Scentsational Valentine's gifts that say way more than flowers and chocolates

Think outside of the box of chocolates this Valentine's Day and get her a gift she'll love, or treat yourself for a Galentine's night out. 


There's nothing more intimate than your signature scent.

Whether you're married to that one fragrance that you've been wearing for years, or are ready to try a new seasonal scent as we skip into spring, what better occasion to test the waters than Valentine's Day?

McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacy, one of Ireland's largest destinations for fragrances, has a variety of premium scents on offer for less. High-end brands such as Gucci, Chloe, Davidoff, Lancome, Tommy Hilfiger and more are all available in-store and online.

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So if you're hinting to that S.O. that you'd like a top-up on that cinnamon-sweet signature scent, or want a new zesty pep in your step for a night out with the girls, take a peek at some of our top picks below for some Valentine's inspiration. Don't forget McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacy also offers a free glam gift box and wrapping on all fragrance purchases.

For him...

Gucci Guilty Black Homme EDT 50ml, WAS €64, NOW €45

With luxurious notes of lavender and coriander and hints of orange flower, simply backed by Patchouli, this scent is perfect for the younger man who wants to give off an air of sophistication.

Emporio Armani He EDT 50ml, WAS €56, NOW €36

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A classic dominant fragrance inspired by the modern man who is dynamic yet sensual, strong yet protective. Emporio blends assertive green top notes with a sensual woody heart to create an inherently masculine scent.

Hugo Boss The Scent Absolute Him EDT 100ml, WAS €103.00, NOW €51.50

Major savings on this Boss scent that has notes of spicy ginger, Maninka fruit and Mondia whitei roots.

Tommy Hilfiger Cologne Spray 100ml, WAS €54.50, NOW €30

Give him a fresh new scent with this citrusy fragrance from Tommy Hilfiger. The notes are all-American with Florida grapefruit, Midwestern spearmint, Cape Cod cranberry and Dutch apple pie in the top notes, Texas yellow rose in the middle and the base contains the woody notes of Vermont red maplewood and Atlantic driftwood.

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Davidoff Cool Water gift set, WAS €44.00, NOW €25.00

The ideal all-in-one gift. Davidoff Cool Water is for the man who want to turn heads when he walks into a room. This set contains Cool Water EDT 40ml, shower gel 50ml and aftershave balm 50ml.

For her...

YSL Libre 50ml, €90

This floral fragrance is on a lot of women's wish lists this Valentine's Day. Lavender, traditionally used in male perfumery, is given an ultra-feminine facet culminating in a couture-infused scent with a uniquely androgynous YSL attitude here. Crafted by master perfumers Anne Flipo and Carlos Benaïm, Libre contains notes of orange blossom flowers from Morocco, twisted with lavender from France.

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Lancome Idole EDP 25ml, €54

This sweetly romantic fragrance is the ideal gift for your first Valentine's together. Notes of rose symbolise the complexity of femininity, paired with jasmine oil and an abundance of radiant petals blended with musks to form a sophisticated Clean Chypre Accord. Despite its breezy subtlety, the note lingers on the skin. Idole also comes in an ultra slim bottle so it fits neatly into your handbag. McCauley have three sizes of this one available.

Giorgio Armani Passione EDP 50ml, €87.50

This intense, uncompromising fragrance is for the woman who knows exactly what she wants. Sì Passione combines intense vanilla with rose, heliotropic and jasmine flowers to create a sensual, fruity floral scent.

Gucci Memoire EDP 40ml, €68

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This one cam be worn on both men and women, but we love the romance that comes with the green aromatic scent of Roman Chamomile, infused with Indian coral jasmine nature print that has a honeyed temper and an orangey coral-coloured heart. The refined bottle recalls a vintage Gucci perfume from the 1990s to add to the romance.

Emporio Armani She EDP 50ml, WAS €56, NOW €40

This spring-tastic fragrance brings together a fresh blend of delicate florals, heliotrope, almond accents and a caressing wake of vanilla and cedar wood that melt together in perfect harmony. Perfect for Valentine's, and the new season approaching.


For all of these products, and much more, shop online at mccauley.ie. Or visit one of McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacies in Dublin, Wicklow, Navan, Athy, Cavan, Kilkenny, Carlow, Tipperary, Wexford, Waterford, Cork and Kerry. Locate your nearest store here

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