Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Love Is in the Air; IT'S That Time of the Year When Love Is in the Air. Here's Our Guide to the Best Valentine's Day Beauty Buys

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Love Is in the Air; IT'S That Time of the Year When Love Is in the Air. Here's Our Guide to the Best Valentine's Day Beauty Buys

Article excerpt

VALENTINE'S Day doesn't just have to be about treating your lover, there are plenty of tempting treats out there just for you.

Whether you''re cuddling up on the sofa for a cosy night in or planning an indulgent night on the town, treat your beloved with a smouldering look and captivating scents he will find irresistible.

Recreate those first date butterflies and lip-locking moments.

We''ve got all the beauty tactics you need to seduce your man all over again.

PAMPERED TO PERFECTION Bring some romance to the bathroom.

Put up the 'do not disturb'' sign and envelop your body with rose-scented products to get you in the mood for hearts and flowers with your beau.

Layering complementary products on your skin will make your scent even more alluring.

"The appeal of rose dates back to Cleopatra''s time when she was said to seduce Mark Anthony with her bedroom knee-deep in petals," explains Geraldine Howard, co-founder of Aromatherapy Associates.

"Rose essential oil is renowned for its euphoric, feel-good factor, as well as its skin enhancing properties."

Lather up in the tub with Lush''s Love Heart soap containing aphrodisiac oils, pounds 2.50, and surround yourself with rose petals and candles. While you''re soaking give your face the glowing look of love with Montagne Jeunesse''s Passion Peel Off mask, 99p.

SEDUCTIVE SCENT Get those attraction pheromones buzzing.

With a quarter of men buying fragrance as a Valentine''s gift, a sensual scent is clearly a priority for the opposite sex.

Ruth Mastenbroek, perfumer (www.ruthmastenbroek.com) says: "Woody, spicy, and musky notes are very alluring.

But whatever your choice of fragrance, remember not to be too overpowering - you want him to be seduced, not knocked out!" If you do everything together as Mr and Mrs and want your scents to harmonise with each other try Oriflame''s Intense Embrace for him and her, from pounds 11.95 for 50ml.

For a scent that''s romantic yet feminine and playful, spritz on Lacoste''s Love of Pink, pounds 34 for 50ml. …

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