Earlier in the week I shared Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him, followed by today’s Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her. I wrote that when it comes to gifts for guys, my approach is get him something that will make him feel pampered. My strategy with gifts for gals is essentially the same. Rather than worrying about the perfect gift, and whether it’s “right,” an focus on giving items to remind your friends and loved ones that they’re wonderful and to make them feel good. A spirit of love and well wishing is really what Valentine’s Day is all about.
VALENTINO FRAGRANCE, $90
I’m dying to sample Valentino’s new Donna fragrance, described as a scent of “[e]nigmatic beauty, fragile grace, and timeless elegance,” with top notes of bergamot (my favorite), middle of iris and rose, and base notes of leather, patchouli, benzoin, and vanilla. The transparent ‘rock stud’ glass bottle with gold hardware, and blush-colored perfume visible inside, makes this one of the most beautifully bottled scents I’ve ever seen.