! This is a candy-like rose with a dusting of powdered sugar - like taking a bite of a jelly cube of milky, rose-flavored Turkish Delight. You can't go wrong with this delicious, gourmand rose 🤤 and it has impressive longevity for a body mist, too.
This is one of the more unique offerings from Bath & Body Works, with beautifully-blended notes: the bourbon vanilla is sweet, the strawberry + white peach give a tart punch, the peony + jasmine sambac combo is soapy-fresh, and the musk + blond woods make for a sexy base. As a bonus, this mist lasts all day on my skin with 12+ hours performance!
Velvet Petals is not what the name suggests, as it feels mostly like an ambery-musk + creamy almond to me. I picture an amber-colored bouquet (Victoria's Secret doesn't say what the floral notes are, so I guess that's one of Victoria's "secrets" 😉) - dipped in a decadent almond glaze, and shrouded in an alluring, lace-like musk.
If gourmand roses are too heavy for you, Sugar Plum Fig is an excellent alternative. It is light, feminine, and fresh - with a blend of bubblegum-like, powdery-pink rose petals (almost feels like you could sink your teeth into them) + soft, dark plum. Despite the notes listed, I didn't detect any cinnamon, orange, or fig.
Rose Chocolat is powdery, creamy, fresh, and clean - like a watery pink bar of Dove soap, mixed with a hint of milky white chocolate and sweet musk. It's one of my favorite fragrances at the intersection of clean + gourmand, and feels as smooth as your favorite silk robe. And even at a low price point, I still smell whiffs of it on my skin and clothes into the following day!