The Power of Scent: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

Pause next time you wear a fragrance and think of this, “Seventy-five percent of the emotions we generate on a daily basis are affected by smell. Next to sight, it is the most important sense we have.” (Martin Lindstroem, Brand Sense: Build Powerful Brands through Touch, Taste, Smell, Sight and Sound, Free Press, 2005).  The scent of your particular fragrance will remind people of you – so make it a good one. While it is nice to have a signature fragrance, wearing the same one daily or yearly can get old.  Keep it fresh and check out these favorites!

Love the ladybug ...Dot by Marc Jacobs

Love the ladybug …Dot by Marc Jacobs

First you will notice the unusual, colorful ladybug bottle. Inspired by the theme of polka dots, one of the designer’s favorite patterns, the fragrance symbolizes charm and elegance, energy and vitality. It’s a light, upbeat perfume with a touch of the unexpected, Marc Jacobs explains.  I want to wear this parfum just so I can symbolize all of these characteristics!  Eau de Parfum 1, 1.7 and 3.4 oz.  Nordstrom, $72.00- $92.00


At a glance it is a garden of amazing flowers. But there is so much more to this scent.  The bottle’s bold design let’s one know that this is a beautiful modern scent.  Balenciago explains that although flowers are beautiful, they aren’t all harmless. They can be cruel, carnivorous or venomous, and contain poison.  Eau de Parfum 1.7 and 3.4 oz.  Neiman Marcus, $100 – $130.00

Citrine Custom Blend Fragrance

Have you ever walked into a party and three other women are wearing your “signature scent.”  To really stand out, create your own custom blended essential oil or perfume.   With four bases to choose from and many top notes, sit with a scent mixologist and create something unforgettable. Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, Biltmore.

Noir by Tom Ford

The duality of the Tom Ford man.  With Noir, Tom Ford wanted to flaunt the duality of the Tom Ford man. First there’s the refined, urban man that everyone thinks of, then there’s the other side, the intriguing sensuality of the private man. ‘Noir is enigmatic, complex and surprising (…) Noir is perhaps my most personal fragrance yet,’ the creator confides.  Eau de Parfum 1.7 and 8.4 oz.  Neiman Marcus, $210 -$520.00

Jo Malone London Home Collection


Does your bedroom smell like Grandma’s house?  Make it sexy with the Jo Malone London Home collection will take the scent of your home up a notch with an uplifting lime basil and mandarin Room Spray. An elegant diffuser in rich Pomegranate Noir. A Scent Surround™ Sachet to infuse clothes and linens with the sensuous freshness of English Pear & Freesia. And the Blackberry & Bay Home Candle … vibrant and verdant. The art of living well.  Neiman Marcus, $200.00

And remember…“Beauty without virtue, is like a rose without a scent.”




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