Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Sure, I know technically you shouldn’t need a holiday to shower someone with your love, but who am I to complain if my husband feels inclined to buy me a few romantic gifts? On a typical Valentine’s Day, I come home to some chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of red wine, a nice dinner, and last but not least…red roses. Believe it or not, I always try to convince my husband to forgo the roses on Valentine’s Day. I hate that he pays way too much for flowers that usually last less than a week. I’m a practical girl and would rather have a gift that would last much, much longer.
Luckily, this year I’ve found the perfect alternative to an overpriced dozen of red roses; Jo Malone’s Red Roses Fragrance Chronicle ($95). What is a fragrance chronicle you ask? Jo Malone, know for the philosophy of fragrance combining, makes it easy for you to create your own signature scent by combining her Red Roses fragrance with three accompanying accords packaged in an adorable story book gift box. The Red Roses Fragrance Chronicle comes with a 30 ml bottle of the Red Roses Cologne and a 9 ml bottle of each of the following accords: Moroccan Mint Leaf, Ice Rose, and Honeycomb. You choose the fragrances to blend together depending on your mood or occasion to create your own custom scent.
Now I know many people out there are thinking “rose fragrances just aren’t my cup of tea”. Let me start of by saying, this isn’t your grandma’s rose perfume. Jo Malone’s Red Rose fragrance is composed of seven of the world’s most expensive types of roses. It’s fresh and sexy and actually smells like a bouquet of freshly cut flowers. Blended with the accompanying accords, the red rose fragrance becomes something even more special. It’s amazing how different each blend smells. Right now, my favorite combination is Red Rose mixed with the spicy Moroccan Mint Leaf, but I haven’t found a combination that I didn’t like out of this set. Talk about getting your money’s worth, this story book collection is sure to last long past a real dozen of roses. Do yourself a favor and talk your loved one into treating you to a new kind of rose this Valentine’s Day. You won’t regret it!
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Tiiffany is a wife, mother of two and photographer. Check out her Austin based, gorgeous family photography at tiffanyhicks.com.
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