A Sweet Valentine: The Best Sweet Fragrances For Her

The common, modern Valentine’s Day is a specifically celebrated day to show appreciation and love for your significant other. You get so wrapped up in the day to day routine, sometimes you don’t stop to say “thank you” and “I love you” when you should, much less at those unexpected moments. So, maybe she’s your perfect wife who is an entrepreneur but also takes charge of the house, or she’s the most fantastic girlfriend that tutors you in math, or she’s become your fiancé, in part, because she can finish your sentences before you’re done speaking. It should be your intention to admire and acknowledge her even if it’s just this one day.

You can express that intention like many others and purchase flowers and candy, or you can be extraordinary and treat her to something else sweet… new perfume. Don’t be intimidated by the unknown and afraid of making a mistake. Don’t think it may be too luxury-expensive. And yet, don’t just purchase the same, but safe, the perfume she’s had for years.

First off, let me empathize with you if that’s who you are, but also let me encourage and empower you. Take the time to shop, scent and discover so many amazing fragrances that not even she knows are available. It shows you’re invested in her personal beauty care because you want her to feel a spirited newness of confidence, boldness, and freedom. I believe she would be impressed with you!

A few great sweet boutique perfumes that can’t miss are these:

L’Univers by Gerard Monet: A newer fragrance launched in late 2017 that is indulgently sweet; notes of vanilla, patchouli, and cedar provocatively capture your attention; an oil-based Eau de Parfum of affordable luxury.

Lovely Night by Puccini: An elegant and nearly formal scent for that special occasion; sweet vanilla is abundant with a powdery cashmere and sandalwood base; this Eau de Parfum is an impressive attention- getter.

La Noche by Claude Marsal: A sophisticated and bold sweet scent derived from gardenia and other white flowers; perfect for the glamorous and expressively confident woman; a highest quality Eau de Parfum of 24% oil.

Fuchsia Diamond by Geparly’s: A best-selling, boutique Eau de Parfum from the Absolue line of fragrances that incorporates a softer sweet scent; enduring notes of magnolias, citrus, and amber promote sexy, fun, and lively…all in a transparent, fuchsia-colored bottle.

Moonrise Elixir by Gilles Cantuel: A seductive fragrance of rum and passion fruit make this sweet scent amazing; also composed of soft vanilla and tonka bean; an Eau de parfum that is truly for a woman who knows what she likes, and she’s not afraid to show it.

Whether you two have been together for weeks or decades, share something that could be very personal. Maybe the new, sweet fragrance is refreshing because of it out of her comfort zone. Perhaps you inspire her to update her style. Perhaps she just grows to like it because it’s from you. However the outcome, she happy—after all, isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is about? Making her feel special and loved!

As always, remember Perfumes 4U is here to help this Valentine’s holiday. We will assist you with any of these boutiques as well as a large selection of designers, classics, and new arrivals. Her happiness is our goal, too! Also, we’ll tell you about our Valentine’s contest via Instagram…that could be special for both of you!

By Eric Lundeen

Eric Lundeen is the store manager at Perfumes 4U store located at St. Louis Premium Outlets. He is an expert fragrance consultant

Did you Know About the Perfume Trend: Blending Fragrances ?

Take a look in your wardrobe closet and notice all the different manufacturer labels. A designer shirt (or blouse), a boutique tie (or scarf), a pair of gabardines (or leggings), and a dress pair of footwear. Rarely are all of them the same maker. Yet you enjoy each of them when blended together to create a style. Your style.

Another example of creating style is the recent, ever-increasing trend of blending fragrances. Tired of the same scent you wear every day? You know it’s your favorite and in some ways, it smells like “you.” But you can keep your mainstay and mix a new, fresh scent to compliment it.

I would attest there are eight main fragrance families: floral, sweet, fruity, oriental, spicy, woody, fresh, and citrusy. Most fragrances are a combination of at least two or more of these. Within each of these categories are the multiple notes (similar to “ingredients” as discussed in the previous blog) that compose the fragrance.

For example, in women’s fragrances, Gucci Bamboo by Gucci is fresh, woody and floral; Glam Jasmine by Michael Kors is oriental and floral, and Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana is citrusy and fresh.

As for the men, examples would be Sauvage by Christian Dior is spicy and woody; Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani is fresh and citrusy; and Invictus by Paco Rabanne is fresh, fruity, and woody.

The scents that mix the best are those that resonate with your body chemistry the best. There is no textbook of rules. It would be easy to say two fragrances can mix well. I think blending the fragrance families is a better plan. Experiment with them. Spray your pulse points (wrists and neck). Identifying the multiple scents while being blended is a good indication that it is favorable to your body. Your nose will tell you if it’s not.

So, what’s your new style for 2018? Maybe a new scent—incorporating your fav with a twist—a blended fragrance that’s your style. Explore and you might just be pleasantly surprised.

As always, remember Perfumes 4U is here for you. Designers, boutiques, classics, and new arrivals…we have them in-stock now. Come in and we’ll do some blending. We love to be on top of the style trends right with you!

By Eric Lundeen

Eric Lundeen is the store manager at Perfumes 4U store located at St. Louis Premium Outlets. He is an expert fragrance consultant

Did you know We’re Part of Fragrance History, too

Using perfume is a common occurrence for most of us in the industrialized parts of the world. Also, for most of us, we may not even recognize how much we “fragrance” ourselves throughout the day.

In the routine of nearly every morning, we “get ready” to go somewhere (work, school, even just the mega grocery stores). As we shower, moisturize, deodorize, brush, spray perfume/cologne, we constantly fragrance ourselves.

How about the rest of the day? I’m not sure about you, but I wash my hands about 20 times a day. As I clean and disinfect my workspace, I fragrance. Later at night, I will throw a load of laundry in the washing machine right after washing the dinner dishes and…you guessed it, I’m “fragrancing” again?

So, what’s my point here? Nearly everything we use to clean and care for our clothes, our belongings and ourselves has perfume in it. Our soaps, moisturizers, deodorants, toothpaste, cleaning wipes, and detergents are all scented…with some form of perfume. We may have lavender shower gel, mint toothpaste, and lemon-fresh dish detergent.

Our part in fragrance history is the continued amount of fragrance, especially synthetic scents; we use every day. We demand it and we expect it. We’re always trying to smell great.

Throughout history, different civilizations have used fragrances in their daily lives also. Arguably, the ancient Egyptians were the first to use them. In the form of incense and myrrh, they tried to please their gods. From 3300-1300 BC, Indian lovers used frankincense and Cyprus for lovemaking preparations. Royalty and the elite wealthy of the 16th century wore perfumed gloves to mask body odors of poor, or lack thereof, hygienic practices, at that time.

Now, you can take notice of our daily scented products by recognizing the existence of their fragrance. You can appreciate the prior civilizations paving the way for the many uses of perfumes. Thankfully, though, we won’t be spraying any incense on our possessions or ourselves.

By Eric Lundeen

Eric Lundeen is the store manager at Perfumes 4U store located at St. Louis Premium Outlets. He is an expert fragrance consultant