Words: Lauren Carbran
Do you remember your worst Christmas gift? Maybe it was Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer socks or a fluffy scarf that was probably re-gifted to you (sigh). Well, it’s time to call a stop to Christmas gifts that get pushed to the back of a cupboard and start giving presents that touch the heartstrings. The answer to your prayers is fragrance – and this is why it’s the best Christmas gift…
FRAGRANCE IS THE MOST PERSONAL PRESENT
There’s nothing better than receiving a present that someone has thought long and hard about. It makes you happy and appreciate the gift-giver even more. And as perfume is so personal, it’s up there with the most thoughtful gifts. Want to give your loved one a Christmas perfume this year? Opting for their signature, everyday fragrance is a good pick, or the latest launch from their favourite brand. Alternatively, choose perfume based on their personality. Fun and bubbly? A fruity fragrance like Michael Kors Sparkling Blush for her (lychee and pear) and Ralph Lauren Polo Red Rush for him (apple and mandarin) are just what they need. Oh, and go one step further and get their Christmas gift engraved with a special message.
2. THEY ACTUALLY NEED IT
Perfume is a daily beauty essential, so by gifting a Christmas perfume, it doesn’t only show you care, but you’re also saving them a shopping trip. Oh, and more importantly, you’re giving them something they really need. This makes the gift receiver feel ultra-special, which is how we want all our loved ones to feel at Christmas, right? Go one step further and treat them to one of our best-selling perfume gift sets, like the Mugler Alien gift set for her, which contains a signature scent (orange blossom and jasmine), body lotion and mini 10ml pocket spray.
3. PERFUME MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD
The ingredients of perfume can have psychological benefits. According to the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, scents can help relieve stress and boost confidence. So take note of scents with roses (uplifting qualities) like Lancôme La Vie Est Belle En Rose for her, lavender (calming effect) in Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Infinite and liquorice (which makes you feel happy) in Diesel Only The Brave Street for him. Not only will they love receiving the scent, but they’ll feel amazing once they spritz it. Winning!
READY TO DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING?
Grab an incredible scent now for the best Christmas present yet.