Love is in the air — can you smell it? The power of scent delivers messages directly to your brain in a way that none of the other senses can. Smell is also the sense associated with Muladhara, the root or base chakra. So if you really want to make an impact this Valentine’s Day, your best bet is to do with an amazing fragrance.

From limited-edition candles to sensual scents, the MECCA Edit is full of fragrances that wear longer than any bunch of roses. So forget flowers and chocolates this Valentine’s and say I love you with a new signature scent.

Byredo’s Rose of No Man’s Land EDP

Valentine's Day

For a love potion all wearers will adore, spritz Byredo’s Rose of No Man’s Land EDP. The duality of earthiness and the sweetness of roses create a scent that is grounded yet bursting with floral notes. Turkish petals combine with pink pepper fashioning the perfect alternative to a bouquet this Valentine’s Day.

Maison Francis Kurkdijian’s Baccarat Rouge Extrait

For the gift that keeps on giving, Maison Francis Kurkdijian’s Baccarat Rouge Extrait is the ultimate treasure. Opening with floral notes of jasmine and saffron, before softening into a cedarwood and amber blend, it will make the heart swoon. More than a perfume, this elegant bottle sits pretty on any shelf making it an ideal gift for yours truly.

Diptyque Paris En Fleur Candle

For celebrations of l’amour, the limited edition Diptyque Paris En Fleur Candle is the only company needed. Stop and smell the roses as this inspired scent fills the room and the mind escapes to the Marché aux fleurs. The anticipated collaboration between artist Pierre Marie and Diptyque extends to Diptyque’s Eau De Parfum Eau Capitale EDP. In tribute to the thousands of faces that make up the French capital, rose, bergamot, pink berries and patchouli bring this feminine fragrance to life for Parisian polish.

Le Labo Santal 26 Candle

Valentine's Day

If self-love is aplenty, spell it out with a personalised Le Labo Santal 26 candle. This smoky, leather scented home fragrance will fill any space with character and set a romantic tone.

Maison Margiela’s Lazy Sunday Morning EDT

Sleep in this Valentine’s Day and be inspired by the joy of waking up in fresh cotton sheets with Maison Margiela’s Lazy Sunday Morning EDT. Delicate notes of lily of the valley and iris combine with fresh pear and orange flower for a scent that’s calm and comforting – exactly what the heart desires.

For these Valentine’s Day ideas and more, head to mecca.com.

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