Looking for some Christmas gift ideas to top last year’s? A signature scent is all you need. How so? Well, it’s something you can gift to a friend, loved one or yourself, and it’s a perfume that can be worn and enjoyed day in, day out, well beyond Christmas. Whether you’re buying for him or for her, follow out expert guide to the best signature scents to gift this festive season, whatever the recipient’s personality or perfume preference. Check out our round-up of Christmas perfume well worth snapping up.
HUGO BOSS BOSS BOTTLED FOR HIM
Described as ‘the power and elegance of a suit in a bottle’, this Hugo Boss fragrance will fit the suave businessmen in your life. Launched 20 years ago, it has stood the test of time. Blended inside the flacon are notes of citrus, cloves and woods muddled with aromas of amber and musk. If you’re seeking a Christmas perfume to take you into other seasons, this has to be on your list. Want to go one step further? Get it engraved with a personal message for a gift they’ll never forget.
MARC JACOBS DAISY FOR HER
Launched in 2007, Marc Jacobs Daisy is as wearable today as it was then. Not only is the bottle a fun statement to have on any #shelfie, the juice inside is just as playful to wear. Spritzed onto skin, you instantly get bright notes of wild berries and soft violet that dry down to expose a velvety, succulent accord of jasmine and sandalwood for a warm, sensual hug of a scent. Any Marc Jacobs perfume is a good bet for Christmas, but this one is exceptionally versatile.
GUCCI GUILTY FOR HER
This floral, oriental Gucci perfume has a bohemian vibe. Citrus and lilac are woven with heady patchouli oils to create Gucci Guilty – and the fragrance speaks volumes. Not for shrinking violets, this scent is an expression of fearlessness and unapologetic femininity. If you’re feeling bold and loud, or know someone who is, grab this for Christmas.
CALVIN KLEIN CK ETERNITY WOMAN FOR HER
A sophisticated, clean scent, CK Eternity Woman is a timeless classic inspired by a diamond wedding band (which is why it’s a top Christmas perfume on our list). Incredibly romantic, this floral perfume has notes of mandarin and freesia. A bouquet of flowers – lily of the valley, violet and spicy carnation – bloom on the skin, while sandalwood lasts softly and warmly for hours. Sublime.
LACOSTE L.12.12 BLANC FOR HIM
For the sporty, yet stylish, man this Christmas, Lacoste L.12.12. Blanc is a winner. It’s the essence of a classic Lacoste Polo shirt, bottled. Clean and crisp, it mingles uplifting grapefruit, earthy tuberose absolute and warm suede with sweet yet sturdy cedar wood.
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