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Top Fragrance Valentine’s Gifts She’s Sure to Love

Clueless as to what to get your girl for Valentine’s day? Don’t worry, I gotchu.

Valentine’s Day gifts are stressful. Especially in this social media day and age where expectations are high. If you’re completely clueless as to what to get your special lady this Valentine’s Day, your answer is somewhere in this article.

First things first: why a fragrance as a Valentine’s Day gift? Perfume is something that has been unanimously loved for centuries by both men and women. It’s also an extremely thoughtful and personal gift. It will remind them of you every time they wear it. It’s something that lasts and they can wear over and over again. It tells the recipient that you took your time choosing this exact fragrance just for them that fits their style. You know them well enough to get them a gift this personal.

But…what if you don’t know them well enough?

That’s where I come in. I’ve listed some of the most popular fragrances (and some more obscure ones that I absolutely love) and broken them down by style, making it easy for you to find what works best for your girl. Happy hunting and don’t forget the dinner reservations, chocolates and flowers!

Disclaimer: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. Read my full privacy policy here.

IF SHE FOLLOWS THE TRENDS:

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Bitter Peach by Tom Ford

You cannot go wrong with anything Tom Ford, especially their fragrances. People went wild when Bitter Peach came out in 2020. This fragrance opens up with strong peach notes and dries down to a boozy, woodsy scent with rum, cognac, sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla notes prevalent. Reviewers claim this literally smells like a fresh peach when you first spray it.

If your girl is into the trends, she has definitely heard the hype behind this fragrance and has thought about buying this for herself.

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Black Opium by YSL

If she follows the trends and doesn’t have this perfume in her collection, this is the one you need to buy her. Black Opium has a cult following and is insanely popular. It’s a seductive fragrance that works well on everyone. This fragrance has prominent coffee, vanilla and floral notes that women are obsessed with.

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Hypnotic Poison by Dior

Another super well-known and well-loved fragrance. Hypnotic Poison has been around since the 90’s and the hype still hasn’t died down. This fragrance is warm and sweet, with apricot, coconut and plum top notes, floral middle notes and prominent vanilla and almond base notes. This fragrance will make her feel sexy and super on trend.

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The One by Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana knew what they were doing when they released this timeless fragrance. The One is a warm fragrance with amber, jasmine, peach and vanilla key notes. It’s not overwhelming or offensive and works well for those who want more of a subtle scent.

IF SHE’S BOUGIE:

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Crystal Noir by Versace

This fragrance blew up on TikTok recently, even though it’s been a popular fragrance for years. Crystal Noir is perfect for anyone who likes going out and dressing up. It’s a sexy and warm evening fragrance with ginger, gardenia and amber notes.

Baccarat Rouge 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdijan

This is THE IT girl fragrance. If she’s into designers and fashion and doesn’t own BR540, this is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for her. With saffron, amber and cedar notes, this fragrance comes off as woody and smokey with a sweet side. It also exudes elegance and class. This is a must-buy if she doesn’t already have it.

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Scandal by Jean Paul Gaultier

I mean, just look at the bottle. If that doesn’t say bougie, I don’t know what does. This creamy, gourmand fragrance has prominent notes of blood orange, honey, patchouli and gardenia. It’s a unique and intoxicating scent that makes everyone who wears it feel like a bad bitch.

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Good Girl Supreme by Carolina Herrera

Every bougie bitch needs a Good Girl fragrance in their collection. Good Girl Supreme is my favorite flanker because of it’s cozy, sexy and sweet. It boasts notes of vanilla, tonka bean, vetiver and white floral. The reviews on this one say it all, it’s well received across the board and your girl will love opening this one Valentine’s Day. Just imagine how cute this would be on her makeup vanity.

IF SHE’S GIRLY:

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Dahlia Divin by Givenchy

I have this and it is sooooo elegant. I absolutely love it. I typically stay away from super floral scents but this one. is so different and not overwhelming. It literally reminds me of a grand ball in Versailles. The notes include citrus and pink pepper top notes, peach and white flower middle notes and woody vanilla base notes. If she loves flowers and girly things, this is the one for her.

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Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier

The bottle says it all. Classique has been a fan fave since before I was born and it’s still going strong. Reviewers all agree that this fragrance makes you feel ultra-glamourous. Top notes are Orange Blossom, Star Anise, Rose, Mandarin Orange, Pear and Bergamot; middle notes are Ylang-Ylang, Ginger, Orchid, iris, Tuberose and Plum; base notes are Vanilla, Amber, Musk, Cinnamon and Sandalwood.

