Has your significant other been dropping hints about really wanting a new perfume this Christmas? Or perhaps you and your family have decided to do secret Santa? Whoever you are buying gifts for this year, our perfumes under £50 prove that great presents don’t always come with a luxury price tag. Take a peek at our round up of the best budget-friendly fragrances that are sure to take pride of place under any Christmas tree this year.
I Want Choo by Jimmy Choo
Give a special someone a gift that’ll make them feel fabulous from head to toe with Jimmy Choo’s dazzling scent, I Want Choo. Featuring pops of peach, jasmine, and vanilla, this sultry amber scent embodies the spirit of fun that will elevate any Christmas social event, whether that’s a festive movie marathon with your BFF or a romantic date night under the mistletoe with your other half.
God is a Woman by Ariana Grande
Move over, Britney, there’s a new bestselling celebrity scent in town. Ariana Grande’s fragrance hit God is a Woman is sure to be one of the most requested presents from Arianators and sweet-scent lovers alike. They’ll love the fresh notes of pear, Turkish rose, and vanilla. You’ll love that it comes in at under £50.
Dot by Marc Jacobs
Playful, fresh, and endlessly versatile, it’s no wonder Dot by Marc Jacobs tops our bestsellers list this time of year. Perfect for those hard-to-read giftees or as Secret Santa surprise, this is the go-to perfume for Christmas that won’t let you down. From the gorgeous butterfly-adorned bottle to the uplifting fruity notes of red berries, dragon fruit, and coconut water, the wow factor is covered.
Super Gorgeous! by Michael Kors
Looking for a scent that will make your recipient feel fabulous with each spritz? Say hello to Super Gorgeous by Michael Kors. The brand’s signature white floral bouquet (think jasmine, tuberose) meets a sultry tobacco accord and rich amber dry down for a fearlessly bold and uplifting scent. We love the hidden ‘Hello Gorgeous’ affirmation that can be found under the lid – the perfect way to put a pep in their step every single day from Christmas and beyond.
Be Delicious by DKNY
With the Y2K revival still going strong (hello butterfly clips and low-rise jeans), there’s never been a better time for a throwback scent. Cue DKNY’s cult classic Be Delicious. The iconic apple-shaped bottle and playful fruity notes will bring back all the nostalgic feelings of the early noughties, while the scent’s versatility will have them reaching for it day and night this festive season!
Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss
Looking for a ticks-all-the-boxes scent for secret Santa that doesn’t blow the £50 budget? From your brother-in-law to your grandad, Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss is a scent that all can appreciate. Featuring a balance of fresh and fruity apple top notes with a vibrating harmony of sandalwood, cedar, and vetiver at the base. It’s sure to become their new everyday go-to.
Eros by Versace
Inspired by the God of Love, Eros by Italian powerhouse Versace is irresistible in more ways than one. Whether they fall for the instant freshness of mint, lemon, and apple at first spray, or the sensual tonka bean, vanilla, and oakmoss as it dries down, it’s got head-turning powers they’ll appreciate come date night under the mistletoe. Did we mention the price tag is tempting too?
D by Diesel
Described by the brand ‘as universal as a pair of jeans,’ D by Diesel was made to be worn by everyone. A shining example of what sustainability in the fragrance space looks like, this vegan, refillable, socially conscious scent makes a statement in more ways than one – think sustainably sourced notes (lavender, vanilla) and a responsible approach to packaging and design. It’s a scent with an eye to the future, perfect for sparking conversations come Christmas day.
Legend by Mont Blanc
An example of refined luxury (at a more affordable price point) Legend by Mont Blanc is the ultimate indulgence for the man in your life. A refreshing Fougere fragrance starts with a mood-boosting hit of pineapple leaf and Italian bergamot before a woody-floral heart takes it into the moodier, earthier territory. Perfect for the mysterious man who’s a legend in his own right (and we don’t mean Santa!)
Red by Lacoste
Looking for a scent for a sports lover? You can’t go wrong with the classic Red by Lacoste. While the bottle has had a recent glow-up, the scent remains the same Red you know and love. We’re talking energising notes of apple, maclura fruit, and jasmine, laced with woody tones of cinnamon, cedar and patchouli. It’s a surefire crowd pleaser, whatever the gifting occasion, for a good reason!
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