There are some guys who go all out at Christmas time, with Rudolph jumpers and fake Santa beards, brandishing mistletoe and ‘ho ho ho-ing’ all over the shop. Others can behave quite Grinch-like (we all know at least one!) They complain if the tree is up too early, or roll their eyes when classic tunes from the likes of Wham, East-17 and Mariah Carey are played on the radio over and over again. But deep down, we know the truth – that although they wouldn’t probably admit it, they can’t get enough of the festivities (especially if it’s been a challenging year).
And spoiling them with a thoughtful gift on the morning of the 25th is pretty much the cherry on the Christmas pud. With the Perfume Shop’s varied selection of stunning scents to suit every budget, Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be the stressful, bank-account draining exercise so many of us have come to dread. Here are three fabulous, fragrant gifts to suit every budget…
Good things in a purse-friendly package
Beautiful scents don’t have to break the bank! Help him smarten up his grooming regime for the New Year with this dapper duo from beloved British label Ted Baker. The body wash and M Eau de Toilette boast a fragrance staring a dazzling medley of fresh and bright citrus notes, together with pepper and guaïac wood – which dries down to a base of smoky vetiver.
Classic scents to push the boat out a little
1 Million is one of the best-selling men’s fragrances on the planet and for good reason. It’s a great scent to wear in the colder months, with its rich, masculine bouquet featuring smoky, woody accords – with fresh top notes of grapefruit, blood orange and peppermint. This gift set features the original eau de toilette (in its iconic gold bullion-shaped bottle), together with a matching deodorant (a gym-bag essential). It also includes a mini travel fragrance, so he can top up while out and about without having to carry the full-sized bottle in his coat pocket!
Invest in a little luxury
If you want to spoil him with a designer classic, you can’t go wrong with Dior Sauvage – the ultimate gent’s scent! Originally created in 1966, but more recently imagined for the modern man, this concoction has stood the test of time thanks to its dapper bouquet of jasmine and citrus notes, which due to the unique formulation, has a freshness and sweetness that lasts all day. The name means ‘wild or savage’ allowing him to channel his inner cave dude while smelling sublime! This gift set includes both full size and travel versions, so he’ll have one for home and one for the office.