10 fantastic fragrances that will make perfect Christmas gifts
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Perfume gives us a sense of normality – those recognisable scents that make us feel more like…well, us! So, in the face of 2020, where our normal daily excursions have fallen to the lounge-wear, Zoom call wayside, The Perfume Shop has teamed up with Mark Wright to provide a platform for customers to express their true personality and individuality.
So, whether your gifting recipient is usually the life and soul of the party, or the quiet creative-type, we’ve hand-picked some of the best fragrances that’ll truly help them express who they are on the inside.
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1. For the one who wants to be remembered
One of the most recognisable scents on this list - by name and smell - Marc Jacobs Daisy is a fresh mix of wild berries and white violet, with a base of sandalwood and heart note of jasmine infusion. It’s a floral fragrance that is ideal for those who like to leave lingering memories, long after they’ve left a room.
What you get: This gift set has an Eau de Toilette Spray (50ml), Body Lotion (75ml) and Shower Gel (75ml), all the key ingredients you need to feel and smell fantastic.
2. For the one who radiates class
While floral notes add a soft and feminine feel to this perfume, Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent infuses black coffee into the fragrance’s composition, giving it an undeniably confident energy. The scent is perfectly suited to anyone who owns who they are and for that special someone who brings a certain finesse to everything they do.
What you get: Comprising an Eau de Parfum Spray (50ml) and two tubes of Body Lotion (50ml), Black Opium is one of Yves Saint Laurent’s signature fragrances and has a beautiful floral gourmand scent which is complemented by aromas of black coffee and vanilla. Other scents include orange blossom with a base of patchouli and white musk.
3. For the one who likes to make a statement
Coming in one of the most striking perfume bottles we have seen, Mugler Alien is a fantastic fragrance that embodies a floral scent of jasmine, combined with woody and amber notes. This is the ideal fragrance for those who want to be noticed, for all the right reasons.
What you get: The gift set comes with an Eau de Parfum Refillable Spray (30ml), Body Lotion (50ml) and a Perfuming Brush that is ideal for perfume top-ups throughout the day, plus it’s 15ml of extra scent!
4. For the one who lives for luxury
With its striking diamond-shaped bottle and gold colouring, this is a gift set for that special person in your life who is worth a million dollars and someone who embodies the ‘work hard, play hard’ energy. The fragrance has a scent that exudes glamour and success, with white flowers, raspberry, orange blossom and a note of jasmine and honey.
What you get: A fantastic package for anyone who wants the finer things in life, you get an Eau de Parfum Spray (50ml), Eau de Parfum Travel Spray (10ml) and Body Lotion (75ml)
5. For the one who has a golden touch
The gold-standard of men’s fragrances, Paco Rabanne 1 Million is an excellent gift for those with the Midas touch. Formulated with spicy leather, peppermint and blood mandarin in the top and base notes, Paco Rabanne adds a decadent mix of rose, musk and cinnamon at the scent’s heart to create a powerful blend for anyone on the scent of success.
What you get: This gift set comes complete with an Eau de Toilette Spray (50ml), Eau de Toilette Travel Spray (10ml) and a Deodorant Spray (150ml) – perfect for those who are constantly on the go.
6. For the one who like to stay classy
No gift guide would be complete without a bottle of Hugo Boss. Here you get a classic woody blend of sandalwood, cedarwood and olivewood with citrus and cinnamon notes that slowly unfolds throughout the day.
What you get: A dynamic duo of an Eau De Toilette Spray 50ml and Deodorant Spray (150ml).
7. For the one who’s like lightning in a bottle
You know just what you are going to get with Carolina Herrera Bad Boy. Straight from the striking lightning bolt bottle, comes a fragrance that’s packed with boldness, from its white and pink pepper top notes, to its cocoa base and cedarwood heart. It’s an ideal gift for those who want a stunning scent, housed in a fantastic, original bottle.
What you get: This gift set contains an Eau de Toilette Spray (50ml) in that brilliantly shaped bottle, an Eau de Toilette Mini (5ml) and a Deodorant Spray (100ml).
8. For the one who’s a romantic at heart
A personal favourite, the Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier comes in the iconic torso shaped bottle with a striped jersey and the fragrance inside. Even 15 years on, the scent is just as fresh as it was when first released. Mint and cardamom make way for sandalwood and vanilla while at the heart is a brilliant punchy lavender, orange blossom and cinnamon mix.
What you get: This gift set includes everything an old romantic needs to smell great, including an Eau de Toilette Spray (75ml), Eau de Toilette Travel Spray (10ml) and a Deodorant Spray (150ml).
9. For the one who lives in the moment
‘I am what I live’ is the tagline for Armani’s superb fragrance My Way which makes this a great gift for those who have a sense of adventure and love to live in the moment. This is a fantastic floral scent, with orange blossom, cedarwood, vanilla and jasmine all combining beautifully.
What you get: A 50ml refillable bottle of the perfume. The bottle is utterly striking and instantly recognisable, thanks to its jewel-like stopper and pink hues.
10. For the one who’s a perfectionist
The second Marc Jacobs fragrance on this list and it’s, well, Perfect. Combining notes of rhubarb, daffodil, as well as a heart of almond milk and a finish of cedarwood and cashmeran, this new Marc Jacobs fragrance creates a wonderful harmony of floral and smooth notes and is one of the most original scents around right now.
What you get: A 50ml bottle of the fragrance that comes with one of the best lids we have seen, that’s made up of wonderful objects such as a bow, a ballet shoe, banana and star.
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