Underlying any man’s hunt for a Valentine’s Day bouquet is—let’s be honest here—the promise of sex. I can’t imagine sending Alexis a more explicit come-on than the “corset bouquet” ($225) from Belle Fleur. You’ve got heart-shaped fiddlehead ferns; wrapping tissue sprayed with house-made fragrance; a bushy array of pinker-than-pink peonies; and the coup de grâce, a pink satin ribbon stitched up Frederick’s of Hollywood style through the vase’s brown suede sleeve. This bouquet doesn’t mince words—that approach might work for some guys, but I’m not one of them. 134 Fifth Ave., nr. 18th St.; 212-254-8703.
The Find: Flower Bouquets
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Published on Jan 25, 2007 as a web exclusive.