Perfumers are expanding the idea of what's sexy in fragrance, combining notes in surprising ways that have the allure of the unfamiliar. Bright bergamot and white musk pair intriguingly with heady orchid in Annick Goutal Nuit et Confidences ($190 for 3.4 ounces; US.AnnickGoutal.com). Date nights are more enticing with the Indian ginger and Turkish tobacco leafin By Terry Délectation Splendide ($220 for 3.4 ounces; Barneys.com). Giorgio Armani Sì Passione ($116 for 3.4 ounces; ArmaniBeauty.co.uk) blends rose and jasmine with sensual woods and adds the zip of pink pepper. And Aura Mugler ($125 for 3 ounces; Mugler.com) gives fresh botanicals—rhubarb leaf, orange blossom—a sultry twist with bourbon vanilla. Treat yourself to one of these jewel-tone gems this Valentine's Day!

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