With so many fragrances out there to choose from this festive season, we’ve rounded up a selection of our absolute favourites in one handy Christmas gift guide for you all to browse through. With scents that are perfect for women of all ages, you are sure to find some inspiration here for gifting and winter fragrance wear.
My Burberry Black Parfum – we loved this scent so much that we gave it a full Burberry Black review recently. My Burberry Black perfume follows the same codes of craftsmanship, innovation and appreciation of the iconic Heritage Trench Coat.
An intense and sensual reinterpretation by renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and Christopher Bailey, My Burberry Black travels back to a London garden amidst a gathering storm; heavy rain contrasting with the warm and captivating flora. This scent is absolutely perfect for winter and is wonderful for those looking for something luxurious and sophisticated to make a statement. My Burberry Black is priced at at £65.00 (50ml) £92.00 (90ml) from various online and high-street stores including https://uk.burberry.com or at John Lewis online.
Giorgio Armani Si Eau de Parfum – a sensual chypre with a harmonious balance between powerful absolutes and beautiful essences. The noble ingredients of Sì Le Parfum unleash their highly seductive ambery notes.
Its captivating nectar is enhanced by bergamot essence like a luminous ode to the Italy of Giorgio Armani. The delicately blended heart notes of frankincense and jasmine absolute are softened by fruity velvety accents of osmanthus absolute. The amber accord intensifies with the unforgettable vanilla and patchouli essence, that wraps the skin in a radiant warmth. This scent is luxurious, warm and absolutely perfect for the festive months ahead. If you are looking to splash out on a perfume that will be cherished then this is the perfect option. Priced at £ 115.00 for 40ml from Boots, various department stores/online and www.armanibeauty.co.uk
DKNY Fresh Blossom Crystallized – Inspired by the sparkles and shine of New York City skyline, this holiday, DKNY brings you a new festive limited edition fragrance – DKNY Fresh Blossom Crystallized Apple with a sparkling fruity floral scent.
This fresh, bright and feminine scent is wonderful to wear on crisp winter days and would make the perfect gift for friends and family. Perfect for teenagers and women of all ages. It is a versatile and stylish gift or stocking filler. Priced at £39 (50ml) from www.theperfumeshop.com
Michael Kors Wonderlust – Captivating, confident, and always sexy, Wonderlust evokes a lust for life where beauty, spontaneity and sensuality are the ultimate destination. Deeply romantic, it’s a fragrance inspired by the exotic, the unexpected and the unknown.
Michael Kors have released some beautiful scents lately and Wonderlust is no exception. This fragrance would be perfect for Christmas gifting and could also add a playful edge when worn to any of those rapidly approaching festive parties. Priced at £42 (30ml) from Superdrug and various retailers nationwide.
Replica ‘Lipstick On’ Maison Margiela – Inspired by the collection of clothing and accessories, the ‘Replica’ perfume collection was launched in 2012. Each of the eight perfumes instantly evokes images, impressions and emotions that echo the collective unconscious as well as our own personal history. A partially-opened door inside an intimate apartment. Hidden from view, a woman puts the finishing touches on her makeup. A delicate cloud of rice powder. Crimson red lips.
It is inspired by her graceful gestures, a nocturnal ritual in front of her dressing table mirror. Its ‘juice’ captures this voluptuous moment by playing up the contrast between an intense red lipstick and a soft rice powder. An airy, powdery, solid Iris perfume meets with sensual Galbanum notes on a Vanilla Bourbon and Absolute Tonka Bean base. These fragrances are absolutely stunning and ‘lipstick On’ would make a gorgeous Christmas gift! You could even pick out something from their scent collection to perfectly match someone’s personality. We featured ‘Beach Walk’ in a summer article here and it was just as captivating! Priced at £85 for 100ml at John Lewis.
‘The Girl’ Tommy Hilfiger – Introducing The Girl, a new fragrance by Tommy Hilfiger. Rock the boat with this addictive new fragrance that captures the fresh sea air and exhilarating crispness. Energize the senses with a burst of juicy pear that is illuminated by sparkling violet.
This scent is a refreshing, cool and clean. The perfect scent to spritz yourself with as the weather turns colder! A versatile gift idea for all ages, Tommy Hilfiger is priced at budget friendly £35 for 100ml. Available nationwide and at Boots.
Estee Lauder Modern Muse Nuit – Inspired by opulence and intrigue, Modern Muse Nuit explores the deeper, nocturnal, more addictive side of a Modern Muse. The Floral Woody Oriental scent blends sophisticated florals with creamy woods for an extraordinary scent that is lushly vibrant yet luxuriously warm. Delivering the olfactive embodiment of glamour, mystery and compelling sensuality, the innovative “dual-impression” fragrance structure allows women to experience the fragrance through two contrasting accords.
Modern Muse Nuit is another perfect example of brands getting it right when they release a new take on a scent. This is wonderfully sensual and warm, without being overbearing or sickly. The fragrance is perfect for both daytime and evening wear and would make a great Christmas gift. Estée Lauder Modern Muse Nuit Eau de Parfum is available at Estée Lauder counters nationwide, www.esteelauder.co.uk and major airports. Priced at £50 for 30ml.
So First Van Cleef & Arpels – A love story, the intimate bond between a woman and her fragrance. Her deep and captivating look is full of poetry. A sleek & graceful reinterpretation of the original First. Inspired by the snowflake earrings from the White Diamond High Collection.
This makes the perfect gift idea for your wife, partner, mum or best friend! A delicious floriental; So fresh, with sparkling Bergamot & Magnolia; So elegant, with a floral heart of Freesia, Jasmine petals & Frangipani blossom. Sensual tones with intense Bourbon Vanilla & Sandalwood give a warmer edge. EDP 30ml SRP £32.00. Available in stores nationwide and at John Lewis.
Bonbon Couture Viktor & Rolf – Bonbon Couture by Viktor & Rolf is an even more opulent, intense interpretation of Bonbon. The all encompassing sensory experience of the fragrance is enriched, the ritual enhanced and the ceremonious pursuit of pleasure acutely heightened.
If you are a fan of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb then you are going to fall head over heels for Bonbon Couture. This fragrance is playful, feminine and musky with a stunning bottle to match. Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Couture is a gorgeous Christmas gift or the perfect treat to pamper yourself with this festive season. Available here. Prices start at £57 for 30ml Eau de Parfum.
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