When it comes to planning out the look for February 14th, makeup and the perfect outfit always seem to come first. But did you know that scent has the ability to take your date night from 0 to 100, real quick? Our sense of smell encapsulates not only actual aromas, but any experiences and emotional associations we have with them. Before you call bullsh*it, listen hard.
Olfactory receptors”what we use to smell”directly connect with the limbic system, the brain's most primitive centre that is also the seat of emotion. So next time you smell freshly baked cookies and get teary eyed because it reminds you of your grannie's signature recipe, chances are it's plucking at your olfactory receptor strings.
What you need to know for your Valentine's Day fragrance choice: No misguided "I feel like wearing this today" frivolous perfume application allowed. The perfume you wear for your Valentine's Day date with your man needs to be chosen with special care, because, if you're strategic enough, you'll be able to evoke the right amount of sexual intimacy, mushy sweet talk and fun all into one day. (And yes, it will all be because of these fragrance recommendations. In the words of Drizzy, "You can thank me now," because this ish works, seriously.) No matter what kind of special date you've planned with your beau, we assure you we've got you covered.
The Date: An evening at an upscale gourmet restaurant complete with wine and the both of you dressed to the nines. Complement the evening with a sophisticated feminine fragrance that will make him turn on the charm and bring out his inner gentleman.
Burberry Britt Rhythm For Her Floral, $105: Nothing says “I’m the woman you want in your life 24/7” than a powdery floral scent with a fruity twist. Wear it proud.
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rosé©, $110: A remix on the iconic Viva La Juicy, this gorgeous scent opens up with fruity notes of Italian mandarin and pear and dries down to show off the gorgeous bouquet of florals containing jasmine and peonies.