For some beauty brands, it’s not enough to simply create an evocative fragrance. From Marc Jacob’s limited edition 18k gold flanker to Carolina Herrera’s stiletto-shaped perfume, the latest crop of must-have scents come in packaging so striking, you’ll want to keep the bottles as a decorative addition to your dressing table long after they’ve run out. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, these exquisite beauty offerings will make an eye-catching gift to give (and to get). Here, seven striking fragrances to place at the top of your wish list.
7 Striking Perfumes Worthy of Your Nightstand
Backstage at Elie Saab Spring 2017 Haute Couture.
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Le Parfum Eau de Parfum
Infused with white flowers, this fragrance comes in a sleek, glass bottle, as eye-catching as the couturier’s designs.
Tenue de Soirée
A sleek glass flacon adorned with a purple pompom around the bottle’s neck, sparking memories of a powder puff found on vintage perfumes.
Infused with the cypriol essential oil, cistus absolute, and Gurjum Balm, this fragrance aims to recreate the evocative scent of the unique oud accords and comes in a precious bottle adorned with gold.
Decadence One Eight K Edition
Marc Jacob’s Decadence gets the midas touch in this 18k gold edition.
Love Story Eau Sensuelle
Adorned with a hand-tied pink ribbon, this delectable scent would make the ideal gift for a loved one—no wrapping paper required.
A unique bottle in the shape of a stiletto, designed after the classic House of Herrera shoe.
This sumptuous fragrance pays homage to Cartier’s signature animal—the panther.