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Underrated Perfumes for Valentine's

Valentine’s Day is a special day for lovebirds out there. And when you think of Valentine's Day, the first things that may come to mind are romantic dates and fabulous dinners. But, did you know that regardless of your relationship status, you can still give your Valentine's Day extra razzle dazzle and fun with the right fragrance? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to experiment with a few underrated perfumes to switch up your game. 

1. Diptyque Eau des Sans Hair Mist (Hair Perfume)

Diptyque is known for its distinctly dynamic, yet balanced natural scents that pull you in. And the Eau des Sans is no different. With its refreshing blast of aroma, this hair mist hits it out of the ballpark with its bright and spicy notes that scream “so fresh, and so clean”.

 Unlike other perfumes out there, the Eau des Sans was made for your hair rather than the typical fragrance pulse points. With this, it just takes a spritz or two to freshen up your scalp and tame those frizzy hairs, whilst giving you that blast of aroma that you, oh so, long for. This has to do with the scent’s added camellia oil, which helps in promoting collagen growth and moisturises both the hair and the scalp.

 The Diptyque Eau des Sans unravels its scents with top notes of orange blossom to liven up the air. It then develops into a middle note of juniper berry that leads you to its base note of patchouli and angelica root to round it all off perfectly.

Why is it underrated: It breaks the norm of the typical perfume where you spritz them on the pulse points of your body. Instead, it goes for your hair and scalp. Something to experiment with for this Valentine’s Day.

Credits:  Imaginary Authors Store

2. Saint Julep

Whoever said that Valentine’s is all about smelling sexy and romantic is wrong. There are countless fragrances out there that can evoke that feeling of butterflies in your stomach. It just so happens that Saint Julep is one of them. This refreshing fragrance from Imaginary Authors is a hit of freshness without the cold lingering around you. According to the olfactory masters behind this scent, Saint Julep harks back to the place where people could be themselves and dance their troubles away. Nestled in a wild mint field, this perfume is a blast of freedom in the form of sweet mint.

The Saint Julep is a green fragrance that features tangerine top notes, mint, sugar, magnolia, whiskey, ambergris and watery notes. All of this combined to make a refreshing yet sweetly warm aroma that envelops you in a sense of freedom in being yourself. Perfect for those hopeless romantics looking for their safe space in someone. 

Why is it underrated: While everyone is looking to wear something sultry or seductive, be the outlier and stand out with a fragrance that likens you to the freshness of springtime.

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Credits:  Fragrantica

3. Wonderland Peony Floral Street

Next up is a classic floral approach to fragrances. The Wonderland Peony Floral Street is a simple perfume that embodies a strong sense of femininity. It’s a great floral perfume for those who seek to have an all-rounder, fresh and floral scent in their Valentine’s Day arsenal.

Concocted by Jérôme Epinette, the Wonderland Peony Floral Street is a dreamy and radiant scent that surrounds you with a bed of floral goodness. This is a sophisticated and captivating scent perfect for romantics who want to share their softness and love.

The Wonderland Peony Floral Street has notes of Sicilian Lemon, Pink Berries, Pink Guava, Violet, Peony Accord, Raspberry Flower, Vanilla Bean, Pink Cotton Candy, Cedarwood, and Vetiver. All of these are combined to give you a lasting memory of your time with your significant other.

Why is it underrated: it’s underrated because it doesn’t get talked about much in the perfume scene. It delivers its floral goodness with no mistake, yet it’s rarely talked about. If you’re looking for an all-rounder floral scent, this is the one for you.

Credits:  Fragrantica

4. Kimberly New York Artsy

Feeling spontaneous? Maybe you want the universe to take care of your Valentine's worries. Well, grab a bottle of the Kimberly New York Artsy and start taking chances. This sweet and inviting fragrance is a nod to those meet-cute spontaneous dates that take place in the rose-coloured world we live in. Don’t worry, unlike museum tours, this perfume stays interesting the longer you wear it, just like how it is with dates. Perfect for those hopeless romantics who want to feel a springtime date with someone you just met, yet you feel you’ve known forever.

 The Kimberly New York Artsy has notes of red candied apples. With a heart of sparkling violet and marshmallow accord, all held together by notes of creamy sandalwood.

Why is it underrated: This perfume is a sleeper in a bottle. With its simplistic design and approach to the olfactory senses, the Kimberly New York Artsy, just like a spontaneous date, is a surprise waiting to be unravelled. 

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5. Guerlain Cuir Béluga

When it comes to fragrances you can obsess over, the perfume giant Guerlain knows how to hit the right spot. Launched in 2005, the Cuir Béluga is an underrated powerhouse of a fragrance that you can only get from refined olfactory masters like Olivier Polge. This masterpiece of a scent can be harkened to an open wood fireplace with you all wrapped in your snuggest blanket, giving you the love and warmth you need. And just like the bottle, this fragrance is golden and full of glimmer and life.

This exuberant fragrance has notes of mandarin orange, immortelle flower, leather, amber, heliotrope and vanilla. It’s focused on the softness and warmth of leather mixed with the liveliness of mandarin. It’s smooth, elegant and is and will be a forever classic.

Why is it underrated: There are plenty of classic hits from Guerlain. But, the Cuir Béluga is an exception. It’s an underrated juggernaut of a fragrance from the giant that is Guerlain. Perfect for those warm and intimate nights together with your Valentine’s date.

Love yourself this Valentine’s season

This Valentine’s season, make it extra special by loving yourself and finding scents that suit you, no matter how underrated they are. Who says that you have to abide by the norm of romantic lovey-dovey aromas when what’s important is the love you give and the love you receive? At the end of the day, no matter what fragrance you wear, if you’re with the one you love, you’ll always smell romantic and loving

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