If those notes sound like gibberish to you, the best way I can describe this fragrance is powdery, sweet and spicy floral. It’s longetivity is also amazing so if your girl is into strong scents that last all day this is the one for her.

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La Vie Est Belle by Lancome

This sweet perfume is one of the greatest examples of a crowd-pleaser. This is a great choice for someone girly who is new to perfume. It’s overall well-received, and just like the bottle, the scent is inoffensive and strong.

The only downside is that a lot of people think this scent is generic, but that’s perfect for someone who is new to perfume and would appreciate a new daily fragrance. I personally disagree and think this fragrance is unique. Top notes are Black Currant and Pear; middle notes are Iris, Jasmine and Orange Blossom; base notes are Praline, Vanilla, Patchouli and Tonka Bean.

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My Way by Armani

This is another great choice for a super feminine woman. My Way is floral and citrusy, with a touch of powder and vanilla. It’s super elegant and light, perfect for everyday wear. My boyfriend bought this for me and at first I wasn’t too crazy about it because I’m not a huge floral fan but it grew on me and I absolutely love it now.

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L’imperatrice 3 by Dolce & Gabbana

This was my go-to everyday fragrance years ago. This scent reminds me of candy and is perfect if your girl loves sweet scents. Although it’s not super fruity smelling, there are tons of fruit notes like Kiwi, Watermelon and Rhubarb. To this day this is one of my favorite scents, it’s sweet but also light enough where it’s not nauseating. It’s beautiful and the perfect girly Valentine’s Day gift.

IF SHE’S A TREND-SETTER:

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Lalique Le Parfum from Lalique

Shoutout to my boyfriend Mark for getting me hooked on this fragrance! Every trend-setter loves their obscure fragrances, and this one is no exception. Le Parfum is definitely a night fragrance for me, it’s a mysterious scent and will have everyone guessing what she’s wearing. With strong vanilla, bergamot, jasmine and almond notes, she’s sure to turn heads with this one.

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Another Oud by Juliette Has a Gun

I loooooove oud. And every trend-setter loves their Juliette Has A Gun fragrances. I mean, just look at the trendy, minimalist bottle. This fragrance has raspberry and bergamot top notes, oud heart notes and musk base notes. This is definitely a sophisticated, unique scent that she’ll be obssessed with if she loves to stand out from the crowd.

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Angel Nova by Thierry Mugler

Anything from Thierry Mugler is unique and assertive. So it’s no wonder why this is on the trend-setters list. Angel Nova is a fruity, rose, woody scent. In typical Mugler fashion, this scent will fill up the entire room so if your girl loves to be the center of attention, she needs this scent. I actually sprayed this on myself for the first time yesterday and I was immediately obsessed. You get a strong raspberry note at first, then it dries down to a creamy/spicy scent.

IF SHE LOVES THE BEACH:

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Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford

Like I said before, you really can’t go wrong with a Tom Ford fragrance especially on Valentine’s Day. Soleil Blanc is the ultimate beach fragrance. With prominent white floral and coconut notes, this fragrance transports you to a tropical island in one spray. This is one of Tom Ford’s most beloved fragrances, and if she loves the beach she will die for this fragrance.

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SOL Cheirosa ’62 by Sol de Janeiro

I am OBSESSED with all Sol de Janeiro products. They all smell so delicious and this fragrance leads the pack. Sol Cheirosa ’62 is probably my most complimented fragrance ever. Strangers will stop me to ask what I’m wearing. And this is one of the best smelling fragrances ever in my opinion. It has strong pistachio, almond and vanilla notes. It’s so beachy and comforting, but it’s also not a generic beach scent.

IF SHE’S EDGY:

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Alien by Thierry Mugler

This scent is so simple but intoxicating. There’s only three notes: Top note is Jasmine; middle note is Woodsy Notes; base note is Amber. That’s it. The best way I can describe this one is clean, but strong and assertive. In typical Mugler fashion, this fragrance attracts so much attention and fills the room with its scent. If she’s the edgier type, she’ll appreciate the look of the bottle and the unique scent.

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Nirvana Bourbon by Elizabeth and James

I’ve been on the hunt for this fragrance for months. This is another fragrance with a simple note breakdown, consisting of only oak, vanilla bourbon and tuberose. This is the IT fragrance for edgy girls. It commands attention without being super feminine and girly. You need confidence to pull off this smoky fragrance, and chances are your girl has it.

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