A curation of beautiful things for Valentine's Day

Mhairi Mann

5 February 2020

Whether gifting a loved one or indulging in self-care this Valentine’s Day, here are 15 covetable luxuries to make February feel brighter

5 February 2020 | Mhairi Mann

Reveller hand and body kit by Aesop

One for wild hearts this Valentine’s Day, the Reveller hand and body kit features zesty citrus-infused washes and balms. These are perfect for invigorating the senses at night, or washing away one’s sins in the morning.

£85, aesop.com

Large Heart Drawing by Jim Dine, 1935

A piece of art to win one’s heart, by American pop artist and printmaker Jim Dine. Dated 1970, this Large Heart Drawing mixes watercolour, graphite, coloured pencil and collage to create a soft, sensual palette, which differs from Dine's bolder compositions.

Large Heart Drawing goes under the hammer at Christie’s from 7 February 2020 as part of a private lot, estimated £8,000 - 12,000, christies.com

Cuiron by Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang's Cuiron was a cult fragrance in the nineties, lauded for its lingering, leathery scent and minimalist packaging. It was discontinued in 2005 following the departure of Helmut Lang from his namesake label, before relaunching in 2014. Bergamot, mandarin and pink peppercorn layer over woody, suede notes for a warm, sultry scent with staying power. Lang originally cited the 'smell of sex' as one of his major inspirations for fragrance – need we say more?

Helmut Lang Cuiron, £120, libertylondon.co.uk

Loveless Candle by Byredo

One to satisfy the more cynical romantic, Byredo’s Loveless candle is a deliciously unruly bouquet of wild tuberose, darkened by black cedarwood and earthy papyrus. Ambiance with the flick of a match.

£59, libertylondon.co.uk

Je t'aime Dior sweater by Dior

Nobody to love this Valentine’s Day? Loving Dior is a pretty safe bet. This supremely cosy cashmere knit features an embroidered bleeding red heart on the front, while Je t'aime Dior is woven in jacquard on the back.

£2,050 dior.com

Je t'aime double ring by Dior

Moving seamlessly onto Dior Joaillerie. The French fashion house’s matching Je t'aime ring is the ultimate modern love token, accented by two single diamonds. Newly launched for Valentine’s Day, Dior's playful scrawl is beautifully crafted in 18-carat gold. 

Preserved roses by Amour et Fleur

The latest brand to bring you everlasting flowers is London-based Amour et Fleur. Real roses are thoughtfully cultivated on the company's own farm before being treated with an eco-friendly solution to last all year long.

£125, amouretfleur.com

Devaux D Rosé Champagne

Valentine's Day calls for a glass of something special. This dark and stylishly elongated bottle of D Rosé from under-the-radar Champagne house Devaux ticks all the boxes, blending pinot noir and chardonnay for sheer, effervescent joy in a glass.

£60,99, thewhiskyexchange.com

Crystal-embellished sandals by Miu Miu

Chunky, charming and comfortable, these babydoll pink Miu Miu sandals are the only plus one (or two) that you need this Valentine's Day. Reflective of the brand’s playfully retro aesthetic, they are made in Italy from glossy patent leather and accented by glistening crystals. 

£795, matchesfashion.com

More Joy vibrator by Christopher Kane

The ultimate self-pleasuring gift this Valentine's Day is Christopher Kane's More Joy vibrator. Arguably the world's most stylish sex toy, the sleek black silicone design features the Scottish designer's trademark phrase. Read more about the collection here.

£30, christopherkane.com

L’Orbe Caviar Vodka 

French spirit brand L'Orbe has created the world's first caviar infused vodka. Five years in the making, the aromas of Royal Baeri caviar are naturally diffused into Dankowski Diamond rye vodka during a period of six weeks, using a complex process called micro-encapsulation. Owned by French firm Pernod Ricard, L'Orbe specialises in partnering premium spirits with sensory experiences. An enviable addition to any drinks cabinet, a transparent tube runs vertically down the centre of the bespoke bottle, filled with glossy black caviar pearls.

£115, fortnumandmason.com

Red Box VIP Membership by Innerplace

Rivalling a ring box this Valentine's Day is the new Red Box Membership from luxury concierge company, Innerplace. The gold membership card inside grants access to top venues across London, as well as film premieres, VIP transport and exclusive fashion events. 

Red Membership to Innerplace normally costs £6,000 per year + £600 joining free. However, Innerplace is waiving the joining fee for Luxury London readers. Please call 020 7636 4385 and quote 'Luxury London', innerplace.co.uk

Essential Bath Oil by Susanne Kaufmann

Produced in the hills of Austria’s Bregenz Forest Mountains, Susanne Kaufmann’s alpine products promote purity and self-care. Her world-renowned Essential Oil is made up of medicinal, mood-boosting ingredients spanning ylang-ylang, lavender and patchouli, presented in a smart glass bottle revealing a single sprig of rosemary. Simply pour this pleasurable oil in a steaming hot bath and wash any stresses away.

£50-£71, spacenk.com

Nc'nean Botanical Spirit

For those leaning more towards Galentine's Day, look to Scotland's first female-founded distillery, Nc'nean. Not quite a gin, nor a whisky, this organic hybrid is triple distilled in the Scottish highlands using wild foraged botanicals, including myrtle, heather and thyme. Serve with premium tonic and a dash of Angostura bitters for the perfect pour.

£30, ncnean.com

Hooded Shearling Jacket by Chloé

Because we defy anybody not to love this aviator-style jacket by Chloé, made from chunky shearling leather that will undoubtedly last longer than any relationship. With buckle fastenings and a super-soft, fluffy hood, this hero piece places a modern edge on the French brand's sweet girl aesthetic. 

£4,075, net-a-porter.com